HANC High School Delegation Attends AIPAC Policy Conference

On Sunday, March 4, a delegation of six students, Zackary Plutzer, Batsheva Moskowitz, Tehila Baruch, Josh Vilkas, Josh Chiger, and Aeton Rabanipour, accompanied by faculty advisor Laura Eisner, represented...

KolSave Market Comes To The Five Towns

In a development much anticipated by residents of the Five Towns and surrounding neighborhoods, KolSave Market, a new price- and value-centered kosher superstore, officially opened for business on Monday...

In the Bagel Store: Numb and Silent

In one way it is now all over, but in another sense it is all just beginning. We are at one of those key junctures on our calendar that...

Gural JCC Holds Ribbon Cutting For New Sustenance Center

On March 18, Senator Todd Kaminsky attended the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC ribbon cutting at its new Sustenance Center in Cedarhurst. This new social services hub will house the...

Aleh Transforms Jerusalem Marathon Into Celebration Of Disability Inclusion

On Friday, March 9, ALEH, Israel’s foremost network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, transformed the 8th annual Jerusalem Marathon into a celebration of disability inclusion and...

Why is Shmurah Matzah So Expensive?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman   The prices range from some $13 per pound to upwards of $28 per pound. The not insignificant range in price for handmade matzah invites the question:...

Touro Graduate School of Social Work Honors Class of 2018

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work honored the 120 members of the Class of 2018 with an awards celebration at the 92nd Street Y, bringing together the graduates,...

The Great Far Rockaway/Five Towns Flower Pot Heist – A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman THE CASE A few years ago, a number of thefts happened over a period of a few days and across Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. ...

Fire At Mike’s Burgers

By 5TJT Staff A fire started early Wednesday morning at Mike’s Burgers, a popular restaurant on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst, resulting in fire, smoke, and water damage. According to Chief...

Woodmere Golf Course Zoning Proposed At Public Hearing

By Mario Alex Joseph and Peter Stein 5TCA Co-Presidents On April 24, 2018, two of our elected officials, Councilmen D’Esposito and Blakeman, proposed a resolution to change the current zoning of...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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