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  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • Senior camps turn active

    March 6, 2013 | 12:56 am

    Not many people attend summer camp with their parents. Mindelle Pierce went with her mom when her mother was in her 90s.

    They chose a two-week program for senior adults at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, Conn. Aside from typical camp activities such...

  • For Jewish Deadheads, the music plays on

    December 4, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    As a gentle snow fell on the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center last Friday evening, some 85 people gathered inside a wooden lodge to welcome Shabbat -- half in a meditation circle in which Grateful Dead lyrics served as a kind of mantra, the other in a more "traditional"...

  • Hazon and Isabella Freedman center merging

    December 3, 2012 | 11:24 am

    The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and Hazon are merging.

    The New York-based nonprofits made the announcement Monday after discussing the merger since the beginning of the year. The new company will be called Hazon.

    David Weisberg, the executive director of Isabella...

  • Sandy flooding closing offices of Forward, several Jewish organizations ‘for months’

    November 5, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    A Manhattan office building that houses the Jewish Daily Forward and several Jewish organizations may be closed for several months due to flood damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.

    Citing an unnamed disaster recovery company official involved with the building, where the...

  • As storm descended on Northeast, Jews took to Internet to share stories and appeal for help

    October 30, 2012 | 1:44 pm

    Hurricane Sandy: How you can help


    At 10 p.m. Oct. 29, as the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the northeastern United States, filmmaker Sandi DuBowski posted an urgent online message.

    DuBowski’s elderly parents had declined to leave their home in Manhattan...