Wednesday, October 23, 2019


NY State Budget Allocates $25 Million in First-Ever Security Funding for Jewish Camps 

Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, lauded the New York State Legislature’s announcement of an additional $25 million to protect nonpublic schools, daycares and cultural museums at risk of hate crimes, $30

Bronx Religious Leaders Unite to Condemn Anti-Muslim Bigotry

The Riverdale community gathered on Sunday, March 17, “to mourn the victims of the attacks on the New Zealand mosques, to support the Muslim community and to show that we will never accept the hatred that caused this tragedy.”

Author Pamela Hull Shares ‘Moments That Mattered’ at YINR

On March 27, author and former resident of New Rochelle, Pamela Hull, was the guest speaker at the Young Israel of New Rochelle Ruach program where she discussed her newly released memoir, “Moments that Mattered.”


Two Books, Two Authors and One Spring Literary Salon

The JCC Mid-Westchester invites the community to its Spring Literary Salon on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., featuring newly-released books written by Westchester residents Reyna Marder Gentin, author of “Unreasonable Doubts,” and Lynda Cohen Loigman, author

Congregation Beth Aharon Celebrates With Usual and Not-So-Usual Purim Costumes

Congregation Beth Aharon, Riverdale’s Sephardic Orthodox Congregation, hosted a large crowd, wearing a wonderfully mixed style of costumes, on the first night of Purim.

Dr. Reuven Mohl Creates a Berkovits Haggadah as a Passion Project

The wisdom of an author can reach into your heart and mind, shaping your views and changing your life. It is not uncommon for people to read all the works of a writer they admire. But Dr. Reuven Mohl went further after becoming dedicated to the teachings of Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits. Dr. Mohl, who lives in

Unlocking Knowledge Through Practice

I have been asked many times why I teach—usually by people who have never taught. Those of us who teach know the answer. We know that teaching is not only a vocation but also a practice. For me, practice is an essential component of both teaching and learning. It is to do something on a regular basis in

‘Streit’s Sam the Dancing Matzo Man’ Plush Toy Promotion Has Expanded for 2019

(Courtesy of Toy Vey) Jewish toy maker Toy Vey Toys is best known for its Spinning Musical Dreidel plush toy.

However, as a continuation of the enormously successful Passover 2018 promotion, Toy Vey Toys, the

Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin: Serving Fair Lawn With Love for 50 Years

Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin hit the ground running in Fair Lawn a half century ago and have yet to let up. Bump into an Orthodox Jew almost anywhere on the globe, say the words “Fair Lawn,” and more often than not the response will include mention of Rabbi Yudin. 

Pittsburgh Is Still Way Too Close and Way Too Loud


When I’d say this city’s name in years past, it had everything to do with the Steelers or Pirates or the place of my birth.

Now Pittsburgh conjures up nothing but sadness since the October 26 murder of 11 Tree of Life Synagogue worshippers by an armed

Why I Am Going to the AIPAC Policy Conference

Supporting Israel: It’s a lot more than giving ‘Benjamins.’ 

With anti-Semitism arising at an alarming rate, American Jews can no longer take for granted our “comfort” in this country or that Israel will receive whole-hearted, bipartisan U.S. support now or in the

Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology

As educators, one of our critical tasks has always been to develop within our students the ability to make wise decisions and ethical choices. It’s fair to say that today, as we dig deeper into the complex 21st-century world of emerging technologies, the need to define standards of appropriate cyber behavior for our K-12 students is more

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