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Why We Need Chabad on Campus

Commentator - Yeshiva University, Sunday, November 11, 2018

...While YU claims to provide all these activities and experiences on Shabbat, quite frankly, it does not do so very often. ‘Chabad on Campus’ has a strong reputation for successfully carrying out these community-building events. Furthermore, Chabad will provide the physical infrastructure and catalyze the social dynamic necessary for a strong social experience at Yeshiva University. It would encourage more people to create profound, interpersonal relationships and would serve as an ideal location for those seeking to hang out and play board games before or after their Shabbat nap…

UCF Holds Vigil For Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims

Orlando Sentinel - FL, Thursday, November 1, 2018

...The “UCF Stronger Than Hate” vigil was organized by a band of university groups that include Chabad at UCF, Knights for Israel, Muslim Student Association, Yehhudi Orlando, Catholic Campus Ministry and others…

Hundreds Gather For Candlelight Vigil In Honor Of Tree Of Life Synagogue Victims

Vanderbilt University News - TN, Wednesday, October 31, 2018

...The vigil also included remarks and readings of prayers by Ari Durbin, the executive director of the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life, and Rabbi Shlomo Rothstein, the campus Chabad chaplain, who spoke about the importance of coming together in unity and called for acts of charity and kindness in the victims’ honor…

SU Students, Religious Leaders Share Messages Of Hope After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Daily Orange - Syracuse University, NY, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

...At the Quad event, Zalman Ives, associate rabbi and program director at the Chabad House, stressed the importance of doing good deeds in public to benefit the world directly, and not to be intimidated into silence. He urged Jews to continue wearing their Kippahs and Chai necklaces, signs of Jewish faith. “The act of terror has two effects,” he said. “There’s the past that we can’t change, but there’s the future which we hold in our hands.” …

UB Community Holds Vigils To Commemorate The Losses At Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Spectrum - University at Buffalo, Thursday, November 1, 2018

...Rabbi Moshe Gurary of Chabad said that the best way to honor the victims is to “do something spiritual for them.” “One of the good things about living in this world is the opportunity to do good deeds,” Gurary said. “Doing good deeds in their memory is as if they are doing them [themselves].”…

Colleges In Pittsburgh Channel Grief Into Forward Momentum, Showing That They Will Not “Surrender”

Daily Orange - Syracuse University, NY, Thursday, November 1, 2018

...Rabbi Shmuli Rothstein, the co-director of Chabad at Pitt, said that Saturday was “a very long day,” but that the community and university’s support has helped. Rothstein said administrators at Pitt reached out on Saturday afternoon and arranged for a counselor to help at their center. Less than a week later, Rothstein is looking ahead to channel the sadness into something proactive. Instead of mourning the tragedy, he said, Rothstein is working with students to take that energy and bring light to it…

“This Is The Only Way To Dispel Darkness”: Mourning The Souls Of The Pittsburgh Shooting

Daily Campus - Uconn, Thursday, November 1, 2018

University of Connecticut students honored the 11 lives lost in Saturday’s shooting of a Pittsburgh synagogue by prayer, candle lighting and the motivation to do good deeds at the Homer D. Babbidge Library Wednesday night. Organized by the UConn Jewish group Chabad, Rabbi Shlomo Hecht said the vigil, held in addition to Sunday’s vigil at UConn Hillel, was a good way to bring the student community together in this time of loss…

Jewish Center In Durham Holds Memorial For Shooting Victims

Daily Democrat - Durham, NH, Monday, October 29, 2018

...In the aftermath of the deadly synagogue shooting, the memorial service at the UNH & Seacoast Chabad Jewish Center gathered students and members from the Seacoast community to show solidarity and support for the victims. This memorial was a chance to seek peace, understanding and send a message of hope, according to the center. Rabbi Berel Slavaticki said the most important lesson to remember is, “The only way to combat darkness is with light. We must respond to the hatred with happiness, with love for each other, prayer, and song. We will continue to love, pray, sing, and dance.”…

Justice Bernstein Visits MSU, Encourages Students To Pursue Passions

State News - Michigan State University, Friday, October 19, 2018

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, the first blind person elected to the court, encouraged students to find and chase their passions while at MSU during a speech at the Chabad Student Center. “The ancient Greeks would ask a single question upon the death of one of their citizens. They would ask, 'Is this an individual who lived their life with passion?' As students, this is really up to you,” Bernstein said…

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