Monday, February 17, 2020

Features

Mordechai Schmutter (That’s Me) Publishes Seventh Humor Book 

Highlighting: “Dear Mr. Schmutter...They’re Asking Me?” by Mordechai Schmutter. Israel Bookshop Publications. 2019. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 978-1600917417.

The book “Dear Mr. Schmutter…They’re Asking Me?” is a collection of over 60 humorous advice columns. Picture what “Dear Abby”

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Celebrates Jewish Unity, Not Uniformity 

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s brow furrows when he speaks of polarization in the larger Jewish community, but it smooths when he speaks of his teachers and their messages, his students and his work. He flashes his trademark wide smile, showing intrinsic joy in an unshakeable view that Judaism is a religion of human compassion, and that

Introducing iKeep: How Three High School Students Plan to Solve the Teenage Shabbos Epidemic 

On November 10, over 100 Modern Orthodox high school students from across North America from 14 different schools traveled to Stamford, Connecticut, to attend a conference run by NCSY and the Orthodox Union, called NCSY Jump. The goal of this conference was to empower Modern Orthodox teenagers to first identify a

Neve Yerushalayim: In the Business of Igniting Souls

(Courtesy of Neve Yerushalayim) Jerusalem, December 1980. A young American tourist wearing jeans and a backpack descends the steps to the Kotel plaza. Gazing at the Wall for the first time, she knows she’s supposed to be moved. But she’s too annoyed—even angry—about the partition separating men and women. Why are women

New Rochelle Family Restores Jewish Cemetery in Derechin

George Sokolowski, a member of Young Israel of New Rochelle, calls his trip to Europe his “Graveyard Tour.” With a desire to trace his roots and perhaps find evidence of previous generations of his family who had lived in Derechin, Belarus, Sokolwski decided to explore the town where his mother grew

Connecting at the Shabbat Table

It is Friday night. A palpable majestic aura pervades your home. The table is set beautifully, the food is scrumptious, and your family members are thoroughly enjoying. Laughter and positive energy abound as everyone is engrossed in the conversation. While taking this all in, a smile spreads across your face and you think to yourself: this

Meet Health Coach Ellie Goldenberg

Ellie Goldenberg started health coaching six years ago, helping her father’s medical patients lose weight, lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels. Today, Goldenberg is a certified health coach offering personalized weight-loss programs for everyone, including diabetics, seniors, teens and nursing moms; exercise

The ‘American Dream’ Opens Its Doors

While business analysts may have declared the era of the mega-mall over, the Ghermezian family, owners of American Dream, who also happen to be the owners of two other mega-malls—the Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall—are thrilled to be opening their newest facility right in our backyards, with a laser-focus on

Hindi’s Libraries Book Donation to Honor Educator’s Memory

There is likely no task more challenging or fulfilling than honoring the memory of a loved one.

Dovid Kanarfogel has succeeded in bringing to life the memory of his wife, Long Island teacher Hindi Krinsky, by creating an organization that promotes what she valued

‘A’ for Effort

George and Georgia had similar names. However, as students, they could not be any different. George was a really hard worker. He studied many hours for every test, wrote down everything his teacher said (“George Washington was the first president, no, you may not go get a drink, you had time during the break...”) and has his parents,

Intimate Voices Opens 11th 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 11th season on Saturday, November 23, at 8 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street,

Jennifer Glass Releases New Book for Small Business Owners 

(Courtesy of BGSI) Jennifer R. Glass, CEO of Business Growth Strategies International, LLC, recently released her new book, “It’s the Bottom Line That Matters: Quick Tips & Strategies You Can Use Right Now to Grow Your Business in the Next 12 Months” to help the millions of small businesses around the globe stop wasting

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