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Primary Echoing Splits Among Democrats Engel-Bowman race drawing attention of pro-Israel activists; with Lowey stepping down, some fret loss of allies. On Sunday, June 7, more than 100 members of the Crown Heights Chabad community march for racial justice along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. M O G E L B E R

Orthodox Progressives Finding Their Voices on Racial Justice Defying trends, mothers and others pull off three demonstrations to protest the George Floyd killing; more actions in the works. Eli Reiter Special to The Jewish Week

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t started, like much activism these days, on an internet group chat. But these weren’t your stereotypical social-justice-type Jews. Miriam Levy-Haim, Maayan Zik and more than a dozen other residents of the Orthodox community of Crown Heights were looking to organize a solidarity rally with their non-Jewish neighbors of color to show support for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in police custody. It was a group chat

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of like-minded progressive, observant and formerly observant Jews who shared articles, Twitter screenshots and memes. Ilana Spencer, a group member and organizer, said she hoped such a rally would “normalize being a social-justice activist by being a visibly frum [observant] person.” After all, much of the Orthodox community is politically conservative and not often part of larger, liberal Jewish coalitions with African Americans on issues like race and other issues of social injustice. “This is something to do as a

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ro-Israel stalwart Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx, Westchester) is facing a surprisingly stiff challenge heading into next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, in a race that echoes many of the tensions between old-guard Democrats and the party’s emergent progressive wing.

Pro-Israel stalwart Eliot Engel, right, is in fight of his political life against challenger Jamaal Bowman. G E T T Y I M A G E S / B R A N D N E W C O N G R E S S . O R G And while Israel has not been central to the campaigns of Engel or his challenger — education activist and middle-school principal Jamaal Bowman — the race has drawn the attention of pro-Israel activists. Engel, a 16-term moderate Democrat and chairman of the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee, is a leading pro-Israel voice in Congress who voted against the Iran nuclear deal in 2015. He is 73 and has been in office since 1989. Bowman, 43, has said that he would condition U.S. aid to Israel and “make sure that the rights and dignity of both the Israeli and

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A Big Dill When It Comes to Cavities

The probiotics in pickles can prevent cavities, an IsraeliChinese research team has found. WI KI M EDIA COM MON S

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octors will tell you that the pastrami sandwich from the Jewish deli isn’t good for your sodium count, but is the side order of a dill pickle good for your teeth? Maybe, says Ariel Kushmaro — but don’t invest your savings in pickle stocks. Kushmaro, a microbiologist at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, was part of a research team — his colleagues were based at Sichuan University in China — that investigated the cavity-preventing properties of some of the bacteria in pickled items. Their report, “Inhibition of Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Formation and Virulence by Lactobacillus plantarum K41 Isolated From Traditional Sichuan Pickles,” published in a recent issue of the Frontiers in Microbiology journal, concluded that probiotics in pickled fruits and vegetables “reduced the incidence and severity of cavities quite significantly.”

Residents of China already knew that pickled goods, rich in vitamins, were good for the digestive system, said Kushmaro, who acted as a consultant on the research carried out in China. His fellow researchers decided to see if the probiotics, healthful live bacteria and yeast, would be effective against the oral bacteria that causes cavities. “It’s not the pickles themselves,” he cautioned in a phone interview. The laboratory research was conducted on rats. “No human studies — not yet.” The research team, led by Qun Sun of Sichuan University, tested 54 strains of bacteria isolated from pickled cabbage, which is popular in Sichuan. The research featured 14 types of Sichuan pickles — various vegetables or fruits that have been fermented by the pickling process with salt and brine — from southwest China. After the researchers infected two groups of rats with a dose of cavity-causing bacteria designed to significantly speed tooth decay and monitored them for 35 days, the group that received probiotics from pickles had 20-30 percent fewer cavities. The son of a father from Romania and a mother from Turkey, he does pickling at home with his wife. He uses cucumbers, the Jewish pickled object of choice. Would Kushmaro urge people to do their own pickling? Yes, he said. “But do it for culinary, not scientific reasons.” Steve Lipman

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stute viewers could find plenty of signs during the recent “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament that one leading contestant had some Jewish bona fides. There was the fact that Meggie Kwait teaches at Beit Rabban Day School, a Jewish school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. There was her covered hair, rare among game-show contestants but more common among observant Jewish women. And then there was her bet for the final question on a day when she was so far ahead she couldn’t lose. “Yes, I wagered $18,” Kwait told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “That was when all the Jews realized I was Jewish.” Kwait, a humanities teacher who trained as a musician and spent some time in rabbinical school before landing in the classroom, was one of 14 contestants during the trivia show’s two-week tournament just for educators; the contest was a gesture of honor toward them, a producer told the participants. She won two rounds to make it into the two-game final, where finished second to a music teacher from Michigan. The experience netted her $50,000 in prize money, bragging rights and, she says, new friends she anticipates keeping for life. Kwait, who called herself a generalist, said was never a big “Jeopardy!” watcher or fan, though her my spouse is. The two watched a “Jeopardy!”

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collection on Netflix. “After a while he looked at me and said you’re really good, you should try out. So I registered, took the test online, was invited to audition in Boston, sat in the pool for 18 months, and then they asked me to come on the Teachers Tournament.” “Jeopardy!” viewers gave Kwait “a lot of positive feedback.” But she admits that there was some political blowback for her “expressive” facial reaction to “Magic Mike Pompeo.” (Kwait correctly offered that answer to the clue “2012 male stripper cinematic saga that went on to be our 70th Secretary of State.”). “I was happy I got it right — but then I visualized it. I really think I would have had the same reaction about, like, John Kerry.” For her employer, her “Jeopardy!” appearance was a big moment. Several teachers told Kwait that “it was incredible to hear me say Beit Rabban, the day school’s name, on the second day of the finals.” Philissa Cramer/JTA

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sraeli teen pop star Noa Kirel has signed a recording deal with Atlantic Records, a major U.S. record label. The deal, which was inked last week, is the largest and most comprehensive ever signed Noa Kirel at the MTV by an Israeli artist, Europe Music Awards last year in Seville, Channel 12 reported. The agreement was Spain. EU ROPA P R ESS ENTERsome two years in the TAI N M ENT/EU ROPA P R ESS VIA works and includes GET T Y I MAGES management, public relations, marketing, strategy and production worth millions of dollars. Kirel is reportedly planning to develop English-language material in the coming year, including video clips, which will be distributed globally by Atlantic. Kirel released a new single, “Million Dollar,” on YouTube last week. The clip has racked up over 1.1 million views. Atlantic represents leading contemporary artists including Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Coldplay, David Guetta, Jack Harlow and Ed Sheeran, and in the past hosted legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Led Zeppelin. Kirel became a viral hit on YouTube in 2015 and has gone on to star in Israeli movies and television series. Kirel joined the Israeli Defense Forces in February and serves in the orchestra corps, which performs in parades, official military and state ceremonies, graduation courses and to entertain troops. The IDF has had to establish special guidelines in dealing with the star, including forbidding fellow soldiers from taking selfies with her or photographing her on the base, Channel 12 reported. Kirel sparked a controversy last month by appearing in an ad for the Yes satellite TV provider in which she plays a U.S. soldier singing an adapted version of the Vietnam-era anti-war song “Let the Sunshine In” from the musical “Hair.” The ad irked senior IDF officials, but Kirel apparently received permission to appear in the ad from the army. The staffer who issued the permission did not understand the script, however, Channel 12 reported. Also last month, Kirel appeared in an Independence Day performance with IDF dancers. It caused the IDF’s Manpower Directorate head Moti Almoz to order the nixing of the position of military dancers after apparently learning about them for the first time when the clip of Kirel caused a stir. The Times of Israel Staff

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As Some Synagogues Reopen, a Mix of Emotions

Strict precautions in place as worshippers balance joy and anxiety.

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here was a mixture of “ecstasy” and anxiety as many Orthodox synagogues here — along with a handful of Conservative congregations — began reopening over the last three weeks. But the services are generally shorter and out of doors, there are no lengthy sermons, no kiddush, congregants must bring their own prayer books, tallit and tefillin — and they must wear masks New York at all times. “And here’s the most shocking thing — no one is talking during the service,” said Charles Gross of Congregation Ohab Zedek, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on the Upper West Side. “I’m sure the rabbi is thinking, ‘How can I keep this up after the pandemic?’” But, he insisted, “we are all happy to be back in shul.” For now, while New York City is still in Phase One of reopening, congregants are gathering in an outdoor space that holds room for 10 worshippers, the maximum allowed, situated 10 feet apart. (When it rains, they daven in the sanctuary, as they do for the Shabbat.) Throughout the region, with New York State recording the lowest daily death and hospitalization rates since the pandemic hit, observant Jews have been gathering for socially distanced backyard minyans, this time with the blessing of their local rabbis. Synagogue parking lots are hosting services with chairs spread a requisite six feet apart. When they do move indoors, there are a host of restrictions. The need for precautions was made clear at Ohab Zedek when “one of congregants was diagnosed with the Covid virus” after he had attended one of the services, Gross recalled. Gross said that upon hearing the news, he ran out and got tested for

A recent service at the Hampton Synagogue. Congregants must first register online for the specific Shabbat service they want to attend and state whether they’ve had either the Covid-19 or antibody test. COU RTESY OF HAM PTON SYNAGOGU E

the virus. He tested negative. “I think the precautions we are taking are working,” Gross said. “The services are held outside and the chance of the virus spreading is very minute. … We are all happy to be back in shul, but it is important that we are all taking the proper precautions. Pekuach nefesh [saving a life] is very important.” Ohab Zedek’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Allen Schwartz, said the person who tested positive has had no symptoms and that at the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “we washed everything down and everyone was informed.” Despite the scare, Rabbi Schwartz said there was a sense of “ecstasy” in getting back to in-person prayer.

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ister online for the specific Shabbat service. They must also state how they are feeling and if they have had either the Covid-19 test or the antibody test. If they have had neither, they are not admitted. Congregants must come in through the same entrance and have their temperature checked. Everyone must then wash their hands for a full 20 seconds. A security guard is posted at the entrance to ensure that everyone complies. Everyone must wear a mask at all times and stay a minimum of six feet from others. Those who arrive without having pre-registered must provide their name and phone number before being admitted so that a contact tracer can call later in case of exposure. “Our medical team decided to go above and beyond the state guidelines to make the congregation feel even more secure and comfortable,” explained Rabbi Marc Schneier. The congregation held its first services since

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54 Layoffs at UJA-Fed; CEO Foregoes Pay Charity projects ‘significant drop’ in fundraising.

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in New York City figures out how to navigate the fiscal crisis. In total, 54 employees are losing their jobs and no open positions will be filled, the organization announced last week. The cuts amount to a 12 percent reduction in the size of the staff. The cuts, which Goldstein announced in a note to staff, came as a result of a projected drop in donations and revenue in the coming fiscal year. “We expect our major donors to continue generously supporting our work — at a time when our mission has never been more urgent,” he wrote. “However, given the current

environment, we nonetheless project a significant drop in FY’21 fundraising (and potentially beyond), particularly because it will be many months before we expect to resume large inperson events and missions — critical drivers of our annual revenue.” Goldstein, who joined the organization as CEO in 2014, earned a salary of $546,000, with his total compensation coming to $884,000 in 2018, the last fiscal year for which tax filings are available. In addition to Goldstein’s decision to forgo a salary, senior executives at the federation will take pay cuts of 10 percent, while other higher-paid members of

the staff and management teams will have their pay reduced by 3-5 percent. The cuts come as federations across the country struggle amid the pandemic and its financial consequences. Jewish Federations of North America, an umbrella organization working with nearly 150 local federations, announced layoffs of its own last month, and its CEO said he was taking a 10 percent pay cut. UJA-Federation of New York raises funds to support Jewish causes and organizations primarily across New York City. The organization disbursed over $166 million in 2019. n


High Stakes as Annexation Decision Looms Israel could assert sovereignty over parts of the West Bank on July 1. Here’s what you need to know. Gabe Friedman JTA

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hile the world has had its attention fixed on the George Floyd protests and the ongoing threat of Covid-19, a political development with monumental implications has been brewing in the Middle East: Israel’s potential annexation of parts of the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised his supporters during multiple election campaigns last year that he would make areas outside of the country’s borders part of the state. Israel Now his chance is fast approaching. The terms of a government coalition deal he struck with political rival Benny Gantz allow Netanyahu to put annexation to a government vote as early as July 1. The pair reportedly differ over details, but the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is trying to broker an agreement. What happens with annexation has potentially steep stakes for Israel’s relationship with the United States, with its allies in Europe and beyond, and with American Jews. Some of the country’s fiercest supporters oppose

Netanyahu’s annexation push. The opposition and other factors complicate the chances of annexation happening on July 1, but the possibility remains on the table. So here’s what you need to know before that important date.

What could happen July 1

Netanyahu, who has opposed a Palestinian state during

Giant posters on buildings in Jerusalem feature photos of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, beneath slogans supporting West Bank annexation and opposing a Palestinian state. AH MAD GHAR BALI/AF P VIA GET T Y I MAGES

most of his career, sees annexation as a way to safeguard Israel’s control over parts of the West Bank, which much T:8.75” of the Israeli right views as Israel’s historical heartland. Annexation has also been a key demand of Netanyahu’s base, so he would see this as a major political victory. If the prime minister had his way, he would immediately try to annex the land that Israel was allotted under the Trump administration’s Middle East peace proposal in January — approximately 30 percent of the West

Bank, including the Jordan Valley. He could put the idea up for a vote either in parliament or his own Cabinet, according to the coalition agreement. But he may be starting small. According to a Times of Israel report, Netanyahu currently plans to annex just a small portion of West Bank territory on July 1 — namely the land occupied by over 100 Jewish settlements. The rest could come later, but the limited approach for now reportedly stems from the fact that a U.S.-Israeli team is still determining the exact lines of territory described in the peace deal. (The Palestinians have been unequivocal in their rejection of the plan.) The mapping process and the time it takes could be up to Jared Kushner, Trump’s point person on the entire Middle East project. While Friedman pushed early on for annexation to happen as quickly as possible — the ambassador is an outspoken supporter of the settlements and has close ties to them — Kushner has been more hesitant. An Israeli TV station reported last week that the U.S. administration, caught up in handling the George Floyd protests and the coronavirus pandemic, wants to “greatly slow the process” of annexation, although Friedman’s intervention suggests continued interest in making it happen.

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Who supports annexation

The right wing of Israeli politics is a major backer. That includes even Netanyahu’s other bitter rival, Avigdor Lieberman, the hawkish head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party. So does the Trump administration, which authored the peace plan that essentially gave Netanyahu the green light for annexation. The administration’s supporters, including many evangelical Christians who have a religious interest

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than ever. Our team has made more calls to simply check in and see how people are doing over the past three months than we did in the previous three years. Relationships cannot only be about raising money. During a time of unique human need, our need to act in uniquely human ways only increases. Throughout the pandemic we h a v e b e e n o rganizing and implementing virtual gatherings, bringing together donors from around the country to hear from Hadassah doctors, nurses, researchers and other experts. In the past few weeks we’ve expanded that idea to creating special, personalized videos for our top supporters. We feature greetings from doctors, nurses and top leaders of our hospitals in Jerusalem, working hard to ensure that these special greetings are delivered by someone who has a close relationship with a major donor. Ordinarily, when someone gives a naming gift to Hadassah hospital, they have the opportunity to visit Israel for a live dedication event. We’ve begun hosting those kinds of events via Zoom. While it’s not quite the same, during a time like this it’s a good substitute that has had some unanticipated benefits. When a family recently made a special donation in honor of their mother’s 90th birthday, naming a nursing station in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower on our Ein Kerem campus, a Zoom dedication included her family, guests and greetings from nurses and Hadassah staff in Israel. Even with thousands of miles separating our U.S. donors

and partners in Israel, we were able to create an emotionally compelling program and a birthday celebration that this family will never forget. While video conferencing tools are not quite the same as sitting with a donor or prospect in their own space, the technology can help organizations save on the two most precious resources they have — time and money. While it’s too early for us to know for sure just how effective our virtual programming has been — it can take months or even years for a major gift to develop — even if the virtual programming is only 85 percent as effective in terms of money raised, it may be a net positive because of the resources saved. One unifying outcome of this pandemic, when literally everyone has been at risk, has been an overall humanizing effect on the way we approach our work, our donors and our colleagues. We’ve invested a great deal of time simply checking on each other, making sure that our friends and partners have the resources they need and the support they want. Will this be a permanent effect? It’s hard to say for sure. Perhaps fundraising needs to shift and become as much about the very human connections we make while still respecting setting goals and reviewing performance metrics. This has been a once-in-a-century reminder of how fragile life is and how connected we truly are. We must not forget this lesson. Personally, I plan to bring into my work — now and in the future — the same kind of mindfulness we’ve been utilizing the past few months. As a manager and a fundraiser, I hope to better balance both aspects of our critical mission in nonprofit development. ■

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• Mazel Tov for creating weekly webinars to keep family members informed. • Mazel Tov for hosting 200 FaceTime visits a week for residents and their loved ones. • Mazel Tov for creating a state-of-the-art COVID testing center to test all staff twice a week.

