Misaskim Welcomes New Head of Medical Examiner’s Office In Brooklyn
18 Jul
Misaskim Welcomes New Head of Medical Examiner’s Office In Brooklyn
Leaders of the Misaskim organization, along with several other community organizations, warmly welcomed the appointment of Dr. Mellisa A. Pasquale as the new Deputy Chief of the Medical Examiner’s Office responsible for Brooklyn. Dr. Pasquale who served previously in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,
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Misaskim's Special Services Unit Constructs Air-Conditioned Tent for Large Family
05 Jul
Misaskim's Special Services Unit Constructs Air-Conditioned Tent for Large Family
This past week saw an unusually high number of aveilim sitting shiva in the Tristate area, stretching Misaskim's inventory to the limit. Many of the sites serviced were averaging over ten aveilim per site, but in one instance, in Lakewood, New Jersey, there were 24 aveilim sitting in one home,
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Misaskim and NYPD Visit Grieving Brooklyn Mom In Show Of Communal Support
08 May
Misaskim and NYPD Visit Grieving Brooklyn Mom In Show Of Communal Support
In an outpouring of support for the family of an eight year old Marine Park boy who was killed in a freak accident a week and a half ago, representatives of both the NYPD and Misaskim showed up at their home yesterday, loaded with gifts, as a gesture of good will. Kevin Reilly was playing outside
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Misaskim's Busiest 24 Hours
21 Apr
Misaskim's Busiest 24 Hours
For most families, Havdalah after the last day of Pesach signifies the mad dash to turn over the house from Pesachdik to chametz...or perhaps the start of the trek to returning home after being away for 8 days. But not for Misaskim. In the first 24 hours since Motzoei Yom Tov, Misaskim trucks,
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Misaskim Manchester Bury a Meis Mitzvah, Finally Brought to Rest After 14 Months
15 Mar
Misaskim Manchester Bury a Meis Mitzvah, Finally Brought to Rest After 14 Months
A man's body was discovered on Saddleworth Moor at Dovestone reservoir on December 12, 2015. There was no identification on him. He had no wallet, mobile phone or other identification. All police could find were three train tickets and £130 in cash. An empty thyroxine sodium medicine bottle, a
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Misaskim's Chanukah Programs Alleviate Pain for Over 1,000 New Orphans
07 Mar
Misaskim's Chanukah Programs Alleviate Pain for Over 1,000 New Orphans
Over 1,000 children who were r"l orphaned over the past few years, received a multi-blast of happiness from Misaskim and their trove of dedicated volunteers within the past two weeks. Without any let-up in their well-known services of dispatching first-response teams when tragedy strikes,
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Misaskim Volunteers Dig Grave with Bare Hands
22 Jan
Misaskim Volunteers Dig Grave with Bare Hands
This week's snow storm wreaked havoc on the entire region and even forced Misaskim volunteers to remove mountains of snow in a cemetery just to make sure that burial would take place the same day. The story began with the passing of a woman in Long Branch NJ during the height of the storm. But
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 Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban: Join Misaskim's  Tehillim Asifah
10 Sep
Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban: Join Misaskim's Tehillim Asifah
If one child's pure prayer is a heaven-piercing arrow, then a minyan of children's tefillos is an invincible army. How much more so, then, is the awesome power of tens of thousands of tefillos emanating from the innocent mouths of tinokos shel bais raban and ascending heavenward! For
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01 Jul
Misaskim Cares Summer Safety Edition
Misaskim has just released the latest edition of Misaskim Cares - Summer Safety Edition. The magazine was distributed throughout the tri-state area and can also be viewed online by clicking here Misaskim volunteers provide numerous community-related services throughout the year. These
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13 May
Misaskim Loses a Friend
Misaskim was notified this morning about the sudden passing of Mr. Errington Albert Bailey, a dedicated and compassionate staff member at the NYC Medical Examiner's Brooklyn Office. Mr. Bailey was found deceased in his apartment by authorities after failing to show up at work. He was 57 years
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A Week at Misaskim
23 Apr
A Week at Misaskim
This week marked an unusual range of activities at Misaskim's headquarters. In addition to the more than 35 families that were being serviced as part of the organization's daily operations, Misaskim was involved in several other situations. Thursday, April 11th - Misaskim
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24 Jan
Special Mention - NYC Medical Examiner's Office
Misaskim would once again like to make special mention of the incredible sensitivity shown by the NYC Medical Examiner's office towards the Kishik family who suffered the tragic loss of their daughter, Sara A"H. Sara A"H was nifter on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and the family opted to
