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Mindy Rubenstein is a freelance journalist who lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and children. She also serves as the publisher/editor of Nishei, a magazine for Jewish women and children.
My husband is with me on this journey, and although we are different, we are now working together, as unique individuals with common goals.
Enabling more women to perform an essential mitzvah
Growing up, recalls Rivka, a resident of Southeast Florida, “my father, who never imagined I would one day become Orthodox, said: ‘There are two groups of people you can always count on in this world: Firemen and Chabad rabbis.” While she hopefully will n...
Drawing in families and serving longtime residents in a background of art and nature
It’s been a year since the doors of a brand-new Jewish center opened on Vancouver Island, the majestic outpost in the northeastern Pacific Ocean tucked off Canada’s coast, north of Seattle. In fact, the Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning represent...
Chabad campus couple draws the attention of students, and their parents, with a nourishing program
Alex Lustig, a freshman at California Polytechnic State Institute, had come down with mononucleosis, which left him utterly wiped out. He was in need of rest, care and a little homemade food. Once she heard the news, his mother, who lives 16 hours away in...
Elementary-school students and the elderly form bonds as part of a new program
Noam Cahana, a sixth-grader at Rudlin Torah Academy in Richmond, Va., was very candid about the whole experience, from start to finish. “When my dad first advised it, I was saying to myself: ‘This is something only for Scouts.’ To my surprise, I really en...
A small but strong K-8 educational institution is a cornerstone for the community
Galit and Joe Friedman recently moved with their four young children from the heavily Jewish Southeast Florida city of Boca Raton—several hours away and across Alligator Alley—to the slower-paced western part of the state. A cardiologist, Joe Friedman had...
Brand-new facility is under construction in memory of Rashi Minkowicz
For the past 18 years, the Minkowicz family has served as a beacon of light to Jews living in the tranquil Atlanta suburbs of Alpharetta, Johns Creek and other nearby areas. It’s also now been more than two years now since Rashi Minkowicz—the wife of Rabb...
‘Loaves of Love’ participants learn to make, bake and sell challah to the community
A new program in Chicago offers young adults with special needs the chance to make and sell challah at a kosher bakery. Tzippy Dukes, who started “Loaves of Love” earlier this year, partnered with the local franchise Breadsmith in Skokie, a suburb of Chic...
About 10 years ago I fell head over heels in love with Judaism . . .
Another adventure in the roster of programs for Jewish youth
Why is 16-year-old Rachel Wilkes on a quest? Or is the answer apparent: Why not? She and more than 80 other teenagers—40 boys ad 40 girls—will travel to Israel and Poland this summer as part of a brand-new program called “CTeen Heritage Quest.” “I decided...
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