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  • Hundreds enjoy Passover with Chabad at UCF

    Doreen Monk|Apr 26, 2013

    Two hundred fifty people, one huge tent, and the smell of brisket coming from the oven, can only mean one thing: Passover at Chabad of UCF is here! Every year, Chabad of the University of Central Floria holds seders on the first two nights of Passover, open to all Jewish students in the Orlando area. With many students from out of state or even down south, and unable to celebrate Pesach with their families, Chabad remains their home away from home. There where even a few families that came to vi... Full story

  • Holocaust survivor speaks at Chabad UCF

    Doreen Monk|Mar 15, 2013

    Tuesday, Feb. 9 was more than just the regular weekly chillin’ and grillin’ barabecue for UCF students at Chabad. Students were fortunate to hear the moving and inspirational story of Leibel Zisman’s journey through the Holocaust. Zisman, who grew up in Kovno, Lithuania, endured the harsh pain of living in several concentration camps and suffered the loss of his mother, father, sister and brother. Yet he persevered through the hardships of war and was eventually liberated, which Zisman belie... Full story