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Holocaust Remembrance Program Continues All Week in Yonkers

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The Lincoln Park Jewish Center hosts Westchester’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Program starting immediately after Purim, on Monday, March 13, starting at 10 a.m., through Friday, March 17. The program will feature exhibits and “Living History,” a series of speakers who witnessed the Holocaust—death camp survivors...

Dr. Koren Discusses What the Zohar Tells Us About Leah and Rachel

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Dr. Sharon Koren will present “Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Rachel and Leah in the Zohar” at Young Israel of New Rochelle on Wednesday, March 22, at 7:45 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a continuing series at YINR sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies.

In the Biblical text, Leah and Rachel are set up as sibling rivals from birth by nature and patriarchy. On every measure (except fertility)—i.e., age, beauty, affection—Rachel seems to emerge the winner.

The Kabbalists took a different view that reflected the theological needs and physical reality of 13th-century Jews living in Castile. Dr. Koren will discuss how the rabbis...

Yeshiva University High Schools Celebrate Honorees, YUHSB Centennial

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Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) celebrated their school community at the annual dinner on February 28 at Marina del Rey. The room was electric with excitement as over 500 people filled the banquet hall, admiring the photos of students surrounding the room. The theme of the evening, “Building Foundations, Building a Family, Building a Future,” brought the audience on a journey from the roots of YUHS to the dynamic present and a glimpse into what the future holds for the schools.

The theme was reflected in the contributions of all the dinner honorees—Alan ’72 YUHS, David ’06 YUHS, and Alex ’10 YUHS Goldberg (YUHS Legacy Award), Silvia and Abraham Borenstein...

Congressman Eliot Engel Issues Statement on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

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Congressman Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in response to the alarming rise of anti-Semitism over the weekend:

“An alarming uptick of anti-Semitic attacks has cast a shadow across the United States. Jewish Community Centers have received five mass-wave bomb threats in recent weeks. The latest wave hit just this morning, including in my district. Neo-Nazis rallied in Montana, DC and Minnesota. Chicago’s West Loop Synagogue was attacked. Swastikas defaced the New York City subway and...

OHEL Is Approved to Provide New ‘Resilience and Emotional Support Team’ Services

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REST, the Resilience and Emotional Support Team, is a new initiative by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create a mental health response team that is mobilized and deployed during disasters or public health emergencies. REST volunteers can be deployed during hurricanes, building collapses, train derailments and more. OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services has been the only pilot agency selected for this new program.

REST is designed to take the lead at these events in order to quickly give aid to affected New Yorkers. REST members can be mobilized and deployed to a designated area in the field or the Emotional Support Call Center during disasters or public...

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