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Community Currents Responding to two recent swastika incidents in Sheepshead Bay and a mid-February anti-Semitic outPreschoolers burst a Brooklyn College Faculty Council meeting, Democratic District Leaders Ari Kagan and Margarita in theatRambam Kagan, and Davidzon Radio 620 AM, held a rally Sunday morning to focus attention on the growing number Day School of of anti-Semitic and hate incidents in New York City. Savannah, GeorgiaLocal learnelected about officials including Public Advocate Letitia James, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Councilman Mark Treyger, 46th Assembly District Leader Mark Davidovich, Counthe Aleph Bais cilman Chaim Deutsch, and Deputy Mayor of Haifa Israel Yulia Shtraim addressed the over 400 people, inand their names. cluding Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans, gathered in front of Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park’s headstones and eternal light.

On Sunday, October theJersey Yeshiva of Central Five New York and 13, New Jewish Day Queens kicked off its Parent-Child Sunday Schools are currently implementing LooksteinLearnVirtuing Program. al Jewish Academy’s (LVJA) courses to connect mid-

dle and high school students to substantive Jewish learning beyond the classroom walls. With LVJA, these schools aim to differentiate and individualize instruction, offer a greatly expanded Judaic studies course catalog, and allocate resources responsibly. The five schools currently on board are Magen David Yeshivah High School (Brooklyn, New York), Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (Livingston, New Jersey), Westchester Day School (Mamaroneck, New York), Yavneh Academy (Paramus, New Jersey), and Yeshivat Noam (Paramus, New Jersey). 

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.

District Leader Ari Kagan and Assemblyman Dov Hikind listening as Public Advocate Letitia James addresses the rally.

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

The HAFTR Middle School Girls’ Lady Hawks recently won a championship game against North Shore. The school’s newly formed 6th grade girls basketball team also brought home a championship trophy.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, Chaim Deutsch, and Evelyn Haies.

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 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 Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani standing on the roof of the King David Hotel, admiring the magnificent view of Jerusalem, with Sheldon Ritz, AGM and Head of Delegations. On Sunday night Giuliani was the guest of honor at a gala dinner hosted by the World Jewish Congress. During his visit, the former mayor was scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Matt Kudish Netanyahu, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, State Attorney Shai Nitzan, and Attorney General Avihay Mandelblitt. (Photo credit: Zalman Umlas) Dr. Gary Kenneday

Rabbi Menachem Horowitz of Chayim Aruchim community@jewishpress.com. speaking at the social hall of K’hal Adath Jeshurun in Washington Heights. The lecture was organized by the Senior Social Clubs of KAJ.

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