Firefighters arrived at the Chabbad Lubavitch of Kensington religious center to find the 5 by 3 foot menorah in flames.
Nassau County authorities are urging people to be extra vigilant over the next 10 days.
With the Jewish New Year approaching it is a very sweet time for apple orchards and honey makers.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.
A Board of Education committee in Stamford is looking at the calendar and which holidays schools would be closed a long term policy question.
Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah — the start of a brand new year on the Jewish calendar. The holiday began at sundown on Sunday night.
A ruptured pipe threatened to dampen Rosh Hashanah services on Long Island but instead it brought neighbors of two faiths closer together.
Happy New Year! Or should we say, L’Shana Tova? Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew new year and one of the High Holidays in Judaism, began at sundown Sunday night.
Organizers said Sunday’s events focus on people power and the use of culturally creative tactics to build the movement.
The holy time begins with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the new year. The holiday is traditionally celebrated by blowing the shofar, eating apples and honey and spending time with family and friends.
A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed by federal probation officers at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station, but was not arrested or detained, authorities said early on Saturday.
The High Holidays are about taking a cleansing breath and looking within.
It’s getting to be that time – when the Jewish people celebrate the new year on Rosh Hashanah and observe the day of atonement on Yom Kippur. It is known as the High Holidays.
They’re not ones to toot their own horn, but Chabad of the West Side and the Chabad Centers of Manhattan know they are onto to something big this Rosh Hashanah.
There are 4 Masbia Soup Kitchens in Queens and Brooklyn and the need is skyrocketing. Already this year, they have served more than 200,000 meals — that’s 300 percent more than last year.