May 1, 2020
Connections work
How a romance writer in Rockland got winter coats to a Little Rock nurse in Brooklyn

Everything is connected.

We know that’s true in the Jewish world, small and insular as it tends to be. But it’s true outside as well, particularly in these odd, fraught times.

Miriam Allenson of Clifton is the marketing and communications director of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County. She’s also a published novelist; she writes romantic fiction, and she belongs to writers’ groups, where she learns and networks and in general polishes her art.
‘It seems to be saving people’s lives’
Monsey man at center of antibody blood drive
It’s about the connections.

The covid-19 virus passes from person to person. The more connections, the more it spreads; hence the lockdown.

But sometimes connections prove crucial in fighting the virus.

Chaim Lebovits of Monsey turned out to have the right connections — and the drive and determination — to do something about fighting the coronavirus.
Torah study in Nyack
Judith Rose teaches “Women of Valor,” a Zoom Torah study class, for Congregation Sons of Israel in Nyack in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Tune in on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. on May 6, 20, and 27. To register, email with your contact information.
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