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Vote Me In!


Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS 

Did anyone go to vote last week?

What a new and different experience. Right?! 

Gone are those private mini dressing rooms you use to hide yourself away in? Gone are those little gadgets you could pull down, or up, or down, again, as you pleased. Lost is that momentous moment when you realized you had pulled that giant lever and changed destiny for all times -while simultaneously reopening  the curtain and confronting the world once more,  now the exclusive holder of the secret information of your secret ballot.  

Even the joy, of allowing your younger child or sibling the honor of joining you in that tiny private space, that could have remained yours alone, is gone.  Lost is that defining moment when the curtain is drawn closed and it's suddenly just the two of you, facing that looming voting machinery, with only your bare hands taking it on -mana el mana! 

Well - You may feel- it's probably been replaced by technological advancement and 21st century robotics. 

Voila-You are handed a sheet of paper! And for your constitutional  right to privacy privacy a concealing folder, too small to even cover it completely. Then you are sent to work at a row of miniature shelves; each enclosed between 2 slats, large enough, at best, to shield a horses eyes.   Nobody is stationed for miles around to watch that you are given the right to cast a secret ballot. They are too busy figuring out which state of the art, new and improved, folding table you should be collecting your legal size sheet of paper and trusty office max letter size folder from. Then as you stroll to your little nook you can easily see all  the answers your neighbors are filling in. I personally saved myself the trouble of reading the thing and copied all my answers off the guy next to me. Whoops, I forgot to check if he was a democrat or republican. I want a recount!!


The voting experience was as thrilling as taking a school achievement test. Even my kid refused to participate. How exciting is filling in more little circles, completely. Voting was another high School exam  all over again but no number 2 pencils this time it was black committal ink!


Once you were done circling in your answers you had to deftly hide your sheet in your cagey folder and stroll, actually observed by everyone, across the room to a totally exposed contraption that looked very suspiciously similar to a paper shredder!  Except it had to be in tact because it intermittently spit back the sheet of paper and directed you once again to the folding table to pick up a new form because you penned in two answers for the same category. And so the fun began again!


I for one had to run to Banana Republic to try something on,  right after voting. I needed to recapture the moment of being cloistered in my own little dressing room- with an attendant well aware I was in there but with no power to observe or influence my choices. As I emerged, moments later, I felt vindicated I had decided exactly what I wanted without the prying eyes of the masses around me. I had voted for the red plaid skirt with the black button down cardigan, a conservative choice this time, I’ll admit, but it was mine to own. No one had inhibited me or sent a judgmental eye in my direction. As I handed the clerk my credit card and heard the ca-chink of the cash register opening then closing, I could sense that lever in my hands and I felt I had finally cast my ballot. Maybe it would not influence who won as senator or governor but it sure did make me feel a lot more validated as a voter.


What can I say: I'm stuck with an outfit I don't even want but then again that happens with candidates too. I wound up with a bill I certainly didn't need, but doesn’t that come along on the ballot often as well!  And though my act was completely independent of actually affecting the election returns, I was at liberty to recapture that feeling of being an American voter,  that I had come to love and expect. 


Sure I know styles may change. Different methods may come and go of casting our choices. But for me that, Wizard of Oz person, hidden behind the curtain, swinging his arms and directing the world  with his gadgetry, will  remain my image of how we should affect the next term of representation. This is us, exercising our constitutional right to cast our personal and private option, on affecting our future.   I definitely recommend they come up with something a little more inspiring then shuffling papers. They certainly have my vote on that!


The lesson here may just be that... Potentially life-changing moments need to be recognized and memorialized with at least a bit of flare and pizazz so that they don't pass unappreciated through our simple yet punctuated journey.






Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or<


John Galliano, Hear My Voice 

by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff 
A message to the designer who was fired for his anti-Semitic rant and just lost his case for unfair dismissal.


In March 2011, John Galliano, the flamboyant Dior designer, was captured on a cell phone video hurling ugly anti-Semitic abuse at customers in a bar in Paris's historic Jewish quarter. The Dior fashion house subsequently fired him for his anti-Semitic rant.

In September 2011 he was found guilty of lashing out anti-Semitic insults in public on two separate occasions. Under French law this is an offense. The court accepted his explanation that he was out of control because of alcohol and drugs; he apologized for his behavior. He received suspended fines instead of six months in jail. After two years of silence, Galliano spoke to Vanity Fair and said "It's the worst thing I have said in my life, but I didn't mean it. I have been trying to find out why that anger was directed at this race. I now realize I was so *** angry and so discontent with myself that I just said the most spiteful thing I could."

