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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
After Shabbos ended on March 21, Rabbi Heshy Blumstein of the Young Israel of Hewlett and his family began preparing their home for Pesach. He covered the stove’s burners with a thick sheet of … more
It was supposed to be a weekend of conflict between the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel; it didn’t happen. Instead, we saw a President desperately trying to hold on to the Jewish vote--perhaps too hard. more
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
The Eldercare II, Achiezer conference drew people from all walks of life last Sunday evening: middle-aged children, doctors, Rabbonim, spouses; residents of New York City, … 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
With significant state budget cuts looming ahead, local Agudath Israel leaders met with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to discuss how the cuts will affect the Orthodox community. “Skelos is one of the top three individuals making the decision on the budget,” Rabbi Yonah Feinstein said. “Our concern is the yeshivas and community organizations and these are all constitutionally approved services.” Rabbi Feinstein of Agudat Israel organized a March 6 community breakfast for Skelos. 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
More than 300 friends and supporters of AMIT Children gathered at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst to honor leaders of AMIT on Long Island. Event co-chair Esther Press emceed the evening, which … more
The Orthodox Union facilitated an energized discussion of “Torah in the City” on Sunday, drawing close to 1,500 men and women from throughout the tri-state area to Citi Field in Flushing … more
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