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Rabbi Karp Retires After 32 Years

August 10, 2017 by Henry Karp (Register to contact)

As of July 1, 2017, Rabbi Henry Jay Karp retired from the pulpit of Temple Emanuel of Davenport, Iowa. He served that congregation for 32 years. He was very active in the Quad Cities community, working on many social justice issues. He was one of the founders of In From the Cold, which raises funds in support of homeless programs. He was the founder of Coats for Kids, which collects and distributes new and gently used coats to needy school children. He also was the founder of One Human Family QCA, which seeks to combat bigotry in the community. He was born in the Bronx, New York, and attended Christopher Columbus High School, Herbert H. Lehman College, and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Another Birthday.88

April 18, 2017 by Allen Danzig (Register to contact)

88 and gong strong. Doing volunteer work at Kaiser Hospital and the Orange Police Dept and lecturing on air pollution control. THe early education at CCHS and the mentoring of William Woolfson and Gypsy Rakow has helped in my adult life.I swim and exercise 6 days a week and hope to make it to 199 if all goes well. Class:1947

ISO an old friend/classmate

July 11, 2016 by Joseph Mancebo (Register to contact)

Hello,

For years, I've wondered what ever happened to an old friend that I knew. His name is Michael Lynch.....if anyone knows about him, please reach out to me. Thank you!

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Beloved Bronx high school named for Christopher Columbus sets sail - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

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In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted  The New York Times

When Carmen Laboy taught music at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx, beginning in 1985, there were three concert bands. The pep band ...



As Columbus closes, its last class celebrates a bittersweet graduation  Chalkbeat New York

As they waited for their graduation ceremony to begin, the seniors of Christopher Columbus High School looked like any other graduating class: they clicked ...



Should All Schools Offer Music Programs?  New York Times

In your opinion, is music a valuable part of the education experience? Why do you think the way you do?



Florida school slammed for bringing caged tiger to jungle-themed prom - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Footage showed the stressed-out tiger pacing in its cramped cage amid pounding music, flashing lights and a performer juggling fire.



Public School Students Deprived of Music and Art  The New York Times

Readers stress the importance of music and the arts in public schools.



Big New York High Schools Fall Hard but Are Not Going Quietly  New York Times

The boos cascaded over the auditorium as a city education official read out the case against Christopher Columbus High School, one of the last remaining large ...



Woman dies in Bronx shooting near 2 schools; police seeking 3 who fled scene  WABC-TV

A woman was shot and killed in the Bronx Thursday afternoon.



Robert C. VanBenschoten  WatertownDailyTimes.com

Robert C. VanBenschoten, 94, Henderson, passed away Sunday evening at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County. This is what ...



Ronald George Kelly Obituary  Port St. Joe Star

Ronald George Kelly went to be with his Lord and Savior and his beloved Joanie on Oct. 18, 2018. Ron was born in Manhattan, New York on March 7, 1933 to ...



A Lifer Stung by 47 LossesA Lifer Stung by 47 Losses  New York Times

Known for failure as an N.B.A. coach, Roy Rubin meant far more to the players he mentored at Long Island University, whose program he revived.



Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor  The New York Times

Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and ...



Partnership for Student Advocacy aims to help students at closing Christopher Columbus High School - NY Daily  New York Daily News

Their school may be nearing the end, but for the students still passing through the corridors and classrooms of Christopher Columbus High School, it's only the ...



Armed thugs hit students’ phone truck outside Bronx high school - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Almost two dozen students had their cell phones jacked Tuesday when armed robbers held up a pay-for-storage truck outside a Bronx high school, police said.



EXCLUSIVE: New York State Sen. Jeff Klein Accused Of Sexual Misconduct  HuffPost

"I hope to help the women who might have been in a similar situation," his accuser says.



Friends Hope Death Won't Doom a Devotee of Bronx History to Oblivion  New York Times

Morgan Powell lived for Bronx history. But with no next of kin stepping forward after his mysterious death, those who knew him fear he could be consigned to a ...



Jerome Lefkowitz, a Force in New York Labor Law, Dies at 86  The New York Times

Jerome Lefkowitz, a labor lawyer and mediator who helped draft the Taylor Law, which grants New York public employees collective bargaining rights but ...



