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Eighth Grader in Beijing Bakes Cakes To Sponsor Friends

When Devorah Freundlich, 13, of Beijing, China, is not busy with her schoolwork, she’s popping cakes out of the oven in her mom’s kitchen. They are custom cakes—dolls, police trucks, snowmobiles

Laima Barber | Education | Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NCFJE Celebrates 70 Years

Last Sunday, November 21, 700 guests joined the National Committee For Furtherance of Jewish Education at a 70 year anniversary celebration Chelsea Piers Pier 60.

Mordechai Lightstone | Education | Thursday, November 25, 2010

Schottenstein Chabad Center To Open in Columbus, Ohio

Residents of historical New Albany, Ohio will soon welcome the Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center for a Jewish Tomorrow, a stately Georgian structure located in the heart of the quaint village.

Mendy Rimler | Education | Wednesday, November 24, 2010

JLI Teens Launches Internship Program

Young, smart, Jewish, they are the children of the baby boomers who cut their teeth on hi-speed internet and the virtual world it placed in their laps while still in the stroller.

Education | Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jewish Public School Children Thrive at Florida Afterschool Program

Rabbi Moishe Kievman, Chabad representative in Highland Lakes, who co-directs the program together with his wife, Layah, says the school has grown by word-of-mouth. Children and their parents seem to love it.

Mendy Rimler | Education | Monday, October 18, 2010

Chabad on Campus Reaches Tipping Point

This past year, on an average Friday night, a combined total of 7,000 students took their seats at Chabad on Campus for Shabbat dinner. Some 3,479 students attended one or more of 408 Jewish study classes

R. C. Berman | Education | Monday, July 5, 2010

Rohr JLI 12th Annual Conference Explores New Themes in Jewish Life

Some 350 Chabad rabbis from around the world came together last week for the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute conference held on the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Downtown Brooklyn. Now in its 12th year...

Mordechai Lightstone | Education | Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Brandeis Leadership Students Invited Backstage At Chabad Headquarters

Heads of some of Chabad-Lubavitch's most influential programs silenced their Blackberries and shared their strategies for building Jewish life with sixteen students of the Hornstein Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University.

R. C. Berman | Education | Monday, February 22, 2010

Chabad Gives Cardozo Law Students an Edge in the Job Hunt

At Chabad’s recent Attorneys and Law Students Networking Event, 75 students got to know powerbrokers like real-estate mogul and attorney Leon Charney, Jones Day partner Andy Green,

Rivka Chaya Berman | Education | Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yeshiva-in-Prison Brings Meaning, Spiritual Growth to Jewish Inmates

Gordon M., 36, is an inmate at a Virginia prison where he recently participated in a yeshiva program. The three-day intensive Torah study experience, he says, were “the happiest and most joyful days in my last ten years of incarceration.”

Levi Margolin | Education | Monday, November 30, 2009

Braids that Bind: Jewish Women Connect Through Challah Baking

At the University of Connecticut, fresh loaves of Challah serve as a bond for the students and local seniors. In conjunction with Jewish fraternity...

R. C. Lundy | Education | Monday, November 9, 2009

Chabad Center Vandalized, Community Pulls Together

Three youths will be arraigned Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s break-in at the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Cod. The local teenagers are accused of vandalizing the synagogue, pulling a charity box off the wall, smashing doors, and throwing phylacteries on the floor.

Dvora Lakein | Education | Thursday, November 5, 2009

Getting Ready for Rosh Hashana: Adults, Children Learn Hands-On With Chabad

Shofar Factories are popping up in cities across the globe, attracting children to explore the significance of the shofar and the holiday it represents...

Dvora Lakein | Education | Monday, September 14, 2009

The Maharal-Chabad Nexus

The Maharal had an influence on many streams of Jewish thought, including Chasidism, and especially on Chabad Chasidism. Indeed, the founder of Chabad, Reb Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was a direct descendant of the Maharal.

