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The Torah Academy for Girls in Far Rockaway sent out a letter to parents on Sept. 23 saying that the school had been closed by the New York City Department of Health. The school’s dean Rabbi … more
After a tumultuous few months for the Lawrence Woodmere Academy, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Head of School Brian O’Connell said he was optimistic about the Woodmere school’s future. more
Cedarhurst village officials are asking business owners, residents and visitors to remain vigilant against Covid-19 by the continued wearing of face masks and social distancing in public places.  more
When I was asked to write a piece about what the High Holidays mean to me, I immediately thought about what I do during this time. It’s around the first month of school, I spend a lot of time with my family, and one thing that juts out the most to me, is that I learn all about it in school. more
With schools and business reopening roughly six months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down the area economy, and residents now regularly venturing out — albeit with face masks and frequently sanitized hands — local physicians are warning that Covid-19 remains a genuine threat. more
The Brandeis School's welcome back celebration might not have had the all together crowd it usually attracts, but there was no shortage of magic as Woodmere native Eric Wilzig, a magician, wowed the audience who arrived and departed in shifts to comply with social distancing guidelines during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. more
The Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are nearing, and Jews across North America and in the Five Towns who want to pray together will either attend synagogues, albeit in a unique environment, or use technology to connect spiritually. more
The pandemic has been a life-changing experience for me. The normal was no longer normal, and a new normal had to be made. It made me realize how quickly everything can change and how our world … more
Even after formalizing its reopening plan at the Aug. 18 Board of Education meeting, Hewlett-Woodmere School District officials continue to tinker and make adjustments. The district mask wearing … more
Lawrence High School administrators collected health forms and checked in students as vehicles rolled past the front of the building on the first day of in-person instruction on Sept. 8. more
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