State Lawmakers Decry Inciteful Rhetoric, Vow Hearings On Security Fails

While pointing out that [t]he responsibility for this act is that deranged, demonic shooter who did not have the benefit of a good upbringing, New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Andrew Lanza said it is important to understand what may have contributed to this moment.

Nassau County Officials Decry State Voter Registration Drive That Fails To Accommodate The Orthodox...

The importance of voter registration is underscored by recent election data. In the Westchester race between the notoriously anti-Israel Rep. Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer, the Jewish vote played a decisive role.

MTA Postpones Congestion Pricing, Agreeing With Hochul

If congestion pricing is successful, it would push motorists off the road and into the subways where, even at rush-hour, riders are already packed like sardines into silver-colored transports.

Hate Crime Hits Small Jewish Community Cemetery

The land of the cemetery is so valuable and sacred now we have to focus our energies on restoring the tranquility and the sanctity to that land, Schultz told The Jewish Press.

Congestion Pricing Stalled For Now – Will Congress Fill MTA’s Budget Gap?

By the end of the session (June 7 for the Senate and June 8 for the Assembly), when the air was sucked out of the room by Hochul’s last-minute surprise, lawmakers had no desire to continue their debates and all the talking that still needs to happen now.

JCRC Gala Dinner Overshadowed By Rising Antisemitism

The leader of the House Democrats, Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D – Crown Heights, Brooklyn), also addressed the crowd. This is a challenging and searing time for the Jewish community where we will be able to defeat antisemitism, bury it in the ground and ensure it can never rise up again, he said.

Republicans Call Out Democrats Over Antisemitism On Campus

New York should be a refuge. We should be a sanctuary for Jews who live here, who are New Yorkers, who pay taxes, who call this home. We are quickly not becoming that. That is a shameful thing and that is what this conference stands against, said Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt.

Jewish Recipients Among Those Honored With ‘Women Of Distinction’ Award

It has been 26 years since the New York State Senate honored its first group of women with the Women of Distinction award. This is a senate-only event and does not include any honorees from the New York State Assembly.

Top Panel Addresses Teaching Civics In The Classroom

Civics is about life in our democracy, said Dr. Lester Young, chancellor of the state education department. We are at an incredible moral moment. It is critically important that our young people have access to knowledge skills.

Another Pesach – Another COJO Flatbush Fun-Filled Family Extravaganza

Sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, along with Citizens Bank, the Extravaganza was held on the first day of Chol HaMoed Pesach, which turned out to be the perfect day for outdoor fun – clear and sunny with a cool breeze.

New York State Budget Passes – Finally

The budget fails to do anything to protect the safety of New Yorkers. Governor Hochul’s strategy to tackle retail theft is to establish a task force and throw money at the problem, Ortt said.

New York GOP Honor Major Political Stars

We can tell Chuck Schumer that he can take his pledge and move his offices over to the minority leader's office because there is a Republican majority coming to the Senate to make sure that our ideas are being implemented.

Technology Comes To The Kosher Food Pantry

Digitizing the system through Market also allows for Met Council to communicate with clients about availability of certain items in the warehouse and hours of operation on a given day, as well as to keep accurate inventory to ensure that when an item is listed as available, it actually is.

Local Politicians Greet Passover Shoppers In Monsey

I’ve been watching politics for many years. We always see you [Weber] here. As far as I’m concerned, you, Michael Lawler and you, Mr. McGowan, are the most active politicians here. We always see you and you’re always close to the community and we appreciate that very much, Lichter told the lawmakers.

COJO Flatbush Annual Breakfast Honors Memory of Longtime Director, Highlights Plight of Israeli Hostages

Welz set the tone for the tributes that were to follow for Rabbi Pikus, describing him as a true giant in delivering chesed to our community and declaring that everything we build stands on the foundation he helped create.

Pesach Food Shopping With A Different Spin

This effort is a token of appreciation to give back to worthy individuals. Every family gets a list of more than 100 items to order from. Everything is pre-ordered. This location assists 3,000 families.

International Russian Shabbaton Unites And Inspires

The diversity and creativity of the topics that were covered and the speakers from all over the world were nothing short of mind-boggling.

Schumer Snubs COJO Breakfast Focusing On Israel

To my colleagues in government, including our United States Senator [Charles Schumer], we have an obligation to support the state of Israel and its government. We cannot and should not ever tell the Israeli people what to do with their government. We don’t want others interfering in our elections and we should never interfere in theirs.

Yeshivas And State Lock Horns At Hearing In Albany

The way state aid works, students are entitled to aid, not schools. Schools in New York state do not get state aid from the state. Students are entitled to certain aid based on choices parents make.

Senate Republicans Push For Legislation On Antisemitism

We have elected leaders who have stood with a terror network. We have elected leaders who have called the elected government of Israel to step down while allowing a terror network to remain in place. … It’s a growing threat.

New Chabad House Opens In An Unlikely Place – Hudson, New York

Most people who are coming are open to growing. That’s why they’re here. We haven’t had a situation yet where someone refused to wear a yarmulke, said Rebbetzin Rochie Kremer.

Unspeakable Tragedy, Unbreakable Spirit: How Personal Calamity Shaped The Life Of Larry Spiewak

Larry would remain close with Rabbi Trenk for the rest of his beloved teacher’s life, and credits him with imparting the most important life lessons to his students, chief among them the beauty of living a life filled with empathy for others.

Fair Lawn Jewish Community’s Mission To Israel

The Fair Lawn, N.J., Jewish community recently went on a solidarity mission to Israel in conjunction with World Mizrachi and I was unbelievably lucky to have been able to join the mission.

Maimonides Medical Center Hosts Event for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide valuable information on when and how to get a colonoscopy, risk factors, prevention strategies, and available treatment options.

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