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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.
Increasingly, schools are choosing emissaries to address graduations across United States
Judah Adler, 23, was glad to be able to hear from Rabbi Eli Backman one last time as a student at the University of Maryland. Backman, who has directed Chabad at the University of Maryland with his wife, Nechama, since 1995, kicked off the class of 2022’s...
Rabbis reach out to residents and stranded tourists alike
As flooding swept through Yellowstone National Park this week, Chabad centers were focal points for help to both local community members and travelers alike. Heavy rain and melting snow trapped hikers, who were rescued by extraordinary efforts by search-a...
Millions to once again join in family gatherings and communal Seders
Passover is right around the corner, and Jewish families and friends around the world are eagerly looking forward to being together once again on the Seder nights. Chabad-Lubavitch centers are opening their doors to a record number of guests, and everyone...
In-person celebrations return, with commitments to Judaism stronger than ever
Last year at this time, the world was still struggling with a pandemic. This year, hearts and minds are turned towards the people of Ukraine. Nevertheless, Jewish people around the world are celebrating the holiday of Purim—as they have ever since they fa...
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...
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