Baila Olidort | Education | Monday, September 7, 2009

JLI Retreat Explores Themes of Jewish Empowerment

With almost 600 attendees, this year’s assembly brought together more participants than all three previous retreats combined. It was a stunning success....

Dvora Lakein | Education | Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer School, Yeshiva Style

Nine weeks ago, Josh Weinstein packed up his blue Corolla for the 284-mile drive from Norfolk, Virginia to Morristown, New Jersey. The semester at Virginia Wesleyan College had just ended, and Weinstein, an English professor at the school, was gearing up for some study of his own: Yeshiva-style.

Dvora Lakein | Education | Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Entrepreneur Says It's Time To "Give Back" To Chabad

What’s a successful entrepreneur doing sponsoring the publication of an esoteric, Chasidic discourse? Or repairing the gravesite of its author in some remote Ukrainian townlet? Mouli Cohen , 51, who made his fortune as an investor in biotechnology and hi-tech enterprises, believes in “giving back.” And he wants to give back to Chabad, he says, because of what Chabad gives to the world. 

S. Fridman | Education | Monday, July 27, 2009

The Boys From Brooklyn

For Rabbi Chaim Shmaya Wilhelm , a son of Portland, returning to his hometown for a summer of study is only natural. This August, Wilhelm and six young rabbis will descend on America’s greenest city with Talmudic tracts and Torah books, ready to study with local businessmen, students, and professionals. The much-anticipated Oregon Yeshiva Experience attracted 60 students last year; this year Wilhelm hopes to push the number to 100. With promises of “study with Moses, Maimonides, and a couple of guys from Brooklyn,” Wilhelm is setting up yeshiva-shop in this northwestern city.

Dvora Lakein | Education | Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bar Mitzvah Celebration for Israel's Orphans [Photos]

107 Israeli orphans were honored at a moving bar mitzvah ceremony Monday, at the Western Wall. Colel Chabad’s annual Bar Mitzvah Project sponsored the gala bar mitzvah with a full reception at the Jerusalem Convention Center, marking the boys’ right of passage in dignity and celebration.

Zalman Nelson | Education | Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Jewish Learning Instructors: Students For A Day

For one full day, the teachers became students. Clad in their distinctive black hats and suits, they listened attentively, raised their hands to ask questions, and passed the occasional note (via text-messaging, of course).

Dvora Lakein | Education | Monday, June 29, 2009

Bielski Brothers Survivors Raise Funds for Jewish Camping

In 1942, the Jewish community was entrenched in the ghetto and Sarah Koll had the dire (and accurate) premonition that life was about to get much worse. She instructed her eight-year old daughter, Paula to take care of her younger brother, should bad come to worse.

Education | Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Atlanta Yields A New Crop of Rabbis

Since 2005, the Atlanta Smicha Program has ordained 32 rabbis (including this year’s crop of eight students) in a unique combination of rigorous personal study and community instruction. In addition to standard Jewish law and ethics, the students also completed a course of “practical rabbinics,” including public speaking, fundraising, and counseling.

Dvora Lakein | Education | Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yeshiva For A Day At Binghamton University

What’s it like to study in a yeshiva setting? Some 30 students at Binghamton University got an approximation of the traditional yeshiva model of Talmud and Jewish philosophy study this past Sunday as they paired up with rabbinical students from the central Chabad yeshiva in New York, and split hairs over Talmudic minutiae.

S. Fridman | Education | Monday, April 27, 2009

My Space/Your Space: Teens Hash It Out

What is a woman’s responsibility to her unborn child? Is it her right not to birth the infant? Is it her obligation to care for her child?

Dvora Lakein | Education | Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jewish and Loving It: Counting Down to Total Immersion Summer Camp

Snow still covers the campground on Perch Lake Road, but for Rabbi Yitzchok Steinmetz , summer is already underway. The director of Camp L’man Achai has been gearing up for the camp season since October and now finds himself in a flurry of applications. The camp, which recently earned ACA accreditation, offers a unique niche in a world where there are camps to fill every interest.

Dvora Lakein | Education | Thursday, March 19, 2009