Rabbis reach out to Lehman Bros

A Jewish cultural group in NYC says it will offer counseling to people affected by today’s Wall Street meltdown.

stockbrokers.jpgThe group, Aish Hatorah, will hold a meeting tonight to discuss the implications of what’s happened. And rabbis will be made available for one-on-one counseling.

Rabbi Adam Jacobs of Aish Hatorah said:

Today’s devastation on Wall Street is something affecting New Yorkers of all walks of life. We feel the need to provide a religious forum for people who may want to speak with a Rabbi or to understand that no matter how difficult it may seem there is a greater good overlooking us. We expect many Wall Street employees, executives and others to join us to better understand the religious viewpoint on the collapse of two Wall Street giants, and to discuss their emotions and options.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.