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“I Don’t Remember Him Ever Saying No.”

Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald passed away on Jan. 20 at the age of 82. He is remembered for his community activism.

01/21/2016 - 12:10

Rabbi Ronald Greenwald, a Monsey businessman and Jewish community activist who dealt with world leaders as the mediator of clandestine spy exchanges, and the founder of an Orthodox summer camp in the Catskills, died on Jan. 20 of a sudden heart attack while on vacation in Florida. He was 82. He was buried in Israel.

"He was involved in everything that mattered to the Jewish community, anywhere.” Wikimedia Commons

Jewish Pediatrician Murdered By Husband In Scarsdale Home, Police Say

01/21/2016 - 11:58

A prominent Jewish pediatrician, Robin Goldman, was stabbed to death by her husband in their home in the New York suburb of Scarsdale, police said.

Robin Goldman. Via montefiore.org

Woody Allen’s Sidekick Shares All

01/20/2016 - 09:20

There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes.

Tony Roberts with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in a publicity shot from “Annie Hall.” Tony Roberts via JTA

JCC Manhattan To Decamp To Larger Camp Site

Pomona location can handle double the campers as summer competition ramps up.

01/20/2016 - 09:10
Deputy Managing Editor

First the building, now the camp.

In 2002, the JCC Manhattan cut the ribbon on its custom-built, 14-story building, increasing the Upper West Side institution’s square footage six-fold.

An artist’s rendering of the new, expanded site of JCC Manhattan’s Camp Settoga in Pomona, N.Y. Courtesy of JCC Manhattan

Secret LGBTQ Chabad Group Fills Void

Facebook group offering sanctuary and support to former — and current — members of the Crown Heights fold.

01/19/2016 - 22:03
Staff Writer

In many ways, Rivkah Procaccia appears much the same as other young Orthodox women in Crown Heights. Living in the heart of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic enclave, the 26-year-old observes a modest code of dress, only dines at kosher restaurants and strictly observes the Sabbath.

Day School Groups Merge In Big Educational Shakeup

Five groups representing different streams agree to fold into single new entity.

01/19/2016 - 22:02
Staff Writer

In a major restructuring of the Jewish day school organizational world, five national groups that run a range of educational and programming activities for day schools have agreed to merge into a new, and potentially more effective, entity, The Jewish Week has learned.

Day schools like the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, above, could be affected by the merger.  Michael Datikash/JW

Day School Groups Merge In Big Educational Shakeup

Five groups representing different streams agree to fold into single new entity.

01/19/2016 - 15:45
Staff Writer

In a major restructuring of the Jewish day school organizational world, five national groups that run a range of educational and programming activities for day schools have agreed to merge into a new, and potentially more effective, entity, The Jewish Week has learned.

A scene in a local Jewish day school. Courtesy of Amy Sara Clark/JW

Science Ed Picking Up STEAM In Unlikely Setting

Riding a national wave, Teaneck girls’ yeshiva incorporating robotics and other new technologies into curriculum.

01/19/2016 - 13:41
Special To The Jewish Week

The picture is hard to square with expectations: Yeshiva girls, many of them in long skirts, controlling mini-robots, or Ozobots, some of which they had programmed, as the high-tech gadgets snake around the multipurpose room following pathways drawn with markers. Welcome to the brave new world of the STEM curriculum. 

Ma’ayanot students at recent tech program. Courtesy of Ma’ayanot

Methodists’BDS Vote May Signal New Tack

Group divests from five Israeli banks.

01/19/2016 - 11:08
Staff Writer

The decision last week by the largest Protestant denomination in the United States to withdraw its pension fund’s investment in five Israeli banks will have little substantive effect on the Israeli economy, but may play a greater symbolic role among supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

Orthodox Student From NYC Among Victims Of Bus Crash In Honduras

Daniella Moffson, 21, from the Upper East Side, was on a volunteering trip at the time.

01/14/2016 - 11:49
Staff Writer

Daniella Moffson, 21, an Orthodox college student from the Upper East Side, was among three Columbia University students who died in a bus crash Thursday morning in Honduras, where they had served as volunteers on a medical mission serving the poor.

Daniella Moffson, 21, an Orthodox Columbia U. student was among 3 killed in a Honduras accident. Facebook
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