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Giving aid to a caregiver who lost his entire life savings
Haitian-born Gabriel Pierre is gentle, kind, thoughtful and eager to help others—the perfect candidate to serve as an aide for an elderly person with dementia. It also made him the perfect candidate for smooth-talking scammers who robbed him of his life s...
A small local project snowballs into a growing effort abroad
Some very special gifts are making their way to Odessa, Ukraine, for children in Chabad’s Mishpacha orphanage, thanks to the efforts of a group of women in New Jersey. About 60 women gathered recently for an annual event hosted by community member Renata ...
Innovative Colel Chabad program continues after its launch before Purim
JERUSALEM—Colel Chabad has launched an innovative debit card program this year that enables Israelis in need to go to designated supermarkets and purchase their holiday necessities according to their own choices. And they can do so with dignity and self-r...
Growing monthly effort to distribute kosher food to the those in need
Sixth in a series of articles on the 40th anniversary of the worldwide kosher campaign launched by the Rebbe in 1975. As predictions of the mammoth snowstorm that dumped more than two feet of snow on New York City over the weekend gusted through the news ...
Pitcher remembered for ‘Shot Heard Round the World’ passes away at age 90
Former Brooklyn Dodger pitching star Ralph Branca passed away early in the morning on Nov. 23 at the age of 90. Most famous for giving up a 1951 pennant-winning home run to Bobby Thomson of the Dodgers’ cross-town rivals the New York Giants—known forever ...
Those in need receive food for the holiday from Maot Chitim fund
Russian Jewish individuals and families who received food packages as part of a large Maot Chitim project there are enjoying Passover with “fuller plates than ever,” according to the charity’s organizers. The Matan BeSeiser Fund of Moscow’s special Passov...
Maot Chitim funds provide for those unable to pay for holiday necessities
On the outside, the C. family appears unremarkable. Both parents leave their modest townhouse to go to work every morning, while their four children head off to the local Jewish day school. Yet behind closed doors, a very different story unfolds. The peel...
A Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, has installed an ATM-like device that accepts donations on behalf of the institution through the swipe of a charge card.
The Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Student Center serving Brandeis University held its first-ever gala dinner this month. The student-run affair drew some 100 guests and raised more than $30,000 for the center, which is directed by Rabbi Peretz and Chanie Chein.
Mel Landow, whose largesse helped a Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva find a permanent home, died last week at the age of 81.
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