The New York State Legislature is considering two bills to push nonpublic schools to meet minimum education standards. But Jewish groups’ inaction could threaten the bills’ future, Seth Kaplan and Naftuli Moster write.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A 51-year-old Reform temple in New York’s Rockland County — an area whose liberal Jewish population has plummeted in recent decades as its haredi Orthodox community has rapidly grown — is closing its doors. READ: In Rockland County, non-Orthodox try to create alternative to Hasidic dominance Temple Beth El will in…
Rabbi Shulem Korn, an enterprising Orthodox Jew from Monsey, has made a name for himself conducting boisterous Torah parades in New York — turning otherwise sleepy streets into observant block parties.
A Jewish New Yorker who regularly appeared on “worst landlords” lists — and whose son recently drew headlines for verbally abusing an Uber driver in a viral video — has been charged with 20 felonies.
(JTA) — A school bus outside a Jewish school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was set on fire. The bus went up in flames on Sunday evening in front of the Beth Rivkah School for Girls in the haredi Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. There were no injuries. Police believe the fire was started by a…
If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue.
Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year. According to data compiled by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council from statistics provided by the New York State Education Department, more than 143,000 students were enrolled in 405 K-12 Jewish schools in the state…
New York has one of the cruelest laws in the nation when it comes to the statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse, Jane Eisner writes. Can Jewish activists help bring about reform?
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, for decades one of the state’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who spent decades as one of the state’s most powerful politicians before being convicted of corruption, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks.