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  • Judge fines Chabad of Calif. $845,000, says group misused federal grant with 'reckless disregard'

    By Jared Sichel

    20 hours ago

    A federal judge ruled last week that Chabad of California intentionally misused $272,495 in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants it received in 2009 and must pay $844,985 in penalties, a portion of which will go to whistleblowers who brought the suit against Chabad.

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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...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad at Menorah lighting

    By Ryan Torok

    December 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    On Dec. 7, the dancing rabbis of Chabad and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa came together at Los Angeles City Hall to celebrate the Festival of Lights. 

    West Coast Chabad’s 27th annual Chanukah ceremony at City Hall drew community leaders and city officials, including...

  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad to illuminate the City of Angels

    December 10, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined West Coast Chabad, city officials and community leaders on Friday to usher in the Festival of Lights by illuminating the historic Katowitz Menorah at LA City Hall.  The 27th annual ceremony at LA City Hall took place on the landmark Spring Street...

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  • 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...

  • New Chabad telethon chief follows in his father’s footsteps

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Chaim Cunin, the seventh of Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin's 13 children, has a strong handshake. That may be hereditary. His father, the spiritual leader of West Coast Chabad for many decades, famously used to arm-wrestle the UCLA heavyweights along fraternity row on Rosh Hashanah....
  • Yomtov Pleads Guilty

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Teacher Mordechai Yomtov stood sobbing in his orange prison jumpsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court as he pleaded guilty to two counts of committing continuous sexual abuse on a minor and one count of lewd act on a minor.

    The Feb. 4 plea follows an agreement worked out between...

  • Spontaneous Expansion

    By Mike Levy

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Chabad decides to open new centers, Chabad opens new centers.

    There are no planning committees and no market research divisions. Of the seven West Coast Chabad centers scheduled to open this week, five do not even have office space yet. Still, they open.

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo...

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