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Jewish Groups Team With Security Network to Help Keep Jews Safe on Campus

JTA, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Four national Jewish organizations involved in advocating for Jewish university students have launched an initiative to coordinate on security with the national umbrella for Jewish security. Michael Masters, the incoming director of the Secure Community Network, the security arm of national Jewish community organizations, told JTA this week that the Jewish Federations of North America, Hillel International, Chabad and the AEPi fraternity were jointly cooperating on the initiative...

4 Penn State Students Charged in Menorah Theft From Rabbi's Home

PennLive, Monday, November 20, 2017

...The victim, Rabbi Hershy Gourarie, co-director of Chabad of the Undergrads at Penn State, thanked State College police in a news release, applauding the department for their quick and decisive action. "I hope that this is a time of introspection for the four suspects," Gourarie said. "At the right time, I would like to meet with them to educate and heal."...

UBC Jewish Organizations Host Event in Response to Pro-Nazi Incidents

Ubyssey Online - University of British Columbia, Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Chabad Jewish Student Centre (CJSC) and Hillel BC collaboratively set up a “Mitzvah Marathon” booth in the Nest yesterday, as a response to recent pro-Nazi incidents on campus. On Remembrance Day, posters promoting Nazism were discovered on all entrances of the War Memorial Gym, site of UBC’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Only two days earlier, the words “Heil Hitler” and a swastika were found written on a chalkboard at the Forestry Sciences Centre...

Meet Zalman Ives, the New Rabbi at Syracuse University's Chabad House

Daily Orange - Syracuse University, NY, Monday, November 13, 2017

The Chabad House at Syracuse University has hired Zalman Ives as its new associate rabbi and program director. His sole focus will be on supporting Jewish undergraduate students. Ives said he developed his passion for Judaism through his upbringing. Both of Ives’ parents joined the Chabad movement before they met. Growing up in London, Ives only attended Jewish private schools, where he learned the foundations of the Jewish faith. “It’s not just dry context,” Ives said. “The Torah provides me with a more meaningful life.”...

New Tech Lab Modernizes Illini Chabad

Daily Illini - University of Illinois, Thursday, November 9, 2017

...There are three purposes to the tech lab. The lab is meant to encourage students to collaborate with each other, serve as a workspace, and provide career assistance. The tech lab will host one guest speaker a month to discuss entrepreneurship, leadership, resume building and job searching. Starting next semester, the tech lab will launch Inova8, an internship program. “It’s exciting on all three parts: the collaborative workspace, the social part and the Inova8 internship part,” Tiechtel said...

2 U of Illinois Students Charged With Vandalizing Campus Chabad Menorah

JTA, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Two University of Illinois students will be charged with a felony for vandalizing the menorah in front of the Urbana-Champaign school’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life. Jacob Bassler and Nicholas Gustafson, both 18, turned themselves in to university police, the local Fox News affiliate reported. Security cameras caught two people pushing a shopping cart walking by the Chabad center on the southern Illinois campus on Oct. 28 trying to move the entire 9-foot menorah, then breaking off a branch and walking off with it...

Princeton Hillel Director Cancels Deputy Foreign Minister's Talk on Campus

Jerusalem Post, Monday, November 6, 2017

...In a letter to the Israeli Consulate in New York, Rabbi Julie Roth, executive director of the Center for Jewish Life on Princeton’s campus, stated “The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton decided to postpone the program with Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely until we can properly vet the program through our Israel Advisory Committee. We are fortunate that our colleagues at Chabad agreed to host the program today as originally scheduled and we are encouraging our students who are interested to attend...

Annual Shabbat 200 Dinner Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Nov. 10

SOURCE - Colorado State University, Friday, November 3, 2017

...Students will have a four-course dinner that will be prepared in a specially koshered LSC kitchen, showcasing some of the delicious traditional Jewish foods. The Chabad Jewish Student Organization is encouraging students who don’t identify with Judaism to attend and educate themselves about the faith, especially in light of recent anti-semitic incidents at CSU. “The purpose of the dinner is an opportunity to showcase the beautiful cultural and educational aspects of Judaism,” said Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, Chabad’s faculty advisor and a faculty adjunct in the CSU Department of Philosophy. “It involves traditions, food, atmosphere, community and unity.”...

Kansas Community Placing #KindnessInYourHands After Mass Shootings

Wichita Eagle - KS, Monday, November 6, 2017

...The Chabad House – a student-led Jewish organization – on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence has initiated a “Random Acts of Goodness and Kindness” campaign, referred to as “Good Cards.” “There’s nothing Jewish, Christian or Muslim about it,” Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, co-founder of the Chabad House, told the University Daily Kansan. “It’s just kindness.” And it is really, really simple to participate...

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