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  • Russ & Daughters Restaurant at The Jewish Museum. After more than a century on the Lower East Side, Russ & Daughters has opened a kosher location on the Upper East Side - under the supervision of Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman - owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Russ family, just as it has been since 1914! The restaurant is located inside The Jewish Museum at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street and offers a selection of classic appetizing such as smoked fish platters, bagels, bialys, traditional breads, and baked goods, as well as soups, salads, egg creams, and cocktails. Sit down in our 60 seat restaurant, or purchase from our takeout counter, or simply call-in orders for pickup or delivery to all five boroughs. Museum admission is not required. On Saturdays, join us for SHABBAT BRUNCH and enjoy our delicious pre-paid, set menu in a Shabbat-observant environment by reserving here: Need room for the whole tribe? Our entire restaurant space as well as a private dining room are available for private events during the week and on Shabbat. Call us to inquire: 212-475-4880, Ext. 3.
  • Butterflake Delivers  to You! Attention  KJ members  did you  know  Butterflake bakery  delivers to the east side Every Thursday  & Friday  at no charge..Please feel free  to contact us to happily Take  your orders. Challah, cake, cookies, Specialty cakes, and so much more. Send us your  order  by email at or give us a call at 201-836-3516 and let one of our Sales associates  help you place your order. 
  • L’Mosh Aliz salon. Shomer Shabbat hair salon on the Upper East Side, men’s and women’s professional hairstylists. We can design any hairstyle, tell our father-and-son team what you want and we will make it happen. Our family has over 50 years of hair-styling experience. Men’s haircuts starting at $20 and women’s starting at $25, one-time $10 discount for members of the KJ family. 1615 2nd Ave (84th st), (646) 678-5493.
  • Certified Personal Trainer Jessica Rackman specializes in the "over 40" crowd, including those with musculoskeletal problems (e.g., bad backs, knees, etc.) or those with an aversion to exercise.  She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.  Sessions are one hour for $90 in the comfort of your home or hers.  Visit and contact or 718-309-7914.
  • Looking for a tutor to give your child an academic boost? I have a Master's Degree in Special Education. I also have extensive experience teaching individual students as a SEIT at The Ramaz School, Manhattan Day School and privately. I teach students from Kindergarten through Middle School and cater to their needs from those with disabilities to enrichment. I am patient, warm and encouraging and my objective is for each student, whether in a classroom or privately, to maximize their academic potential. Please contact Nicole Jaspan Sardar at 917/748-0016 or
  • The healing art of massage therapy is the ability to promote relaxation, relieve tension, increase circulation and filter toxins from the body through hands on manipulation of the bodies soft tissue. Massage Therapist Wendy Yadid, can be accessed in a professional Spa environment at 86th Street and Second Avenue or on site in the comfort of your own home. Wendy is reachable at: or 502-417-1499 She is licensed and certified in multiple modalities, specializing in therapeutic restorative massage. Her experience extends to all ages and levels of fitness, including pre and post natal, geriatric and palliative care. $150/60 minutes $175/90 minutes. KJ Members receive a 20% discount ($120/60 & $140/90)
  • Judaica Classics by Doina is our neighborhood Judaica store, located at 1248 Lexington Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets.  It is a beautiful store, well stocked with holiday books, silver, and jewelry in the best taste that is the hallmark of Doina Bryskin.  Tel: (212) 722-4271.  Fax: (212) 722-4251.  Email: 
  • Get the coolest simcha swag for bris and simchat bat celebrations, Bar/Bat Mitzvah events, aufruf meals, and company gatherings.  KJ Member and Ramaz parent Jeffrey Mittler makes it easy!  Check out his family-owned Jam Promotions, 249 West 18th Street, NYC 10011.  212-206-8022.  Jeffrey specializes in custom and personalized novelty items, favors, and giveaways for all corporate and social events, and he looks forward to impressing your guests, clients and colleagues. 
  • Personal Trainer Paulette Lust is reachable at and 917-860-6102.  She is a certified personal trainer with 30 years experience specializing in training mature men and women. By assessing their needs, she helps people reach their fitness potential while making it fun and easy in the privacy and convenience of their home.  45 minutes costs only $100. 
  • “Roast” is a Glatt Kosher Upper East Side restaurant (under OU supervision) offering home-style cuisine and warm hospitality.  Their signature crispy southern fried chicken and juicy rotisserie roast chicken are heavenly, especially when enjoyed hot and fresh on premises.  Starters, sandwiches, salads, sides and sweets are also available.  Located on the east side of Lexington Avenue between 100 and 101 Streets - 1569 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10029.   Phone:  212-360-7200.  Store Manager’s name is “Yossi.”  Open 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mon-Weds; 12:00 - 10:00 p.m. Sunday and  Thursday; Fridays 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturdays closed. Check out their menu here.
