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Worshippers look forward to returning to synagogue
Before the pandemic, Steven M. Jacobs, a retired computer-science professor living in Flagstaff, Ariz., loved listening to Rabbi Shmulik Moscowitz sing the Shabbat prayers in synagogue on Friday night and Saturday. Now that he’s been advised to refrain fr...
California woman’s encouragement highlights program
Myrna Horton, 84, was eager to talk about why she decided to leave a legacy gift to Chabad of Tustin, Calif. “I feel so good knowing that some of my estate will be used for children’s education. It’s so important for children to learn about their religion...
It’s Judaism to the end (of Long Island, that is)
During the work week, it’s difficult for Seth Bender, senior vice president and associate general counsel for HSBC Securities in Manhattan, to find time to connect with his Jewish identity. But when he escapes the hot city for his vacation home in Montauk...
‘JJ’s Holy Cow’ an extension of Chabad Center at Brooklyn Law School
Polish-born Dominik Zakrzewski was working at a synagogue as the senior rabbi’s assistant and preparing to convert to Judaism when he reached out to the managers of JJ’s Holy Cow food cart in downtown Brooklyn. A regular customer, he asked them to provide...
Elders pitch in after a grandmother’s appeal to a Dobbs Ferry rabbi
Joshua, the sole Jewish resident of Children’s Village, a juvenile facility in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., never expected to celebrate his bar mitzvah when he turned 13 this week. He has faced innumerable hardships in his short life, and is isolated from family an...
Alumni inspired by Chabad’s presence at Hamilton College in New York state
CLINTON, N.Y.—Visiting Hamilton College, my alma mater, after 40-plus years, it was hard not to slip back into the mindset of a 17-year-old public-school graduate eager to escape urban Queens, N.Y., for a bucolic existence at a small liberal arts college ...
Ceremonies before or after Shavuot at four colleges in New York and one in California
When Rebecca Roffe walks proudly across the commencement stage to receive her diploma from Binghamton University in Upstate New York, she will be filled with gratitude—not only for having reached this milestone, but also for being able to celebrate it on ...
Students interview their relatives and share their stories on WhatsApp
The ancient tradition of storytelling evokes images of tribal elders sitting in a circle around the fire with youngsters gathered around, mesmerized by their words. Today, sharing stories with the next generation is equally valued, although the medium is ...
California program aids the elderly and the homebound
Lelah Hopp, a Holocaust survivor in her 80s, was pleasantly surprised to open the door to her home last Friday in Oxnard, Calif., to find two teenage girls presenting her with homemade challah for Shabbat. “It means so much when you girls think of me!” sh...
Hands-on production has had unexpected spiritual benefits
Before moving to California to take up his post as a Chabad on Campus rabbi, winemaking was the last thing Rabbi Chaim Leib Hilel imagined himself doing. The closest he came to viniculture as a child was watching his grandfather’s annual efforts to eke ou...
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