• Mazel Tov for providing superior care and compassion to residents at such a crucial time.

For over a century, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale continues to be a pioneer in long term care. Their Jewish roots guide their commitment to every resident, and drive their mission forward. It’s why they’re at the forefront of implementing best-in-class safety measures, and leading the way, safely. To learn more, go to riverspringhealth.org/safety

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the pandemic on Shavuot three weeks ago with a minyan of 10. It increased the number to 50 when Long Island entered Phase Two of the state’s reopening scenario last week, which allows occupancy of 25 percent of the maximum. The rabbi said he can increase that number up to 250 in Phase Two but that he wants to increase it slowly in stages. “We have the ability to open all sides of our building so that it becomes an outdoor facility” with a roof, Rabbi Schneier said.

event the congregant contracts Covid-19. The synagogue is holding services inside on Shabbat and outdoors on weekdays in its rear parking lot. There are no restroom facilities when services are held outside. Only one worshipper may use a restroom stall before it is cleaned. Thus far, the service has been open to men only, but Stuart Austin, a board member, said they hope to reopen the women’s section this Shabbat. He noted that the Torah reader made all the ceremonial blessings to keep congregants from gathering at the lectern. At the Hampton Synagogue, Adam Weinstein noted that congregants who are called to recite such blessings “stand at their seats and re-

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Nevertheless, with the CDC reporting risks to older adults and people with underlying health issues, many congregants have opted to remain home rather than attend services. Avi Goldberg, president of the Young Israel of Great Neck, L.I., said about 60 percent of members who responded to a survey said “they would sit it out awhile.” He estimated that 20 percent of his congregants are over the age of 65. “We are telling those over 65 or who have chronic health problems not to come,” he said. The rabbi of one Orthodox congregation who is himself over the age of 65 said he has told his congregants not to expect him at his reopened synagogue. “They are expecting a second wave and then a third wave, each one more virulent than the other,” he explained. “In the 1918 flu, [20 million to 50 million] people were killed and the deaths didn’t stop until the virus mutated into a less virulent form. … I understand the pressure to return, but ….” At the Young Israel of Long Beach (L.I.), those wishing to attend a minyan must register in advance, complete a health form and sign a release to protect the synagogue from being sued in the

cite the blessing without approaching the Torah.” Kiddush, the social collation that usually follows services, has been eliminated on Shabbat. But as congregants left the Hampton Synagogue, Weinstein said “someone wearing a mask and gloves handed everyone individually wrapped packages from the Beach Bakery. One week they handed out a piece of cheese cake, the next a chocolate blintz, and the following Shabbat there was a chocolate chip cookie.” Among the Conservative synagogues reopening is the Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, L.I., which will be holding its third Shabbat service this weekend. Joel Levenson, its associate rabbi, said everyone must register in advance and that it would be capping the number of attendees at 45 this week. It restricted the number to 20 last week and 10 the prior week. The maximum under phase two will be 60. Everyone entering will have his or her temperature checked and those who have not pre-registered will be denied admission, he said. But unlike the Orthodox services, Rabbi Levenson said these are complete services that run about two-and-half hours and include a sermon. ■


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‫‪A Historic Plea from‬‬ ‫‪Boro Park Rabbanim‬‬ ‫‪TRANSLATION‬‬

‫קריאה נרגשת לנגידים בעם‬

‫‪A PASSIONATE CALL‬‬ ‫‪to the Prosperous in Our Community‬‬

‫ער"ח ניסן‪ ,‬החודש אשר ישועות בו מקיפות‪ ,‬תש"פ לפ"ק‬ ‫מע"כ אחינו נגידים בעם‪ ,‬עמודי התווך ונדיבי לב‪ ,‬אשר בירך ה' חילם‪ ,‬הע"י‬

‫‪In the month of Nisan 5780‬‬

‫עת צרה היא ליעקב‬

‫‪Honorable brothers and sisters, pillars of our community who were‬‬ ‫‪blessed by Hashem with good fortune.‬‬

‫מצב הקשה השורר בימים אלו הוא למותר לבאר‪ ,‬ולעת כזאת עת המצור והמצוק‪,‬‬ ‫אשר אין שום אפשרות לקבץ נדבות בעם ולערוך מגביות כבימים ימימה‪ ,‬ופרוטה‬ ‫פרוטה מצטרפות‪ ,‬ומה גם שרבים שבעבר השתתפו בעין יפה במגביות קמחא‬ ‫דפסחא סובלים בעצמם הפסדים נוראים‪ ,‬ורבים מן הנותנים בעבר נהפכו בין לילה‬ ‫למקבלים‪.‬‬ ‫על כן אנו פונים בפניה נרגשת לגבירים ונדיבים בעם‪ ,‬אנא בואו לעזרת אחיכם הנאנחים‬ ‫ונאנקים‪ ,‬פתחו לבבכם וידיכם ביד רחבה‪ ,‬ובפרט הכסף המופרש מכבר ומוחזק בקרנות‬ ‫צדקה פרטיים (‪ ,)Private Foundation‬אשר חוק הממשלה מחייב למסור לצדקה‬ ‫בכל שנה אחוז קטן בלבד‪ ,‬והשאר מונח בקרנות לנדב לעת מצוא‪ ,‬הנה עכשיו הגיע‬ ‫הזמן לפתוח בית הגנזים ולמסרם לעניי עירינו‪ ,‬ולהוסיף על הנתינות השנתיות לקופות‬ ‫הצדקה השונות ולמגביות קמחא דפסחא ולאחר החג‪ ,‬ולהשתדל עכ"פ עד חומש מן‬ ‫הקרנות‪ ,‬שהוא ‪ 20‬אחוז‪ .‬והלא לפי האמת‪ ,‬הדין של אל יבזבז יותר מחומש נאמר על‬ ‫חומש הנכסים‪ ,‬ולא חומש הקרנות‪ .‬הענין היא שכל אחד יוסף חיל לצדקה לאלו שהיא‬ ‫רגיל בהם וכל אחד להמוסדות ולאירגוני החסד שהיא קרב להם‪.‬‬

‫‪IT IS A TIME OF TROUBLE FOR HOUSE OF JACOB.‬‬ ‫‪It is unnecessary to elaborate on the present situation. There is almost nobody in our‬‬ ‫‪community who has not been affected by the terrible situation; some are affected‬‬ ‫‪financially and others physically. Presently there is no possibility of raising charity funds‬‬ ‫‪has in the past. Many who in the past participated generously are presently suffering‬‬ ‫‪terrible losses, some even have unfortunately turned from givers into takers.‬‬

‫‪Presently there is no possibility of raising charity funds has in the past.‬‬ ‫‪Many who in the past participated generously are presently suffering terrible losses, some‬‬ ‫‪even have unfortunately turned from givers into takers.‬‬ ‫‪Therefore, we implore those who are prosperous in our community; please come to‬‬ ‫‪the aid your brothers and sisters who cry out from the depths of despair. Open up‬‬ ‫‪your hearts with a wide helping hand, especially with charity funds that have been‬‬ ‫‪previously set aside in charity foundations. Even though the law requires that only‬‬ ‫‪a small percentage of foundation funds must be distributed yearly, while the rest of‬‬ ‫‪the funds can legally be held for future charitable causes, we now implore you to‬‬ ‫‪grow your annual overall charitable giving to your various charitable causes such‬‬ ‫‪as Passover and post Passover appeals, by 20 percent. Keeping in mind that halacha‬‬ ‫‪actually requires that those who are charitable should give up to one-fifth of one’s‬‬ ‫‪entire wealth, not just of funds that are already in a charitable account. Our aim‬‬ ‫‪is that each one of you should increase their charitable giving to those benevolent‬‬ ‫‪institutions who are close to your heart and regularly gain from your generosity.‬‬

‫לכו בעקבותיהם של נקדימון בן גוריון ובן כלבא שבוע ובן ציצית הכסת שפתחו‬ ‫לבם ואוצרותיהם להזין את בני ירושלים עד עבור המצור‪ ,‬ובכך למנוע חורבן בית‬ ‫המקדש כדאיתא בגיטין (נו‪ ,‬א)‪ .‬ובזכות הצדקה המצלת מן המות יאמר למשחית‬ ‫הרף‪ ,‬וימנע המשחית מלבוא אל בתיכם‪ ,‬והקב"ה ירחם עלינו ועל פלטיתינו‪ ,‬וימנע‬ ‫משחית ומגיפה מעלינו ומעל כל עמו בית ישראל‪ ,‬ויאמר לצרותינו די‪ ,‬וכימי צאתנו‬ ‫ממצרים אראנו נפלאות בב"א‪.‬‬

‫‪You should follow in the footsteps of Nakdimon ben Gurion, Ben Calba Sevua and Ben‬‬ ‫‪Tzitzis Hakesas who opened up their food storages to feed the hungry in during the siege‬‬ ‫‪of Yerushalayim to prevent the destruction of the Holy Temple as is related in the Talmud‬‬ ‫)‪(Gitin 56:a‬‬ ‫‪In the merit of Charity that protects from death, may Hashem have pity on us and our‬‬ ‫‪remnant and prevent the ravages of this plague from us all. And as the Prophet foretold:‬‬ ‫‪I will show him wondrous deeds ‘As in the days when You sallied forth from the land of‬‬ ‫‪Egypt’ speedily in our days Amen‬‬

‫חלק מהחתימות קבלנו על הטעלעפאן‪ ,‬והם על סדר הא"ב‬ ‫יתר חתימות יתפרסמו אי"ה על פי קבלתן‬ ‫אברהם חיים שטיינוווארצעל‬ ‫רב דקהל מטה אפרים‬ ‫וראש ישיבת שערי יושר‬

‫אברהם יהושע העשיל‬ ‫פריעדלענדער‬ ‫אבד"ק היבנוב‬

‫גבריאל ציננער‬

‫חיים מאיר האגער‬

‫אבד"ק נטעי גבריאל‬

‫בהה״צ מוויזניץ שליט״א‬

‫דוד ארי' עהרנפעלד‬

‫חיים מאיר האגער‬

‫בהה״צ מויזניץ שליט״א‬

‫יוסף ארנסטר‬

‫רב דקהל חסידי אלכסנדר‬

‫דוד דוב מייזליש‬

‫יהודא לייביש פראנד‬

‫יעקב ברוך לעדערייך‬

‫אבד"ק מאטערסדארף‬

‫אבד"ק קיט"ל סאטמאר‬

‫אבד"ק ראדאמסק‬

‫דומ״ץ בקהל מחזיקי הדת בעלזא‬

‫חיים אהרן פריעדמאן‬

‫יהושע רובין‬

‫אבד״ק היכל התפילה‬ ‫וראש ישיבת היכל התלמוד‬

‫חיים יעקב טויבער‬

‫יחזקאל רוטה‬

‫אשר עקשטיין‬

‫בנימין אייזענבערגער‬

‫יחזקאל הורוויץ‬

‫אבד"ק שטראסבורג‬

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‫משה פויגעל‬ ‫משה פריעדמאן‬

‫אבד"ק סיגוט‬

‫אבד"ק בריזדוביץ‬

‫מאיר יהוסף ראטענבערג‬ ‫אדמו״ר מקאסאן‬

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‫נחמן יחיאל מיכל שטיינמעץ‬ ‫דומ"ץ קהל תולדות יעקב יוסף‬ ‫דחסידי סקווירא בארא פארק‬

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Orthodox Pols Defy Mayor, Cut Chains Off Brooklyn Playground Escalating battle with de Blasio over reopening amid Covid-19. Shira Hanau JTA

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n the space of just 48 hours, Orthodox lawmakers in New York have gone from calling on the city’s mayor to open playgrounds, to threatening to open the parks themselves, to actually cutting the chains off a Brooklyn playground.

State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, City Councilman Kalman Yeger and State Sen. Simcha Felder joined local radio personality Heshy Tischler on Tuesday morning to cut the chains off a Brooklyn playground New York gate. The previous night, videos circulated on social

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City Councilman Kalman Yeger, left, State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and State Sen. Simcha Felder open up Kolbert Playground in Brooklyn on Tuesday. B EN JAM I N K ANTER media showing Tischler cutting the chains of a playground to cheers from a crowd of adults and children. Tuesday morning’s action was the latest in an evolving battle over the reopening of city playgrounds as Orthodox families face a long summer in crowded apartments without sleepaway camps for their children. While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has allowed local governments to open playgrounds as they see fit with the state moving toward reopening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has declined to open them, citing his fears that playgrounds could serve as vectors of disease as the city battles the coronavirus pandemic. The mayor’s decision set up a battle that quickly brewed into a war. The three Orthodox lawmakers headlined a protest Sunday calling on de Blasio to reopen the playgrounds. By Monday evening, Tischler had cut the chains on one playground and Felder issued a threat: If the mayor did not reverse his decision, he and his fellow Orthodox lawmakers would take matters into their own hands. By Tuesday morning, they did just that. At his daily media briefing, de Blasio was asked about Monday evening’s chain cuttings. “We’re not going to allow people to take the law into their own hands,” he said, though he was not asked and did not comment on the fact that elected officials had participated in the chain cutting themselves. Speaking by phone later Tuesday morning, Yeger told JTA that police officers arrived on the scene after the chains were removed and asked who had cut them. He cautioned the group against answering the question. “I think there’s enough going on in this city to keep police officers busy than what’s going on in a park,” Yeger said. No arrests were made. Several notable Republicans weighed in on Twitter Monday night with statements of support for Tischler and the protesters. “Bravo,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted. “Total double standard → New York’s mayor appears to be discriminating against Jewish funerals, schools, and playgrounds in enforcing his coronavirus shutdown,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House minority leader, posted. And this from Scott Walker, the former governor of Wisconsin: “I love it. Since it was a protest, it must be okay …” ■


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LEARN HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS AT HOME. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19? • The most common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include feeling achy, loss of taste or smell, headache, and diarrhea. • Most people with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will have mild or moderate symptoms and can get better on their own.

WHO IS MOST AT RISK FOR SERIOUS ILLNESS? • People age 50 or older (people age 65 or older are at the highest risk) • People who have other health conditions, such as: Lung disease Kidney disease Asthma Liver disease Heart disease Cancer Obesity A weakened immune system Diabetes

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I GET SICK WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS? If you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms, assume you have it. When you are sick: • If you have trouble breathing, pain or pressure in your chest, are confused or cannot stay awake, or have bluish lips or face, call 911 immediately. • Call your doctor if you are age 50 or older or have a health condition that puts you at increased risk, or if you do not feel better after three days. • Always contact a doctor or go to the hospital if you have severe symptoms of COVID-19 or another serious health issue. • Do not leave your home except to get necessary medical care or essential food or supplies (if someone cannot get them for you). • If you must leave your home: Avoid crowded places. Stay at least 6 feet from others. Cover your nose and mouth with a bandana, scarf or other face covering. Wash your hands before you go out, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer while outside. • Household members can go out for essential work and needs but should monitor their health closely.

If you or someone in your home is sick: • Create physical distance: Do not have visitors. Stay at least 6 feet from others.

Sleep head-to-toe if you share a bed with someone who is sick, or sleep on the couch. Keep people who are sick separate from those at risk for serious illness. • Cover up: Cover your nose and mouth with a bandana, scarf or other face covering when you are within 6 feet of others. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow. • Keep it clean: Throw tissues into the garbage immediately after use. Wash your hands often with soap for 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands. Frequently clean surfaces you touch, such as doorknobs, light switches, faucets, phones, keys and remote controls. Wash towels, sheets and clothes at the warmest possible setting with your usual detergent, and dry completely. Do not share eating utensils with others, and wash them after every use.

WHEN CAN I LEAVE MY HOME AFTER BEING SICK? • If you have been sick, stay home until: You are fever-free for three days without Tylenol or other medication and It has been at least seven days since your symptoms started and Your symptoms have improved • Reminder: New York is on PAUSE. This means that even if you have been sick, you should only leave your home for essential work or errands, or to exercise, while staying at least 6 feet from others.

NEED HELP?

