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First Year of Bat Mitzvah Club Celebrated

First Year of Bat Mitzvah Club Celebrated

In an emotional ceremony, families and friends, gathered to assist at the graduation of young ladies[...]
Increase in the Observance of Purim

Increase in the Observance of Purim

The joyous holiday of Purim is celebrated every year by more Jews in Rome. Saturday night, Rabbi [...]
Story of Operation Entebbe Narrated

Story of Operation Entebbe Narrated

Rome had the honor to host one of the heroes of "Operation Thunderbolt" that took place at Entebbe i[...]
BMC 3: A Rose Among Thorns

BMC 3: A Rose Among Thorns

The third meeting of the BMC in Rome took place at the Chabad Center of Piazza Bologna. The theme[...]
Public Chocolate Menorah Attracts

Public Chocolate Menorah Attracts

The Public Chanukah Menorah of Chabad Piazza Bologna, was lit the first evening together with a smal[...]
Chabad Opens a Clothing Distribution Program

Chabad Opens a Clothing Distribution Program

With the opening of the new Chabad center, a new program was started, collection and distribution of[...]
"Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" - Students Celebrate Chanukah

"Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel" - Students Celebrate Chanukah

In order to accommodate the many students leaving for winter brake, the Chanukah party was planned f[...]
Bat Mitzvah Club Launched in Rome

Bat Mitzvah Club Launched in Rome

The International Bat Mitzvah Club based in NY, with over 400 locations worldwide, was launched in R[...]
Record High Holidays at Chabad

Record High Holidays at Chabad

The beginning of the Jewish new year is marked by the High Holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, wh[...]
Large Tent Built to Double Hosting Capacity

Large Tent Built to Double Hosting Capacity

An online fundraiser launched in an effort to double the hosting capacity for the Chabad meals fund [...]
New Chabad Center Inaugurated

New Chabad Center Inaugurated

On Sunday, the 7th of Tishrei, 9th of October, the new Chabad center of Piazza Bologna was officiall[...]
Chabad Opens Jewish Info Point

Chabad Opens Jewish Info Point

Via Berengario 26 is the new address for any Jewish need in Piazza Bologna, Rome. The new locatio[...]
Chabad Student Calendar

Chabad Student Calendar

Rome is populated by hundreds of Jewish students and young adults, Chabad published a year long cale[...]
Chabad Connects Relief Efforts for Earthquake

Chabad Connects Relief Efforts for Earthquake

In the early morning of the 24th of August, Rabbi Menachem Lazar, director of Chabad Piazza Bologna,[...]
Practical Torah Thought on Whatsapp

Practical Torah Thought on Whatsapp

Rabbi Menachem Lazar launched a new project by the request of a good friend who wanted to receive a [...]
Rooftop Lag Baomer Party Becomes Tradition

Rooftop Lag Baomer Party Becomes Tradition

A tradition is being formed, for the second year the Lag Baomer party was celebrated on a rooftop. T[...]
Chabad Hosts Largest Seder in Rome for the 8th Year

Chabad Hosts Largest Seder in Rome for the 8th Year

Tens of families that celebrated the Pesach Seder with handmade Shmura Matzah, tens of families and [...]
Special Women Entertain Shabbat Guests

Special Women Entertain Shabbat Guests

Each Friday night meal is special, thanks to the special guest, great food and atmosphere, the songs[...]
Rome Purim in the Jungle

Rome Purim in the Jungle

This year Chabad used the theme of the Jungle for the Purim events, creating a unique style where th[...]
15 of Shvat: How To Grow Strong

15 of Shvat: How To Grow Strong

Dr. Yechiel Harari, a best-selling author of “The Secret of the Rebbe” and “To Win Every Moment a Ne[...]
Chassidic Gathering in Honor of Yud Shevat

Chassidic Gathering in Honor of Yud Shevat

The 10th day of the Jewish month of Shevat ("Yud Shevat" in Hebrew) is a most significant date on th[...]
Chanukah: Lighting up Piazza Bologna and the whole Rome

Chanukah: Lighting up Piazza Bologna and the whole Rome

Chanukah is a holiday of light and joy, Chabad in Piazza Bologna erected, as in the past years, the [...]
Tombstone Restored at Verano Cemetery

Tombstone Restored at Verano Cemetery

The state of the tombstones at the antique cemetery of Verano in Rome deteriorates with time, nobody[...]
Chabad in Virginia saves a Roman Jew from Cremation

Chabad in Virginia saves a Roman Jew from Cremation

News arrived in Rome that a Roman Jew living in Virginia wasn’t feeling well, the Jewish Community o[...]
Record Attendance for High Holidays

