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14 Years After Abuse Scandal, Lessons Learned

06/03/2014
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The youngest of the Jewish youth movements in the United States affiliated with a major denomination of Judaism, NCSY turns 60 this year. Founded by the Orthodox Union in 1954 as the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, it has connected more than 250,000 Jewish teens with Jewish life, and helped pioneer activities that introduce Judaism outside of a synagogue setting.

The Jewish Week recently spoke, via email, with Rabbi Micah Greenland, the new international director of NCSY, who was a member of the organization during his youth and lives in his native Chicago. The conversation has been edited.

Rabbi Micah Greenfield:  Getting more difficult to reach “social-media generation.”

Weiner’s Momentum Fades

Depiction as compulsive sexter demotes candidate to fourth place in mayoral primary as de Blasio, Quinn gain.

07/30/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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New revelations that former Rep. Anthony Weiner had at least one reckless relationship with a fan that included lewd photos more than a year after he left Congress have dealt a major blow his political comeback bid.

Anthony Weiner persisted in keeping in touch with Sydney Leathers, a woman who contacted him online.

Risky Baking

A NY-based kosher bakery denies claims that it has pest problems.

07/12/2013
Food & Wine Editor
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Zomick's kosher bakery, a major challah distributor for New York and New Jersey grocery stores, reportedly has a slew of health violations and bug infestations, though the bakery's employees claim that's a problem of the past.

Zomick's has been operating since 2005. Fotolia

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Anna Harwood, special to The Jewish Week

Still Searching For Repentance

09/22/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
When Sam Antar recites the viduy list of sins in the Yom Kippur liturgy Monday, it will be a like a checklist of his past. He has stolen. He has cheated. He has betrayed. He has caused others to sin. And by his own admission, he loved every minute of it. 

“I enjoyed committing my crimes, and I did it for fun and profit,” says the former chief financial officer of the Crazy Eddie electronics chain, who helped bilk customers, investors and the government out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Sephardic Charities Move Toward Self-Audits

08/18/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
A Sephardic organization working to avoid collateral damage from last month’s arrest of three Syrian rabbis in an alleged money-laundering scheme has named a lawyer and accounting firm to oversee many of the community’s charities.

Syrian Community Moving To Limit Damage After Sting

07/28/2009

Assistant Managing Editor
The Syrian Jewish community, based in Brooklyn and the seaside town of Deal, N.J., acted swiftly this week to control the fallout from money-laundering allegations against four prominent rabbis — charges that could put some of its major institutions under scrutiny.

New Light On Organ Trafficking

07/29/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
The FBI knew about a Brooklyn-based organ merchant working within the Jewish community here and in Israel as far back as 2002, but for unknown reasons, did not act against him until last week.

After Fraud, A Call For Compassion

06/24/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
Rabbi Allen Schwartz recalls Chaim Regensberg as a family man who hosted fundraisers in his Upper West Side home for charities in Israel or for Congregation Ohab Zedek, where he was an active member. “I always thought he was an honest guy, upright in all areas,” said Ohab Zedek’s rabbi, who has known Regensberg for about 10 years. “But something happened, he got in over his head and instead of coming clean immediately, it got worse.”
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