In 2010, the only country in Europe still without its own Chabad representatives has received Rabbi Eli and Raizel Rosenfeld of Brooklyn.

Israel-based artist Michelle Levy was inspired by Chabad centers around the globe

Memories of and quotes from Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, circulated on social media.

Without the huge persistence and dedication of Rabbi Eli and his wife it would not have been possible to build the first Bet Chabad in Portugal.

His faith and study taught him that education is the antidote to hate and the cornerstone of humanity, the White House said.

The event promotes a sense of belonging among young Jews.