Growing up in a home dedicated to outreach is both a privilege and a challenge, say the children from kiruv professionals’ homes
Jerusalem Fellowships, Bizrael, and GoInspire are just a few of the programs Chanan Kaufman created to reconnect thousands of Jews to their Jewish identity. Would massive debts upend it all?
Abraham Leib Berenstein was living a glamorous life, jetting around the world as a ski instructor and movie stuntman, until discovering the thrill of Torah
Even as materialism and technology erode the spirit, legendary Rabbi Noah Weinberg’s first talmid, Rabbi Yisroel Blumenfeld, continues to reconnect boys with Yiddishkeit,
Frum mekarvim on college campuses get to connect with young adults standing at a crossroads in life — an unparalleled kiruv opportunity. Yet, they’re also surrounded by a culture anathema to Torah values. How do they navigate the challenges?
Rabbi Dovid Refson might have been in the right place at the right time, but that fact alone does not account for Neve Yerushalayim’s outstanding success. The largest college for women in the Jewish world was built on his dedication, smarts, and the mussar he heard from his mentor, Rav Elyah Lopian. Now, Rabbi Refson is once again nurturing the school as it enters a new period of challenge and change.
Rabbi Meir Schuster was more than just a fixture at the Kosel, arranging Shabbos meals for the curious, and accommodations in the Old City for travelers. Colleagues who knew him well and backpackers who met him just once all recognized: There was nothing Reb Meir wouldn’t do to save a Jewish soul.
What happens when women leave behind their safe and familiar communities to spread the truth of Torah to Jews who have never experienced Shabbos or heard about kashrus? To get an inside look at today’s kiruv world, we’ve posed five frank questions to four dynamic kiruv wives.
Rabbi Yosef Grunfeld dispels fear — of beards of religious fanatics of commitment to a Torah way of life. For the past 30 years, the director of Seed in the UK has been charming and disarming audiences without compromising on his own principles.
It started with one secular student whom her husband met in the Rebbe’s anteroom. It snowballed into a kiruv initiative that has touched thousands of lives.
The Traveling Chassidim regularly pack up their families for Shabbos, heading off to outlying communities to share inspiration, joy, and the spirit of an authentic chassidic Shabbos. Through music, dancing, and Carlebach-inspired davening, they not only touch the hearts of those “coming along,” but also reevaluate their personal Shabbos experiences