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Unified Jewish Orgs Help Boost Jewish Engagement on Campus

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To me, Alison Barshak was like Confucius with a 12-inch kitchen knife and rubber chef’s clogs. The summer before my junior year of high school, I cut vegetables a few feet away from Alison, a famous chef and restaurateur, who, as an expert in her field, always offered profound answers to my questions about cooking, the...

Lincoln Park Jewish Center Hosts First-Night Seder

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“Let all who are hungry come and eat.” These words are read annually at the Passover Seder, which commemorates and teaches the history of the Hebrews’ liberation from generations of slavery in Egypt.

The word Seder means “order,” and the Haggadah, read at the Pesach Seder, structures the Passover meal, telling in song and story the order in which certain foods are eaten and their meaning, the prayers that are read, the order in which the questions and responses are read and the detailed discussion that is meant to teach and educate each succeeding generation about the events that occurred thousands of years ago—and that teaches us that each person is to regard himself or...

YINR Speaker Will Address Survival in Eastern Galicia During WWII

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Dr. Natalia Aleksiun will present “Jewish Hiding Networks: Survival Strategies in Eastern Galicia” at the Young Israel of New Rochelle on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:45 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a series sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies.

When the Red Army arrived in 1944 in what is today Ukraine, it liberated the mere handful of Jewish men, women and children remaining from a former community of nearly half a million.  Dr. Aleksiun will explore, based on survivors’ testimonies, the seemingly mundane aspects of their daily life in hiding, focusing on relationships within families, among Jews of all ages and social...

Migdal Ohr Plans Annual Gala Dinner

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Migdal Ohr, Israel’s premier education-focused organization for underprivileged, orphaned, abused and new immigrant children, will hold its Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, May 10, at Convene in New York City. Supporters from across the tristate area were invited to attend and raise funds to “Un-Risk an At-Risk Israeli Child,” while also honoring distinguished supporters who have contributed significantly to the success of the organization over its nearly 45-year history.

Migdal Ohr is proud to recognize four honorees at this annual event. Mother-daughter duo Marilyn Sopher and Lisa Sopher-Deutsch of Riverdale, New York and New York City (respectively) will be receiving the...

Yeshivat Lev HaTorah Celebrates 15 Years of Educational Impact

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Created 15 years ago to fill urgent needs in the world of Jewish education, Yeshivat Lev HaTorah continues to offer crucial programming meant to inspire and empower the next generation of Jewish leaders. Celebrating past successes and anticipating new horizons, friends of the yeshiva gathered at The Palisadium to celebrate the yeshiva’s 15th annual dinner last Sunday night.

Representing the yeshiva’s incredible impact on its post-day-school students over the past 15 years, the dinner honored alumnus Dani Vanderwalde (LHT ’02) for his lay leadership in his Maryland community, and Dr. David Kallus, for almost a decade of dedication to learning with Lev Shana Bet students in the...

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