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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.
Nicknamed ‘the lab school,’ it’s known for academics and fostering Jewish identity
As far as Sara Zemel is concerned, her school is the perfect size. “I know every single person,” says the 11-year-old. “And it’s better that way.” With nearly three-dozen students, the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School—a kindergarten through ...
100 wounded and three fatalities in first ride of Amtrak’s new Seattle to Portland route
Shortly after he heard the news that an Amtrak train had derailed on Monday morning in the city of DuPont, Wash., Rabbi Yosef Schtroks, who co-directs Chabad of Olympia in Tumwater, Wash., headed for a nearby hospital where the injured were taken. “Realiz...
Southern California rabbis provide food, clothing and essentials to evacuees
As firefighters in Southern California continue to battle the volatile winds and flames that have burned more than 100,000 acres in Ventura County and decimated some 20,000 in Los Angeles County, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries sprang into action to see what ...
Goldie Plotkin presents Torah perspective as new bill is considered
Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Goldie Plotkin was invited to speak at a Knesset meeting last month on the need for premarital counseling for Jewish men and women. The voluntary program created by a proposed new law would provide substantial financial benefits ...
Inviting all to weekly Friday-night warmth in New Jersey
For more than 10 years, the property near a busy intersection sat dormant. Deeded to Lubavitch Center of Essex County, it had potential. At least, that’s what Rabbi Baruch and Devorah Klar thought. The space was too small for a synagogue, so the Klars kep...
Chabad runs effort to replace destroyed wardrobes
For those living in the still-ravaged U.S. Virgin Islands, life is far normal. Many homes remain damaged or even uninhabitable after two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, hit nearly back to back in September. The tourist industry, which accounts for much of the...
Education a priority in the list of post-hurricane needs
With thousands of people still displaced two months after Hurricane Harvey flooded swaths of eastern Texas, leaving heavily damaged homes and property, Chabad of Houston is directing funds raised towards immediate uses. One of them is Jewish education. To...
More than 150 people attend the event, followed by a joyous procession in the streets
Members of the Australian Parliament, government ministers, foreign diplomats, local Jewish residents and guests gathered on Oct. 19, exactly one week after the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, in the country’s capital city to celebrate the completion of ...
Some 500-plus police and security officers out in force; Chabad’s doors stay open to all
Despite tensions that mounted throughout the week with news that white supremacist Richard Spencer was coming to speak at the University of Florida in Gainesville—a school with an estimated 6,000 Jewish students, one of the highest demographics on a campu...
Unity the focus as residents make their way back home
Most years, Sara and Yoram Levi of Key West, Fla., enjoy a home-cooked dinner with their young children before going off to synagogue at the start of Yom Kippur. This year, however, with their home still in shambles from Hurricane Irma, they will be eatin...
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