Staying Calm Among the Coyotes  New York Times

Lisa Perri Sommer and Dr. Joshua David Balog were married Saturday evening at the Pleasantdale Chateau, an events space in West Orange, N.J. Rabbi ...



Riverdale Community Choir Musical Director Dr. Jonathan Dzik Retires His Baton After 15 Years  Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut

After 15 years leading the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Choir, Dr. Jonathan Dzik laid down his baton after leading the final performance of the choir ...



Parents and teachers prepare to fight to keep Alfred E. Smith High School open - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Parents and teachers at Alfred E. Smith High School are gearing up to fight a city Department of Education decision to shutter the vocational school for ...



Aliza Balog, Scott Goodside  New York Times

Aliza Jordana Balog and Scott Bradley Goodside were married Saturday evening at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. Rabbi David E. Fass officiated.



Education Department panel votes to close 19 failing New York City schools - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Over the objections of thousands of protesters, the city Education Department's panel voted early Wednesday morning to close 19 city failing schools.



Students Tell Mayor de Blasio, Turn Off the Metal Detectors!  Huffington Post

Petition on Change.org: Put an end to metal detectors in public schools. Dear Mayor de Blasio,. You ordered the police to stop “stop and frisk”. Now we want you ...



D-backs' Jay donates $50K to Miami B&G Club  MLB.com

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Sonia Sotomayor is latest cultural icon to come out of the Bronx - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

With her U.S. Supreme Court nomination coming to a full Senate vote next week, Sonia Sotomayor's well-told and compelling personal story has become an ...



People Care, and It's Starting to Show - Living In/Van Nest, the Bronx  New York Times

A middle-class enclave in the eastern Bronx is made up largely of turn-of-the-century houses; condominiums and co-ops are scarce.



Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.



1925: A natural computer scientist is born (but she's a woman)  Haaretz

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NY native makes local history  The Daily Iberian

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How to Fill a Melting Pot  New York Times

New York has immigrants from 148 countries, at least by the city's count, and it seems a number of the more successful ones eventually make their way to ...



Choir Academy of Harlem Takes Advantage of Reprieve  New York Times

Last year, city education officials issued the Choir Academy of Harlem a death sentence. Unable to find its footing after a 2001 scandal that led to the demise of ...



Parkchester, Bronx post office to be named for local son, Army Pvt. Isaac Cortes, killed in Iraq in 2007 -  New York Daily News

The Parkchester post office will be named for Army Private Isaac Cortes, a local kid killed in Iraq in 2007. His mother, Emily Toro, said she wept with joy when ...



Bertrand M. Bell, Who Strove to Reduce Medical Trainees’ Grueling Shifts, Dies at 86  The New York Times

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106 city schools in danger of closing due to poor performance - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Up to more schools in the city could be closed for poor performance after the state released a revamped target list of struggling schools.



Son of Sam | The Killer Speaks  CBS News

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Stanley Bard, Who Ran Chelsea Hotel as a Bohemian Sanctuary, Dies at 82  The New York Times

Stanley Bard, a Robin Hood of innkeepers who nurtured talented writers and artists and tolerated assorted deadbeats as the manager and part-owner of the ...



Roy Rubin, Who Led Record-Losing 76ers, Dies at 87  New York Times

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Christine Jorgensen's transformation from transgender G.I. to tabloid star - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

From Denmark one day in June 1952 did there arrive at the Bronx home of Board of Education carpenter George Jorgensen and his wife, Florence, a letter from ...



Herbert M. Kliebard - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Madison / Evanston, IL - Herbert Martin Kliebard, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and ground-breaking scholar in curriculum planning, the history of ...



Feds reach $1.7 million settlement with TestQuest over tutoring scam - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

TestQuest, an educational services company will pay a seven-figure settlement for cheating the federal government out of millions of dollars by billing for phony ...



Johnny Monell Proud Of His Teammates  NY Sports Day

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The Lacrosse Movement Conquers New York  Wall Street Journal

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SIU Med confers degrees to minority students | Diversity  St. Louis American

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