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Yad Eliezer Tournament

It was raining sunshine at this year’s Yad Eliezer’s annual tournament, in contrast to last year’s downpour and quick change of venue to the Deal JCC. Hosted by Karen ...
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United Lubovitch Yeshiva

Recently, a longtime friend of mine, Rabbi Sholom Avtzon, invited me to see the yeshiva where he teaches: the United Lubavitch Yeshiva. The rabbi and I have been friends ...
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Ambassador Bolton Briefs SCF

Ambassador John R. Bolton recently visited members of New York’s Sephardic community, at which time he gave a top-level briefing about Iran’s nuclear capabilities and the escalating violence between ...
Jewish History

Presidential Firsts

George Washington was the first president to write to a synagogue. In 1790 he addressed separate letters to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI; to Mikveh Israel Congregation in ...
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In Memory of David Twena A"H

David Twena emigrated from Israel more than 30 years ago, hoping to make a good life here in America. He believed that with hard work, he could open a ...
Health

Fat Loss Mistakes

When trying to lose fat, there are several, common mistakes almost everyone makes. If you are looking to lose fat, avoid making any of the errors listed below. Losing ...
Education

Ask the Educational Advocate

Educational advocates are familiar with the laws protecting children with disabilities, guaranteeing that children receive therapy, services and appropriate school placement. Educational advocates are also knowledgeable about childhood disabilities ...
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Remembering Mariel Hidary with Dance and Hesed

Art is often used to express sadness. Giving tzedakah (charity) can help ease the pain. By combining the two, students at the Yeshivah of Flatbush remembered their teacher and ...
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SBH Top Gun

This year’s 15th annual Top Gun, organized by Sephardic Bikur Holim (SBH), lasted from the early hours of the morning until around 11 pm. From basketball to volleyball, to ...
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A Memorable Trip To Poland And Israel

On April 15, 2007, Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the Syrian community took their first-ever adult Heritage trip to Poland and Israel. 45 community adults spent five days paying ...