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 … [Read more...] about 2,500 Teens Join CTeen’s 11th Annual Global Teen Summit
Forty years after the Iranian Revolution, recalling an unlikely and unheralded story By Dovid Margolin It was a cold day in the spring of 1979 when 13-year-old Anna Monahemi arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. She came with a group of 40 Jewish girls - all … [Read more...] about Operation Exodus: The Chabad Effort That Saved 1,800 Iranian Jewish Children
By Tzipora Reitman
Can Jewish day school education ever be tuition-free?
Leah Aizenman analyzed the question. And then she acted.
Under her leadership as Chabad representative in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, she and her community developed a model for free Jewish … [Read more...] about The Future Is Here:
Tuition-Free Jewish Day School in Myrtle Beach
By Dovid Margolin Winding alleyways make their way past carved doors before spilling into crowded marketplaces. Zanzibar, today an autonomous part of the East African country of Tanzania, was once, not too long ago, a Sultanate. The island - 23 miles off the African coast and … [Read more...] about Muslim Zanzibar Gets Its First-Ever Jewish Center