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Kickstarting Inwood’s Jewish Life

09/24/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A native of the Washington, D.C., area and a resident of Washington Heights for the last several years during his studies at the Yeshiva University rabbinical school, Rabbi Herschel Hartz became interested several months ago in reports he heard that a growing number of Jews were moving into the nearby Inwood neighborhood.

“It’s not a shul — yet,” says Rabbi Herschel Hartz, center, about the new Inwood Jews group. Michael Datikash

‘This Is Like Growing Up In My House’

Adam F. Goldberg, the writer of a new ABC sitcom, has created a boisterous family not unlike his own. But don’t look for Molly Goldberg.
09/24/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Book Critic

The newest Goldberg family on television has a grandfather who looks like he’d be at home in Miami or Boca. George Segal plays Pops, a widower who likes to date, loves spoiling his grandkids and especially enjoys tutoring them in the ways of love. In this week’s premiere episode of “The Goldbergs,” the new ABC sitcom set in the 1980s, Pops hands over his car keys to 16-year-old Barry and teaches 12-year-old Adam to get the attention of a pretty waitress.

Adam F. Goldberg

Jewish Security Chief Named To Gov’t Advisory Panel

09/22/2013 - 20:00

The top security official for Jewish organizations was named to a consulting body to the Department of Homeland Security.

Colorado Flooding Wreaks Havoc On High Holiday Observances

09/16/2013 - 20:00

Before the start of Yom Kippur, a flood of historic proportions swallowed Boulder, Colo., and surrounding areas, displacing families, damaging synagogues and threatening services on the holiest day of the Jewish year -- until determination came to the rescue.

Jewish Women's Group Head Among 100 Arrested At Immigration Protest

09/11/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Sammie Moshenberg, director of Washington operations for the National Council of Jewish Women, was among more than 100 activists arrested Thursday at an immigration reform demonstration at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Jewish Montessori Becomes ‘A Movement’

Educators and parents find century-old pedagogy newly relevant for day schools.
09/11/2013 - 20:00
Associate Editor

At Luria Academy, it’s not unusual to see elementary-school-age children lying on their stomachs on rugs, or sitting cross-legged on the floor, or leaning against a wall. Or, like one girl on a late morning this spring, comfortably wedged in a cozy space behind a cabinet.

Montessori schools use special materials, like mats and educational toys. Photo courtesy Lamplighters Yeshiva

Lhota Wins Republican Nomination, Blasting de Blasio's 'Class Warfare'

09/09/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Former deputy mayor and MTA chairman Joseph Lhota easily vanquished his rivals to win the Republican nomination for mayor Tuesday. He is the first longtime Republican to win his party's nod since Rudolph Giuliani in 1998.

When It's Not About The Food

L.A. deli guy Evan Bloom ponders Sukkot by his grandparents.
09/09/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Evan Bloom is one half of the pair behind San Francisco’s beloved Wise Sons Deli. He co-founded and co-owns it with his University of California at Berkeley classmate, Leo Beckerman, and together, they have built a business devoted to traditional Jewish foods and to local, sustainable agriculture and artisans. They bake their own bread, smoke their own meats and fish, and do much to support Northern California farms.

Evan Bloom, left and Wise Sons Deli co-owner Leo Beckerman.

White House Issues Security Guidelines For Houses Of Worship, Stressing Precaution

09/03/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

With the High Holy Days coming just as the U.S. military is poised to launch a punitive attack on Syria, an emergency preparations guide for houses of worship was released this week at the White House. But officials stressed that it is being issued solely as a precaution.

Guy Caspi demonstrates a purified air respirator for Westchester emergency responders. Photo courtesy Magen David Adom

Jewish Giving Strong, But Concerns Loom, New Study Finds

‘Engagement’ seen as key, but communal motivation for giving fraying.
09/03/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

On the surface, the major findings of the just-released National Study of American Jewish Giving are encouraging, indicating that Jews have one of the highest levels of charity of any group in America, contributing generously to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes.

Younger Jews are less tied to federated giving, a new study says. Graphic courtesy Jumpstart
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