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Chai LIfeline's First 'I-Shine' Conference Focuses On Sharing Ideas And Planning For Growth

Chai LIfeline's First 'I-Shine' Conference Focuses On Sharing Ideas And Planning For Growth
Chai Lifeline recently hosted its first-ever conference for leaders of i-Shine, the organization’s after-school program for children living with illness or loss in their homes. Held in Chai Lifeline’s New York City office, the i-Shine conference brought together the lay leaders and professionals who care for more than 500 elementary school-age children throughout the academic year. The conference participants shared best practices and new ideas to further enhance this unique program, which ...
(1 opinions  |   June 08 )

Over 1,000 Boys Celebrate 52nd Annual National Pirchei Agudas Yisroel Siyum Mishnayos

Over 1,000 Boys Celebrate 52nd Annual National Pirchei Agudas Yisroel Siyum Mishnayos
Another year; another rousing celebration. On Sunday afternoon, the cavernous Palace ballroom in Brooklyn was filled with over 1,000 boys celebrating the 52nd annual National Siyum Mishnayos of Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America al Shem Rabbi Yehoshua Silbermintz zt"l. Youthful enthusiasm permeated the air from the moment a long line of coach buses from out-of-town communities, filled with children, streamed down McDonald Avenue. An additional large number, some with their proud fathers ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 28 )

Agudath Israel Dinner to Honor Prominent Askanim

Agudath Israel Dinner to Honor Prominent Askanim
The 93rd annual dinner of Agudath Israel of America will take place on May 10th at the Hilton New York. The dinner will celebrate a year of solid achievement for the Tzibbur, whether it's ensuring a hard working Orthodox employee retains his job without having to work on Yom Tov...obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for Yeshivos...fighting to protect religious liberties, specifically in the areas of Shechita or Bris Milah...helping parents of children with special needs ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 20 )

Tov V'Chesed Home-Delivers Free Pesach Groceries To Thousands Of Families Across Eretz Yisrael

Tov V'Chesed Home-Delivers Free Pesach Groceries To Thousands Of Families Across Eretz Yisrael
Ask any 13-year-old what he plans to do with his Bar Mitzva money, and you're likely to get a quite a list, with a price tag ten times the amount the boy actually received. But matza probably doesn't rank high on said list, right? For the young boy who called us, it was the only thing on his. He had used his Bar Mitzva money to buy matza for his family the year before, but this year, though he tried saving up, it wasn't enough. The fourteen-year old’s father was ashamed to call, so the ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 31 )

Panama City Beach FL Gets Their First Mikva

Panama City Beach FL Gets Their First Mikva
On Rosh Chodesh Adar, Wednesday morning, February 18, residents of Panama City Beach, Florida gathered to celebrate the opening of a dream. Their very own mikvah. Previously the closest mikvah was in Tallahassee, Fl, a long and difficult drive. Not everyone could take the six hours that it took to make the round trip. But now, with a mikvah of their own, fifteen families committed to embark on lives of taharah. Rabbi Binyamin Terenyo of Dallas, Texas, is the person who brought the mostly ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 09 )

PHOTOS: 1,200 'Pack The House' At The 6th Annual Project Inspire Convention

PHOTOS: 1,200 'Pack The House' At The 6th Annual Project Inspire Convention
“It all started at last year’s convention,” said Mr. Yiddy Klein, describing himself as a regular guy from Boro Park and not-at-all a Kiruv expert,  speaking to over 1,000 people at the electrifying Friday night keynote session.  Like hundreds of other participants, Yiddy had been moved and inspired by the soul-stirring speeches and personal testimonies at the weekend.  “At the end of the Shabbos, we were asked to fill out a card, stating our kiruv preference—either inviting ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 20 )

Chai Lifeline's 'Wish At The Wall' 2015 - Giving Children A Trip Of A Lifetime

Chai Lifeline's 'Wish At The Wall' 2015 - Giving Children A Trip Of A Lifetime
[By Yehudah Farkas] The Hartman Family Foundation, Wish at the Wall excursion to Israel returned last Sunday, February 8th from a 10-day trip that will surely be remembered by all attendees for a lifetime. The trip included 13 Chai Lifeline children, parents and staff. The yearly trip strives to give children with cancer and other chronic illness a chance to get a full “Israel experience.” Some of the itinerary included a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 16 )

STAR-K Visit Highlighted by Rav Binyomin Friedman on Atlanta Scholars Kollel Trip

STAR-K Visit Highlighted by Rav Binyomin Friedman on Atlanta Scholars Kollel Trip
One of the first stops Rabbi Binyomin Friedman made in Baltimore, on Thursday, December 11, after flying up the night before from Atlanta, was STAR-K Kosher Certification. The dozen or so men, aged 30-60, who accompanied him were just some of his students at the Atlanta Scholars Kollel (ASK). The Kollel organized the trip for the purpose of providing the opportunity to learn in a Yeshiva—something that most of these men had never experienced in person. “We spent Thursday through Sunday ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 31 )

The 'Miracle Of The Happiest Chanukah' For 350 Children of Divorce

The 'Miracle Of The Happiest Chanukah' For 350 Children of Divorce
Here you see 350 children in a room; 350 children lighting chanuka candles; 350 children doing face painting; 350 children doing photo stop and the best part- 350 children singing Chanuka songs, laughing and opening their beautifully wrapped surprise chanuka gifts – Sounds ordinary. Why would anyone write an article about something so ordinary as 350 children enjoying the happiness of Chanuka- holiday of miracles? These are 350 kids who cannot celebrate Chanuka with their Mom and ...
(4 opinions  |   December 31 )

FrumDivorce: Light Up the Night with Over 500 People

FrumDivorce: Light Up the Night with Over 500 People
This Chanukah Frum Divorce, in cooperation with the Lev Shlomo foundation has joined forces to inspire and bring light and joy to children of divorced homes. This is a first ever such program. They have taken over the magnificent Hall of Science on Monday, December 22nd from 5-8 PM. Children will have the opportunity to be entertained and enjoy the myriad of different exhibits at the hall (at no charge). In addition, there will be a beautiful Candle lighting Ceremony, as well as entertainment ...
(2 opinions  |   December 22 )

PHOTOS: Bikur Cholim Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Blythedale Children's Hospital

PHOTOS: Bikur Cholim Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Blythedale Children's Hospital
[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Keeping to their long-standing tradition of serving patients and their families, Bikur Cholim has done it again. This past Sunday, November 9th, another link was added to the vast chain of existing Bikur Cholim Shabbos Rooms throughout Rockland, Westchester and northern New Jersey. This time, it is Blythedale Chidren’s Hospital in Westchester County, New York`s only freestanding specialty children’s hospital, dedicated to improving the health status ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 13 )