Squirrely Situations, Part 1

By Hannah Berman This will be a trilogy. Not because I want it to be, but because it just is. Over the years, I have had a unique relationship with those...

Embassy Opens In Jerusalem; Five Towners Celebrate!

History was made on May 14 as Israel celebrated Yom Yerushalayim and the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. While many Five Towners attended the festivities in person,...

Chabad Of The Five Towns Annual Dinner, February 25

Since joining the Five Towns community over 23 years ago, Rabbi Zalman and Rebbetzin Chanie Wolowik and later Rabbi Meir and Rebbetzin Hadassah Geisinsky have created a welcoming haven...

Chanukah: Turning Darkness Into Light

Chazaq, Lido Beach Synagogue, Young Israel of Long Beach, Bach Jewish Center, and Congregation Benai Asher will present Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Sunday, December 2, 8:00 p.m. at the Lido...

Inwood Man Who Terrorized Community Sentenced for Threatening Police Officers with a Loaded Weapon

George Towns, 30, pointed loaded gun at officers investigating reports of shots fired in Five Towns Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of an Inwood man...

Mesivta Shaarei Prozdor Open House

In the event you may have missed it, this past Sunday afternoon, at 111 Irving Place in Woodmere, New York, 400 chairs were filled to capacity at Mesivta Shaarei...

Chazaq Strengthens Queens Community

When thinking of an organization that tries to touch upon all aspects of Jewish life, one of the first that comes to mind is Chazaq. Over the past decade, Chazaq...

President Trump Responds To HALB Students

The Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s Rabbi Steinberg and his fifth grade talmidim wrote a hakarat hatov letter to President Trump after acknowledging Yerushalayim as the capital of Israel....

Shulamith Torah Bowl Team Headed For Championship

The Torah Bowl semifinals are structured in such a way that any team can win, regardless of its position in the division standings before the competition. Teams five and...

Shabbos + Cinco De Mayo = Good Food

By Cindy Grosz This week I will be preparing for Saturday’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo and Shabbos in a unique way. For me personally, it is my favorite party...

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