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Community Currents Preschoolers in Ezer the Rambam Mizion – Helping Hands Day School of Savannah, Georgia learn about the Aleph Bais Story 1: A sweet little boy in Ramat Hagolan at and their names.

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

Linked To Life: A Life-Saving WhatsApp Program

ments, a volunteer in NY received an answer: “My play. Fun. Laughter. Shouts of childish joy. Then… friend is going to Israel now. He can take it.” The precious device crossed the an unearthly scream! Ambulance! ocean and landed in Israel. Now Siren! A race to the ER with a finger how to get it to the doctors in Ramat severed from his little hand. Hagolan? The Linked to Life screens The staff get to work immediatebuzzed again. Yossie of Bnei Brak rely while his parents pace outside in sponded: “I’m going to Herziliya.” And the waiting room, praying that their so the device continued on its route: son will not have to grow up handiYossie gave it to Meir who passed it capped. to Yehuda who just happened to be The men in green scrubs emerge Earlier the Rachel’s Children Reclamation Foundation held annual commemoration goingitseven further, who passed of itRato from thethis ORmonth, with tentative smiles. chel Imeinu’s yarzheit. A buffet Jewish Center on October 14. The Pinchas who had an appointment a The emergency surgery wasdinner com- was held at the Manhattan Beach keynote was Rabbi Jonathan on the Rabit north andrelationship passed it tobetween Yokne’am pletedspeaker successfully but a device isRietti who gave a dramatic presentation chel Imeinu and the nal who was on his way to Ramot Hagostill needed to finish theGeulah. job. But the lan. And so the little device was dedevice is not available in Israel. The livered to the ecstatic surgical staff. finger can’t wait for it to be ordered Mission accomplished. The child will through regular channels. regain full use of his hand. Suggestions are made and rejectStory 2: You could feel his despered, until a staff member mentions ation over cyberspace. Avi wrote that Ezer Mizion. “They’re involved in so he was a 4th time corneal transplant many areas. Maybe they’ll have an idea.” recipient. “I need your urgent help! He was right. Amid Ezer Mizion’s I am currently in California. On my many divisions for special children, flight here from Israel, my two eye the elderly, the mentally challenged, medications to prevent rejection of the disabled, and the cancer patient is a division the implant leaked. I brought an extra set with me, called Speaker Linked to Life,Jonathan a WhatsApp but the drops are almost running out. My sister purKeynote Rabbi Riettiprogram. The Rabbi Pikus, Chaim Deutsch,for and query appeared on countless screens and, in Yechezkel mo- chased the medications meEvelyn in Eretz Yisrael but and Evelyn Haies, founder and president of RCRF.

Haies.

is having trouble getting them to me. Does anyone have a connection with anyone coming from Israel to Los Angeles or San Diego in the next three days? I can’t get this medication here. Please help me!” Everyone who viewed the posting felt bad for Avi, but what could they do? It may be a small world, but not that small. From Eretz Yisrael to California within the next couple of days? One person had an idea. He vaguely remembered an organization called Ezer Mizion that had set up a group called Linked to Life. Maybe. Couldn’t hurt to try. With 6,500 volunteers all over the world, things started buzzing. First step was to confirm that the medication had all the necessary transit approvals. With the okay in hand, it was all systems go. Messages appeared on hundreds of screens. Like a relay race, the medication was picked up from the sister’s home and step-by-step brought to someone who was flying out to New York that day. Now how to get it from New York to California? More screens buzzed on the U.S. side. It wasn’t long before a response came from someone who was flying from N.Y. to L.A. that night. Mission accomplished in less than 24 hours. That’s the way it is with Linked to Life. As a Jew, you are never alone. Ezer Mizion’s Linked to Life connects everyone. A worldwide web of chesed. To join, SMS: 011-972-52-580-8936.

A Calendar With Advice From The Previous Generation Adorable puppies, beautiful scenery, vintage cars – these are some of the items you usually see on wall calendars. The L’dor V’dor calendar of Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences, however, offers a difference twist. Celebrating the beauty and sage advice of the assisted living facility’s senior residents, the L’dor V’dor calendar blends professional portraits capturing the residents’ timeless beauty with their words of wisdom. The 2017 calendar features 14 assisted living residents aged 73 to 94, including three Holocaust survivors, one decorated World War II veteran,

an original “Mad Man” of 1960s advertising fame and fortune, a great-grandmother boasting 14 great-grandchildren, and two couples happily married 68 and 72 years, respectively. “The calendar is really such a wonderful project,” says Staci Rosenberg, director of marketing at Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences. “The residents are thrilled to be selected as ‘calendar guys’ or ‘calendar girls’ and they can’t wait to have their families see their beautiful portraits. But, more than the pictures, it is the advice they impart as a by-product of their life experiences that makes the calendar a treasure.”

