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Hadar Bet Yaakov launched a Summer Prep learning program for its incoming class of Ninth Graders. In the effort to set students up for academic success, given the past school year’s quarantine and less than optimal learning conditions, HBY set up a series of Math and English classes. Mrs. Esti Warshavchik, HBY Algebra Teacher, integrated a review of critical eighth grade skills as well as previewed new ninth grade material. Mrs. Shoshanna Friedman, HBY Principal, did a book read with a literature essay to initiate girls to high school literary discussion and criticism, as well as expository essays.

It is generally understood that court records in matrimonial and family court matters are confidential and unavailable to anyone other than the litigants themselves and their attorneys. The relevant laws governing confidentiality are Domestic Relations Law §235 (“DRL §235”) and Family Court Act §166 (“FCA §166”).

The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, is launching a virtual Y’mei Ratzon program offering ideas and inspiration in preparation for the upcoming High Holidays. The program offers two tracks: a video series focusing on t’shuvah (repentance) and an audio series delving into the unique prayers during this time period.

As part of their 2020 U.S. Census push to ensure New York’s Jewish population is accurately counted, Met Council is extending the deadline for their census raffle to September 1st, with dozens of privately sponsored gift card prizes of up to $2,500 for dozens of entrants. Your ticket to the raffle? A completed census. That’s it!

For five long months, the coronavirus pandemic has plagued just about every facet of life worldwide. The American unemployment figure stands at over 51 million, a whopping 20 times the average for a comparable period, and our frum communities have not been spared. With limited youth summer programming and videoconferencing seemingly still on the table for the upcoming school year, many who have unfortunately lost their main financial pipeline are now seeking new pathways to support their often-large families. The Jobs Task Force was created by two dedicated brothers and Queens natives, Yitzy and Mordy Sobel, as a unique way to help our brethren weather the storm. The Queens area has close to 100 shuls – a profound amount of resources waiting to be tapped. It is time we stepped up to help our community and get jobs for our friends, neighbors, and the man or woman sitting next to us in shul.