As some of the readers may know, our family lost our beloved son, Eric Eliezer Levenson (z”l), a year and a half ago. Because we believe it is important, and may be beneficial to others, to be open about the cause of his death, that he took his own life at the age of 28 after 14 years of suffering from severe depression, a number of
When planning to hire a tutor, timing is crucial.
Experienced tutors know that the timeline will be different for ongoing academic tutoring, for a specific academic project or for test prep. So let’s take a look at the ideal timing for these three distinct areas.
Around two and a half years ago, I started running. I had never exercised a day in my life. It felt draining and boring, and I didn’t think I needed it. I hated to sweat. I didn’t like to exert myself. I wasn’t good at it. The list of excuses was lengthy. But then, after a series of endless viruses and illnesses passed around
Makor Disability Residents gathered at the YI of Midwood for an annual Chanukah Bash. Residents from 34 homes had a lively celebration with music and dancing thanks to sponsor Omni Managed Health, Inc. Everyone received a surprise gift from Junee.
As the beginning of the school year is behind us and our children have either returned to their familiar school environment or have begun a new journey, I would like to further the conversation about drug use. I strongly urge us to recognize that it is not acceptable to shy away from this rampant problem. Drug use is real and it
This past summer, three Jewish women in Essex County got together to shine a light on the issues of substance abuse, addiction and mental health within the Jewish community.
With the support of a number of Jewish community agencies, foundations and individuals, we were able to expose
Last week, “Freedom Song: The Musical” was performed at the JCC of MetroWest in West Orange and at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield. Freedom Song is a powerful, personal musical written and performed by recovering addicts who found their recovery at Beit T’Shuvah, the only Jewish faith-based residential recovery facility in the
We are currently struggling with the age of digital technology that has captured our kids’ attention perhaps a bit too much. Taking a hike helps teach kids to concentrate on only one thing. They are bombarded with distractions; everything is calling for your child’s attention. At this rate, the ability to concentrate will
As parents, we all want for our kids the best that life can offer. We want our children to succeed, feel protected and to have a sense of belonging. For some children and teens, finding “their place” among their peers can be challenging. They may experience challenges in a wide range of social settings, including family gatherings, school, camp etc. And as parents,
For college-bound students, junior year in high school is packed with challenges. It’s the most important year in terms of academics. It’s when you take the SAT or ACT, when you start putting together your college list, and when you are likely hitting your peak in whatever sports or extracurricular activities you’re involved in. In
I have worked with students of all levels and abilities all over New York and Bergen County over the past 10 years, and have dealt with every conceivable issue students face with their college admissions exams.
Taking the stress out of test preparation for students and their families is a major priority
Before I begin, let me just clarify that my use of “carpool” in the title might be misleading. I do not mean driving other peoples’ kids. I mean just driving my own to school, which, I guess would technically be a carpool with myself, but I only refer to it as such because the schools divide the kids according to “bus”