I don’t recall the exact dimensions of this, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s not for want of trying. It still hangs on the side of the Jewish Community Campus on West Nyack Road.
I can remember the taste of a cherry Popscicle, mingled with chlorine from the pool water that dripped from my hair to my lips. It was the taste of summer, and it was delicious. Summer was flavored with more than the synthetic fruit of the icy treat, of course. Summer meant no school, blinding hot […]
On a volunteer basis, I helped put together Maccabi Insider to promote the fundraising for the JCC Maccabi Games. Working with Steve Brettschneider, at the time one of JCC Rockland’s talented graphic designers, I did the copy for this publication, which came out several times between 2010 and 2012.
by Marla Cohen Holocaust survivor and education services, Israel education, youth leadership development, Jewish unity and senior programming are just a handful of needs that will be funded this coming year through a new grant program of the Jewish Federation of Rockland County based on “compelling needs.” The board of directors voted in late May […]
I created this invitation for the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s annual meeting in 2011 featuring Duo Dimitri. Unfortunately, in PDF form like this, I can’t display the way it folded so that the inside piano keys were visible to the right of the closed cover.
Sometimes when you cover a story for a newspaper, it’s the story behind the story that can really make your day. I was covering a small dessert gathering at which Nadia, who had recently completed her stint in the Israeli army, and Tatiana, with eight months to go, were telling their story of making aliyah […]
Shavuot is for many a forgotten holiday. If you are not observant, it most likely isn’t on your radar. You might forget shul altogether. You may go to work. If you’re a bit more tuned in, you might eat cheesecake. But I’m guessing that would be it. I don’t remember doing anything special for Shavuot […]
Rabbis, community react to new hours Beginning Friday, April 1, JCC Rockland will be open for the first time ever past sundown and the beginning of Shabbat. That change, along with the addition of Saturday hours, was passed overwhelmingly by the organization’s board of directors in early March. It marks a new chapter for the […]
Organization to create new allocations model by Marla Cohen In a move designed to raise the profile and relevance of its giving in the eyes of the community and donors, the Jewish Federation of Rockland County will begin allocating to local organizations through a grant-based process responding to the compelling needs of the community. The […]
by Marla Cohen There were three things Rosen wanted to do before he died: return to Israel, participate as an honoree in JFS’ fall gala, and see the birth of his newest grandson. He was able to do all three, participating as the sandek at his grandson, Evren’s bris. Michael J. Rosen, a man deeply involved […]