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Passover Greeting

How is this Passover different from all others?

In some ways, it is exactly like the original Passover, as we return to the time when it all began, on that fateful night in Egypt. In describing the events of the original Passover, the Torah …

Passover Greeting

Passover: Our holiday of hope, symbols and family

The holiday of Passover captures the history, heritage, hopes and indomitable spirit of the Jewish people through our 4,000-year odyssey. The story and lessons of the Exodus from Egypt act as a …

Passover Greeting

Sparks in the darkness

The Jewish mystical tradition asks: How was it possible for God to create the universe if God’s presence encompasses everything. The Kabbalah’s answer is that God had to contract — …

Inwood Fire Department receives ‘care package’ from upstate East Fishkill FD

With the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Nassau County, a fire department roughly 75 miles north of the Inwood Fire Department pitched in to lend a helping hand to their downstate colleagues.

Hewlett dentist offering access to COVID-19 test

With testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a premium, given the number of tests available, the number of places administering them and available time slots, the Hewlett- and Oceanside-based dental practice of Drs. Ron Kaminer and Melissa Rosenfeld, Smiles by Design, is offering tests through MicroGenDx, a Texas-based dental supplier and laboratory.

Midreshet Shalhevet H.S. in North Woodmere to close permanently

Because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Midreshet Shalhevet High School, in North Woodmere, announced in an email on April 1 that the school will not reopen in September.

Missy Miller asks for gift card donations

To help feed people or families that are worrying about having enough to eat during the business shutdown because of the coronavirus outbreak, State Assemblywoman Missy Miller, (R-Atlantic Beach), is …


Lawrence native Harvey Sheff dies at 59

Lawrence native Harvey Jay Sheff was known as a mensch, a Yiddish word that encapsulates a person’s capacity for being all the things we admire: smart, athletic, considerate and polite.

Five Towns school budget votes delayed to at least June 1

School budget votes in the Lawrence and Hewlett-Woodmere school districts have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak, by order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  The votes …

Kaminsky hosts emergency food drive through

Because of the Covid-19 health crisis, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat who represents the Five Towns, will hold an emergency food drive to benefit families within the 9th Senate District. Suggested donations include gift cards, fresh, canned or boxed food, toiletries and personal items and cleaning supplies.

Five Towns Kiwanis continues helping through coronavirus outbreak

Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns weekly meetings have been canceled for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus pandemic, however members of the civic-minded charitable organization continue to serve its community.

Cleaning up in messy times

Even in the best of times, the more than 100 Sanitary District 1 workers that collect and process roughly 39,000 tons of solid waste each year have a difficult, dirty job, gathering the refuse and …

Schools facing ‘a Herculean task’ ahead

With schools closed at least until April 15, as ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, school districts have adopted “distance learning” to maintain their students’ instruction. For the …

Hewlett-Woodmere little league campaign on hold

America’s Pastime is on hold or canceled at every level across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawrence Lately

Perseverance is the key to thriving in quarantine

These past few weeks have been a bit jarring, to say the least. As a result of the coronavirus health crisis that has touched much of the world, many schools and school districts, including Lawrence …

Nothing fishy about the customer service at the Hewlett Fish Market

For the Hewlett Fish Market staff, being accommodating to their customers is how they are lending a helping hand to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.  The 51-year-old fish market …

Woodmere owners of East Rockaway business aim to make ventilator parts

An East Rockaway-based business owned by two Woodmere residents is looking into the possibility of manufacturing ventilator parts to help with the current ventilator shortage because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Heralds seek 2020 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2020 and summer interns for our 18 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long …