Saturday, February 16, 2019


Keeping the Kids Safe Even At Camp

“Don’t forget to put on your sunscreen.” 

“Carry your inhaler with you at all times.”

A Story of Lost Opportunity

Parshat Naso

Our haftarah this week relates the story of the predicted (and

Seat Politics

Frequent readers of my column will know that I don’t really follow politics. And the same goes for shul politics. But just this week, I happened to accidentally get caught up in a discussion between three or four gabbaim as to how to maximize the seating space of our shul.

Meir Finkelstein Among YU’s Valedictorians

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Hundreds of students from Yeshiva University’s undergraduate schools received their degrees at YU’s 87th commencement exercises, held at the

Join the Family of Fred Distenfeld for a Chesed Siyum in His Memory

“My father was a ‘roll up the sleeves’ kind of guy who would get involved and do what needed to be done,” said Gershon Distenfeld about his father, Fred Distenfeld. With his father’s first yahrzeit approaching, Gershon looked to mark the event in a manner that would be

Jokes About Jokes

One of the most common questions people ask me, once they figure out that I’m not as funny in person, is when my next book is coming out already.

Well, I’m

How Can Schools Most Effectively Use Reverse Role Modeling?

Is it possible for a school community studiously to avoid doing something, while at the same time training its students to be ardent and passionate in doing the very thing that the school seeks to avoid? What is the logic behind this reverse role-modeling, and how can it be done

Prophetic Words for Today

Parshiyot Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

This week’s haftarah is

‘Les Enfants de la Chance’ Is Screened at SUNY Purchase

 In recognition of Yom HaShoah, “Les Enfants de la Chance” (“The Children of Chance”), a French film written and directed by Malik Chibane, was shown at SUNY Purchase College on Tuesday, April 10. As guests mingled in the quiet ambience of the Humanities Theater, they met and chatted with Dr.

Westchester Shuls Mark Yom HaShoah at YI of Scarsdale

On Thursday, April 12, the Westchester community gathered for a Yom HaShoah program, honoring the memory of the 6 million who perished. This year’s event was hosted by the Young Israel of Scarsdale and sponsored jointly by these Lower

Teach the Holocaust Where It Happened

When Dr. Annamaria Orla-Bukowska entered the Thomas J. Burke Lounge at Iona College in New Rochelle last week, colleagues and friends rushed to greet her and welcome her back to the college, knowing they were going to hear an outstanding lecture by an eminent scholar. As part of the William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration, Iona

Spotlight on Westchester Author Gloria Goldreich

Hadassah Medical Organization will present award-winning author, lecturer and critic Gloria Goldreich, speaking on the topic, “Israel: The Land of the Book,” at Beth-El Synagogue in New Rochelle on Monday, May 7. The program will begin with a kosher light lunch

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