B"H Wednesday, 28 Iyar 5777 | May 24 2017
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From Cemeteries to Celebration:
 Jewish Students Spend Spring Break in Berlin 
Photograph: Bentzi Sasson

Rabbi Dovid Teichtel of Illini Chabad joins his brother Rabbi Yehuda Tiechtel, Director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Berlin, in leading 18 Jewish students to display Jewish pride in Berlin. While their colleagues were spending Spring Break in warmer climates, 18 Jewish students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign traveled to Berlin for a week long Alternative Spring Break ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 Toronto Event Explores the "Early Years" 
Nearly Two hundred-fifty men and women gathered on a Sunday evening at Chabad of Flamingo’s beautiful Ballroom in North Toronto for an exclusive presentation of the story behind the recently released and highly acclaimed “Early Years” book, produced by JEM and published by Kehot Publication Society ■ more
    
 
Kinus Rabbincal Centre of Europe
 Day Two: Tour and Event with Rome Kehilla 
Photograph: Itzik Belinitzky, Rome

The second day of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe conference found the Rabbonim and Shluchim visiting the Great Synagogue in Rome and ancient Jewish Museum housed in the basement, with its vast collection of Judaica and artifacts. ■ After the tour, the delegates participated in a special event with the Jewish population of Rome ■ more 

    
 
Rabbincal Centre of Europe
 Italy: 150 Rabbonim & Shluchim Convene 
Photograph: Itzik Belinitzky

150 Rabbonim and Shluchim are convening in Italy at the annual Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) Conference. The delegates will participate in lectures, shiurim, workshops and festive meals. Rabbi Aryeh Goldberg, vice-chairman of the RCE, opened the kinus, followed by Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Chazan from Rome ■ more

    
 
Purim 5777
 Cheder Lubavitch in Paris Masquerades 
Photograph: M. Lubecki
The students at Cheder Lubavitch in Paris dressed up in their Purim costumes for a day of fun, in ruchnius and gashmiyus ■ photo gallery
    
 
Paris, France
 2,000 at Annual Beis Lubavitch Dinner 
Photograph: Yaakov Guez
Over 2,000 guests took part in Beis Lubavitch of Paris' annual gala dinner and fundraising auction. The dinner and auction benefit the many Chabad Houses and mosdos under the auspices of Beis Lubavitch ■ Each participant received a special teshurah - a Megillah, translated into French and annotated with The Rebbe's biurim ■ more
    
 
Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Rabbi Chaim Mayer Minkowitz, OB"M 
Photograph: CHI
With great sadness we regret to inform of the passing of R’ Chaim Mayer Minkowitz OBM, a longtime member of the Chabad Lubavitch community of Montreal. The levaya will pass by the Lubavitch Yeshiva Montreal, the Ohel in Queens. Final resting place will be at Har Hazeisim Yerusholayim Ir Hakodesh. Levaye times will be announced ■ more
    
 
CKids Toronto
 PM Trudeau Encourages Unity Event 
On Sunday, the16th of Shvat, CKids International hosted a Day of Unity, bringing together children from ten communities across the greater Toronto area ■ Students of each Hebrew School joined in celebration of Jewish identity, pride, education, and the power of children to make a difference ■ more
    
 
Rabbi & Mrs. Chanan Chernitsky
 New Shluchim Enlist in The Rebbe's Army 
Photograph: Chabad.org
New Shluchim have joined The Rebbe's Army of Shluchim. Rabbi and Mrs. Chanan Chernitsky are opening a Bais Chabad in Newfoundland, a remote Canadian island. They will be serving the Jewish population of 500 ■ more
    
 
Photo of the Day
 Shliach Surprises PM with Rebbe Photo 
Photograph: Screen Shot
This morning during a visit to the Central Synagogue in Sydney, Australia, Rabbi Levi Wolff presented Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a picture of him with the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Bibi then proudly showed it to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and recalled what the Rebbe had said to him ■ more
    
 
Video of the Day
 Poltava Rov's Niggun at Altneuschul 
The Tmimim from Antwerp sang the haunting "Poltava Rov's Nigun" at the Altneuschul in Prague, where they visited during their recent European trip ■ more 
    
 
Photo Gallery
 Antwerp Tmimim Conclude European Tour 
 The students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Antwerp, Belgium, young Shluchim from all around Europe and the former USSR, spent an inspiring and uplifting Shabbos in Budapest, Hungary, together with the yeshiva staff and hosted by the local Shluchim ■ more
    
 
CTeen INTL
 CTeen Chapters Countdown to NYC Shabbaton 
As the CTeen INTL Shabbaton draws closer, chapters from around the world have begun preparing for the momentous and record breaking weekend. The 9th annual CTeen Shabbaton, which will take place IY”H 27-30 Shevat, is expected to draw over 2,000 teens, shluchim, and chaperones ■ more
    
 
Chabad on Campus
 Lamdeni: 109 Students Go to Yeshiva 
Chabad on Campus International has reported that during the fall and winter semesters alone, 109 students from 42 universities have attended Jewish learning programs with the assistance of their Lamdeni Initiative. The students spend at least three weeks in learning programs based in Israel and the United States ■ more
    
 
First Stop: Prague
 Antwerp Tmimim on Historic European Trip 
Tmimim studying in Tomchei Tmimim Antwerp set out on a unique trip across Europe. Their first stop was Prague, where they davened at the kever of the MaHaRal, ancestor of the Alter Rebbe. At the gravesite they sang the nigun of the Three Tenuos and chazzered a Sicha about the MaHaRaL ■ more 
    
 
Mivtza Sheva Mitzvos
 Jamaica: Shliach Joins Fight Against Crime 
Photograph: The Gleaner

Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, co-director of Chabad of Jamaica, said the community, which numbers approximately 350 islandwide, is appalled by the senseless bloodshed and is convinced that education, coupled with a greater connection to G-d, will help to solve the problem. "With G-d willing, we are reaching out to schools across Jamaica with the intent to start giving lectures and presentations about the seven Noahide, or Universal, Laws ■ more

    

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