‘EnerJew’ Coordinators Convene in Azerbaijan

EnerJew, the FJC’s leading project for Jewish teenagers, opens 2016 with its powerful annual coordinators seminar, taking place this week in Baku, Azerbaijan. The four-day seminar, attended by over 50 coordinators from 25 cities that participate in the project, consists of  a wide range of professional workshops, lectures, classes, brain storming sessions and much more.

Emphasis on Education Propels St. Louis Chassidic Woman Into the Public Eye

As testament to 35 years of service to the Jewish community of St. Louis,Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Shiffy Landa was honored last week with the Jewish Professionals of St. Louis (JProStl) Career Achievement Award. The award is presented to an experienced professional—Landa is co-director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis, and Judaic-studies coordinator and a teacher at the Epstein Hebrew Academy in the city—who has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication and effectiveness throughout her career.

Weekly Story: Turning Disaster into Joy

by Rabbi Sholom Avtzon

The parents were beyond themselves and everyone was at a lost – what can be done to stop the bleeding and save the child? Amongst the assembled was Reb Zusha. He told the distraught parents, “Make the meal larger than you were planning and invite the entire community to participate.”

Back in California, Woman Reflects on First Visit to Rebbe’s Ohel

Rimma Alexeeva is back home in San Carlos, Calif., which sits halfway between San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south. She returned to 60-degree weather, which by Sunday is expected to reach nearly 70. It’s a far cry from last week, when she trudged through the slush and snow in New York City, wearing borrowed black boots and a white parka, necessary items for the drudge of a Northeast winter.

House Calls in New Hampshire

Preparing for the New Hampshire primaries next week, the presidential candidates and their volunteers will do almost anything to win the votes of the Granite State’s citizens. They’ll even make house visits.

Letter & Spirit: Three Guidelines on Chinuch

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the topic of Chinuch, in which he outlines three basic points and guidelines for the successful upbringing of one’s children. The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.