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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...

Westchester Jewish Council Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers at Awards Ceremony

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White Plains—The Westchester Jewish Council will recognize 19 outstanding community volunteers at the 22nd annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards (JYBDSA) Ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel Center of White Plains, 280 Mamaroneck Road, White Plains.

The 2017 recipients and their nominating organizations are Scarsdale resident Robin Samot, AIPAC; Chappaqua resident Judy Grant, American Friends of Soroka; Harrison resident Emma Abramson, BBYO Westchester Region; Chappaqua resident Joanna Segal, Bet Torah; Armonk resident Charles Shapiro, Congregation B’nai Yisrael; White Plains resident Deborah Weinberger, Hebrew Institute...

AMIT Mission Gives Participants Unique Perspective on Israeli Education

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Jerusalem—AMIT, Israel’s premier educational network, will organize a five-day mission to Israel this Spring culminating in a memorable Yom Yerushalayim experience. The trip is scheduled for May 21-25 and is focused on allowing AMIT’s supporters to experience the magical experience of Yom Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. The group will be addressed by Israel’s decision makers and political leadership, including President Reuven Rivlin and Education Minister Naftali Bennett.

The trip offers a unique opportunity to tour some of AMIT’s schools and to explore how its students experience the changing role of modern-day Zionism through innovative experiential learning. Additional...

Chabad Goes Under the Sea This Purim

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Riverdale—“Purim Under the Sea” is Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale’s creative twist to this year’s community Purim festive meal, which will be held at Chabad of Riverdale, 535 246th Street, Bronx, NY on Sunday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. The event will include catering and sushi by Riverdale K Grill House, games, music and an opportunity to enter a raffle for anyone dressed up in a sea-themed costume! Space is limited. Register online at www.ChabadRiverdale.org.

Everyone is also invited to participate in our annual Community Mishloach Manot (commandment to send food baskets).

Participate in this special community mishloach manot by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a...

Yeshiva University Plans Jewish Job Fair for March 1

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New York—Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration will host their annual Jewish Job Fair on Thursday, March 1, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on YU’s Wilf Campus, 2501 Amsterdam Ave. at 185th Street in New York City. The event is free and open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m., with priority admission for YU students and alumni beginning at 6 p.m.

In addition to showcasing a variety of professional opportunities at Jewish day schools, organizations and nonprofits, the event provides a robust networking opportunity for job-hunters seeking information on careers in the Jewish community.

“It is an...

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