Tannersville and Hunter Mountain

By Peri Wechsler / July 28, 2023 / 0 Comments

Compiled and photographed by Sarah Einhorn of BeenThereDoneThatTrips.com Hunter Mountain is a popular vacation destination in New York. The elevation of the town of Hunter is over 1,500 feet, and neighboring Tannersville is at an elevation of 1,900 feet. I am often asked for a vacation destination not too far from a minyan and kosher […]

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Who Will Remember Us?

By Peri Wechsler / July 20, 2023 / 0 Comments

A Conversation with Auschwitz Survivor Mrs. Judith Berg Elisheva Braun The world breathed life as I drove to see Mrs. Judith Berg. Rich greens, riotous flowers, and the warm exhale of summer breezes surrounded me. Indoors, it was just as vibrant. Mrs. Berg sat on a textured blue couch, smiling and laughing with visitors. But […]

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CSB Care

By Peri Wechsler / July 13, 2023 / 0 Comments

R. Silver The children cluster around the chair, waiting tensely. Will it work? Then the computerized voice rings out. “Mazel tov, children.” The mother bites her lip, trying to keep back the tears. It’s been months since she heard her husband speak. Disabilities are an unfortunate fact of life. We daven for good health, to […]

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Built Differently

By Peri Wechsler / July 6, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Contractors Group Is Building Up the Community M. Brejt Contractors live by the seat of their pants. That’s the first thing I hear from Pinny Braun when we set up a time to speak. Contractors’ lives are hectic as they run from one thing to the next, keeping the pulse of a thousand different […]

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A Natural Fit

By Peri Wechsler / June 29, 2023 / 0 Comments

Meet Dr. Josh Schwarzbaum, CHEMED Physician and New Director of Hatzolah of Central Jersey A young mother sat anxiously in the CHEMED office, a wave of terrifying thoughts gripping her and threatening to plunge her frazzled nerves into outright panic. She had held off on calling Hatzolah, but she couldn’t help worrying over whether she […]

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Collective Change

By Peri Wechsler / June 22, 2023 / 0 Comments

It’s a year after Nekadesh. What does the world look like today? R. Silver Employees are demanding filters on their computers. Users are dialing from flip phones instead of iPhones. Mothers are tucking their cells out of sight for suppertime. Acquaintances are asking, “Do you text?” instead of saying, “I’ll text you.” Societal changes are […]

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Dr. Isaac Perle

By Peri Wechsler / June 15, 2023 / 0 Comments

Lasting Impact A Conversation with Dr. Isaac Perle M. Brejt A few months ago, I woke up in excruciating pain. I desperately needed an emergency dentist appointment but couldn’t get a slot in any of the practices I called. Then someone suggested Dr. Perle. To my surprise, Dr. Perle himself picked up the phone and […]

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Magan Avraham

By Peri Wechsler / June 8, 2023 / 0 Comments

Two-Wheel Drive Magen Avrohom Invites Kids to Come Along for the Ride Hadassah Grunbaum It’s all children are talking about these days. The organization that has been a game changer for so many young adults battling eating disorders is changing the game with a revolutionary raffle that has got classrooms in Lakewood rolling with excitement. […]

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Sar V’Gadol Nafal B’Yisrael

By Peri Wechsler / June 1, 2023 / 0 Comments

Klal Yisrael Mourns the Petirah of the Gadol Hador Rav Gershon Edelstein Zt”l Y. Strauss He was a giant in Torah, learning, and teaching thousands of talmidim. He was a link in a glorious chain, a bridge to the gadlus of previous doros. He was a bulwark of yiras Shamayim, maintaining a temimus and purity […]

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Mesikus Hatorah

By Peri Wechsler / May 30, 2023 / 0 Comments

Continuous Chain No schmoozing. No breaks. No distractions. Uninterrupted study. The ultimate in learning. It’s the power of retzifus. Interest on interest Developed in the 17th century, compounded interest earns interest on interest.   Retzifus learning is often compared to this ancient formula. Instead of yielding *proportionate returns, the method brings exponential growth. As one […]

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