Jewish Voices, Jewish Life

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.

Making an Impact.

As you may have heard or seen, last Saturday night four young adults attacked several Jewish pedestrians with bb guns, eggs and other projectiles in Ramapo. With tremendous thanks to law enforcement, including Chief Reilly, Sheriff Falco and their dedicated investigators, the perpetrators…

Meeting Our Community's Needs.

Since I joined Federation at the end of 2021, I've reached out to speak with many members of our community, to hear what their priorities and concerns are for Jewish life in Rockland. As well, many of you participated in our community survey in May, asking similar questions. With clarity, I…

Share your thoughts.

Over the summer, we will be transitioning to a new model, incorporating alternative content including video, infographics, and more. And we'd like to hear from you, both about what you'd like to see and if you'd like to share content.

Happy Fourth of July weekend!

Two weeks ago, I shared my thoughts with you about what I, as an immigrant to the US, felt inspired and responsible to learn about the experience of African Americans in the US in the context of the Juneteenth holiday.
As Independence Day approaches, I’m recalling driving across the G…

A somber anniversary.

One year ago, today, we were all transfixed in horror and concern as we learned of the collapse of a beachside condominium building in Surfside, Florida. 98 people died in the tragedy, and several factors distinguished this event both in the public eye and for our community in particular.