Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Master Wordsmith and Curator of the

Chaviva is a well-traveled writer, blogger, and editor living in Denver. She has written and ghost written for countless publications in diverse industries.

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Lubavitch News

A Delicate Balance of Law and Religious Freedom

On Friday, the Washington State Senate approved a bill 48 to 2, authorizing religious objection to an autopsy. The bill was brought to the chamber by a number of Jewish organizations, including Chabad...

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Forging Friendships, Preserving Memory

Holocaust survivors are a fast dwindling population. But buried with many a survivor who dies is a story of untold suffering and loss, and also, lessons of an extraordinary will for life.
Survivors ha...

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A T-Shirt With An Eternal Message

Whether you’re on a plane to Israel, in Brooklyn, or spending time in Central Park in New York City, you can’t miss Rabbi Chayim Boruch Alevsky -- he’s the one in the “Did you wrap the straps today?” ...

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Chanukah Comes to Life with “Touch and Feel” Book

Chanukah enlivens all of the senses with its oil, light, and sweet treats. Now, award-winning author Sylvia Rouss brings the holiday experience alive for children in her new book, A Touch of Chanukah....

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First Ever Animated Siddur

Some say that the hardest thing about being Jewish is getting a good handle on Hebrew, which, in its liturgical form, is necessary for prayer and in its modern form is a gateway to global dialogue. Th...

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Memories of Joplin

Before I was Chaviva, I was Amanda, and I lived at 1921 East 33rd Street in Joplin, Missouri.
It was a duplex in red brick, and we had an island in our kitchen that I loved. When we were looking to mo...

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Rethinking the Bat Mitzvah Party

by Chaviva Galatz - Washington D.C.
For most Jewish tween girls, the concept of the bat mitzvah has come to mean one thing: a lavish party with multiple outfit changes, Oscars-style celebrity goodie ...