• If you are having a medical emergency, call 911. • If you do not have a doctor but need one, call 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692). New York City provides care, regardless of immigration status, insurance status or ability to pay. • For more information, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus. The NYC Health Department may change recommendations as the situation evolves. 4.20

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Democrat and the highest-ranking African American in Congress) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, continued from page 1 Queens), who serves as the DemoPalestinian people are respected.” cratic Caucus chairman, putting Although they are not very him three steps away from becomfar apart on most issues, their ing the first African-American differences are being played out Speaker of the House. in endorsements. In addition, Engel has the enBowman, who is Africandorsements of the Congressional American, has won the endorseBlack Caucus and the Hispanic ment of progressives, including Congressional Caucus. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Also supporting him is for(D-Queens, Bronx) and the mer Democratic presidential Progressive Change Campaign candidate Hillary Clinton, House Committee, which backed ElizaSpeaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. beth Warren for president. Adam Schiff, head of the House In his campaign, Bowman has In race to fill seat of Nita Lowey, Intelligence Committee and a taken a page out of Ocasio-Cortez’s above, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading critic of President Donplaybook — she claimed that the backing progressive candidate ald Trump. Engel helped lead long-term Democratic congress- Mondaire Jones. GET T Y I MAGES the impeachment prosecution of man she unseated, Joseph Crowley, Trump. had spent so much of his time in Washington serving Yet Engel hurt himself earlier this month: At as a House leader that he lost touch with his constitu- a news conference on vandalism stemming from ents. Now, Bowman is making a similar claim about the George Floyd demonstrations, he was heard Engel — and a recent article in The Atlantic boosted on a hot microphone asking Bronx Borough that assertion when it wondered why Engel was not out President Ruben Diaz Jr. if he could speak. “If I campaigning in the district. didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care,” Engel is Engel’s district is approximately 45 percent white, heard saying. 33 percent African-American and 25 percent Hispanic. Critics insisted that the comment only reinforced Mark Mellman, CEO of the Democratic Majority Bowman’s claim that Engel lacked interest in his for Israel, a lobbying group that promotes pro-Israel own district, or perhaps the issue of racial justice. policies, pointed out that Engel “has been doing the But Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewjob for the district and during the pandemic he is not ish Democratic Council of America, said Engel’s supposed to be traveling around.” comment was taken out of context. Engel, meanwhile, has in recent days picked up “He was demonstrating humility,” she insisted. support of key establishment Democrats. They in- “That is authentic and endearing. He is a humble clude, significantly, Rep. Jim Clyburn (the No. 3 House person who can relate to his constituents and what

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he was saying is that he wouldn’t need to speak from a microphone but that his constituents needed to hear from him at that moment.”

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Losing Lowey

or pro-Israel activists, losing one of Israel’s staunchest champions in Congress would be bad enough. But the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Bronx, Westchester, Rockland), another outspoken supporter of Israel, could also be lost to an occasional critic of Israel. Mondaire Jones, a 32-year-old attorney, activist and political neophyte, is said to have the edge in Tuesday’s primary. There are seven other Democrats vying for Lowey’s seat, all of whom are supporters of Israel, according to Mellman. Jones, an African-American progressive, would be the first openly gay black man in Congress. He has won the endorsement of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ political action committee. He said he supports aid to Israel but hopes it is not used to annex any part of the West Bank, although he is not threatening to withdraw the money should it be used for that. And he said he supports the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — which Israel vehemently opposed — and if elected would seek to find a way to resurrect it. Jones in January was endorsed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whom he has described as his “role model.” He has raised more than $800,000, enough to mount a formidable campaign. Also on the ballot are Adam Schleifer, 38, a former federal prosecutor who was part of the prosecution of celebrity parents who bribed their kids’ way into prestigious universities; David Buchwald, 41, a state assemblyman who once interned with Lowey; Allison Fine, a former national chairwoman of NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League); and Evelyn Farkas, a former Department of Defense official. The dynamics of these races have caught the attention of Jewish activists on both sides of the Israel issue. Rabbi Avi Weiss, the founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, wrote an open letter to Bowman, asking why the candidate supports placing conditions on U.S. aid to the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and accused him of singling out Israel. “I am especially alarmed that at no time have you mentioned Palestinian violation of human rights — specifically, the Palestinian Authority’s policy of funding the families of those who have committed murderous terrorist acts,” wrote Weiss. By contrast, Peter Joseph of Riverdale, chair emeritus of the Israel Policy Forum, endorsed Bowman in an op-ed in the Forward. Noting the Black Lives Matter protests and the “ongoing legacy of racism that mars our country’s history,” Joseph wrote, “As this election pits a 16-term white Jewish incumbent offering more of the same against a younger black voice offering a response to this moment in America, Jewish voters should express their aspirations for a better future.” Should both Jones and Bowman win their primaries, they are likely to be elected in November in their heavily Democratic differences. But Mellman says he is not worried for the future of pro-Israel activism. Although he would not want to see Engel defeated because of “the pivotal role he plays in the U.S.-Israel relationship, there are hundreds of other pro-Israel members of Congress and there will continue to be.” ■


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LETTERS

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OPINION EDITORIAL

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Our Historical Duty to Defend Voting Rights

ifty-six years ago this week, two white, Jewish New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, disappeared while canvassing black churches in the Deep South during Freedom Summer. Forty-four days later, their bullet-riddled bodies and that of local African-American activist James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam near Philadelphia, Miss. The hagiographies of the three men, all in their early 20s, sometimes overlook the specific purpose of their mission to the Jim Crow South: registering African-Americans in Mississippi to vote. The shock over their murders was one of the factors that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, meant to check discrimin a t o r y e ff o r t s to suppress the vote. In 2013, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, lifted one of the key provisions of the act, which required Southern states to obtain “pre-clearance” from the Department of Justice in order to make electoral changes that could lead to discrimination. Emboldened, Republican lawmakers at the state and local level have rushed to suppress the Democratic vote, in efforts that usually mean discriminating against people of color. Those efforts include stringent ID requirements, purging voter rolls, limiting early and absentee voting and now — with much of the country under lockdown due to a deadly pandemic — blocking voting by mail. Supporters of these efforts publicly say they are combatting “voter fraud” and ensuring fair elections — when they are “solving” a problem that barely exists and ensuring exactly the opposite of their stated goals. President Trump gave

away the show when, referring to a Democratic proposal to allow more voting by mail, opined, “[I]f you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.” The results can be seen in the disastrous Georgia elections last week, which featured endless lines. The chaos followed a series of Republican-led moves to close precincts, disproportionately affecting black communities. Obviously this is a calamity for Democrats. But this should also be an issue for all Jews, of all political stripes. People on both sides of the aisle should take this as their cause — taking a cue from Republicans like Paul Pate, Iowa’s secretary of state, who ensured a fair, efficient primary in Iowa by mailing an absentee ballot request form to every eligible voter and extending the early voting period. According to the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, parts of the Voting Rights Act were drafted in its conference room, under the aegis of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Then as now, Jews understood that America’s laws should not distinguish between policies that are good for “them” and those that are good for “us.” When Goodman and Schwerner went south, the Jewish community was only just emerging from decades in which discrimination against Jews was both legal and tolerated. They knew that rights won slowly could be taken away quickly, and that if any people or side was at risk, then all people and all sides were at risk. “One person, one vote” should not be a partisan issue.

‘One person, one vote’ should not be a

partisan issue.

Rallying Against Racism, Not Against Israel

The Black Lives Matter movement got off to an appalling start by linking arms with haters of Israel. That was in 2016. Today, Rabbis Ammiel Hirsch and Hershel Billet are right to condemn the attacks on Jewish businesses and institutions and the nutso conspiracy theories implicating Israel that have gone together with the demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd (“Clergy See Birth of New Movement for Civil Rights,” June 12). But just as these manifestations of anti-Semitism and Israel hatred should not be minimized, neither should they be exaggerated. Such putrid ideology plays no discernible part in today’s massive call for racial justice. I have heard perhaps hundreds of demonstrators interviewed — both movement leaders on the talk shows and randomly chosen street demonstrators — and not a one has said an offensive word about Jews or Israel. I have watched hours of video showing marches and rallies, and have not seen a single Palestinian flag or placard hostile to Jews or Israel. So let’s get real: There is no reason for a Jew to withhold fullthroated support for today’s movement calling for racial justice in America. Bernard Joshua Kabak Manhattan

There Are No Excuses For Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Marc Schneier cites Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his recent remarks (“Rabbis See Birth of New Movement for Civil Rights,” June 12). It was Dr. King who said at Harvard a few weeks before his death: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews; you’re talking anti-Semitism.” Clearly the Black Lives Matter platform is anti-Semitic as defined by Dr. King. For Jews to make excuses for BLM’s virulent anti-Semitism is as myopic as the excuses made by many prominent Jews and rabbis in the Judenrat for other anti-Semites. Richard Sherman Margate, Fla.

A History of Bias At The N.Y. Times

Mr. Silow-Carroll’s even-handed remarks about The New York Times’ decision to remove James Bennet as editor of the op-ed section, because he published Sen. Tom Cotton’s

opinion (“When Bad Ideas Happen to Good Newspapers,” June 9) bring to mind another incident. During World War II, the forebears of today’s Times leadership decided to report the murder of six million Jewish lives on the remote, inside pages (see Laura Leff’s 2006 book, “Buried by the Times”). Can one conclude that today’s decision about Bennet is just another expression of The Times’ editorial bias and that, based on its history of selective news reporting, some lives don’t matter – or that, to turn a phrase, their importance depends “on the (T)imes”? The masthead of Le Figaro, a leading French daily, reminds the reader: “Without the liberty to blame there is no praise in flattery.” The rest of that quote from Beaumarchais continues, “small men fear little words.” This is as true today as it was during the French monarchy. Robert S. April Manhattan

Norman Lamm’s Compassion

I was sorry to read of Rabbi Norman Lamm’s passing (“‘Architect of Modern Orthodoxy’ Succumbs at 92,” June 5). While not a perfect man, he was indeed a mensch, as your article amply brings out and as I know from personal experience. In the early 1990s my father, George Epstein, was living at the Hebrew Home (for the Aged) in Riverdale following a stroke. My father was a Hebrew scholar, and while he was physically impaired he was mentally alert and was suffering from the deprivation of scholarly stimulation. And then he met a fellow resident, Rabbi Lamm’s father. The two became fast friends, spending hours together exploring Talmudic issues and disputations. Rabbi Norman Lamm learned of this friendship, and on many occasions he sent his personal car and driver to the Hebrew Home to bring his father and mine to join him for lunch at his office at Yeshiva University. Too soon Rabbi Lamm’s father died, and my father followed in 1995. However, the honor of being

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Unlearning About Race: A Reading List Four authors who shook up my inherited assumptions about racial injustice.

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pparently it’s become a thing among journalists and politicians to prominently display a copy of Robert A. Caro’s “The Power Broker” during their television and Zoom interviews. I approve: Caro’s biography of Robert Moses was perhaps the single most important work of nonfiction I ever read. With a number of books on

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race and racism climbing the best-seller lists, I offer Caro’s book and a few other reading suggestions as a testimony to the idea that ideas matter, and that allowing yourself to be changed or enlightened by a book is more than a hollow exercise in virtue signaling. Caro’s book is on the short list of books or essays that shook up my inherited perceptions of race and class. I grew up on Long Island, near a bend in the Southern State Parkway, not far from Jones Beach, in a predominantly white suburb in a region shaped by the roads, bridges, parks and tunnels built by Moses in his various capacities as head, often simultaneously, of the Long Island State Park Commission, New York State Council of Parks, Jones Beach Parkway Authority, New York City Department of Parks, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and New York City Planning Commission. “The Power Broker” shows how our de facto segregated neighborhoods were the result of the collective decisions made by banks, politicians, lobbyists, developers and all the institutions that acquire

power and use it. As an urban ism which you assure me explanner, Moses “cemented ists in America which I have the division of New York by never seen.” The clip makes race and class,” as Caro has you wish he lived long enough put it. Moses’ legacy includes to confront the kind of well“slum clearance” projects that meaning person who insists decimated poor but vital neighthat “all lives matter.” borhoods, parks and beaches His 1974 novel, “If Beale accessible only by private auStreet Could Talk,” depicts the tomobiles and public housing ways black lives don’t matter that was both forbidding and — not to the police and not to inaccessible. the courts that pursue a wrongUntil I read Caro’s book in ful charge of rape against a my early 20s, I wasn’t aware In “If Beale Street Could Talk,” James Baldwin depicted the young black man. The focus, of Moses or his role in shaping ways black lives don’t matter to a corrupt system. however, is on the families on the built environment in which WI KI M EDIA COM MON S the outside, desperate to see I grew up. Caro’s book is a leshim free. They are the people son in how infrastructure and whose faces you see every architecture shape, an distort, by Lauren Sandler, is another who asks why Baldwin “must night on the news: the sibvalues. assault on the narrative of per- always concentrate on color.” lings and parents of George “The Power Broker” is over sonal responsibility. It is a stun- Baldwin describes the dis- Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Ah1,300 pages; Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ning, depressing examination crimination blacks encounter maud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, 2014 essay “The Case for Rep- of the scramble for affordable in housing and education and seeking answers, demanding arations,” which appeared in housing in an era of gentrifica- the contempt they see “in the justice. While Baldwin was a The Atlantic, is 1/100th that tion and late-stage capitalism, face of every cop, every boss, Jeremiah of systemic racism, size, but its impact is almost and of a New York divided by every body… You want me to “Beale Street” is an intimate as great. The essay is a crash race and class in ways Moses make an act of faith, risking depiction of its victims as incourse in systemic racism, how could not have imagined. The my self, my life, my women, dividuals, and of the love that slavery laid author shad- my children, on some ideal- sustains them. n the “economic owed a young The forces that D o m i n i foundation” for American can single cemented the democracy mother from and how poldivision of New Brooklyn as icy created and she tried to York by race entrenched the navigate an David Wolpe huge gap in already stingy and class. opportunity social weln an angry age, may we say a word against anger? between black fare system “Every person who becomes angry, even if a sage, his and white. Like Caro, Coates — less a system, really, than wisdom departs from him. If he is a prophet, his prophforces you to see systems of what seems like a cruel conecy departs from him [Pesachim 66b].” oppression: legislation that spiracy to thwart poor people There are many reasons to be angry in this world, and to explicitly excluded black peo- with false hope, arbitrary rules feel anger at injustice is a natural and ple from getting a mortgage, and mountains of paperwork. Musings salutary thing. But to act in anger or la federal rating system that Sandler offers few words of to express yourself when angry is far “redlined” neighborhoods, a consolation: “[I]f you are not more likely to be destructive than productive. Expressing federal Home Owners’ Loan born into a position of privianger rarely quenches it — it generally increases it. As the Corporation that insisted upon lege, you’re probably never old saying has it, the only people who hear both sides of a — not just allowed — restric- going to get there,” she told family argument are the people in the next house. tive “covenants” that blocked an interviewer in April. “This Anger, our Sages teach us, is like a boiling pot — it spills the sale of property to non- notion of bootstraps is a fanover into other things. The least controllable of emotions, it whites and created permanent tasy. And it becomes more of a convinces us of its own justification. We may doubt why we ghettoes. Coates’ essay is es- fantasy all the time, especially are sad, or even happy; few people can feel doubts when in sential reading for anyone who as housing costs have just skythe grip of anger. has ever sighed and asked why rocketed.” If sages lose their wisdom and prophets their prophecy, poor people of color “just can’t James Baldwin is a prophet what do ordinary people lose from anger? Their judgment get their act together,” or who of the Black Lives Matter and capacity to listen. Be angry; but wait until it subsides to conveniently absolved them- movement; in Raoul Peck’s act. Rage feels good, but right feels better. selves of any responsibility for 2016 documentary, “I Am Not inequality. Your Negro,” the writer is seen Rabbi David Wolpe is spiritual leader of Sinai Temple in Los “This Is All I Got: A New offering a withering response Angeles. His latest book is “David: The Divided Heart” (Yale Mother’s Search for Home,” to a white (Jewish) philosopher University Press). Follow him on Twitter: @rabbiwolpe.

Anger Management, in a Time of Rage

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Why Zionists Should Stand with Black Lives Matter

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he murder of George Floyd has sparked outrage and protests across the country, creating new attention to the challenges faced by black Americans and a resurgence of the exhortation that black lives matter. As is often and admirably the case, many American Jews have championed the call to social justice, but there has also been a nagging concern

Center Field that in identifying with the larger Black Lives Matter movement, American Jews are compromising their Zionism. While the principle that black lives matter is as imMichael Koplow is policy director at the Israel Policy Forum. His column appears monthly.

