Video: We Are Gan Izzy

Camp Gan Izzy of Los Angeles & Beverly Hills presents their official camp music video, after working with the best talent in LA to showcase their amazing staff-members, campers and all the smiles, joy and spirit they bring to to Gan Izzy!

Weekly Story: Occupation or Livelihood

Once three wealthy Jewish businessmen traveled in the luxurious top class of the train, and at one stop they noticed another Jew also boarding that car. Being prominent members of their communities, they were well connected and knew most of the other wealthy individuals in the region. One looked to the other, as if asking, who is this individual?

Weekly Letter: Coming to Terms with Loss

This week, as we read in the Haftara ‘Nachamu’ following Tisha B’av, we present a letter from the Rebbe on bereavement and how to accept G-d’s judgment. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

CTeen Goes South of the Border

CTeen’s second annual Winter Camp recently completed a lively and engaging five-day camp for boys in S. Paulo, Brazil. The program, which was overseen by Merkos’ Spanish took place over five days. The thirty-two teens—most of whom arrived from Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina—were treated to some of Brazil’s best and most exciting locations in true CTeen manner with chayus and inspiration.

Video: Why We Love Nostalgia

Why do we love Nostalgia so much? Nostalgia is a sentimental affection for the past, a longing for a period or place with happy associations. So why do we love it? We’re wired to forget the intensity of past life-challenges and hardships, and yet we tend to remember the good stuff.