January 10, 2020
R OCKLAND NEWS
‘No Hate. No Fear.’
Many locals join huge march across Brooklyn Bridge to fight anti-Semitism

Twenty-five thousand people is really a lot of people.
They — to be more accurate, we — came from across the city, by subway and bus and on foot; from the suburbs, by train and bus and ferry and the PATH and vans and private cars; from Boston and Cleveland and D.C. and Philadelphia and Montreal and Toronto by the busload, and from other places individually or in small groups.
Congresswoman helps secure increased funding for security
Rockland’s Nita Lowey attacks anti-Semitism ‘in our backyard’

As chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee — and for many years before that, as the congressional representative for New York’s 17th District, encompassing Rockland County and parts of Westchester — Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat, has worked to enhance security funding for nonprofit organizations.
On the eighth day of Chanukah: Let’s help our non-Jewish neighbors know us
By RABBI CRAIG SCHEFF

On the first night of Chanukah…. On the second night of Chanukah….

Like a bad horror movie, the reports of violent attacks on Jews reached us day by day. With each candle, our anxieties increased. The seventh attack struck our Rockland community in Monsey, with five people stabbed as they celebrated the holiday together. Lighting candles on the eighth night, we were as aware as we have ever been of the meaning of this holiday, determined to fight back the darkness, dedicated to brazenly defying the temptation to retreat into hiding.
Words for a community trying to heal in the aftermath of the violence in Monsey
We have a crisis in this country, and frankly in the world.
We have once again gathered at a Jewish federation rally, this time in the aftermath of the violence against the Jewish community in Monsey, during a Chanukah celebration. Once again, we try to cope with the symptoms of this crisis — and the symptoms are terrible.
Lessons from a child for the greater community
My speech at the No Hate, No Fear rally

My wife and I have a 6-year-old who is far too smart for our own good.
Once, when our daughter was 2, my wife and I got into an argument, as you do. It was one of those angry whisper arguments, because we didn’t want to wake our daughter up in the next room. We went to bed angry, we woke up the next day angry and not speaking to each other, but we continued getting ready for our respective days.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Monday, Jan 20, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Rockland Community College
Saturday, Jan 25, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Montebello Jewish Center, Montebello
Monday, Jan 27, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Stay connected