Former Hewlett Boy Scout Troop 115 Scoutmaster and Valley Stream resident Michael J. O’Hara was named as one of the roughly 200 people in New York and New Jersey who were identified as sexually abusing kids in the so-called “perversion files,” that were released on April 23 by Jeff Anderson & Associates, a Manhattan-based law firm.
Nine boys at the Kulanu Academy have gained a better sense of belonging just by being part of a basketball team at the Cedarhurst school for those with special needs.
Two days before Jewish American Heritage Month begins, four athletes and two coaches will be inducted into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association and six others will honored with awards at Temple Israel of Lawrence on April 28.
Former Gural JCC Executive Director Joel Block recalled the trip that he and Dr. Mark Ramer took to Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2012.
As taxpayers filed their returns for 2018 by the April 15 deadline or possibly later because of granted extensions, the first year of the federal 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having a significant impact as some are paying more incomes taxes, especially in New York state with the loss of the State and Local Taxes deduction.
The beloved text that Jews recite around the Passover table — known as the Haggadah — tells us that the Torah speaks of four children: a wise one, a wicked one, a simple one, and one who asks no questions.
On Friday and Saturday nights, April 19 and 20, Jews will celebrate Passover by holding a Seder on each night. A Seder is more than a festive meal and a family gathering. It is also a religious program, containing 14 steps. These steps direct us through the evening, making sure that we say the appropriate blessings and prayers at the appropriate times and guiding us, as we share the story of the Exodus and the lessons with our families.
The Passover holiday is truly a highlight in the Jewish calendar. There are so many wonderful traditions and interesting ideas to discuss, it is quite difficult to choose just one to discuss. However, one topic that has always stuck out in my mind is the “four children” mentioned in the Haggadah.
Equality Gater gained her teammates respect, not because she was a girl participating in what is considered more of a boys sport, but for the hard work she put into improving at wrestling.
Six alleged MS-13 members have been indicted for their alleged role in two murders that took place in Far Rockaway and Lawrence last December.
After topping the competition in one event, placing second in two events, third in a trio of events and fourth on two others, 15 students from Davis Renov Stahler High School for Boys in Woodmere captured second place out of 13 schools at the annual Science Olympiad regionals held at Touro’s Lander College for Men on March 31.
More than 150 people, including 142 racers, took part in the first-ever Brandeis 5K Run and Walk on April 7 to support the Jewish Day School’s athletic programs. Many students, family members, friends and runners participated.
United States Air Force Capt. John Runco earned a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and was presented with his degree on March 21.
Several students at Warren Levi Martial Arts in Cedarhurst earned different degrees of black belts.
Three years ago, Alumni Interview Day at Lawrence Woodmere Academy was started by the Director of Development, Craig Pinto, to reconnect former LWA students with the high school’s current seniors.
The two-time defending conference champions have picked up right where they left off. Hewlett’s softball team is again among the top teams in Conference AB-VI with a 5-2 start.
More than two dozen Lawrence Middle School eighth grade students, eight from HAFTR Middle School and one from Brandeis responded to Village of Lawrence Mayor Alex Edelman’s invitation to take part in the New York State Conference of Mayors’ essay contest, “If I Were Mayor, I Would …”
Opening day for the Hewlett Lawrence Soccer Club began at Woodmere Middle School on March 31 with several games and a presentation of a signed HLSC Blues jersey to team sponsor Gavin Silver of Professional Physical Therapy and Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association President David Friedman presenting proclamations from State Sen. Todd Kaminsky to HLSC President Sabino Vardaro and the club.