Ukrainian Jewish Youth Complete Israel Journey

This summer, the FJC’s Stars Ukraine program provided 50 young people aged 18 to 26 with a magical summer experience – a ten-day learning seminar in Israel that was a journey deep into their roots and wide to the country’s borders. Over the course of the trip, the group traveled from the mountains of Tzfat to the Red Sea in Eilat, all the while learning more about themselves, Judaism and the places around them.

IDF Permits No Longer Available for Tishrei Guests

Talmidei yeshiva and avreichim wishing to travel abroad for Rosh Hashanah are required to get permission from the IDF or they will be prevented from leaving at the airport. That said, a group of Lubavitcher Chassidim wishing to head to 770 for Tishrei were informed by the Vaad Yeshivos that the induction center is not providing this service for the coming two weeks.

Bill De Blasio, Laurie Cumbo, Win Democratic Primary

Mayor Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City on Tuesday night, defeating Sal F. Albanese, a former city councilman, and three other challengers. He’ll compete against Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican assemblywoman, in the general election on Nov. 7.