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Reuvena Leah Grodnitzky

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Mental-health training addresses identification, assistance and referral
The college years are about so much more than study; they represent a microcosm of the world young adults will enter. They also test students in ways they’re not always prepared for—academically, socially, mentally and spiritually. And that’s where Chabad...
She helped other Jewish immigrants to America, as she was one herself
Goldie Michelson, purported to be the oldest American, passed away on Friday in her home at the age of 113 years and 11 months—just shy of her 114th birthday. Her funeral was held yesterday in Worcester, Mass., where she lived her entire life. Her father,...
An emotional journey with a focus on information, inspiration and identity
For three weeks this summer, 80 teenagers from across the world will embark on the “CTeen Heritage Quest” trip, traveling through Poland and Israel to explore Jewish history, with focus on the Holocaust. “We hope that the experience will empower Jewish te...
Chabad emissary in Upstate New York puts the spotlight on kosher cooking
He wore a winning smile the entire time, even though he didn’t come away with first place and the $10,000 cash prize. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, 31, co-director of Chabad Dutchess-Rhinebeck Jewish Center in Upstate New York with his wife, Tzivie, recently partic...
An expansive new space and ‘place of respite’ for Jewish students
Cloudy skies couldn’t put a damper on the early-evening ribbon-cutting and building dedication of the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Jewish Life-Lubavitch House at the University of Pennsylvania. Dozens of alumni, supporters, community members and rabbis g...
Award-winner Peri Finkelstein, 16, sets an example by working hard and thinking big
Like most 16-year-old girls, Peri Finkelstein enjoys baking, fashion and shopping, spending time with friends and laughing over humorous stories. But not giggling. Definitely not giggling; rather, “it’s a no-holds-barred, knee-slapping kind of laugh,” acc...
A great turnout is expected in a show of unity in the Hakhel year
What began as a community gathering in a local park with 100 attendees has since transformed into a citywide celebration of Jewish pride and unity. For the past 11 years, Rabbi Gedaliah and Shevy Lowenstein have been hosting a Lag BaOmer festival in their...
High school teams join nuts and bolts, and Chabad, for a one-of-a-kind experience
When participants from 11 Israeli high school robotics teams discovered that they would be competing in St. Louis smack dab in the middle of Passover, they had a feeling that Chabad would be able to help. It didn’t take long for Rabbi Hershey Novack, dire...
Assisting families in shelters, raising funds and pledging help for the long haul
As the devastating wildfires that have ravaged Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, for a week now continue to spread, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and volunteers have been assisting families in shelters, keeping in contact with Jewish residents and pledging ...
A gift distributed by volunteers offers comfort to those in New Jersey area hospitals
For Jewish patients in Essex and Morris counties in northern New Jersey, observing Shabbat in the hospital has become much easier, thanks to a little “thinking outside the box.” Or, perhaps, in it, as part of a program called “Shabbat in a Box.” “In the h...
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