Friday, May 20, 2022


Schanzer Brothers Honor Their Righteous Saviors on Yom HaShoah

On April 27, YINR Ruach hosted Bernard and Henry Schanzer, presenting “A Story of Courage, Compassion and Rescue.”

The twin New Jersey residents were born in Belgium in 1935. When the Nazis invaded in 1940, the family escaped to Saint Etienne in the south


Survivor Karmela Waldman Tells Her Story in West Orange

On April 28, as Yom HaShoah was ending, six yahrzeit candles stood on a table in the front of the room at Congregation AABJ&D of West Orange. Over the next few minutes, each would be lit by members of the community who are the grandchildren of survivors.

“I am lighting this candle


MetroWest Federation Presents Yom HaShoah Dialogue

On the eve of Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, in conjunction with the Kean University Holocaust Resource Center, presented the 2022 Holocaust Remembrance program in two successive Zoom presentations. The first was a tour of Anne Frank’s hiding place. The second presentation


The Lives of Aura and Chaim Herzog

Aura Herzog, the mother of Israel’s President Isaac Herzog and the wife of Israel’s sixth president, Chaim Herzog, died on Jan. 10, 2022, two weeks after her 97th birthday.

I thought it would be interesting to provide some details of her and her husband’s life, as their stories span the history of


Yom Ha’atzmaut: Land of Hope and Dreams

What happens when a dream becomes a reality? It loses much of its luster. Dreams leave a lot to the imagination.

The dream of returning to the Land of Israel is the oldest dream in history. It is a dream that has stirred imaginations across the generations. Despite our dark world, for centuries


When You Hear the Siren

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I hear a siren blasting along the street it definitely unnerves me. Especially if you live on a busy street as I do, the sirens probably are heard more often coming from afar, getting closer and then I sort of wait to see how far away the siren will go by its sound.


Sara Schenirer’s Last Known Living Student Dies at 104

Reizel Nechama Wolhendler, who is believed to be the last known living student of Sara Schenirer, was born in Krakow in 1917.

Her father, Yehuda Dym, would mediate questions of Jewish law for the local community and had a factory that produced clothing labels which was ultimately pressed into


Yeshiva University Opens Bloomberg Finance Lab

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business announced on May 3 the opening of the new David Drelich Bloomberg Finance Lab.

The lab is named in memory of David Drelich, MD, CFP, and facilitated by Steven Drelich, Esq., and Fred Krause, PhD, who are trustees


Rena Quint: Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust

When Rena Quint shares her Holocaust testimony, she likes to end on a positive note, speaking of the life she built in Israel with her late husband and her three generations of descendants who live in the Jewish homeland. Her video testimony that was produced by Yad Vashem has over 350,000 views on YouTube, and 4,000 copies of her memoir,


YU and Cross River Collaborate on Innovative Hackathon for Computer Science Students

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University partnered with Cross River, a local financial institution, to host an innovative Hackathon that saw 35 computer science students get creative and think outside the box to help improve healthcare technology.

A Hackathon is an event where computer science


The Interview Process

“Tell me about yourself.” Is that simply an easy start? A way for the interviewer to sit back and listen passively? On the contrary, the interviewer is likely listening very intently to what you say, how you say it, how long it takes you to say it, how directly you make eye contact while you say it, and your overall


Israeli Artist Dudu Gerstein Returns to Painting

If you haven’t heard of Israeli artist David (Dudu) Gerstein, you would probably recognize his work. Gerstein is one of the most well-known artists in Israel today. His signature colorful sculptures are in many galleries and his larger urban sculptures can be viewed throughout Israel and all

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