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omeone very close to me shared openly that “Black Lives Matter is an important cause. But I don’t think it should be our priority. We have so many other causes to commit to.” Within a two-block radius of our apartment building are hip cafes, bars and spas interwoven with a methadone clinic, veterans’ hospital, police station and shelters for the homeless. Our family, with six children, thank God, is swimming in privilege and blessed abundantly. Our trips to the local library across the street entail scenes of adults semicon-

Michelle Sarna is school psychologist at SAR Academy. This opinion article was distributed by JTA.

portant as ever, the coalition of groups that comprise the Movement for Black Lives includes a statement in its platform calling Israel an apartheid state and accusing it of being “complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people.” Given this inflammatory language, some Jews and Jewish groups are wary of affiliating with a movement that is open in its antiIsrael stance, and see Black Lives Matter as the latest example of Jews being unwelcome in progressive circles unless they denounce Israel and Zionism as the price of entry. This stance is understandable. It is also a mistake. One of the markers of American Judaism is that it is a distinctly American project. This means that American Jews are part of a larger tradition of Jews

Michael Koplow Ideological purity tests must be set aside.

and Judaism, but are a unique subset that represents the most successful Jewish diaspora in history. That success is partially because American Jews are so well integrated into larger American society and culture, to the point that we are all familiar with the oxymoronic and largely American

concept of “Judeo-Christian civilization.” Both the American component and the Jewish component are critical for American Jewish identity, and it means being responsive to larger American societal concerns. In this instance, the quest for justice and equity irrespective of race or skin color is not only a core American value, but also an unquestionably Jewish value. Taken together, that creates a strong argument for American Jews to take up the Black Lives Matter banner as a movement. It does not mean that Israel is not important to American Jews and that we should not wear our Zionism proudly on our sleeves. But if we take the American part of our identities seriously, Israel is an important priority that has to be balanced against others as well. What makes the balanc-

ing test here easier is that in standing up for black lives, American Jews are not being called to sacrifice one core priority in service of another. While there is anti-Israel sentiment, anti-Zionism and even anti-Semitism to be found in Black Lives Matter groups, Israel is ancillary to their focus at best. The central cause is justice and equity for a group of Americans living 6,000 miles away from Israel and with no connection whatsoever to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, irrespective of the intersectional argument made in the Movement for Black Lives platform. Identifying with this cause does not actually require checking or compromising one’s Zionism. In asserting that black lives matter, there is no implication that Israel is to blame or that this is in some way inconsistent with support for Israel or Zionism. Furthermore, if we as

Inequality, Right Outside Our New York City Window scious from trips to the methadone clinic down the block. Their walk to Madison Square Park two blocks away passes a housing facility for homeless who are mentally ill. Our religious community is transient — college students and young professionals who seek and explore, then leave for greener pastures. We live here because my husband serves as the university chaplain and executive director at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, and we chose to serve and grow with the downtown Jewish community. Otherwise we might well live on the Upper West Side — not far away geographically but distant in terms of communal Jewish

Michelle Sarna It is possible for my children to feel connected to others amid so much diversity … and so much access. life — in Israel or in a suburban community, similar to

where I grew up. There my children would experience the trappings of a typical Modern Orthodox community — with youth groups, teen minyans, candy handouts, shared Shabbat meals and trampolined backyards. The interconnectedness of my own community of origin and others like it is inspiring — the mommy meals, shiva calls, shul kiddushes, chevra kadisha, eruv committees — and I’ve often grappled with the guilt of not raising our children there. But I also know and appreciate that it is possible for my children to feel connected to others amid so much diversity — of race, religion, ethnicity — and also of access, food security, economic stability and

housing. Rabbi Norman Lamm, the former chancellor of Yeshiva University, of blessed memory, taught: “When that famous boat was sinking and all the passengers except Jonah were praying, the captain rightly reproached Jonah with the famous and sharp w o r d s ‘ M a h l e c h a n i rdam?!’ — ‘what are you doing sleeping?!’ “He should have done as the others did — be concerned with the safety and security of his fellows, but instead he was not. One who is involved only in himself is a somnambulist who may give the illusion of being awake, but really is not. “It is not easy to stay awake. As a speaker, I know that as a persistent fact and


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American Jews start creating ideological purity litmus tests for solidarity with other minority groups, it will inevitably boomerang on us. asier is that inFollowing violent attacks on Amerior black lives,can Jews, our expectation as a coms are not beingmunity is that we will be supported ifice one coreby other Americans who also abhor vice of another.anti-Semitism. If the standard was is anti-Israelthat solidarity with Jews under asi-Zionism andsault could only come if those Jews mitism to bewere anti-Zionist, for instance, or k Lives Matteronly voted Democratic, we would is ancillary toreject that as an absurd distraction best. The cen-and a dangerous standard to impose. stice and equityAnd in fact, after shootings such as Americans liv-those at the Tree of Life synagogue es away fromand Poway (California) Chabad, no connectionmany groups and individuals who the Israeli-Pal-are outspoken in their anti-Zionism ct, irrespectivestood in solidarity with American ional argumentJews, setting ideological purity tests Movement foraside. We rightly recoil at those who latform. Iden-make lists of good Jews and bad his cause doesJews based on our relation to Israel, quire checkingand we should not in this moment ng one’s Zioning that black ere is no impliael is to blamea professional challenge. You need in some waysomething to pull your interest away ith support forfrom dead center — namely, your sm. self — and activate it, and engage it ore, if we asto some great cause or compelling

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ideal or transcendent goal or profound love. And what is it that, for the Jew, combines all these things — cause, ideal, goal, love?” May we be inspired to stay awake. We cannot abdicate the responsibility to look at our own rman Lamm,actions and how we can promote chancellor ofequality, justice and equal opportuversity, of nity for all.

ory, taught: at famous king and all continued from page 16 ers except praying, thebrought to the president’s office, bely reproacheding accorded the respect of someone he famous andso eminent, not only enriched my fa‘Mah lechather’s life but I believe added years ‘what are youto it. I join all those mourning Rabbi Lamm’s passing. ng?!’ ld have done Miriam Rubin did — be con- Wappingers Falls, N.Y. he safety and s fellows, but Combatting a Plague s not. One who Requires Education nly in himself Regarding the charedi-chasidic ulist who maycommunity adhering to the health sion of beingrules for Covid-19 and the article by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg (“How Chaally is not. easy to stayredi Orthodox Theology Failed Its peaker, I knowFollowers,” April 21), an additional istent fact andissue is education. Proper education

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engage in similar behavior. Identity is not singular, and ideological and values-based commitments do not have to be zero-sum. Discomfort with anti-Zionism in the Movement for Black Lives platform is natural, but we should not allow this discomfort to outweigh everything else. The question is not whether our pro-Israel identity should be discounted — it certainly should not — but whether that part of our identity will be subsumed by standing up for black lives and all that it entails. In this fraught moment, it is clear that pursuing justice means standing with black Americans and pushing back against systemic racism. Doing so meets our need to be both Jewish and American, and it also does not have to compromise our Zionism and support for Israel. Just as Jewish law considers a dish with a 60-to-1 ratio of kosher to non-kosher food to be unequivocally kosher, there is no question that we should view Black Lives Matter in similar terms. ■ I’ve grown to experience my walk through Union Square Park’s Greenmarket as my Shabbat meditation. The richness, colors and diversity of the colors, fragrances and languages are a musing on the complexity and variation of life. It is God’s consistent choice to foster this diversity. We can open our eyes to the diversity in our own communities, regardless of the apparent range of that spectrum. And we also must have the capacity to open our hearts to those beyond our vision, but who share our world and are impacted by our slumber or action. ■ should stimulate rational, independent, even critical thinking. Without a basic course in biology, how is one supposed to understand the presence of viruses or bacteria or organisms that are not visible to the naked eye, but which are potentially toxic? Based on this principle, homemakers are aware of the possibility of incurring food poisoning. The Torah gives us a model for appreciating conditions requiring quarantine, for moral (and perhaps medical) reasons, to protect our lives. Piety should not allow for the breakdown in the human capacity to think and utilize secular, medical knowledge for its well-being; really, survival. In the absence of knowledge, one is responsible for “the shedding of blood.” Dr. Lawrence Bryskin Manhattan

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College and Covid

Hillel Presidents Battle Zoom Fatigue Keeping current students (and incoming freshmen) engaged is testing programmers.

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n most campuses, and in most years, the job of a Hillel student president has been pretty straightforward: Make sure Jewish college students are engaged with events, food and learning, and get support for the day-to-day challenges of higher education. But like any job during the Covid-19 pandemic, now it’s anything but straightforward. With campuses closed and students pushing through the haze of Zoom calls and online classes, Hillels have found themselves fighting for far-flung students’ attention. For Hillel student presidents, adapting has been a challenge. “How do you compete with all this technology that [students are] getting every single day?” said Lauren Hayat, the Hillel president at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It’s definitely not something we’ve encountered before.” Figuring out how best to engage students has been “an improv game,” Hayat said. After UCLA closed its campus in March, the Hillel there ran a variety of Zoom programs for students. They ranged from an event with a clinical psychologist to leadership workshops to de-stress events like Israeli dancing and game nights. (UCLA has roughly 2,500 Jewish students, according to the Hillel International college guide.) At first, many students were engaging on Zoom. But as the spring quarter continued, “our attendance definitely declined a bit,” Hayat said. “We had to slow down on our events.” Why the drop in engagement? Hayat isn’t sure. In-person engagement at Hillel usually decreases after midterms. Students may also have felt less in need of the support system Hillel offers, after getting used to life under Covid-19. But the likeliest culprit is Zoom fatigue, as students — exhausted by video calling for classes — became less willing to actively participate in online events. For some Hillel presidents, particularly at smaller schools, Zoom fatigue has been a big reason for putting a hold on engagement writ large. “People don’t want to be over-Zoom-programmed,” said Hannah Epstein, the Hillel president at Union College, in Schenectady, N.Y., which serves roughly 300 Jewish students. Epstein canceled all of her Hillel’s programming for the spring when Union College closed its campus. Lev Gringauz is a senior at the University of Minnesota and a former Jewish Week editorial intern.

UCLA Hillel student president Lauren Hayat: Figuring out how best to engage students is “an improv game.”

Union College Hillel student president Hannah Epstein: “People don’t want to be over-Zoomprogrammed.”

“I know what that’s like, to have back to back to back Zoom meetings … and it’s just really stressful,” Epstein said. “So I didn’t want to add to that for people.” Part of the issue with running Zoom programming at smaller Hillels is also a lack of resources. Epstein’s Hillel director was laid off, leaving her with no staff and a two-person student board. Epstein can’t even afford to send care packages to students, something Hillels large and small have been doing to stay in touch with campus communities. It’s difficult “to have such a small board and to try to do even the bare minimum,” Epstein said. Still, there are less labor-intensive ways to connect with Jewish students. Many Hillels are broadcasting Friday night Shabbat services over Zoom each week, organizing student chats in GroupMe, or turning to Facebook groups to bring students together. In particular, regular Facebook posts, for students to see and interact with on their own time, seem to be the new trend in engagement, Hayat said. She recalled how one Jewish student leader used the UCLA Hillel Facebook group to ask students to share stories of family members who had survived “exoduses or exiles.” “That was a really meaningful and powerful way to bring people together,” Hayat said, “that didn’t require someone to log into Zoom, put in a Zoom code, and … be present at an event.” Jewish college students on Facebook have also provided their own engagement without official Hillel affiliation. Groups like Zoom University Hillel (styled as a virtual Hillel) and MeetJew University

Dating (ostensibly a dating group, but really, a forum for assorted Jewish student shenanigans) have helped maintain Jewish student communities, Epstein said. Even as leaders work to crack the code for engaging current Jewish students, the end of the 2019-2020 academic year means that all eyes are on freshman engagement and the fall semester. For many Hillels, in-person orientation days and welcome week events are the primary way they find first-year Jewish students. Planning for the 2020-2021 school year is already in motion. But, without a decision from universities about whether, or how, campuses will reopen, any plans are a guessing game. “We haven’t really figured out what the school year is going to look like because things can change at any minute,” said Julia Raffel, Hillel president at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, which serves roughly 50 students. “We will just have to work something out that works for everybody.” To share ideas, Raffel put together a GroupMe chat for Hillel student presidents across the U.S. “Not much has been said about the challenges of next semester,” she said, but then again, “it is all a brand new chat.” Regardless of the current challenges and setbacks, Hillel presidents are driven to make the coming year the best that it can be. “My hope is that incoming students will want to be part of the Jewish community, and that we’ll be able to continue to provide that home feeling, whether that’s virtual, or when we actually can meet up again,” Epstein said. n

The View From Campus is a project of The Jewish Week to provide a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the challenges facing college students by hearing from them directly, in their own words. Articles appear once a month in these pages and regularly online. We are grateful to The Paul E. Singer Foundation for supporting this effort. If you are interested in writing for this column, please contact Lev Gringauz at Lev@jewishweek.org.


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New Group Urging Young Donors to Give Jewishly

The world is constantly changing and it is important to have a plan that changes with it. It is never a bad time to either make changes to an existing financial plan or create a new one. It starts by having clarifying conversations to learn what is important for you and the people you care about. How do you want to live your life now? How do you plan to live your life in retirement? What do you want to leave to the people you care about most? Let’s start a conversation.

The Jewish Future Pledge calls on millennials and Gen-Zers to give half of charitable contributions in their estate plan to Jewish causes.

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hough the U.S. Jewish community may be more prosperous than at any other point in its history, young American Jews have become increasingly disengaged from organized Jewish life, according to surveys from the Pew Research Center. This has led to a range of books and countless think pieces about the long-term implications for Jewish continuity. But it’s also caused a trio of Jewish philanthropists to worry about something else: What will happen to the transference of wealth that takes place from the older generation to the next? In other words, will millennial and Gen-Z Jews give to Jewish causes or Israel advocacy groups at the same rate their parents and grandparents did? Short answer: They don’t know. That’s why they created a new nonprofit designed to ensure that North American Jews giving to Jewish organizations doesn’t one day become a relic of the past. Launched last month, the Jewish Future Pledge calls on Jewish donors to commit to giving at least 50 percent of the charitable contributions in their estate plan to Jewish or Israel-related causes. If successful, it

could funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to Jewish institutions over the next quarter century. The Jewish Future Pledge estimates that Jewish donors will transfer roughly $1.26 trillion to charitable causes in the next 25 years. JFP hopes to direct half of that — or $630 billion — to Jewish causes specifically. The nonprofit was created by entrepreneur and Jewish philanthropist Mike Leven, longtime Jewish nonprofit executive Amy Holtz and former chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Mark Silberman. Already, they have convinced a number of big-name American Jewish donors to sign on to the pledge, such as Canadian Jewish businessman and philanthropist Charles Bronfman and Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus. But the founders emphasizeJ.D., that the pledge is not only for high net worth individuals, even though it was inspired partly by Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffet’s The Giving Pledge, which asks extremely wealthy people to give most of their money to charity. “It’s not a billionaire’s club,” Leven told The Times of Israel. “It’s not just for the Bernie Marcus Jews. It’s for all Jews.” While Pew research started showing young Jews moving away from Jewish life in a 2013 report, Leven said he didn’t consider how that might

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continued from previous page affect Jewish giving until the summer of 2018, when he heard The Times of Israel’s founding editor, David Horovitz, give a talk at the Jewish Community Center in Aspen, Colo. There, Horovitz warned about the looming possibility that Jewish nonprofit institutions could face steep economic hardship if future generations stopped donating to them so generously. “That really made an impression on me,” Leven, 82, said in an interview. “I walked away wanting to do something about it, but I wasn’t sure what.”

