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Shocking Development
 Vandals Desecrate Sichos Kodesh 
Photograph: B'chadrei Charedim
 In a shocking and disturbing attack on the Rebbe's Sichos Kodesh, and other Lubavitcher publications, so called 'sikrikim' from Meah Shearim in Yerushalyim shredded the printed material and spread the papers in the neighborhood ■ more
    
 
Reston, Virginia
 Mid- Atlantic Kinus HaShluchim 
Photograph: Bentzi Sasson
Last Wednesday, close to 50 shluchim from the Mid-Atlantic area - comprising of New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington and Delaware – gathered for a Regional Kinus at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia ■ more
    
 
Merkos Shlichus:
 Reaching the Uninvolved 
Tmimim Ephraim Oster and Yisroel Sternbach just completed an intense 2 week visit to Town of Mont Royal, Montreal. Under the guidance of Chabad TMR director Rabbi Moshe Krasnanski they divided their day between appointments with local Jewish businessman and family visitations ■ more
    
 
Bombay, India
 Chabad House "Bigger and Better" 
Nariman House, which was one of the main targets of the 26/11 attack, is finally being restored and renovated. It will be reopened on November 26 this year, exactly two years after the carnage ■ "We are happy they are rebuilding it. It sends a message that you can attack, but you can't break us ■ more
    
 
Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Rivkin
 New Shluchim Join the Rebbe's Army 
Mazel Tov: Rabbi & Mrs. Meir & Simi Rivkin of Crown Heights will IYH be moving on Shlichus to Granada Hills, CA, where they will establish a new Chabad House serving the needs of the local Jewish community ■ more
    
 
TorahCafe Menu
 Preparing for Tishrei in HD 
In honor of the month of Elul, TorahCafé presents A Guide to Repentance, Prayer and Charity and some yummy Rosh Hashana treats ■ In HD video presented by world-class lecturers and scholars with TorahCafé.com's wide selection of quality Torah videos to choose from ■ more
    
 
Paying a Debt
 Cast a Ballot for Hakoras Hatov 
Photograph: CHI
The Jewish Federations of North America is sponsoring their annual Jewish Community Heroes contest.  One of the nominees deserves the support of each and every member of Anash ■ more
    
 
Kabbalah of Life
 Chai Elul Women's Weekend 
 This weekend the Kabbalah of Life organization will be hosting its seventh Shabbaton at the fabulous Vallevue Estate in Morristown, NJ. Women from varying backgrounds will travel from Crown Heights, Tenafly, Manhattan and more, to celebrate and learn about the unique day of Chai Elul ■ more
    
 
CTeens West Coast
 50 Teens, 9 Shluchim, 3 Karkaftas 
Photograph: Shturem
Last Sunday Hay Elul 5770, Chabad Teens network “Cteen” West Coast in conjunction with Chabad Teens Network of Merkos, participated in it’s inaugural outing ■ Some parents were so overcome with emotion at the pride displayed by the teens, that they asked to speak as well ■ more
    
 
Urgent: Attention N'shei U'Bnos Chabad
 Leizer Galperin Undergoing Surgery Tomorrow 
Photograph: Shturem
We appeal to all women and girls to give an extra coin in the pushka in his zchus, and to daven for Leizer, a soldier in Tzivos Hashem, during candle lighting, for a successful outcome and complete refuah ■ more
    
 
Merkos Shlichus:
 Chess, Cows and Some Chocolate 
"I didn't grow up religious like you guys, and I never had a Jewish education. In fact, I never knew what Shabbat was or what it implied. Then I got married. I knew that Friday night was a special night, because that's what dad always said. So in order to honor the Shabbat, my family and I sit down to eat chocolate every Friday night. That's our way of commemorating the special day ■ more
    
 
The Kotel Siddur
 User Friendly for the Unitiated 
Photograph: Lubavitch.com
The Western Wall is a popular destination for tour groups like Birthright, and visitors are told that this is Judaism’s holiest site. But the lack of a central, organized service combined with a multitude of little ad hoc congregations, and the fact that there is no rabbi or cantor to keep participants engaged can make the experience overwhelming ■ more
    
 
Mazel Tov!
 Glitzenstein- Althaus Chasene Gallery 
Photograph: Meir Alfasi, Shturem

The Glitzenstein (Maale Efraim) and Althaus (Cholon) families celebrated the chasene of their children Tomim Shmuel and Chana Liba, at the Beis Menachem Hall in Kfar Chabad.  The choson is the grandson of Shliach Rabbi Leib Alevsky, and great grandson of Rabbi and Mrs. Kazen, the Rebbe's longtime Shluchim to Cleveland ■ more

    
 
Syracuse, NY
 Menorah Returned to Chabad House 
A big, steel menorah that was stolen from in front of Chabad House has been found and returned, Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport said today.The menorah, which was taken sometime during the weekend ■ more
    
 
JLI Retreat
 600 Enjoy Successful Summer Retreat 
Photograph: Bentzi Sasson
Joined by 30 Shluchim, participants experienced a vibrant Shabbos atmosphere and enjoyed keynote addresses by Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet, Rabbi Moshe Bryski, and Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky. At Seudah Shlishis, Rabbi Danny and Batsheva Cohen inspired the crowd relating experiences of their Shlichus in Chevron ■ more
    
 
"Yeka" in Crimea:
 Another Great Season Concludes in CGl 
“The Lubavitcher Rebbe emphasized that so much can be accomplished at overnight camps because the children are immersed in the world of Judaism 24 hours a day for the entire camp session,” explained Akiva Romanovsky ■ more
    

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