Remembering Rabbi Chaim Dahan, zt”l, on His First Yartzeit May 2021

Rabbi Chaim Dahan’s passing created a deep void in the lives of many. He befriended me when he joined the faculty at Yeshivat Shaare Torah, and he brought sunshine and light to my home whenever he visited. I and many others have lost a treasured best friend. With Rabbi Chaim, all paths led to Telshe Read More »

By Rabbi David Zafrani

The Founding of Yeshiva Ateret Torah Restoring the Crown to Its Former Glory May 2021

Everyone loves a good story with a happy ending, especially if there is a little tension and resolved uncertainty. Here is part of our community’s history that will make some nostalgic, and will open others’ eyes to the breaking history that began back in the 1970s. Like much of Jewish history, our real stories are Read More »


Ahi Ezer Yeshiva, Looking Ahead May 2021

The Ahi Ezer Yeshiva is a striking landmark on Ocean Parkway and has been dear to our hearts for over 60 years. Approaching Avenue X on my way to visit, the fresh and modern structure immediately caught my eye. The beautifully renovated façade is only a hint of the major transformations taking place within the Read More »

By Staff Writers, with Pnina Souid


Career coaches discuss a long list of attributes to strive for when advising clients. Talent is something that can always be developed. Integrity, discipline, and resilience are not discussed often enough, but they are qualities that can certainly impact a person’s trajectory towards a successful career. Clients and coaches always focus on current skills. One Read More »

By Ellen Ades

Summer Camp: A Privilege or a Right? April 2021

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a fulltime photographer and parttime writer, who has contributed regularly to this magazine for the past several years. I’m also a dedicated wife and mother of three living in and amongst the community. Many of my articles in recent months are just as relevant to me as I’m sure Read More »

By Frieda Schweky

Shavuot: Stop and Take Stock of All Your Gifts! April 2021

Shavuot is a time of gifts.  Along with the Torah, the greatest gift Gd gave us at Mount Sinai, He also gave us many other gifts. Every year Shavuot comes and these gifts are poured into us again for 24 hours. These 24 hours are imbued with great and lofty ideas! - the mighty event Read More »

Grassroots Covid Plasma Initiative Saves Lives April 2021

When the Coronavirus hit the U.S. a little over a year ago, there was no sense of how far the virus would spread, how devastating  it would be, and whether there would be any treatment in sight. But as Jews, hopelessness is not in our vocabulary. That could not have been more evident when a Read More »


The Standard American Diet Is S.A.D. for More Than One Reason April 2021

Did you know that about one half of American adults suffer from a chronic illness associated with poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity? That translates into about 117 million American adults whose chronic disease could be positively altered by adhering to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, together with an Read More »

By Mordechai Katz

Mashiah Revealed – Part 8: Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? April 2021

The Israelite nation that left Egypt and stood at Mount Sinai, becoming Gd’s Chosen Nation, consisted of thirteen tribes. Today, however, the Jewish Nation as we know it consists of only three tribes. What happened to the other ten tribes, and will we be reunited with our lost brethren at the time of Mashiah? Each Read More »

By Rabbi Eliyahu Haim Aboud

From The Files of The Mitzvah Man In the Zechut of Two Mitzvot April 2021

“…his commitment to observe two mitzvot on a consistent basis gave him a special zechut and Divine protection from a difficult situation.” Shelomo, a Mitzvah Man volunteer, wanted to do a special out of the box hesed for Purim. The Mitzvah Man director put him in contact with a rabbi who regularly visits hospital patients Read More »

By Pnina Souid
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