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Misaskim Hosts NYPD School Security Conference
24 Jan
Misaskim Hosts NYPD School Security Conference
On Wednesday, January 23rd, Misaskim hosted an NYPD conference for yeshivah and Bais Yaakov school principles and administrators at the Hod V'Hadar hall in Boro Park. The meeting was called by NYPD's Brooklyn Borough South Assistant Chief Thomas Chan in light of the tragic school shooting
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Misaskim Assists During Hurricane Sandy
30 Oct
Misaskim Assists During Hurricane Sandy
Misaskim representatives began preparing for Hurricane Sandy early in the weekend. Misaskim ensured that all its resources and emergency equipment were in good working order. Then, on Sunday Misaskim launched its School Notification System by continuously notifying school administrators and other
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28 Oct
Misaskim: Hurricane Sandy Preparedness Update
As local law-enforcement are preparing for Hurricane Sandy, Misaskim is urging everyone to pay close attention to all announcement and heed all warning in order to ensure the safety of all. Misaskim will be activating its Emergency Operations Center tonight. The Emergency Operations Center is
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 Tishrei:  Misaskim's Marathon Month of Chesed
16 Oct
Tishrei: Misaskim's Marathon Month of Chesed
Each year, the month of Tishrei heralds a season of intense preparation as Klal Yisroel gets ready for the Yomin Tovim. It is precisely during this hectic time of the year that Misaskim is bombarded with urgent requests for help from nearly every Jewish community. As the urgency surrounding
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Misaskim Assists with Deceased El Al Passenger
16 Oct
Misaskim Assists with Deceased El Al Passenger
Misaskim was contacted by airport personnel on Tuesday morning at 3:30a.m. about the tragic death of Mrs. Sabrina Kalker, A"H. Mrs Kalker was traveling on El Al flight 001 from Israel back to New York after spending the Yomim Tovim in Israel with her children, grandchildren and
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 Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Raban
21 Sep
Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Raban
Misaskim marked its 19th international, annual Tehillim Asifa with tens of thousands of children from around the globe. Misaskim coordinates this poignant event during Aseres Yemei Teshuvah to infuse strength and hope into all those in urgent need of a yeshuah. Children from more than
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 Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban: Join Misaskim's  Tehillim Asifah
20 Sep
Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban: Join Misaskim's Tehillim Asifah
If one child's pure prayer is a heaven-piercing arrow, then a minyan of children's tefillos is an invincible army. How much more so, then, is the awesome power of tens of thousands of tefillos emanating from the innocent mouths of tinokos shel bais raban and ascending heavenward! For
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02 Aug
Huge Kiddush Hashem at Siyum Hashas
An immense Kiddush Hashem took place on Wednesday evening as law enforcement officials witnessed firsthand the derech eretz and simchah with which the crowd of nearly 100,000 Yidden conducted themselves at the Siyum HaShas at New Jersey's Met Life Stadium. Chief Christopher Trucillo of
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Security at the Siyum Hashas
26 Jul
Security at the Siyum Hashas
With the 12th Siyum Hashas just one week away, organizers of the massive event have stepped up efforts to ensure the highest standards of security in and around Metlife Stadium. Agudath Israel of America has enlisted the assistance of Misaskim, which has years of experience coordinating
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Medical Examiner's Office Provides Ground Zero Halachic Insight to Rabbonim
17 Jul
Medical Examiner's Office Provides Ground Zero Halachic Insight to Rabbonim
Recently, Misaskim hosted Rabbi Yechezkel Roth, Shlita, Misaskim's rav and the head of the Vaad Mishmeres H'kahuna, together with a large group of rabbonim. The gathering took place at Misaskim's headquarters and was dedicated to the process of determining the halachic status of
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26 Jun
Misaskim Summer Safety Message
Summer is upon us, and although Misaskim is not publishing a summer safety booklet this year (keep an eye out for our back to school issue instead), there are several safety messages that we would like to bring to everyone's attention. Youngsters are now out of school, outdoors much more, and
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12 Jun
This Week At Misaskim
In addition to daily deliveries and pick-ups, Misaskim volunteers had their hands full with other meis mitzvah related services this past week. Misaskim arranged a kosher burial for two meis mitzvaha's and ensured another meis with a Jewish burial. The organization also welcomed two new
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21 May
