Jewish Life

Through COVID to a Festival, the Story of “It Gets Bitter”

| FRI, MAY 20, 2022

At the 14Y, part of our mission is to creatively support and reflect Jewish values. One way we explore that is through LABA: A Laboratory of Jewish Culture that provides…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

| TUE, MAY 17, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which started in America in 1949 and was founded by the Mental Health America Organization. I would like to share with you what it’s…

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First Annual Celebrate Arts Festival

| THU, MAY 12, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural Celebrate Arts festival, hosted across five Educational Alliance older adult sites throughout the month of May to celebrate Older Americans…

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Chicken Soup with Fresh Herbs

| FRI, MAR 11, 2022

Since March is National Nutrition Month, I would like to share a special recipe from my dad’s (Chef David Waltuck) cookbook. The recipe is chicken soup with fresh herbs. Chicken…

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Support the People of Ukraine

| FRI, MAR 04, 2022

New York City has long been known as a tough but loving city that welcomes people from around the world with open arms. This includes more than 150,000 Ukrainians, the…

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Into the Night Until DAWN

| THU, MAY 06, 2021

This past year has been (a) _____ . I don’t know what pithy adjective or noun to place in the blank space, but whatever I would choose, it would be…

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The Jew Without Memory

| MON, DEC 07, 2020

Hanukkah begins this week, and the 14th Street Y and our partners at Downtown Jewish Life are hosting virtual events throughout the holiday! There’s something for everyone, including sing-alongs, candle…

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“Emily in Paris” is much like Ophir in New York

| SAT, NOV 14, 2020

Today I won’t write about the lockdown, nor will I elaborate on the mass protest, which is taking place against the Israeli government. Instead, I’d like to embrace the spirit…

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On Caves, Commemoration, and Veterans Day

| WED, NOV 04, 2020

I have been to a lot of funerals in my lifetime. It isn’t that my past is strewn with innumerable losses — thank goodness! Rather, my parents and their church…

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Hanging in the Balance

| MON, OCT 12, 2020

הושע נא.תְּלוּיָֽה עַל־בְּלִימָֽה – Please save; [all of life] is hanging in the balance… – From 5th circuit of the Hoshana liturgy Artists don’t get down to work until the…

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