Monday, February 17, 2020


Project S.A.R.A.H. Runs Safety Training For Camp Counselors and Parents

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean that Project S.A.R.A.H. takes a vacation from its mission of keeping children in our community safe. In fact, as summer was heating up, Project S.A.R.A.H.’s team of social workers were in high gear offering safety trainings for parents and camp counselors and staff ahead of the summer

Another Brick in The Wall

I didn’t love high school. Sure, I was well educated, landing in college and a prestigious graduate program, leading to a successful career. When I was a teenager, that was the sole purpose of high school. To offer an education sufficient to move on to college. Little thought was given to middot, self-image, social adaptation or personal

A Different Form of Lashon Hara

We have always been very conscious of the differences in the way that people use English words to explain themselves here and in Canada. For instance, in Canada a person would never vomit—he would “be sick.” He would be “in hospital” as opposed to in the hospital. He would “sleep in” as opposed to staying in bed later. All of

What I Have Learned From My Students

Teaching at SINAI, a school well known for its “Uniquely Special Education,” is an incredible privilege. Those of us lucky enough to work here are blessed with the opportunity to witness the small miracles that take place at SINAI on a daily basis. Every teacher takes pride in the success of his or her students, but those of us who

“But Were You in Pain?”

Last week I gave a presentation on body image and eating disorder awareness at a Jewish day school in Maryland. I was speaking to a group of middle school students when one raised her hand and asked a question that I’d never been asked before. “Were you in pain when you had your eating disorder?” I asked her to clarify, physical pain

Great Shopping Websites

As the summer approaches it seems people are looking for deals on items they may need for the summer. Some of the sites I am submitting will be my trade secrets. Please feel free to send me some of your own special sites for the future.

One thing to note is there is no special secret on how those

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Will Fits Almost Nobody

Many people know that they should have a will—among many other reasons, it’s the best way to ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish, and it allows you to designate guardians who will care for minor children. Despite these important considerations, many balk at the cost of hiring an attorney to draft a will. This inevitably

Camp Dora Golding Taking Sports to the Next Level

East Stroudsburg, PA—Batter up! Camp Dora Golding is stepping up their sports this summer, with a new sports director who will oversee a league of coaches and a rigorous sporting schedule.

Directed by Levi Goldberg of Teaneck and a team of full-time coaches, the updated sports program

The Key to a Meaningful Father’s Day Isn’t Meals Out and Expensive Gifts

With Father’s Day approaching, there is no better opportunity to reconnect and recharge our relationship with one of the most important figures in our lives. While we are obligated to “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother” daily in commandment five of Shemot 20:12 and therefore every day should be like Father’s Day, this day is an ideal

This Father’s Day, American Family Donates Ambucycle in Honor of Israeli Family

At a time when most are honoring their fathers and enjoying the day with their families, 17-year-old Israeli Guy Gold sits inside an intensive recovery ward at a highly specialized burn care unit in Boston, thousands of miles from his home, family and friends.

Guy vividly recalls that unforgettable

New Riverdale Cafe Brings People Together

Emily Weisberg, owner of the newly opened Moss Cafe in Riverdale, is continuing in her family’s tradition of working in the food industry. Her father has worked as a cook; her mother, a school teacher, has worked as a waitress on the weekends and her sister also works in the food industry. However, Weisberg is the only one who

Stamford’s New Sushi Eatery Is Worth the Trip

Sushi in Stamford? Why would anyone living in Teaneck and all the kosher eateries it offers consider driving across state lines for a spicy tuna roll? In a word: Soosh.

Soosh, located in the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Stamford, Connecticut, opened six months ago, and my husband and I had a