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Karen Schwartz

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Karen Schwartz is a freelance writer whose stories have appeared in the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Detroit Jewish News and Red Thread magazine. A Columbia University Journalism School graduate, she hails from Detroit and currently resides in Brooklyn.

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What Do Chabad on Campus Emissaries Do Over Summer Vacation? Quite a lot: from leading Israel trips to visiting alumni to teaching at camp and cooking in barbecue contests News
It’s back to school for Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries on college campuses across North America, but that doesn’t mean they all just experienced a three-month break. Many spent their summers traveling with student groups, working at summer camps, or touring...
Communities Draw Together for Tisha B'Av Fasting, prayer and hope for Jerusalem and the Holy Temple amid Israel’s war in Gaza News
As Jewish communities around the world prepare for Tisha B’Av—a day of fasting and mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 69 C.E.—Jewish people everywhere were greeted with positive messages calling for renewed hope...
More Room in Markham as Canadian Community Steadily Swells Chabad center in Thornhill renovates and expands, following the foresight and directive of the Rebbe News
For Allison Solomon, who lives in Toronto, Chabad Lubavitch of Markham in Thornhill has been a source of joy, support and identity. It’s a place to teach her boys—ages 11, 10 and 7—about Jewish life, holidays and giving back to the community and to the...
At San Diego Comic-Con, a Time Out for Shabbat A Friday-night dinner offers a breather from the hubbub of activity associated with the popular convention News
With Comic-Con International: San Diego just around the corner, Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone, of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been making a push on social media, email and mailing lists to draw attendees to a Shabbat dinner this week organized by the Chabad of...
‘We Stand With Israel’: The Overwhelming Message Around the World With Shabbat approaching and the IDF in Gaza, a supportive, positive message rings strong News
With the Sabbath approaching, Israel Defense Force troops are on the ground in Gaza, with Jews everywhere praying for their safety. Throughout the world came calls for prayer and good deeds on behalf of the Israeli soldiers, and all people threatened by...
Connecticut Pays Tribute to the Rebbe at State Capitol Ceremony The 23 Chabad centers in the state join legislators and community members in recognizing the Rebbe’s legacy News
Ilya Tsvok became involved with an area Chabad nearly a decade ago. Today, the 53-year-old orthopedic footwear and orthotics salesman considers it home. So it should come as no surprise that he raced over from work last week to the State Capitol in...
‘Soul Encounters’ Offers Nearly 1,000 the Chance to Reflect on the Rebbe Attendees encouraged by his life, his legacy and his vision came away motivated to do more News
The room rang with applause. It was the encouragement of 500 or so people, who crammed the auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts in New York City on Sunday night for the plenary session of the day-long program “Soul Encounters: A...
Events Large and Small Honor 20th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s Passing Gimmel Tammuz is being recognized in cities, states and countries the world over News
With the approach of the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, on the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz—which this year will be commemorated on Tuesday, July 1—Jewish circles everywhere are...
Worldwide Focus on Plight of Missing Boys in Israel Renewed calls for Shabbat candle-lighting, prayer, mitzvot and Torah study as search continues into its third week News
With the search for the three yeshivah students kidnapped in Israel becoming increasingly desperate, people around the world have been intensifying their prayers and acts of kindness. As the third Shabbat approaches—three weeks after the boys were...
Connecticut State Capitol: Venue of Program Honoring the Rebbe Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has also declared July 1 a Day of ‘Goodness and Kindness’ News
Events are slated throughout North America and around the world marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—which will be officially commemorated on July 1 this year, the third day of the...
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