We regret to inform you of the passing of Jay Schechter, brother of Hillel and Michal Schechter and Joshua and Alyssa Schechter. The graveside service and funeral will take place August 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Mt. Richmond Cemetery 420 Clark Avenue Staten Island, New York. The family will be gathering on Saturday night and…

 We regret to inform you of the passing of Aharon Rahabi, father of  Flora Bienstock and Batsheva Margolis and grandfather of Lee Bienstock, Daniel Bienstock, Solomon Bienstock, Jessica Halal, Evan Margolis. Funeral has taken place in Israel. Shiva is being observed in Israel until Tuesday morning, August 22nd at  18 Rechov Chenkin, Raanana.

Eema, You Need a Time-Out

  About 15 years ago, when my eldest child was five years old, I came in from work later than he did and saw his jacket, socks and shoes scattered all over the place.  I started calling him and berating him for this and that and the other thing all at once, he replied, “Eema,…

We announce with sorrow the passing of Rabbi Aaron Brafman, Menahel of Yeshiva Far Rockaway, o”h, beloved husband of Susie Brafman and beloved brother of Ben Brafman and Shevy Cooperberg. Rebbetzin Susie Brafman and her children are sitting shiva at the Brafman residence at 746 Mador Court, Far Rockaway, NY, through Thursday morning, August 17th. Shevy Cooperberg and Ben…

  When the baby boom generation was growing up, Catskill comedians were a big phenomenon. Entertainment in the mountains was always a comedian.   And everyone was in the mountains! No one took an airplane anywhere and no one had air conditioning. Therefore, the “cool” mountains, and I mean cool air not cool crowd, was…

WeRegret to inform you of the passing of Arnold Swartz, beloved father of Ronald Swartz Steven Swartz and Lisa Swartz Adler. The funeral will be take place Friday, August, 4th at 9 a.m.  at Sinai Chapel 162-05 Horace Harding Expressway Fresh Meadows, New York. Shiva will be held at the Swartz residence at 270-10 Grand Central Parkway,…

It is with a sense of great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mrs. Betty Seidel, A”H, beloved mother of our member, Gloria Thurm. The Levaya will take place on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at at Boulevard Chapels, 1450 Broadway, Hewlett. Shiva will be observed at the Thurm residence, 881 Academy Road, Woodmere, until Sunday,…

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Albert Isaacs, a”h, father of former HALB parent Kalman Isaacs, and grandfather of Yair (DRS ’09), Yehuda (DRS ’11), Ziona (SKA ’13) and Aliza (SKA ’16). The funeral will take place today, Monday, July 31st, at 2:00pm at the Shomrei Hadas Chapel, 3803 14th Avenue, Brooklyn. Shiva will take…

Giving voice to my uncle’s sacred memories of the Holocaust. by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff  I made a promise. I gave my word to my dear Uncle Yanky, Rabbi Jacob Jungreis, that I would not allow his story to be forgotten. So I am sitting at the table of my beloved mother’s brother with notebook and pen in…