When It’s Hard To Be Home For The Holidays

How IFS Can Help Singles (and Others)by Rabbi Ari Poliakoff, LCSW-C Pesach is a joyous (if taxing) time for many—new clothes, yummy meals, lively sedarim.The crowning glory of this yom tov, however, is family—kids coming home, family gettingtogether, traditions honored and cherished memories evoked. We have the all-important centraltheme of v’higadeta l’vin’cha, connecting generations by […]

Chayeinu Partners with OCA to Educate Middle School Students on Substance Use Prevention

Ohr Chadash Academy’s middle school students are the new experts on substance use prevention. Over the course of two interactive classroom presentations each, the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades separately learned from Chayeinu’s expert team of educators what substance use disorder is, focusing on preventative factors. The educators were Esti Ziffer, Chayeinu President; Dr. Michael […]

The Magic of TA Grandparents Day

Photo Credit: Esky Cook On the morning of Friday, May 20th, there was magic in the air at TA, as over 850 grandparents, great-grandparents, and special friends came to TA for an unforgettable experience.  This was TA’s 5th Grandparents’ Day in recent years, and it proved to be an incredible experience to all those who […]

 Rabbi Rubin, Kehillas Ohr Yisrael

Q: Rabbi Rubin, can you tell us a little about yourself? Are you a native of Baltimore?  RR: I actually grew up in Toronto and came here to learn in Ner Yisrael almost 13 years ago and haven’t left since! Baruch Hashem, my wife (who I schlepped down here from New York) and I are […]