Temple Avodah raises $33,000 in aid for Israel

With Israel’s war against Hamas raging on, Temple Avodah, in Oceanside, hosted a major fundraising event in support of Israel on Nov. 9, and the synagogue has raised about $33,000 since the start …

Photos: Village of Island Park recognizes veterans

Island Park’s annual Veterans Day remembrance ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 1029 was held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Members of the color guard of the Village of Island Park’s Fire …

Oceanside students participate in a day of service

School Five’s sixth graders spent a day giving back to their school and community. This year’s day of service began with an introduction to the story of Welles Crowther, a 9/11 hero who saved as …

Photos: Oceanside Chorale celebrates Veterans Day with concert

Oceanside Chorale celebrated Veterans Day with a spirited performance at the Oceanside Jewish Center.

Oceanside school hosts Mario Kart racing fun

Physical education teachers hosted a Mario Kart racing event on Oct. 27 at the High School auxiliary gym for High School, Middle School and elementary school students. Using rolled up cheer mats, …

Randi Kreiss

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Try not to consume the horrific war news out of Israel with your family dinner.


‘Never again’ is right now

I unequivocally condemn the horrifying and despicable terrorist attacks launched by Hamas on innocent Israeli civilians on Oct. 7. I am overwhelmed with admiration for the bravery . . .


Legislators in Albany need to tackle the migrant crisis

New York City is home to many famous landmarks and attractions, but what people associate with New York today is the migrant crisis, a growing and complex problem with statewide consequences.

Randi Kreiss

Chimps face N.Y. court test of ‘personhood’

Chimpanzee stories invite cheap shots, jokes and memories of J. Fredd Muggs (a regular on “The Today Show”), but the true story of these primates in modern times is both shameful and tragic.


Surviving, and thriving, after breast cancer

Twenty years ago, I became one of the more than 4 million women in America who are breast cancer survivors.