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Faygie Levy Holt

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Faygie Holt is an award-winning journalist and regular contributor to Chabad.org and other media outlets. She is also the author of “The New Girl” and “Trouble Ahead,” the first two novels in her Achdus Club book series for girls. Learn more at her website.
Parents, students and faculty work feverishly to reopen school after Jewish holidays
As the storm that was once Hurricane Ida lashed drenching rain on New York and reports of flooding were emerging, Rabbi Shmuel Kogan decided to check on the building that houses Ganeinu, the elementary school he runs with his wife, Shevy. Less than a mile...
Mourning over destroyed and lost possessions coupled with gratitude for lives spared
The Richler children of Mullica Hill, N.J., were celebrating back to school with a dance party in their living room when one of the oldest looked out the window and said, “There’s a tornado outside.” “It came within 500 feet of our house,” says their fath...
In wake of Hurricane Ida, Chabad helps feed and plan for High Holidays
About 12 hours after Hurricane Ida left New Orleans, the Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries to Metairie, La., were welcoming people in the neighborhood to the Chabad center for a barbecue dinner. “We had to empty our freezers because there is no power and just m...
Amid devastation in New Orleans, people are being urged to stay where they are
No power, no clean water, no cell service, downed trees and flooding are just some of the challenges that people in Louisiana are facing one day after a devastating hurricane carved a path of destruction across the state. Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm...
Destructive Category 4 storm hits on 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Chabad emissaries in Louisiana were hunkered down and ready to help their communities deal with whatever Hurricane Ida brings as the intense Category 4 storm made landfall near Grand Isle, La., Sunday afternoon. Ida’s arrival comes on the 16-year annivers...
Students receive best scores in year-end testing
A Chabad-run Jewish high school for girls was named the best school in all of Berlin by the city’s department of education after its students received top scores on end-of-year state testing despite coronavirus pandemic shutdowns. Staff at the Jewish Trad...
Includes a collection of videos highlighting the Rebbe’s care for individuals in need
LifeTown, the recreational, social and educational center in Livingston, N.J., that serves some of the region’s most vulnerable populations, has launched an interactive exhibit of photos and videos that show visitors the love and care for every individual...
Rabbi Yossi and Baila Brackman reach out to student community
A Jewish student from the University of Chicago who is also past president of his school’s campus Chabad center is among those missing after a 12-story, 136-unit oceanfront condominium tower partially collapsed early on Thursday morning in Surfside, Fla. ...
Philanthropic New Jersey company stepped up to fill an urgent void
In a year of a global pandemic, you might think that an unexpected national glue shortage would not be that big of a deal—after all, the year has seen a range of odd shortages. But for 20,000 Jewish families isolated in their homes for Passover, it could ...
Remembrances and memories from relatives and friends
The following are brief obituary profiles and remembrances of the 45 lives that were lost on Lag BaOmer at the resting place of Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai in Meron, Israel. Readers are invited to include additional recollections in the response box following...
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