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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Monday, June 26, 2017


Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who served as a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in France and Israel, passed away last Shabbat in Jerusalem as the result of injuries sustained last October in an anti-Semitic attack in Ukraine. He was 64 years old.

Deitsch had been active in strengthening Jewish life in the former Soviet Union for many years, and was a central organizer of hospitality and programming at the burial site of Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in Haditch, Ukraine. He was attacked at the central train station in the city of Zhitomir after spending Rosh Hashanah in Haditch.

The rabbi was discovered the morning after the attack and was admitted to the intensive-care unit at a regional hospital, where he was diagnosed with

Monitors and civil defense workers alleged Tuesday that Syrian government or Russian warplanes carried out a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held town in northern Syria, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds more.

The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a coalition of Western humanitarian and medical organizations, put the death toll at 100 with more than 350 injured.

Syrian opposition activists described the attack as among the worst in the country's brutal six-year civil

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) celebrated its 2017 Gala Dinner at The Pierre Hotel. Honorees were John, Margo, Andrea, and John Jr. Catsimatidis, Red Apple Group; Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller; and Sal Maglietta, Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank.

Awards were presented to these outstanding community leaders. Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi, Park East Synagogue, presented the Community Legacy Award to John, Margo, Andrea, and John

Russian investigators have identified Kyrgyz-born Akbarzhon Dzhalilov as the suicide bomber who carried out Monday's deadly attack on a crowded subway train in St. Petersburg.

The country's Investigative Committee says it discovered the burned remains of the man who they believe is behind the attack that killed 14 people and left nearly 50 others injured. The Committee also said investigators found Dzhalilov's DNA on an unexploded bomb planted in another subway station in St. Petersburg on

On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, Manhattan Day School held its 74th Annual Scholarship Dinner honoring Rabbi Mordechai Besser, esteemed Principal, and Dalia Schwalb, volunteer extraordinaire. It was a very special evening of joy, pride and hakarat hatov. 

"We witnessed an incredible outpouring of love, gratitude and good wishes for Rabbi Besser as we honored and celebrated his 18 years at MDS, and for Dalia Schwalb as we recognized her devotion to our school community," says Ami Eden