Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Carol Sober Is ‘All In’ for ALYN

Beginning October 28, through November 1, more than 600 cyclists joined in this year’s Wheels of Love event to benefit the ALYN Hospital in Israel. Having started 19 years ago with nine cyclists, Wheels of Love has grown into an international sports charity event with cyclists representing Israel, the United States and 14 other

Pizmon to Serenade Stamford Community at Young Israel on Shabbat Chanukah

Pizmon, the co-ed, Jewish a cappella group of Columbia University, Barnard College and The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, will be spending Shabbat Chanukah, December 7-8, in Stamford and performing at the Young Israel of Stamford.

“We are delighted to bring back Pizmon, who performed

‘Intimate Voices’ Opens 10th Season at CSAIR

(Courtesy of Intimate Voices) Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the first concert of its 10th season on Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street, Bronx, New York.

A Cappella Comes to Greenwich, CT

Do you love a cappella? Made popular by movies like Pitch Perfect and groups like The Maccabeats and Six13, a cappella appeals to music lovers of all ages. On Sunday, November 4,  Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Connecticut. is hosting the first-ever 2018 New England Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Competition and Showcase from 4:00 p.m.

The Core Values We Live By

Schools, like many organizations, periodically go through a lengthy process to articulate its vision, mission and core values. As we prepare ourselves for the new year, it is fitting for school personnel to reflect on these aspirational statements, taking stock of progress made and goals not yet achieved. The administration at Westchester

Team Peri Hosts Bone Marrow Drive and Bowling Tournament to Save Lives

(Courtesy of Team Peri) Join Team Peri, of Team Lifeline, as they host a celebrity bowling tournament to benefit Chai Lifeline and donor drive to register potential bone marrow donors to benefit patients suffering from blood cancer who are in need of a lifesaving transplant. 

Peri Finkelstein, a current

Remembering Ari Fuld, H”YD

I woke up two Sunday mornings ago to a text from my daughter in Israel asking me if I knew the person who was killed in the stabbing attack that day. 

“What stabbing attack?” I asked her. 

I Believe This Palestinian Teenager

By Stephen M. Flatow

Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager jailed for assaulting an Israeli soldier, says she supports violence against Jews and seeks the destruction of Israel.

What Is the Origin of the Words ‘Erev’ and ‘Boker’?

“Erev” (evening) and “boker” (morning) are words that are well-known to us. How did these words develop these meanings?

The root ayin-resh-bet has several meanings, one of them is “mix.” See, e.g., Psalms

My Son, the Teacher

My husband and kids are huge Harry Potter fans. I know a lot of people say that, but my family brings fandom to a new level. We listen to Harry Potter on audio during car rides. My husband makes up Harry Potter trivia questions for long walks on Shabbat. For my daughter’s bat mitzvah this summer, we took

Worrying About My Gray Hairs

This week’s column is about another thing that I noticed about myself that I wanted to put in my “getting old” column a couple of months back, but I forgot.

A few months ago, I mentioned some things that I’ve

IDF and Shalva Join Forces for Inclusion

(Courtesy of Shalva) The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services announced that it will be partnering with Shalva to carry out its newest national initiative: the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in volunteer military service with the IDF. The Shalva National

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