Tokyo

From Syosset To Tokyo

Meet noodle impressario Ivan Ramen, born Orkin in Syosset.

12/18/2013
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Ivan Orkin’s ramen is acclaimed by even the biggest noodle nerds, but what we’re more interested in his backstory. How did a Jewish kid from Syosset become Ivan Ramen, as he’s known?

Ivan Orkin/Ramen recently opened a new noodle shop, and published a memoir. Daniel Krieger

Kabbalat Shabbat in Camp Foster: The Challenges of a Marine Chaplain

08/09/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

I would imagine that rest and relaxation are the two most important criteria of a really good summer vacation, especially when one’s job is stressful.  But if it is also true that expanding one’s horizons and learning about parts of the world that were completely unfamiliar are also important components, then my wife and I are enjoying one of our most successful summer vacations ever, here in Okinawa, Japan, and soon in Kyoto and Tokyo.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Goodbye, Queens; Hello, Okinawa!

08/01/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In previous columns, I have mentioned the fact that my son-in-law, Lt. (jg) Yonatan Warren, is a Navy chaplain posted to Okinawa, Japan. Actually, he is a Navy chaplain posted to a Marine battalion in Okinawa, and he and my daughter Leora have been there since the fall.  

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.
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