Michael Phelps to Receive Ruderman Foundation Award for Inclusion

(JTA) — Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer in Olympics history, will receive the Morton E. Ruderman Award for Inclusion of People with Disabilities. The Ruderman Family Foundation will honor Phelps in...

Camp HASC Concert 32: The Concert With LEV

  By Chaya Feldstein It is now 9:13 Monday morning, January 7, 2019, and just twelve hours ago I sat next to my precious sister, Gitty, at the HASC Concert 32...

Rambam Supports U.S. Troops

  Eight boxes containing pounds and pounds of coffee, power bars, and assorted treats were collected and sent by Rambam Mesivta’s Chesed Club to American troops in Afghanistan as part...

Spielvogels Give $2 Million to US Holocaust Memorial Museum

(JTA) — Carl Spielvogel, a former U.S. ambassador to the Slovak Republic, and his wife, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, have donated $2 million to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Diamonstein-Spielvogel was appointed...

Aleh, Jerusalem Police Make ‘A Dream Come True’

Over the course of 2018, Aleh, Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, developed the “Dreams Come True” project, an initiative that focuses on granting the...

Yeshiva Of Miami Hosts Charlie Harary

  Monday evening December 17, the South Florida community gathered to hear the world-renowned Charlie Harary. Without exaggeration, Mr. Harary’s talk on “Glasses to Greatness” was truly inspiring and positively...

Chabad Rabbi Who Donated Kidney Gives Liver to Another

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A New Jersey rabbi who a decade ago donated a kidney to a stranger has donated part of his liver to another. Rabbi Ephraim Simon, a...

Madraigos Hosts Reunion For Effective Parenting Groups Alumni

  On December 25, Madraigos convened members of the past five effective parenting groups for review and inspiration. Based on their relationships with group members, co-facilitators Rena Kutner, MFT, and...

Local Women Interested in Starting All-Female EMT Squad

Many people have seen the movie 93Queen, or have heard about the remarkable story of the Honorable Ruchie Freier who defied the odds to become the first Chassidic female...

IsraAID Launching New Initiative to Train Medical Professionals

The disaster-relief nongovernmental organization IsraAID will launch a new, international initiative to train doctors, dentists, nurses, engineers and mental-health professionals to respond to disasters. The IsraAID Humanitarian Professionals Network...

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HaGaon Rav Reuven Feinstein, Shlita, Answers Questions At Dirshu Shabbos Convention

  Rav Reuven Feinstein, shlita, rosh yeshiva of Staten Island, in addition to being rebbe to generations of talmidim, also serves as a guiding light...

Central Synagogue in Bulgarian Capital Vandalized by Rocks

Rocks were thrown through the windows of the Great Prayer Hall of the Central Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday by...

IDF Thwarts Stabbing Attempt, Shoots Palestinian Attacker

A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The...

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