The Elephant In The Room – A Response From The Jewish Federation Of Rockland County

Dear Editor, At a time when government officials, community leaders and citizens are speaking about the increased number of anti-Semitic, bias and racist incidents across the country, The Rockland Voice has posted an opinion piece ( ‘The Elephant In The Room – Is...
Posted On Mar 06 2017

Unity Crushes Hate in Rockland … But at a Cost

Residents of a quiet street in Ramapo woke up one day this week to find that hate had come to their neighborhood. Anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on the asphalt in front of two homes and on a real estate sign in front of a third. All these homes are for sale. The message...

Rockland Unites Against Intolerance

Two things happened in Rockland last week that illustrate the past we are working to leave behind and the future we are embracing. The first was an unprovoked, inexcusable attack on two separate homes in New City where rabbis live. Someone put high-powered firecrackers outside...

True Diversity – Top of the Ladder and No Glass Ceiling

  I had the pleasure this week of introducing Dr. Penny Jennings as my choice for Rockland Human Rights Commissioner. Bringing Dr. Jennings, a vibrant, highly educated, woman deeply committed to the people of this county, on board to do this vital job is a win for all of...

Student Leadership Spotlight: An Explorer of Dreams

Ms. Reshma Babukutty, is a double major student studying Biology and Psychology on a Pre-Med and Neuroscience Track at the University of Massachusetts. She is an evolving researcher who is mapping out the most complex, unexplored region on planet Earth, the human brain. Reshma...
Posted On Oct 10 2015

Republicans Set To Meet In Democratic Village of Haverstraw

In a move not seen in recent memory, Republicans will meet in the Democrat strong-hold of Haverstraw Village, Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at the Kings Daughter Library, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 85 Main St. for a leadership training workshop conducted by the Leadership Institute...
Posted On May 28 2015

Memorial Day Spotlight: Blood ties 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rico to Rockland County

Rockland County, New York boasts a rich and textured military contribution parallel to the history of the United States of America, beginning with the American Revolution to current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Rockland residents own well earned bragging rights when it...
Posted On May 24 2015

Building One Rockland County

I remain deeply troubled by a video released last week on behalf of a largely-unknown group of desperate provocateurs  who call themselves OJPAC. The video titled “The Jew in Rockland” compares a range of issues in Rockland County to conditions faced by Jews...