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New Rochelle Welcomes Evening Kollel

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Torah learning chavrusa style? The New Rochelle Kollel, which opened in late 2016, is becoming a popular choice for people in the area. The kollel offers nightly learning from Sunday to Thursday nights from 8:30 until 10 p.m. and is currently running in the MP2 room on the upper level of the Young Israel of New...

Yeshiva University High Schools Present Annual Dinner of Tribute on February 28

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New York—The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) will present their Annual Dinner of Tribute on Tuesday, February 28, at Marina del Rey in the Bronx, New York. This year also marks the centennial celebration of YU High School for Boys. The dinner honorees are Alan, David and Alex Goldberg; Nathan Lewin; Silvia and Abraham Borenstein; Jacqueline and Dov Borgen; Rabbi Shlomo Tiechtel; and Rabbi Shimon Schenker.

The Goldberg family has been a pillar of the YU High Schools for generations, and three family members—Alan ’72YUHSB and his sons David ’06YUHSB...

Read Hebrew in Just Nine Hours Over Six Weeks

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Yonkers resident Malkah Lesman-Kaplan is thrilled to congratulate three of the four graduates who successfully completed the Hebrew reading course she taught, which started on December 25 and concluded on January 29. In just six hour-and-a-half sessions, the adult students learned to recognize and pronounce all of the Hebrew alphabet’s letters, some of which are silent, including its vowels, which are indicated by different dots and dashes under, alongside or on top of the letters.

These adult students come from such diverse places as the Dominican Republic and Sri Lanka and enjoyed the opportunity to finally learn how to pray in the traditional language of the Jewish people.

Kaplan...

‘Jews Belong in the Ovens’ Written on NYC Subway

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Several high-profile anti-Semitic incidents in the United States have been reported in the last few days, including the latest incident in which swastikas and racist graffiti saying, “Jews belong in the oven,” were scribbled on a Manhattan subway.

According to Gregory Locke, a resident of New York City, «The train was quiet and everyone looked at each other uneasily about what to do. One of the passengers stood up and said, ‹Rubbing alcohol. Let’s get rid of this shit.’ He found some tissues and we got to work.

«I’ve never seen so many people put their hands in their pockets and bags at the same time looking for tissues and hand sanitizer. Within two minutes, all the...

National Guard Shares Disaster Preparedness Advice With New Rochelle’s RUACH Group

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If it’s Wednesday, it must be RUACH for about 35 to 40 senior members of the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Each week, this vibrant group of seniors and guests enjoys social interaction, intellectual stimulation and a delicious lunch at the RUACH program, now beginning its fifth year. The variety of offerings is rich and ranges from entertaining, award-winning Israeli film viewings to presentations on topics of importance. On Wednesday, January 25, RUACH hosted First Lieutenant Thomas Frost and Captain Brett White of the U.S. National Guard, who enlightened the group during an hour-long presentation and Q&A session about how to prepare for, react to and recover from natural, manmade...

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