BORUCH MATIR ASURIM: Mordechai Samet Released Under “First Step Act”

R' Mordechai Samet of Kiryas Joel was released from prison on Erev Rosh Hashanah, after serving 20 of his 27-year sentence. Samet was released under...

Health Dept. Gives “Cease & Desist” To Main Satmar Kiryas Joel Shul; Warns Of...

The Orange County Health Department visited the main Satmar Shul in Kiryas Joel on Wednesday morning and platstered a "cease and desist order" on...

TRAGEDY: 19-Year-Old Girl From Cedarhurst R”L Killed In Upstate NY Crash

YWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Dina Rosenzweig A"H, 19-year-old girl who was R"L killed in a crash in upstate...

FOUND: Group Of 20 Yeshiva Bochrim Found After 13 Hours In Catskills [VIDEOS &...

After missing in the Catskill Mountains for nearly 13 hours, a group of around 20 Bochrim were Bichasdei Hashem found. The group of boys from...

TEHILLIM – Yeshiva Bochur Struck By Falling Tree In Catskills, Suffers Serious Head Injury

A 14-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury after a tree fell on him in Woodbourne, Wednesday morning. It happened at the Nitra Camp on...

COVID IN THE CATSKILLS: Cases In Multiple Bungalow Colonies – But NONE Serious

Outbreaks of coronavirus in three different Chabad Bungalow colonies in the Catskills have led to a lockdown for at least one of them this...

DRONE FOOTAGE: 41th Yartzheit Of The Satmar ZATZAL In Kiryas Joel

Thousands of Chasidic Jews streamed into Kiryas Joel Yesterday Sunday August 16 2020, for the 41st Yartzheitof the Satmar Rebbe, Hagaon HaRav Yoel Teitelbaum...

Person Killed In Early Morning Crash In Catskills [PHOTOS]

An early-morning crash in the Catskills left one person dead, and two others injured, Sunday morning. Sources tell YWN that emergency personnel received calls at...

Massive Fire Destroys Kitchen And Diningroom At Oorah’s “The Zone” Camp [VIDEOS]

A massive fire has broken out at "The Zone Camp" (Oorah's Girls Division Camp) in Upstate NY. Video footage shows one building fully engulfed in...

Two Fatalities In Route 17 Crash Near Monticello

Two people lost their lives in a crash on Route 17 in Sullivan County, Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the scene on Route...

MISSING BOCHRIM FOUND! Two Missing Hikers Located On Rock In Water

A dramatic night of searching for two missing hikers ended after midnight when both were found. Sources tell YWN that the two boys were part...

SEE THE VIDEOS: Camp YKK In Pennsylvania Gets Hit With Flash Floods – All...

Yeshiva Kayitz Kingston (YKK) in Pennsylvania suffered some serious flooding due to Tropical Storm Isaias. Incredible footage shows multiple feet of water flooding the campgrounds. The...

ISAIAS TRACK: Dangerous Tropical Storm Bears Down On Entire NY/NJ Area; Risk Of Tornadoes,...

Tropical Storm Isaias is packing dangerous winds and heavy rain as it rapidly heads toward the Tri-State after making landfall as a hurricane near...

South Fallsburg: Massive Fire Destroys Venetian Cafe [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

The Venetian Cafe on Route 42 in South Fallsburg was destroyed by a fire overnight. The fire started at around 3:00AM, and numerous fire departments...

New Yorkers Leaving NYC For Upstate NY

If the outbreak roars back in New York City, Anil and Joyce Lilly will not be sheltering again in their Bronx apartment. They just...

Massive Fire Destroys Building At Camp Agudah, Second Structure Suffers Significant Damage

A massive fire broke out in Camp Agudah in Ferndale on Thursday morning, leaving at least one building destroyed. The fire department was called to...

Monticello: Man Drives Stolen ATV 66 Miles From Pennsylvania Before Fatal Crash

On Tuesday July 21, 2020, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to an ATV accident on State Route 17B, just west of Kaufman Road...

