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University of Edinburgh to Be First Scottish Campus to Receive, House Torah Scroll

The Algemeiner, Monday, February 20, 2017

A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort told The Algemeiner. “It is very exciting for all the students at the University of Edinburgh,” said Rabbi Pinny Weinman, co-director of the school’s Chabad center, which will house the Torah...

Holocaust Survivor Advises Washington U Crowd: Engage in Politics, Educate Yourself

S. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, Saturday, February 18, 2017

...The words harmonized with encouragement from Chabad center co-director Rabbi Hershey Novack, who reminded audience members of their role as the bearers of an important history. “You here tonight are at the strange crossroads of a memory. You’re the last generation of people, young people, who have the privilege to meet (Holocaust) survivors. And you are the very first generation who will need to remember the Holocaust without the privilege of having survivors present,” Novack said...

Shabbat 1000 Is Big Baba Ga-News for Chabad

Tulane Hullabaloo - New Orleans, LA, Sunday, February 19, 2017

At a school where 27 percent of the student body is Jewish, Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is no minor venue. Yet, despite the hundreds of students who show up to weekly dinners, Rabbi Leibel Lipskier decided to raise the bar. Shabbat 1000, a Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center-sponsored event, was held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 on the Newcomb Quadrangle. More than 1100 students were present...

Jewish Spy Shares Stories of World War II

Oracle - USF, Wednesday, February 15, 2017

After the liberation of France in 1944, 24-year-old Marthe Cohn, was risking her life in defying the Nazi regime by joining intelligence services in the First French Army and supplying Allies with crucial information in efforts of bringing WWII to an early end. In association with Chabad Jewish Center at USF, Cohn’s lecture focused on her early life fronting as a German nurse under the alias, Marthe Ulrich. With forged German documents serving as a French spy, her carefully concocted alibi involved her searching for her long lost German fiancé...

Nazi Graffiti Found in U of M Dorm

KARE 11 - Minneapolis, MN, Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Chabad at the University of Minnesota says a student discovered Nazi graffiti in a campus dorm on Wednesday. A swastika with the words “Nazis Rule” was drawn on a whiteboard inside a Jewish student’s dorm room. The drawing also depicted a Nazi death camp. "We have been in touch with the student who was targeted, and while he is shaken, he has shown remarkable resilience," said U of M Chabad co-director Rabbi Yitzi Steiner...

Chabad Hosts First-Ever Landfill Free Shabbat Dinner

Student Life - Washington University, S. Louis, MO, Monday, February 13, 2017

habad held its first landfill free Shabbat dinner this January, an effort it hopes to make weekly. For about a year, Chabad has hoped to make dinners landfill free, and the Chabad house has worked with Student Union’s Green Events Commission (GEC) in order to obtain enough money to support a landfill-free dinner. Chabad Director of Operations Chana Novack said she hopes these dinners will lead to community education on sustainability and encourage other organizations to follow suit in opening discussion about the environment. She noted that there have been challenges to Chabad’s effort to go landfill free...

Fine: A Professor's View of Chabad on Campus

Sun Sentinel - FL, Monday, February 6, 2017

...For the last 10 years, I have served as the faculty advisor for Chabad at the University of Central Florida (UCF), the second largest university in the U.S. and home to one of the largest Jewish student populations in the nation. Over this time, I have developed a strong friendship with Rabbi Chaim and Rebbetzin Rivkie Lipskier, founders and co-directors of the Chabad center near campus. Their drive to connect with Jewish students is as strong as ever, as they go above and beyond to make sure every student they cross paths with is in good spirits and has everything they need. They will even deliver chicken soup to the dorm of a student with a cold...

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