Friday, / September 17, 2021
Posts by: Dvora Lakein
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Cteen Judaism 101 in University Today
This fall, some 100 teenagers are expected to register as Yeshiva University non-matriculated students in a ground-breaking course on the tenets of Judaism. In conjunction…
Plugged In & Disconnected
“Students put their headphones in, stare at their cell phones, and walk right by us. But I don’t think it’s Judaism necessarily that they are…
Sweet and Sweeter
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah . . . the holidays in the Hebrew month of Tishrei are chock-full of traditions uniquely symbolic of…
Sixty Three Days
When she was almost two weeks old, Gila and I boarded an early morning Delta flight bound for my mother’s bedside. We repeated the trip…
Buenos Aires: Tarnished Synagogue Returned to Former Glory
Knesset Israel Boca Barracas is a synagogue once more. Occupied by a squatter for the better part of two decades, the synagogue built in 1907…
For Tbilisi Students, this New School Year Heralds a New Building
It isn’t only a new school year for Tbilisi’s Jewish students. It’s an entirely new experience. On September 16, the first day of the Georgian…
Students And Stress On Campus: Chabad at Texas A&M
This fall, Chabad will partner with Houston’s Jewish Family Services to offer a comprehensive Mental Health First Aid Training Day. The eight-hour CPR-style course will…
No More Tuna and Crackers ala Suitcase: Kosher is on the House
Chabad emissaries around the world are increasingly opening restaurants within, or near to, their centers. Mostly located in tourist spots, they offer a kosher meal…
When Friendship Isn’t Only For Kids: The Circle Expands to 21 Plus
Friendship Circle for adults, which piloted this past year, will provide monthly opportunities for social and educational engagement for adults between twenty and thirty-five. The…
A Compact Study Routine
On a recent flight somewhere over the Rocky Mountains, Doug Revere pulled out his trusty Chayenu, a weekly compilation of Torah lessons and thoughts. When…
A (Permanent) Place to Call Home
Though it doesn’t have a synagogue or other Jewish infrastructure, Darwin, Australia now boasts one important Jewish edifice: a cemetery.
20 Years in Oklahoma City and the Frontier is Friendly
When Rabbi Ovadia and Nechoma Goldman came to town in 1998, they were told Oklahoma City was reform country. “Nice thought, but you won’t last…
#ShareShabbat: When a Hashtag is an Invitation to Services and Solidarity
This Shabbat, several thousand synagogues around the globe will throw open their doors to hundreds of thousands of Jews who will show, through presence and…
In the Suburbs of Sao Paulo: A Jewish Community Opens a Synagogue
This ritzy S. Paulo suburb is home to one thousand Jewish families. Since 2005, Rabbi Eliyahu and Rivky Rosenfeld have been holding services, running a…
Full Exposure: Pittsburgh University Executives See Israel For Themselves
American colleges and universities are in the grip of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda. Here’s what Chabad leaders at Pittsburgh colleges have done to create a…
Public Jewish Hour: 88 Years, Going Strong
It’s Wednesday afternoon and young men are streaming out of the yeshivah on Brooklyn’s leafy Eastern Parkway. Armed with snacks, crafts, and sheafs of paper,…
Chabad Women Talk About Life in Their New Digs
The story of four Chabad women who land in four new places. Is "culture shock" the right word?
Jewish Women In Long Island Live With Hope
When Cindy Knoll was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, her youngest had just celebrated her first birthday. Her husband and family kicked in to…
Frontier Fund Offers Small Chabad Centers Some Relief
In 2009, help came in the form of a grant by The Frontier Fund of Machne Israel, the social-services division at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters. “Heaven-sent” is…
It’s Not All Greek Over Here
Run by Chabad’s representatives to Athens, Rabbi Mendel and Nechama Hendel, Gostijo prepares traditional Sephardic and Greek foods that are popular with natives and tourists,…
Uncovered in Germany? Chabad Rabbis Say No Way!
The rally featured local politicians and supporters of all nationalities and religions. Topped with kippahs of all stripes, materials, and styles, Berlin stood to attention,…
When it rained, it poured
It’s the “wettest spot on earth,” but last week, Kauai received more precipitation than even it could handle. Rabbi Michoel and Zisel Goldman coordinate Jewish…
How Matzah Created An Attitude Shift
The noise is amped up, the kids are animated. Rabbi Levi Landa is dressed up as Moses. Elaborate backdrops and props depict the story of…
When the Taps Run Dry
Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, is facing a drought so severe that city officials are planning to turn off all water on April…
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