New COVID-19 Worry: Not Having Enough Food

Editor's note: The Marion & Aaron Gural’s new social services hub in Cedarhurst includes the Rina Shkolnik Kosher Food Pantry: a supermarket style pantry offering perishable and non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and personal care items. If you...

Keep Calm and ‘Kara Na’

By Tammy Mark Keep calm and “Kara Na” — that’s both the motto and the advice of Michal Weinstein, local business owner and Internet influencer. While Weinstein typically spends her...

SKA Spark! Takes Award at Northwell Health Thanks Challenge

The Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls’ video highlighting medical assistants, one of the careers the girls observed at Northwell Health in the fall, won the Northwell Spark!...

Layoffs, Cuts at Jewish Federations of North America

(JTA) – The nonprofit organization leading an emergency coalition to coordinate the Jewish response to the pandemic-induced financial crisis has itself slashed its staff. Jewish Federations of North America, an...

COVID-19: Master Class in Disability Inclusion

By Elie Klein I am so proud of us. All of us. Though the coronavirus crisis bears an eerie resemblance to the pandemic portrayed in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion (2011), one marked...

Coronavirus-Free Nursing Home Uses Its Minyan to Help Others

BY BEN HARRIS (JTA) — The 400 residents of a Jewish nursing home in South Africa, which was locked down two weeks before the country ordered nationwide restrictions to contain the...

Kosher Response Keeps Frontline Heroes Nourished

  As a writer, radio host, podcaster, and social media personality, Gabriel Boxer knows a thing or two about making connections. Now, the popular kosher food and restaurant consultant —...

Jewish Groups Helping Overwhelmed Health Care Workers

When the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across America, New Orleans artist and former paramedic Peter Seltzer decided he had a role to play. Seltzer not only came out of EMT...

Survey: Federal Loans to Jewish Groups Fall Well Below Need

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — A new survey found that Jewish organizations have received at least $264 million in U.S. government loans under the recently passed stimulus bill. As of now, the...

NY UJA Adds $9 Million in Grants for COVID-19 Related Projects

(JTA) — The UJA-Federation of New York has announced nearly $9 million in COVID-19 relief grants to strengthen Jewish life. The grants announced Wednesday are on top of more than $34...
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