Monday, February 17, 2020


Listening With Love

My philosophy of education is that we start from a place of loving children. My own counseling theories, informed by the work of psychologist Carl Rogers among others and honed over more than 15 years of experience counseling students (and also as a mother of six), always have been very “person-centered.” I believe in getting to the

Why Don’t We Cry Anymore on the High Holidays?

I distinctly remember being in shul on Yom Kippur when I was a youngster, and when the chazzan repeated the line in the Shema Koleinu prayer—“Do not cast us away in our old age”—several women sitting in the front row of the women’s section burst into tears. In fact, I would always hear very loud and audible cries on

Chabad of Yonkers Plans Rosh Hashanah Services

Rosh Hashanah begins this year on Sunday night, September 29. Chabad of Yonkers will hold services at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. community dinner. Services on Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, October 1, will begin at 10 a.m., with children’s services at 11 a.m., and shofar blowing at 11:30 a.m.

Please contact the Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center

Facing Tefillah, Community and Family

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is a time of reflection, a time of spirituality. For many people, tefillah, community and family feel like a warm embrace. To others, such as those experiencing infertility, these can feel more like a straitjacket.

I always ask my patients about their religious

Beyond the Impossible Burger

In the food and “foodie”-centric world in which we live there are numerous terms you will likely hear bandied about as the latest and greatest food creations to come forth. It was pointed out to me how sad it is that there is more money to be made by scientists in finding a new artificial sweetener with no calories than there

Keys to Happiness

Most people don’t think about their keys that much, except when they lay down for an afternoon nap.


The thing about key chains is that they’re designed to dig into you. You’re basically carrying around a ring of tiny saws in your pocket. I use mine

A Pomegranate Full of Mitzvot

Long before “simanim” were trendy, when I was growing up we always had a “Rosh Hashanah seder” complete with apples and honey, pomegranates, dates, black-eyed peas, spinach, leeks and of course fish heads. We recited a yehi ratzon before eating each siman, read from the small, cracking black siddur that my

YINR Youth Enjoy Shofar-Making Workshop

On Sunday, September 9, Rabbi Sruli Deitsch of the Chabad of Bronxville presented a shofar factory workshop for the Young Israel of New Rochelle Youth Department. YINR was only one of Rabbi Deitsch’s stops in the month of Elul preparing children and their parents for Rosh Hashanah.

SAR Expands Hebrew Immersion for Preschool

On Wednesday, September 4, SAR Academy opened its 2019-2020 academic year. A significant change at SAR this year is the school’s expanded Hebrew immersion program for its youngest students. This program began three years ago with just the kindergarten classes. It has now been extended to include the entire Early Learning Center

Israeli Couple From NY Starts Chesed Initiative in Jerusalem

As Batsheva Rosen Weisinger described it, she’s had a vision since her days in seminary of an innovative project that would benefit people in need in Jerusalem while also cutting down on unnecessary waste. When the opportunity presented itself years later, she and her husband, Zevi, knew they had to

Looking Back, 80 Years After Nazi Germany’s Invasion of Poland

Eighty years ago, half a world away, Europe was embroiled in war as German tanks ripped through Poland. Whining, low-flying Stuka planes struck terror, and Warsaw burned. WWII had begun. Hitler’s intimidation, which had won him Czechoslovakia and Austria, now turned into a deadly conflict. 

With the

AMIT Ranked #1 Educational Network for Third Consecutive Year 

(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT is kicking off the new school year with wonderful news: The network has been named the #1 educational network in Israel by the prestigious newspaper TheMarker, based on Education Ministry data, for the third year in a row.

The Education Ministry rates educational networks

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