Jewish Voices, Jewish Lives

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.

How We Heal

This week, my cousin shared a short video with me. In it, a young woman in Israel, whose husband is a unit commander in Gaza, shared a thought about how we can find space for positive thoughts in an environment where we are surrounded by sadness, anger or despair.

Her simple idea was - crea…


Goldberg’s Famous Bagels & Deli

At Goldberg’s Bagels, the wall of Israelis taken hostage on October 7 is a clear indication of owner Adam Goldberg’s love of the Israeli people.

He says, “During a charity bike ride for Alyn Hospital in Israel around 17 years ago, I fell in love …

What Our Stories Tell Us

I was participating in a Rockland Business Association zoom call earlier this week, discussing ways to convey a business’s or organization’s story to the consumers or supporters they encounter, on this call specifically discussing podcasts. Stay tuned, we’re working on it.

One key ta…

Rockland Businesses Supporting Israel

Alan Pressman, DMD

For Dr. Alan Pressman, it was an easy decision to become a co-sponsor of the 13 Rockland Jewish Federation and JCC buses that traveled to the March for Israel, November 14 in Washington, DC. He explained his dedication. "I have many friends, colleagues and patients who ar…

All in this Together

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on how identities intersect for all of us, in ways we perhaps haven’t contemplated. What I know is that we are one people, one family, and we are responsible for one another in ways big…