CEO of National Museum of American Jewish History Resigns

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Ivy Barsky has resigned as the chief executive of the financially struggling National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. During her term, the $150 million...

‘Birthright for Moms’ Marks 10 Years, More Than 17,000 Participants

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — A program bringing adult Jewish women to Israel celebrated its 10th anniversary here at an event that included 500 participants from nine countries. Momentum, formerly known...

Report: Israel Has Highest Increase in Opioid Use in OECD

Israel is the fastest rising opioid medication user in the developed world, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report. According to the report, which was released...

Rochelle’s Reviews: Hunki’s West Hempstead Is a Slice of Perfection

  Situated in the heart of the community, 15 minutes from the Five Towns, Hunki’s of West Hempstead is a time-honored tradition with a young, fresh new image. Featuring a...

Author Herman Wouk Dies at 103

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk died on just 10 days before his 104th birthday. His literary agent, Amy Rennert, said he died in his sleep at his home in Palm...

Other Side Of The Bench: The Heart Of The Matter

  My father passed away last Thursday morning at the age of 91. The following is the eulogy I delivered for my father last Thursday. Parkinson’s is a cruel disease. It...

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...

Measles Titer Testing at Young Israel of Woodmere a Success

  By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD The community held a successful measles educational and titer-testing day on Sunday, May 12, at the Young Israel of Woodmere. This event was cosponsored...

YCQ to Reopen Thursday Following Measles Scare

By Marcy Behrmann Farrell The New York City Department of Health has rescinded its closure order for Yeshiva of Central Queens. The yeshiva will be allowed to open Thursday morning. "We’re...

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...
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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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