Each in his own way

The beloved text that Jews recite around the Passover table — known as the Haggadah — tells us that the Torah speaks of four children: a wise one, a wicked one, a simple one, and one who asks no questions.

Next year in Jerusalem

On Friday and Saturday nights, April 19 and 20, Jews will celebrate Passover by holding a Seder on each night. A Seder is more than a festive meal and a family gathering. It is also a religious program, containing 14 steps. These steps direct us through the evening, making sure that we say the appropriate blessings and prayers at the appropriate times and guiding us, as we share the story of the Exodus and the lessons with our families.

Using Passover as an educational experience

The Passover holiday is truly a highlight in the Jewish calendar. There are so many wonderful traditions and interesting ideas to discuss, it is quite difficult to choose just one to discuss. However, one topic that has always stuck out in my mind is the “four children” mentioned in the Haggadah.

Lawrence eighth-grader Equality Gater shines in first wrestling season

Equality Gater gained her teammates respect, not because she was a girl participating in what is considered more of a boys sport, but for the hard work she put into improving at wrestling.

LWA Antics

Learning from recent alumni experience

Three years ago, Alumni Interview Day at Lawrence Woodmere Academy was started by the Director of Development, Craig Pinto, to reconnect former LWA students with the high school’s current seniors.

Davis Renov Stahler High School in Woodmere placed second at Touro College's Science Olympiad

After topping the competition in one event, placing second in two events, third in a trio of events and fourth on two others, 15 students from Davis Renov Stahler High School for Boys in Woodmere captured second place out of 13 schools at the annual Science Olympiad regionals held at Touro’s Lander College for Men on March 31.

Running to support Brandeis sports

More than 150 people, including 142 racers, took part in the first-ever Brandeis 5K Run and Walk on April 7 to support the Jewish Day School’s athletic programs. Many students, family members, friends and runners participated.

Atlantic Beach resident earn’s master’s degree

United States Air Force Capt. John Runco earned a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and was presented with his degree on March 21.

Warren Levi Martial Arts in Cedarhurst students obtain black belts

Several students at Warren Levi Martial Arts in Cedarhurst earned different degrees of black belts.

Hewlett aims to Three-Peat

The two-time defending conference champions have picked up right where they left off. Hewlett’s softball team is again among the top teams in Conference AB-VI with a 5-2 start.

Minor injuries reported in North Lawrence police car crash

A Nassau County police car and a passenger vehicle crashed at the intersection of Rockaway Turnpike and Bay Boulevard in North Lawrence at 4:39 p.m. on April 16, according to police.

If I were mayor of Lawrence, I would...

More than two dozen Lawrence Middle School eighth grade students, eight from HAFTR Middle School and one from Brandeis responded to Village of Lawrence Mayor Alex Edelman’s invitation to take part in the New York State Conference of Mayors’ essay contest, “If I Were Mayor, I Would …”

Hewlett Lawrence Soccer Club’s season got under way last month

Opening day for the Hewlett Lawrence Soccer Club began at Woodmere Middle School on March 31 with several games and a presentation of a signed HLSC Blues jersey to team sponsor Gavin Silver of Professional Physical Therapy and Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association President David Friedman presenting proclamations from State Sen. Todd Kaminsky to HLSC President Sabino Vardaro and the club.