Friday, August 23, 2019


Artist David Schwittek Offers a Peek ‘Through the Lens of Age’

For many people, age is nothing but a number. Award-winning designer, artist and filmmaker David Schwittek’s inspiring portrait photographs will be on exhibition at Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y through February 28, with the opening reception scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Westchester/Riverdale Welcomes i-Shine

Amid lots of excitement and community support, the Chai Lifeline i-Shine program will be introduced in Westchester/Riverdale at its host location, Westchester Day School in Mamaroneck, New York, on Wednesday, February 20, from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Joining the i-Shine

WDS Offers Novel Approach to Day School Affordability

A groundbreaking and clearly welcome approach to day school affordability was announced this week by WDS President Aaron Lauchheimer, Board Chairman Jack Bodner and Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, head of school. Titled the “Income-Based Tuition Cap Program,” the plan presents a welcome,

The Profound Secrets of Aggadah

Reviewing: “The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings,” by Jeffrey Rubenstein. 2018. The Jewish Publication Society. Paperback. English. 328 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0827613089.

“Those who taught the TaNaKH

‘The Invisibles’ Is Testament to Creativity, Determination and Mazal 

In 1940, it is estimated that, despite Nazi laws forbidding it, about 7,000 Jews remained underground in Berlin. Concealed in attics, basements and warehouses, and protected by courageous non-Jewish Berliners, these Jews, often hiding in plain sight, were well aware that, if detected by

Dis Is a New Party

Haters are going to hate, but sometimes you just need to shake it off. There is no question that Israel is under siege by critics who hate the Jewish state without cause. We have seen within the past year two professors at the University of Michigan withhold recommendations to

Hungry Hungry Hippo

I’m in middle of a diet. I’m always in middle of a diet. And as is the tradition when someone is in the middle of a diet, I’m going to talk about it.

After all these years of trying to lose weight by not really eating less,

Former Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Now Plans Charedi, Secular Future Cooperation

Who better to work towards future solutions for Israel’s charedim than a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem and mayor of Beitar Illit?

All of this comes in the form of one person and one

The Jewish American Landscape

The dramatic changes in patterns of Jewish affiliation in America over the past decade have been well documented. As chronicled in the Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” (2013) and elsewhere, connectedness with organized

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Provides Opportunities for Chesed

Thousands across the nation will join together on Monday, January 21, for the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. In 1994 congress designated MLK Day as a National Day of Service as a way of honoring the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. UJA-Federation of New York’s MLK

The Expulsion of Jews From Arab Countries

Reviewing: “Uprooted,” by Lyn Julius. Vallentine Mitchell. 2018. English. Hardcover. 368 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1910383643. 

Grandfather and Granddaughter Team Up for Art Exhibit

“Growth and Change: An Artistic Interpretation” is the subject of an art exhibit being held at the Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter, New Jersey, through Sunday, January 27. With the New Year signaling a desire for change, the artists chosen to exhibit

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