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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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Jews the World Over Ready Themselves for Rosh Hashanah and Hakhel, 5776 As people prepare for meals and services, rabbis get set to inspire with words and new goals News
Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries throughout the world—in places near and far, and in houses of worship large and small—will open their doors to Jewish families and individuals looking for High Holiday services for the Jewish new year, 5776. As part of a decade...
‘The Great Kosher Chocolate Factory’: A Sweet Partnership at Safeway Have your dessert and Judaism, too, at a hands-on JCrafts lesson in Maryland News
Joseph Sabag and his family are getting ready for a chocolate-covered Sunday. The resident of Aspen Hill, Md., is headed to the local Safeway supermarket with his wife, Rebecca, and sons Judah, 8, and Izak, 3, for “The Great Kosher Chocolate Factory”—a wo...
Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina: New Chabad Couple to Run Undergrad Activities at Tulane Existing campus couple to focus on the needs of graduate students there News
Recognizing 10 years since Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 23-31, 2005) Last in a series of articles on the storm, its aftermath and the ensuing growth of Chabad in Louisiana After 16 years of directing the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University i...
Chabad on Campus Welcomes 20 New Emissary Couples for the Academic Year At annual conference, tapping into the network of families serving nearly 500 campuses around the world News
Summer is a good time for many Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, especially those based on college campuses, to get outside of their immediate surroundings—spending time with family, working with kids at camp, visiting friends or alumni. While the students are...
Worldwide Gatherings Focus on Rebbe’s Guidance for Meaningful Life Emphasizing the impact the Rebbe continues to have on individuals and communities all over the globe News
For weeks now, Jewish communities and individuals around the world have been preparing to mark the 21st anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. This year the anniversary, which takes place on ...
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 nig...
‘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 Is...
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 p...
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 Ki...
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