Inspiration of the Month

Fighting for His Life, A Rabbi Inspires Music and Mitzvot – Sivan 5780

Sarah Dukes is sure that her comatose husband hears the music she plays for him. The accomplished composer sits at her piano every night, her fingers dancing on the keys as she tries to nudge Rabbi Yehuda (Yudi) Dukes, 38, in the fight of his life, back to health. Her musical compositions reverberate through an ipad to the intensive care unit at NYU Medical Center, where Yudi has been since March 30, when Sarah last saw him.

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To Love without Limits – Sivan 5780

Matching Special Need Children with Especially Loving Adoptive Parents

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A Time to Heal – the Month of Iyar – Iyar 5780

In Iyar we embark upon the first leg of our journey, that links Passover to Shavuot, and so brings us from birth to betrothal....

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A Contest with a Real Spin: 145 Special-Needs Kids Get Brand-New Bikes – Iyar 5780

Friendship Circle partners with others, showing how one good deed begets another

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The Unexpected Shabbat Guest from the Gown Boutique – Iyar 5780

We never know in what unlikely places and under what unbelievable situations we may encounter a fellow-Jew whom it is our responsibility to help...

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Shabbat Care Packages in a COVID World – Nissan 5780

From London to Ghana to America, Shabbat aid a focus from students to the elderly...

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Adopting Five Children in Montana – Nissan 5780

Chavie and Chaim Bruk built their Jewish family through adoption. Here is their story...

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Rehabbing Lives: How One Woman Catalyzes Addiction Treatment with Chassidic Philosophy – Adar 5780

Donna Miller’s daily planner reads a bit different than most. Meetings with lawyers and probation officers. Intake of young man addicted to cocaine. Therapy session with family torn apart by Dad’s gambling. Just another day in the life of the director of the Chabad Residential Treatment Center of Los Angeles.

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Six Lessons I Learned From A Special Mother of A Special Child – Adar 5780

Have you ever encountered someone so pure and authentic that you felt humbled and uplifted in her presence? Nechama Miller, z’’l, was such an individual. She radiated truth and inner peace until the very end.

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A Former Nazi Preaches Tolerance – Shvat 5780

Can a rabid white supremacist, neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan leader change? TM Garret, a German-American who used to fit all those labels, says yes.

As a young man he sported skinhead tattoos. As a 44-year-old grandfather, he is a champion of peace and human rights who sometimes wears a yarmulke when visiting synagogues.

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