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Education seems to be a constant theme running through every issue of The Jewish Star. We cover initiatives in education, what to teach, how to teach it, the importance of learning Torah, the importance of speaking with Holocaust survivors, and the importance of learning from our past. more
The HAFTR Hawks varsity basketball team and the Flatbush Falcons arranged to play in the Barclays Center last Sunday. HAFTR wanted to use the opportunity … more
When a local philanthropist speaks, there’s usually a personal connection to the cause. For Lawrence attorney Phil Rosen, it was a trip to northern Israel with his daughter last year, where they kept encountering Hebrew speakers with American accents. At a coffee shop outside Tzfat, they met a young Californian olah in uniform, and asked to hear her story. more
When an American teenager turns 18, he is able to put on a basketball uniform and play on a varsity team. When an Israeli teenager turns 18 years old, he is handed a gun and an IDF uniform and sent to go fight for his country. more
More than 400 community leaders gathered last Wednesday at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Five Towns and Greater South Shore Fifth Annual … more
With the situation in Israel on everyone’s mind these days, the hearts and minds of SKA students are focused on tefila and learning and advocating for Israel’s safety and security. … more
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Long Island Chapter raised $1.4 million through its Ninth Annual IDF Appreciation Evening last week. more
Beginning at HAFTR in Lawrence, 55 participants raced 1K on Aug. 14 to raise money for the Friends of Israel Defense Forces. more
A Great Neck boy’s interest in sneakers forged a connection with his grandfather and led to a fundraising project that ties him to Israeli soldiers. more
A large map of the New York–Long Island area linking photos of Israeli soldiers and their home communities hung on a wall of the Sephardic Temple in Woodmere. In Israel, these are the Lone Soldiers; in the Five Towns they are a source of pride. More than 500 supporters of the Israel Defense Forces came to the Long Island Chapter of Friends of the IDF at its third annual event on May 28, raising $350,000 for FIDF. more
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