Hi, my name is Chana Korn, and I am 12 years old. I am on shlichus in Manhattan. Last year I was going on Mivtzoim in the mall. A girl passed by so I asked her ” Are you Jewish?” She ignored the question and continued walking, so I went over to her and asked her again. Finally she answered, in an annoyed way, ”Yes.” I gave her a candle, and a card with the address of my Chabad House. About 9 months later, she showed up at my Chabad House. I didn’t recognize her because she was wearing a skirt and long sleeves. When she told me who she was, I was shocked. She explained to me that her whole family is frum, but she thought that all the Jewish rules (Halachos) were giving here a bad life, so she ran away. But when I gave her that candle she realized those rules were really making her life better. I changed someone’s life, and so can you, by just giving one candle.
— Chana Korn, Age 12
New York City, New York, USA