A Kiddush Hashem in the Eyes of Law Enforcement
Misaskim received much praise at the conclusion of the Asifa at Citi Field. The acclaim originated from individuals within the law-enforcement community who has been working hand-in-hand with Misaskim for months prior to the event. One security official expressed his admiration to Misaskim
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16 May
A Message from Misaskim Regarding Security at Citi Field
Tens of thousands are expected to gather at Citi Field on May 20th to attend the internet Asifa organized by Ichud Hakahillos. While those gathered explore the negative impact technology may have on our youth, Misaskim, along with hundreds of security personnel, will have all their resources
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Medical Examiners From Around the Globe Converge in NYC
25 Apr
Medical Examiners From Around the Globe Converge in NYC
Hundreds of medical examiners, forensic experts, law-enforcement and military personnel are participating in the International Mass Fatality Management Conference that began on April 25th. The conference is being held at the Medical Examiner's Office in New York in order to bring together
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18 Apr
Miami Chevra Kadisha Instrumental in Preventing a Cremation
Misaskim received a call on its emergency hotline this Chol Hamoed from a women who currently lives in Flatbush. The woman explained that her aunt, who lives in Palm Beach, Florida, had passed away and that the family was planning to cremate the body due to lack of funds. The caller was
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Misaskim Teams Up with The Federal Bureau of Investigation On Chol Hamoed
17 Apr
Misaskim Teams Up with The Federal Bureau of Investigation On Chol Hamoed
At this year's Misaskim Chol Hamoed outing for children who have lost a parent, participants were treated to a unique program that included exhibits manned by nearly 40 FBI agents. The youngsters had the opportunity to meet the special agents and learn how they work to keep our country safe.
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Misaskim Conducts Law-Enforcement Training in Bergen County
28 Mar
Misaskim Conducts Law-Enforcement Training in Bergen County
On Thursday, March 22nd, Misaskim, together with Rabbi Joel Friedman, a chaplain and community liaison at the Bergen County Sheriff's office, coordinated a law-enforcement training session in Bergen County. The objective of the training session was to inform members of the law-enforcement
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Desecration at Jewish Cemetery
21 Mar
Desecration at Jewish Cemetery
At the outer edge of The Hebrew Cemetery in Newark, NJ large sections of the rusting fence are missing and many broken tombstones lay strewn around. These remnants of a once vibrant Jewish community now lay sadly in utter neglect. This cemetery was founded by the Landsmanshaftn -- or Jewish aid
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29 Feb
Selichos L'Zayin Adar
Throughout Jewish history, Zayin Adar marked an important day in the Jewish calendar for members of the Chevrah Kadisha. On this day, Hashem himself performed the duties of the Chevrah Kadisha and buried Moshe Rabbeinu on the mountain. It is therefore customary for members of Chevrah
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Misaskim Welcomes FBI Assistant Director in Charge -- Ms. Janice Fedarcyk
27 Feb
Misaskim Welcomes FBI Assistant Director in Charge -- Ms. Janice Fedarcyk
On Monday, February 27, 2012, Misaskim hosted FBI Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office, Ms. Janice Fedarcyk, and members of her staff. The objective of this event was to give Ms. Fedarcyk a better understanding of the Jewish community. Ms. Fedarcyk was introduced to numerous
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Misaskim Hosts FDNY Commissioner
08 Feb
Misaskim Hosts FDNY Commissioner
On Wednesday, February 8th, Misaskim hosted FDNY Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano as part of an initiative to promote public safety. Misaskim's goal is to coordinate the activities of city officials with those of local community organizations, including Hatzolah, Shomrim, and Chai Lifeline. By
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 Misaskim Conducts Training Session at FBI New York Field Office
30 Jan
Misaskim Conducts Training Session at FBI New York Field Office
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has implemented cultural-diversity training to provide its agents with the knowledge they need when working with the many and varied cultures present in New York. Misaskim's representatives conducted a training session at the New York office of the FBI
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25 Jan
Misaskim Prevents Another Cremation
Misaskim received a phone call on its hotline last week from an individual who was calling in about a mes mitzvah situation. In fact, the niftar was already at a funeral establishment in Baltimore to be cremated. The caller identified the niftar as his coworker's father who recently passed
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Misaskim Needs  YOU!
08 Dec
Misaskim Needs YOU!
