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Jewish Communities in Commonwealth Welcome King Charles III

Amidst a resplendent display of British pomp and national pride, King Charles III ascended to the throne of England on Shabbat, and Jewish communities throughout the Commonwealth celebrated the coronation with special prayers for his welfare during Shabbat services, followed by expressions of goodwill for the new king.

Applications for Cooling Assistance Accepted Beginning May 1

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that $15 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program to help vulnerable, low-income New Yorkers without air conditioning to stay cool during the heat of summer. Eligible households include someone who has a documented medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat, or households with young children, or older adults.