Sunday, July 23, 2017

Community News

YU Honors White Plains Valedictorian at 2017 Commencement

On Thursday, May 25, Yeshiva University’s Class of 2017 celebrated YU’s 86th commencement along with friends and family in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, delivered the keynote address and received an honorary degree.

Alyssa Herman Appointed YU Vice President for Institutional Advancement

New York—Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman has announced the appointment of Alyssa Herman a 1992 graduate of Stern College, as vice president for institutional advancement. An alumna and accomplished chief development officer, Herman brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the position, including a

AMIT Hosts Best-Selling Author Daniel Silva 

New York—AMIT will host Daniel Silva, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, for a discussion about his new book, “House of Spies,” on Monday, July 10.

Silva is the author of 20 novels, and is best-known for his series featuring Gabriel Allon, an art restorer, assassin and Israeli

Amit of Greater Westchester Screens  ‘Soon By You’

Amit of Greater Westchester presents the screening of “Soon By You,” a comedic web series about six young Orthodox Jews dating in NYC—think “Friends” meets “Srugim.” Delicious BBQ and drinks will be served. The event will be on Wednesday, June 28, at 8:00 p.m. at the Sport Court of Vivian and Stanley Bernstein, 407 Oxford

Rina Emerson Is Named CEO of New York NCSY

NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, announced its hire of Rina Emerson this week as the CEO of the New York region. 

Emerson comes to the job with extensive NCSY experience, having been involved in the organization since she was a teenager herself and most recently

Blood Drive Is Planned in Memory of Dr. Paul Packer

New Rochelle—A blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 25, in memory of Dr. Paul Packer, a local physician who practiced medicine for over 40 years with commitment and compassion for his patients.

Sponsored with New York Blood Center (NYBC), the drive will be hosted by Congregation Anshe

Riverdale Community Choir Musical Director Dr. Jonathan Dzik Retires His Baton After 15 Years

After 15 years leading the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Choir, Dr. Jonathan Dzik laid down his baton after leading the final performance of the choir on May 24, at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale—where it all began. A member of the HIR for over 50 years, where he supported

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman Takes Over as Yeshiva University President

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, who replaced Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel after his 14-year tenure, officially started his new position on June 5. As the fifth-ever YU president, Rabbi Berman said he is excited to return to his alma mater and add to its Torah Umadda (Torah combined with secular knowledge) philosophy. “As I

UJA Federation and CSI Collaborate to Build Two-Acre Farm

On a little two-acre plot of land in Briarcliff Manor, New York, a farm is growing—a collaboration between Congregation Sons of Israel and UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Jewish Service Corp. Rabbi Steven Kane of CSI explains the farm’s humble beginnings. It was an idea conceived two years ago

Lincoln Park Jewish Center Enjoys the Celebrate Israel Parade

Fleetwood Synagogue Hosts Successful Open House

Fleetwood Synagogue, a small and close-knit community synagogue located in Mount Vernon just between Riverdale and New Rochelle, had overwhelming success at the OU Community Fair this year. Due to the interest from dozens of families in nearby and faraway areas, there was a follow-up event for families to get to

Hadassah Announces 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow

SAR High School junior Noa Pitkowsky, 16, from the Bronx, is a runner-up.

New York—Hadassah has named its 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow Award scholarship recipients, announced by Ellen Hershkin, national president, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.

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