UPDATE: We have not reached our goal yet -- we still need to raise $3000.00. PLEASE HELP US TODAY! Misaskim is calling upon acheinu klal yisroel for urgent help in covering the costs for kvurah for an unprecedented amount of meisei mitzvah. Misaskim was contacted last week by an
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Misaskim Hosts School Safety Forum
28 Nov
Misaskim Hosts School Safety Forum
Law Enforcement and Educators in Partnership More than a hundred educators participated in a school safety forum hosted by Misaskim on Monday, November 28th. The educators represented nearly 200 Yeshivas and Bais Yaakovs from the 13 precincts in Brooklyn South. These educators and
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Misaskim Builds Bridges with Waterbury Community
10 Nov
Misaskim Builds Bridges with Waterbury Community
Law enforcement officials from Waterbury, Connecticut, traveled to Brooklyn on November 10, 2011, to meet with Misaskim representatives. Mr. Yitzy Rabinowitz, liaison from the Waterbury Police Department and a community activist, orchestrated the meeting in an effort to meet the needs of the
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New York's Newest Congressman Visits Misaskim
09 Nov
New York's Newest Congressman Visits Misaskim
In what he termed an "eye-opening experience," United States Congressman Bob Turner toured Misaskim's headquarters on Tuesday, November 8th, and met with members of Misaskim's board. Turner, newly elected as congressman in New York's 9th Congressional district, is
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A Cremation Prevented
08 Nov
A Cremation Prevented
Last week, a woman contacted Misaskim with a request for assistance in bringing her sister to kever yisroel. The nifteres had passed away in Richmond, Virginia, while living there with her roommate. By the time the woman learned of her sister's passing, the body had already been taken to the
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Monsey Residents Endure Another Day in the Dark
01 Nov
Monsey Residents Endure Another Day in the Dark
By Hamodia Staff More than forty-eight hours after a powerful snowstorm hit Rockland County, a significant number of Monsey Residents are still without electricity. With the leaf-laden trees felled by the heavy wet snow, and wires down throghtout the area, many streets remained
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24 Oct
Hundreds of Yisomim Participate in Misaskim's Chol Hamoed Event
A dozen coach buses carrying more than 600 yisomim arrived in Manhattan Beach last week on Monday, the third day of Chol Hamoed. The children who were traveling on those buses came from a variety of locations throughout the tri-state area, including Boro Park, the Five Towns, Flatbush,
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Comptroller Praises Misaskim's Operation
10 Oct
Comptroller Praises Misaskim's Operation
Misaskim continuously aims to develop positive relationships with officials on all levels of government in an effort to support community needs. Various officials have met with Misaskim representatives since May. Many important issues have been discussed during these meeting and Misaskim
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 Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Raban
05 Oct
Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Raban
This afternoon, tens of thousands of children assembled for a unique gathering that marked their participation in Misaskim's 18th annual Tehillim Asifah. Misaskim representatives coordinate this poignant event during Aseres Yemei Teshuvah to infuse strength and hope into all those in urgent
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 Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban:  Join Misaskim's Tehillim Asifah
03 Oct
Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais Rabban: Join Misaskim's Tehillim Asifah
If one child's pure prayer is a heaven-piercing arrow, then a minyan of children's tefillos is an invincible army. How much more so, then, is the awesome power of tens of thousands of tefillos emanating from the innocent mouths of tinokos shel bais raban and ascending heavenward!
