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When Friendship Isn’t Only For Kids: The Circle Expands to 21 Plus
Friendship Circle for adults, which piloted this past year, will provide monthly opportunities for social and educational engagement for adults between twenty and thirty-five. The…
A Compact Study Routine
On a recent flight somewhere over the Rocky Mountains, Doug Revere pulled out his trusty Chayenu, a weekly compilation of Torah lessons and thoughts. When…
A (Permanent) Place to Call Home
Though it doesn’t have a synagogue or other Jewish infrastructure, Darwin, Australia now boasts one important Jewish edifice: a cemetery.
20 Years in Oklahoma City and the Frontier is Friendly
When Rabbi Ovadia and Nechoma Goldman came to town in 1998, they were told Oklahoma City was reform country. “Nice thought, but you won’t last…
#ShareShabbat: When a Hashtag is an Invitation to Services and Solidarity
This Shabbat, several thousand synagogues around the globe will throw open their doors to hundreds of thousands of Jews who will show, through presence and…
In the Suburbs of Sao Paulo: A Jewish Community Opens a Synagogue
This ritzy S. Paulo suburb is home to one thousand Jewish families. Since 2005, Rabbi Eliyahu and Rivky Rosenfeld have been holding services, running a…
Full Exposure: Pittsburgh University Executives See Israel For Themselves
American colleges and universities are in the grip of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda. Here’s what Chabad leaders at Pittsburgh colleges have done to create a…
Public Jewish Hour: 88 Years, Going Strong
It’s Wednesday afternoon and young men are streaming out of the yeshivah on Brooklyn’s leafy Eastern Parkway. Armed with snacks, crafts, and sheafs of paper,…
Chabad Women Talk About Life in Their New Digs
The story of four Chabad women who land in four new places. Is "culture shock" the right word?
Jewish Women In Long Island Live With Hope
When Cindy Knoll was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, her youngest had just celebrated her first birthday. Her husband and family kicked in to…
Frontier Fund Offers Small Chabad Centers Some Relief
In 2009, help came in the form of a grant by The Frontier Fund of Machne Israel, the social-services division at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters. “Heaven-sent” is…
It’s Not All Greek Over Here
Run by Chabad’s representatives to Athens, Rabbi Mendel and Nechama Hendel, Gostijo prepares traditional Sephardic and Greek foods that are popular with natives and tourists,…
Uncovered in Germany? Chabad Rabbis Say No Way!
The rally featured local politicians and supporters of all nationalities and religions. Topped with kippahs of all stripes, materials, and styles, Berlin stood to attention,…
When it rained, it poured
It’s the “wettest spot on earth,” but last week, Kauai received more precipitation than even it could handle. Rabbi Michoel and Zisel Goldman coordinate Jewish…
How Matzah Created An Attitude Shift
The noise is amped up, the kids are animated. Rabbi Levi Landa is dressed up as Moses. Elaborate backdrops and props depict the story of…
When the Taps Run Dry
Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, is facing a drought so severe that city officials are planning to turn off all water on April…
Israel’s PM Unveils Memorial at Mumbai Chabad House
The Living Memorial will include the couple’s apartment, where signs of devastation were preserved for posterity. The floor above will showcase exhibits commemorating the entire…
Moshe Holtzberg Returns to Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the preteen to visit Mumbai when he was in Israel this past July. In an emotional meeting in a Tel…
Everyone’s Birthright
A Birthright trip to Israel for individuals with special needs? The logistical hurdles make it seem too daunting a responsibility to tackle. But one local…
Moving Out
To get her sukkah to Inwood Park in Manhattan on Sunday, artist Shaina Denburg detached its walls. But even in pieces, it didn’t fit in…
Nine Million Dollar Building is First of its Kind in the World
The Jewish Youth Network offers programming and classes for Toronto’s younger set. Students can earn high school credits through after-school Torah classes, volunteer at a…
Low Tech Cool Brings Hi-Impact Change To South Africa
Everyone, no matter their financial capacity, has something to offer another and these little arks could be quickly and painlessly filled before being gifted to…
What’s Your Hunger?
A members-only operation like Costco, The Family Store sells subsidized groceries and home goods to over 500 Jewish families. In a city where a bottle…
My Heart Is In Samara…
Dina Deutch served as an emissary in Samara, Russia, since 1997. With 5,000 Jewish residences on their mailing list, Dina and her husband have built…
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