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Chai Lifeline Family Adventure Brings Families Together At Camp Simcha

Chai Lifeline Family Adventure Brings Families Together At Camp Simcha
The three women entered the Camp Simcha dining room and barely looked around. The enormous dining room, capable of seating 400 campers and staff members simultaneously during the summer, had been decorated to look like an Italian piazza. The aroma of freshly cooked eggplant parmigiana, fish, and crepes filled the space. But these women were so deep in conversation they hardly noticed. They might have been best friends from school, but in reality, they had met each other the day before, when Chai Lifeline’s innovative Family Adventure ...

Sullivan County: Orthodox/Hasidic Community Forum Slated by Human Rights Commission (1 opinions)

Sullivan County: Orthodox/Hasidic Community Forum Slated by Human Rights CommissionThe Sullivan County Human Rights Commission has announced that it is sponsoring a new Community Outreach Series with the objective to help bring our diverse community together. The initial forum will focus on Orthodox/Hasidic Community Relations in Sullivan County and be held on Monday June 20, 2016, at 1PM at the Sullivan County Legislative Hearing Room in the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello. Moderators of the forum will be former Town of Thompson Supervisor Anthony Cellini, Sullivan County Attorney Gerald Orseck, and ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Fire Destroys Building At Stolin Camp In Highland, NY (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Fire Destroys Building At Stolin Camp In Highland, NY[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A fire destroyed a building at a summer camp in Highland Monday. A second-alarm fire was reported at Camp Karlin Stolin, 775 North Chodikee Lake Road, around 5:30 p.m., according to Town of Lloyd Police. Fire departments from Highland, Clintondale, Esopus, Milton, New Paltz responded to the scene. Mobile Life Support was also called to the scene. (YWN Sullivan County Newsroom)

Camp Agudah's 75th Anniversary to be Celebrated at Upcoming Agudah Dinner (1 opinions)

Camp Agudah's 75th Anniversary to be Celebrated at Upcoming Agudah DinnerIt will be an evening to remember at the 94th Anniversary Dinner of Agudath Israel of America which will pay tribute to Camp Agudah, now celebrating its 75th year. The dinner, taking place on Sunday, June 5th at the Hilton NY, will pay tribute to a distinguished group of individuals who helped shape Camp Agudah into the premier Orthodox Jewish camping experience, setting the standard for the many other camps who have followed in its illustrious footsteps. The Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award will be presented to Camp Agudah and will be ...    Full Story »

BREAKING PHOTOS: Dozens Of FBI Agents Are Currently In Kiryas Joel At UTA And Public Safety Building [UPDATED 11:00AM ET] (14 opinions)

BREAKING PHOTOS: Dozens Of FBI Agents Are Currently In Kiryas Joel At UTA And Public Safety Building [UPDATED 11:00AM ET]Dozens of FBI Agents, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the Sullivan County District Attorney, and other law enforcement agencies are raiding multiple locations in the village of Kiryas Joel, YWN has learned. The agencies confirm they are executing search warrants at the village's public safety building and the United Talmudical Academy. Authorities have not released specifics about the current investigation. The United Talmudical Academy is under investigation for the federal E-Rate program, which pays for computer connectivity ...    Full Story »

3 Presidential Candidates Heading For Events In Albany

3 Presidential Candidates Heading For Events In AlbanyRoad closures and parking restrictions are in effect in parts of downtown Albany as three of the U.S. presidential candidates plan to make appearances in New York's capital. Republican candidate John Kasich gets things started with Monday's first appearance. The Ohio governor is scheduled to be at the Fort Orange Club on Washington Avenue at noon for a private event. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont brings his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination to the nearby Washington Avenue Armory at 2 p.m. New York businessman Donald Trump ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico Suddenly Resigns (1 opinions)

NY State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico Suddenly ResignsNYSP Superintendent Joseph D’Amico has unexpectedly submitted his resignation to NYS Governor Cuomo on Friday morning. D'Amico announced his resignation on Friday to pursue "other opportunities" that he did not disclose. The Democratic governor called D'Amico "an outstanding public servant" and said he will miss him both professionally and personally. Cuomo noted that during his tenure, D'Amico led the State Police through snow storms, hurricanes, prison breaks, a manhunt and anti-terrorism investigations. Joseph A. D'Amico was ...    Full Story »

Uber, Lyft Plan To Expand Into Upstate NY To Face Test

Uber, Lyft Plan To Expand Into Upstate NY To Face TestThe app-based ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are gearing up for a campaign to convince New York state lawmakers to let them expand operations into upstate cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. New Yorkers for Ridesharing, a coalition of more than 50 groups that support the expansion, is launching an effort using letters, phone calls and advertisements to win over lawmakers. The group senses an opportunity in Albany now that the Legislature has agreed on a state budget. The coalition includes Uber, Lyft, business ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel: Goshen Man Charged With Hateful Graffiti (1 opinions)

Kiryas Joel: Goshen Man Charged With Hateful GraffitiNew York State Police have arrested 24 year-old James Blazeski, from Goshen, after anti-Semitic graffiti was found Wednesday in Kiryas Joel. State Police say Blazeski spray painted the words "Death to Jews" on a door inside a multi-family building, where a note pad with a racial slur written in it was also found. Blazeski was sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $7,500 bond. (YWN Sullivan County Newsroom)
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