Saturday, August 08, 2020


New Rochelle Family Restores Jewish Cemetery in Derechin

George Sokolowski, a member of Young Israel of New Rochelle, calls his trip to Europe his “Graveyard Tour.” With a desire to trace his roots and perhaps find evidence of previous generations of his family who had lived in Derechin, Belarus, Sokolwski decided to explore the town where his mother grew

Connecting at the Shabbat Table

It is Friday night. A palpable majestic aura pervades your home. The table is set beautifully, the food is scrumptious, and your family members are thoroughly enjoying. Laughter and positive energy abound as everyone is engrossed in the conversation. While taking this all in, a smile spreads across your face and you think to yourself: this

Meet Health Coach Ellie Goldenberg

Ellie Goldenberg started health coaching six years ago, helping her father’s medical patients lose weight, lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels. Today, Goldenberg is a certified health coach offering personalized weight-loss programs for everyone, including diabetics, seniors, teens and nursing moms; exercise

The ‘American Dream’ Opens Its Doors

While business analysts may have declared the era of the mega-mall over, the Ghermezian family, owners of American Dream, who also happen to be the owners of two other mega-malls—the Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall—are thrilled to be opening their newest facility right in our backyards, with a laser-focus on

Hindi’s Libraries Book Donation to Honor Educator’s Memory

There is likely no task more challenging or fulfilling than honoring the memory of a loved one.

Dovid Kanarfogel has succeeded in bringing to life the memory of his wife, Long Island teacher Hindi Krinsky, by creating an organization that promotes what she valued

‘A’ for Effort

George and Georgia had similar names. However, as students, they could not be any different. George was a really hard worker. He studied many hours for every test, wrote down everything his teacher said (“George Washington was the first president, no, you may not go get a drink, you had time during the break...”) and has his parents,

Intimate Voices Opens 11th Season at CSAIR

(Courtesy of Intimate Voices) Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the first concert of its 11th season on Saturday, November 23, at 8 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street,

Jennifer Glass Releases New Book for Small Business Owners 

(Courtesy of BGSI) Jennifer R. Glass, CEO of Business Growth Strategies International, LLC, recently released her new book, “It’s the Bottom Line That Matters: Quick Tips & Strategies You Can Use Right Now to Grow Your Business in the Next 12 Months” to help the millions of small businesses around the globe stop wasting

Operation Rescue: Reap the Rewards of Helping Aging Parents

“You love your mother more than me” said Josh, my 10-year-old son.“You’re always with her, or on the phone talking about her.”

I named the project Operation Rescue when, after visiting my mother, I could no longer sleep at night. What I had found during my visit scared the hell out of me. She

Fashion Tour in Crown Heights Includes Personal Shopper

Fern Penn has been taking people on tasting tours of the interesting and innovative eateries proliferating in Crown Heights. Now she is starting fashion tours of Crown Heights, where she will not only guide women to stores with stylish but modest clothing, she will help them shop there.

Noah’s Flood: The Original Climate-Change Crisis

We are all being warned about global warming and climate change. Erratic weather patterns have lately emerged where droughts, floods, hurricanes and glacial meltdowns are being reported, resulting in a slowly rising sea level. Many attribute this to man’s polluting and mismanaging our environment, in

News in the Digital Age 

I grew up in a home to which the local newspaper was delivered every day. We may not have been the most sophisticated or politically active household in the state, but each morning around the breakfast table, and each Shabbat afternoon, members of my family could be found reading sections of the paper and

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