15th annual Five Towns 5k run/walk raises $50k for Beit Halochem USA

Runners of all ages participated in the 15th annual Five Towns 5K Run/Walk at North Woodmere Park, raising over $50,000 to support Beit Halochem USA's mission of aiding Israeli Defense Forces veterans in rehabilitation, with top finishers including Joel Mandel, Jacob Pekelis, and Shari Klarfeld.

Woodmere Club redevelopment plan garners community support

Developers Efrem Gerszberg and Robert Weiss present a revised plan for the Woodmere Club, met with praise from residents, outlining a mix of age-restricted condominiums, conservation areas, and infrastructure improvements.

Woodmere synagogue honors 'greatest generation' with luncheon

Congregation Sons of Israel commemorates its 96th anniversary by celebrating members of its 'greatest generation' during a special luncheon, recognizing their dedication to the synagogue and Judaism, while raising funds through a commemorative journal event.

FIDF honors Benjamin Brafman for support to idf soldiers

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces recognize Lawrence resident Benjamin Brafman for his dedication to supporting IDF soldiers, emphasizing the organization's vital role in providing essential aid amid ongoing conflicts.

IDF soldiers share stories of bravery and resilience

Five Israeli Defense Force soldiers recount their harrowing experiences during the current conflict in Israel, showcasing bravery and resilience, ahead of their participation in the annual Five Towns 5K event.

Fun-filled Kulanu Fair brightens Cedarhurst Park despite delay

Despite a two-week postponement due to inclement weather, the annual Kulanu Fair in Cedarhurst Park on Sunday was a joyful affair, featuring a plethora of activities and attractions for attendees, including bounce houses, carnival booths, and educational insights into Kulanu Academy's programs for students with special needs.

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