Sandy-inspired Acts Of Kindness

Storm generates good works in shelters, homes and synagogues

Staff Writer

Larry Krule, a resident of Teaneck, sponsors frequent programs at his home as founder of the Davar Institute, a 12-year-old Modern Orthodox group that invites prominent scholars to speak about Jewish art, culture and philosophy.

Last weekend the Institute served another purpose – the spark for a collection of clothing and other items to be distributed to people who had lost their possessions in the floods of Hurricane Sandy.

Red Hook, hammered by Sandy, received help from a Reform rabbinical student. Via Flickr

Pascrell Defeats Shmuley Boteach In Northern NJ Race

Assistant Managing Editor

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach won't be giving up his writing career for a stint on Capitol Hill.

Incumbent Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell was projected the winner in New Jersey's 9th Congressional District Tuesday night with 77 percent of the vote with just 26 percent of the vote counted, according to North Jersey.com as of 10 p.m.

"I bow to the majesty of the democratic process," Rabbi Boteach told The Jewish Week in a telephone interview shortly after his concession speech. "Bill Pascrell is my congressman."

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: "The journey has been a tremendous one."

Teaneck Charter Sparking Fresh Debate

Opening salvos issued for and against Bergen County school; Washington Heights next for Hebrew-language school?

Associate Editor

By September 2012, there may well be a Hebrew charter school at each end of the George Washington Bridge.

Classroom at Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, which Washington Heights school is using as a model.
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