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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...

Flatbush Processing Arrest of Former Teacher Who Preyed on Children

NEW YORK (JTA) — Sitting at the front of a large room lined floor to ceiling with Jewish holy books, Rabbi Joseph Beyda’s voice broke as he processed, seemingly...
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Lieberman: Israel Is Headed Back to Elections

JNS.org – Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Israel is headed to its third round of elections this year. “Elections are...

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By Yochanan Gordon There is a famous English adage that says that a picture is worth a thousand words. The emphasis in this saying, whose...

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By Malkie Hirsch I’m the oldest of six, and the first four of us were born within six years. A childhood memory of mine is...

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