Oceanside Strong: Helping Hands During the Pandemic

  As a strong and caring community, many Oceanside members turned outward at the start of the pandemic to create a large and mighty chesed army. This powerful force included...

Masbia Sees Increase in Food Needs Since COVID-19 Outbreak

  By Laura N. Allen Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, the only kosher soup kitchen in New York, has had a drastic increase in demand at all three of their locations since...

Hackers Steal $7.5 Million From Washington Federation Endowment

BY DAVID HOLZEL (Washington Jewish Week via JTA) — Federal and international law enforcement agencies are investigating the theft of $7.5 million from the United Jewish Endowment Fund, an arm of The Jewish...

Avigdor’s Helping Hand Chesed Celebration Set for Sunday, September 6

By Rochelle Maruch Miller To Reb Eli and to the entire staff of Avigdor’s Helping Hand, an organization that was started for your son, Avigdor, OBM, Chazal tell us that there...

Halachic Musings: The Hierarchy of Tzedakah Causes

  One girl needs to get to seminary. A boy needs money for clothing. A yeshiva needs money. The mikveh! A kiruv organization. Our shul! To whom do we give first?...

Matching Teens With Seniors in Summer ‘Perfect Pair’ Program

  The Orthodox Union’s Project Community (PC20) has launched the “Perfect Pair” program to connect teens with seniors beginning July 20 to create important friendship and bonds between teens and...

Soros Foundation Pledges $220 Million to Promote Racial Justice

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Open Society, the foundation founded by liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros, is set to donate $220 million to racial justice groups in the wake of...

Bike4Chai Still Happening Despite Coronavirus

On Thursday, August 13, nearly 500 cyclists will ride more than 50,000 combined miles as part of Bike4Chai. Now in its 11th year, the annual cycling event raises funds...

Battle of the Singers Links Benny and Mordechai With Yachad

More than 5,000 people tuned in as the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, raised $150,000 during its virtual “Battle...

COJO-SI Kicks Off Summer With Fruit, Vegetable Distribution

On Tuesday, June 9, at the Belzer shtiebel located in the Manor Heights section of Staten Island, the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations kicked off the summer with...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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