Chabad Campaign Sweeps Through Israel: ‘With G-d’s Help, We Will Prevail’

“With G‑d’s help, we will prevail” is a line popping up all over Israel: on banners hanging from porches, on the covers of information brochures, on the glossy packages of Shabbat candles—and just about anywhere else Chabad volunteers are able to reach.

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Library Books Spreading Bed Bugs?

This past weekend, Shloime Klein, a Crown Heights resident, borrowed a book from the Maple St. Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. When he opened the book, he was shocked to find it crawling with ‘stage three’ bed bugs.

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Picture of the Day: ​“Bad Guy” Does Good Deed

On a recent trip, CGI-Simcha Monica visited America’s first theme park – Knotts Berry Farm. The night before the trip, the staff-members were tipped off about a Jewish worker with whom they should try to put on Tefilin. But they were warned that it would be a challenge: He was one of the “bad guys,” the actors who would regularly “rob” guests on the train which travels throughout the park.

The Doula Extraordinaire of Crown Heights

by Chaya Bar-Chaim

It was not quite 6 a.m. on July 13, 1981, when the phone rang in Rochel Vail’s upstate summer bungalow. Her friend’s frantic husband was on the line. His wife was in labor, and his car had broken down. Would Vail drive them the three hours to the hospital in New York City?

Chabad Distributes iPads to Wounded Soldiers

Today, volunteers for the Chabad Terror Victims Project distributed iPads to wounded IDF soldiers, who were very grateful and appreciative to receive them. They will enable the soldiers to stay in touch with family and friends, as well as use other programs to help them through what in some cases is going to be long and painful hospitalizations and rehabilitation.

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Adults Follow in the Footsteps of Their Kids, Experiencing Israel Firsthand

While some summer programs in Israel are on hold during the Gaza conflict, others are going full-speed-ahead, with staff continuing to craft plans and itineraries for the fall, making sure that future experiences match successful ones of the past.