Philadelphia Inquirer - Posted on Mon, Nov. 9, 2009

Penn students learn how to help peers in need

On an unseasonably beautiful sunny afternoon yesterday, seven student volunteers spent four hours in a University of Pennsylvania conference room learning how to help their peers - maybe save their lives.

The students were there for training on how to listen to someone who has a problem, how to recognize when the problem is an emergency, and how to connect someone with counseling and campus support groups.

They were becoming part of the Healthy Living Task Force, a Penn student group Click here to continue reading


The Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn Dems and College Republicans unite for dinner


The Penn Democrats and the Penn College Republicans broke bread and ate traditional Shabbat food together at the Lubavitch House last Friday evening.

The gathering was part of the Lubavitch House's fifth-annual Unity Dinner and was co-sponsored by the Penn Democrats, the College Republicans and Penn Israel Coalition.

The first Unity Dinner was held one week before the congressional and presidential elections of 2004 in an attempt to bring people from opposite ends Keep going


The Daily Pennsyvanian - Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 1:00 am

$5.5M goal set for new Lubavitch center

With number of participants rising, Chabad community aims toward major expansion

The spiritual influence of Penn's Lubavitch leaders will soon translate into something tangible: a new home for over 100 students.

The Perelman Center for Jewish Life will house the Lubavitch House at Penn, as well as the Steinhardt/Cayne Jewish Heritage Programs. Keep Reading


The Daily Pennsyvanian - Monday, November 6, 2006

Recounting the Munich massacre

Israeli athlete present at the attacks tells of his experience at the '72 German Olympics


At about 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, 1972, Dan Alon awoke to the sound of machine guns and a bullet ripping through the wall of his apartment, just behind his bed.

The Israeli fencer - who survived the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre - addressed around 250 people on Friday in the Terrace Room of Logan Hall, giving a personal account of what he called one of the "worst acts of terror in history." Keep Reading


The Daily Pennsylvanian - June 9, 2005 at 1:00 am

Group of Jewish students returns home

Penn travelers visit landmarks, experience culture and interact with natives in annual trip to Israel

While many Penn students are trapped in a cubicle or classroom for the summer, some have been spending their time making memories they will not soon forget.

Close to 90 Penn students recently returned from a 10-day trip to Israel. The annual event was organized by the Lubavitch House, a center for Jewish students at Penn, in conjunction with Birthright Israel, a program that provides Jewish young adults with the opportunity to travel to Israel for free. Continue reading


The Daily Pennsylvanian  -Tuesday, March 2, 2004

'Pour Some Purim on Me' sports carnival games, food

18 campus groups help to organize festivities, raise charity funding

From delicious cotton candy and sushi to game booths and prizes galore, "Pour Some Purim on Me" proved successful in its second year of pre-Purim celebration.

Yesterday at Houston Hall's Hall of Flags, the Lubavitch House — a center for Jewish students on campus — sponsored the second annual pre-Purim carnival in honor of the holiday of Purim, Read More


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Journalist talks on peace in Middle East