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  • Chabad Telethon: 50 years of Chasidic movement on West Coast

    By Ryan Torok

    September 3, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    When Chabad holds its 34th annual “To Life” telethon on Sept. 7, it also will mark 50 years since the movement launched its operations on the West Coast.

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, the prolific West Coast Chabad leader who turns 74 on Sept. 17, expressed enthusiasm about Chabad’s...

  • Chabad Telethon raises $3M

    By Ryan Torok

    August 28, 2013 | 4:39 pm

    As he danced with a group of Chabadniks, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) swung his body around in circles so jubilantly that his kippah fell off. When one of the others placed it back on Sherman’s head, the congressman grinned. 

    “Now I know why you wear hats,” he said,...

  • Chabad Telethon raises $4 million

    By Ryan Torok

    September 12, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    Hollywood stars and dancing rabbis came together for the 32nd annual Chabad “To Life” Telethon on Sept. 9. Held for the first time at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, the high-profile fundraiser raised approximately $4 million for Chabad of California.

    “At Chabad, there’s no...

  • Beyond silence

    By David Suissa

    August 29, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    One of the most moving letters you’ll read this year was written by Irwin Cotler, a Canadian member of parliament, to the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, imploring him to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by...

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  • Chabad Telethon to air on Sunday

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    The 31st Chabad “To Life” Telethon, Chabad of California’s highest-profile annual fundraising event, is scheduled to air on KTLA at 8 p.m. on Sunday, this time with former talk-show host Larry King as its celebrity host. But while in past years the event has had much advance...

  • Top Ten Celebrity Moments:  Chabad Telethon

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 26, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    What do Robin Williams, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Martin Sheen, Adam Lambert, Sammy Davis, Jr., Al Gore, Jerry Lewis and Bob Saget have in common – besides show business?  Each has appeared on the Chabad “To Life!” Telethon, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary show on...

  • Dancing Rabbis to Raise Feet and Funds

    By Amy Klein

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As Hurricane Katrina barreled through the Gulf Coast, Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin got a frantic call from a woman in Long Beach who had lost touch with her brother, a Chabad rabbi in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans.

    It was less than a month before the annual Chabad Telethon -- that...

  • The Lady Behind the Dancing Man

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Around the end of August, every year for the past 20 years, the Chabad Telethon comes around. It gets so you can't drive anywhere without seeing the purple banners featuring the silhouette of a man wearing tzitzit and dancing joyously to some unheard song.

    What many people do not...

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