Fatefully, he had a breakfast meeting the next morning with Silberman, who wanted his help with a new initiative; Silberman was head of the Atlanta Federations at the time. During the conversation, Silberman mentioned that he wanted to set up a series of charitable funds that he would leave to each of his children. “How do you know they will give Jewishly?” Leven asked him. “The answer quickly became apparent — I didn’t,” Silberman told The Times of Israel. From then on, the two were engaged in an ongoing discussion about the issue. After some thought and consideration, Silberman decided to write a stipulation in his will that

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when his children inherited those funds, 50 percent of the donations from it should go to Jewish or Israel causes. The rest of it could go wherever they wanted it to go. In later discussions, the two of them thought: If every Jew did the same thing — as in, give half of their charitable gifts to Jewish institutions — it could make a big difference. Shortly thereafter, Leven recruited Holtz, who used to co-own and operate 25 Party City stores and who served as head of multiple Jewish groups, to help. Together, they decided to create a nonprofit — what ultimately became the Jewish Future Pledge. All of them thought 50 percent was an appropriate number to ask for Jewish giving since it still leaves open a substantial amount that can go to other causes. “The rest of it can go wherever you want it to, whether it’s Jewish or non-Jewish,” said Leven, who was chief operations officer for Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corps until December 2014. For Holtz, the need to address the matter was accentuated by her own experiences running Jewish nonprofits. She had served as both president of Jerusalem U and CEO of Mosaic United, an initiative funded in part by the Israeli government to strengthen the Jewish diaspora’s ties to Israel. “I discovered that running a nonprofit is like running a business without a revenue stream,” she told The Times of Israel. “I had to spend so much time raising money that I couldn’t focus as much on my core mission.” While the three decided to unveil the initiative in May, coinciding with Jewish heritage month, the Covid-19 crisis made it even more timely, as Jewish nonprofits — like all nonprofits — have seen a sharp and sudden decline in donations while Covid-19 ravages virtually every sector of the global economy. “The next generation may not be as interested in Jewish life or the legacy institutions or any institutions in the Jewish world that we’re currently interested in now,” Silberman said. “There’s a huge sense of urgency, but it’s become amplified in the last 60 days. What’s really going to happen to Jewish institutions now?” While the JFP website has already gone live — they’ve been working on the project for more than a year now — the organization is soon to start an integrated digital campaign that will include written and video vignettes, highlighted on social media, of people sharing their stories about why they are signing the pledge. The founders said they have received some pushback from a few people with whom they shared the project. Some skeptics, they said, have questioned whether the idea is telling Jews what to do with their money. The JFP leadership stressed that they are only encouraging Jewish donors to give a certain percentage of their charitable contributions to Jewish causes, as part of a coordinated effort to sustain the institutions that animate the Jewish world. “We trust the next generation,” Holtz said. “We think they’re going to make great decisions. We’re not mandating where they give. We just want to make sure that they give Jewish.” ◗


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UJA WAS BUILT FOR THIS MOMENT. We’ve been caring for our community for more than 100 years. And thanks to your support, we’re responding rapidly and effectively to meet the vast and growing needs of all who are counting on us. The impact of the Covid-19 crisis continues to deepen. Right now, we’re delivering kosher meals to seniors and Holocaust survivors. Stocking food pantries for growing numbers of hungry people. Offering emergency aid. Providing protective gear. Giving struggling families the cash assistance they need. Supporting critically impacted cornerstone institutions that are the heart and soul of Jewish life. And ensuring dignified Jewish burials. Your help has never been more important. With your support, we will get through this together.

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FOCUS ON GIVING Why Now? Why UJA?

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hese last few months, we’ve all given our all. If we’re doctors or healthcare workers, we’ve put ourselves at risk to save lives every day. If we’re par-

ents to younger children, we’ve become full-time teachers, homeschooling often while juggling working from home. If we’re older adults, we’ve learned to catch up with family on Zoom calls and give virtual hugs. We’ve also adapted to missed seders, graduations, weddings. It’s been more than hard, and we’re so grateful to see that New York is beginning to reopen at last. But the truth is that hardships being felt across our community will not end soon. That’s why we’re asking you — those who can — to consider joining our efforts. Think about what we’ve faced together: When

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New York shut down, suddenly many older adults who used to rely on lunches at community centers were left without those meals, and with no way to shop safely for groceries. With unemployment surging, low-income New Yorkers struggled even more to pay for the basics like rent and utilities. Food pantries, serving many of these same low-income New Yorkers, were inundated with calls. Heroes at front-line human service agencies — delivering food or providing homecare to the elderly and people with disabilities — needed hard-to-come-by masks and other PPE to keep everyone safe. Perhaps most tragically, people were dying of the virus at a horrifying rate. In some cases, a victim’s family could not afford a funeral. Others died without family who could see to final arrangements. There are not many organizations positioned to respond to all these needs, all at once. But UJA could. And we did. Over the last 100 days, we have allocated more than $46 million in a combination of interest-free loans and grants to sustain the human service agencies and Jewish institutions that are the heart and soul of our community. We made sure that food could be delivered to those who need it, and helped food pantries increase capacity. We provided emergency cash grants for the poor and those who have lost jobs and have no safety net. We funded PPE for our front-line heroes and helped track the equipment down. And we made sure that Jewish victims of the virus could have a dignified, traditional funeral — regardless of any family’s means. But looking ahead, there is so much work we need to do to get New York back on its feet. We need to contend with increasing food insecurity, and help pantries meet rising demand. We need workforce development programs that can get the newly unemployed back to stability with new skills and tools to find meaningful work. We need to address a massive mental health crisis that will require extensive funding to ensure we can reach all those suffering from the effects of isolation, fear, anxiety, food insecurity, substance abuse, domestic abuse and more. We need to help our beloved JCCs that lost critical income from closed camps and revenue-driving programs to open their doors again and welcome our communities. And to help New York heal on another equally important front, we need to stand with allies in communities of color to fight all forms of hate. That is also our charge and our promise. What’s enabled UJA’s response so far has been our annual campaign and the generosity of tens of thousands who came together year after year to ensure our preparedness, long before any of us could imagine a global pandemic upending life as we know it. It’s this annual campaign, which has run uninterrupted since 1917, that has always represented the best of who we are and what we stand for — a community that is there for one another, in crisis and every day. So when we look around and see uncharted terrain, we’re not lost; we’re not daunted. We have a community — made up of people like you — that is our true north, allowing us to care for those who need us most and giving us the courage to face whatever comes next. ◗ To give to UJA, please visit ujafedny.org/donate2020 Eric S. Goldstein is CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.


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Jewish Patient and Muslim Surgeon Inextricably Bound Together at Hadassah It was an astounding confluence that probably could only have occurred at Hadassah. A Muslim surgeon at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem operated on a Jewish patient injured by a mine laid by terrorists. Dvir Musai was 13 when, during a school field trip, he stepped on the mine. Gravely injured throughout his body, he was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for treatment. More than 30 surgeries, all performed at Hadassah, followed. In fact, Musai came to call Hadassah his second home. Yet, despite all the operations, he was still experiencing near constant agony from the wounds in his foot. Now 31 and married with two children, both born at Hadassah, Musai could barely walk. Seeking relief from the pain, he returned to his doctors at Hadassah, where he was introduced to Dr. Madi elHaj, an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in peripheral nerve surgery. Trained at Hadassah Hospital, Dr. el-Haj recalled the angry young patient, Dvir Musai, who spent so much time there being treated for his injuries. After examining Musai and looking at his test results, Dr. elHaj was convinced that he could help him. Even though the surgery was scheduled on the doctor’s birthday, a day he was planning to spend with family after being away from them for two years, he insisted on going ahead. Carefully the surgeon removed what he called a “necklace of shrapnel” from a nerve in Musai’s foot. The surgery was successful and today Musai is free of debilitating pain. The warm friendship that has developed between Musai and Dr. el-Haj and their families transcends boundaries and borders, an example of how Hadassah builds bridges to peace. Working together we can heal our world. Learn more at hadassah.org. Support Hadassah at hadassah.org/SaveLives Contact us at donorservices@ hadassah.org or 800.928.0685.

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MASBIA

An Interview with Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, providing hot, nutritious meals and groceries for thousands of NewYorkers in desperate need of food. Prior to COVID-19, food was distributed as packages and was also served in three restaurantstyle neighborhood soup kitchens in Brooklyn and Queens. Due to the pandemic, the soup kitchens have become food distribution locations for food package pickups of hot meals and/or groceries.

What is in the food packages?

Some people want ready-to-eat meals, some people want groceries, some want both and we give them both. A typical ready-to-eat meal contains bread, a soup, two sides, a main, a drink and a dessert. Since the beginning of the outbreak, we decided to source those meals rather than cook them ourselves as we usually would. We had to be a little bit innovative. In


How and where are the food packages distributed?

People must come to pick up the food at one of our Masbia locations: 5402 New Utrecht Avenue, Boro Park 1372 Coney Island Avenue, Flatbush 105-47 64th Road, Forest Hills We only do deliveries to people who are quarantined at home.

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In a time of giving, Parker says thank you New Hyde Park, New York, June 4, 2020 – “GivingTuesday Now” on May 5 provided a global day of giving, with an outlet to help the nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. That support helped the Parker Jewish Institute community stand together, stronger than ever amid the pandemic.

Remaining true to Parker’s mission, the Institute has taken extra measures to keep patients and residents safe. Through mandatory supplemental training, staff continues to stay up-to-date with the latest information about the virus and best practices for patient care, infection control and personal safety. These sessions build on the extensive training Parker’s staff already receives year-round. Other measures include intensifying housekeeping and disinfection schedules, and reinforcing strict hand-washing, hygiene and infection control protocols; continuously

Do the packages only include kosher food?

Yes. Both our ready-to-eat meals and groceries are under the Orthodox Union certification, aka OU.

Who is eligible to receive Masbia food packages?

In short: Humans. To elaborate more, Masbia operates on an honor system. We don’t do any means testing. If you show up, we serve you. We serve all New Yorkers.

How much food does each person receive?

Starting in June, we are giving out one ready-to-eat meal per person and seven days’ worth of groceries per family. If we get a quarantine request, we honor the fourteen days, because that’s the amount of days they need to be quarantined.

How has the demand for food changed due to coronavirus?

We went from serving close to 2,000 families a week to about 7,000 families a week. We went from doing close to 500 ready-toeat dinners a day to close to 3,000 ready-toeat dinners a day. In the first ten weeks of the outbreak, we had over 50% new clients almost every day, which wreaks havoc on our intake system. We bought a few additional computers and hired more staff to do intake and we’re using an app called Plentiful, which helps with intake and also allows people to schedule a pick-up appointment to minimize the very long breadlines we had.

What is Masbia’s goal to continue its services and how is it changing to adapt to the current crisis?

The goal is to keep up with the demand and be as innovative as we can be as the demand and the volume keep on growing. We also need to change our fundraising goals to meet the demand. In the past, I would never think of approaching a donor saying, “Would you donate a trailer of rice/beans/pasta?”, now that has become

We Can Heal Our World, Together Jewish Israeli Dvir Musai, 31, is free of the debilitating foot pain that plagued him since he was 13 and stepped on a land mine set by terrorists. It’s all thanks to Dr. Madi el-Haj, his Arab Israeli orthopedic surgeon at Hadassah Hospital, who found an innovative surgical solution when no other doctor could, removing shrapnel that surrounded a tiny nerve. They’re not just doctor and patient. The two share a special Hadassah bond.

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Boro Park, we actually drafted suffering takeout stores on our block, and implemented a voucher system with which we send people who need a meal a voucher that we paid for with the charity dollars we are raising. For those who want raw food and grocery items, we have two to three dozen types of food, such as rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, canned fish, frozen chicken, juices, onions, apples, and other canned groceries.


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FOCUS ON GIVING testing patients and residents to mitigate exposure and infection spread; dramatically increasing inventory of personal protective equipment; and establishing a dedicated call center phone line to fulfill family members’ requests for updates on a loved one by a member of the clinical or medical team, or simply coordination of FaceTime and phone calls. Moving forward, there are still so many meaningful ways in which people can make a difference, through financial or other donations. For example, Parker’s Meal Train is an online platform through which the community can purchase meals for Parker’s nurses, doctors, therapists and other essential employees during their shift. The platform enables volunteers to schedule donations for particular shifts and floors at Parker, so that every meal is efficiently distributed, and there is no waste. In other instances, people have donated – and in some cases, also manufactured – PPEs,

helping to keep Parker wellstocked with critical supplies. And school children have written and sent beautiful notes to Parker’s staff, residents and patients, lifting everyone’s hearts. “In these unprecedented times, we are stronger because the community stands with Parker,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s President and CEO. “And for that, we at Parker extend our deepest appreciation.” Contact: Lina Scacco, (718) 289-2212 or lscacco@parkerinstitute.org ABOUT PARKER JEWISH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, which has earned the Center for Medicare & Medicaid 5 Star Quality rating, is headquartered in New Hyde Park, NewYork.The facility is a leading provider of Short Term Rehabilitation and Long Term Care. At the forefront of innovation in patient-centered health care and technology, the Institute

Queens Jewish Community Council Since 1968 QJCC has Provided social services to those in need to improve their quality of life regardless of race, creed, age, religion, color, disability, national origin, sex or marital status. Some of our Many Services Include:

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is a leader in teaching and geriatric research. Parker Jewish Institute features its own medical department, and is nationally renowned as a skilled nursing facility, as well as a provider of community-based health care, encompassing Social Adult Day Care, Home Health Care, Medical House Calls, Palliative Care and Hospice.

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That’s because we have been bringing the best and latest medical care, nursing and therapy to bring life because to geriatricwe care for over a century, and were even caring formedical New York’s elders during all That’s have been bringing the best and latest care, nursing three waves of the 1918-19 Spanish Flu. We’ve learned a lot since that time, and that’s why Parker’s and therapy to bring life to geriatric care for over a century, and were even caring COVID-19 response was quick:

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learned a lot since thatdevelopment time, and that’s why Parker’s response • Monitored the coronavirus’ from the beginning of COVID-19 2020, and initiated ourwas defense plan.

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are relatively easy to change and do not require the involvement of an attorney. Of course, once this pandemic is over, one should seek consultation with an attorney experienced in the area of tax and estate planning, in order to make sure all of one’s affairs are in order. For more information, please contact Angela Siegel, Esq.at 516-741-6100 or www.angelasiegel..com


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Editor’s Note: Check out “The Stream: What’s Going on in NYC This Week Online” on our website (thejewishweek.com) for daily updates.

A CONVERSATION WITH TONY KUSHNER One of America’s most celebrated dramatists, Tony Kushner chronicled our last plague in “Angels in America” and the complicated dance between a Jewish family and its AfricanAmerican housekeeper in “Caroline, or Change.” In a conversation with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Kushner will discuss his life, his work, his commitment to Jewish ethics, his tangles with some in the Jewish community about Israel and how familiar his “Angel” might find today’s America. — Thursday, June 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Virtual Streicker, emanuelnyc. org. Free.

VIRTUAL SCREENING AND Q&A: ‘PICTURE OF HIS LIFE’ Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time. He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, anacondas and great white sharks, but one major predator has always eluded him, the polar bear. In Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin’s 2019 documentary film, Nachoum contemplates his long and painful journey, having served in an elite commando unit and witnessed the horrors of war; but where others find fear, he finds redemption. — Streaming Friday, June 19-Thursday, June 25, 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. The virtual Q&A with Menkin and Nachoum is Tuesday, June 23, 8 p.m., Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, jccmanhattan.org. Free.

‘BU LLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN’ Filmmaker Ivy Meeropol, granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, takes an unflinching look at the

life and death of infamous attorney Roy Cohn, who first gained prominence by prosecuting the Rosenbergs in what came to be known as the “atomic spies” case. The documentary draws on extensive, newly unearthed archival material to present the most revealing examination of Cohn to date. — Premieres Friday, June 19, 8 p.m., HBO Go and HBO Now, hbo.com.

‘UNCOMMON’ EXCERPTS AND OTHERS Scenes and excerpts from the life and work of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, ranging from her well-known comedies (“The Heidi Chronicles,” “The Sisters Rosensweig”) to her insightful lesserknown essays. A pre-show conversation features Julie Salamon, author of “Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein.” — Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., Hangar Theatre Company, hangartheatre.org/event/wendy/. $20 ($10 for students with promo code LEARN).

A scene from Olivia Peace’s film “Tahara,” about the suicide of a Hebrew school student. A screening and live Q&A with Peace are set for next week. concert with the Israeli who has long championed tolerance, peace and crosscultural understanding. — Monday, June 22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Virtual Streicker, emanuelnyc.org/ event/virtual-streicker-idanraichel-in-concert/. Free.

S E P H A R D I C A RT SONG Join mezzo-soprano and music scholar Lori Şen for an online lecture recital about this fascinating and little known repertoire. Şen

3 p.m., YIVO, yivo.org/Sephardic-Art-Song. Free.

‘HEAD OVER HEELS’ Join author Hannah Orenstein (“Playing with Matches”) and Becca Freeman for an online discussion about Orenstein’s new romcom “Head Over Heels.” Set in the high stakes world of competitive gymnastics, the novel is full of Orenstein’s signature “charm, whimsy, and giddy romantic tension” (BuzzFeed). — Tuesday, June 23, 7-8 p.m., Strand

SONGS OF DAVID The Mlotek Family presents a Father’s Day concert featuring original compositions and adaptations of traditional tunes by David Feinberg in honor of his shloshim. — Sunday, June 21, 8-10 p.m., Avram Mlotek, facebook.com/ events/1402386819931508/.

