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Ronelle Grier is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of local, national, and worldwide media. She is a two-time recipient of the National Jewish Press Association’s Simon Rockower Award for articles published in the Detroit Jewish News. Her story, “Funny-Looking Kid,” was featured in the book, A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs by Adams Media (2009). Ronelle lives with her three children in West Bloomfield, Mich.
Chabad center expansion helps couple serve a tight-knit community
“Where every Jew is family!” is exactly the kind of slogan one would expect to find in Munster, a bedroom community 30 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, just across the Indiana border. With a population of about 23,000, less than 10 percent of which is...
Candle-lighting, mitzvah campaign and more mark the first yahrtzeit of a young woman devoted to others
Daniella Moffson touched many lives with her ready smile and passion for helping others. Since her tragic death one year ago in a bus accident in Honduras, those who knew her are determined to continue her legacy through a series of charitable and spiritu...
Programs for a community recently out of college and into the workplace
Jason Finkelstein, 22, a financial adviser and planner for North Star Resource Group in Minnesota, met Rabbi Sholom Brook through the Chabad rabbi at the University of Kansas, where Finkelstein was active with the campus program. From that first meeting, ...
A weekend for addicts, alcoholics and their families to connect and communicate
Experts in the field of addiction agree that a strong support system is one of the most important components of long-term recovery, but creating and maintaining an effective network is often difficult amid the daily demands of work, family and personal ob...
Booths and joy are up this year at a new Chabad House and the Farber Soul Center
Sukkot, often described as the “Season of Our Rejoicing,” is among the most joyous of the Jewish holidays; when a sukkah is erected at a site for the first time, the joy and holiness of performing this mitzvah are compounded. In Michigan, two new sukkahs ...
Michigan program incorporates tactile techniques so Hebrew and holidays become more accessible
For most Jewish children, learning about the High Holidays is a natural component of their education; preparing for this special time of year has long been a traditional part of day schools and Sunday-school programs throughout the world. But for children...
Facility will offer a wide range of services, skills training and social opportunities
For children with special needs and their families, the simplest things can be indescribably challenging: visiting the dentist, getting a haircut, making a friend. To help those families and individuals in and around Essex County, N.J., a transformational...
Young adults with special needs and talents feel pride through the Farber Soul Center
At the Farber Soul Center, there is no shortage of “A-ha!” moments. For Noah Sriro, 24, who works in the Soul Cafe, it’s the joy of his very first tip—tangible recognition for a job well done. For facilitating staff artist Carolyn Morris, it’s the joy tha...
Chabad is part of efforts to relieve those still grappling with water-related issues
Families and children affected by the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich., will receive an innovative new bathing product designed for use with a minimal amount of water, thanks to the combined efforts of the Chabad of Eastern Michigan, the Jewish Federa...
A rediscovered scroll that survived Spain tells the story of Jewish survival in Persia
Purim is a holiday commemorating courage and redemption, and what better way to celebrate than by reading a Megillah as steeped in history as the holiday itself. This year, Rabbi Sholom Raichik, director of Chabad of Upper Montgomery County in Gaithersbur...
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