August 6, 2020
ROCKLAND STORIES
This year’s homeland security grants announced
More than $3 million for Jewish institutions in North Jersey, Rockland

Less than a year after murderous anti-Semites struck in a kosher grocery store in Jersey City and a rabbi’s house in Monsey, a new round of federal Homeland Security grants is bringing more than $3 million to Jewish institutions in North Jersey and Rockland County to fund security upgrades.

This is part of $90 million in grants announced last month by the Department of Homeland Security to toughen non-profit targets threatened by terrorism — a category that largely has meant Jewish institutions.
Wall-to-fork fresh produce in Monsey

Evergreen Kosher Market in Monsey has a revolutionary 20-foot high geoponic (soil-based) wall farm that lets customers not only choose clean, fresh-picked produce and herbs, but also to see exactly where they come from.

The pesticide-free lettuce, kale, arugula, basil, and cilantro from Evergreen’s onsite farm is sold at competitive prices in individual pots, making the “buying local” experience more convenient than ever. Because it is pesticide-free and grown in soil that is never exposed to bugs, all products are Star-K Kosher certified for purity.
Taking students’ emotions seriously
Day school teachers get guidance from Bank Street College

Arwen Kutner of Englewood teaches second and third grade at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus.

Last year was challenging.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
AUG 11, 7PM
Join us on a virtual tour of Machane Yehuda and the Kotel
AUG 13-20
Uptown Jewish Film is coming back for its third year and this time, it's going to be all online!
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