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A race against time to provide Passover food and matzah to the sick and the needy
Colel Chabad has been committed to helping needy families and the elderly in Israel since its inception in 1788. But this year—with its 23 soup kitchens across Israel shuttered and dozens of public Seders canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic—s...
A torn-down mezuzah becomes an opportunity to educate
When Maddy Gun, a 20-year-old sophomore at Michigan State University in East Lansing returned home from school one day last September, she was horrified to discover that the mezuzah she had lovingly affixed to the doorpost had been ripped down. Not wantin...
Female lay leaders share their thoughts about the Kinus Hashluchos
As more than 3,000 women from across the globe return home from the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchos), some of those who participated in the conference’s guest program reflected on their experiences at the fi...
Disability inclusion and mental-health awareness in hundreds of communities around the world
Combining the spiritual beauty of Shabbat with classes, workshops and panel discussions at 600 locations around the world, this past weekend’s ShabbaTTogether gatherings, coordinated by the Ruderman Chabad Inclusion Initiative (RCII), highlighted the impo...
Henry Eisen cites the ‘warmth of Chabad’ in decision to affirm his Judaism
Faced with rising anti-Semitism, Jewish people everywhere have been searching for ways to make a difference and to combat such sentiments wherever they are found. For one elderly man, the choice was clear. During a beautiful Shabbat ceremony at the Chabad...
High-tech holiday experiences around the world engage and entertain
With Chanukah beginning on Sunday night, Chabad centers around the world are full force into preparing for holiday events. Meaningful and inspirational merges with entertaining and engaging at the typical Chabad event, characteristic of what emissaries of...
São Paulo ceremony brings together family, friends and community
Andor Stern, the only known Holocaust survivor to have been born in Brazil, celebrated his bar mitzvah at the age of 91 in a moving ceremony at Kehilat Israel, São Paulo’s oldest Jewish synagogue. The celebration took place exactly 81 years after Kristall...
Chabad.org/Kids continues to raise the bar for Jewish children’s media
Living as we do in an online world overflowing with toxic words and images, providing children with Jewish entertainment—rich with values and tradition—has been an overarching goal of Chabad.org’s children’s site, JewishKids.org for more than a decade. Cr...
Remembering a departed father on Hoshana Rabbah by learning Torah
Professional opportunities in the high-tech and housing industries have made the burgeoning suburban San Francisco area a magnet for many young Jews from around the world, and as such, Inon Cohen, an Israeli in his 20s, has been attending programs and eve...
WhatsApp and Instagram add a contemporary touch to a timeless experience
JFK Airport, 1988. The noise and bustle of the crowded airport would be overwhelming for some. Not so for 18-year-old Sholom, for whom the chaos seems to beckon, inviting him into a new and enchanting journey. Hours of traveling and exhaustion don’t hold ...
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