Colors: Blue Color

The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills proudly presents, in conjunction with the Queens Jewish Community Council, a community anti-crime program, featuring a presentation by Officer Hoffmann, Crime Prevention Officer of the 107th Police Precinct, on “ways to protect yourself and others from crimes against people and property.”

Cooking dinner as a couple became a memorable date night when Emet Outreach’s Couple’s Division hosted an enticing class at Apron Masters in Woodmere. Over a three-hour period, 12 couples and some eager Emet staff learned to prepare a three-course meal. “It was our first time offering such an exciting event for couples,” said Shay Yonaiev, Couples Director. “We love providing interactive workshops with useful tips, but cooking gourmet food together took it to another level. The staff at Apron Masters made it easy for us to follow along and feel accomplished.”

The Mishnah (Taanis 26) teaches us: “Mi’she’nichnas Av m’maatim b’simchah,” at the beginning of Av we should moderate our joy. Numerous disasters affected the Jewish people on Tish’ah B’Av, such as the destruction of the First and Second Temple in Jerusalem. Our practices of mourning are increased as we enter the month of Av and become even more intensified in the week of Tish’ah B’Av.

On Tuesday, July 12, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim, gathered together with family and friends at Khal Mevakshei Hashem, located in Lawrence, New York, where Rabbi Yussie Zakutinsky serves as rav, to commemorate the 18th yahrzeit of its legendary Executive Vice-President, Rabbi Nachum Zvi Josephy, zt”l, HaRav Nachum Tzvi ben HaRav Chaim.

Organization’s Total Assistance Since the War Began: $16 Million Worldwide

UJA-Federation of New York today announced that it is providing more than $2.5 million this summer to assist refugees of the ongoing war in Ukraine who are in Israel. The funds will go toward programs that offer critical humanitarian assistance, including childcare, summer camps, and mental health services, and are being administered through six Israeli cities and several nonprofit organizations.

Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,000 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in American public policy, last week announced the launch of the CJV Healthcare Council, to serve medical practitioners and others in the healthcare industry. The CJV Healthcare Council will advocate for religious liberty, freedom of conscience, and public policy aligned with Jewish values in medical care. CJV said it was responding to both Orthodox Jewish physicians and other pro-values organizations who were seeking an authentic Jewish voice responding to current challenges.