schools

Friedman, Brafman headline YOSS gala

The Yeshiva of South Shore celebrated 60 Years of Jewish education last Sunday night, with a banquet at the Sands Atlantic Beach. Attorney Ben Brafman, a prominent resident of the Five Towns, …

tzedakah

Clown’s a cause for couture group at Lev Leytzan benefit

Couture for a Cause’s latest benefit was a sell-out fundraiser to benefit Lev Leytzan, the organization with Five Towns roots that brings compassionate clowning to the sick …

commentary

Richard Gere’s stunning pro-Palestinian hypocrisy

Diplomats never pretend to be experts on acting, yet for some reason actors constantly present themselves as experts on international affairs. Hollywood award ceremonies are now dominated by awardees …

anti-semitism

‘Beware of Jews’ sign hung in London neighborhood

A “Beware of Jews” sign was found affixed to a light post in a London neighborhood. The triangular-shaped sign with a red border that mimics an official road sign indicating a hazard, …

schools

Purim sendup for HAFTR’s new sports complex

A winning hockey team, cheering fans and teachers prepping for their next class are what Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway envisioned as it opened, on Purim Sunday, the school’s …

tzedakah

Clown’s a cause for couture group at Lev Leytzan benefit

Couture for a Cause’s latest benefit was a sell-out fundraiser to benefit Lev Leytzan, the organization with Five Towns roots that brings compassionate clowning to the sick …

purim

Purim! Read, listen, party

Jews throughout the world united last motzei Shabbos and on Sunday to celebrate Purim with countless readings of Megillat Esther, costume parties, feasts, the sending of shaloch …

israel

Why former Ambassador Dan Shapiro hasn’t left Israel

RAANANA — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish …

schools

Judge Ruchie Freier inspires girls at HANC

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, HANC High-School hosted Judge Ruchie Freier for girls grades 9 through 12.  Freier was elected in September to the Kings County 5th Judicial District Criminal Court. …

schools

Certificates for NSHA ‘Gantze Megilla’ readers

After chanting Megillat Esther for their fellow Middle School students, faculty, and their families and friends, 18 Ashkenazic and Sephardic North Shore Hebrew Academy display certificates attesting …

health mind and body

Ultimate Jewish wedding gift: a kidney and a life

When it comes to acts of loving-kindness, plenty of rabbis talk a good game. But Rabbi Ari Sytner has put his entire self into the endeavor. When Rabbi Sytner met the person in the adjoining …

jews

Karaite Jews keep an ancient movement alive

DALY CITY, Calif. — Show up on a Shabbat morning at Congregation B’nai Israel in this Northern California suburb and …

schools

Mother-daughter dinner at Midreshet Shalhevet

Midreshet Shalhevet recently invited all current students, mothers, and grandmothers, as well as its incoming freshmen, to gather at the annual Mother Daughter Dinner. The night began with music, …

schools

Touro tax: Free advice, great experience

The room could be part of any busy accounting office in the months before tax day. Tax preparers speak quietly with their clients as they enter data on their computers to complete returns. They …

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The book is large and fits comfortably on a lap. The color photographs nearly fill each page. Each image depicts real people doing everyday Jewish things — a young girl eating matzah ball soup; …

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Star readers reap $500 at Seasons, dinners, shows

Readers of The Jewish Star were generous in their feedback, and the newspaper of Long Island’s Orthodox communities returned the favor. Twelve people who participated …