Wednesday, October 23, 2019


‘She Threw His Purse Into the River:’ Honoring a Parent With Dementia

The imperatives to honor and revere parents are truly weighty positive commandments. They are demanding even when ageing parents have clear minds and are essentially healthy. These precepts are even more challenging if a parent suffers a physical disability or dementia. It is not for naught that the third century

A Rabbi, an Author and an Inspiration

Rabbi Daniel Cohen would like all of us to find our “Elijah Moment.”

A rabbi, author and inspirational speaker, Rabbi Cohen is

Westchester Emerging Professionals Holds Kickoff Event

UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Emerging Professionals held their kickoff event on Tuesday, January 29, with a panel discussion on “How to Grow Your Business in Westchester.” The event was chaired by Ashley Bendell, Randi Rosenblatt and Andrew

Camp 613 Unveils New Activities and New Leadership for Summer 2019

Summer is all about having fun, and Camp 613 is determined to make this summer everyone’s best one yet. “We’re so excited to have added incredible and qualified new staff to our roster,” said executive director Aliza Fischman. Heading the girls for grades

The Contributions of Jews in Medicine

Reviewing “Jews in Medicine: Contributions to Health and Healing Through the Ages,” by Ronald L. Eisenberg, MD. Urim Publications. 2019. Hardcover. 464 pages. English.  ISBN-13: 978-9655243000. 

There’s an old

Yonkers City Council Honors Betty Migdol, Holocaust Survivor

The Yonkers City Council marked Holocaust International Remembrance Day by honoring Holocaust survivor Betty Migdol, a Yonkers resident since 1970. Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader and the Yonkers City Council members honored Betty with proclamations and a standing ovation, as

JNF Celebrates ‘Special in Uniform’

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has expanded its dream and mission of re-establishing a Jewish homeland in Israel exponentially since its founding in 1901. From the pennies dropped into its iconic JNF Blue Boxes, there has emerged a vast network of projects and programs which

Artist David Schwittek Offers a Peek ‘Through the Lens of Age’

For many people, age is nothing but a number. Award-winning designer, artist and filmmaker David Schwittek’s inspiring portrait photographs will be on exhibition at Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y through February 28, with the opening reception scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Westchester/Riverdale Welcomes i-Shine

Amid lots of excitement and community support, the Chai Lifeline i-Shine program will be introduced in Westchester/Riverdale at its host location, Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York, on Wednesday, February 20, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Joining the i-Shine

WDS Offers Novel Approach to Day School Affordability

A groundbreaking and clearly welcome approach to day school affordability was announced this week by WDS President Aaron Lauchheimer, Board Chairman Jack Bodner and Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, head of school. Titled the “Income-Based Tuition Cap Program,” the plan presents a welcome,

The Profound Secrets of Aggadah

Reviewing: “The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings,” by Jeffrey Rubenstein. 2018. The Jewish Publication Society. Paperback. English. 328 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0827613089.

“Those who taught the TaNaKH

‘The Invisibles’ Is Testament to Creativity, Determination and Mazal 

In 1940, it is estimated that, despite Nazi laws forbidding it, about 7,000 Jews remained underground in Berlin. Concealed in attics, basements and warehouses, and protected by courageous non-Jewish Berliners, these Jews, often hiding in plain sight, were well aware that, if detected by

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