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A defining landmark of the Orthodox community in Far Rockaway celebrated its latest milestone, installing the Torah on May 1 in its new 186,000 square foot building complex, before a crowd of some 5,000 local residents, students, and alumni. more
Gabrielle Lovett, of Woodmere, is HAFTR’s Class of 2012 Valedictorian. At HAFTR Gabrielle was Captain of College Bowl, President of Model Congress, President of the National Honor Society, and participated in the following: Math Team, Science and Engineering Club, Science Research, Volleyball, Food Delivery to the Needy, Intel Competition. She plans to major in Chemistry at Columbia University. more
Ask Yaakov Hawk, a sophomore at the Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys, about problems and he’ll give you some: local students are unable to fill their required school chesed … more
“My goal is to get the message out. To be at YU is a unique and exceptional experience; there is no place like this anywhere.” Geri Mansdorf spoke to The Jewish Star on her recent appointment to the position of Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yeshiva University. more
With significant state budget cuts looming ahead, local Agudath Israel leaders met with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to discuss how the cuts will affect the Orthodox community. “Skelos is one of the top three individuals making the decision on the budget,” Rabbi Yonah Feinstein said. “Our concern is the yeshivas and community organizations and these are all constitutionally approved services.” Rabbi Feinstein of Agudat Israel organized a March 6 community breakfast for Skelos. more
Eric Wietschner and brothers Daniel and David Soffer are yeshiva high school students from Woodmere and avid sports fans. They were also ballpersons at the U.S. Open, creating a kiddush Hashem by respectfully maintaining their religious standards at the world-class event staged in Flushing Meadows last week. more
The raw wild beauty of the Negev desert where our Forefathers walked is currently home to about fifteen Israeli towns, often with marginally affiliated populations living on a low socio-economic level. The youth in these areas struggle with identity, education and social issues. more
More than 30 vendors from Israel’s hard hit southern communities will be showcasing their wares at HAFTR’s middle school in Lawrence on Sunday, Sept. 14, in an effort to help these businesses get back on their feet. more
They raised questions, hypothesized, tested and made winning designs, earning prizes at the Yeshiva Science Olympiad on March 6. This year’s venue was Touro College’s Lander College for Men, welcoming students into its lab classrooms. “It’s important for the Orthodox community to contribute to science for the betterment of the world. We welcome these talented young men and women on our campus,” said Dean Dr. Moshe Sokol. more
The number three in Judaism has a special meaning. It is said that while one symbolizes unity, and two tension and duality, three symbolizes harmony. Three also represents Chazaka, strength. No truer words can be spoken about the three founders of I-Shine, who will be honored at the Chai Lifeline’s Annual Gala to be held on Sunday, December 4th at the Marriott Marquis. more
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