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Jewish groups react to mass shooting in Buffalo

By Dmitriy Shapiro

(JNS) While no Jewish people were victims of Saturday’s shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., in which 10 people were killed and three injured, Jewish communal organizations reacted strongly to the incident, which was allegedly inspired by the suspect’s racist a…

Rev up your rear

Your glutes are much more than just a cushion to sit on, they are one of the most important muscle groups in the body. Think of it this way, if your body were a car the glutes would be the driver. They act as stabilizers when we stand on one leg, keep our pelvis in alignment, and push us for…

Fundraiser for Ukrainians in need

Glen Greenberg wanted to help. After all, it was hard for any feeling person to witness the people of Ukraine suffering horribly, their country devastated and in ruin as a result of the brutal attack by Russian forces. 
“I had been thinking about what I could do, short of getting on a pla…

Well done is better than well said

Everyone loves summer—the warm weather, the barbecues, the sunshine, the longer days.  
This year, we usher in the summer with a celebration of the two-day festival of Shavuot, which begins the evening of June 4, and during which we enjoy foods like blintzes and cheesecake to remind us o…

BEKI installs Eric Woodward as NEW congregation Rabbi

It was a joyous, gift and music-filled gathering Sunday morning, March 26, as members of Westville’s Beth El-Keser Israel (BEKI) synagogue installed Eric Woodward as their new rabbi.  
Woodward, 41, a graduate of Williams College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, assumed the pulpit ov…