schools

Hello, Woodmere! Long Beach school moves in

Felice Ackerman, co-director of the Early Childhood Center at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, greeted children by their first names as they entered their new school on Monday, following up with a …

health mind and body

Amudim eyes drug plague

At Sunday evening’s Amudim drug abuse and overdose awareness program at the Young Israel of West Hempstead, Rebecca Glassman spoke in intensely personal terms about her son, Aryeh Natan, who …

JCCRP breakfast honors Far Rockaway leaders

The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula honored four individuals and a business on Sunday during its annual Legislative Breakfast at the White Shul. The JCCRP …

food

Quality kosher wines find a place at seder tables

Even the most finicky wine snob won’t be able to “pass over” the new generation of kosher wines. Increasingly, the current mindset is that since Jews are commanded to drink four …

Confronting our Jewish-American house divided

Blame it on President Donald Trump and Fox News. Perhaps it’s the fault of the main-stream liberal media and its leading outlets like The New York Times, CNN and MSNBC. Or maybe the problem is …

culture

Sephardi scholar works solo to preserve Ladino

One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to …

fighting for israel

AIPAC confab opens Sunday in polarized DC

WASHINGTON — Maintaining Iran sanctions, crushing BDS and ensuring aid to Israel are high on the agenda, of course. But the overarching message at this year’s conference of the …

where to live

Popular Austin tries to lure more Orthodox Jews

AUSTIN, Texas — The founding date of Austin’s B’nai Abraham synagogue, established in 1893, makes clear that Jewish roots in the Lone Star State go back a long time. The historic …

view from central park

Prayer and Adam, of blessed memory

It gets harder and harder with each prayer project. As I get older, when disappointment and painful silence of unanswered prayers stares you in the face, you feel quieter and more humbled each …

schools

Modesty’s ‘silent language’

MACS — Modesty Awareness Committee for Students — of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls presented an exciting and interactive program to understand the meaning behind “The …

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health mind and body

Yiddishkeit lives in book for dementia patients

The book is large and fits comfortably on a lap. The color photographs nearly fill each page. Each image depicts real people doing everyday Jewish things — a young girl eating matzah ball soup; …

Who's in the Kitchen

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Kosher Bookworm

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View from Central Park

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winners!

Star readers reap $500 at Seasons, dinners, shows

Readers of The Jewish Star were generous in their feedback, and the newspaper of Long Island’s Orthodox communities returned the favor. Twelve people who participated …