IDAN RAICHEL IN CONVERSATION & SONG Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and world music star Idan Raichel has created a unique musical culture fusing technology and the sounds of dozens of different languages and musicians from across the globe. Enjoy an intimate

Rosenberg and selections from “The Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds” by S. An-Sky. Featuring Motl Didner, Lea Kalisch, Rebecca Keren and Eli Rosen. — Wednesday, June 24, 7:30 p.m., Folksbiene!LIVE, nytf. org/live/. Free.

STATE OF WORLD JEWRY ADDRESS Yossi Klein Halevi, author of the bestselling “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,” discusses the state of world Jewry, Israeli society and the politics of coronavirus in the Middle East. He will appear in conversation with Rabbi Peter Rubenstein. — Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m., 92Y, 92y.org/event/yossiklein-halevi. $20.

‘RESISTANCE’: FILM + LIVE DISCUSSION WITH JESSE EISENBERG Sami Rohr Prize-winner Benjamin Balint will discuss his book “Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy” with Jewish Week culture editor Sandee Brawarsky next week. It’s the first in a series of virtual conversations with authors and cultural figures. B EN JAM I N BALI NT.COM will discuss the history, language and culture of the Sephardim, with a special focus on Sephardic music. The lecture will be followed by a recital of Sephardic songs for voice, piano and guitar for which Şen will be joined by guitarist Jeremy Lyons and pianist Alexei Ulitin. — Tuesday, June 23,

Book Store, strandbooks. com. The talk is free. Order the book and signed bookplate for $16.99.

EYN ER ALEYN: G R E AT Y I D D I S H MONOLOGUES Comic and dramatic monologues from the works of Moyshe Nadir and Mikhl

Long before he rose to international fame as a mime, Marcel Marceau put his fledgling career as an artist on hold to spirit Jewish refugee children out of Nazi-occupied France, even as his own father was murdered at Auschwitz. The film “Resistance,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, is about that little-known chapter of his life, and a screening will be followed by a discussion with Eisenberg. — Thursday, June 25, 6-7:30 p.m., Virtual Streicker, emanuelnyc.org/event/ virtual-streicker-resis-

tance-film-and-live-discussion-with-jesse-eisenberg/. Free.

ON TH E TRAI L OF KAFKA’S LITERARY AFTERLIFE Join The Folio: A Jewish Week/UJA-Federation Cultural Series for a virtual conversation with the winner of the 2020 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, Benjamin Balint, author of “Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy,” and Sandee Brawarsky, Jewish Week’s culture editor. A Q&A will follow. — Thursday, June 25, 6-7:30 p.m., UJA Federation of New York and The Jewish Week, ujafedny.org/ event/view/folio-balint. Free.

‘TAHARA’ VIRTUAL SC R E E N I N G AN D Q&A At the funeral for a Hebrew school classmate who took her own life, two best friends find themselves distracted by the teenage complications of lust, social status and wavering faith. — Streaming in the U.S. only Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m., through Tuesday, June 30, 11 p.m. The live Q&A with director Olivia Peace and more on Zoom is Tuesday, June 30, 8:30 p.m., Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, eventbrite.com/e/ tahara-virtual-screening-and-qa-tickets106993339960?aff=VPpage. $6.


SABBATH WEEK

Destiny Delayed on the Long Road Home

his week’s Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, opens with Moses enlisting 12 spies to scout out the land of Canaan. Their marching orders are to bring back an assessment not only of their new home, but also of how best to conquer it. The nation of former slaves imagines that the final steps of their long road home will commence as soon as the spies return from their secret sacred mission. This moment of destiny constitutes as much a covenantal homecoming dating back to Abraham as the culmination of a quest for freedom born Shelach in Egypt with miracles, Lecha signs and wonders. The spies, however, return from the land of milk and honey with conflicting reports. Ten of them share tall tales of giants who cannot be beaten, thereby infecting the people with their own low self-perception, and calling into question not just their ability to succeed, but also the entire Exodus enterprise. By contrast, two spies, Joshua and Caleb, assure the people that God’s promise to our ancestors still stands true. Despite their brave and encouraging words, mass hysteria breaks out in the Israelite camp. The 10 spies’ report paralyzes the nation and reveals to God that this generation is not capable of conquering the land and, equally important, their own demons. In a crushing moment of despair, God decrees that entry into the Promised Land will be delayed 40 years, when their children will be ready. Immediately following this deflating episode, the Torah introduces commandments to be performed in the Land of Israel, including “taking” challah, the portion of the dough donated to the priest in service to God. The text reads: “When you enter the land to which I am taking you, and you eat of the bread of the land, you shall set aside a portion as a gift to the Lord. As the first yield of your baking, you shall set aside a loaf as a gift” [Numbers 15:18-20]. What we call challah today actually refers to the portion that is given away, rather than the loaf itself. Rabbi Charles E. Savenor serves as the director of congregational education at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan.

Annexation continued from page 7 in the West Bank territory remaining under Israeli control, also support the move. Many right-wing leaders, politicians and organizations in the U.S. support the move as well. But outside of the right wing in Israel and the U.S., it’s difficult to find much support.

Who opposes annexation

The speculation about annexation has already prompted a wave of critical responses, from liberal Jewish groups whose opposition might be expected to U.S. politicians and world leaders, as well as prominent Jews who don’t always weigh in on politics. In the United States, the caution around annexation has been bipartisan, with Republicans and Democrats alike warning late last year that such a move would threaten efforts to reach a two-state solution. Some of the more centrist pro-Israel groups, such as

The juxtaposition of the comsess the courage to speak the truth mandment of challah with the peodespite the pressure to remain silent. ple’s misery seems callous. What The two loaves are a testament to the deeper meaning lies beneath the crust? power of speaking up for what is right The 15th-century Italian commenand just. tator Sforno believes that God speThe civil rights leader Rabbi cifically introduces this mitzvah at this Joachim Prinz asserted that “bigotry time because it needs to be performed and hatred are not the most urgent in the Land of Israel. After the original problem. The most urgent, the most generation of the Children of Israel is disgraceful, the most shameful and the told that they do not merit crossing the most tragic problem is silence.” This Jordan, God reassures them that their weekend we not only recall the biblical Rabbi Charlie Savenor heroism of Joshua and Caleb, but also children will fulfill their destiny. In Sforno’s eyes, the commandment of three civil rights activists who were The pursuit of challah embodies hope. murdered on June 21, 1964, during By connecting the Israelites and freedom requires the Freedom Summer project. James the priests through the mitzvah of Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mithe courage to challah, God may also be utilizing chael Schwerner are remembered for take a stand. challah as a vehicle of rapprochetheir willingness to speak up for justice ment. Precisely when our ancestors may have felt es- and freedom despite the risks. While public outrage over tranged from the divine, this commandment forces their murders helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the them to break bread with God’s representatives. tragic loss of these courageous young men conjures the Challah is a staple of Jewish life. Every week two image of a nation still waiting to enter the Promised Land. loaves of challah adorn our Shabbat table. Jewish traBy associating challah with the spies, the Torah dition holds that this double portion reminds us of the teaches us that attaining freedom requires resilience, manna that miraculously sustained the Children of patience and the courage to take a stand. Each week Israel during their 40 years in the wilderness awaiting the two loaves on our Shabbat table not only remind us their destiny in the Promised Land. of miracles and brave heroes in the past, but also fill us Our portion suggests an alternative explanation. In with hope that our generation can do its part in healing rabbinic literature, the Shabbat table is compared to the and repairing the world today. ■ altar in the Temple. In light of this, we might expect that the challah on our table would correspond to the 12 RiveRside showbreads representing all the tribes, as it is written MeMoRial Chapel For that the priests “arrange them before the Lord each and 212-362-6600 Generations RiversideMemorialChapel.com A Symbol of every Shabbat, for the Children of Israel as an everlastJewish Tradition. ing covenant” [Leviticus 24: 8]. Yet, we only place two Shabbat Shalom loaves on our Shabbat table. How are we to understand Candlelighting, Readings: that the 12 became two? Candlelighting: 8:12 p.m. I suggest that these two loaves of challah are intended to remind us of the spies’ mission. Twelve tribal leaders Torah reading: Numbers 13:1-15:41 have the chance to usher the people into the Promised Haftorah reading: Joshua 2:1-2:24 Land, but only two retain faith in themselves, the people Shabbat ends: 9:21 p.m. and their covenantal quest. Only Joshua and Caleb posA subsidiary of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77219 713-522-5141

AIPAC, the largest Israel lobbying group in the U.S., have yet to show their cards. The issue puts groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in a delicate position — does it support Israel at all costs, or does it draw a line on actions it believes endangers the Jewish state’s future? In a twist, several Israeli settler leaders, mayors and other activists whose homes would become part of Israel under annexation oppose the move. They say annexation would stunt settlement expansion and freeze the currently disparate settlements, which are sprinkled across the West Bank, in an insecure position. They also oppose a Palestinian state of any borders.

What the consequences could be

If Netanyahu plows ahead with annexation without winning over some of his critics at home and abroad, there could be consequences for Israel. Most of the international community sees the settlements as part of an illegal Israeli occupation of land that could make up a Palestinian state. Annexation would

also be viewed as illegal according to United Nations standards, just as Russia’s annexation of Crimea was in 2014, for example. The move would certainly trigger intense international condemnation, and even a possible shake-up in international allegiances. While many European and other countries — including the United States under President Obama — have disagreed with Netanyahu over policy, they have held on to hope of a future twostate solution. Annexation would at least alter what the traditional two-state solution looks like. Politicians in some countries, including at least one staunch ally of Israel, have already called for sanctions on Israel if it carries out annexation as threatened. For the more than 400,000 Israelis who live in the settlements and are full citizens, the specifics of postannexation governance are still unclear. But it’s undeniable that the move would shape the contours of future peace efforts in the region, as Israel would unequivocally see the West Bank settlements as part of the official state in any negotiations with the Palestinians. ■

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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Qualification of OCCUDO LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/10/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/06/20. Princ. office of LLC: 445 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 1200, White Plains, NY 10601. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xiaoxiao Shi at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of OCCUDO QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIES LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/10/20. Office location: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/06/20. Princ. office of LP: 445 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 1200, White Plains, NY 10601. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Xiaoxiao Shi at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of PPC PURDY MANAGER LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/20. Office location: Bronx County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/31/20. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of PWP GEF SLP III, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/12/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/11/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Qualification of SANIT GLOBAL LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/27/20. Princ. office of LLC: 150 W. 36th St., NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Cleaning, sanitation, and disinfecting, and any other lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of SERA WINE IMPORTS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/02/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/02/16. Princ. office of LLC: 130 West 25th St., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: Waltay Accounting and Financial Strategies, Inc., 3488 S. Dupont Blvd., Smyma, DE 19977. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

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1-800-404-9776 Legal &Public Notices LEGAL NOTICES 100-05 SPRINGFIELD MINISTRY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/18/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 138 Teatown Road, CrotonOn-Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 102 AVENUE MINISTRY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/18/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 138 Teatown Road, Croton-OnHudson, NY 10520. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 11 East 29 LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/27/20. Off. loc.: Nassau Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 260 Kings Point Road, Kings Point, NY 11024. Purpose: General. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 121 Scott LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/27/2020. Off. loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 121 Scott Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: General. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 ALEXANDRA PECK DESIGN LLC. Filed with SSNY on 05/11/20. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail copy to: 385 Union Ave, PH M, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: Any lawful. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

SALON 34 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/28/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 34 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/2,10,17

TENORLIS REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/07/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 214-05 39th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

SCEP LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/26/2020. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served.\~ SSNY shall mail process to 51 Wooster St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013.\~ Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

THE DOBBS GROUP, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/04/20. Latest date to dissolve: 04/27/2070. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 55 1st Street, Unit 406, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

SHALMER ONE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/27/19. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 540 Atlantic Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

SHALMER THREE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/27/19. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 540 Atlantic Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

141 CHARLES AVE. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/26/20. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Arjin Capa, 95 Cloverdale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

SHORE DRIVE 1490 LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/15/2020. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 51 Wooster St., 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 48 Hickory Ln., Bedford, NY 10506. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 SHALMER TWO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/27/19. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 540 Atlantic Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 143-145 CHARLES AVE. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/26/20. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Bashkim Capa, 65 Woodcrest Road, Staten Island, NY 10303. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10


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162 181 E Main Street, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/25/2019. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Northwest Registered Agent LLC, 90 State St., Ste. 700, Office 40 Albany, NY 12207, which is also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 1836 Nereid Star LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/10/2020. Off. loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1101 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469. Purpose: General. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 217-08 110th ROAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/12/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 25 Crabapple Drive, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 2233 UTICA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/15/03, with an existence date of 01/02/2004. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Papadopoulos, 76 Sycamore Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 23 Elmont Ave Realty, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/4/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 6 Francis Ln, Port Chester, NY 10573. General Purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

2520 REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/13/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2520 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 2633 Webster Owners LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 2/28/2020. Cty: Bronx. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 2633 Webster Ave., Bronx, NY 10458. General Purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 2912 REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/21/04. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Papadopoulos, 76 Sycamore Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 2962 OCEANSIDE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/10/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Villadom Corp., 536 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 336 E JERICHO CORNER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/10/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Villadom Corp., 536 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

PLATINUM FASHION LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/29/2020. Office loc: Bronx County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Melessia Mayo, 756 East 214 Street Apt 1, Bronx, NY 10467. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

PURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/4/2020. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served.\~ SSNY shall mail process to 50 Riverside Blvd., Apt 20B, NY, NY 10069, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

R & P DINHOFER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/07/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 77 N. Centre Avenue, Suite 311, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Romano Legal Consulting Group, PLLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/7/2020. Cty: Richmond. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Susan Romano, 96 Hillcrest Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: Law JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

SIGNAL HILL ESTATES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/30/2020. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 50 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 SPAGHETTI THE CAT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/26/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Rudy Callegari, 165 Vally Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 SPECTRUM PROPERTY GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/11/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Joanne Ricciardella, 364 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 STERILYFT LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 5/12/20. Off. Loc.: Bronx Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to the LLC, 540 Main Street, Bronx, NY 10474. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

UNITY ENTERPRISE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/05/19. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1, #086, Buffalo, NY 14221, which also serves as the registered agent address. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 /5,12,19,26 Vicious V Nails LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/20/2020. Cty: Bronx. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Vannezza Pulliza, 140 Darrow Place, Apt 22E, Bronx, NY 10475. General Purpose JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 THE LAW FIRM OF SEAN LIAM KIELY PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/23/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC, 1402 Bay Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Law. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

THOMAS P. MAHER DMD PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/06/20. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC, 103 Malone Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: For the TAA HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed practice of the profession of Dentistry. with the SSNY on 03/10/20. Office: JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall TRIBECA TUNES LLC Articles of Org. mail copy of process to the LLC, 149 filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/15/Stratford South, Roslyn Heights, NY 2020. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be 11577. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. served. SSNY shall mail process to 51 JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Wooster St., 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. TBF GROUP 169 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 with the SSNY on 06/05/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as Underrated Dads LLC, Arts of Org. filed agent of the LLC upon whom process with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/11/against it may be served. SSNY shall 2020. Cty: Bronx. SSNY desig. as agent mail copy of process to the LLC, 175 upon whom process against may be Great Neck Road, Suite 201, Great Neck, served & shall mail process to David NY 11021. Purpose: Any lawful Candelaria, 1009 Brinsmade Ave., purpose. Bronx, NY 10465. General Purpose JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

360 E JERICHO CORNER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/10/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Villadom Corp., 536 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11023. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

71 LANNON LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/29/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 84 S. Bayles Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

ADET ACQUISITIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/09/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 22 Pine Street, Suite 5, Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

361-363 GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/22/20. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2080. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 345 Meadowview Avenue, Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

73 CROTON AVENUE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/26/2020. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 57 Washington Rd., White Plains, NY 10562. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 73 Croton Ave., Ossining, NY 10562. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,27,24

AIDENS BUILDING LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 5/26/20. Off. Loc. : Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: c/o Christopher Stout, 25 Shadyside Avenue., Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

400 Park Realty LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/27/20. Off. loc.: Nassau Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 260 Kings Point Road, Kings Point, NY 11024. Purpose: General. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

745 FIFTH REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/29/01. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2041. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Papadopoulos, 76 Sycamore Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

535 VANDERBILT AVE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/11/20. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 426 Dongan Hills Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

