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Ontario Campus Shluchos Reconnect and Reinspire

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm
Posted by Mrs. Shaina Rosenfeld

At university campuses across the country students got a break from classes and midterm exams in late February. The week long break, known as Reading Week, allows the students to catch up on work, studying, sleep, or a bit of sunshine. There was one group of campus related people that used this time to regroup, refresh and reconnect as well- the shluchos of Chabad on Campus in Ontario.

Chabad on Campus-Canada has 16 on-site Chabad Houses across the country- from Dalhousie University in Halifax to University of British Columbia in Vancouver- with 10 of them situated in Ontario. A home away from home for every Jewish student on campus, the Chabad Rabbis and Rebbetzins open their doors and hearts to the students who call their local... ( Read More » )

West Coast Shabbaton gathers many together

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 9:13 am
Posted by Alexander Knopow

Steve Riback, otherwise known as the “Kosher Cop” is a religious Jew on the police force and one of the first optional workshops attendees could listen to on Saturday at West Coast Shabbaton.

Riback was a favorite for the Rabbi of Chabad at UNLV, Rabbi Tzvi Bronchtain.

“The fact that someone living in a city like Las Vegas where the odds of having a Jewish police force are not that great,” Bronchtain said, “to hear that he is able to successfully balance his Jewish identity and being on the police force together is inspiring.”

Jews from all over the West Coast were inspired, fed and together with one another enjoyed a festive weekend of bonding and celebrating the Jewish faith.

Jewish students and... ( Read More » )

Upbeat, Uplift, Upstate! Shabbaton in Upstate NY

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:12 am
Posted by Tamara Litt

upstate_shab.jpgThis past weekend I took a little break from my everyday life at New Paltz and attended a Shabbaton consisting of multiple colleges (both SUNY & non SUNY) at U Albany. Some of the campuses included: U Albany, Union College, New Paltz, Binghamton, Oneonta, Queens College, Hofstra, Syracuse, Skidmore, Oswego, etc. I attended as a part of my Sinai Scholars program. There were ten of us in total from New Paltz at the Shabbaton. For those readers who are reading this and don’t really understand what a Shabbaton is, allow me to explain. A shabbaton is essentially an opportunity for different people to gather and celebrate Shabbat together. Our Shabbaton was almost like a Jewish convention. If... ( Read More » )

Binghamton Chabad fights cancer in style

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:15 am
Posted by Binghamton Chabad

400 female students packed into the Chabad Center of Binghamton University Thursday evening for the sixth annual Fashion for a Cure event, raising money and awareness for cancer. The fashion show raised $5,173 for Sharsheret, a nonprofit organization that promotes awareness and offers support to women battling the disease.

The Sharsheret foundation focuses on Jewish women of Ashkenazi (German/Eastern European) descent, who have a heightened risk of hereditary breast cancer. Chabad and sororities Sigma Delta Tau and Eta Zeta sponsored the fashion show, in participation with the Fashion Club, according to the pamphlet.

The theme of the show was “seasons of the year,” and featured various women walking the runway... ( Read More » )

Chabad at UCF Shines with Shabbat 613!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:44 am
Posted by Justin Garfield Sophomore at UCF

What would happen if over 600 Jewish college students came together for an enormous gathering? On February 21, 2014, Chabad at the University of Central Florida reached this accomplishment when their premier event, “Shabbat 613”, took place in the Pegasus Grand Ballroom of the Student Union.

Just a year after completing a similar annual affair, “Shabbat 500,” Chabad at UCF’s Rabbi Chaim Lipskier and his wife, Rivkie Lipskier, wanted to increase their goal of attendees to 613. In this case, each person that showed up would represent one of the 613 commandments in the Torah.

“The idea started at the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton in 1994; it’s an amazing concept. We get about 150 to... ( Read More » )


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