Friday, May 29, 2020


The Unique Sephardic-Ashkenazic Community of Temeshvar (Timisoara), Romania

Timisoara (Yid, Temeshvar) in Transylvania (which switched between Hungarian and Romanian rule over the centuries) was one of the more interesting and unique communities of pre-war Jewish Eastern Europe. Take a look at this reproduction of a list of rabbis who stood at the helm of this community from its inception


Daily Giving Launches Global Daily Donation Campaign

(Courtesy of Daily Giving) In January 2019, Dr. Jonathan Donath, a White Plains, New York chiropractor, wanted to figure out a way to give individuals the ability to automatically donate $1 per day, every day, to a charitable cause. The concept of Daily Giving was born and through the power of crowdfunding, Donath built a community of daily


Memories of Our Grandfather, Marvin Oppenheim, z”l

Marvin Oppenheim, of blessed memory, passed away on April 25 from COVID-19. But he wasn’t just a statistic. Our Opa, our grandfather, was so much more.

Our Opa spent his entire life connecting with people, making them smile and helping them out. That meant being there for his students in the


On My Friend and Student, Saadya, z”l

Soon after we announced the founding of the Makor College Experience, I received a call from the mother of a potential applicant. She informed me that her son had for years dreamed of attending Yeshiva University; he had many friends that went to YU, and his late father was a longtime professor. Over the years,


The Therapy Gym’s Tips for Tots

Deep breathing has many benefits including decreasing anxiety, improving attention and ability to remain calm, as well as improving voice production. If you or your child do not get enough breath support it can lead to:

  • not having enough air available to finish your thoughts

אולפן עברית

Learn the words in Hebrew to figure out the joke below:

Hurry - מַהֵר

I’m going - אֲנִי הוֹלֶכֶת

To write - לִכְתֹּב

I thought -


How Can I Face the New Wedding Season?

Dear Dr. Chani,

It’s that time of year again! After Lag B’Omer, my heart starts racing, knowing that it is only a matter of time before the engagements start rolling in. Wedding season has officially begun. I dread the thought of having to hear about so many engagements, and to go through the motions


Bicyclists and Drivers Beware

When a horrific accident occurs anywhere, after all is said and done, putting blame on the guilty person does not make the pain and suffering that a family might feel any easier.

We have been following the banter going on about the safety of bikers and drivers, joggers and walkers on our local streets.


The Unwanted

Part 6

(Continued from last week)

In July 1942 the remaining refugees in Gurs were transferred to Rivesaltes, at the eastern end of the Pyrenees. It took 24 hours including an hour-long march in the hot sun with their luggage. The camp looked even worse than Gurs.


Questions Out of the Blue

I can’t believe I still don’t really understand why the sky is blue.

When I was a kid, this is something I really wanted to know. But then life happened, and I never really took the time to find out. And now some of my kids want to know why the sky is blue.



Moo Goo Jew

Why do so many Jews love Chinese food? It is unclear but perhaps this phenomenon is not altogether surprising when you consider the similarities between the Chinese and the Jews. Both are extremely proud of a great wall, one of which can be seen from the Moon and other from the Aish HaTorah rooftop. Both have a significant dynastic


Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov Lily Farbowitz on your

Bat Mitzvah! We are so proud of you  and all that you have accomplished.

We love you!


Mommy, Daddy, Sophia and Hannah