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Well over one thousand people gathered at the New York Hilton this past Sunday for Agudath Israel of America’s annual dinner. Featuring a long list of speakers and presentations, the Dinner paid tribute to various individuals who have made an impact on the community, as well as powerful messages from political and rabbinic leaders. more
Israeli naval captain Ori Dadon has seen combat in two news making skirmishes in the defense of Israel and spoke with the Jewish Star about his life and experiences as first company commander aboard the Israeli Navy ship the Nitzachon. more
Children should not only be vaccinated against childhood diseases, but they should also be “vaccinated” against child abuse, according to two Jewish educators, one from New York, one from Los Angeles. A hard-cover children’s book published by Artscroll, and available since January for a minimal fee as an audio downloadable book, and elementary school programs are among the attempts of educators to arm children in an emotional and psychological form of self-defense against potential predators. more
Agudath Israel gave much assistance and support in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but in turn, was also effected by the storm: its annual convention had to be postponed and Sandy and other events even changed the convention’s theme. more
While New York and New Jersey Jewish communities have been left stranded and overwhelmed following Hurricane Sandy’s determined path of destruction, their neighbors in Baltimore have not sat idle. more
“It’s about how we come together as a community, the importance of chesed. Feeling, caring, knowing what everyone has gone through. They need our help. We’ve tried to help in many aspects. At the end of the day, people are going to be faced with all kinds of hurdles--financial,” noted Rabbi Tzvi Ralbag, Morah D’Asrah of Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchok ( The Island Avenue shul). He spoke at a well-attended meeting Sunday night of his congregants, to raise money for the reestablished Community Assistance Fund. more
ACHIEZER SUNDAY UPDATE FEMA SERVICES Please be advised that representatives from FEMA are currently staffing tables in the lobby of the White Shul to assist with FEMA applications. They are … more
Walking down Oak Drive in Far Rockaway on a sunny fall day, it’s briefly hard to remember the devastation that hurricane Sandy inflicted on this and the surrounding areas, but the upended trees and load growl of generators bring back reality. This is a community in crisis. more
Consistent with the new year, HAFTR Middle School ran a pre-Rosh Hashana food drive to help out the local JCC food pantry. more
Over 150 of New York’s prestigious real estate professionals came together for a day of golfing on Monday, September 10, 2012, for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) NY Real Estate Division Golf Outing at Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury. more
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