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Education seems to be a constant theme running through every issue of The Jewish Star. We cover initiatives in education, what to teach, how to teach it, the importance of learning Torah, the importance of speaking with Holocaust survivors, and the importance of learning from our past. more
The HAFTR Hawks varsity basketball team and the Flatbush Falcons arranged to play in the Barclays Center last Sunday. HAFTR wanted to use the opportunity … more
When a local philanthropist speaks, there’s usually a personal connection to the cause. For Lawrence attorney Phil Rosen, it was a trip to northern Israel with his daughter last year, where they kept encountering Hebrew speakers with American accents. At a coffee shop outside Tzfat, they met a young Californian olah in uniform, and asked to hear her story. more
When an American teenager turns 18, he is able to put on a basketball uniform and play on a varsity team. When an Israeli teenager turns 18 years old, he is handed a gun and an IDF uniform and sent to go fight for his country. more
Long Beach native Felicia Solomon is the new Long Island director of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).  Solomon previously worked as a major gifts officer at UJA … more
More than 400 community leaders gathered last Wednesday at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Five Towns and Greater South Shore Fifth Annual … more
With the situation in Israel on everyone’s mind these days, the hearts and minds of SKA students are focused on tefila and learning and advocating for Israel’s safety and security. … more
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Long Island Chapter raised $1.4 million through its Ninth Annual IDF Appreciation Evening last week. more
The words hero, heroine and role model perfectly define the three Israel Defense Forces soldiers who were honored last week in Cedarhurst by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). On July … more
Beginning at HAFTR in Lawrence, 55 participants raced 1K on Aug. 14 to raise money for the Friends of Israel Defense Forces. more
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