Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Stamford’s Effort to Attract Modern Orthodox Couples Pays Off

In December 2008, the Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS)—a community-wide effort to strategically target more young and religiously observant couples to move to Stamford, Connecticut—was launched. Eight years later, the community is thriving, with more than two dozen young families moving to the

L’Shana HaBet B’Yerushalayim?

Over the past several decades, it has become the norm in most Modern Orthodox communities for high school graduates to study in Israel for a year at yeshiva or seminary. This remains the case, with a slight modification: yeshivas are now pushing the standardization of two years of study in Israel, the second year being more

Why Is This Seder Different From Other Seders?

You can’t typecast the people who will be coming to Sederim run by the Flame and the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Some will be singles. Some have young families. Some will be empty nesters. Some will be bringing their extended families. Some will be Orthodox and most will not be. Some will know everything (or think they do) about the

YU’s Sy Syms School of Business Launches Taxation Master’s Degree

Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business announced that it will offer a new master’s degree in taxation. The one-year, 30-credit program will draw on the school’s unique expertise to place graduates on the cutting edge of today’s evolving tax world and enable them to succeed in any work or market environment.

YU and WLCR Plan Makor College Experience

Beginning this fall, a new partnership between Women’s League Community Residences (WLCR), a lifespan social services organization, and Yeshiva University will make a Jewish collegiate experience accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Called the Makor College Experience, the

AMIT Bar Ilan Enjoys Second Win in National Cyber Competition

Ramat Gan, Israel—For the second consecutive year, students from AMIT Ginsburg Bar Ilan Gush Dan Junior and Senior High School for Boys won first place in the Junior High division of the national cyber championship, which was run last week by the Ministry of Education. In addition, a team of  ninth-grade students from AMIT

Help a Young Woman Achieve Her Dream

Adi Goldman of Raanana, Israel, is a charming, personable young woman who dreams of attending medical school. For Goldman, however, fulfilling this dream goes beyond merely graduating from college with good grades and taking the MCATs.

Goldman, the niece of Jewish Link staff member

A Glimpse at the Life of a Puah Mashgicha

They’re Puah’s unsung heroes, found at the very heart of our organization’s vast operations. Our more than 100 mashgichot, or halachic supervisors, make themselves available at any time, at any place, day in, day out, in order to be present at every single procedure requiring supervision that a couple undergoes.

This Passover, Free Your Mind

There is a well-known tension at the heart of the Passover holiday. The Haggadah contains a debate about whether the story of the Exodus is primarily a transition from slavery to freedom or from the worship of foreign deities to the worship of God. In other words, is Passover a holiday that celebrates autonomy or the beginning of

Opening Teens’ Minds to Prayer

NCSY and Legacy 613 are helping teens infuse prayer with meaning.

Before teens can effectively talk to God, tefillah needs to talk to them.

Tefillah is not only one of the core parts of Judaism, but of any solid yeshiva education, sometimes performed

Scraping By

As a writer, I tend to spend a lot of time cleaning, mostly to push off writing articles.  Except before Pesach, when I write articles to push off cleaning. So today, the plan is to write an article about cleaning. I think the universe is going to explode. But at least if it does, I can use that as an excuse to

More Than Matzah: Pesach Associations From All Around the World

Jews everywhere celebrate Pesach with the same familiar traditions. But you’d be surprised how many regional traditions there are. While we are joined by a common heritage, no two Jewish communities are the same. Israel is the ultimate Jewish melting pot with olim from around the world bringing their local customs with

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