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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.
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...
2,700 teens and chaperones leave spiritually enriched after an inspiring weekend in New York
CTeen gave Rachel Wilkes-Goffstein a new perspective on life, says the 20-year-old from Hollywood, Fla., who attended her seventh CTeen International Shabbaton this past weekend, coming as a chaperone for a second time, in addition to the five times she a...
The goal of the ‘Ambassadors of Light’ effort is to distribute menorahs and make new connections
Chanukah was just around the corner, and Yudi Hercenberg was out delivering menorahs. The Manhattan resident is passionate about helping make sure as many people as possible can participate in the mitzvah of lighting Chanukah candles for the holiday, whic...
A camp-like experience for children of emissaries from around the world
Mendel Plotkin, 11, is getting ready for an adventure. He’s headed to New York City to participate in the kids’ division programming of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim), a once-a-year gathering that brings rab...
Workshops, prayer, study and gala celebration highlight world’s largest rabbinic conference
Thousands of rabbis and communal leaders from around the world are converging on New York City over the next few days for an annual conference that celebrates Jewish pride and unity. Hailing from 100 countries, the International Conference of Chabad-Lubav...
High Holidays are a time for renewed spirituality
Ari Shortt is looking forward to celebrating Rosh Hashanah with his community. Shortt, a Ph.D. candidate studying psychology in Guelph, Ontario, will head to his neighborhood Chabad center with his wife, Eva, and two sons, ages 5 and 2, to enjoy the holid...
From a Torah scroll in an Arizona living room to a 12,500-square-foot full-service facility
Some 13 years ago, Flagstaff, Ariz., resident Baruch Gershater heard a knock at his office door. Standing on the other side was Rabbi Dovie Shapiro, who asked if he could come in and chat. Shapiro and his wife, Chaya, were new in town as co-directors of C...
Thousands of young people are among the 50,000 who visited the Ohel for Gimmel Tammuz
When 16-year old Eitan Suss of Teaneck, N.J., first heard about the Ohel a few years ago, he told his parents that he wanted to go, and they were happy to oblige. Eitan first went with his father and then with friends from school. Late last week, he retur...
Students praise the practical wisdom and connection to G-d they experienced
A group of women eagerly gathered in a classroom in Chicago on Sunday morning of the Fourth of July weekend to complete a project that began in December 2013: A weekly study of the Tanya, the preeminent work of practical Jewish spirituality and the founda...
Mitchell Leshchiner says he was motivated by the Poway shooting
When Mitchell Leshchiner, 14, walked across the stage during his middle-school graduation on Tuesday, not only was he proudly wearing his graduation robe and the medals he earned for his various school accomplishments, on this special day, he also decided...
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