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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Special Features

Prominent Israeli Torah Scholar Discusses  Wide Range of Issues Facing his Country

Rabbi Haim Drukman’s entire adult life has been inextricably bound with the Religious Zionist / Modern Orthodox Bnei Akiva movement in Israel. As a leader of Bnei Akiva since the early 1950s, Rabbi Drukman has had a profound impact on the spiritual development and outlook of thousands of Israeli citizens, and – accordingly – he was recently awarded the Israel Prize, an annual honor bestowed by the Israeli government on an individual who has notably displayed excellence in their field, or contributed strongly to Israeli culture.

Born in Poland in 1932, Haim Drukman was saved from the Holocaust and arrived in Eretz Yisrael in 1944. After attending the Aliyah

“It was really nice being out there in the park with the kids…so motivational.” (PHOTO COURTESY OF SPECIAL CHILDREN’S CENTER)This Year’s Event Scheduled for Sunday, June 24

If the Special Children’s Center has one message to impart to the community, it’s that these kids can do anything. With that in mind, SCC volunteer Adele Laboz had an idea: Why not give them the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a real New York race? The Achilles Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the disabled. Together with New York Road Runners they created a day where hundreds of people with different challenges and disabilities

The New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service (NYC-ARECS), a NYC based auxiliary communications organization, is looking for a few good men and women to join their emergency communications team.

The NYC-ARECS organization is made up of New York City based licensees of the Federal Communications Commission who volunteer their time and specialize in Amateur Radio emergency communications. Not unlike other civic-minded organizations such as Haztolah, Chaverim and Misaskim, the

Rabbi Fingerer with Shlomo Zakheim and a BJX student. (PHOTO CREDIT: YURIY LITVINOV)More Jews marrying Jewish thanks to Brooklyn Jewish Experience and community members  

BJX’s (Brooklyn Jewish eXperience) is a group with a mission. That mission is to ensure that every resident of Brooklyn, even the most unaffiliated and secular, be afforded a connection to our Torah heritage and feel part of the Jewish family. One new student who has not missed a single BJX program for several months was so inspired by what he’s been learning that he stayed up the entire night learning on

Pictured above: the first floor of the Umm El Kanatir Synagogue. The restoration of the second story will begin soon.Jewish history in the Golan Heights dates back thousands of years. The Golan Heights is named after the biblical city of Golan, located in the region of Bashan, which appears in the bible. The area historically served as a buffer zone between the Land of Israel and other northern lands, and not much has changed.  From the Roman period (1st century BCE) through the Byzantine period (mid 7th century CE) the Golan was home a vast Jewish population.

At its height, the Jewish population of the Golan