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AMIT Students Bridge the Digital Divide

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Yeshivat AMIT Ashdod students spend hours on the computer—along with the elderly residents of the retirement home adjacent to the yeshiva. Ninth graders meet regularly with their neighbors and very patiently teach them basic computer skills in order to turn the computer into a useful tool in their lives. For someone...

‘Intimate Voices’ Offers Music, Wine-Tasting and an Afternoon Event

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Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the third and final Saturday evening concert of its eighth season on Saturday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. The series presents chamber music in an intimate and acoustically excellent setting at CSAIR and through outreach events in the community.

The concert will feature Brahms’ famous quintet for clarinet and strings, as well as a string trio by Beethoven and a quintet for clarinet and strings by Belgian/Dutch composer Oscar van Hemel. Music Director Sheila Reinhold (violin) will be joined by Renée Jolles (violin), Alan Kay (clarinet), Max Mandel (viola) and James Wilson...

Record High Blood Donations at HIR Memorial Blood Drive

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The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale—the Bayit— is most grateful to the over 250 adults, children, volunteers and blood donors who attended the HIR Emergency Blood Drive this past Sunday, February 19.

The HIR, Blood Drive Coordinator Seryl Ritter and the New York Blood Center are sincerely thankful to the blood donors who gave the gift of life by donating a record 131 pints of blood.

The Blood Drive was held to help remedy a critical emergency blood shortage and as a memorial tribute to Chaim Marks, z’l, and Alan Braverman, z’l. These two wise, clever, funny, truly extraordinary men were ardent lifelong supporters of Israel, and tireless community leaders and volunteers who...


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SDC/Bais Sholom Hosts Shiurim

The Spuyten Duyvil Congregation’s Mysterious Judges series will be pausing in order to facilitate two seasonal shiurim for Purim and Pesach respectively. Both will be held in the Whitehall building, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale. The shiur on Megillat Esther is scheduled for Feb 27 at 8 p.m., and the next one, “The Hidden Haggadah,” is scheduled for March 27 at 8 p.m. Shiurim will be given by Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt. For more information, please email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FIDF Westchester Community Concert, Mar. 16, 7 p.m.

Friends of the IDF in partnership with the Westchester Jewish Council invite you to a concert featuring The...

Discover West Orange: A Warm, Welcoming Community With an Out-of-Town Feel

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After the success of the 2016 Discover West Orange Shabbaton, the community is eager for a repeat performance. The 2017 shabbaton, to be held this year on the Shabbat of March 24-25, is a way for the Jewish community to showcase the warmth and beauty of the township and show potential newcomers what makes West Orange so special.

Andrew Yolin and Michael Diamond, facilitators of the shabbaton, as well as Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, spiritual leader of Congregation AABJ&D, one of the Orthodox synagogues in West Orange, were overwhelmed by the interest and sheer number of people who attended the program last year.

“People came from so many different places,” said Rabbi Zwickler. “We...
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