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27 Sep
Misaskim Commends NYC Medical Examiner's Continuous Support
While it certainly is not the first time that the NYC Medical Examiner's office extended itself to accommodate the Jewish community, there is no doubt that it went beyond the call of duty last night. Misaskim would like to publicly thank Dr. Stephen James DeRoux, Acting Deputy Chief Medical
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Misaskim Hosts Acknowledgment Ceremony   New Misaskim Vehicle Donated  L"N  Leiby Keltzky
19 Sep
Misaskim Hosts Acknowledgment Ceremony New Misaskim Vehicle Donated L"N Leiby Keltzky
On Monday, September 19, 2011, Misaskim hosted an acknowledgment ceremony to honor the recent promotions of Chief Joseph Fox, Chief Thomas Chan, and Chief William Aubry of the New York City Police Department. Chief Fox became the new Chief of Transit for the City of New York, Assistant Chief
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Borough President Marty Markowitz at Misaskim
01 Sep
Borough President Marty Markowitz at Misaskim
Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, the most recent visitor among a series of officials who have visited Misaskim since August, met with Misaskim representatives on Thursday, September 1st. During the meeting, it became apparent that both parties are in profound agreement - sharing a
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City and State Officials Visit Misaskim
25 Aug
City and State Officials Visit Misaskim
Misaskim recently hosted New York State Senator Diane Savino (23rd Senate District) and Councilman Brad Lander (39th Council District). Senator Savino paid a visit to Misaskim on Thursday, August 18th. She marveled at Misaskim's positive interactions with the law enforcement community
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Misaskim Volunteers Assist Halfan Family
24 Aug
Misaskim Volunteers Assist Halfan Family
Although conflicting reports circulated following the brutal murder of Steve Hafon OBM, Misaskim received a call on its 24-hour emergency hotline confirming that the victim was indeed of the Jewish faith. Misaskim volunteers were promptly dispatched to the crime scene and assisted the family
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Sefer Torah in Memory of Leiby  a"h  Underway
11 Aug
Sefer Torah in Memory of Leiby a"h Underway
Misaskim began the process of obtaining a Sefer Torah leilui nishmas Leiby Kletzky a"h. Representatives met with Rabbi Yechezkal Roth, Shlita, to obtain his guidance in choosing the yerios and the sofer for this unique project. The Rav carefully reviewed the samples and consulted with
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Pushing the Envelope of Community Service
09 Aug
Pushing the Envelope of Community Service
On Erev Tisha B'Av, Misaskim distributed hundreds of shivah chairs in Monsey, Lakewood, Brooklyn, and Monroe. The chairs were delivered to the elderly or disabled in our communities. Misaskim received a record number of calls before Tisha B'Av set in, requesting the low chairs. The
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Congressman Nadler Tours Misaskim Headquarters
04 Aug
Congressman Nadler Tours Misaskim Headquarters
Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Representative for New York's 8th Congressional District, toured Misaskim's headquarters today. The Congressman's visit was inspired by the vital role Misaskim played during the Kletzky tragedy. Misaskim volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the
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Special Mention: The NYPD
26 Jul
Special Mention: The NYPD
On Tuesday, July 26th, the NYPD was getting ready to wrap up its nearly two-week-long investigation at the Levi Aaron house on East 2nd Street. Before they prepared to return the house to its owners, members of the NYPD reached out to Misaskim's Disaster and Recovery team to come down to the
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21 Jul
Special Mention: The New York City Medical Examiner's Office
Yesterday, the news broke that the Medical Examiner's Office had announced the official cause of death of Leiby Kletzky a"h. What didn't make the news, however, was the extreme sensitivity that the New York City Medical Examiner's Office displayed toward the Kletzky family and, in
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Diary of Deep Distress
20 Jul
Diary of Deep Distress
The horror and grief that has assailed our community over the past week was felt throughout the city and around the globe. People all over the world sighed with disbelief when the shocking reports were released last Tuesday. In fact, Misaskim received inquires and offers of assistance from London,
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In Memory of Leiby Kletzky a"h
15 Jul
In Memory of Leiby Kletzky a"h
It is with a broken heart and spirit that Misaskim, together with all of Klal Yisroel, mourns the tragic loss of little Yehudah a"h ben Nachman. Misaskim volunteers worked tirelessly, offering support throughout this harrowing nightmare. Misaskim pooled all its resources, and much more,
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19 Jun
Misaskim Emergency Shabbos System Proves Invaluable
The Misaskim organization, most famous for the daily services that it provides to grieving families, has recently expanded its services by implementing a Shabbos Hotline, staffed by especially-trained non-Jews, to help coordinate any situations regarding k'vod hameis that should arise on
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Misaskim Expedites Security Clearance for Eliyashiv Medical Team
19 Jun
Misaskim Expedites Security Clearance for Eliyashiv Medical Team
On Motzoei Shabbos Shlach, dedicated Misaskim volunteers were again called upon to play a key role in community service. A medical team and their sensitive equipment needed to get through airport security. These doctors are scheduled to perform emergency heart surgery on the posek hador, Maran
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Opening the Gates of Summer Safety
16 Jun
Opening the Gates of Summer Safety
No need for added stress this summer, Misaskim will see you safely through the summer months with our newly expanded 84-page Gates of Chesed Safety Magazine. The magazine is set to be released next week and will be distributed to 100,000 families in the tri-state area. The magazine can also be
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Misaskim Hosts Law-Enforcement Chaplaincy Conference
31 May
Misaskim Hosts Law-Enforcement Chaplaincy Conference
More than 50 chaplains from the tri-state area attended a dinner hosted by Misaskim last week. This was the first time that a group of orthodox law-enforcement chaplains has gathered together. The chaplains, who serve in over 45 law enforcement agencies, including military and penal institutions,
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Misaskim Welcomes Rabbi Yeruchim Silber
24 May
Misaskim Welcomes Rabbi Yeruchim Silber
Misaskim is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Yeruchim Silber as its Director of Community and Government Relations. Rabbi Silber's appointment highlights the rapid growth that is currently being experienced by Misaskim. In addition to its popular G'mach Nichumim, Misaskim
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Misaskim Welcomes its 19th Sefer Torah
18 May
Misaskim Welcomes its 19th Sefer Torah
Last week, the Turkeltaub sisters - Brenda Elishis, Paula Kohn, and Cindy Turkeltaub - Grosberg a"h - alongside Misaskim volunteers, welcomed the 19th sefer torah to join Misaskim's family of sifrei torah. A joyous Hachnasos Sefer Torah was held at the Ohr Torah Shul in West Orange NJ.
