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Community Currents Preschoolers In recent news… in the Rambam Day SchoolMichael of Freund Among Savannah, Geor-Zionism Award Recipients Recent giaMichael learn about Freund, founder and chairman of the the Aleph Bais Shavei Israel organization, received the Lion of Zion and their names.

College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School in Manhattan (LCW); Lander College of Arts & Sciences-Flatbush (LAS); the School for Lifelong Education in Brooklyn; and Machon L’Parnasa-Institute for Professional Studies, also in Brooklyn. In his remarks, Dr. Oren, now a lecturer at the the Award by the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism last week Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary in a special ceremony at the National Park at Emek Center, Herzliya, and a contributor at CNN, warned Tzurim in Jerusalem. Other prize recipients includ- that despite the ever-growing list of enemies calling ed Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Rimon, founder of the NGO “Job for the destruction of the Jewish people, the greatest Katif,” and Dr. Gabi Barkay, an Israeli archeologist threat we face is the one aimed at our history. “Today the danger is from those who deny that who has led the Council against Destruction of the there ever was a story at all,” Dr. Oren said. “They Antiquities of the Temple Mount. The annual prize, totaling $100,000, was estab- deny that our Temples ever stood in Jerusalem. They lished by U.S. businessman and philanthropist Dr. deny that the Holocaust ever occurred. And worse, Irving Moskowitz and his wife, Cherna, as an “ex- they deny that there ever was or is a Jewish people.” Earlier month, Rachel’s Reclamation Foundation heldincluded its annual commemoration RaThe program valedictories fromoffour pression ofthis support forthe people who Children put Zionism into chel Imeinu’s yarzheit. A society. buffet dinner was held at the Manhattan BeachYehuda Jewish Lehrfield Center onofOctober 14. The Touro graduates: LAS men’s diaction” in modern Israeli keynote speaker was founded Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who orgagave a dramatic presentation on the relationship between Ravision, who will attend University of Maryland Michael Freund the Shavei Israel chel Imeinu and the nal Geulah. nization in 2002 to strengthen the ties of the Jewish School of Dentistry in the fall; Aliza Batya Agress of people with groups of Jewish origin and others who LCW, an assistant editor of Hamodia; Aryeh Michael wish to become Jewish. Shavei Israel has been reach- Ginsburg of LCM, who will attend the Albert Einstein ing out to the Bnei Menashe of India, “hidden Jews” College of Medicine; and Sara Chana Ackerman of of Poland and of Italy, the Bnei Anousim of Portu- LAS women’s divisions, who will continue her studies at the Touro College School of Health Sciences. gal and others.

Upcoming events… Michael Oren Receives Honorary Doctorate Touro College conferred Michael Oren, Ph.D., IsSafe and Sound Training Institute and rael’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013, with an honorary doctorate at its 40th annu- NEFESH International are providing an inforal commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall in mative and skill-building training seminar with renowned therapist and best-selling author, Terrence Lincoln Center on Memorial Day. Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti Real, on “The New Rulesand of Marriage: A New ApIn addition, 699 baccalaureate and associate deRabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, Evelyn and Evelyn Haies, founder and president Haies. of RCRF. grees were awarded to graduates from the Lander proach to Couples Therapy.” The seminar will take College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills (LCM); Lander place on Sunday, June 17, at The Sephardic Center,

Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central 1901 On Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. Queens kicked off its Parent-Child LearnReal, LICSW, is the founder of theSunday Relational Life ing Program. Institute and is a relationship expert for ABC News and Good Morning America. He is also the author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and The New Rules of Marriage. The seminar is designed to teach mental health professionals and CASACS how to use the Relationship Grid to diagnose a couple’s core issues and to discuss dynamics between partners. Participants will also learn how to “take sides” and skillfully confront difficult truths. Focus will also be placed on teaching participants how to use leverage with resistant male clients. Additional topics are the role of addiction in gratification vs. joy and relevant treatment options for grandiosity and shame. The seminar is approved for CEU credits for Social Workers and for 6 clock hours of Re-Credentialing of CASAC, CPP, CPS. For more information and registration, visit www. nefesh.org or call 201-384-0084. ***** On Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., Circle of Hope will hold an event for women the Clubhouse at Merrick Park Golf Course, 2250 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, NY. Participants will enjoy a delicious kosher dairy buffet dinner and a wine and cheese tasting. Circle of Hope, a project of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and provides emotional support and hands-on-help to individuals and their families coping with breast cancer and other illnesses. For further details, visit circleofhopemerrick.org or call 516-833-3057.

A Moving Ezer Mizion Story At Ezer Mizion’s recent “Enlisting for Life” tests it seemed her body was cancer free. However, event, the first 500 IDF soldiers to have donated just three years later, the leukemia erupted once their bone marrow were honored. By means of a again, and this time, in far more severe form. Keren simple procedure, these men and women, some still now had ALL-type leukemia, which is resistant to in their teens, enabled another – often a small child chemotherapy treatments. The doctors determined that only a bone marrow – to have a future. Keren Mansherov, now a vibrant 17-year old, is a transplant could save her life. “I cried then and could think only of death,” she case in point. As a young teen, she was stricken with cancer for the second time. Doctors said her only relates. “I was so afraid to die. It was a terrible chance was a bone marrow transplant. Every mem- trauma for a young girl who just wanted to live, to ber of her family was tested, but no one was a match. go to high school like all her friends, to have fun and Ezer Mizion’s database of over 713,000 potential enjoy life. Instead, I had to spend a significant part donors was combed and Gal Chanuchiev, a 20-year- of my adolescence without hair, hooked up to an IV, old soldier, was a match. Says Keren: “For a full going through grueling treatments and experiencyear, I’ve been waiting to meet this noble man. If it ing side effects.” It was during that period of time that Gal Chawere not for him, I would not be alive today.” Keren was just 12 years old when cancer at- nuchiev enlisted in the IDF. As part of his inductacked her the first time. It began with bleeding tion he gave in a saliva sample. Four months later wounds on her head, black-and-blue marks on her he was told that he was a match. Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) “ItRahel wasImeinu an exciting, high-charged day,” he relegs, stomach pains, aches, Rabbi and Yechezkel swollen Pikus, Mark Langfan, Breaking thethroat Silence Award; Community Chessed Award; Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Youngthe Leadership lates.Esther “I got Lamm, home after donation was over and gums.Evelyn The doctors suspected leukemia of Actualist the ag- Award; Award; and AML Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award. I just fell apart. I thought about cancer. I thought gressive type. Keren was transferred to Schneider Children’s about the person who would receive my donation Hospital and began a long course of chemotherapy and recover, and I was overcome by emotion. The On October After 2, Zicharon, that and assiststears people on flowed. issues relating to demenjust Afterwards, I went on with my treatments. monthsanoforganization hospitalizations

