In 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there was a 57 percent jump in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Considering what has happened since, from incidents around the globe to the inflammatory words of a congresswoman, the trend has not abated.
Stimulated by a required coding class in ninth grade, students at Midreshevet Shalhevet High School for Girls in North Woodmere have taken to the school’s science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, program, enthusiastically diving into a field typically populated mostly by their male peers.
An $8.776 million drainage improvement project for the Village of Lawrence is expected to have a shovel hitting dirt in the summer of 2020, according to Nassau County officials and the engineers from the firm LKMA.
Barely three months after Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Ann Pedersen, then the Lawrence School District’s assistant superintendent for Academic Affairs received a phone call on Jan. 16, 2013 that nearly made her forget that horrendous storm and the damage it inflicted on the Five Towns.
The loudest voice in the Jewish Reform movement is now, sadly, silent. Al Vorspan, who was jailed with several other Reform rabbis in 1964 in Augustine, Fla., after responding to a clarion call from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to join the civil rights protest, died on Feb. 16 in upstate New Paltz. The former Hewlett resident was 95.
Untreated mental health issues can potentially lead to devastating outcomes. A local comedian is trying to bring solutions to the surface through comedy.
Brandon Rebel is a typical high school freshman, very young looking, smallish and surrounded by friends. But over the course of two days Rebel created four GIFs for the overhauled Lawrence School District website.
It wasn’t until the morning of Feb. 9, with the Nassau County girls’ bowling individual championships just a few hours away, that Samantha Lipson decided she’d give it a shot.
The Jean Fischman Chabad Center of the Five Towns invites community members to attend its Feb. 24 gala honoring several primary supporters and other leaders for their commitment and compassion.
Thirteen Lawrence Woodmere Academy students traveled to San Juan in order to help the Hurricane Maria-devastated island from Feb. 13 to 18. Through two reforestation projects and a beach cleanup, the LWA students helped transform a humble community in Puerto Rico. It was an absolute honor to be one of these students.
Two years removed from a victory in the Private Schools Athletic Association title game, the Lawrence Woodmere Academy girls are hoping to cap off the 2018-19 …
Children from 5 to 13 kneaded, manipulated and molded the dough needed to make the traditional Jewish bread — challah — at the Mega Kids Challah and Babka Bake at The Brandeis School in Lawrence on Feb. 3.
The son of a rabbi who was known for owning an iconic kosher deli on Manhattan’s Lower East Side now owns the nation’s largest kosher supermarket chain. Joseph Bistritzky, his family and a group of investors are the new owners of the six-store Seasons franchise, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last fall.
After Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns High School students returned on Jan. 28 from a well-deserved vacation the second semester began with a bang.
Fourth-graders in Donna Weiss’s class at The Brandeis school in Lawrence were posed the question: How can we clean up oil spills from our waters to save wildlife?
Artistic Men’s Grooming at 1217 Broadway in Hewlett hosted a traditional grand opening ribbon-cutting in the afternoon and then held a grand opening soiree with kosher cocktails and hors d’oevre and music at 7 p.m., on Feb. 7.
“Gung hay fat choy,” the Cantonese phrase that literally translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity,” is a standard way of saying Happy New Year in China.