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Friendship Circle provides special headphones and the dancing goes on
Listen up, headphone companies! Rabbi Levi Stein and the Friendship Circle of Wisconsin may have discovered a new market for you. Thanks to the use of special headphones, 50 people with disabilities—many with sensory issues—were able to successfully take ...
The amazing powers of Felicia Bowers
Part I of a two-part series on Friendship Circle of Michigan WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich.—Felicia Bowers’ smile was the size of Lake Michigan when she received the latest update on the number of Facebook viewers who have watched the “Art Through Felicia’s Eyes”...
Young man with autism inspires and educates a community
Sometimes what happens in Vegas shouldn’t just stay in Vegas. Levi Harlig’s extraordinary bar mitzvah is one of them. Levi gave a flawless reading of Parshat Naso, the longest Torah portion of the year, and delivered a Chassidic discourse in Yiddish and H...
Chabad emissaries’ unique celebration and video for their son with special needs
When the Diskin family was contemplating a move from the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Munich in the late 1980s, there was no Chabad presence in Germany, the Berlin Wall was still standing, and they were instructed by the Rebbe’s secret...
We often choose not to recite the Mi Sheberach for people dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia and other mental health issues.
How Manhattan’s Upper East Siders do the holiday mitzvahs
Two young Israeli boys were riding their bikes along Manhattan’s East River Esplanade near Carl Schurz Park at 84th Street. They looked up, smiled, and called to their father in Hebrew: “Abba, look! A sukkah!” Inside, a young couple with daughters 2 and 4...
ZABS Place in North Carolina provides on-site job training and business skills
“Hello, welcome to ZABS Place! My name is Aaron.” Aaron Roochvarg sports an award-winning smile. He’s there at the door, enthusiastically greeting customers when they enter the store and asking if they need any assistance finding items. “How did you hear ...
Finally, a communal place to eat and socialize with Jewish locals and tourists
Visitors to Denmark—the southernmost of the Nordic countries—have long been able to enjoy such attractions as the original Legoland Billund Resort (opened in 1968), the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde and the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense. The c...
The Jewish community celebrates its heritage
NEW ORLEANS—Ask Malkie Rivkin and the volunteers who are preparing hundreds of mishloach manot food baskets at the Btesh Family Chabad House in New Orleans three days before Purim what makes the holiday unique in New Orleans, and they almost don’t underst...
Writer joins a Virgin Islands rabbi on his daily rounds of hotels, timeshares and cruise ships
ST. THOMAS, V.I.—The questions, both halachic and practical, start early on this 32-square-mile island in the Caribbean Sea. Rabbi Asher Federman, director of Chabad Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, begins his daily routine of mustering up m...
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