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Gesher celebrates Rosh Chodesh

Gesher celebrates Rosh Chodesh

Gesher celebrated Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan with a spectacular animal show. The children enjoyed seeing and learning about the animals’ habitats and features.
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Greater By Grade Challenge

Greater By Grade Challenge

Shulamith High School is known for finding ways to keep the energy up and the environment positive even during these difficult times. Last Thursday, grade cohorts gathered in different locations for the “Greater by Grade” event. Each grade was issued the same four challenges and divided amongst themselves to work on the competition that spoke... View Article
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Reinforcing Good Middot in Our Children

Reinforcing Good Middot in Our Children

As members of the Jewish community, HALB believes in instilling the importance of social responsibility and respect in their students. The HALB Lower School launched the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) program with several interactive assemblies on Friday, October 16.  PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the social culture needed for all students... View Article
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Tracking Hate

Tracking Hate

Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Eastern Director Michael Cohen met this week with NYPD Chief Chaplain Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass to demonstrate support, solidarity, and appreciation for his continued leadership after Rabbi Dr. Kass was assaulted during an attempted mugging on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The meeting was held at Rabbi Kass’ offices at the NYPD PSA #4... View Article
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The Community Calls for Shabbos Times

The Community Calls for Shabbos Times

By Jennifer S. Zwiebel Jennifer S. Zwiebel The phone lines were ringing like crazy at Jewish Education Program of Long Island (JEP-LI) before the chagim. People were anxiously awaiting something important that they were used to receiving for many years. Like clockwork. “I didn’t get the magnet. Is it out yet?”  “We need to know... View Article
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A Sukkos of Inspiration, Energy, And Achdus

A Sukkos of Inspiration, Energy, And Achdus

While Sukkos may have looked different this year than it has in previous years, MTA infused yom tov with its signature inspiration, energy, and achdus through special MTA@Home Sukkos programming. These programs included guidelines, helpful tips, and a list of Sukkos songs to make yom tov meaningful for those who were unable to attend shul... View Article
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Social Emotional Learning

Supporting the growth and development of the whole child, maintaining a sense of community and togetherness, and positioning students to be their best selves both inside and outside the classroom are priorities for HAFTR High School. Social emotional learning is critical during the return to school in re-engaging students, repairing relationships, and rebuilding a strong... View Article
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SKA Say Tashlich

The weather was perfect for a short stroll to a pond near SKA in Hewlett Bay Park.  Taking advantage of the physical beauty so close to their school, the tenth graders took turns walking in small groups to the water and said Tashlich on Thursday, September 24.
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Hands-On Learning

Once you are already learning Hilchos Sukkah with your class, why not learn about it in real life? Rabbi Stein had his fifth graders of Siach Yitzchok join together with him at his home, so they can have a hands-on experience putting up a sukkah with their rebbe. When the boys were asked how many... View Article
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Rambam Students Return to the Building

The last time students graced the halls of Rambam Mesivta was a lifetime ago back in March. This past week saw the long-awaited return of the Rambam Men to 15 Frost Lane. Shouts of joy were heard throughout the building as rebbeim and talmidim were reunited live and in person.  Old friendships were rekindled, and... View Article
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Cookies for Cops

The Benkoe, Brukner, and Epstein families brought snacks to the police officers in the First and Fourth Precincts in a tribute of hakarat hatov for all that they do
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RNSP/Hatzalah/NYPD Baseball Game

RNSP/Hatzalah/NYPD Baseball Game

“Community policing,” “engagement,” “backing the blue,” and the “thin blue line” are buzzwords that have been floating around in recent years. Now, in the ever-changing environment that the men and women of law enforcement work in, these buzzwords have become part of who they are amid the shifting roles that police officers play, while at... View Article
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HANC HS Welcomes Back Students and Faculty

HANC HS Welcomes Back Students and Faculty

This year’s opening day of school was certainly like no other. Throughout the first week of school, we welcomed faculty and students and the class of 2024. The excitement was palpable throughout the building as we have not been together for so long. On Monday, August 31, the faculty came to school for an in-person... View Article
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Cross River Madraigos Annual Golf and Tennis Outing

Cross River Madraigos Annual Golf and Tennis Outing

On Monday, August 31, Cross River held its Eleventh Annual Golf and Tennis Outing to benefit Madraigos at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, NJ. Known for its beautiful golf course and expansive clubhouse, it proved to be the perfect backdrop for a day of golf, tennis and networking.  Madraigos was thrilled to be chosen once again... View Article
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Welcome Home SKA

Welcome Home SKA

We’re so happy to be back in school! Although it was a slightly different first day of classes at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, on Tuesday morning, September 9, the enthusiasm and warmth shone through everyone’s masks.  Throughout the temperature taking and display of good health credentials,  it was clear to see... View Article
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HAFTR HS Welcomes New Faculty

HAFTR HS Welcomes New Faculty

Mashgiach Ruchani HAFTR High School is proud to welcome Rabbi Yissachar Blinder to our Judaic Studies leadership team as our yeshiva’s Mashgiach Ruchani. Rabbi Blinder has been teaching boys in the HAFTR Beit Midrash program for the last three years. In his new position, Rabbi Blinder’s goal is to engage and guide students in developing... View Article
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SHS Senior Retreat and Movie Night

SHS Senior Retreat and Movie Night

Social distancing does not stop SHS Director of Student Activities Ms. Esty Munk from creating and executing incredible student programming! Before the school year even began, masked seniors took a trip to Connecticut’s “Empower Adventure Center.” It was a full day of physically distant team building and connecting, where seniors had an opportunity to step... View Article
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MTA Welcomes Talmidim Home

