Jasmine Marcus


Web Site Gives Golf Fans the Chance To Caddy for Charity

By Jasmine Marcus

Web Site Gives Golf Fans the Chance To Caddy for Charity
Last March, after placing a successful bid on the Web site caddyforacure.com, golf lover Jon Huzarsky, a senior vice president of a Manhattan investment bank, was able to spend a day caddying for professional golfer Steve Stricker at the World Golf Championships. The caddying opportunity, which Huzarsky heard about from a friend, was “by far, the greatest golf experience of my life.”Read More


Doctors: Diet Can Help With FD

By Jasmine Marcus

Doctors: Diet Can Help With FD
Researchers have discovered that they can help alleviate some of the symptoms of familial dysautonomia through diet.Read More


NYU Treatment Center Gets Face Lift

By Jasmine Marcus

The 38-year-old Dysautonomia Treatment and Evaluation Center at the New York University Medical Center has, in a few months’ time, undergone a vast expansion.Read More


As Arabic Makes Gains on Campus, Jewish Students Sign Up

By Jasmine Marcus

As Arabic Makes Gains on Campus, Jewish Students Sign Up
After befriending a Palestinian from Ramallah in high school, Tahl Mayer — whose parents are Israeli — decided that he wanted to study Arabic in college. “It’s very important to learn languages,” he said, “because they help bridge the gap between cultures.”Read More


Farm School Brings Students Back to Their Roots

By Jasmine Marcus

Farm School Brings Students Back to Their Roots
The Jewish Farm School is a new organization that hopes to bring Jews back to their agricultural roots by giving them a taste of what it means to grow their own food and reconnect with the soil.Read More






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