Friday, February 22, 2019


Gaza Ceasefire Exposes Conflicting Narratives

After 24 hours of intense exchanges of fire, Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire on Tuesday, and two very different narratives emerged in Israel to describe what had happened.

But first, the bare facts: A special-forces operation in Gaza was exposed by Hamas on Sunday night, and in the

Returning to Shul: How to Speak to Our Children About Pittsburgh

Unlike any previous tragedy, where we listen to the horror stories, process our emotions and then return to ordinary life, this time is different. As the tragic shooting took place in a shul, the reverberations of trauma may have a direct impact on our own lives. Most certainly, we will all be thinking of it this

Ellen Krakow Says ‘Thank You’ to Shanghai

How does it feel to learn that you are considered “stateless”? Ellen Krakow, a resident of New Rochelle, discussed her family’s journey from Berlin to Shanghai, to Israel and finally to Washington Heights, New York, at a recent Hadassah meeting held at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle. In a riveting presentation to a

Meet Keith Wofford: Attorney General Candidate

On Tuesday, November 6, New York voters will have the opportunity to elect the state’s next attorney general. This year, Republican candidate Keith Wofford will face off against Democrat Letitia James. After the resignation of Eric Schneiderman earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Beverly

Playwright Allen Leicht Premieres ‘My Parsifal Conductor’ in NYC

Playwright Allen Leicht tries to attend all the performances of his play “My Parsifal Conductor: A Wagnerian Comedy,” playing at the Marjorie Deane Little Theater on West 64th Street in Manhattan through November 3. The only performances he has to forego are the Friday and Saturday night performances and the Saturday

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. 

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