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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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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 the content 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...
Jewish Leaders Mix and Meet at Chabad Partners Conference A town-hall meeting, plenary session and workshops prior to the Kinus gala banquet News
The Chabad Partners Conference on Sunday brought together some 250 leaders in Jewish communities around the world ahead of the evening’s gala banquet at the annual Kinus Hashluchim, the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The men...
Celebration and Inspiration Resonate at Annual Chabad Gala A total of 5,200 rabbis and guests focus on the Rebbe’s ongoing influence, 20 years later News
Rabbi Berel Pewzner, 26, has been to the annual Kinus Hashluchim—the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries—before, but this year was different. This was his first time attending the event as an official shaliach—a Chabad emissary—as...
Recharged and Refocused After International Campus Shabbaton An educational, social and spiritual three-day program creates lasting imprints for a pivotal age group News
David Stein, 18, has been hearing about the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., his whole life. Last weekend, he finally got to see it and even stay there for Shabbat as part of the annual Chabad on Campus International Shabbaton. The three-day...
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