Still marveling over what he saw and heard, Ido Aharoni, Israel’s consul general in New York, told an audience in Westchester last week about the Israeli theater group he hosted three months ago — a troupe whose entire cast is deaf and blind.
by Adam Dickter |
Assistant Managing Editor
With Jews throughout the New York area reeling from the effects of the economic downturn, UJA-Federation of New York is poised to launch a nearly $7 million initiative to provide assistance where it is most needed.
Taking the rare step of dipping into its own endowment to meet skyrocketing needs for everything from rent subsidies to mental health and legal services, the charity will create seven one-stop centers throughout the city where people can get a variety of social services under one roof.
The Village of Mamaroneck has agreed to pay the Westchester Day School $4.75 million after continually losing legal efforts to prevent expansion of the Orthodox yeshiva.
The settlement comes just weeks before the start of a trial at which the yeshiva was set to seek damages against the village, which spent $900,000 in its losing legal effort.
Gary Rosenblatt |
Editor and Publisher
Even as Modern Orthodox Jews see themselves as embattled and on the decline within Orthodoxy, eclipsed by the ascendancy of the haredim to the right, new demographic data offer quite a different picture.