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Remembering those whose lives were lost
During the early-morning hours of June 24, 2021, while most residents were asleep, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium in Surfside, Fla., partially collapsed, leaving more than 100 residents and guests missing beneath the rubble. In ...
Students win school board’s inclusion of Jewish holidays for the first time
As part of series of positive, proactive responses to antisemitic incidents at their school, five Jewish seniors at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Illinois have successfully banded together to win change and inclusion for Jewish students in the ...
Celebration caps a year of unprecedented Jewish growth at the Ivy League college
“They bring the darkness, we bring the light.” That became the motto of the micro-community of Jewish students at Chabad at Dartmouth after last year’s antisemitic attack during Chanukah involving the vandalization of the public menorah on campus. In a se...
A compelling account of parental faith
When Rabbi Elie and Chaya Rochel Estrin were preparing to welcome their sixth child into the world, the news that their baby had developed multiple cardiac defects in utero felt like a bombshell. The doctors’ prognosis was grim. The medical conditions wer...
Director of Chabad of Hanover cited for work with her late husband, Rabbi Binyamin Wolff
It was on a bright summer morning when Shterna Wolff, director of Chabad of Hanover, was approached by an influential German magazine about the possibility of being featured as its “Person of the Week.” At first, she thought it was some kind of a hoax. “R...
Sandra Paul seeks to share her profound life-changing experience with others
Sandra Bram’s first encounter with Chabad was typical of many college students. On a breezy California afternoon in the fall of 2009, clad in jeans and a T-shirt, she first met Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook on the campus of California State University of Northr...
Rabbi Shlomo Noginski says conquering darkness with light is ‘the only way forward’
The rabbi who was stabbed eight times in an anti-Semitic attack in Brighton, Mass., on July 1, has proclaimed his resolve to train and ordain at least eight new rabbis who will join the Chabad-Lubavitch worldwide network in spreading the light of Torah. C...
Native of Havana fled Cuba in 1960
Simon Segal—whose family fled Cuba for Florida in 1960 when he was a 19-year-old foreign exchange student at Cornell University—was a structural engineer who was beloved by all who knew him. Known for his quick sense of humor and kind demeanor, his youthf...
CKids Gan Israel brings together 60 boys from diverse backgrounds
It’s evening at CKids Gan Israel in Lakeworth, Fla., and the sound of children singing songs of Jewish pride can be heard throughout its sprawling campgrounds. There, on a glistening lakefront set among the expanses of nature, 60 Jewish boys from diverse ...
Residents of Sydney, Australia, for decades, moved to Surfside to be near their children
Modest and dignified, Tzvi and Itty Ainsworth were beloved by all who knew them, and were noted for their generous hospitality and devotion towards helping others in need. Friends note how Tzvi Ainsworth would arrive each day without fail at the Chabad ce...
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