COJO Assists in Staten Island PPE Distribution

On June 18, at the Tasters Market located in the Willowbrook section of Staten Island, Congressman Max Rose, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and COJO of Staten Island came together to...

770 Reopens With Lots of Dancing, Little Distancing

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – It closed with dancing and it reopened with dancing. The main Chabad synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn reopened to a large crowd Monday, more than...

Yair Hoffman: Was De Blasio Right?

Q: How do we get a chillul Hashem, an embarrassment, a pshiya karov l’meizid, and a demonstration of ingratitude, and wrap it all in one? A: When even after having...

Overnight Camps Sue Cuomo Over Summer Closures

By Marcy Farrell Following New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision last week to stop overnight camps in the state from opening this summer, Agudath Israel of America-led Association of...

Orthodox Jews Join Protest at Gracie Mansion to Oppose Fireworks

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – They set off car alarms, honked car horns and set off air horns. If they can’t sleep, they reasoned, the mayor shouldn’t either. Dozens of Orthodox Jews...

Free Kosher Groceries Delivered to Your Home From NYC

  New York City’s revamped COVID-19 Food Delivery program now allows New Yorkers to schedule a month of free kosher grocery deliveries, Met Council announced this week. With a single...

Engel Relies on Mail-In Ballots to Stay in Congress

Democrats in New York's 16th District are waking up to the likelihood that the representative they have had for more than 30 years will serve them no more. Rep. Eliot...

Politicians Forcibly Open Parks in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Areas

(JTA) – They protested the mayor’s decision to keep the parks closed on Sunday. By Monday, they vowed to cut the chains of the park gates themselves if Mayor...

Second Jewish Family in New Rochelle Tests Positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK — Members of a second Jewish family from Westchester have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of New York cases to 11. Ten of...

Jewish Man from New Rochelle Identified as 2nd NY Coronavirus Case

An attorney who lives in New Rochelle in Westchester County and works in midtown Manhattan is New York state's second confirmed coronavirus case -- and the first apparent instance...
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BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — One thing we know about elections is that Jewish voters can make a difference. Take Florida: The Sunshine State’s Jewish...

Many Americans’ July 4 Celebrations Go Virtual as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On a holiday weekend that would typically draw crowds to watch fireworks, march in parades and wave the red, white and blue, many Americans...

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  If the rising summer temperatures and high humidity are making work from home life or weekend relaxation uncomfortable, PSEG Long Island reminds customers that...

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