MTA Welcomes Talmidim Home

While yeshiva may look a little different this year, MTA’s signature ruach, energy, and achdus are still the same! The excitement of the talmidim, rebbeim, and faculty was palpable, as they reunited in person after more than five months. The year is already off to a strong start as talmidim learned b’chavrusah in the Beis... View Article
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Welcome Back TAG

Welcome Back TAG

TAG students were treated to a surprise welcome back package, arranged and sponsored by our wonderful Women’s League.  Along with the routine nit-check, girls also received a gift bag that included a pack of cotton reusable masks, a personalized necklace to hold the mask on, and a hand sanitizer keychain. These gifts will definitely prove useful during... View Article
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HANC Early Childhood Center

HANC Early Childhood Center

At the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Early Childhood Center, the children were thrilled to be back in school
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Covid’s Effect on Israel’s Economy Those who Once Gave to the Poor Now on the Receiving End

Covid’s Effect on Israel’s Economy Those who Once Gave to the Poor Now on the Receiving End

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, over 20% of Israel is currently unemployed with many wondering where their next meal will come from. But Israel’s poor also know that if they do find themselves below the poverty line. They can rest assured that there are Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens which they can always... View Article
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We’re All In This Together: SKA Faculty Orientation

We’re All In This Together: SKA Faculty Orientation

What a difference a year makes! SKA’s faculty and staff orientation, held on Tuesday, September 1, was unlike any other year’s. School desks surrounded by special plastic barriers and spaced out chairs filled the auditorium, while photos were plastered on shirts of mask wearers for identification.  The warmth and camaraderie of the SKA administrators, teachers and... View Article
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Five Towns Residents Support Ohel at Rosemil Healthcare Tournament

Five Towns Residents Support Ohel at Rosemil Healthcare Tournament

Amid the challenges of this very unusual summer, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services found a way to host its annual Rosemil Healthcare Golf and Tennis tournament, delivering a safe and fun day for the players.  More than 140 players gathered at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, NJ, to support the essential mental health services... View Article
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Cedarhurst Elections

Cedarhurst Elections

Cedarhurst Village Trustees Myrna Zisman and Dan Plaut are both running for the four-year terms on September 15. Zisman and Plaut have both served the Village of Cedarhurst for a number of years, and their commitment to serving the community and caring for the residents is the cornerstone of their service. Dan Plaut joined the... View Article
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Addressing Social-Emotional Learning Dynamics

Addressing Social-Emotional Learning Dynamics

Teachers from HALB are taking part in an elite training program to better address the social and emotional needs of their students whose academic year will start off differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hidden Sparks, a nonprofit dedicated to training teachers and providing them with the tools to support struggling students in mainstream Jewish... View Article
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Facts and Truth About Security in the Incorporated Village of Lawrence

Facts and Truth About Security in the Incorporated Village of Lawrence

By Alex H. Edelman, Mayor We all agree that anyone running for an elected office in the Village of Lawrence should be responsible and accurate. My opponent has recently utilized a serious and disturbing incident in Inwood as a launching pad for a critique of our 4th Precinct and Nassau County Police Department and to... View Article
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100,000 Books

100,000 Books

In August of 2018, the world lost a beautiful and brilliant soul, Dr. Hindi Krinsky. Hindi, a 32-year-old English teacher, passed away suddenly from a complication of Crohn’s disease, leaving behind her five incredible children (Eliana, Ezra, Hudi, Dorit, and Abie) and adoring husband Dovid Kanarfogel.  A few months after her passing, Dovid teamed up... View Article
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10 Weeks of Produce Fest

10 Weeks of Produce Fest

Over the past few months, Kosher Response and The Gural JCC teamed up to bring Produce Fest to our community. For ten weeks, Gabriel Boxer of Kosher Response was responsible for procuring the trailers and working out all logistics. The first trailer would come in on Tuesday and would be unloaded into a warehouse in... View Article
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CAHAL Opening With New Classes

CAHAL Opening With New Classes

After 28 years of providing outstanding education to hundreds of Jewish children in our community yeshivas, CAHAL is opening the 2020-2021 school year with 12 classes and nearly 120 students The eleven yeshivas that participate in the program refer families to CAHAL for their children who need smaller classes and more individualized attention to build... View Article
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New Minhag in Long Beach

New Minhag in Long Beach

Custom Daily Breakfast To-Go at the Young Israel of Long Beach For over 15 years, Talkline Network host and CEO, Rabbi Zev Brenner, has been running the latest summer morning minyan in the Long Beach, Lido Beach and Atlantic Beach corridor at the Young Israel of Long Beach.  (This is in addition to the daily... View Article
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JCCRP and KR Host School Supplies Drive

JCCRP and KR Host School Supplies Drive

 JCCRP & Kosher Response staff & volunteers fill up new knapsacks.  750 local children will now have knapsacks & school supplies, ready to start the new school year right!  Packing graciously hosted by HAFTR High School. 
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Senator Todd Kaminsky and NCSY Relief Missions

Last week, Senator Todd Kaminsky toured potential sites for a Long Beach Community Garden to be created by OU Project Community (PC20)- NCSY Relief Missions. He was accompanied by Rabbi Ethan Katz, director of NCSY Relief Missions, and Oran Bendelstein, associate director of relief missions programming. Credit: NCSY Relief Missions
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HALB is Gearing Up to be Back Home@HALB

The entire HALB system is looking forward to starting school on our campuses, for all students, full time! HALB’s Task Force consisting of administrators, lay leaders and doctors has been working non-stop over the summer to ensure a start of school that meets the highest standards of both safety and educational quality.Some of the changes... View Article
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