Colors: Blue Color

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) has a longstanding partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, so much so that the former hosted their annual congressional breakfast in the Midtown East UJA Conference Center, just a couple blocks from the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The past Sunday morning’s annual gathering of New York’s congressional representatives, senators, and elected officials, as well as citywide community stakeholders, was a resounding success. The breakfast succeeded in allowing our Federal representatives to showcase their perspectives and answer questions about issues relevant to the New York Jewish community.

The Masbia Relief Team, led by Alexander Rapaport, and COJO of Flatbush led by Leon Goldenberg, distributed brand-new coats, clothing, and shoes to newly-settled asylum-seekers in the neighborhood. Over 100 families, many of them with children, were served. Every bag had a message printed on them: “With love from the Jewish community.” Boro Park’s NYC council member Alexa Avilés also joined the event.

Touro undergrads experience cultural differences in healthcare on eye-opening trip to Thailand

How should pre-med students from the United States react to a hospital in Thailand that hires its all-female nursing staff based on a beauty contest? And should they have ethical concerns about an in vitro fertilization clinic in Bangkok that refuses to treat infertile couples of different religions?