Until his downfall the renowned designer had worked for Dior for almost 15 years. He sued Dior for unfair dismissal, making a claim for $3 million to $16 million, dependent on the court's ruling. This week British designer lost his case and was ordered to pay a symbolic one euro each to Dior and the John Galliano label. His lawyer is recommending that the designer appeal.

Watch the cell phone video. You will see a sneering drunk man laughing as he says "I love Hitler." He also says "people like you would be dead. Your mother's, your forefathers would all be ***gassed."

I never did hear the designer's explanation for "Why that anger was directed at this race." It does not really matter. His words cannot be justified. Drunkenness may never be an excuse for spewing hatred. We cannot rationalize anti-Semitism; not today and not ever.

There is one statement, though, that I do agree with. Logically I should not be here. John Galliano is right. My father, my mother, my grandfather and grandmother would have all been gassed. Through the grace of G-d they somehow walked through the valley of death. As the heavy smoke of the crematoria blackened the sky and the stench of death filled the air, my parents and grandparents triumphed. They lived. And I was born upon the ashes of the holocaust.

John Galliano, there are too many in this world that share the sentiments of your drunken outburst and live with hatred in their hearts. They spit venom and scream that we should go back to the ovens. They plot terror and murder the innocent. They promise to push us into the sea.

To all of you I say: hear my voice. Listen to me, to my brothers and my sisters. 

We speak for those who cannot. We cry out for our cousins, our aunts and uncles, and the beautiful babies held by our bubbies and zaydies. They marched to their death with the Shema on their lips. Today we say our Shema for them. We carry their names and live so that their memory will never be forgotten. We will not be silent. Their blood cries out from the ground.

Our Temple has been destroyed. We were taken from our land; exiled for 2, 000 years. We have suffered through pogroms, crusades, inquisition, persecution and holocaust. We walked as the living dead, desolate, having witnessed man descend to the abyss of evil. But we were granted life once again and we are here. Am Yisrael Chai - the Jewish nation lives. Hope beats in our hearts; the spark in our soul has been reignited.

When my son was born, my father shared with us the story of his brother's son, Akiva. He had been taken away right before his Bar Mitzvah. My father never saw him again. He lost not only his sweet nephew but also his parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. An entire world went up in flames. We named our child Akiva and added the name Chaim - for life.

The day of my son's Bar Mitzvah he stood before a room filled with family and friends. He spoke about the cousin whose name he shared. Akiva - the young boy he never knew but whose presence hovered from above since the day my son came into this world.

"I dedicate my Bar Mitzvah to the memory of my cousin, Akiva Halevi Jungreis, who died Al Kiddush Hashem, sanctifying the name of God. And to the thousands of Bar Mitzvah boys whose voices of Torah were cut off in their childhood." My son concluded: "They were swifter than eagles and stronger than lions to fulfill the will of their Creator."

Our sons and daughters are keeping the vibrancy of Judaism and the Jewish people alive. They study our holy Torah, kindle the lights of the menorah, sing the songs of Shabbos and fill the study halls with the sounds of the Aleph-Bet. Emerging from a world that was broken in both body and spirit, we have been granted the privilege to rebuild. Every Jewish child born is our way of telling the John Galliano's of the world that we cling to our faith. It is a faith in God's promise that despite the darkness, we will never be forsaken. Hear our voice loud and clear.




in memory of Malka Feiga bat Nosson 

Inspired by Tzipora Harris


 “Please G-d, let me partner with You and go beyond my constrictions to a place of expansiveness. Everything that happens is part of Your perfect training & development program for me. Help me respond in the most noble way- help me judge favorably, have compassion, let go of having to be in control and give it over to You, G-d. Please bless me with an amazing year of walking with YOU.”

1.      G-D, You have an incredible vision for all of humanity and for me. I want to fulfill Your vision of greatness for me more and more. Please show me what I most need to see gently.

2. I want to recognize the gifts in my life and see the totality of the life You gave me, the blessings and the challenges, as an expression of Your love. Please fill my heart with gratitude.

