Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Community News

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.

JBN Presents Westchester Morning Networking

Start your day by networking with Westchester County Jewish professionals! This is a fast-paced and growing Jewish Business Network meeting. 

Join us for our special presentation with co-facilitator Andrew Kabatchnick, CPA, called “Don’t Wait Until April,” where he’ll review the CPA’s

Young Israel of New Rochelle Has a Busy June

• June 14: Susanna and the Elders, presented by Jay Luger will feature an ancient story about the beautiful, virtuous and God-fearing woman, Susanna, and an up-and-coming attorney, Daniel, and how he saves the day.

• June 21: Screening of the documentary “Precious Lives,” moderated by Baila

Iran and BDS Top Agenda on NORPAC Mission to Washington

Members of Congress and their aides met with the more than 1,000 people who joined NORPAC’s annual Mission to Washington on May 17. Participants armed with talking points provided by the organization met in small groups with 94 Senate offices and 330 House offices to ask for their support on

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