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The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work honored the Class of 2018 last week with an awards celebration at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y. “Welcome to the profession!” said … more
Three speakers sat on stools in front of a rapt audience of 25 men and women in the Ganz family home in Woodmere Saturday night, explaining the ups and downs, ins and outs of foster parenting. In the first step of a long process to recruit potential parents through OHEL for foster children, OHEL presented the fourth recruitment meeting in two years, noted Derek Saker, Director of Communications for OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services. “We are always looking to increase the pool of foster parents,” he said. more
Sports as the new fundraising By Michelle Bortnik Issue of October 30 2009/ 12 Cheshvan 5770 Martin Bodek had been running the NYC Marathon for 13 years when he finally ran out of steam. … more
An increase in foster kids puts pressure on OHEL By Yaffi Spodek Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 OHEL Family and Children’s Services has recently experienced a significant … more
Group home for adolescents is agency’s fourth in the area By Michael Orbach Issue of Oct. 17, 2008 With the opening of its newest group home, located at 545 Arlington Avenue in … more
JCC and Ohel partner in program to help students By Yaffi Spodek Issue of Oct. 10, 2008 The JCC of the Greater Five Towns has joined with the Ohel Bais Ezra Lifetime Care Foundation to … more
Panel reveals what parents need to know By Michael Orbach Issue of Sept. 26, 2008 Over 70 people attended a panel at Congregation Beth Sholom Saturday night on what is probably one of … more
Op-Ed By Sara and Azriel Ganz Issue of August 15, 2008 As long-time foster parents, we read last week's Jewish Star article, "Adopting Shmuel" (August 8, 2008) with great interest. While … more
A happy family shares the true story of a spontaneous decision By Michael Orbach Issue of August 8, 2008 Back in 2005, looking to make some extra money while I finished my great American … more
Ohel’s new advertising campaign adds a personal touch By Michael Orbach At first glance, it looks like any other ad campaign might, an advertisement for foster-care and adoption featuring … more