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The Wellness Institute, a new mental health organization created by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and focused on young people, became a critical supplier of training and materials to the Jewish community during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, with the need for such services still in high demand, it plans to produce more materials and help to set up local clinical boards, Rabbi Efraim Mintz, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s executive director, told eJewishPhilanthropy.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2021
In 1922, a few years before he fled the Soviet Union, the sixth Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson petitioned the Russian government to return 35 crates of books they had seized years earlier. The books had been passed down to his father, Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneerson, by his grandfather and had belonged collectively to generations of Lubavitch Hasidim going back to Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady, who began the collection in the 18th century. The Soviet government did not return the books, and for almost a century they remained on the shelves of the Lenin public library in Moscow. But this month the Russian State Library will finish scanning and putting online the more than 4,500 books in the Schneerson Collection, making them accessible to everyone in the world at the click of a mouse.
Updated: Jun. 28, 2017
The happy boys danced, sang, cheered for their teachers and even jumped on tables when the head of school called their classroom by name. While the enthusiastic pupils have been learning together daily for three months, they were only seeing their teachers and fellow students in person for the first time – the boys, ages six to 14, spend up to six and a half hours a day together, where they participate in Chabad Shluchim (emissaries) Online School. The young yeshiva students who came to Brooklyn on November 23, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day in America – to participate in a “Day of Celebration” were from Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, England, Sweden, Norway, and places in the United States such as Tennessee, Rhode Island, Iowa and Alaska. The boys were accompanying their fathers attending the 5,000-person International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries
Updated: Feb. 13, 2017
This past Friday saw the grand dedication of a brand new Jewish Center in the far-eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, a major Pacific port city on the Sea of Japan, close to the China and North Korea borders. The classically-designed structure houses a beautiful synagogue, a Jewish school, rooms for Torah study, a religious library, an elegant mikvah, and a social services center.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2015
The annual global conference of Chabad emissaries, or shluchim, will begin at week's end in New York City. About 3,500 shluchim are expected to take part, and to discuss matters at the center of Jewish life worldwide. Ahead of the conference, the World Headquarters for Chabad shluchim has provided some numbers regarding this ever-growing unique mechanism, which was put in motion by the late Lubavicher Rebbe, in order to provide warm corners of hospitality for Jews all over the globe. The total number of Chabad shluchim worldwide is currently at 4,325, and they operate in 86 countries, in about 3,500 Chabad Houses and other Jewish institutions.
Updated: Nov. 11, 2015
Hundreds are expected to attend this week's opening in Novosibirsk of the Beit Menachem Center. An open-air concert by Israeli musicians will be featured at the opening ceremony of what is being called the largest Jewish community center in Siberia, Russia.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
Further expanding on the services available to Jewish students worldwide and those studying abroad, the Chabad on Campus International Foundation recently announced that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries would soon be opening new European campus operations. The new centers in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and other countries will offer programming such as Torah classes, Sabbath meals and holiday services in the local language.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012
After 50 years without organized Jewish educational options, parents in the Serbian capital of Belgrade are ecstatic following this summer’s grand opening of a preschool by the country’s resident Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries. Eight children currently make up the preschool’s inaugural class, but there are plans for larger classes in the future.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
In a special to The Jewish Week, Rabbi David Eliezrie of the North County Chabad Center in Yorba Linda, CA, explains why Chabad's 350 Hebrew supplementary schools around the US are growing and drawing more students as described in the Avi Chai Foundation report of last year authored by Dr. Jack Wertheimer.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2010
In Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, a new synagogue stands. Above the synagogue, built by a donation of Eurasia Jewish Congress President Alexander Machkevich, dwells the family of Chabad emissary Rabbi Yehuda Kubalkin. There, in one of the world's most remote Jewish communities, he tries to connect the remnant of Kazakhstan's Jews with their tradition.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2009