Thursday, May 28, 2020


An Early Start on Charitable Giving

Elizabeth, NJ—A Hillside family has proven that it’s never too early to teach children the values of tzedakah (charity). Seth and Suries Dombeck sat down with their three eldest children on the eve of Rosh Hashanah and watched as the kids broke open their respective tzedakah boxes and counted their money. The children had been putting their own money into



Give your child the opportunity to become even more special.  Register for the M.V.P. program with Friendship Circle (Mitzvah Volunteer Program).

This program teaches young teens how to better interact with children who have special needs.  There is no one who does not gain from this situation.  Participants are taught to learn about various disabilities and


For Thanksgivukkah: Holiday Crafts Fair at Rockleigh

Rockleigh—A fun-filled fair featuring handmade holiday items specially created by the residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh will be held on Sunday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and admission is free. The fair also features beautiful vendor tables from artisans and crafts people from the community, including handcrafted items


WebYeshiva Launches Halakha Program

Jerusalem—“Ignorance of the law excuses no man: Not that all men know the law, but because ‘tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.” This quote, from English jurist (law expert) John Selden, rings true for secular law and also for religious law. Since the beginning of our religion, the Jewish people have been a people


Republican Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota Visits Yeshiva University

New York—On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota paid a visit to Yeshiva University’s Israel Henry Beren Campus, where he was greeted by YU President Richard M. Joel and Andrew Lauer, vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel.

After touring the campus, Lhota spoke to students in


Camp HASC: Where Simcha and Chesed Unite

During the recent Yomim Tovim our family had the zechus to participate in the annual ‘Simchaton’ at Camp HASC. What we saw was so spiritually uplifting, we wanted to share it with you.

More than 200 counselors and staff, choose to leave their families and local shuls to celebrate the true joy of Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah with 100 beautiful neshamos


Local Rabbis Weigh In: Can We Bomb Syria?

The crisis in Syria has dominated the headlines in recent weeks—and for American Jews, this issue has a particular resonance. Aside from his use of poison gas, torture and other brutalities against his own people, Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad is also a longstanding enemy of Israel. No one in the Jewish community would be sad to see him go; indeed, many Jewish


U.S. Will Be ‘Clear-Eyed’ In Talks to Thwart Iran Bomb

Washington—U.S. President Barack Obama assured Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday that the U.S. remains committed to preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, is keeping the military option on the table, and will not reduce sanctions unless or until it is clear that Iran is taking verifiable actions to match its purported willingness


Funding Desperately Needed Fineman Family and Friends Seek Cure

Fair Lawn—When most parents are waiting with happy anticipation for their children to roll over for the first time, Evan and Robin Fineman learned that their firstborn son, Ezra, had Hyper IgM Syndrome.  This rare primary immune deficiency disorder is genetic and makes Ezra unable to fight off infection. A cure is only possible via a bone marrow transplant,


Noam Gets $1M for Ed Tech

Paramus, NJ – Yeshivat Noam has been awarded a one million dollar multi-year grant to create the school’s Educational Technology and Innovation Program. The funds will be allocated toward new and revolutionary learning techniques and curriculums and various technological advancements throughout the school. This exciting program has been designed to provide


Syria Weapons Deal Brings Short-term Relief, Long-Term Concern

On the same day that the U.S. and Russia agreed to a deal stipulating that Syria must remove or destroy its chemical weapons stockpile by mid-2014, Israelis were happy to spend the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War in synagogue, and not on the battlefield or in safe rooms with gas masks.

Yet Israelis’ long-term outlook on the situation in Syria isn’t


20 Trucks With Syrian Chemical Equipment Said To Go To Iraq

Twenty trucks laden with equipment used in the manufacture of chemical weapons were recently driven across the border from Syria into Iraq, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal reported.The trucks were “heavily protected” by security forces, and were not inspected by border guards, the paper reported, adding that its sources confirmed the illicit