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Local yeshiva students have been making their mark in the fields of science and technology this past year. At the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, students spent months building a robot for the Gildor Family Projects and Inventions competition, an Israeli science and technology contest for high school students. HANC was one of only two American teams present at more
He spent a decade growing at Kulanu, and as he graduates from its most senior program, Far Rockaway resident Yoni Olenick, 21, recounts the variety of Kulanu options that transformed him to an active and outspoken member of the local Jewish community, an advocate and role model. more
When a family walks down the street in the Five Towns and sees a child with a disability, a slightly different appearance, voice, or personality, how does the parent explain to the child that this slightly different child is also special, and an important member of the community? more
Attendees from numerous synagogues, schools, youth groups and organizations commemorated the 63rd anniversary of Israeli independence. The march was led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Charles Schumer, and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, among other elected officials. more
The art classes at S.K.A. and HAFTR were all filled with student-made banners portraying Israeli flags, kippot and themes of every respective yeshiva. As New York City prepares for the festivities celebrating Israel’s independence, Long Islanders are gearing up for a day of great tribute and emotion. more
A trio of local seventh graders wrote about their families and won recognition for their stories of kindness, poetry, and survival. The HAFTR team sumbitted their works to the Jewish Heritage Essay Contest, run by Torah Atlanta, a Jewish outreach organization. This year’s contest attracted 20 schools from around the country, with one from South Africa. more
This Sunday's Kulanu community fair in Cedarhurst Park has been postponed more
A defining landmark of the Orthodox community in Far Rockaway celebrated its latest milestone, installing the Torah on May 1 in its new 186,000 square foot building complex, before a crowd of some 5,000 local residents, students, and alumni. more
The commemoration of Yom Hashoah, the official day of remembrance of the holocaust is marked with numerous lectures and films. The HAFTR high school in Cedarhurst is marking the day with the production of Irena’s Vow, a play written by Dan Gordon on the real-life Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic housekeeper who rescued 13 Jews during the Second World War. more
Ping-Pong balls rocketed back and forth at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County elementary school. For the past eight weeks, HANC students ranging from the fourth to sixth grades have devoted their Mondays to skipping the school bus home and working on their serves and slammers. “It’s fun. I get to play other people who are as good as me,” Josh Chiger, 10, said. “I’m pretty good. I’d say I’m the second best one here.” more
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