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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:


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...

Extended Family Enjoys Multigenerational Volunteering With Leket Israel

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Leket Israel had the pleasure of hosting a unique group in the fields yesterday. From both sides of the Atlantic ocean and across US state lines, four cousins celebrated their b’nei mitzvahs among the Zuckerman family group of 25 by volunteering with Leket picking produce for needy Israelis. For the first time, the entire extended family, including all four grandparents, came together in Israel from New Jersey, Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois and Modiin (Israel) in a joint celebration to mark these special milestones. They gleaned a remarkable 2,645 lbs. of citrus fruit (grapefruit and clementines), to benefit over 600 families in need.  Leket Israel thanks the...

Muslim Arab-Israeli Journalist Nazir Magally Addresses NY Jewish Communities

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Nazir Magally, a senior fellow at the Shaharit Institute, was the first in a series of speakers who will try to make sense of the current climate in Israel, the US and the Western world, and offer an alternative look at a shared society and common vision. He spoke at Jewish communities in White Plains, Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. Shaharit is an Israeli think tank dedicated to bringing together voices from diverse sociological, political, ethnic and religious backgrounds, in order to transcend traditional boundaries and work together for “the common good.”

Magally is from Nazareth and served as editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad, Israel’s only Arabic-language daily, and as a member...

JBN Presents Westchester Networking

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Start your day by networking with Westchester County Jewish professionals. Join them for a special presentation with co-facilitator Andrew Kabatchnick, CPA, called “Don’t Wait Until April,” where he’ll review the CPA’s role in smart financial planning beyond filing tax returns. Join us at Panera Bread Cafe, 875 Pelham Parkway, Pelham Manor, NY 10803 on Mar 14. From 7:30 a.m to 9 a.m.

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