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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.
Three days of local and global online events inspire and motivate
In a normal year, Zach Ollivierre, 17, would have been eager to travel cross-country from Mission Viejo, Calif., to Brooklyn, N.Y., and stand in front of thousands of his peers to talk about what’s important to him as a Jewish teen. But when he spoke to a...
More frequent Megillah readings and other innovative ways to observe the holiday
Zahava (Gwenn) Flait and her husband, Stuart, are more excited than ever for Purim to arrive. The holiday will be their first time back in person at Chabad of West Boca Raton, Fla., since last Purim, when the coronavirus pandemic began to spread throughou...
Tech Tribe event a novel Hanukkah party for people from all over
Since Erin Lofties can’t host a Hanukkah gathering in her home this year, she’s attending one in another city ... remotely. “It’s a good chance to see what other people are up to, to see how they’re celebrating, and to feel connected again,” she says. She...
Menorahs and the Maccabeats link service members from around the world
Even though Lance Cpl. David Pfeifer, 20, isn’t sure that he’ll be able to make it home to celebrate Hanukkah with family this year, the U.S. Marine is excited that for the first time ever, he’ll be marking the holiday with other Jewish troops stationed a...
Gov. Jared Polis officiates at campus ceremony
Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, who runs the Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado and Chabad Jewish Student Center @ CSU with his wife, Devorah Leah, and teaches at Colorado State University, is the recipient of the Best Teacher and Outstanding Faculty Adv...
Schools and synagogues are key
Jennie Small has lived on Manhattan’s Upper West Side for seven years. When the coronavirus began to spread in March, she and her children, ages 2 and 3, decamped to her parents’ in Stanford, Conn., for what she thought would be a week or two. Her husband...
Chabad Lifeline pivots to serve and support people in recovery
Amber is a young Canadian mother who has spent much of her life dealing with the wreckage caused by alcohol and drugs. After residing in an in-patient rehabilitation center during the first part of 2019, she was connected with Chabad Lifeline—a Montreal-b...
25 hospitals and thousands of individuals around the state receive protective gear
With New Jersey’s Health Emergency extended another 30 days on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the state and much of the nation, residents and health-care workers are preparing for continued restrictions—and looking to take the n...
Preparing and delivering with social distancing and safety in mind
Pediatric dental resident Dr. Mirissa Price has been working day and night in a Boston emergency room and dental clinic during the coronavirus pandemic, her family quarantined together on the other side of the country. Last Friday, Price hurried across th...
As more and more people find themselves home, Passover prep begins
With people staying in place to celebrate Passover with immediate family only, in accordance with government guidelines for the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the number of Seders taking place around the world will be greater this year than ever...
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