Friday, / October 22, 2021
Posts by: Dvora Lakein
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Tefillin on the Run: Chabad at the Comrades
The Comrades Marathon is to South Africa what the New York City Marathon is to the United States. Only two times as long.
European Jewish Forum for Women Meets in Prague
When the Nazis invaded Prague in 1939, they seized Judaica collections from around the region. Their goal: to replace the Jewish Quarter’s residents with the…
Jewish by Design: Chabad at FIT
They meet weekly in A320, an unassuming club room at the iconic Fashion Institute of Technology. Students of toy design, fashion, and business, they gather…
Mental Health Awareness Grows on College Campuses
The first crisis the young Chabad rabbi encountered when he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania was a suicide. The victim was the son of…
Former Choir Boy Turns Chabad Campus Rabbi
During a two-week period several years ago, Matthew Devlin felt hopeless. The 18-year-old came to rest his head one night on a table in a…
260,000 Study Sessions And Counting
The organization, which matches people as study partners, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a gala dinner honoring its volunteers. Those volunteers, who commit to weekly…
Uruguay: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Uruguay’s tight-knit Jewish community was stunned last month when a prominent Jewish businessman was murdered in Paysandu, a small city 235 miles north of the…
JLI Toward Inclusion
RCII has teamed up with JLI, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, creating Toward Inclusion, a compelling course that will advocate for, and advance, the inclusion…
Putting Hope into Hospice
Hospice patients know they are living on borrowed time. Most are given a prognosis of six months to live. According to Medicare laws, a doctor…
Sister Time: Chabad Representatives Chill in New York
Their daily routines are intense. Many begin at dawn, mothering large families, leading day schools, preschools, and adult education courses that sustain and grow the…
Chandler, Arizona: Preschool to Chuppah, A Desert Community in Bloom
The postcard arrived at the right moment for the Mazers. Recently settled in Chandler, Arizona (Jewish pop. 4,000), the couple was looking for a Jewish…
A Time To Reap
“So we’re on board ship with a lot of hours to spare and nowhere to go. They announced a movie on the mess deck, The…
The Buzz in Maine: Roxanne Quimby of Burt’s Bees Dedicates Chabad House in Memory of Burt Shavitz
Burt Shavitz, the iconic face and co-founder of Burt’s Bees, made his home in a former turkey coop in the woods of Northern Maine. Now,…
How Does She Do It?
It’s that time of year when hosting an endless stream of guests over the Sukkot holiday becomes a breathless marathon. Although men are often helpmates…
Take Me Out To the Seder
How do Chabad rabbis keep the momentum going, keep the atmosphere intimate, and keep the people sipping, all the way to cup number four?
1,000 Jewish Teenagers To Meet Up At Shabbat Immersion
CTeen promotes its popular TGIS, Thank G-d It’s Shabbat Program, at the end of the weekend, demonstrating that Shabbat is doable and beautiful back home…
Jewish Women Celebrate Family At Annual Conference
They left family and fort behind, but for five days of workshops and sessions, these Chabad representatives were exhorted to remember their primary focus: family.
Chabad Rabbi Launches Online Training Program for Rabbis
While this online program makes it possible for students to study at home or in the office, opportunities for lively debate and discussion, it seems,…
Released Time Bolsters Jewish Identity of NY Public School Students
Every Wednesday during the past year, 230 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students instructed more than 1,110 students from 114 public schools across New York City in Jewish…
Blind Date: Two Jews, Two Phones, One Torah
Sanford Rosenthal surfs the web using a talking computer. To find matching clothes each morning, he feels the Braille labels on his shirts. His cell…
A Boy For All Camps
It’s hard for the average kid to be in two places at once. But Ari Cohen is not your average kid. Last summer, the spunky…
Chabad’s Bais Chana Institute Ranks Second of Top Ten NonProfits Empowering Women
(lubavitch.com) Bais Chana Women’s Institute has been named one of the top nonprofits empowering women by GreatNonprofits and GuideStar. The distinguished educational institution has opened…
Coast-To-Coast, Chabad Centers In Shape For Summer Season
Although the U.S. economy is predicted to slow this quarter, more than fifty percent of Americans will be vacationing this summer. And if sunbathing and…
Lag B’Omer: Of Mystics and Merriment
More than a million people visit annually, but it is during the 24-hour period of Lag B’Omer that the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai…
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