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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.
Chabad of Chico initiative helps victims in dire need of transportation
When the Camp Fire started in Butte County, Calif., Rachel Begbie and her husband, Paul, were recovering from a severe accident they’d had while on vacation a few weeks earlier, trying to mend from several broken bones and Paul’s jaw, which is also broken...
Surrounded by death and destruction, some Jewish residents have lost everything but hope
It seemed like just a regular morning in Paradise. It was Nov. 8, and Randy Stein had an early-morning doctor’s appointment in the nearby town of Oroville, Calif. His wife, Lois, joined him, leaving their home intending to return a few hours later. There ...
In the midst of back-to-back crises, people are helping neighbors, offering support
Voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in need while dealing with the devastation a weekend of at-times uncontrollable fires has wrought on their hometowns. “Paradise is a part of our...
25 dead and untold property damage on both ends of the state
The “deadliest fires in California history” continued to spread in both Northern and Southern California over the weekend. To date, 25 have been reported killed in the blazes, and entire communities have been decimated as high winds continued to fan the f...
A quiet community in shock after 12 killed in shooting
There are 12 souls who can no longer do goodness in this world, so it’s up to everyone else to do so for them. That was the message that Rabbi Chaim Bryski was delivering just hours after a gunman attacked a club filled with young adults in the community ...
Weaving some Judaism into the annual artsy, rustic Dutchess County fair
Every year in late October, thousands of people kept warm in handknit hats, scarves and sweaters descend on the artsy Upstate New York town of Rhinebeck for a weekend of festivities celebrating yarn, knitting and fiber arts. It’s probably fair to say that...
Premiere of Jewish Cultural Booth turns out to be a big hit
Every year, Karen Mahoy and her husband, Steve, join more than 200,000 visitors to the annual Alaska State Fair in the town of Palmer. Like many of their neighbors in the Last Frontier, the couple goes to enjoy the various shows, attractions and more. Thi...
Throughout the state, acts of kindness in wake of Hurricane Michael
Roderick Robinson and his fiancée, Jasmine Maddox, were driving around Tallahassee on Thursday afternoon hoping to find a store or restaurant that was open. Their residence is without power and their four children, ages 10 to 16, needed something more tha...
Poised to assist those impacted by one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history
While tens of thousands of people were busying themselves with storm preparations or heading out of town to escape Hurricane Michael—which made landfall as a devastating Category 4 storm with sustained winds topping 150 mph, and was called the “worst-case...
Catastrophic flooding predicted in the Carolinas
For the last 11 years, the Lieblich family of Wilmington, N.C., have always held Rosh Hashanah services on both days of the holiday. This year, for the first time ever, they did not have a minyan for the second day because of a looming catastrophic weathe...
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