Man Found Dead May Be Linked To Shooting At NJ Judge’s House

A gunman posing as a FedEx delivery person shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a federal judge and wounded her husband at their...

NYC Man Tubing Down Delaware River Slips Into Water, Dies At Hospital

YWN is publishing this article as a reminder and warning to the thousands of people who will be going "down the Delaware" this summer:...

Three Maintenance Workers Overdose At Munkatch Day Camp In Kiamisha

Three maintenance workers at a summer getaway overdosed in Kiamisha on Thursday afternoon. It happened just after 4:00PM at the Munkatcher Camp on Route 42,...

NY State Troopers Ask To Be Removed From New York City

The head of the New York State Troopers PBA issued a statement Wednesday "demanding" that state troopers be removed from New York City "and...

Walmart To Require All Customers To Wear Masks

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is the latest national chain to require all customers to wear masks. The change will start next week. Starbucks said...

Camp Bnos Ruach Chaim From NY – Currently In Vermont – Runs Into Some...

An out-of-state orthodox Jewish camp group that state officials have warned is out of compliance with COVID-19 occupancy orders will remain at a Rutland...

TROUBLE FOR CAMPS: NY State Closes “Loopholes” That Summer Camps Are Using

Many overnight summer camps are using various "loopholes" in the existing executive order, in which they were given temporary residence permits to operate this...

UPDATE – Tropical Storm Begins Across Tri-State With Heavy Rains And Strong Winds

A tropical storm warning was issued for the entire tri-state area ahead of Tropical Storm Fay's expected landfall on Friday, as the storm churned...

Bike4Chai 2020 Rides into Uncharted Territory

Changing Gears: Bike4Chai 2020 Rides into Uncharted Territory to Benefit Children of Chai Lifeline On Thursday, August 13, nearly 500 cyclists will ride more than...

JUDGE RULES – NO OVERNIGHT CAMPS IN NY THIS SUMMER

The ruling has just been handed down by the judge: There will be no overnight summer camps in NY this summer. The attorney representing the...

Catskills: Two Serious Crashes On Route 17 Near Exit 119 – One Victim Airlifted...

Two serious crashes this morning forced the full closure of Route 17 at Exit 119 - both eastbound and westbound. In one incident, one victim...

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE: Supplemental Briefs Filed; Awaiting Judge Ruling

Despite viral rumors on social media stating that a Federal Judge in NY ruled that summer camps would not be allowed to open, it...

Camp Simcha Without Borders Kicks Off Summer with Rocking Drive-in Concert [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

Children with serious illnesses and their families enjoyed a much-needed night out from the comfort and safety of their cars at Chai Lifeline’s Summer...

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE: Judge Expected To Issue Ruling By End Of Week

This morning, a plaintiff group led by the Association of Jewish Camp Operators, AJCO, as well as parents of potential campers, presented oral arguments...

Sullivan County Legislator Upset That No One In Fallsburg Wearing Masks

June 30, 2020 Dear Residents and Summer Visitors, As the summer of 2020 unfurls in Sullivan County, it’s critically important that we keep it from unraveling...

Catskills: Toddler Pulled From Pond At Maywood Bungalows

A child was pulled from a pond in the Catskills on Sunday morning. Catskills Hatzolah was on the scene at 9:40AM at Maywood Bungalow Colony...

WITH COVID PRECAUTIONS: Thousands Expected to Utilize Thruway Rest Area For Mincha and Maariv

Over the past 17 years, thousands of travelers have made use of the Tefilas Mordche Mincha Area on the New York State Thruway, stopping...

YWN PODCAST: Lawsuit Against Cuomo Over Sleepaway Camps – Rabbi Yeruchim Silber Of Agudah

In this exclusive interview, Rav Yeruchim Silber, New York State Director of Government Affairs for Agudth Israel of America, discusses the lawsuit brought by...

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Motzei Rosh Hashanah News Roundup From Israel

Twenty new coronavirus-related fatalities were reported across Israel over Rosh Hashanah. These deaths included sixteen people who were reported to have died of the...