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Ramah Tikvah Programs: A Standard for Jewish Inclusive Camping
February 28, 2018

In the late 1960’s, Herb and Barbara Greenberg, two teachers working in the field of special education, approached several Jewish summer camps with a novel idea: why not include children with disabilities at camp? At the time, this was an unheard-of idea, and the Greenbergs encountered a lot of… Read more...

December 13, 2017

The kosher world continues to grow and diversify If your bubbe had been one of the 6,000 members of the kosher food industry to attend the recent Kosherfest trade show in Secaucus, New Jersey, she would have barely recognized a single product on display at the nearly 400 booths. Even staples such… Read more...

Mental Health in the Jewish World
November 23, 2017

There are some topics people are happy to discuss with their friends and fellow congregants at kiddush after Shabbat services (and unfortunately, at times, even during services). Popular topics include local sports teams, the weather, the stock market, recent developments at local schools and… Read more...

Game, Set, Match: Inclusion On and Off the Court
November 2, 2017

Dana Mathewson hits lightning serves and ground strokes and races to return seemingly out of reach tennis balls on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the prestigious U.S. Open tennis tournament. Yet, her name is not nearly as well known in the tennis world as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams…. Read more...

When a Private Sukkah Costs $4 Million, Where Do We Eat?
October 10, 2017

Two young Israeli boys were riding their bikes along Manhattan’s East River Esplanade near Carl Schurz Park at 84th Street. They looked up, smiled, and called to their father in Hebrew: “Abba, look! A sukkah!” Inside, a young couple with daughters 2 and 4 years old were enjoying a… Read more...

Israeli Designer Makes Splash at New York Fashion Week
September 26, 2017

Lia Kes is involved in every aspect of the design process, visiting factories, meeting with customers, and selecting dyes and recycling materials for garments. NEW YORK – Lia Kes’s fashion show threw guests for a loop during a recent New York Fashion Week event at the Beekman Hotel in Lower… Read more...

Diego Schwarzman: The Biggest Mensch in Tennis
September 14, 2017

NEW YORK – Three years ago, a young, relatively unknown tennis player from Argentina sat with a curious Jerusalem Post reporter in the Media Center of the US Open. Despite his at-the-time recently-achieved career high ranking of No. 61 (he is now ranked 28th in the world), few reporters were… Read more...

New Yorkers wondered where all the Israelis were?
September 13, 2017

NEW YORK – Three weeks of US Open tennis – from the qualifiers and the finals – drew to a close Sunday evening in New York City. Even with the absence of big names like Novak Djokavic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams, the tournament generated a great deal of excitement. Four American women… Read more...

Tough day for Israel's Oliel with Losses in Singles and Doubles
September 7, 2017

A difficult day for the youngster NEW YORK – Yshai Oliel’s US Open run was cut short Tuesday with shocking second-round upsets in both juniors singles and doubles. In late afternoon action, the Israeli No. 6 seed lost to Uisung Park of South Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, with the final set lasting only… Read more...

Tough Day for Israel's Oliel with Losses in Singles and Doubles
September 7, 2017

A difficult day for the youngster. In late afternoon action, the Israeli No. 6 seed lost to Uisung Park of South Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, with the final set lasting only 22 minutes. Then, under the lights and with the wind kicking up, just a few steps from Arthur Ashe Stadium where the crowd was… Read more...

Jewish Argentine Schwartzman Falls in Quarterfinals
September 6, 2017

“In this kind of match and with this type of opponent, confidence was tough.” NEW YORK – Diego Schwartzman’s magical run at the US Open came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when he encountered Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarterfinals during the day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Carreno Busta… Read more...

Schwartzman Powers into US Open Quarters; Israel’s Oliel Triumphs in Juniors
September 4, 2017

Schwartzman is loving the New York crowd, which has cheered for him throughout his matches so far. NEW YORK – Diego Schwartzman is having the time of his life in the Big Apple. He hasn’t been to a Broadway show or a Yankees game, but he has twice been to the Grandstand at the US Open and… Read more...

Brengle Raises Jewish Tennis Presence
September 3, 2017

"The Jerusalem Post” spoke to tennis star Madison Brengle about her first round of the US Open and religion. NEW YORK – With Shahar Peer’s retirement in February after reaching a career high No. 11 tennis ranking in 2011 and Julia Glushko’s fall from a high of 79 in 2014 to her current slot… Read more...

Jewish Vibe Ever-Present at US Open
August 31, 2017

If the 800 hot dogs sold on Day 1 of the US Open is an indicator, it is going to be a great two weeks in Queens. NEW YORK – Day 2 at the US Open featured suspension of play for rain and ultimately cancellation of all matches not taking place in Arthur Ashe Stadium, with its retractable roof…. Read more...

Israel's Sela Knocked Out in US Open Second Round
August 31, 2017

Querrey’s lightning serve helped him dictate the match to win in a quick one hour and twenty minutes. The enthusiastic chants of the partisan New York crowd could not carry Dudi Sela to victory in his second round US Open match Wednesday evening against world No. 21 Sam Querrey. Querrey’s… Read more...

Dudi Sela Advances to US Open Second Round
August 29, 2017

Sela is aiming to reach the third round in New York for the first time in his career. Dudi Sela marked his 10th trip to the US Open with a first round victory over 21-year-old wild card recipient, Christopher Eubanks on Monday. Sela’s first meeting with the hard hitting 6-foot-7 inch Georgia… Read more...

Rising Jewish Star Loeb Ousted
August 27, 2017

Loeb – ranked 156th in the world – acknowledged that she “had to battle” on court in a match which featured “interesting calls.” Loeb highlights “staying mentally strong” as the key to the match. NEW YORK – After an impressive run at the US Open Qualifying Tournament, 22-yearold… Read more...

More Jewish News from Qualifiers
August 25, 2017

NEW YORK – Day 2 of the US Open Qualifying Singles Tournament saw American Mitchell Krueger come from behind to beat Canadian Brayden Schnur. Schnur and Krueger also provided decent material for Jewish fans scanning the draw sheets in hopeful search for Jewish names. Krueger, No. 198 in the… Read more...

Pe’er Enjoys Being Out Of Sporting Spotlight
August 22, 2017

No longer the face of Israeli tennis, retired star opens up about her impressive career and post-playing life As Dudi Sela, Jonathan Erlich, and Yshai Oliel pack up their rackets, shoes and other tennis essentials and head to New York for the US Open, Shahar Pe’er, Israel’s greatest woman… Read more...

The Trendy Boutique that Employs People with Special Needs
August 20, 2017

ZABS Place in North Carolina provides on-site job training and business skills “Hello, welcome to ZABS Place! My name is Aaron.” Aaron Roochvarg sports an award-winning smile. He’s there at the door, enthusiastically greeting customers when they enter the store and asking if they need any… Read more...

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