Congregants divided on Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt’s invitations to young men to join him in sauna.
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Three years ago several prominent members of the Riverdale Jewish Center (RJC), the 700-member Modern Orthodox congregation, met privately with their longtime rabbi, Jonathan Rosenblatt, and offered to arrange a generous buyout for him. They told him that the persistent rumors about his allegedly inappropriate behavior with boys and young men were bound to become public at some point and it would be in his and his family’s best interest, and for the congregation as well, if he accepted an offer to resign quietly.
The activist and lawyer beat cancer in her twenties to found Sharsheret, the cancer information and support organization.
Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was 42. The cause of death was complications from breast cancer.
When Rhode Island adopted an education tax credit program a few years back, it resulted in a windfall for the state’s two Jewish day schools. Between them, their students received some $400,000 in scholarship money in the program’s first year.
Putnam Valley, N.Y. — On a brisk, sunny Sunday morning last month, a group of children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, and their parents walked from the parking lot at the Eden Village Camp here to a wooded clearing overlooking a lake. Two of the older students, prompted at times by the rabbi who accompanied them, led the morning prayer service.
Fifty years worth of journal entries, courtesy of a local artist/diarist.
Over the course of more than 50 years, five careers and more than 30 jobs, Doug Brin has been keeping his own watch on the world. Almost every day, he writes and illuminates his observations, covering current events that touch him and uncovering aspects of his inner life. With tiny lettering and swirls of color, his work has a wild meticulousness, filling many books.