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13 May
Gratitude Amidst Grief
May 13, 2011 - During these hours of deep sadness and grief over the tragic death of Yoily Englander, a"h, Misaskim feels compelled to wrap up the heartrending task they were called upon to do, by publicly thanking the New York City Medical Examiner's Office. While law enforcement
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Misaskim Sponsors a Chol Homoed Event for Hundreds of Yisomim
21 Apr
Misaskim Sponsors a Chol Homoed Event for Hundreds of Yisomim
On April 21, 2011 hundreds of children from Flatbush, Boro Park, Williamsburg, Queens, Long Island, Monsey, Monroe, New Square, Lakewood, Long Branch, and Morristown participated in Misaskim's Chol Homoed outing designed to provide a day of reprieve for families who have suffered the loss of a
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Police Chiefs Recognized at Misaskim Volunteers' Melava Malka
05 Mar
Police Chiefs Recognized at Misaskim Volunteers' Melava Malka
March 5, 2011 - Misaskim held a Melava Malka this past Motzie Shabbos to demonstrate its appreciation and to encourage its Monsey, New Square, and Kiryas Yoel volunteers who dedicate time and effort to the organization's mission. The number of volunteers in Rockland County and Kiryas Yoel area
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Misaskim Lauds Its Working Relationship with United Hatzolah of Israel
01 Mar
Misaskim Lauds Its Working Relationship with United Hatzolah of Israel
Mr. Moshu Hadaya was last seen chopping wood in his backyard in Staten Island, New York, on Sunday, February 20th. When his friend did not get a response after repeatedly trying to reach him on the following day, he went to Moshu's home to check up on him. Moshu's lifeless body was found in
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28 Feb
Update: More RIF Soap Delivered to Misaskim
On January 25, 2011 Misaskim reported that Nazi-era RIF soap was handed over to the organization for burial. The incident received much attention as it opened up raw and painful scars dating back to the days when our parents were young and suffered Nazi atrocities. It rekindled a debate and
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RIF Soap Handed to Misaskim for Burial
25 Jan
RIF Soap Handed to Misaskim for Burial
At Misaskim, unexpected and sad realities of life are unfortunately a daily occurrence. But last week, Misaskim was presented with an even more perplexing question than usual: what to do with a bar of soap that many Holocaust survivors believe contains human remains? This rare bar of soap, engraved
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18 Jan
The Community Mourns the Loss of a Dear Friend
Misaskim mourns the loss of a dedicated and beloved volunteer and askan - R' Yossi Pressburger ZT"L. R' Pressburger has been involved in various Misaskim projects and has selflessly and willingly given his time and resources to the community. On Tuesday, January 11th, Misaskim
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Misaskim Volunteers Called In to Assist in Englewood, N.J.
25 Dec
Misaskim Volunteers Called In to Assist in Englewood, N.J.
