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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.
Quarantine and contact restrictions spur increased activity
In past years, when Jews in his area needed to sell their chametz (leaven) before the start of Passover, Rabbi Levi Dubinsky would meet them in person to fill out forms that would authorize him to sell their leavened products on their behalf. This year, t...
With no respite for parents, Friendship Circle steps up and innovates during pandemic
Normally, with Passover right around the corner, Friendship Circle branches around the world would be gearing up to help their families with getting shmurah matzah, teaching kids about the story of the exodus from Egypt and, in some cases, hosting model s...
CKids program an immediate hit in local communities
Usually on Sunday mornings, Jenna and Suzy Venit rush out of the house and head over to the JKidz Hebrew school at Chabad-Lubavitch of Delaware. Last Sunday, however, as schools, synagogues and other buildings closed down because of concerns about the cor...
Preparing for an influx of new students from around the world
As schools worldwide shut their doors in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Nigri International Jewish Online School is stepping in to help Jewish students, parents and schools continue their education. The Nigri Jewish Online School, a project...
Rabbi in Dix Hills, N.Y., eager to meet the boys’ touching requests for a ceremony
For parents of children with special needs, day-to-day activities come with a host of challenges. Balancing various therapies can eat up hours and energy. When it comes time for the traditional Jewish rite of passage for boys, a bar mitzvah, it sometimes ...
Stuck in wildfires, they find an opportunity to help others
Rabbi Chaim Bryski was carpooling a group of yeshivah boys, his son among them, from Thousand Oaks, Calif., to their school in Los Angeles this week when he found road after road closed because of the raging Getty Fire. They spent six hours on the highway...
Rabbis reach out as tragedy and loss spread across the state
As the Kincade Fire in Northern California continues to grow to 76,000 acres, Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky attempted to bring some relief to weary residents and emergency personnel on Tuesday morning, offering homemade breakfast and conversation even as he had ...
$70 million international program spurs planned giving
When Michael and Gail Frye met Chaya and Rabbi Alter Korf a dozen or so years ago, the couple had no idea that they would all become close friends and an important part of each other’s lives. The Fryes already had a strong network of friends and community...
Chabad of Bahamas is supervising shipments of aid from U.S. Jewish communities
The need is tremendous on Grand Bahama island. In addition to potable water, food, personal-hygiene supplies, shelter and clothing, local residents crave the knowledge that someone cares. That is the lesson that Rabbi Sholom Bluming, co-director of Chabad...
Fear of hurricane’s fury as it approaches coastal communities
After days of uncertainty, Hurricane Dorian has made its move close to the coasts of North and South Carolina. As torrential rains, hurricane-force winds and life-threatening storm surges began to take their toll, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries spent the mor...
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