By Robby Sandler I think it's entirely fair to say that I don't know what my life would be without Jewish day camp, specifically camp Gan Israel at the Chabad of Coconut Grove, Florida. In 1995, my single Jewish mother needed to work, and she had two children. A friend … [Read more...] about Learning to Listen for my Name at Jewish Day Camp
By Mordechai Lightstone Song has always been at the heart of Chassidic life and practice. Nigunim, usually wordless melodies, have long held a central place in prayer, study and gatherings. Many are considered acts of Divine musical inspiration, with some of the most uplifting … [Read more...] about Velvel Pasternak, z”l, Preserver of a Priceless Chassidic Musical Tradition
By David Werdiger
I read Rabbi Joshua Rabin’s article Wait, Doesn’t Chabad Do That? on these pages with much interest, for a number of reasons. I’m a card-carrying Chabadnik (gezhe or “true blood,” yet on the modern end of the spectrum), actively involved in the Jewish innovatio … [Read more...] about Chabad –
Tactics vs Strategy
By Rabbi Zalman Loewenthal with contribution by Lubavitch.com Zachary Shapiro, 10, looked out from the stage to his family in the crowd. His hand hovered over the buzzer. The questions came fast, and he was ready: What are the names of the Hebrew months of the year in … [Read more...] about Are You Smarter Than a Jewish Fifth Grader?
By Leah Rivkin Hailing from 40 countries and 6 continents, 2,500 Jewish teens gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn last weekend for the Chabad Teen Network (CTeen)’s 11th annual Global Teen Summit. The four-day event united the diverse group of attendees with a plethora of e … [Read more...] about 2,500 Teens Join CTeen’s 11th Annual Global Teen Summit