Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Community News

Mompreneur Rebecca Sadek Focuses on Health

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

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

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

Teach NYS Praises Gov. Cuomo’s FY 2017-2018 Budget Proposal

Albany—Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union, praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal for including increased funding for nonpublic schools. Teach NYS also urged the governor to go one step further by supporting an inclusive STEM program for all students.

In last year’s budget, Teach NYS

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Understanding the Tenth Commandment

Dodi Fishman Tobin, dean of students for Bellows Eshkolot: The Matan Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies in Israel, will speak on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:45 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. Her topic, “Thou Shalt Not Covet,” concluding a list of five commandments meant to promote and maintain a civilized

YU’s Azrieli Graduate School Announces Rolling Admissions

To make its graduate programs even more accessible to Jewish educators worldwide, Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration recently announced that students will be able to enroll in its programs during any semester.

Previously, prospective students would have

Tesla Motors, Pokémon Go and Hair-Splitting Talmudic Arguments

Beginning Sunday, January 29, at 11:45 a.m., Rabbi Yanky Raskin of Chabad of Riverdale will teach a fascinating new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) called “The Dilemma: Modern Conundrums. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions.”

In an example of one such conundrum,

KBY Will Hold Memorial for Eli Klein at YU

American Friends of Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh will present a memorial (Azkara) program in honor of its beloved longtime director, Mr. Eli Klein, at 8 p.m. on Thursday February 2, at the Fischel (Old) Beis Medrash on the Yeshiva University campus in upper Manhattan.

Mr. Klein gave his heart and

Westchester Teens Lead Effort to Provide Aid to Syrian Refugees

White Plains–On Monday, January 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., teens from across Westchester County will participate in a day of community service in honor of MLK Day. Thanks in part to a generous grant from UJA-Federation of New York in connection with the launch of its Time for Good volunteerism initiative, J-Teen

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Mission to Israel Features Governor Mike Huckabee

At the turn of the secular new year, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce launched its first-ever “U.S.-Israel Business Alliance” mission to Israel, aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Israel economic and diplomatic relationships, and fighting the BDS movement, UN anti-Semitism and other threats to Israel and the Jewish

OU Presents Day of Torah Learning at Citi Field

New York—On January 15, hundreds of men and women will gather to learn and engage in an unprecedented day of Torah.

The day-long event presented by the Orthodox Union (OU), the national umbrella organization for American Orthodox Jewry, will feature speakers from around the

Chabad of Yonkers Spreads the Light and Joy of Chanukah

On Sunday, December 25, Chabad of Yonkers hosted a Chanukah party, attended by over 100 people. A Chinese buffet was served and, of course, latkes. The children made edible dreidels and painted wooden dreidels. News 12 was there, and filmed their dreidel mascot, Chaim, singing many versions of

Rep. Eliot Engel Voices Objection to UN Security Council Resolution

Representative Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, last week made strongly worded remarks in the House of Representatives supporting legislation objecting to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. He very clearly stated his belief that the resolution is an obstacle to

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