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Spotlight on Trivia Expert, Sports-Enthusiast Justin Sherman

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Have you heard of trivia night at Eden Wok or other local restaurants in New Rochelle? The genius behind these exciting competitive nights out is Justin Sherman, who also serves as the athletic director at Westchester Torah Academy. But there’s more where that came from.

Sherman has had a great deal of success wearing...

Young Israel of Jamaica Estates Urges ‘BDS’ Mishloach Manot—Buy Israeli, Deliver Shalach Manot

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Simple concepts often reap great results! The brainchild of the Purim Committee of the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates in Queens, New York, including organizers Susan Kass, Janna Herskowitz, Rivky Orlow, Robin Appel and Gail Reichwald, BDS Mishloach Manot was inaugurated before Purim 2016. A year later, their mission is unfortunately still as urgent as it was one year ago. According to Adam Orlow, partner in The Orlow Firm, a law practice in Kew Gardens Hills, “The mission of our project is to turn the ominous Boycott, Divestment and Sanction worldwide anti-Israel movement on its head through our counter ‘Buy Israeli, Deliver Shalach Manot’ project. We are urging Jewish families...

Traveling Like a Pro: How the PEYD Team Traveled This Winter Vacation Using Airline Miles and Credit Card Points

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PART 1: Married Couple With Young Child—West Coast Trip

Winter break is always a challenging time of year to get hold of affordable airfare and travel packages. Nevertheless, this stood as no deterrent for the PEYD Team in planning their family vacations with members and staff traveling this winter season to California, Israel, Florida, Las Vegas and even Thailand. And we are happy to share our insider tricks, methods and best practices that can help minimize any out-of-pocket expenses the next time you wish to take a family vacation.

For the purposes of this article we will focus on the steps one of the PEYD partners took when he went on vacation with his wife and young child using...

Keeping Everyone Happy (and in Costume) on Purim

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Tops Tips From Child Development Experts

Purim is an exciting time of year that can also be overwhelming for sensory-sensitive kids. What with the frequent shaking of the gragger, banging when Haman’s name is called, multitudes of people at shul, massive quantities of food and candy everywhere, it’s almost a miracle if your child doesn’t go into sensory overload.

Adding to the problem, what’s supposed to be a fun tradition—dressing up in costume—can sometimes turn frustrating if you’re a parent with young kids. Whether your child has sensory issues, is demanding a costume that you know won’t work, or decides—the day of his or her Purim carnival—that their...

SINAI at SAR: ‘This Is the School I Have Prayed For’

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The word is out, all over the tri-state area. There is an inestimable impact on families when their child with special needs gets the right help. Often, parents can’t resist telling others about their experience, while others merely want to shout it from the rooftops. Families who seek a Jewish day-school education for their child with special needs are hearing more and more often from other parents about SINAI Schools.

Starting 35 years ago as a single elementary-school program in the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, SINAI Schools now operates in partnership with six schools: two elementary-school programs at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of...

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