Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein, who has served for seven years as director of youth and family education at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, was named executive director of the 14th Street Y in Manhattan. She succeeds Steven Aranoff, who moved to Israel in August; Wendy Seligson has served as interim executive...
NEW YORK — Yeshiva University President Richard Joel acknowledged the school was facing “substantial deficits.”
In an email to faculty and staff obtained by JTA, Joel disclosed that the measures taken to shore up finances at the New York City university following the financial crisis in 2008 have been insufficient.
The photograph was a fundraiser’s dream: a frail child in a gold-and-black dress struggling for balance on a walker. The caption accompanying the photo described her plight: “Ayalah [is] a beautiful five-year-old born with spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down.”
They offered shelter, as befitting their lyrical name, and much more.
When members of an Orthodox congregation in Roslyn, L.I., lost their building earlier this year, they asked to rent space in the Conservative synagogue across town. The leadership of the Shelter Rock Jewish Center told them they could have it for free — but they added a condition, hoping it wouldn’t be a deal breaker: only if the Orthodox congregants joined.
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Special To The Jewish Week
A 10-year anniversary deserves a night out, and the milestone marking a decade’s work of Footsteps — the New York-based nonprofit helping formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews master the tools to succeed in secular society — was no exception.