Monday, November 5, 2012

Vote Today!

Polls will be open from 6:00am - 9:00pm on Tuesday, November 6.

Rockland County Voters should be advised that every polling place will be open Tuesday, November 6th 2012 with one exception shown below. The districts that would normally vote at the Woodglen Elementary School at 121 Phillips Hill Rd are being relocated to the New City Elementary School at 60 Crestwood Dr. in New City.

The Election districts affected are Clarkstown 40, 53, 60 and 69.

Also be advised that we do not need electricity to vote or conduct the election. You as a voter will merely sign the poll book, be given a paper ballot to fill in your choice of candidates (fill in the ovals), and place you ballot in the Emergency Ballot box/slot to be counted later in a bipartisan manner. The ballots will be scanned through the system later when electricity is available should this occur. In other words this is the same manner of voting as always utilized if there is a machine breakdown and the machine cannot be fixed immediately. Some voters feel uncomfortable with this process but everything is done in a bipartisan manner and the ballots are secured at all times.

We have received generators from State and Local Emergency operations for sites without power.

For more voting information, please visit the Rockland County Board of Elections.

Help the Communities of Far Rockaway & The Five Towns

There are a group of people who are going to assist the families in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway who were hit very badly by Hurricane Sandy.  They are in need of the items below plus many others. If you are able to assist, please get in touch with the point person below. The items are:


  • If you are able to relocate families and minor possessions in conjunction with Achiezer, please call Motti Neiman at 917-804-3643.
  • If you are able to physically move possessions from their house to the street to assist in the clean-up process in conjunction with Achiezer please call Motti Neiman at 917-804-3643.
  • If you are able to donate clothing, food, toys and money. Drop offs are at:

New Clothing Only  - Yeshiva Darchei Noam, 259 Grandview Avenue from 8:30 a.m. Monday morning until 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon and again from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

New and Used Clothing or Material, Canned Food - Berkowitz Family, 20 Sherri Lane, Wesley Hills

Generators, Gas Canisters, Clothing, Cleaning Supplies, Canned Food -  39 Pennington Way, New Hempstead or call Ezra Bennet at 845-558-8239 (please note that there are specific laws with transporting gas and generators as they are classified as HAZMAT material).
  • To donate funds to Achiezer, please contact Rabbi Horowitz at yhdarchei@aol.com or donate online at https://www.achiezer.org/donate.php?event=sandy
  • If you are able to host families for Shabbos coordinated by Yeshiva Shaar Yosheiv please contact Mimi Seif at 845-216-2238 or mimi_seif@verizon.net.

Sandy Collection Today

A collection of clothes , jackets, toys and other essentials is taking place in Monsey today, Monday, for communities in Far Rockaway, the Five Towns & Seagate.

Please drop off whatever you can at 11 Voyager Court. Just leave it at the front door.