Misaskim's 24-hotline began ringing shortly after Shabbos was over. This call came from Englewood, N.J., requesting Misaskim's assistance in the aftermath of the tragic death of Dr. Paul Kudowitz, A"H, 57, who was struck and killed on his way to shul on Friday night. Three volunteers
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20 Dec
Volunteers Respond to Fatal Accident
Misaskim volunteers assisted last night at the scene of the tragic accident that took the life of Mrs. Chana Walfish A"H. Despite frigid temperatures and biting winds, volunteers stayed at the scene for over three hours to ensure kavod hameis. The accident happened at about 7:15
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15 Dec
Misaskim Works Tirelessly to Offer Madoff a Jewish Burial
The shocking news of Mark Madoff's suicide was followed by disbelief as the Jewish community learned of the family's plan to have his body cremated. Misaskim has been contacted numerous times since the family's decision was publicized in the media, and asked whether anything could be
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Nothing Takes Precedence Over Mes Mitzvah
13 Dec
Nothing Takes Precedence Over Mes Mitzvah
During the week of October 18th, Misaskim was notified that an elderly woman had died at Coney Island Hospital and that her body had been lying in the morgue for a few days. This information led Misaskim to take on the highest Mitzvah of all: Mes Mitzvah. The first course of action was to
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 HASC Adults Celebrate Hachnosas Sefer Torah at Misaksim
07 Dec
HASC Adults Celebrate Hachnosas Sefer Torah at Misaksim
December 6, 2010 - They danced, they sang, and they rejoiced with every fiber of their being. All, in their own unique way, expressed pure joy as they rejoiced with the Torah. HASC adults, who volunteer each Monday at Misaskim's headquarters, were invited to join Misaskim in a unique Hachnosas
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02 Dec
From Our Volunteers: A Misaskim Moment
We have only to open our eyes to realize how often we are presented with numerous opportunities to fulfill our destined roles in Hashem's plans. For Mr. Yossie Margaretten, a longtime Misaskim volunteer, the following story confirmed a role that was uniquely designed for him. Mr. Yehuda
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Misaskim Releases Chanukah Fire Safety Tips For Kids
30 Nov
Misaskim Releases Chanukah Fire Safety Tips For Kids
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 Misaskim's First Initiative Gets Underway
30 Nov
Misaskim's First Initiative Gets Underway
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08 Nov
Misaskim to Launch New Initiatives
MISASKIM TO LAUNCH NEW INITIATIVES Innovating New Solutions to Community Challenges During Trying Times Misaskim is now gearing up to unveil a series of new initiatives and programs to maximize its efficiency in responding to community crisis and coping with tragedy. The organization is
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Bringing a Chushavah Talmud Chacham to Kever Yisroel
03 Nov
Bringing a Chushavah Talmud Chacham to Kever Yisroel
Europe, 1946. After the incineration of European Jewry, a man turns his sights to American shores. Physically broken, he is forced to turn his back on the ashes of his entire family, his hometown, and the only life he ever knew. Arriving penniless and alone, he clings to his unshakeable faith in
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18 May
A Fire, a Mother's Worst Nightmare: An Amazing Misaskim Story
Written for Mishpacha Calligraphy By Basie Goldman, as told to Azriela Jaffe My husband, Nachman and I were zocher to bring into the world our sixth boy, Tuvia, on Purim, 2007. It was a tremendous bracha, and we were so thankful to HaKadosh Baruch Hu for granting us this special all-boy
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17 Mar
Misaskim on scene of fatal bus accident
A woman was R''L killed after she was pinned under a bus in the East Tremont section of The Bronx, The accident occurred at approximately 8:00AM Wednesday morning, at the intersection of East Tremont Avenue and Crotona Avenue. She was pronounced dead on the scene, and NYPD
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13 Mar
Misaskim's Emergency Response
Torrential rains, raving fires, downed electricity and emergency landing - it's mind-boggling to think how many times Misaskim answered calls for help within twenty-four-hours. It started minutes after Shabbos when Misaskim received a call from Teaneck, NJ, that a
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02 Jan
Misaskim Meets with Federal Agencies in Washington, DC
Misaskim. It has become a household name. It is an organizational name people use when tragedy R"L strikes. They are reached out to whether it's to prevent an autopsy, or to provide their "avodas hakodesh" at the scene of a tragedy, or for their volunteers to "set
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01 Jan
One week. Three Niftarim. 1900 Miles.
When Mr. Richard Blau passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2009, he should've had an autopsy as part of the standard protocol for all residents in his institution in Buffalo, NY. When the staff Rev. notified the only known relative about the death, the relative was in a quandary. An
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01 Jan
Misaskim Coordinates meeting for State and local agencies
After working alongside the NYS Department of Homeland Security during numerous occasions to address security, health and safety issues in our community, Misaskim has invited the NYS Department of Homeland Security to tour Misaskim's headquarters and gain a better understanding of the
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