Monday, September 26, 2022

Community News

US Court Allows Ben & Jerry's In Israel to Continue Sales


The U.S. federal court has rejected Ben & Jerry's attempt to stop its parent company, Unilever, from selling ice cream in the West Bank of Israel. According to The Jerusalem Post, U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter ruled on Monday, August 22, that Ben & Jerry's did not deserve an injunction to halt sales and marketing because it did not


Touro Synagogue Clarification

I am parnas(president) of Congregation Shearith Israel.

In your piece on the Touro Synagogue, “A Visit to Newport’s Touro Synagogue” (August 11, 2022), you write: “Earlier this year, the Providence Journal reported that Shearith Israel has


Nefesh B’Nefesh Welcomes Summer Charter Flight


AJC Initiatives Seek Way Forward for Muslim-Jewish Partnership

The American Jewish Committee (AJC), a leading national American Jewish advocacy organization, has made remarkable strides in Muslim-Jewish understanding and cooperation over the past six years

According to Dr. Ari Gordon, director of Muslim-Jewish Relations


Teach NYS Gets Out the Jewish Vote for August 23 NYS Primary Election

Campaign is one of New York Jewish community’s largest voter drives to date.

(Courtesy of Teach NYS) Across the New York City metropolitan region, Jewish community members are receiving texts, emails, phone calls and even home visits urging them to vote in the August 23 New York State


Jewish National Fund-USA Welcomes Northeast Planned Giving Director

(Courtesy of JNF) Jewish National Fund-USA is excited to welcome Allison Nagelberg, Esq. as the organization’s inaugural northeast planned giving director. Based in New Jersey, Nagelberg brings decades of experience to this highly impactful role.

Before joining Jewish National


YU Graduate Schools Achieve Record Growth

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) With over 25 new cutting-edge graduate school programs ranging from artificial intelligence to biotechnology, and a 60% rise in graduate school enrollment, Yeshiva University continues to solidify its status as a top-tier academic institution grounded in core Torah values, preparing students for


Hundreds Attend Shalom Task Force’s Spin to Win

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) On July 26, Shalom Task Force hosted its Fifth Annual Spin to Win Ping Pong Tournament in support of their critical work with victims of domestic violence. Over 250 individuals came out for a fun and impactful evening.

Teams of three


Elizabeth/Hillside’s Adath Israel Hosts Annual Story Slam

On the evening of August 8, the Adath Israel Sisterhood hosted their quarterly “Story Slam” for the women of the Hillside/Elizabeth community. A handful of volunteers shared funny, humbling and vulnerable stories about a range of experiences that connected everyone through their shared humanity. Through


Chai Riders Motorcyclists Visit Camp HASC

This past Sunday was a very special day that will long be remembered by the campers and counselors at Camp HASC. About two dozen Jewish motorcyclists, representing the Chai Rider Motorcycle Club of New York, visited the campus in Parksville, New York. They helped break out the Color War, representing both


Bis Avrohom Helps Ukrainian Community of Zhytomyr Settle in Israel

(Courtesy of Hadassah) The community of Zhytomyr, Ukraine, under the leadership of Rabbi Shlomo and Esther Wilhelm, was saved during the first weeks of the current war. The community, along with the orphanage, Olomeinu, home to 180 children, were all brought to Israel, where they settled in Nes Harim, an area near


Young Israel of Scarsdale Sisterhood Debuts Cookbook

On August 9, the Young Israel of Scarsdale debuted its new cookbook, “Scarsdale Delicious!” at Seasons of Scarsdale, hosted by General Manager David Gellman. The well-attended event included a cooking demonstration with locally acclaimed cook and pastry chef Arlene Smith, who

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