Safed Yeshivah for Returnees to Tradition Comes of Age

Tucked into the side of a mountain with the resting place of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, the author of the Zohar, looming in the distance, Yeshivah Temimei Darech was founded nine years ago with a low budget and high hopes by two young English-speaking Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis. They, like their students, are ba’alei teshuvah, those who have returned to a life of full-fledged Jewish observance.

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Day 2 of JLI’s Land & Spirit Tour of Israel

Day two took participants of Land & Spirit from the northern edge of Israel to Kibbutzim in the South. Six different options are available on JLI’s trip including, “Borders & Security,” “In the Footsteps of the Bible,” and “Israel in Depth” with each track designed to meet specific preferences.

17th Annual Melava Malka for Gmach of Moscow

In what has become an annual event; friends, supporters, community members, rabbis and shluchim all gathered together to mark 17 years to the Central Gmach of the Russian Federation. Since its founding, “Keren Chaya Mushka” has helped fund a respectable number of various aid and assistance programs, with only one goal in mind: to help and support any and every Jew in Russia.

A Small Day School Makes a Big Impact in Tennessee

With nearly three-dozen students, the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School—a kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school—is admittedly small, but it has been making a name for itself in terms of scholarly achievement and a lasting impact on Jewish identity.

At SXSW, Hundreds to Find a Shabbat Oasis

Amid a busy schedule covering the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) tech, music and film festival for New York’s TechCrunch website, writer Fitz Tepper will be taking a relaxing Shabbat break mid-conference, thanks to an organization called Tech Tribe and its #openShabbat program.

Parkland Survivors Join CTeen Weekend in New York

Rabbi Shaya Denburg, director of CTeen in Coral Springs, Fla., will bring a group to the convention for the first time this year. While he knew it was an important trip, it’s taken on added significance after the mass school shooting on Feb. 14 in which 17 people, most of them teens, were gunned down at a high school in nearby Parkland, Fla. Some of the teen delegates joining Denburg are students who survived the attack at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, while all the rest have many friends at the school.