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Meet the SINAI Dinner Honorees

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The SINAI Annual Benefit Dinner will take place on Sunday, February 26, at the Glenpointe Marriott Hotel in Teaneck, New Jersey. This year’s honorees are Ilana and Adam Chill, from New Rochelle; Malca and Rabbi Chaim Jachter, from Teaneck; Esther and Moshe Muschel, from Englewood; and Orit and Moshe Zharnest, from...

Northeast Jewish Center of Yonkers Announces First Eruv

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The Northeast Jewish Center, located in Yonkers near Tuckahoe, has announced the erection of an eruv. The project culminates years of dreaming, months of planning and weeks of construction, with a first phase that has recently been completed.

The new eruv stretches to Sprain Brook Parkway on the east up until Central Park Avenue on the west and between Tuckahoe Road in the south and Jennifer Lane in the north. A second-phase eruv expansion that will hopefully be completed later this year will extend beyond Central Park Avenue and into parts of the Colonial Heights neighborhood.

Leveraging the expertise of eruv expert and builder Rabbi Micha Shotkin of Passaic, New Jersey, the eruv has...

Politics and Immigration Law Converge— and Clash—in the Life of Michael Wildes

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Not every son is happy to follow in his father’s footsteps. But that’s exactly what Michael Wildes wanted to do. “I had the privilege of growing up in a house where my father was respected for being a distinguished Jewish leader and a scholar. I wanted to be where my dad was.”

Leon Wildes founded Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. in 1960, specializing in immigration law. He achieved notoriety outside legal circles for his work representing John Lennon in his battle to avoid deportation. He recently wrote a book about the case with Michael contributing the foreword. Leon Wildes taught at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law for 33 years and Michael is currently...

Mompreneur Rebecca Sadek Focuses on Health

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It’s not often that many people adopt a career out of making their lives healthier for themselves, but that is exactly what Rebecca Sadek did. Seven years ago, Sadek was working at a desk job and found herself living an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle. When she realized it was important to focus on her own health, she pursued the study of nutrition.

At the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Sadek learned healthy eating and living habits. Her efforts proved fruitful: she lost a lot of that weight she gained while sitting idly behind a desk. More importantly, she did so in a way where she had no need to stress about it. She quit her job and decided to pursue a career in nutrition...

Calvary and NASCK Help Educate Community Rabbis on End-of-Life Care

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Calvary and the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) joined forces again at the hospital’s Bronx campus to educate more than 30 community rabbis, rabbinic students and chaplains from across the greater New York area.

The event focused on: (1) Advanced Directives in Halacha, (2) Pain Management, Delirium and Palliative Care, (3) Hydration and Nutrition and (4) The Hospital Chaplain as a Liaison to the Community Rabbi.

The attendees learned key medical information needed to provide accurate information to people seeking advice for loved ones or themselves. The speakers at Calvary’s event included:

 Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, NASCKRabbi Mordechai Willig, Yeshiva...

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