Sunday, September 22, 2019


Chana Mlotek, z”l, (1922-2013)

Chana Mlotek was an extraordinary woman and Yiddish folklorist who worked long and hard to bring a vibrant, exciting, Yiddish culture to Jewish life in America. This included keeping The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene in the spotlight as the showcase of that culture in the 21st century.

Née Eleanor Gordon, Chana got her love of Yiddish culture

Avoiding Weight Gain This Winter

Winter seems to be a time when many people put on some extra weight. Have you ever considered why that is? Here are some of the top reasons and what to do about them.

More layers, more room to hide. The bulky sweaters and loose coats give us that fake comfort and temporary ability to feel denial. I always tell my clients to have one summer

What Every Woman Should Know: Folic Acid and Methyl Folate

In the last several months, I’ve devoted considerable column space and radio air time to publicizing the need for expectant mothers—indeed, for all married women of child-bearing age as well as soon-to-be married women—to adopt lifestyle behaviors that increase their chances of having a healthy baby. Eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients that have been

The Eyes Have It: Tips on Connecting to Others

Most people agree that making eye contact with other people is important in our lives, especially if we are trying to convince them to see things our way. Eye contact positively affects interpersonal relationships as well as workplace interactions. There are five important times to make sure you are making eye contact. The context could be while you are making a

Stress – A Source Of Klollah Or Bracha – Take Your Pick

This past Thursday my wife and I returned from more than three weeks in Montreal, though we had planned to spend a week. Shortly after we got there, the sky fell in and we were faced with a medical emergency. Our handicapped daughter, Naama, was admitted to the hospital and the situation was touch and go for almost three weeks. We were with her, joined for part of the

Jews in Space

Boris Valentinovich Volynov was the first Jew in space. He was born in Irkutsk in Siberia to a Jewish mother, but then his family relocated, and he finished secondary school in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Oblast, in 1952. The next year he completed basic pilot training in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, and in 1955 graduated from an aviation school in

A Candle in the Heart: How Yiddishkeit’s Flame Kept a Child Alive

From the vantage point of her life as the matriarch of a large and loving family, Judith Kallman returns to her war-torn childhood in the Holocaust, sharing her memories, and filling them in with her adult knowledge. She was only four years old when she saw her parents for the last time. By then, her privileged, comfortable life had already started its rapid

Yavneh Academy Commemorates Kristallnacht

On November 11, in commemoration of Kristallnacht, the Yavneh Academy Middle School hosted Mr. Julius Behrend. Mr. Behrend, who currently resides in Spring Valley, NY spoke about his childhood memories of growing up during the Nazi era in Germany.

Born and raised in the famous port city of Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Behrend grew up comfortable, his parents

TABC Shows Off New Building at Open House

TABC showed their newly expanded and refurbished school to a record 196 prospective students and their families at the open house on Sunday, October 3.

(photo by Bracha Schwartz)

Hiking The Palisades Interstate Parkway

The New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park features two main trails: the Long Path along the cliffs and the Shore Trail along the Hudson River. This moderate five-mile loop hike combines a walk along the top of the Palisades cliffs with a stroll along the river, passing several outstanding viewpoints and interesting ruins of former

Frisch Juniors Create Innovative School App

Paramus—It is estimated that 56 billion smartphone apps will be downloaded in the year 2013. Benji Cooper, Amitai Cohen and Benny Weisbrot, juniors at the Frisch School, who know about social media, decided to dip their toes into the booming app world.

Two years ago, Mrs. Tikvah Weiner founded RealSchool, a club at Frisch where students use their passions and

Camp Kaylie Welcomes Arielle Sheinbein as Latest Member of Summer 2014 Dream Team!

Camp Kaylie at OHEL is excited to announce the latest addition to its Summer 2014 Dream Team: the head of its fitness and dance department, Arielle Sheinbein.

Arielle is a popular teacher at YNJ, and is a well-respected group fitness instructor. Arielle brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and she is warmly and enthusiastically welcomed