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The community turned out in force — 1,600 strong — to the 33rd annual Hatzalah Barbecue on Sunday at the Sands at Atlantic Beach. more
A personal trainer at a gym saw the posted flier offering CPR classes and called Malky Tropper, EMT and CPR instructor and asked to learn. The woman took the class and Tropper got a call from her eight months later. “I was in Williamsburg,” said the non-Jewish woman excitedly, “and I saw a Jewish boy with the long curls choking on a hard candy. He fell unconscious and I saved the boy by doing what you taught me! I beat the Jewish ambulance!” she exulted. more
“To assist the State, the army and to give back to the community.” These are the goals of every Israeli soldier, including that of Lt. Tova Abebe, one of the representatives from the Israel Defense Forces greeted and lauded by the 1,400 leaders who attended the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) national Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel last week. The dinner raised $20 million. more
With all of the uncertainty surrounding Israel, the Middle East and Iran, suggesting the true takeaways from this year’s very well attended policy conference that AIPAC hosted in Washington last week may be difficult. AIPAC had to show its 14,000 guests that it was still relevant and necessary for Israel’s future. more
Achiezer’s Krias Megilah Program is back for another year! Last year, volunteers in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway performed more than 45 lainings and enhanced the Purim celebration for many in our community. more
Since its founding in 2008, J Street, the liberal Jewish advocacy group, has expended a great deal of energy trying to convince American Jews that it is a credible and more ethical alternative to traditional pro-Israel organizations like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). more
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
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
Jewish National Fund hosted a breakfast at Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Centre on Sunday featuring Micah Halpern, an expert on terrorism, the Middle East, and Muslim fundamentalism. more
Rabbi Yitzchok Frankel, rav of Agudath Israel of the Five Towns in Cedarhurst, called it “a fabulous four days.” “It’s hard to explain till you do it. It’s very exhilarating.” more
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