tia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts who provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with this disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of caregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association.

life, with my army service, with my studies, and with my exercises at the fitness room. “During the course of this year, I inquired twice about the condition of the person who received my donation, whom I knew nothing about, and I was led to understand that she recovered. “I still don’t fully grasp that someone is alive today thanks to my bone marrow,” he says, “It is very moving. I didn’t do it to get a pat on the back. I am simply thrilled, and I would not hesitate to do it again. What is giving up one day in your life – to save a human life? The gap between the minor investment of effort and the tremendous contribution it effects is immeasurable.” Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Registry is the largest Jewish registry in the world. In a collaborative project with the IDF, all new conscripts are offered the opportunity to donate a sample. The result is an expansion of the registry with a supply of ideal potential donors – young, healthy people with a variety of tissue types compatible with a wide range of populations. Today, the Registry has already provided 1,504 donations of bone marrow for transplant to patients, half of them in Israel and half around the world.

To submit pictures to the Community Currents section, e-mail community@jewishpress.com. Dr. Gary Kenneday

Matt Kudish

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Community Currents Preschoolers Barkai Yeshivah’s 6th grade girls celebrated their Siyum Chumash and reachin the ing BatRambam Mitzva simultaneously during an emotional mother-daughter brunch. Day School of Savannah, Georgia learn about the Aleph Bais and their names.

Recent events atOn Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday LearnArie Crown Hebrew Day School in Chicago ing Program.

Earlier this month, the Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation held its annual commemoration of Rachel Imeinu’s yarzheit. A buffet dinner was held at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center on October 14. The Sefer Torah between presentation keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who gave a dramatic presentation on the relationship Ra- by Rabbi Menachem Kirshner, assistant principal. chel Imeinu and the nal Geulah.

Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti and Evelyn Haies, founder and president of RCRF.

8th grade student Ami Strick delivering a chaburah in downtown Chicago to a group of businessmen.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Bruriah’s Torah Bowl team won this year’s final championship game. The team: Tzippora Schapiro, Rina Chesir, Michal Neiman, Libbie Brooks, Tamar Klein, Sophia Stepansky, Debra Siegel, Devorah Tuchman, and Batya Stein.

On Memorial Day, May 26, Yeshiva Ner Boruch-PTI hosted Rav Yisroel Pinchos Bodner, author of the Laws of Brachos. Later that week, Rav Noach Isaac Oelbaum, marah d’asra of Khal Nachlas Yitzchok in Kew Garden Hills, spoke about preoccupying oneself with Torah study.

Yeshiva Torah Vodaath Reception at its 95th Annual Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Dinner at the Breaking Palace. the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Mark Langfan, (Photo credit: Haies, MosheFran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership Award; Evelyn Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award. Gershbaum) accomplishments of Boro Park Hatzoloh. (Photo credit: JDN) On October 2, Zicharon, an organizationCelebrating that assiststhe people on issues relating to dementia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts who provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with this disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of caregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association.

To submit pictures to the Community Currents section, e-mail community@jewishpress.com. Dr. Gary Kenneday

Matt Kudish

(Photo credit: Zalman Umlas)


Friday, June 13, 2014

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Community Currents Preschoolers in the Rambam Day School of Savannah, Georgia learn about the Aleph Bais and their names.

Celebrate Israel Parade and Concert

On Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday Learning Program.

Earlier this month, the Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation held its annual commemoration of Rachel Imeinu’s yarzheit. A buffet dinner was held at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center on October 14. The keynote speaker was Rabbi Jonathan Rietti who gave a dramatic presentation on the relationship between Rachel Imeinu and the nal Geulah.

Nefesh B’Nefesh (Photo credit: Shahar Azran)

Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti and Evelyn Haies, founder and president of RCRF.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

Some of the performers at the Celebrate Israel Concert.

Students from RTMA, just one of the JEC schools that marched.

Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel Imeinu Activist Award.

On October 2, Zicharon, an organization that assists people on issues relating to dementia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts who provided the audience with much-needed advice and information on dealing with this disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of GeEsther Caplan, one of many marching in Aterriatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of et Avot’s “Salute to Israel Parade” on East 10th caregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association. Street in Midwood, Brooklyn

(L-R) Liat Brody, daughter of Concert Chairpersons Dr. Paul and Drora Brody, and Stephanie Weprin, daughter of NYS Assemblyman David and Ronni Weprin, express their Zionistic enthusiasm. (Photo credit: YakovKatzStudios.com)

To submit pictures to the Community Currents section, e-mail community@jewishpress.com. Dr. Gary Kenneday

Matt Kudish

(Photo credit: Zalman Umlas)


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