Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Westchester Day School Eighth Grader Wins Chesed Essay Writing Contest

Westchester Day School eighth grader, Joey Tropper has won a chesed essay writing contest.  Joey’s essay about his experiences volunteering with senior citizens, was recognized by an international Jewish foundation. In addition to that honor, he will be awarded with a grant to be used towards a Jewish summer camp.

Three Holocaust Stories: The Family of Rivka Small

David Tahar, 8 years old, during the invasion of Sousse (Tunisia, French protectorate) by the Nazis, (father of Frederique Rivka Small)

My father lived through the war as a child. He would often describe the months when his town was occupied by the Germans. He

Survivor Joseph Just Shares His Story for Yom HaShoah

Joseph “Yossel” Just was born on August 24, 1918. As one of 11 children and the son of Ethel Teitch and David Just, he came from a very religious family in Poland. His father, David, was a follower of the Belzer Rebbe, and all of his sons studied at Poland’s “Cheder,” a very religious Jewish learning institution.

TABC Students Commemorate Yom HaShoah

From Morocco to Riverdale: An Interview With Mrs. Chantal Firstman

Riverdale—Chantal Firstman has a unique history as a Moroccan émigré, with Arabic as her native language.  Today, while she is very much a part of the American Jewish culture, her Moroccan roots shine through in her history and her traditions.

Chantal was born in

Elijah’s Journey: A Pesach Seder Supplement

To be read at the seder, when the door is opened for Elijah:

Tonight we reflect on Eliyahu HaNavi, Elijah the Prophet. Tonight we dream of Elijah visiting our Seder; not to eat — but to serve as the precursor to the Messiah.

On Pesach, we pray for the Messianic Age — a time when humanity will live in shalom, peace, that is not only physical, but

A Modern Dayenu

If I only had to get my nails done, dayenu

If I only had to get my sheitel blown, dayenu

If I only had to clean the car, dayenu

If I only had to shop and pay for new shirts and shoes for the kids, dayenu

Understanding Wine Scores

The very best method for exploring wine is to taste it—as often as possible, and preferably with good food, friends, and family. Because there is a seemingly endless number of different wines out there, however, specialists or wine critics have emerged to help consumers make sense of it all, and make informed wine purchases.


New York City (Manhattan):

Abigael’s - 1407 Broadway

Butterfish – 550 Madison Ave

Colbeh – 32 W 39th St

Eighteen Restaurant – 240 East 81st St




Legoland Discovery Center

39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710 / 866-243-0770

One of Westchester’s top kids attractions and one of the

The Top Ten Rules of Conflict Resolution

A lot of times in my work, I see couples who say that they need to work on their “communication.” This usually means that they are communicating loudly and often, but somehow are not able to resolve conflict effectively. Here, I present my personal ten commandments for resolving conflict and fighting fair. I will refer to a

The Consummate Ambassador

Yehuda Avner, who served by the side of five Israeli prime ministers and as ambassador to three countries, died on Tuesday at the age of 86.

Avner, born in Manchester, England, in 1928, immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1947 and fought in Israel’s War of Independence. He was

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