Crown Heights saw two reports of anti-Semitic vandalism over the weekend.
“We recognize…that our communities could have responded in more responsible and sensitive ways to help victims and to hold perpetrators accountable.”
The family had sheltered in the mikveh during Hurricane Irma, but when the storm picked up speed again, they were forced to evacuate.
Hurricane Irma destroyed the Chabad house in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but the rabbi there has remained on the island to help the recovery.
“It’s not like we weren’t prepared, but this was off the charts,” Rabbi Moishe Chanowitz said.
Rabbi Nachum Shifren, a.k.a. The Surfing Rabbi, hopes rabbis will encourage their yeshiva students to be more physically active.
A kosher deli company set up a crowdfunding page to send kosher salami “to the kosher community of Houston just in time for the Jewish New Year.”
As others flock to popular Chabad programs, Jewish converts are choosing to stay in the more stringent Moscow Choral Synagogue.
From making kosher breakfasts to arranging deliveries of kosher meat, Chabad is working tirelessly to meet the needs of Houston’s Jewish community.
Jewish students are volunteering at shelters to aid those displaced by the floods.