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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.
Fund established to help residents get back on their feet
As unprecedented wildfires continue to rage through southern Oregon, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are reaching out to residents, assisting firefighters and emergency workers, and opening a relief fund to help the thousands who are just learning that they h...
Fall programs build on lessons learned during spring lockdowns
As children start to return to school and the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across America, Chabad Hebrew schools, which offer after-school instruction to tens of thousands of Jewish children around the nation, are searching for a way to be enga...
Workshops include instruction, laws and mystical intentions
With the Jewish New Year fast approaching, many people are asking how they will hear the shofar if they cannot attend Rosh Hashanah services because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, this may mean finding a friend, neighbor or rabbinical student who can...
Recovery complicated by high rates of coronavirus in region
Hurricane Hanna roared through southern Texas this weekend, leaving flooded roadways and homes, downed trees, broken roofs and power outages in its wake, as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state. Chabad representatives are busy reaching...
1,000 kids combine summer study and sports in an outdoors environment
For nearly four months, the Bell family was shuttered inside their small apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y. The mother, Faigy Bell, had been so sick with COVID-19 that she spent nearly a week in the hospital and five full weeks just lying in bed as her body batt...
Secondhand boutique in North Carolina gets a boost from a grateful employee
The envelope wasn’t anything special, but when Rabbi Bentzion Groner and his wife, Rochel, looked inside, they were stunned by what they saw. It was a donation for ZABS Place, a secondhand boutique the Groners and another couple, Charlie and Caren Gale, s...
With classes and jobs on hold, Kaila Zimmerman-Moscovitch of Chicago still keeps busy from morning till night
Most weeks, Kaila Zimmerman-Moscovitch is busy juggling a full load of college classes and two part-time jobs. It’s a schedule that doesn’t allow for much free time. With the coronavirus upending her normal routine and her part-time jobs canceled for the ...
Shaping programs to conform to local circumstances amid coronavirus uncertainty
With less than two months until the start of summer, camp directors and parents alike are trying to figure out what programs will look like in the era of the coronavirus, stay-at-home orders and social distancing. “As much as I want camp to be there, ther...
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...
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