  • Finally,affordable, delicious sushi at a discount for the KJ family!  Check out Sushi Fusion, at 224 West 35 Street, NYC 10001.  Phone:  646-476-5246.  Offering the largest variety of Kosher Sushi in Manhattan, under the strict supervision of the “OK.”  Free delivery on all orders over $30 placed before 7:20 p.m.  Also providing platters for Shabbat, parties, corporate events, you name it!  Mention “KJ FAMILY” and enjoy 10% off all cash orders.  They even provide staffed Sushi Bars for all events.  Click here for their menu, and rate them on Yelp here.
  • "By the Way Bakery" is at 1236 Lexington Avenue, between 83rd and 84th Streets. Now you can get beautiful layer cakes, adorable mini cakes, delicious muffins, award winning cookies, and more right in our neighborhood. Most  exciting,  BTW offers New York’s best gluten-free challah, heralded by the New York Times as “earthy and sweet.”  In a time when just about everything is machine-made and factory-scaled, By the  Way  Bakery does it all by hand in their certified Kosher kitchen in Westchester. Their fresh baked goods are delivered early in the morning in time for the opening of the UES bakery at 7am. Welcome BTW!
  • All pre-Passover dry cleaning is 25% off at Morris Organic Dry Cleaners & Custom Tailoring, which welcomes the KJ family. 435 East 86th street (bet. 1st and York). Telephone 212-828-5681. Check out these PASSOVER SPECIALS: 25% off rugs and draperies; Talit cleanings 50% off; 30% off shatnez testing and alterations email Call us or email us to open a new personal or corporate account and for free pickups and delivery all over NYC. We specialize in Shaatnez testing and fixing, talits , tzitzit, all assorted dry cleaning and alterations, fine clothing, wedding gown and bridal care specialists, water and fire restoration, leather & suede. Jewish owned and operated. Established in 1967, we do our own cleaning and tailoring to ensure top quality care and service for almost 50 years.   
  • Shop Amazon Smile and support Ramaz School programming at no cost to yourself.  Simply choose "Ramaz School" as your designated charity when you click here 
  • Impression Judaica: Just moved and in need of brand new mezuzot to match your decor?  Know someone seeking an artisan  ketuba ? Rafi Bernstein, of Impression Judaica, will work with you to make sure that you have the perfect piece for yourself or for your next gift.  Call to choose the colors for your very own "Design Your Own Mezuza" or choose an  acrylic  or wooden piece already in stock. Custom orders available.  New designs constantly being added.  Also a selection available exclusively at Michael Strauss, Ltd. 646.552.6982 | |
  • Looking for a tutor to help your child with Hebrew or Jewish Studies?  I have over 10 years' experience with a BA from Yeshiva College and an MA from Columbia.  With my individualized approach, children from elementary through high school reach their potential and achieve mastery in Hebrew language and Jewish Studies, advancing their comprehension and developing keen translation and analytic skills.  My satisfied clients include Ramaz students.  Contact Joel Goldman at 917-528-0424 or at
  • RENOVATING YOUR APARTMENT?  NY Interior Renovation, led by KJ Member Michael Hershkowitz, is a   full-service   general contractor, licensed and bonded by the NYCDCA (License No. 1474261) with 20 years’ of on-the-job experience.  Specializing in full or partial apartment renovations - including combining adjacent apartments - office build-outs, and retail constructions.  Michael is happy to offer the KJ family a free consultation to explore making your dream home a reality.  Michael can be reached at 917-808-5375 or  References and prior project visits upon request.
  • Looking to eat healthier, feel better, or lose a few pounds? Dr. Lisa Young, renowned nutritionist and author, (also a KJ member and Ramaz graduate), offers nutrition counseling and programs to individuals and families hoping to improve their diet, lose weight, address medical concerns, and more. Lisa holds a PhD in nutrition, is a registered dietitian (RD), author of The Portion Teller Plan, an internationally-recognized portion-size expert and speaker, and adjunct Professor of Nutrition at NYU. With over 20 years of experience, I offer a personalized approach, and can tailor a nutrition program to meet your needs. Contact Dr. Young at or 212-560-2565. Located on the upper east side; home and office visits also available. For more information, visit my website
  • I am a professional NYC photographer, specializing in Jewish events for 15 years.  I photograph weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Bris and other events. Many Ramaz/KJ families already rely on me as their reliable, affordable community photographer.  Mention this ad to receive a 10% discount.  See my website at and for more information, please contact me at  or (917) 655 3175.
  • For many years, KJ has looked to South Shore Energy Solutions as a reliable broker for the synagogue’s electricity and natural gas.  South Shore has guided KJ through up energy markets and down, steering us to cost effective contracts of varying duration with suppliers, and helping KJ interpret the labyrinth of rates and tariffs that characterize the industry.  On several occasions, South Shore has gone to bat for KJ with overly aggressive suppliers, going “beyond the call of duty” to make sure that the synagogue is charged only what it should be charged.  To explore how South Shore might assist you in managing your commercial not residential property, please contact principal Glenn Miller at or  773-262-7793.
  • Amour de Hair: We are a salon that has proudly served the Upper East Side at 2 locations since 1995: 1454 3rd Ave (between 82nd and 83rd streets), 212-570-5725; and 1336 Lexington Ave (between 88th and 89th streets), 212-987-5599. We specialize in   single   process, keratin treatments, highlights and more. We use the best hair products   in   the market! Free conditioning   treament   for the KJ family ($40 Value). 
