A Jewish Response to The Hamans and The Haters

A Jewish Response to The Hamans and The Haters

I write these words days before Purim, and in light of current events, the story takes on new resonance. Our history is filled with attempts to reduce anti-Semitism by changing our approach to the world outside: be erased by keeping a low profile, or by excelling and contributing double: by integrating and assimilating with the greater society (even to the point of intermarriage) or by keeping to ourselves. Each strategy has sometimes seemed effective in the short-term. But none has consistently worked.

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Parkland and Coral Springs Teens Mark One Year from Tragic Shooting

As the first anniversary of last year’s tragic Parkland, Florida shooting arrives, memorial services and events are being held across Parkland and the Coral Springs area. “The mood has again become increasingly somber,” says Rabbi Mendy Gutnick of Chabad of Parkland.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, February 14

Atlanta Coworking Space By Day, Addiction Recovery At Night

Awareness about mental illness and addiction has grown in the Jewish community, but there is yet stigma associated with these issues. Jeff’s Place, a cafe and coworking space that hosts support groups and twelve-step meetings after hours, newly opened by Chabad Intown in Atlanta, hopes to change that.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Wednesday, February 13

New Book Celebrates Women

Tapping into the current public focus on women’s empowerment, Boca Beach Chabad in Florida launched a new platform where women’s life journeys, stories, and lessons are celebrated, shared, and given over to the next generation. The Women of Valor project includes a website for publishing these stories, events to highlight individual women’s achievements, and, the crown jewel, a Women of Valor Tribute coffee-table book for the preservation of these stories.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, February 12

Shabbat of Inclusion to be Celebrated on Six Continents

This weekend hundreds of communities around the world will celebrate a global Shabbat of disability-inclusion and mental-health awareness. Dubbed ‘ShabbaTTogether,’ it is set for the second weekend of February, the designated Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, or JDAIM for short.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, February 7

A Magnet for Millenials: Chabad Builds on Atlanta's Beltline

“The growth of Intown Atlanta points to the need for a reimagined urban Jewish community center,” says Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman, who, together with his wife, Dena, founded Chabad Intown in 1997 and built it into a thriving Jewish center.

Tzipora Reitman | News | Thursday, February 7

Families of Parkland Victims Mark Anniversary in Quiet Service

Memorial services were held this week at the Star of David Cemetery in North Lauderdale, Florida and at Chabad of Parkland for some of the Jewish victims of the Parkland school shooting.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, February 6

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