Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes for Blocking Dov Hikind on Twitter

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York apologized for blocking Dov Hikind from her personal Twitter account following criticism by the the former Brooklyn state assemblyman. The freshman...

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Kaminsky Secures STEM Grants for Local Yeshivas, Day Schools Senator Todd Kaminsky announced that he helped secure more than $250,000 in STEM education grants for local Five Towns yeshivas from...

Fountaingate Gardens to Break Ground Spring 2020

  Fountaingate Gardens, the proposed Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC) sponsored by Gurwin in Commack, recently revealed its plans to begin construction...

Man Killed When Wall of Former Lower East Side Synagogue Collapses

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A wall of a former historic synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan collapsed, killing a construction worker and injuring another. The 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol...

Rep. Nita Lowey Says She Won’t Seek Re-Election

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., a pro-Israel stalwart and one of the most influential Jewish lawmakers, said she will not run for re-election to Congress next...

Backpack Set Alight on Steps of Brooklyn Jewish Center on Yom Kippur

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A backpack was set alight and left on the steps of a Jewish center in Brooklyn on Yom Kippur. The burning backpack on the steps of the...

Cuomo Pledges Extra Protection for Jewish Institutions on Yom Kippur

Amid a surge in antisemitic attacks in New York City, worshipers attending Yom Kippur services on Tuesday night and Wednesday will be protected by an increased police presence, New...

YU Democrats Club Loses Official Status After LGBTQ Advocacy

BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — A student organization at Yeshiva University lost its official status after organizing a protest march calling for the establishment of a Gay-Straight Alliance Club and permission...

Annual NYPD Pre-Rosh Hashanah Briefing at One Police Plaza

On Wednesday, September 18, the NYPD held its annual pre-Rosh Hashanah security briefing at the auditorium of One Police Plaza. Among the speakers were Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass, chief chaplain...

COJO Hosts Chief Kenneth Corey at Rosh Hashanah Security Meeting

On Thursday, September 12, at the New York City Police Department, Patrol Borough Staten Island, located on the second floor of Precinct 121, in the Graniteville section of Staten...
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It’s all about keeping Shabbat. For a 25-hour period beginning at sundown Nov. 15, as many as 1 million Jews from Nashville to Nairobi —...

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  Wounded IDF Soldiers Visit Brandeis Students On Tuesday, November 12, wounded IDF soldiers Niv Keshet and Liran Baruch visited The Brandeis School on behalf of...

DRS Hosts 190 Prospective Families at Open House

    This past Sunday, the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys was filled to capacity at the school’s annual open house. DRS hosted over 190...

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