(Courtesy of LiveOnNY) LiveOnNY announced it has hired Rabbi Ari Perl as Vice President for Jewish Community Engagement & Multicultural Education.

LiveOnNY is the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) which coordinates all organ donation and transplantation in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland County and the lower Hudson Valley.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2019, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and every 65 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion in 2019. Although the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 or older, approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s.

On Sukkos we sit down for several hefty meals with our family and friends, but remember, the holiday is not about the food but rather the gathering of people to eat together only in the sukkah. This holiday, focus on everything around you instead of the food. With so many people to see, decorations to admire, kids to entertain, and tasks to make the holiday complete, you’ll have your hands full and can leave room just for the food you’ve planned to eat.