90 OXFORD LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 4/29/20. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: 10 Westbury Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

57 BEACH LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 4/29/20. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: 10 Westbury Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

927 JENNINGS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/03/19. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 275 Berry Hill Road, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

ARN REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/4/2020. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 4072 Remsen St., Seaford, NY 11783, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 ATLAP, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/13/10. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 156 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, NY 11001. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 AUNTIE JO’S COOKIE JAR LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/19/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 131 Lambert Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

BLUE ASTOR, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/29/2020. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 10 Iroquois Trail, Harrison, NY 10528, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 BODIED SPA SERVICES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/08/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 362 Locust Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 CAPRI REAL HOLDINGS LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 5/22/20. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail proc.: c/o Christopher Stout, 25 Shadyside Ave., Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Carboss Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/27/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 12 Roberta Ct, Valhalla, NY 10595. General Purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26,7/3 CASPIANA PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/02/20. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2119. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 19 South Gate Road, Great Neck, NY 11203. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 CHAUNCEY BROWNSTONE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/11/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 100 Westbury Avenue, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 CISCO’S MOBILE SPA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/02/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 370 Grand Central Pl, Inwood, NY 11096. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 CLEANEATS HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/27/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 3 Fawn Ridge, Millwood, NY 10546. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 COURTNEY DARSA NUTRITION LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/14/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 1 Ellis Drive, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 CROTONA PARK REDEVELOPMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/21/06. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2076. Office: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Alma Realty Corp, 3110 37th Ave, Ste 500, Long Island City, NY 11101. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Dalaura LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/10/2018. Cty: New York. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Linda Goodman, 679 West 239th Street, Apt. 5B, Riverdale, NY 10463. General Purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 DEEP DOWN INDUSTRIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/20/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 201 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

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NYC 15TH STREET LLC App. for Auth. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/20/2018. LLC was organized in NV on 3/31/2017. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC\~ whom process may be served. SSNY to mail process to c/o Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, Attn: Jason P. Reska, Esq.,\~ 850 Third Avenue, 14th Fl, NY, NY 10022, which is also the principal business location. Cert. of Org. filed with SSNV, 202 North Carson St., Carson City, NV 897014201.\~ Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3


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2020. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 220 East 65th St., Apt 4C, NY, NY 10065, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 DM Boss Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/27/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 12 Roberta Court, Valhalla, NY 10595. General Purpose JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 DM Boss Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/27/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 12 Roberta Ct, Valhalla, NY 10595. General Purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Edson Trade Support LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/9/2009. Office in Bronx Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1321 Needham Ave., Bronx, NY 10469. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 11 West Prospect Ave., Unit 102, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

EMPLOYEE CHECKPOINT LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/21/2020. Office in Nassau Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC\~ whom process may be served.\~ SSNY shall mail process to 1140 Franklin Ave., Ste. 206, Garden City, NY 11530, which is also the principal business location.\~ Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 ESSENTIAL USA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/06/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 17 Beth Lane, Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 FRKFLO 3551 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/20/2018. Cty: Bronx. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Linda Goodman, 679 West 239th Street, Apt. 5B, Riverdale, NY 10463. General Purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Gamertz-Chadwick GP, LLC. Authority filed SSNY 6/08/20. Office: Nassau Co. LLC formed DE 3/18/16. Exists in DE: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served & mail to: 40 Randall Ave., Freeport, NY 11520. Cert of Formation Filed: Secy. of State, Corporation Dept., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover DE 19901. General Purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Gashi NY LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/19. County: Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 970 Hope St, Unit 2B, Stamford, CT 06907. Purpose: any lawful act. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 GLAMM’D BY MANII LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/11/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 53 Troy Lane, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

GSB OLIVER LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/21/2020. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 441 Central Park Ave., Ste. 2, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 GTPK INVESTORS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/26/20. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2119. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 65A & 67 Cuttermill Road, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 HALO ACTIVATION LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/15/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 330 Forest Avenue, Suite 101, Locust Valley, NY 11560. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Hawkins Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/15/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 546 Sherman Avenue, Thornwood, NY 10594. General Purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 HEM Partners LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/28/20. Off. loc.: Nassau Co. SSNY des. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Mason & Mason, PLLC, 394 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: General. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 HERITAGE 43 EQUINE NY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/05/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 186 Meister Boulevard, Freeport, NY 11520. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 JAAK, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/13/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 50 Margaret Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

LCO VENTURES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/28/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 100 Lido Boulevard, #188, Point Lookout, NY 11569. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

MARGARETAVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/13/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 50 Margaret Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Formation of 1142 BRYANT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/17/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5014 16th Avenue, Suite 9, Brooklyn, New York, 11204. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Leahy Specialties, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/20/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Kristin Ciorra, 51 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504. General Purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

MARIPOSA THERAPY SERVICES LCSW, PLLC Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: MARIPOSA THERAPY SERVICES LCSW, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 3/23/2020. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is The Llc, 26 Court Street, Suite 2208 Brooklyn, NY, 11242. Purpose/character of LLC: For the practice of therapy. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

Notice of Formation of 138-77 QUEENS BLVD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/20. Office location: Nassau County. Princ. office of LLC: 797 Flanders Dr., Valley Stream, NY 11581. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Leander, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/30/2020. Cty: New York. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Jerry Gorovoy, 12 E. 18th St., 5th Fl, NY, NY 10003. General Purpose. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2045 JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 LeRaDo LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/08/20. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2100. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Douglas Grama, 2520 Jill Court, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 LICI, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/04/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, Nine Oriole Lane, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 LIONS JACKSON NORTH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/02/20. Latest date of dissolution: 12/31/2119. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 425 Northern Boulevard, #6, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 LIONS JACKSON SOUTH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/02/20. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2119. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 425 Northern Boulevard, #6, Great Neck, NY 11021. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

JAZZY MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/11/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 76 Powell Place, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Registered agent address c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

LITTLE GUYS GAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/29/09. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 437 Ocean Avenue, Massapequa Park, NY 11762. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

JK DURAN, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/01/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Joan Duran, 54 Fox Run Road, Norwalk, CT 06850. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

LOJA & GONZALEZ LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/21/2020. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 922 Lyman Ave., Peekskill, NY 10566, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

KING’S LANDING PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/14/2020. Office in Richmond Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 66 Plumtree Ln., Staten Island, NY 10309, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

M LOOP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/08/20. Office: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 3240 Cambridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

MR & MRS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/27/20. Latest date to dissolve: 12/31/2119. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 614 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 MXS REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/21/19. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 23 Fox Hollow Lane, Old Westbury, NY 11568. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Mytherapysearch, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/23/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 727 Bleeker Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. General Purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1324256 for beer and wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer and wine at retail in a tavern/cafe under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 75 Varick St. New York, New York NY 10013 for on premises consumption. Chillhouse 75 LLC JW 6/19,26 Notice of Formation of 1000 Neill LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/10/2020. Office location: Bronx County . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. The Principal Business Address of the LLC is: 1851 Muliner Ave, Bronx NY 10462. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. JW 612,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of 113-31 SPRINGFIELD BLVD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/20. Office location: Nassau County. Princ. office of LLC: 797 Flanders Dr., Valley Stream, NY 11581. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Good Tuesday, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/11/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Alexa Amato, 7 Robbie Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. General Purpose JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

KOL TOV REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/10/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 420 Shore Road, Long Beach, NY 11561. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

MAIN STREET SOCIAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/27/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 71 Gazza Boulevard, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Formation of 1130 BRYANT LLC . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/17/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5014 16th Avenue, Suite 9, Brooklyn, New York, 11204. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

GRIFFIN SOLUTIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/11/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 48 Grand Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

KONTOUR ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/12/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 15 Eldridge Place, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

MARA HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/05/20. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 8 Cambria Road, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Formation of 1134 BRYANT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/17/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5014 16th Avenue, Suite 9, Brooklyn, New York, 11204. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Formation of 1450 Laurel Ave LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/13/20. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. office of LLC: 15 Marcourt Dr., Chappaqua, NY 10514. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Jason Amster at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Formation of 1458 E87TH ST LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/25/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1458 E 87th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11236. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Formation of 180 MID OCEAN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Nassau County. Princ. office of LLC: 36 The Oaks, Roslyn, NY 11576. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Formation of 1866 REALTY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/22/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1864 86th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11214. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of formation of 25-27 E MERRICK ROAD LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/04/20. Office in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 25-27 E. Merrick Rd Valley Stream, NY 11581. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Formation of 2660 JERUSALEM AVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/19/20. Office location: Nassau County. Princ. office of LLC: 2 Rodeo Dr., Edgewood, NY 11717. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Stuart M. Steinberg, P.C. at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Formation of 375 Wyandanch Avenue LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/22/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, 210 Jericho Tpke., Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: any lawful activities. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of 3900 GREYSTONE AVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/19/20. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Neil C. Dwork, Esq., c/o Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., 733 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

Notice of Formation of 4 Cox LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/22/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, 135 Crossways Park Dr., Ste. 300, Woodbury, NY 11797. Purpose: any lawful activities. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of 458 GROUP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/24/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 458 68th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11220. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Formation of 469 81ST STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/14/20. Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 59 Fairway Lane, Staten Island, New York, 10301. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of 56 INWOOD ROAD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/13/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, Attn: Jennifer V. Abelaj, Esq., 605 Third Ave., NY, NY 10158. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of 59 FAIRWAY LANE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/14/20. Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 59 Fairway Lane, Staten Island, New York, 10301. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of 6 RICHARDSON LANE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/15/20. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Cohen & Cohen, LLP, 767 Third Ave., 31st Fl., NY, NY 10017. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Richard N. Cohen, Esq., Cohen & Cohen, LLP, 767 Third Ave., 31st Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Formation of 8 FRANKLIN PLACE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/13/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Davdioff Hutcher & Citron LLP, Attn: Jennifer V. Abelaj, Esq., 605 Third Ave., NY, NY 10158. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of AEOLIAN HEARTH LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/21/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Attention: Arden Hegele, 839 West End Ave., 7c,New York, New York, 10025. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of AG MONARCH LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/22/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 50 Battery Place Ste 9t, New York, New York, 10280. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of formation of ALBION VENTURES LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/16/08. Office in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 255 Executive Dr Plainview, NY 11803. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice of Formation of Amazon Sellers GHF LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/21/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 230 5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10001. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19


Notice of Formation of BALDOR FISH, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/30/20. Office location: Bronx County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Baldor Speciality Foods, Inc., 155 Food Center Dr., Bronx, NY 10474. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of formation of BRENDA AND DIDI, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/20. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 6 Island Drive, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful act. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Formation of BROOKLIN DASH REAL ESTATE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/28/20. Office location: Nassau County. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Howard Fensterman, Esq., 3 Dakota Dr., Ste. 300, Lake Success, NY 11042. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of Buying Boardwalk LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/03/2020. Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 50 Clinton St Suite 200, Hempstead, New York, 11550. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of CASCIATO 20201 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/20. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Chris Casciato, 941 Park Ave., Apt. 10A, NY, NY 10028. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Formation of FELICIA TRICOME HMUA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/25/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process 500 W 56th Street, Apt. Ph09, New York, New York, 10019. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of FOR A PAL PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/11/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 10 W. 66th Street, Apartment 22g, New York, New York, 10023. Any lawful purpose JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of G R SCUDERI HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/10/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Formation of Geoffrey Keezer Songs, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/8/20. Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 45 Lee Avenue, Ossining, Massachusetts, 10562. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of HDM ASSOCIATES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Howard Marsh, 62 Private Rd., Mill Neck, NY 11765. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of HOLT MACHINERY NEW YORK LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/22/20. Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.SSNY mail process to 15 North Mill Street Nyack, New York, 10960. Any lawful purpose JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Formation of Home Comberation LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/1/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4905 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, 11230. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Formation of CASCIATO 20202 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/20. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Chris Casciato, 941 Park Ave., Apt. 10A, NY, NY 10028. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Formation of JNO GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Formation of DGO GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Formation of JUNKO & HUNTER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/12/20. Office location: Nassau County. Princ. office of LLC: 36 Fairview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

Notice of Formation of ERIKA GROBAN PSYCHOLOGY, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/15/20. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Psychology. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Formation of ESNY-IBMYORKTOWN, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/21/20. Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 80 State St.,Albany, New York, 12207. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Formation of LEJL BAUM, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/27/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1430 Stevenson Rd., Hewlett, NY 11557. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Formation of PSG 3200 LONG BEACH SPV, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/07/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Formation of LYNN BROOK FARMS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/05/20. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Executive Office, 201 West 79th St., NY, NY 10024. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Formation of QQJ REALTY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/12/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1629 70th St, Brooklyn, New York, 11204. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Formation of MINDFUL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/20. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Cullen and Dykman LLP, Attn: Hayley Dryer, Esq., 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Profession of Psychology. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice of Formation of MONSTERZ, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 02/02/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 140 West End Avenue, Apartment 28c, New York, New York, 10033. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of MUCHAN AIR LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of Nancy Cohen Genetic Counseling, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/13/2020. Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 14 Juniper Pl, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 10510. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of NEW THINK LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/11/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 390 Rugby Road, Suite L1, Brooklyn, New York, 11226. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Formation of NLP VENTURES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/19/20. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. office of LLC: 228 Trenor Dr., New Rochelle, NY 10804. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

Notice of Formation of RETIREMENT STRATEGY CALCULATOR, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/04/20. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. office of LLC: 22 Tudor Ln., Scarsdale, NY 10583. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Andrew S. Leven at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Formation of RIVERSIDE RESIDENCE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/28/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 250 EAST 40TH STREET, APT 34A, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10016. Any lawful purpose JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of RJnS Crafts/Designs L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/20/2020. Office location: Kings County . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is US Postal Service 2319 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. The Principal Business Address of the LLC is: 1682 Brooklyn Aven ue, Brooklyn NY 11210. Purpose: Furniture Manufacturing JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of RMO GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice of Formation of Siyi American Damper Equipment Technology LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/07/19. Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 58 Dutchess Ave Staten Island, New York, 10304. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Formation of TEMM LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/13/20.Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1129 Northern Blvd Ste 402, Manhasset, New York, 11030. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of THE HANDLE HELPER LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/20/20.Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 26 Hynard Place, Baldwin Place, New York, 10505. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Formation of VALLEYRITE MANAGEMENT PROS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/20. Office location: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Adrienne Flipse Hausch, 194 Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY 11501. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice of Formation of Vegan Authority LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/21/20. Office location: Kings County . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to principal business location: 491 Keap Street, #8G, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Purpose: E commerce JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Formation of WARNER MARKS, PLLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/12/20. Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1 Hillside Terrace, Irvington, New York, 10533. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Formation of WHALEBONE 2, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/22/20. Office location: Westchester SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Attention: Lonn Selbst, 200 West St, New York, New York, 10282. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Qual. of 501 MONTGOMERY LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 03/12/20. Office location: Kings. LLC formed in DE on 10/19/2015. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 507 Bethany Road, Burbank, California, 91504. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qual. of AE ASSOCIATION ENDEAVORS LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 04/09/20. Office location: Westchester. LLC formed in DE on 6/2/2017. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 76 River Road Briarcliff, New York, 10510. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Formation of PERLINO NY, L.P. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/29/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 15 North Mill Street, Nyack, New York, 10960. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Formation of SOMERS POINT PRESERVATION, L.P. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/05/20. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LP: 60 Columbus Circle, 19th Fl., NY, NY 10023. Latest date on which the LP may dissolve is 12/31/2119. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of formation of Klondike, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/22/2020. Off. loc.: Richmond Cnty. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 464 Klondike Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of formation of PETER MARIS, JR. ENTERPRISES, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/03/20. Office in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 100 HILTON AVE #402 HEMPSTEAD, NY, 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Formation of Sophie Halter Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/24/20. Office location: New York County . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to principal business location: 421 East 65th Street, Apt. 7, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Qual. of GMI TRADING LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 02/21/20. Office location: Richmond. LLC formed in DE on 10/24/19. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 175 Lake Avenue Staten Island, New York, 10303. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Formation of KOVLER CONSULTING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/22/20. Office location: Nassau County . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to principal business location: 61 Sugar Maple Drive, Roslyn, NY 11576. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of formation of POD MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/19/20. Office in Nassau County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 289 Meadowview Ave Hewlett, NY, 11557. Purpose: Any lawful purpose JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Formation of SSAJ REALTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/20/20. Office location: Richmond County. Princ. office of LLC: 4244 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10312. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 93 Wright Ave., Staten Island, NY 10303. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

