Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Brooklyn Mother/Daughter Teams Lobby for Increased Nonpublic School STEM Funding

(Courtesy of Teach Coalition) More than 25 mother/daughter teams from five Brooklyn yeshivot spent a recent Thursday morning lobbying their local state legislators to fully fund STEM

Takanas Hashavim

Reviewing “Takanas Hashavim,” by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis. Ohel Rabbeinu Yonoson Ublima Foundation.

Often people will (mistakenly) say something to the effect that there are halachic leniencies to do

Preserving Holocaust Memory

“Remaking Holocaust Memory: Documentary Cinema by Third-Generation Survivors in Israel,” by B. Liat Steir-Livny. Syracuse University Press. 2019. Paperback. 376 pages. English. ISBN-13: 978-0815636502.

In this work, Liat Steir-Livny, a senior lecturer in the department of culture at Sapir

Calling All Kids: The Book Meshuggenahs Launch ‘Chai-ku’ Writing Contest

My late mother, Sydell Rosenberg, was a New York teacher and a charter member of the Haiku Society of America in 1968. She studied and wrote haikus for decades. In 2018, I published her collection, H Is For Haiku. It was published by Penny Candy Books, and the

New Dating Site Connects Camp HASC Alumni, Ba’alei Chesed

If there is one common characteristic among all current and former Camp HASC counselors, it’s that they all derive more pleasure from giving to others than receiving.

‘Intimate Voices’ Plans Final Concert of 11th Season and Autism-Friendly Program

(Courtesy of CSAIR) Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the third and final series concert of its 11th season on Saturday, February 29, at 8 p.m. The following day, Sunday, March 1, it will present

Gallery 18 Celebrates Black History Month

Soul food was the food of choice at the opening reception for “Where We Were, Where We Are, Where We Want to Be,” on Sunday, February 9, as Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y presented this acclaimed art show celebrating Black History Month. The art will be on display until February

Meet Yehudis Gottesfeld, Orthodox GOP Candidate For Congress

Yehudis Gottesfeld, an Orthodox woman from Rockland County, has tossed her hat into the ring of people vying to replace Westchester and Rockland’s retiring congresswoman, Nita Lowey. At press time, she was the only active Republican candidate in NY-17.

Museum of Jewish Heritage Debuts Holocaust-Era Victims’ Art


On January 15, members of the press were invited to preview a new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, entitled “Rendering Witness: Holocaust-Era Art as Testimony.”

A Message in Disguise

The world is reeling from the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. It amazes us that everywhere we turn, the discussion is whether or not the Bryant party should have flown in such dense fog, the great loss to the world of sports or why a celebrity of his stature chose to travel everywhere by helicopter.

Carmel Academy To Integrate Into The Leffell School

(Courtesy of The Leffell School) After 22 years as a vibrant, independent Jewish day school in Greenwich, Connecticut, Carmel Academy has announced that it will be integrating many of its families and elements of its program into The Leffell School, a

A New Proposal Regarding the Tuition Crisis

What our community has termed the “day school tuition crisis” may seem intractable. But our community is not a poor one, and communal and para-communal organizations raise millions of dollars from it for various programs and services here and in

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