Making Out-of-Network Psychotherapy Affordable

By Alanna Apfel We often find that life isn’t what we expect it to be. I grew up in a frum, warm home, got married just after graduating from Stern...

HAFTR Teachers, Students Explore Social Emotional Learning

Supporting the growth and development of the whole child, maintaining a sense of community and togetherness, and positioning students to be their best selves both inside and outside the...

Sukkot Brings Its Own Social Distancing Issues

(JTA) — Sukkot, the harvest festival that Jews celebrate each fall, would seem to be designed for the COVID-19 pandemic. After all, it’s typically observed outdoors in temporary structures,...

Get to Know You in the New Year

By Dina Schwartz, LCSW Now that we understand the issues that frum women face today and why, we can begin discussing how to best address them. We know that along...

Pre-Sukkos Letter from Five Towns Rabbanim

  Introduction and Appreciation We find ourselves on the cusp of the Chag HaSukkos. We have thankfully just had Yomim Noraim in which we had many Minyanim and we are hopeful...

The Midwife’s Midwife

By Judy Ribner, DNP-C, CNM I was turning heads. Here I am in the center of the ultra-Orthodox, Satmar Chassidic Jewish community in Williamsburg, jumping out of a bright red jeep...

Starting 5781 With a Deluxe Car Wash

I like car washes, especially the old-fashioned ones where they let you ride inside the car! What marvelous fun to be safely inside the cocoon of your car while...

COVID, Sukkot Highlight Our Struggle With Vulnerability

By Lisa Septimus Sukkot was less than a week away, and we still didn’t have decisions on some possible programs. “It’s too early to make a decision,” said one shul...

Mount Sinai South Nassau to Host Free Flu Shots for Seniors

Mount Sinai South Nassau will host flu vaccinations for senior citizens at no charge on three dates in October. The free flu shots will be available at Mount Sinai...

Ohel Bais Ezra Opens New Residence For Men With Autism

With its recreational programming and myriad of supportive services, a spacious house here has become the new home for five young men with autism. The new housemates, ranging from...
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