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
By Stella Binkevich Today marks a week since I returned from a week-long trip to Russia. Unexpectedly, the trip fundamentally altered my paradigm of the possibilities that lie ahead for both my local and the international Jewish community. (Cue puzzled look). I sense the … [Read more...] about “You Have To See it to Believe it”
By Chani Goldberg On Passover, families and friends across the world break matzah together, joining in a timeless celebration of Jewish freedom and nationhood. Yet each year, as we sit with our loved ones sharing good food and newfound inspiration, there are countless Jewish … [Read more...] about Seder-to-Go brings Passover to Patients, Homebound