KAA Chag HaSmicha Celebrates Ordination Of 23 New Rabbis

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 vid Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in BensonAward; and Mitchell Shapiro, Rachel Imeinu Activist Award. By Fern esq., Sidman

hurst, Brooklyn. Founded more than 20 years ago by Rav Yaakov Twenty-three new rabbis were recently ordained Spivak, the Monsey-based rabbinical seminary has On October 2, Zicharon, an organization that assists people on issues relating to demenat the 8th Chag HaSmicha of Kollel Ayshel Avraham graduated hundreds of rabbis who have gone on to tia, hosted an informative evening in Menorah Hall featuring renowned dementia experts serve Klal Yisrael a multitude of capacities. during a special ceremonywith andmuch-needed dinner at King Da- and who provided the audience advice information on in dealing with this In his opening remarks, disease. Among the speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Dr. Gary Kennedy, chief of GeRabbi Yechiel Malik said: riatric Psychiatry at Monteore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice president of “Each of these new musmacaregiver services of the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association. chim will go on to serve their people in the chaplaincy; they will work in hospitals, prisons, and centers for troubled youth. They will also assume roles as pulpit rabbis in shuls, as rebbeim, as dayanim, and chazzanim.” Rabbi Yechiel Malik is the director of the Orthodox Jewish Division of the NYS Chaplain Task Force, the rav of Congregation Ahavas Achim Lvov in Boro Park, and a respected member of the Igud HaRabbanim/Rabbinical Alliance

of America, who has expended much effort in the training of chaplains. Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Igud executive vice president, who also serves as president of the Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) of Staten Island, was the evening’s toastmaster and introduced the evening’s speakers: Rabbi Spivak, the rosh kollel; Rabbi Yaakov Klass, Torah editor at The Jewish Press, rabbi of Congregation Bnei Matisyahu of Brooklyn, and Shoel u’Meishiv of the kollel; Rabbi Shmaryahu Shulman, honorary president of the Igud, associate justice of the Igud Beis Din, and a faculty member of the kollel; and Rabbi Avraham Amar, rabbi of the King David Center and Igud vice president, who received a special citation for his 26 years of service to the rabbinate and chaplaincy at King David (formerly Sephardic Home) Center. In an expression of hakaras hatov, Rabbi Mirocznik presented a citation of honor to the Reverend Marcos A. Miranda, founder and president of the New York Chaplaincy Services and commanding officer of the NYS Chaplain Task Force. He is also the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Chaplains Lodge 777.

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Community Currents Preschoolers Over 400 community members, rabbanim, leaders, in the Rambam and parents joined together to celebrate the inauguraDay School tion of the newofBeis Chinuch Harov Dessler/Hebrew Savannah, Academy ofGeorCleveland’s Oakwood Campus last week. giaStudents learn about participated in a siyum on all of Shisha the Aleph Bais Sidrei Mishna in memory of the 1.5 million children and their names.

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

who perished in the Holocaust. The Hebrew Academy purchased the historic 92acre Oakwood property, including a country club, gym, tennis courts and grounds, in 2015 and has retrofitted the country club into the home of the Yeshiva High School and Kollel Ateres Nachum Zev. A capital campaign is underway to continue expansion on the property.

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.

KASHRUS Magazine, a Brooklyn-based periodical, has chosen Rabbi Catriel Blum of the CORKashruth Council of Canada (Toronto) as its 6th annual “Mashgiach of the Year,” which came with a reward of $1,000. The presentation was made on November 16 at Kosherfest, the world’s largest trade show for the kosher industry. Rabbi Blum has worked for the COR for 15 years as a “route mashgiach,” supervising 12 establishments.

Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti Ketanafounder Torah Vodaas recently held a Yechezkel zemiros program on Erev Shabbos to Evelyn instill a love for Shabbos in its students. Rabbi Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and andYeshiva Evelyn Haies, and president Haies. of RCRF.