3. I want to transcend my greatest obstacles to fulfill Your vision for me. Please help me partner with You and go from a place of constraints to a place of expansiveness.

4. Please bless me with all the resources I need to fulfill Your vision for me. (health, clarity, relationships,  a job, place to live etc.)

5. I want to make You King by living myself more according to Your Definition of reality and Your instructions for living. Please guide me.

6. I resolve that I want to be connected to You, G-D, as the source of my wellbeing in life. And not rely on ANYTHING or ANYONE else. Please help me remember that no one else has power.

7. I resolve that this moment is the dawn of a new era in my life.

I stand before You, the Creator of the Universe, my loving Father, I look at the Rosh Hashanah prayer and of course I want to be connected to You as the source of all life, and be the beautiful person You created me to be; I definitely don’t want any of the mistaken choices of the past to stand in the way.  Please help me repair whatever needs fixing.  I want this year to be greater than any year I’ve ever had and I want to be a bigger person than I’ve ever been. Not just for my own sake but for the Jewish people and humanity. Please help me ask for the right things and help me understand Your loving answers.

I want today to be the dawn of a new era in my life.

G-d, You know what I’m facing inside and outside, please help me. “ 

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Sunday, May 4, 2014
9:30 AM   Chabura - Garden of Emunah
Monday, May 5, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Hilchos Brachos
9:30 AM    Rabbi David Fohrman
1:00 PM    Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller - The Maharal of Prague
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  9:15 AM   Chabura - Rav Schwab on Tefilah
10:00 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Chumash
11:15 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Pirke Avos
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Rabbi Eric Coopersmith - Teleconference
1:00 PM    Mrs. Chavi Alpert - The Gra
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Rabbi David Forhrman's Genesis Unveiled series resumes this Saturday evening, February 8th. Please note the new time of 7:15pm.


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Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on Sarit Marton's Yahrtzeit Dedication:
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Rabbi Nissel on Tefilah, November 2007 Topic
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Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 15, 2007
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 22, 2007
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 31, 2007
Esther Wein and Rachel Baron: Chahashemesh L'Yaakov, July 31, 2006
Esther Wein Musaf Rosh Hashanah September 6, 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky September 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, June 26, 2006
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Rebbetzin Abbey Lerner Rosh Chodesh Iyar 2006
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2nd Anniversary of the "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
Rebbetzin Judy Young a'h speaking at a Rosh Chodesh Elulprogram in Great Neck

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The Defining Moment - FDR's First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope by Jonathan Alter. January 31
Economic Problems Facing the Middle Class .Mr. Rosenbaum will present his thoughts on the socioeconomic problems facing the American middle class. March 14
If Music Be The Food of Love...Shakespeare In Love: Sunday, January 7 at 2:30pm. New York jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin celebrates the beauty and power of William Shakespeare's poetry and presents it in lively, sometimes haunting, jazz arrangements. The songs are direct quotations from Shakespeare's plays. Tickets required.
Picasso and American Art: Monday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. Picasso is acknowledged by many as the central figure of the modern movement. Art historian Mary Vahey will examine the sometimes worshipful, sometimes testy relationship between American artists and the Picasso, the immensely inventive Spaniard.
A Rockette Remembers: Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00pm. Corliss Whitney, the honorary historian of the Rockette Alumnae, shares poignant stories about her years as a Rockette during the 40's and 50's.
Laugh Your Way to Health - Humor Therapy: Wednesday, January 24 at 1:00pm. A presentation that will focus on the latest studies that scientifically prove and explain how and why laughter IS the best medicine.
Berman Does Merman: Sunday February 4 at 2:30pm. Songs and stories celebrating Ethel Mermans brilliant career will be brought to PPL by vocalist Lisa Berman. Tickets required.
India...Exotic and Ancient Land of Contrasts: Thursday, February 8 at 1:00pm. Through lecture and slides, Sally Wendkos Olds will guide you on a journey to another world of exotic beauty and ancient splendor.
Great Lyricists and/or Poets: Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00pm. Arnie Rosenbaum will share the poetic lyrics of Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and Larry Hart. You decide if the great lyricists of the 20th century really were master poets.
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall - An Artists Country Estate: Monday, March 19 at 1:00pm. Ines Powell, Metropolitan Museum of Art educator, will present an illustrated lecture which will bring together many of the architectural elements and design features of Tiffany's extraordinary country estate in Oyster Bay.