Dr. Frydman Appointed to COVID-19 Response Group

  As there is increased concern for victims of family violence who are sheltering in place with their abuser, Shalom Task Force’s executive director, Dr. Shoshannah D. Frydman, has been...

Rockland School District Ordered to Change Election Rules

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A federal judge has ordered the East Ramapo Central School District to change the way it elects its school board, saying it has allowed the majority of...

Cuomo: Long Island Will Open Tomorrow

Long Island will enter Phase I of COVID-19 opening on Wednesday, Cuomo said, as he announced New York's lowest daily virus death toll (73) since the pandemic hit the...

Kiryas Joel School Found Operating With ‘Hundreds of Students’

(JTA) — A school in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students in its...

Teach Coalition to Host Streaming Event Honoring Jewish Educators

Teach Coalition, a project of the Orthodox Union, will host “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: A Tribute to our Schools and Parents” on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 pm EST....

Cruz Calls for DOJ Probe Into NYC Closure of Yeshiva

JNS.org – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday called for the US Justice Department to investigate New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over the New York Police Department...

3 Congressional Races Where Newcomers Want to Replace Jewish Veterans

WASHINGTON (JTA) — During the last congressional elections, in 2018, the overarching story was the rise and eventual success of “the resistance,” the Democrats spurred to run for Congress...

Cuomo Permits Religious Gatherings With Strict Restrictions

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that religious services would be permitted to resume in the state on condition that strict restrictions on numbers and social distancing...

NY Family Pays Nearly $200k to Bring Body to Israel for Burial

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Seven members of a wealthy family brought the body of the family matriarch to Israel to be buried after she died of COVID-19 in New...

Cuomo to Release Guide to Celebrating Memorial Day, Shavuot

BY PHILISSA CRAMER Jews in New York State may be able to gather legally for small-scale religious services during the next holiday, Shavuot. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his daily coronavirus briefing...
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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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