Malkie Hirsch: Messages Of Hope

After my husband Moshe died, I found myself receiving messages from people I didn’t know who had been through a similar trauma. Different people with various stories — having a...

Yad L’Achim to Share Stories of Rescue at Local Events

By Rhonda Goldstein Shira was trapped in an Arab village for over 20 years, starting from the age of 16. Now she is free and telling her story for the...

Weathering the Storm of Parenting

By Mindi Werblowsky Saketkhou, LMSW Clinical Director, Madraigos I once heard a quote, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree … except when there is a storm outside.” This seems...

YUConnects Hosts Community-Wide Symposium May 19

YUConnects will hold a community symposium titled “When Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents," at Congregation Beth Sholom on sunday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. Panelists include Rabbi Aryeh...

Say Thanks to Mom and Dad With Special Shabbat Menu

Every year, it’s the same standard setup: brunch for Mother’s Day and a barbecue for Father’s Day. But why fight the Sunday-morning breakfast crowd? And why sweat on a...

State Department Still Opposing Citizenship for Gay Couple’s Child

(JTA) — The U.S. State Department has appealed a federal district court decision that overturned its denial of citizenship to one of the twins born to a Jewish same-sex...

Bagel Store: Ups and Downs of Pesach Away from Home

By Larry Gordon The first time we went away with our family for Pesach was to the Stevensville Hotel in Swan Lake, New York, in 1984 (approximately). The hotel was...

Israeli Rabbinical Court Rejects Jewish Status of American Convert’s Son

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rabbinical court in Israel rejected the Jewish status of a man whose mother converted to Judaism in the 1970s and had the conversion...

Findings From Study of Jewish Grandparents Show Depth of Involvement

The first-ever national study of Jewish grandparents — commissioned by the Jewish Grandparents Network (JGN), in partnership with 17 national organizations and Jewish Federations — provides detailed information about...

Halachic Prenup Growing In Popularity According To New Beth Din Of America Study

The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, released a new study on the 25th anniversary of the creation...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

YUConnects Kicks Off Long Island Event at Beth Sholom

  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents”...

Author Judith Kerr Dies Weeks Before Her 96th Birthday

Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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