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It’s a brand new Seasons. The completely remodeled supermarket, for many years branded as Supersol, is the latest enhancement in a world of increasingly upscale kosher shopping experiences. And its opening, anticipated by the end of January, will likely supercharge the relatively quiet Lawrence business district. more
On Monday afternoon, eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky left his Borough Park summer camp for a three-block walk to his mother. He disappeared into the streetscape and thousands of Jews mobilized to search for the boy. The massive search brought together the Shomrim, Chaveirim, Hatzolah, NYPD and FBI, and some 3,000 additional volunteers from as far as Lakewood, to find Kletzky, even as thousands more prayed for his safety. The search ended with a gruesome find of body parts stuffed into a trash container in Park Slope on early Wednesday morning. more
Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv in Lawrence, a hub of aid after Sandy to those devastated by the hurricane, filled with an overflow crowd of more than 2,000 men, women and children this past Sunday for a Tehillim (psalms) rally to thank G-d for surviving the storm. “The power of Tefila (prayer) from tinokos shel bais Raban (Torah-learning children) is very special,” explained Achiezer’s Eli Weiss, who organized the event. “The schools and shuls did a tremendous job of promoting and encouraging attendance and involvement and we owe them a great debt of gratitude for contributing to the success that B’H it was.” more
Walking down Oak Drive in Far Rockaway on a sunny fall day, it’s briefly hard to remember the devastation that hurricane Sandy inflicted on this and the surrounding areas, but the upended trees and load growl of generators bring back reality. This is a community in crisis. more
While New York and New Jersey Jewish communities have been left stranded and overwhelmed following Hurricane Sandy’s determined path of destruction, their neighbors in Baltimore have not sat idle. more
“It’s about how we come together as a community, the importance of chesed. Feeling, caring, knowing what everyone has gone through. They need our help. We’ve tried to help in many aspects. At the end of the day, people are going to be faced with all kinds of hurdles--financial,” noted Rabbi Tzvi Ralbag, Morah D’Asrah of Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchok ( The Island Avenue shul). He spoke at a well-attended meeting Sunday night of his congregants, to raise money for the reestablished Community Assistance Fund. more
A personal trainer at a gym saw the posted flier offering CPR classes and called Malky Tropper, EMT and CPR instructor and asked to learn. The woman took the class and Tropper got a call from her eight months later. “I was in Williamsburg,” said the non-Jewish woman excitedly, “and I saw a Jewish boy with the long curls choking on a hard candy. He fell unconscious and I saved the boy by doing what you taught me! I beat the Jewish ambulance!” she exulted. more
With a growing number of Shomer Shabbat patients arriving at Rockville Centre’s Mercy Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, the need for hospital-based bikur cholim assistance has been increasing. more
Boro Park Assemblyman Dov Hikind repeatedly mocked New York’s Jewish Senator at an anti-Iran-nuke forum in North Woodmere on Sunday night, calling on the self-professed Shomer Yisroel (guardian … more
An organization whose goal is to facilitate care and aid for residents in need in the Five Towns and Rockaways is now calling on the community to help raise money to continue its mission. Achiezer, founded in 2009 to coordinate communal resources to assist 24/7 with medical, mental health, financial and physical issues, will hold a dinner this Sunday, June 2, 6:30 p.m., at the Sands in Atlantic Beach. more
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