Power of Prayer; Museum Visit Revamp

Patch Stock Photo — New York State Education Department Commissioner John King
Patch Stock Photo — New York State Education Department Commissioner John King
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Thanksgiving Meets Chanukah... and they find they have a lot in common...

For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiiving will fall on the first day of Chanukah. Chabad of Briarcliff-Ossining's Rabbi Dovid Labkowski discusses the similarities between the two in the above post.
— Posted by Rabbi Dovid Labkowski on Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor Patch

Eyes of the Storm Features Reactions and Reflections by CET Artists a Year After Sandy

Students at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School (CET) in Croton recently reflected on the one-year anniversary of Sandy by sharing their experiences through artwork.
— Posted by Croton-Harmon Schools on Ossining-Croton-on-Hudson Patch

Assemblyman Abinanti Calls for NYSED Commissioner John King's Immediate Resignation

New York State Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti (D—Greenburgh) called for, in a recen statement, the "immediate" resignation of the New York State Education Department's commissioner, John King. "He has exhibited a conscious disregard for [parents, educators, adminsitrators and elected officials'] concerns," Abinanti wrote.
— Posted by Tom Abinanti on Rivertowns Patch

Museum Science and Brain Science

ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam discusses in her latest blog post how to turn a museum experience from "stuffy" to "welcoming" and "challenging."
Posted by Janet Langsam on White Plains Patch

Shabbat Greetings from Rabbi David Holtz: New Ways to Pray

Tarrytown's Rabbi David Holtz speaks about his experience during a recent workshop about prayer. He discusses "the restorative power of prayer" for Jews in his recent post (above).
— Posted by Temple Beth Abraham on Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch

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