Wednesday, October 18, 2017


The Dubro Brothers Need Our Help!

Two brothers living in New Rochelle are in need of the community’s help and tefilot. Within weeks of each other, Alex and Jared Dubro fell ill and have been in comas ever since.

Twenty-year-old Alex, a junior at Cornell University, began suffering from unexplained and uncontrollable seizures

From Dreams to Designer Reality: An Interview With 20-Year-Old Fashion Designer Tashura Fendrich

Riverdale—Tashura Fendrich is an aspiring fashion designer who hopes to make and design clothes for the Modern Orthodox women’s market, while helping women to love who they are and to style themselves in the most becoming way. Although only 20 years old, Fendrich is already well on her way towards making a name for

LETTER FROM ISRAEL. The Luxury of the Israeli Everyday

I recently had the good fortune to participate in a 2-week advanced seminar of the Tikvah Fund entitled “Jews and Power: Literature, Philosophy, Politics.” The instructor for our morning sessions was Professor Ruth Wisse, who recently retired from her professorship in Yiddish Literature at Harvard University and who authored a 2007 book

Who Touched My Eyeballs?

I’m pleased to say that I have some information that will take a lot of the stress off going to your optometrist for an eye exam.  I’m not talking about all the stress. He’s still going to try to touch your eyeball when you’re looking away.

He does this so he can gauge the

Carmel Imagines the Possibilities

SAR Marches in Celebrate Israel Parade

Westchester Day School “Imagines” at the Celebrate Israel Parade

Bi-Cultural Day School Celebrates Israel

Stamford’s New Sushi Joint Is Worth the Trip

Sushi in Stamford? Why would anyone living 15 minutes from Manhattan’s Upper West Side and all the kosher eateries it offers consider driving in the opposite direction, across state lines for a spicy tuna roll? In a word: Soosh.

Soosh, located in the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Stamford,

Light a Candle for Naftali, Gilad and Eyal

In just a few weeks, we will be commemorating the first yahrzeit of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal hy”d.

In just a few weeks Naftali and Gilad’s classmates at Makor Chaim will be holding their graduation ceremony with a gaping, aching hole in their hearts.

The events of

Drawn to Art: An Interview with Paula Blumenfeld

Paula Blumenfeld has always been enthusiastic regarding art, and today she is no different. With her many years as an artist and her varied and busy life and artistic experiences, her path towards finding her expressive voice has been, indeed, anything but ordinary.

As a child,

The Largest Bonfire in Riverdale

While in Israel on the 33rd day of the Omer you can find a real bonfire on every street corner, a large bonfire is a rare sight in New York City. On May 10th, two hundred Israeli families came together to celebrate Lag  B’Omer “Israeli Style” at The Riverdale Y’s garden. They looked at the sun setting behind the trees by

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