Hochul Budget Endangers SUNY, CUNY And Community Colleges

Among all this turmoil on college campuses, King predicts the possibility of a one-billion-dollar deficit over ten years if the state does not come to the rescue. As a result, to make up for the deficit, tuition may have to rise, King said.

COJO Flatbush Takes the Angst Out of Tax Preparation – Free of Charge!

COJO Flatbush is once again offering FREE TAX PREPARATION for eligible taxpayers through the NYC DCWP IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.

Jewish Stamford Flourishes, Despite Connecticut’s Checkered History

Stamford is not immune to rising antisemitism, including leafleting by white nationalists, but incidents are few and isolated. Most people are comfortable wearing yarmulkes, and Feldstein feels safe.

New York’s Controversial Congressional Seat Will Be Decided Tuesday – For Now

For Pilip, the issues in this congressional race seem to be focused on migrants, the border crisis, supporting safety, law enforcement, improving our economy and making us a strong country on the international stage, support Israel.

A Taste of Tu B’Shevat at COJO Flatbush Senior Arts Party

As is true of all our events for seniors, said COJO Flatbush Social Services Director Shulamis Shapiro, these arts parties provide our clients with fun-filled hours spent socializing with friends.

Holocaust Education In A Post-October 7 World

To show solidarity for people who are being marginalized and persecuted, You teach about how to be an ally, she said.

Lawmakers Have Adverse Reactions To Proposed State Budget

With all the additional spending Levenberg listed, McGowan believes the $233 billion will increase by a few billion dollars from what the governor proposed in order to achieve the spending goals of the majority members.

Suffolk County Lawmakers Call For Addiction Prevention Legislation

This package of bills is designed to give law enforcement and our district attorneys the tools they need to go after the dealers, the ones pushing this poison and killing people, Murray said.

Twelve-Thousand Pounds Of Kosher Chicken Distributed To NYC Families In Need

The discount for the chicken being distributed by this program is not only because it is distributed in bulk but because Empire Chicken recognized the importance of the program and offered an additional discount.

Hochul’s State Of The State Message: NY Is Strong, Healthier, Safer, More Affordable; Others...

She created a task force on the state level regarding retail theft. I have not seen any details about that. Small businesses are suffering because of that retail theft, Chang said.

Renewal Reunion – An Organization Celebrates 1,000 Kidneys Donated

Renewal was launched in 2006 by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Mendy Reiner when he met grocer Eli Cohen. Cohen was in dire need of a kidney and Reiner, eager to help, placed an ad in these pages to try to connect him with a donor. Reiner recognized the latent demand for a philanthropic kidney-matching service when almost 30 people replied offering Cohen their kidneys.

Make Donations Directly With Project Aid & Rescue

This passion for tikkun olam fueled Kaminsky, leading him to become a volunteer first responder with the Northbrook Illinois Fire Department’s CERT or Community Emergency Response Team, and starting PAR 22 months ago after the invasion of Ukraine began.

Neo-Nazis March In Yerevan: We Can’t Ignore That

Armenian nationalism is rising, with government and groups in Armenia glorifying Nazi collaborator and promoting antisemitism; neo-Nazi march in Yerevan signals a serious warning for Israel.

Legislative Session Ramps Up With Speeches From New York’s Leadership

We wear blue in solidarity with Israel and for our Jewish and Israeli neighbors here in New York and in America, said Republican State Senator Andrew Lanza.

And They’re Off – Candidates Vie for Congressional Seat To Replace Ousted Santos

As for fundraising, each candidate said they are not putting in their own money but instead looking for campaign funds from national political organizations and friends in the district and across the country.

Agudath Israel Hosts Rockland County Networking Event

Good will prevail in Rockland County. We have fought the good fight and we will continue to do so, Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh told the packed room. By fighting that fight in Rockland, we will be that shining torch, a candle, that will spread goodness throughout the country and the world.

Touro University Hosts Zoom Conference On Combating Antisemitism

Students were also told that the word “intifada” could be understood in different ways; school administrators suggested a “dialogue” with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on this topic.

The Impact Of The Global JNF-USA Conference

Inside the convention, more sessions delved into the rising tide of antisemitism, especially in educational settings. The stories shared by students and educators were eye-opening.

Pro-Palestinians and Pro-Israeli Residents Clash In Little Town Of Bethlehem, N.Y.

By voting to allow the speaker to appear, the library assumed liability in case the speaker’s appearance led to violence.

Northern New Jersey Federation Leader At Wits End

What’s important now for the Jewish people is that we have to be united and one of the biggest problems we have in northern New Jersey is that we have tremendous diversity, which in a lot of cases is our strength, but right now is becoming our kryptonite, Shlufman contends.

Festival Of Lights

Although there is no halacha against lighting up your home with lights for Chanukah – after all, in Israel they’re used for Succoth and Yom HaAtzmaut – most Jews abroad make the lights of the chanukiah the sole focus of Chanukah.

Warm Spirits and Good Feelings at COJO Flatbush Senior Luncheon

The coming together of generations is what makes the Luncheons really stand out, says COJO Flatbush Social Services Director Shulamis Shapiro.

Family Court System Is Broken, Say Judges And The Public

In 1962, the legislature created the Family Court and the Family Court Act. For the past several months, the idea of repairing the system has meandered through the New York State Bar Association, State Court of Appeals, legislative hearings, and the family court judicial community.

Jewish Lawyers And Judges Decry Antisemitism, Hamas War

The keynote speaker for the more than two-hour installation event was Henry "Hank" Greenberg, who has been traveling to various locations to talk about the devastation he saw on the ground when he visited Israel just days after the war broke out.

Coffee At The Front (And Long) Lines

Robert Barrack lives a few blocks away, but he heard about it from his daughter. She is married to an Israeli man and lives in Israel now. My daughter sent me the post and I felt I should show my support, he said. I didn’t even want coffee.

Nassau County Leaders Stand Strong For Israel

One month after returning from Israel war broke out with Hamas. [Having been] in Israel before the war began puts this war in a different perspective tremendously, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino told The Jewish Press.

New York Officials Urged To Defund Antisemitic Legal Aid Group

Hikind added, If this hate was directed against any other group, things would be happening, But Jews, you know, they get away with it.

As Antisemitism Spreads Across NY, Some Politicians, Academics Fight Back

In New York state, acts of antisemitism are on the rise, and New York’s chief executive has stepped up with a plan to try to quell the hate, which sometimes has led to violence.

Ten Thousand Gather For UJA-Led Rally Near Central Park

It’s the Shloshim that marks the continuing sense of mourning, but a time that people come together to be with each other, to feel a sense of solidarity, one from the other in times of real grief.

Israeli Artists Behind The Global Campaign For Hostage Posters

She said she believes the ripping down of the posters was partly due to reports in many news outlets, including The New York Times, with a headline that an Israeli strike hit a hospital and killed 500 people.

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