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Rabbi Muschel A Hero

10 Av 5770 – July 21, 2010
The Jewish Federation of Rockland County recently ran a contest to elect a Rockland Jewish hero. Rabbi Muschel without question had my vote hands down.

Discovering Hope In New Orleans

This summer 17 Yeshiva University students participated in the Center for the Jewish Future's New Orleans Service Mission. As part of the mission students had the opportunity to engage members of the community ravaged by Hurricane Katrina just five years ago learn about their current challenges and help rebuild.

Rep. Engel In L.A.

25 Tammuz 5770 – July 7, 2010
The Los Angeles Jewish community recently welcomed Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), a strong supporter and vocal advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel alliance.   Engel was hosted...

Rep. Engel In L.A.

The Los Angeles Jewish community recently welcomed Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), a strong supporter and vocal advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel alliance.   Engel was hosted...

An Eruv “Grows” in Ann Arbor, Michigan

20 Tammuz 5770 – July 2, 2010
The Ann Arbor community welcomed a brand new Eruv with open arms-which will soon be pushing strollers to shul, just in time for the delightful summer weather. The Eruv envelopes much of the community surrounding the University of Michigan Hillel Orthodox Minyan neighborhood, and parts of student campus housing.

Bonei Olam In L.A.

11 Tammuz 5770 – June 23, 2010
Zvi and Lila Eilat recently opened their L.A. home for a reception on behalf of Bonei Olam, which has been in the forefront of responding to the needs of Jewish couples requiring assistance with fertility problems and their associated costs.

Bonei Olam In L.A.

Zvi and Lila Eilat recently opened their L.A. home for a reception on behalf of Bonei Olam, which has been in the forefront of responding to the needs of Jewish couples requiring assistance with fertility problems and their associated costs.

See You On Shabbos

4 Tammuz 5770 – June 16, 2010
The idea of SeeYouOnShabbos.com popped into Rabbi Benzion Klatzko's head one morning. Wouldn't it be wonderful, he thought, if a website could be created that would allow Jews from all over the world to find a host or invite guests for Shabbos? He knew that there needed to be a concerted effort to connect individuals and families.

See You On Shabbos

The idea of SeeYouOnShabbos.com popped into Rabbi Benzion Klatzko's head one morning. Wouldn't it be wonderful, he thought, if a website could be created that would allow Jews from all over the world to find a host or invite guests for Shabbos? He knew that there needed to be a concerted effort to connect individuals and families.

L.A. Reception For Zion Orphanage

27 Sivan 5770 – June 9, 2010
A reception was held recently in the home of Rafi and Esther Katz for The Zion Orphanage Jerusalem. Once again the L.A. community responded with concern and support for this century-old institution that has created a home and hope for hundreds of children who had neither.

L.A. Reception For Zion Orphanage

A reception was held recently in the home of Rafi and Esther Katz for The Zion Orphanage Jerusalem. Once again the L.A. community responded with concern and support for this century-old institution that has created a home and hope for hundreds of children who had neither.

It’s My Opinion: No Vacation From Need

20 Sivan 5770 – June 2, 2010
I have written on this topic for several years. Regrettably, the problem is still here and the message worth repeating.

Ashrecha Yisroel

13 Sivan 5770 – May 26, 2010
Rav Yerucham Levovitz asks the following question: Who is happier, the Jew with his religious obligations or the nations of the world? His answer is that beyond a doubt the Jew is happier. Rav Yerucham is not talking about the next world. He is discussing happiness in this world. What does he mean?

Ashrecha Yisroel

Rav Yerucham Levovitz asks the following question: Who is happier, the Jew with his religious obligations or the nations of the world? His answer is that beyond a doubt the Jew is happier. Rav Yerucham is not talking about the next world. He is discussing happiness in this world. What does he mean?

A Mitzvah In 30 Minutes

Founded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos of L.A. has been providing essential Shabbos food packages to thousands of needy Jewish families in the Los Angeles community.

A Mitzvah In 30 Minutes

Founded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos of L.A. has been providing essential Shabbos food packages to thousands of needy Jewish families in the Los Angeles community.

Kever Rachel Fund Reception

A special gathering was held recently in Los Angeles celebrating the continued preservation of Kever Rachel.

Kever Rachel Fund Reception

A special gathering was held recently in Los Angeles celebrating the continued preservation of Kever Rachel.

It’s My Opinion: Gam Zu L’Tovah

4 Sivan 5770 – May 17, 2010
Judaism encourages the concept of gratitude. A Jew is directed to thank G-d for all. There is a blessing to be said upon hearing good news and a blessing to be said when the news is bad. There is a blessing upon seeing exceptional beauty and a blessing to be said when viewing a disaster. There are blessings for weddings and blessings for funerals.

Out Of The Former USSR: A Yeshiva Brings Students To Israel And To Religion

Last week, a quiet revolution took place in the Judean Hills outside Jerusalem. One hundred and twenty parents and children from the Former Soviet Union visited Israel for the first time to participate in a groundbreaking mission. The children, ages 12-14, were all prospective students of Lezion B'rina and its sister school Bat Zion, located in Beitar and Jerusalem, respectively. For nearly 20 years, the Lezion B'rina Institute has been a second home for hundreds of Russian Jewish students who have left their birth land to seek a better future in the Jewish homeland.

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