Colors: Blue Color

In Parshas Ki Seitzei, we find a pasuk that holds profound comfort and strength for those facing suffering and illness. The Torah teaches us (D’varim 22:4): “You shall not see your brother’s donkey or ox fallen on the road and ignore them; you shall surely help him lift them up.”

Rabbi Shay Schachter, Rosh Beis Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere, will deliver a pre-Rosh HaShanah shiur on Monday evening, September 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (70-11 150th Street), in the Main Shul. His topic will be “Zachreinu L’Chayim: Remember Us for a Meaningful Life.” The shiur is a program of the Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld Adult Education Center, arranged for the benefit of the community. Men and women are invited. Minchah is at 7:00 p.m., followed by Maariv at 7:30. The shiur will follow Maariv.


This past Sunday, Camp Kaylie hosted an incredible wedding on their premises, showcasing the remarkable sense of community and camaraderie fostered within the camp. The campers took charge of all the preparations, resulting in a magical and unforgettable experience for the couple and all attendees. Throughout the day, the campers diligently crafted floral centerpieces, adorned the chupah, created a stunning cupcake cake, made signs, prepared water bottles for the chasan and kallah, served as waitstaff, and decorated the “just married” golf cart, among other tasks. The level of unity and collaboration displayed by everyone involved in the camp was truly remarkable, as they worked together to ensure that every detail was flawlessly executed. The genuine enthusiasm of the campers was particularly heartwarming, as they wholeheartedly dedicated themselves to making this wedding a true celebration of love and unity.

Singles Doing Chesed participated in a special kindness project by decorating adorable teddy bears for children in hospitals. The event, sponsored by Bear Givers, included the participation of Joseph Sprung, Chairman and Founder, and Michele Mirman, who together with the singles had the opportunity to connect and network while doing this incredible chesed! The night ended on a high with a dazzling performance by illusionist and comic Ilan Smith. Sprung is a passionate advocate for children in need and uses his nonprofit to benefit young people and empower them to become givers while performing meaningful acts of generosity. Mirman is a lawyer specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury cases who is a longtime supporter of preschools in underprivileged areas, and funds research into brain cancer in children.