Notice of Qual. of LES STUDIO SPACE LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 03/16/20. Office location: Westchester. LLC formed in DE on 6/2/2017. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 76 River Road, Briarcliff, New York, 10510. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Qual. of ARES MANAGEMENT LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 5/13/20.\~ Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 12/27/2001. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 15 North Mill Street, Nyack, New York, 10960. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26

Notice of Qual. of REDROC, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 4/21/20. Office location: Kings. LLC formed in DE on 2/3/20. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 31 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11211. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qual. of RIVERDALE STUDIO SPACE LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 03/20/20. Office location: Westchester. LLC formed in DE on 6/2/2017. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 76 River Road Briarcliff, New York, 10510. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qual. of WEST HARLEM SPACE LLC.Auth. filed with SSNY on 03/16/20. Office location: Westchester. LLC formed in DE on 6/2/2017. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 76 River Road, Briarcliff, New York, 10510. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qual. of XYST, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 4/21/20. Office location: Kings. LLC formed in DE on 2/3/20. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 31 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11211. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qualification of 140 SUMMER PARTNERS ONSHORE LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/26/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/07/20. Princ. office of LP: 1450 Broadway, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Jessica Davis at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Qualification of 400 CAPITAL TALF METRIC GP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/08/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/03/20. Princ. office of LLC: 510 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of 400 CAPITAL TALF METRIC MASTER FUND LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/03/20. Princ. office of LP: 510 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LP at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

VIGNOLA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/03/20. Latest date to dissolve: 06/02/2070. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Christine Vignola, 141 Margaret Boulevard, Merrick, NY 11566. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

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Notice of Formation of Artine Advisory, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on February 10, 2020. Office location: New York County . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to principal business location: 332 Bowery #4, New York, NY 10012. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19


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Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/03/20. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/18/20. Princ. office of LLC: 333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Ste. 900, Uniondale, NY 11553. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Qualification of ANRP II (TW II INTERMEDIATE DC A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/20/19. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of AHP HH&H Holdco, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/29/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/15/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, 280 Park Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10017. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Qualification of ANRP II (TW II INTERMEDIATE), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/20/19. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of ANRP (TW II INTERMEDIATE DC Z), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/20/19. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of ANRP II (TW II) HOLDINGS, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/20. Office location: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/20/19. Princ. office of LP: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of ANRP II (AIV TW II-L), L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/20. Office location: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/20/19. Princ. office of LP: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Qualification of ANRP II (OVERSEAS INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS), L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/24/20. Office location: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/20/19. Princ. office of LP: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 NUTILE AND STONE, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/23/20. County: Westchester. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 23B Washington Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: any lawful act. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Qualification of AP ACQUISITION COMPANY MISSOURI LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/29/20. Office location: Bronx County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/13/17. Princ. office of LLC: 112 Townpark Dr. NW, Ste. 300, Kennesaw, GA 30144. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Automotive parts distribution. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Qualification of APOLLO ETLIC MANAGEMENT GP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/17/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Qualification of CHELSEA HOTEL OPERATOR, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/29/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/21/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Qualification of APOLLO ETLIC MANAGEMENT, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/20. Office location: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/17/20. Princ. office of LP: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Parnership, Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 W. 57th St., 43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with The Secy. of State of the State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC IV-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC IX-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC V-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC VII-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of PWP GEF SLP II, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/12/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/11/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be . SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC VIII-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Qualification of BRIDGEWAY WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/28/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/05/20. Princ. office of LLC: Bridgeway Wealth Partners, 750 Lexington Ave., 24th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with State of DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17

Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC X-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Qualification of CSIP VI DEBT ACQUISITIONS, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/24/20. Princ. office of LP: 575 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10022. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of APOLLO NAVIGATOR AVIATION (DC XI-A), LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/01/20. Princ. office of LLC: One Manhattanville Rd., Ste. 201, Purchase, NY 10577. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John J. Suydam, 9 West 57th St., 43rd. Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24

Notice of Qualification of CSIP VI PASSTHROUGH ACQUISITIONS, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/24/20. Princ. office of LP: 575 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10022. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

Notice of Qualification of ARTZA, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Georgia (GA) on 04/29/20. Princ. office of LLC: c/o 25Madison LLC, 853 Broadway, Ste. 905, NY, NY 10003. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. GA addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 40 Technology Parkway South, #300, Norcross, GA 30092. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State GA, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE, Ste.313 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Qualification of BRIDGEWAY ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/28/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/05/20. Princ. office of LLC: Bridgeway Wealth Partners, 750 Lexington Ave., 24th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with State of DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Qualification of CORVEX GP III LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/14/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/14/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 667 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10065. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3

Notice of Qualification of DRWANTED.COM LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/13/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/14/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Ted Finkel, Controller, c/o Medical Search International, 23 Vreeland Rd., Ste. 210, Florham Park, NJ 07932. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Qualification of EPH MEMBERS FEEDER, LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/19/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/31/20. Princ. office of LP: 1700 Broadway, 37th FL., NY, NY 10019. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Real estate investments. JW 5/29 6/5,12,19,26 7/3 Notice of Qualification of FRIENDLY ADVANCED SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY I, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/06/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/19/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19

Notice of Qualification of FUTURE POSITIVE I, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/03/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/15/20. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/19,26 7/3,10,17,24 Notice of Qualification of HCP RB HOLDINGS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/15/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/14/20. Princ. office of LLC: 767 5th Ave., 44th Fl., NY, NY 10153. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: John Peter Gutfreund at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Qualification of IDEMIA NATIONAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/07/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/30/98. Princ. office of LLC: 675 N. Washington St., Ste. 350, Alexandria, VA 22314. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice of Qualification of INTER-OCEAN INDUSTRIES LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/20. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 12/05/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Regina Weinstock, 28 Burton Ave., Woodmere, NY 11598. NJ addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., Princeton South Corporate Center, 100 Charles Ewing Blvd., Ste. 160, Ewing, NJ 08628. Cert. of Form. filed with State Treasurer, 33 W. State St., #5th, Trenton, NJ 08628. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qualification of LG x Borgo LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/17/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/30/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Worth St., NY, NY 10013, Attn: Ryan Goldman. Address to be maintained in DE: 1012 College Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Qualification of MULTIFUELS MIDSTREAM GROUP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 01/01/16. Princ. office of LLC: 125 W. 55th St., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. TX addr. of LLC: CSC d/b/a CSC-Lawyers Incorporating Service Co., 211 E. 7th St., Ste. 620, Austin, TX 78701-3218. Cert. of Form. filed with TX Secy. of State, 1019 Brazo St., Austin, TX 78701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Salty Coffee LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/6/2020. Cty: Bronx. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Wanda Suero, 1853 Anthony Avenue, Apt. 9B, New York, NY 10457. General Purpose JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10


Notice of Qualification of SNL XIX, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/14/20. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/18/18. Princ. office of LLC: 3333 New Hyde Park Rd., Ste. 200, Lake Success, NY 11042. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/12,19,26 7/3,10,17 Notice of Qualification of SNL/ERI 2019 HOLDINGS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/20. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/19/19. Princ. office of LLC: 3333 New Hyde Park Rd., Ste. 200, Lake Success, NY 11042. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/22,29 6/5,12,19,26 Notice of Qualification of SOUND WALL WALK LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/30/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1061 Bayhead Dr., Mamaroneck, NY 10543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qualification of STERILEWAVE LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/20. Office location: Nassau County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/22/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 Notice of Qualification of TMI COMPANY STORE HOLDING, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/22/20. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Nebraska (NE) on 08/01/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. NE addr. of LLC: 9394 W. Dodge Rd., #140, Omaha, NE 68114. Cert. of Form. filed with NE Secy. of State, 1445 K St., Ste. 2300, Lincoln, NE 68508. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10 Notice of Qualification of TRIAN PARTNERS SPV XIV GENERAL PARTNER, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/20/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/27/20. Princ. office of LLC: 280 Park Ave., 41st Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JW 5/15,22,29 6/5,12,19 PAULIES PLAZA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/22/20. Latest date to dissolve: 06/01/2050. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 24 Woodsbridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. JW 6/5,12,19,26 7/3,10

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and sweet, speeches lasted just a few minutes. There was no procession, no feeble attempts to try and find your graduate from the ocean of others identically attired, nor the calling out of the each of their names. And afterward there was the party, over Zoom, with only the closest friends and family invited. We were all asked to High School, in Newark, was the last of write brachot, blessings, for our grandthe meaningful and moving graduations daughter, and then do something creative that would be meaningful to her. in my life. Weequahic did it in style. My husband, who has been known to The actual ceremony began a full semester earlier with a powerful and discuss chemistry with her for hours, used all of the chemical elements beautiful event called in the periodic table to write Torch Day, during which his blessings. For example, the symbolic torch was happiness started with hypassed from our graduatdrogen and strontium led to ing class to our successors. success. I wrote my grandThroughout high school we daughter a promissory note had awaited the moment that I will hand off ownerwhen we would finally be ship of a cast-iron statue seniors, 4A’s as they were of the Greek god Mercury, called, and the Torch Day Rosanne Skopp which sat in my uncle’s denceremony was moving, the tal office until he retired, when she finishes music stirring and the lighting dim. Graduations, on the other hand, dental school four years from now. Her siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, are, to me, onerous and sweaty. Virtual events, as we’ve experienced in the last cousins and friends worked hard to craft several months, make demands on the blessings and create memories that will participants and the execution requires endure. One gift was a dwarf fruit tree, creativity, but my granddaughter’s virtual which she’ll take to school and nurture, ceremony was much better than a tradi- a reminder that even in the midst of Cotional graduation. All of the friends and vid-19, living continued. There were emofamily members who participated did so tional videos compiled from friends around out of love, commitment, pride and deter- the world, and notes filled with wisdom mination; it was not a chore. We loved it. folded into lovely origami creations. The Zoom celebration was beautiful, The ceremony was mercifully short

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e recently celebrated our granddaughter’s graduation from Tulane University over Zoom. There were certain advantages to the format. We didn’t have to shlep to New Orleans, First Person a place where we’ve been many times and whose charm eludes us. We didn’t have to take endless hikes to uncomfortable folding chairs, far from bathrooms and in the hot humid air, to hear tedious speeches, the words blending one into another. I am not a fan of graduations, even for a cherished grandchild or loved ones, and I came very close to boycotting my own graduation from Rutgers University-Newark. It was only the nagging of my mother-in-law, who regarded skipping a graduation as worse than treason, that drew me to the ceremony next to thousands of others, each of us sweating in our caps and gowns. My graduation from Weequahic Rosanne Skopp is a frequent blogger for the Times of Israel. She lives in West Orange, N.J., and Israel. This essay first appeared in the New Jersey Jewish News.

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and the traffic on the way home nonexistent. And now to a different kind of celebration, honoring our everyday heroes. All of us who are living new kinds of lives and carefully following the rules — six feet of separation, masks ever-ready, gloves and cleaning supplies abundant — are heroes too. Each of us has a fierce commitment to doing things right. Here comes my husband wiping down a can of peas with Lysol, before rinsing it and putting it into the pantry. Here am I, at age 80, cooking more than ever, and doing a darn good job of it — too good, according to my scale — and cleaning endlessly. Our house has truly never been so immaculate. And, of course, no guests are expected, at least none past our driveway, where we entertain our family, from a distance. They bring their own water and have no expectations of Savta-cooked meals. How ironic. I’m cooking more than ever but not feeding our children and grandchildren. These are the times we live in. Coping is a skill we all need for living in this new reality. Reality is living with the knowledge that pandemics don’t evaporate and that our job is to follow the rules, share our love and pray for a return to normalcy. Sooner, rather than later. And graduations, like minyans on laptops, brises without guests or bagels and virtual bnei mitzvah, are adaptations that we create because we treasure life, and our coping skills are thriving in new and truly remarkable ways. We are, each of us, amazing. ■


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graduate of Bais Rivkah,” a reference to the local Orthodox all-girls school she attended, Spencer said, suggesting there’s no contradiction in being firmly Orthodox in practice and progressive in politics. On Sunday, June 7, more than 100 members of the Crown Heights Chabad community came together in solidarity to march along Eastern Parkway. Some non-Jewish community members of color joined. It was one of three such rallies held by Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn and Queens that day. The rallies, all organized independently and with slightly varying messages, suggest a change in the way some in the Orthodox community are thinking about issues of racism, social justice and police reform. In Midwood, Brooklyn, former Assemblyman Dov Hikind — perhaps an unlikely social-justice messenger given his support for hardline policies like stop-and-frisk and a record of behavior some have called racist — arranged a rally that began on Ocean Parkway and Avenue J. The group, more than 200 strong and made up mostly of Orthodox Jews, marched peacefully down Ocean Parkway, blending calls for justice with the teachings of the Torah. Hikind said, “Being here today is not a choice. We have an obligation to speak up when there’s injustice, in particular when that injustice results in the life of a person being taken.” Other community leaders marched, including Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, a community leader, Rev. Kevin McCall, a civil rights activist, and attorney Sanford Rubenstein. A marcher at the Midwood rally, Yitzchak Friedman, told The Jewish Week, “I went to that protest because I felt like I had a duty to speak out. First, because I have been waiting my entire adult life for a mainstream figure in the Orthodox community to do something for race relations, and I had a duty to support that.” But like a number of the marchers, Friedman saw the protests from another angle. “I am not ready,” he continued, “to ally myself with the entire package of dogmas tacked on to Black Lives Matter if there was another option.” (In its platform, the Movement for Black Lives referred to Israel as a “genocidal” state for its perceived treatment of the Palestinians.)

Maayan Zik, left, one of the organizers of the Crown Heights rally, speaking to protestors on June 7. P HOTO BY MO GELB ER The mainstream Orthodox groups — the Orthodox Union, National Council of Young Israel and Agudath Israel of America — walked a fine line in statements issued after the Floyd killing. They supported the protestors and spoke out against racism but were careful to praise police and condemn the looting that took place across the country. Rabbi Shmuley Yanklowitz, founder of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox social justice organization, said the Orthodox community’s response to issues of racism is “complex and evolving.” While he said some in the community “ignore structural racism and only discuss ‘bad apples,’” he also sees “countless Orthodox Jews stepping out of their comfort zone to march for black lives … engaging out of a deep belief that the Torah views humans as being created in the image of God and racism must, as a religious commitment, be stamped out.”

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n Crown Heights, the headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, there has for years been a small group of progressive, social justice-minded Lubavitchers. Menucha Sherman started an online WhatsApp support group after the Democratic presidential primary debates. Zik, a Jew of color, said the WhatsApp group “was an attempt to make sense of this political crisis. How would you respond to family members who talk about touchy subjects in real life and on social media?” When the protests in the wake of the George Floyd killing began

to spread across the country, Zik thought, “What if we made our own protest? Through our social network, we knew that there were like-minded people who wanted to join a protest against social injustice. But they were scared of getting hurt by tear gas and the general violence.” Amid the pressures of the pandemic, the team members quickly mobilized. Devorah Leah Backman, one of the organizers, sent texts while potty training her child. Others made posters, secured a loudspeaker and bought water bottles, masks and other supplies. Levy-Haim said, “We saw the [Floyd] protests. We asked, ‘What if we march down Eastern Parkway [where Lubavitch headquarters is located]?’ It snowballed from there.” In her opening speech at the Crown Heights rally, the mother of four and an academic adviser at Yeshiva University said, “This week and today, the flame of justice is kindled throughout the country. … May we continue to kindle the light

of justice [for the black community] until its flame rises and shines bright and true for every single one of us without doubt, worry or heartbreak. At today’s march, our goals are threefold: to show solidarity with the black community, to create awareness amongst our Jewish community about racism and to amplify black voices.” Other speakers included Edu Hermelyn, the district leader for the 43rd Assembly District, and Jesse Hamilton, a former state senator and a candidate for 43rd Assembly District who has had a warm relationship with the Chabad community. In introducing Hamilton, Zik noted that he introduced, in 2018, a 911 civil rights bill that would prohibit false race-based calls to the police. “This would protect all of us in Crown Heights, black or Jewish, from people who want to use the police force as a weapon of intimidation,” said Zik. At the various marches, organizers and participants reflected nuanced opinions on complex debates now taking place about topics like defunding the police. Ephraim Sherman, one of the Crown Heights organizers, suggested a different kind of police department, and diverting funds to experts better equipped to deal with mental health problems and non-criminal behavior. “Taking those funds and directing them to social workers, teachers and psychologists to respond in non-violent and non-armed ways,” he said. In the days since the rally, the Crown Heights organizers are looking to capitalize on the momentum. They’re talking about bringing black and Jewish kids together “for productive dialogue.” And they’ve launched an aspirationally named Instagram page — @Ker_A_Velt — “Turn the world over.” ■

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