Record Attendance for High Holidays

The month of Tishrei recorded record attendance at Chabad’s activities in Piazza Bologna, Rome. T[...]
Match made in the Sukkah

Match made in the Sukkah

The meals and events organized by Chabad are an occasion for students to meet and socialize and many[...]
Summer attracts many to Italy, Chabad instrumental in helping

Summer attracts many to Italy, Chabad instrumental in helping

During the summer months Chabad field hundreds of phone calls and emails for requests for informatio[...]
Chabad on Campus in Rome: New Year, New Projects

Chabad on Campus in Rome: New Year, New Projects

Rabbi and Mrs. Menachem & Rivkie Lazar participated at the annual Chabad on Campus convention du[...]
Knockout Game victim emerges stronger

Knockout Game victim emerges stronger

Rome attracts many American students for a semester abroad, most of them contact Chabad for the holi[...]
Rabbi Lazar officiates at a Jewish Wedding

Rabbi Lazar officiates at a Jewish Wedding

In the beautiful setting of Palazzo Mannocchi in Petritoli in the region of Marche, a Jewish wedding[...]
Visiting Student Visited by Chabad

Visiting Student Visited by Chabad

A student of Washington university in St. Louis, studying for a semester in Denmark, was visiting Ro[...]
Chabad Rooftop Lag Baomer Lights Up Rome

Chabad Rooftop Lag Baomer Lights Up Rome

Close to 100 young students from the US, UK, Israel and locals enjoyed the evening of Lag Baomer wit[...]
Chabad Celebrates Pesach in Rome

Chabad Celebrates Pesach in Rome

This year marked the 7th year that Chabad organized a simultaneously run public Seder. The Sedarim w[...]
Purim: 24 Hours of Joy and Mitzvot

Purim: 24 Hours of Joy and Mitzvot

Purim was celebrated with much joy and with hundreds of people observing the holiday thanks to Chaba[...]
Women celebrate Tu Bishvat

Women celebrate Tu Bishvat

In honor of the New Year of the trees, the 15th of Shvat, women gathered for a lesson by Mrs. Rivka [...]
Festive Chanukah Lighting in Piazza Bologna

Festive Chanukah Lighting in Piazza Bologna

Each year, Motzei Shabbat (saturday night) of Chanukah, is the night of the party at the Chanukah me[...]
Children Learn How To Extract Oil from Olives

Children Learn How To Extract Oil from Olives

The Olive Press Workshop is always enjoyed by all children, demonstrating the craft of extracting th[...]
Vacation Ends in Tragedy for a US Couple in Rome

Vacation Ends in Tragedy for a US Couple in Rome

A couple from Boston MA, on vacation in Rome, stayed in a B&B in the center of Rome with another[...]
Expat circumcision celebrated in historic center of Rome

Expat circumcision celebrated in historic center of Rome

The past week a Jewish baby boy was born in Rome, the mother an employee of the U.S. Embassy reached[...]
Assisting Visitors: A Full-time Job

Assisting Visitors: A Full-time Job

During the summer months the increase of request for information and help increases manyfold, Chabad[...]
Chabad Comes to the Rescue for Stranded Jews in Rome

Chabad Comes to the Rescue for Stranded Jews in Rome

Hundreds of people on the way to Israel got stranded in Rome when airlines suspended their flights t[...]
American born Jewish man receives Jewish burial in Rome

American born Jewish man receives Jewish burial in Rome

Mr. David Glassman, originally from the U.S.A. but living for the last 14 years in Cassino, next to [...]
Lag Baomer bonfire and barbecue

Lag Baomer bonfire and barbecue

The holiday of Lag Baomer was celebrated with a bonfire and a barbecue in a happy and enjoyable atmo[...]
Great success at the largest Seder in Rome

Great success at the largest Seder in Rome

For the seventh year Rabbi Lazar led the Seder in Rome, but this year it reached a new record, both [...]
Tragic death in Israel mourned in Rome

Tragic death in Israel mourned in Rome

Chabad Piazza Bologna in Rome sent condolences to the friends of a young Yeshiva student, Meir Kedar[...]
Tens of Pesach packages distribuited

Tens of Pesach packages distribuited

In the days before Pesach, Chabad Piazza Bologna Rome distributed tens of packages for Pesach to loc[...]
Children bake and receive own Matzos

Children bake and receive own Matzos

The model matzah bakery of Chabad Piazza Bologna traveled to the sunday hebrew school (Talmud Torà) [...]
New video in Italian: The Bentley of the Matzah

New video in Italian: The Bentley of the Matzah

A newly released video clip explains the importance of purchasing Shmura Matzah in a creative manner[...]
New video of the Rebbe in Italian about Passover

New video of the Rebbe in Italian about Passover

A new video of part of a discourse delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the 10th of Shvat 5740 (Jan[...]
Drexel students meet Costa Rican ambassador

Drexel students meet Costa Rican ambassador

The group of Drexel students visiting Italy on their Alternative Spring Break with Chabad serving Dr[...]
Purim meal, Meghillah, Shalach Monos and prizes!

