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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Thousands attend Grand Rabbi’s funeral in Monsey

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Thousands of people crowded streets in Monsey Tuesday for the funeral of a grand rabbi, Skulener Rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Avrum Portugal.

Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, surrounded by his family, on Monday. He was 95

The rabbi came to the United States in the 1960s after surviving Nazi death camps and was a mainstay in Borough Park and Williamsburg for decades.

Video by Boro Park News
Photos by Kol Haolam

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The Rockland Arts Festival will be Online from April 1 – 30, 2021

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Artists, Lisa D’Amico, Michael Craft and Aviva Sakolsky have been lifelong friends with a shared love of the arts. So, when the coronavirus cancelled the in-person Rockland Arts Festival, they joined forces to ensure that the event would still go on but in the safety of a virtual format.

“We need the arts and friendship now more than ever. Just like friendship, the arts feed our souls, and enrich our lives,” said Aviva Sakolsky. The Rockland Arts Festival is not only a celebration of the outstanding local talent but a show of support and commitment.

 

The Rockland Arts Festival hopes to bring the quality and diversity of the local arts to the community along with a full calendar of free, live streaming arts events. “We also hope that this effort will provide much needed support to our exhibiting and performing artists, who are facing many event cancellations due to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Michael Craft.

The Rockland Arts Festival will be hosted virtually from April 1 – 30, 2021 at www. RocklandArtsFestival.org with over 100+ local visual artists giving viewers the unique opportunity to enjoy works ranging from ceramics to sculpture to watercolor from the comfort and safety of their homes. Plus every Sunday and Monday at 7:00pm during April, there will be a live-streaming arts event hosted on the Rockland Arts Festival‘s Facebook page and available on Zoom.

These family friendly events will include live music concerts, ballet performances, gallery and studio tours, independent films, panel discussions and art demonstrations with the festival finale on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00pm. The calendar of online events is on the festival’s website and attendance free to the public.

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Hi-Tor Board President Full Interview on WRCR Radio (Feb 26, 2021)

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Hi-Tor Board President Debbie DiBernardo is interviewed on “The Morning Show with Steve and Jeff” on WRCR on February 26, 2021.

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