Some New York City Yeshivas Offer Clandestine Classes

(JTA) – As Orthodox lawmakers were brazenly cutting the locks off a New York City playground on Tuesday morning, Orthodox children were settling in for a school day just...

Sen. Kaminsky Honors Five Towns ‘Student Stars’

  Senator Todd Kaminsky honored 28 graduating high school “student stars” for their exceptional work and leadership. Amid the pandemic, in lieu of the senator’s annual ceremony to recognize these...

Shulamith Honorees and Graduates

Shulamith High School is proud to announce the honorees for the class of 2020. Aliza Weizberg: Valedictorian Aliza has been a Shulamith student since kindergarten. Her exemplary middot, friendly personality, and...

Yeshiva of South Shore Celebrates Drive-Through Graduation

  To celebrate the Yeshiva of South Shore graduating Class of 2020, YOSS hosted a unique first-ever celebration — a drive-in graduation ceremony at the Sands of Atlantic Beach parking...

Yeshiva University Names 8 Undergraduate Valedictorians for 2020

  On June 14, 2020, over 1,800 students from Yeshiva University’s undergraduate and graduate schools will receive their degrees at YU’s 89th annual commencement exercises, this year to be held...

400 Jewish studies Scholars Equate Israeli Annexation With Apartheid

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — More than 400 Jewish and Israel studies academics have signed a statement denouncing potential Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank as “apartheid” and say...

DRS Announces Graduation Honors

  The Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School is proud to announce Josh Brafman as its valedictorian, Ilan Frenkel as salutatorian, and AJ Bennet as Keter Shem Tov winner. Josh Brafman:...

NY Guidelines May Be Too Much for Camps to Handle

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that day camps statewide would be allowed to open this summer. Today the state posted its first guidelines for child care and day...

Nina Hanan Named CEO at American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

    American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nina Hanan as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Dr. Hanan assumed her new role...

BBY Helps Feed 5,556 Children in Far Rockaway/Five Towns

    Bnos Bais Yaakov facilitates a weekly free food distribution program which fed 5,556 children from 1,401 families — with seven truckloads, 1,600 boxes of food — through the assistance...
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BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson posted anti-Semitic quotes on social media, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver removed them a day later and posted...

Revs. Sharpton, Jackson Discuss Race Relations with Rabbi Marc Schneier

NEW YORK – Following the tragic death of George Floyd and protests taking place around the country, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) President Rabbi...

Israeli Public Health Director Quits, Raps Swift Reopening of Economy

Israel’s public health director quit on Tuesday amid a spike in new coronavirus cases, saying it had reopened the economy too rapidly and had...

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