Sunday, May 15, 2011

Levaya of Mrs. Rivka Goldshmid A"H, Shiva Info for Rebbetzin Chany Kotlarsky

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Rivka Goldshmid A”H, the mother of Rebbetzin Chany Kotlarsky of New City.

The funeral will be take place today, Sunday, at 3:00 PM at Shomrei Hadas Funeral Chapel, 3803 14th Avenue in Boro Park and will pass by 770 at approximately 3:30 PM.

Rebbetzin Chany Kotlarsky will be sitting Shiva at 608 Montgomery Street (between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues) in Crown Heights.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Hashavas Aveida - Found a Watch

Found a men's wrist watch after the Moshiach Seuda at Tzemach Tzedek on Acheron Shel Pesach. Whoever lost a watch please call 845-290-6394.

Why You Must Vote on Tuesday

By PROBE - Parents for the Responsible Operation of the Board of Education

This Tuesday, May 17th, there will be an extremely important election in the East Ramapo Central School District.

The proposed budget will increase property taxes by approximately 9%, the highest in the entire region. In the current economic environment this would be unmanageable. We MUST vote NO on this budget AND we MUST vote for three candidates, SCHWARTZ, HOPSTEIN and WEISSMANDEL. Our candidates are committed to keeping the district finances in check, to preserving the rights of every resident and quality education for every student living in our district. Remember,once a tax hike is implemented it will NEVER go down, so any hike this year means living with this increase for years to come. The opposition group has publicly called for higher property taxes. Coincidentally, most if not all of those in favor of the increase are paid by Union pensions. You can be sure that when the current Teacher’s Union contract comes up for renewal this year they will vote for substantial increases and there is no way to reverse this once implemented. This can only be paid for with YOUR TAXES.

Of equal if not greater importance, our Mosdos rely on the school district for many vital services. Special education, school busing, pre Kindergarten, school nurses, remedial, resource rooms, text books, computers and much more. If we give up this board to people who are fixated on hurting us, these services will be severely impacted, thus tremendously increasing the burden on already overburdened parents and homeowners.

The FACT is that the organizers of the group trying to oust the heimishe school board members, have NOT introduced a SINGLE policy or plan to improve their own failing public schools. Instead they have been single mindedly focused on attacking anything and everything that our yeshiva community rightfully and legally receives from the school district. The current services that we receive do not in any way measure up to the enormous sums in property taxes that we as a community contribute to the public schools. And yet, those who wish to take these services away continually spread misinformation and rumors to incite those who are not in the know.

In the coming days before the election you may read on a poster or find in your mailbox, false and misleading accusations regarding our community’s representative’s and legal agenda. While the list of false and inflammatory claims is huge, let us share one example:

When at a recent public meeting one of their candidates, accused the district of allotting too many Pre Kindergarten slots to the religious Jewish Yeshivas. In truth year after year the district has been returning a very large amount of unutilized slots to the government. The message is clear, they do not need the slots for their shrinking student body but they will do everything possible to make sure WE don’t get them.

Remember, every single vote counts , if you plan on not being in town on election day, PLEASE go down to the school district and vote by absentee. We are facing an election that is likely to be decided by SINGLE votes, don’t underestimate the power of ONE.

YMMLM Mesivta Bochurim Attacked on Shabbos

By Khurram Saeed, The Journal News

RAMAPO — Town police were searching for a man who pushed a Jewish teenager to the ground Saturday and fled in what possibly could turn out to be a hate crime.

The 16-year-old boy was not seriously injured in the incident, which occurred at about 4:40 p.m. on Crabapple Court, police said. The residential street is about a quarter-mile north of Rockland Community College. The area is home to Orthodox Jews.

Three 16-year-old boys were walking on Crabapple Court when an orange pickup truck passed them and returned a short time later, according to police. A white man got out to the truck and pushed one of the boys to the ground. The truck then fled west toward Forshay Road.

"The injuries were minor and did not require any kind of hospitalization," Ramapo police Lt. Daniel Hyman said on Saturday night.

The suspect is described as in his twenties, about 6-foot-0 and 250 pounds with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt. The vehicle is a newer model dark orange pickup.

Hyman said it's not clear how many people were in the truck. Initial reports said there were three white men.

Hyman said it was too early to determine if the incident was motivated by hate.

TheRockland County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification is assisting Ramapo in the investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has further information on the suspect and/or suspect's vehicle, is asked to contact the Ramapo Police Detective Bureau at 845-357-2400.