Tag Archives : Jewish Rockland

An El Dorado education

  Is protesting the East Ramapo School Board a Jewish cause? Andrew Mandel jokes that he grew up attending the “Cadillac schools” of the East Ramapo Central School District. By that, he means Fleetwood and El Dorado elementary schools — two institutions that either by happenstance or design bear the names signature vehicles produced by […]

How we define community 2

Early in the summer, Rev. Weldon McWilliams IV along with 25 others, walked into Rockland Kosher Supermarket, tucked behind the intersection of Routes 59 and 306, and bought groceries. Not very remarkable. It is a grocery store, after all. But it’s a niche grocery store, a very large one that contains only kosher certified products. […]

New grant model allows Federation to fund wide variety of programs

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 […]

A glimpse back at the past

By the time you read this, the Federation’s Executive Director, Diane Sloyer, two co-Presidents Carol Blau and Beth Dubas, and I will have returned from the Jewish Federation’s of North America’s General Assembly, where the Jewish Federation of Rockland County will be honored for reaching its silver anniversary. The Jewish Federation of Rockland County was […]