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Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union (OU) and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, honored State Sen. Shelley Mayer, and lay leaders Daniel Lowy from Manhattan, and Elizabeth and Joe Braha from Brooklyn, recently at its annual dinner at the Metropolitan West.

During the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, Bnei Yisrael take upon themselves to recite Tehillim, because saying Tehillim is a segulah for teshuvah. According to Likutei Moharan II, 73, saying Tehillim is a great way to rouse feelings of awakening toward Hashem.

Yachad Long Island Events are off to a great start! Over 40 participants, including Yachad members and high school students, joined the fun at Yachad’s Pizza and Parshah on this past Tuesday night. Divrei Torah, parshah games, and of course, lots of amazing pizza were enjoyed by all. For more information and to participate, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Around 2,500 Attend Orthodox Union’s Torah New York Day of Learning

Torah took the mound at Citi Field in Flushing this past Sunday as the Orthodox Union (OU) fielded a team of 29 internationally renowned scholars who led classes on a wide array of 31 subjects for around 2,500 participants at its third annual Torah New York event. The classes ranged from more traditional approaches on how to spiritually prepare for the Jewish High Holidays to more modern issues like repentance in a time of social media and the effects artificial intelligence will have on Shabbos observance in the future. Moishe Bane, President of the OU, noted how encouraging it is to see the enormous numbers of the community eager to engage in Torah study in preparation for the Jewish New Year. “It is so exciting to observe the eagerness of our community to connect to Torah study and to a deeper understanding of their relationship to G-d,” he said. “In these days immediately before the High Holidays, I cannot imagine a more profound message to G-d of our eagerness to connect.”