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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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Countdown to Passover: The Extensive Reach of the Holiday, From Kansas to Kharkov to Korea Chabad centers host seders, distribute shmurah matzah and offer a hearty helping of Jewish tradition News
Rabbi Avi Zwiebel has been on the road for weeks now, delivering shmurah matzah well ahead of Passover. The co-director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Southern Oregon in the city of Ashland made his rounds within a 40-mile radius, stopping by offices and...
Plenty of Room for Passover on College Campuses Worldwide Students to partake in seders, meals and other Chabad-sponsored programs over the holiday News
Rabbi Shlomie and Devorah Leah Chein are looking forward to Passover—their 12th on the University of California campus in Santa Cruz. With the holiday beginning at the start of Shabbat this year—the two seders will take place (outside of Israel) after...
‘Lone Soldiers’ in Israel Receive Purim Packages Reminiscent of Home Those in Jerusalem also got to hear Megillah readings, courtesy of Chayal el Chayal News
Bringing a taste of home to those protecting Israel this Purim, Chayal el Chayal (“Soldier to Soldier”) brought mishloach manot, personal holiday letters written at Chabad centers around the world, along with general Purim joy to “lone soldiers” in the...
Joyous Themes This Purim Holiday to Focus on Jewish Solidarity Chabad centers rev up for Megillah readings, festive meals, handing out food baskets and more News
In many ways, the joyous result of Jewish solidarity and faith in the unseen hand of G‑d is what the Purim story is all about: Queen Esther linked her fate with the Jewish people in Shushan at a time when they needed it the most, while the Jewish people...
Inspiration, Dedication and Friendship Highlight Women’s Convention Gala Kinus brings together emissaries and community leaders from around the world News
A weekend of inspiration, motivation and connection for women emissaries and lay leaders from around the world culminated last night in the grand gala banquet at the New York Hilton in New York City—the apex of four days of events as part of the annual...
It’s Official: Facebook Page Tops 100,000 ‘Likes’ Content attracts followers from all over the world, who have responded to postings News
Tuesday, Feb. 3 wasn’t just any day for the Facebook page. For one, it was the start of 15 Shevat that evening—the New Year of the Trees. If that wasn’t enough to celebrate, that same day also made a bit of Chabad history: It counted 100,000...
Surveying South Dakota: A History of Rabbis Keeping in Touch With Residents For holidays and other Jewish needs, Chabad representatives are at the ready to serve the final frontier News
Rachel Hunt, 23, hadn’t talked to too many rabbis in South Dakota before she met Yosef Sharfstein, 24, and Shmuel Lefkowitz, 24. A Minneapolis native, Hunt is a student in her last year at South Dakota State University in Brookings, in the northeastern...
Campus Chabads to Host ‘French-Themed’ Shabbat Dinners Discussions, Torah learning and support for French Jewry at the holy Friday-night meal News
With terrorist murders in France, as well as growing campus anti-Semitism on the minds of Jewish students everywhere, some Chabad on Campus chapters are making special efforts this Shabbat to feature French-themed Shabbat dinners in a show of unity and...
Chanukah Turns Tech at Events in New York and Chicago Introducing a 3D-printed menorah, fostering interest in tech-savvy ideas with Jewish themes News
This Chanukah, instead of heading to a party at a synagogue or a bustling outdoor celebration, Kayla Epstein, 24, found herself in Brooklyn, N.Y., surrounded by others also interested in both the holiday and technology. She was one of about 30 guests at...
Calling All Students: Menorahs, Dreidels and Jewish Identity, With a College Spin Chabad on Campus emissaries work to bring Chanukah light and a little levity in the midst of final exams News
The arrival of Chanukah tonight comes at the same time as finals week on many college campuses across North America, and lots of students will be burning their candles at both ends as they study for and take their last exams of the semester, while...
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