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Even though the courts have been operating on a more limited basis, Sarah’s Voice, Shalom Task Force’s legal department, has been busy ensuring their clients and all victims of domestic violence within our community are safe during the current pandemic.

‘Sinai at Home’ Offers Shiurim from World-Renowned Torah Scholars

In an effort to assist communities celebrating the holiday of Shavuos at home, the Orthodox Union, the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has created a unique online pre-Shavuos Torah learning platform. “Sinai at Home” will offer learning resources from world-renowned Torah scholars on a variety of Torah topics with the aim of empowering people to learn at a high level on their own or with their families.

That’s one proposal to 'help businesses,' but at what cost?

As its name suggests, Main Street is the commercial spine of Kew Gardens Hills, but since the coronavirus quarantine was declared in mid-March, many of its restaurants and small stores have not reopened. With many consumers staying home and fears that there is not enough room for social distancing, the city Department of Transportation is looking into the possibility of “pedestrianizing” certain streets so that restaurants would have space for outdoor dining.

 Night Seder America began as a small endeavor by a rebbe yearning to educate his talmidim, and soon evolved into a riveting nightly display of a remarkable kiddush Hashem. As the reality of the restrictions of the global pandemic set in, parents of elementary yeshivah boys in grades 6 through 8 sought an outlet to entertain their children in a manner that upholds their family values and maintains the fire of Torah. Night Seder America, NSA for short, led by Rabbi Ari Schonfeld, started on Thursday evening, March 19, by just word of mouth, and continues to shine as an innovative resource that has stepped up to bring 45 minutes of unique kosher content on a nightly basis via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

Shortly after 7:00 in the evening on Friday, May 15, as the neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills was preparing for Shabbos, two New York Police Department officers from the 107th Precinct were brought to the hospital with neck and back pain after their cruiser sailed into the front doors of the Lander College for Men / Beis Medrash L’Talmud. The college, a division of the Touro College and University System, located on 150th Street, just off of 75th Road, has several exterior crash bollards that narrowly missed the trajectory of the cruiser. The officers were briefly entrapped in their patrol car following the dangerous impact, requiring an immediate extraction. Hatzolah of Queens, EMS, FDNY, and NYPD all responded in force to protect the chaotic scene and save New York’s Finest.