Job Link Helps Get People On Their Feet Honorees pose hired!” behind the Mother’s Day cake donated by Pressers Bakery Avenue M. (L-R) unique goals and locate relevant job opportunities. “You’re mayJewish be the sweetest-sounding, Mark Langfan, Breaking the Silence Award; Rabbi Rahel Imeinu Community Chessed In addition, Job Link helps employers fill job openburden-freeing two-and-a-half words in the Yechezkel English Pikus, Award; Evelyn Haies, Fran and Stephen Epstein Actualist Award; Esther Lamm, Young Leadership ings by connecting them with suitable candidates. language. They can mark the beginning one’s Award. Award; and Mitchell Shapiro, esq., Rachel ImeinuofActivist

Job Link assists individuals with a variety of journey towards an enjoyable and lucrative career – from a fresh start in a new industry to a step up the professional matters, many of which can precede It helps prospective employcorporate ladder. They canan signify the acquisition of actual On October 2, Zicharon, organization that assists peoplejob on placement. issues relating to demenees buildrenowned proper resumes, assisting a hosted buddingannew talent or evening an accomplished dynamo tia, informative in Menorah Hall featuring dementia expertsin the creation/ revision of content and structure. Other services inready to leadthe hisaudience troops. with much-needed advice and who provided information on dealing with this clude Dr. interview preparation and job-related ForAmong over 20the years, Job Link, a project of Chicadisease. speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky; Gary Kennedy, chief of general Geinquiries, such as how negotiate go Chesed Fund,athas provided a platform for both riatric Psychiatry Monte ore Medical Center; and Matt Kudish, senior vice to president of a salary or the caregiver services the NY Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s proper wayAssociation. to address a particular office-related isjob-seekers and of employers to receive work-related assistance. One-on-one meetings with prospective sue. Job Link has assisted many individuals proemployees allow Job Link to identify each client’s

vide financial stability for their families by finding them employment in such fields as accounting, teaching, real estate, graphic design, and pharmaceuticals. “Some of the job placements we’ve handled have been truly inspirational,” said Ita Garsek, a coordinator at Job Link. “We’ve seen job orders filled within a day by an individual seeking that exact job! It’s always nice when we are able to place someone. It’s a really good feeling.” To learn more about Job Link, visit joblinkchicago.org, email info@joblinkchicago.org or call 773866-1111.

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Community Currents Preschoolers Five hundred Jews from all walks of life gathin the ered forRambam a challah bake at Temple Israel in White Day of month as part of The Shabbat PlainsSchool earlier this Savannah, Project. TheGeordoughs went to clients of UJA-Federagia learn about tion-supported agencies. the Aleph Bais and their names.

HAFTR Lower School students ushered in Thanksgiving with grade-wide feasts, putting their math and English language skills to good use in preparing the recipes. Earlier in the week, 4th grade students toured the Lower East Side, visiting the Eldrige Street Synagogue and Rav Moshe Feinstein’s yeshiva, among other places.

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.

On Sunday, October 13, the Yeshiva of Central Last week, the newly-appointed Israeli Consul Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday General in New York, Hon. Dani Dayan, Learnvisited ing Program. with elected officials and business and community

leaders at Wagner College on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. The tour of Staten Island was arranged by the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island headed by Mendy Mirocznik, president, and Scott Maurer, CEO. The evening culminated in a black tie VIP reception at Wagner College. The host committee consisted of Rabbi Michael Miller, chief executive officer and executive vice-president of JCRC-NY; Richard Guarasci, Wagner College president; Romi and Melvine Cohn; Mordecai and Haline Schwartz; Marc Lebovics; Stephen Greenwald; Charles DeStefano, Esq.; Paul Forster, Esq.; Charlie Greinsky; Scott Maurer; Prof. Lori R. Weintrob; Brian Laline, executive editor of the Staten Island Advance; Melissa Rabinovich, executive editor, NY-1; and Marjorie Steinberg, Esq.

Events at CHAZAQ during November includHarper Ulmer ed a talk by Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky to teens in its after-school programs and a visit by Rav Shimon Baadani, member of the Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah Keynote Speaker Rabbi Jonathan Rietti in Israel.  The ravfounder addressed kollel Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn and Evelyn Haies, andmembers presidentof the Haies. of RCRF. and students of the Tiferetz Tzion high school.   Scott Maurer, CEO and executive vice-president, COJO-SI; Joe Torres, Staten Island Economic and Development Corporation; Consul General Dani Dayan; Gina Gutman, Staten Island Economic and Development Corporation; Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon; and Mendy Mirocznik, president, COJO-SI.

Ezra Kanerfogel, Nussen Nagel, and Shmuel

Honorees pose behind the Jewish Mother’s Day cake donatedSilver. 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. speakers were Rabbi Eliezer Top two Among photos: the Rabbi Orlofsky addressing teens.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. (L-R) R’ Shmuel Elishayev, Rav Shimon Ba’adani, Matt Kudish R’ Yisraeli, and R’ Ilan Meirov. Dr.Yitzchak Gary Kenneday

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At the Lubavticher Rebbe’s Ohel at the end of the International Shluchim Conference.

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