Purim meal, Meghillah, Shalach Monos and prizes!

Students, locals, visitors, young and old came to hear the Megillah reading at Chabad Piazza Bologna[...]
Drexel students clean up Jewish section in Roman cemetery

Drexel students clean up Jewish section in Roman cemetery

Chabad serving Drexel University organized and chaperoned a group of student on an Alternative Sprin[...]
Original Mishloach Manot for Supporters

Original Mishloach Manot for Supporters

Over 60 local families, supporters of Chabad Piazza Bologna in Rome, were the recipients of a most c[...]
Photo becomes symbol of Chabad in Rome

Photo becomes symbol of Chabad in Rome

The photo of Toive Weitman donning Tefillin on a Roman jew in front of the Colloseum while in Rome a[...]
Weekly Friday Night Shabbat Dinner with Chabad

Weekly Friday Night Shabbat Dinner with Chabad

Chabad Piazza Bologna started hosting large weekly friday night dinners for foreign students and tou[...]
Holocaust: Authors Relate the Incredible Stories

Holocaust: Authors Relate the Incredible Stories

Joanne Carras, author of the Holocaust Survivors Cookbook and Miracles & Meals, joined Alberto S[...]
Who Wants to be a Millionaire at the Chanukah Party

Who Wants to be a Millionaire at the Chanukah Party

Tens of foreign students studying in Rome joined the Chanukah Party israeli style with Pita and Fala[...]
Chanukah Menorah displayed in Piazza Bologna

Chanukah Menorah displayed in Piazza Bologna

For the second year the giant Chanukah Menorah was displayed in the garden of Piazza Bologna attract[...]
Romans complete Minyan in Sorrento

Romans complete Minyan in Sorrento

Two families, on vacation in a villa with a breathtaking view on the Sorrento coast, in need of four[...]
Tefillin and Mezuzot checked

Tefillin and Mezuzot checked

Five pairs of Tefillin and 30 Mezuzot where recently checked with the result of one pair of Tefillin[...]
Chabad serves over 1000 tourists during the summer

Chabad serves over 1000 tourists during the summer

During the summer months, when the Jewish population of Rome relocated their summer houses, the loca[...]
Shabbat candle lighting magnets printed

Shabbat candle lighting magnets printed

The magnets with the times for Shabbat and Holiday candle lighting, the times of the end of Shabbat,[...]
Minyan and Yeshiva for a week in Capri

Minyan and Yeshiva for a week in Capri

Chabad arranged for seven guys to spend a week long vacation in Capri to complete a Minyan for a fam[...]
Yeshiva students take on the hot streets of Rome

Yeshiva students take on the hot streets of Rome

Benjamin Forza and Yosef Hadad, respectively of Roman and Milanese origins, are two young Yeshiva st[...]
Chabad Converts Field in Sports Field

Chabad Converts Field in Sports Field

Soccer is a strong attraction for the local youth, after playing for a few years in a rented field, [...]
Sixth International Seder in Rome

Sixth International Seder in Rome

For the sixth year Rabbi and Rebbetzin Lazar organized the Sedarim in Rome for visitors and foreign [...]
Survivor dies on the way to a Pesach vacation

Survivor dies on the way to a Pesach vacation

In Surany, a small town in Slovakia, Mordechai Miller was born in 1927. Growing up, little Mordechai[...]
Students enjoy Pesach with Chabad's help

Students enjoy Pesach with Chabad's help

Tens of students in Rome came to Chabad Piazza Bologna to pick up their Pesach package consisting of[...]
Matza Bakery

Matza Bakery

The children of the Chabad Hebrew Sunday School of Piazza Bologna participated at the Model Matzah B[...]
Megillah reading and Purim meal

Megillah reading and Purim meal

Tens of foreign students and local jews joined at Chabad Piazza Bologna for the Megillah reading in [...]
Rome at Chabad on Campus International Conference

Rome at Chabad on Campus International Conference

Rabbi and Mrs. Lazar attended the Chabad on Campus International Shluchim Conference together with 8[...]
The covered tombstone

The covered tombstone

The story of the covered tombstone took two years to complete, it all started in May 2010, Christine[...]

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