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Chabad of Simi Valley
 Matzah Baking Keeps Kids Engaged & Involved 
Photograph: Simi Valley Acorn Screen Shot
As Sammie Spasoff rolled out a piece of dough to make matzah, she thought about the recent celebration of her bat mitzvah and the connections she feels to her grandmother and greatgrandmother ■ more
    
 
Rohr Chabad U of Georgia
 Bais Chabad Provides Genetic Testing 
Photograph: Gabi Rosenthal
JScreen, a company that focuses on testing Jewish people for genetic disorders, visited the Rohr Chabad House at the University of Georgia to provide services free for students April 10.JScreen screened the first 50 Jewish UGA students for free. The test normally costs $99 with health insurance and upward of $1,000 without ■ more
    
 
Bais Chabad Bay Ridge
 Ridgites Make Passover Staple 
Photograph: Georgine Benvenuto/ Brooklyn Daily

Budding young bakers got a taste of the Jewish matzoh-making tradition ahead of the Passover holiday at the Chabad of Bay Ridge on April 10. Kids learned every step to make the traditional flat-bread memorialized in the story of the Jews’ flight from Egypt. The synagogue’s rabbi called the day a living religious lesson. “It’s an opportunity to learn the reason behind the matzoh,” Rabbi Tvzi Stroh said. “Not just how the matzoh itself is made — but what’s behind it ■ more

    
 
25 Years of Shlichus
 Two Thousand Gether for Hakhel with Fried 
2000 people packed the Kharkov Opera Theater for an amazing Hakhel-Unity concert with the King of Jewish music - Avraham Fried ! From all over Ukraine - Sumy, ,Poltava and even as far as Kiev people traveled by car, bus and trains to take part in the evening of unity and song. The event was the culmination of a grand Hakhel tour in Ukraine and was in honor of 25 years of Jewish revival in Kharkov with the arrival of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's Shluchim a quarter of a century ago ■ more
    
 
"A Dinner Darf Mehn Hoben"
 Oholei Torah Celebrates Annual Dinner 

The annual Dinner events for Oholei Torah have been more than a tradition or fundraising event. The annual event was given special recognition by the Rebbe on various occasions. Each year the Rebbe sent a letter with a message and brochos to the participants. On one occasion the Rebbe inquired about the time the Dinner would end ■ more

    
 
Volodomyr Groysman Makes History
 Ukraine Elects Jewish Prime Minister 
For the first time in its history, Ukraine has a Jewish Prime Minister. Volodymyr Groysman was elected this morning by the Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, after former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stepped down amid corruption allegations ■ Mr. Groysman was formerly the mayor of Vinnitza in central Ukraine, and a close friend of the Shliach and chief rabbi of that city, Rabbi Shaul HaLevi Horowitz ■ more
    
 
Never Too Late
 "It Never Crossed My Mind to Be a Rabbi" 
Photograph: Jewishnews.net.au
Shmuel (Sidney) Morris has received his rabbinical ordination – at the age of 68!The retired university academic elected to obtain an online semicha through a Chabad program based in Minnesota ■ He noted that the schedule of written and oral examinations was “rigorous”, particularly when he had to complete an oral examination over Skype with a rabbi in Toronto from 2-7am Melbourne time ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Metzorah: Purifying Ourselves from Negativity 
Shturem.org presents Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's weekly brief Parsha shiur. This week, Parshas Metzorah, Rabbi Minkowicz addresses the question "How can we purify ourselves from negativity ■ more
    
 
CKids - Tzivos Hashem
 FreedoMan, Tzivos Hashem Superhero is Back 
FreedoMan, the CKids - Tzivos Hashem Lego Superhero, is back! Children at model seders from the Hague in the Netherlands to London, UK, and across North America, are heatedly competing in the Freedom Challenge, under the able directorship of FreedoMan. In the Freedom Challenge, children rid themselves of Chometz and prepare for Pesach with exciting competition ■ more
    
 
Bais Chabad Savyon
 Hundreds Participate in Model Seder 
Photograph: Shneur Schiff
A large crowd of schoolchildren participated in a pre-Pesach model seder hosted by the Bais Chabad of Savyon, headed by Rabbi Shmuel Bistritzky. Each step of the seder was explained and illustrated by Rabbi Bistritzky, who was accompanied by actor Oded Mainster and vocalist Simcha Friedman ■ more
    
 
Odessa, Ukraine
 Jewish Communities Unite for Hakhel 

 The Jewish community of Odessa, Ukraine, headed by Shliach Rabbi Avrohom Wolf and Rabbi Shlomo Bakst, hosted a Hakhel unity concert starring R' Avrohom Fried, at the Odessa Hall. Thousands of Odessa's Jewish residents were inspired and uplifted by Fried's rendition of traditional chassidic Jewish songs ■ more

    
 
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Tanya Perek 13: The Beinoni 
Shturem presents Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz's  popular Tanya shiur in English. In this week's shiur, Rabbi Minkowicz teaches Perek 13, focusing on the Beinoni ■ more  
    
 
Beis Nissan
 The Chozer Farbrengs with Tmimim 
Photograph: Shturem/NY
Last night (Monday), chozer Rabbi Yoel Kahan farbreneged with the Tmimim in honor of Bais Nissan, the Yohrtzeit - Hilulo of the Rebbe RaShaB, Nishmoso Eden. The farbrengen took place in the small Zal in 770 ■ more
    
 
"Ich Gey in Himmel"
 2 Nissan: Yom Hilulo of The Rebbe RaShab 

Today, Beis Nissan, is the yahrzeit of the Rebbe RaShab. The Rebbe RaShab wrote and delivered some 2,000 maamarim during his lifetime. The Rebbe RaShab was born in the White Russian town of Lubavitch in 5621. After the histalkus of his father, the Rebbe MaHaRash, he assumed the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch and became the fifth Nosi ■ more

    
 
International Sefer Hamitzvos
 Over 1,400 Gather for Chidon Game Show 
Over 1,400 people gathered today in the School of the Deaf Auditorium to watch contestants display the knowledge they have accumulated over months of intensive studying and test-taking. The stage was set with a huge 20-foot LED screen, colored lighting and surround sound, and a game show created specially for the Chidon event, making each contestant feel like a celebrity ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 The Rebbe RaShaB and Moshiach 
THE REBBE RASHAB and MOSHIACH ...On Simchas Torah 5661 the Rebbe Rashab spoke the famous Sicha regarding the founding of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim ; He said that the purpose of its founding was to set up “soldiers go out to the wars of the house of Dovid” (Shabbos 56a) - to illuminate the whole world, and to keep strong the faith in Moshiach’s coming - in a time when “Your enemies have disgraced, that they have disgraced the footsteps of Your anointed ■ more
    

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