Colors: Blue Color

After nearly three years, One Israel Fund’s Summer Barbecue and Fine Israeli Wine Tasting roared back in a big way this past Monday evening, August 15, with a banner crowd of people from all across the entire Five Towns community. The event was hosted by Dr. Joseph and Jenny Felder in their beautiful backyard. Valuable funds were raised to help support the communities and residents in our Biblical Heartland of Judea and Samaria. Hearing from Marc Provisor, Director of Security Projects, and Scott M. Feltman, Executive Vice President, those in attendance learned about the valuable projects One Israel Fund provides each and every year to help support these families, including its renowned preventive security equipment, as well as its flagship project, the Binyamin Medical Center.

Long summer Shabbos afternoons mean more learning opportunities at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates. How is a convert considered an immigrant? How did the famous Langer Sibling case affect the landscape of religious politics in Israel? Do we get punished for our evil intentions? From Modern Jewish History to Halachah to Machashavah, these are just a sampling of the questions being explored during YIJE’s annual “Perek on the Lawn” summer series at YIJE. Over sumptuous Shabbos treats, each Shabbos afternoon before Minchah, seasoned educators and homegrown scholars spend an hour sharing their Torah and insight with fellow community members.

It’s been an invigorating summer of Torah learning, growing, and connecting for the students and staff at Emet Outreach. An energizing experience has been enjoyed across the Campus, Women’s, Men’s, and Couples Divisions.

As the second yahrzeit of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Bacia Orzel, is approaching, the memories that we have are still vivid: the memories that we have of her that display her care, sensitivity to others – and not just family members. She was there to share in whatever the moments called for, both joyous and difficult. She dispensed wise advice and followed up if material help was the answer.