  • Professional makeup artist and skin care specialist Erica Shimon has recently joined the KJ community and is happy to offer her expert services specializing in bridal and event makeup applications. Erica uses the finest products and latest techniques to bring out her clients' natural beauty. Book an appointment with Erica for the wedding of your dreams, special event or simply Shabbat dinner. Please visit to learn more.
  • Send a manicure as a creative alternative to flowers, cards and balloons!  ManiCare ( is the tri-state area's mobile nail and beauty service that will come to the home, hospital, or bedside.  We give 10% of proceeds to  charity  and perform high quality, luxurious beauty services at any location.  ManiCare offers manicures, pedicures, makeup,  hair  and waxing, specializing in the elderly, pregnant, hospitalized and homebound.  Our team includes fully trained, licensed, and insured technicians. For more information, contact or 862-305-0112.
  •  Check out website Gitty Leiner, M.S., CCC-SLP, The Founder of NY SpeechTime, a Pediatric Private Practice located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan has opened her second location in the Hamptons for the summer.  Speech and Language Pathologist specializing in treatment for Oral Motor, Articulation, Phonology, Fluency, Pragmatic Language and Receptive and Expressive Language Delays/Disorders. You can contact Gitty at (917) 697-6187 or e-mail her at 
  • TUTOR for math, physics, chemistry, stats, computer programming, Excel and standardized test prep (SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.):  David Marks, Ph.D. Physics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; ex-Bloomberg LP, Merrill Lynch, Moody’s, Axis Capital, AOL gunslinger; also ex-Kaplan (Chicago) and former ETS invigilator (London).  Will tutor students or professionals, assist with theses.  Call (954) 629-8594 (m), (212) 249-7501 (h) any time; email
  • Need a tutor in Judaic studies/Hebrew? My name is Yonina Silverman and I am available starting this fall.  I am proficient in Jewish studies for grades k-12 and have just returned from 2 years in Israel at Migdal Oz, an all-Hebrew program. I have experience in basic Hebrew language, Tanach studies and certain mesechtot of Gemara. I look forward to hearing from you at or 201-615-7746.
  • Traveling to Israel? Contact licensed Israel tour guide, and KJ member, Rabbi Aryeh A. Leifert.  He can arrange all aspects of your trip, including guiding, transportation, and accommodations.  Call 720.477.6169, email, and visit
  • Dr. Steven Ritholtz, the KJ teen program coordinator, has been tutoring in the basic sciences for over nine years.  He earned a BA in Biology while at Yeshiva University before graduating from New York University College of Dentistry.  The different subjects Steven tutors include Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and math.  Steven is also available to tutor all Judaic studies subjects including Talmud, Chumash, Navi, and hebrew language. Parents would pay significantly less than they would for a tutor retaining a Ph.D. In addition, Steven's fee is negotiable if a student is tutored in multiple subjects.  Contact Steven at 516-317-5058, or email
  • Terrific Hebrew-speaking nanny with 20 years experience available. Please call Nathaniel Berman for more information: 917-748-6681.
  • Fine and Elegant Hand Lettered Calligraphy for all occasions. Prompt Turnover and Great Pricing. KJ members receive 10% discount. Contact Joyce Hedaya at 212-570-6317 and
  • Tutoring services at an affordable rate! My name is Aidan and I'm a Ramaz alumnus and a Pre-Med college student. I am equipped to provide tutoring services to your Middle or Lower School child in any of the following subjects: Math, Science, History, English and all Hebrew studies. I've been tutoring for over five years and welcome any opportunity to help your child reach their potential. I can be reached at 917-715-2505 or
  • Dr. Mark (Ramaz '80) & Patricia Kaufmann recommend this Au paire:   Esther is a 21 year-old young Israeli woman matriculating at Hunter College to improve her English in order to attend medical school in the US.  We are looking for a family in Manhattan to host Esther for a couple of months starting in March.  In return for room and board, Esther will teach your children Hebrew and will babysit.  Esther is an absolute pleasure to have around.  To inquire, please contact our close friend, Manuel Burak, who can personally vouch for Esther.  Manuel is reachable in Israel at 011-972-54-397-3823.
  • Exceptional tutoring offered at a reasonable rate by Jasmine Levine, a Ramaz Senior. I am qualified to tutor Lower and Middle School children in any of the following subjects: Math, Science, History, and English. I look forward to helping your children succeed! My phone number is 917-887-9266, and my email address is

  • We are excited to share that the Alan T Brown Foundation will host its 13th Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Basketball City!

    Bring your family to share in this exciting indoor carnival event that is fun for all ages. The event will feature music, carnival games, inflatables, video games, a full lunch buffet by Zami Caterers* and more!

    Proceeds from this event will support the Alan T Brown Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. Through personal contact, we provide information, resource referrals and peer support to paralyzed individuals and their families. We strive to assist individuals in achieving the highest personal level of independence, sustaining a healthy lifestyle, managing daily and chronic health issues, and adjusting to their new life after paralysis.

    *Dietary Laws Observed.

    Please contact or 212-944-8727 if you have any questions.










Tue, 25 April 2017 29 Nisan 5777