Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Community News

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

Northeast Jewish Center Enjoys Lag B’Omer Festivities

The Northeast Jewish Center celebrated Lag B’Omer with music, food, a birthday party and a bonfire. Pey Daled played for the crowd.

Limmud FSU Conference Draws Crowd of a Thousand

Rye Brook—More than 1,000 gathered this weekend for Limmud Former Soviet Union (FSU) New York, the biggest event geared toward the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the tristate area. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., opened the exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s life and Jewish roots on Friday.


Chabad of Riverdale Hosts Ice Cream Party

Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale is sponsoring a Shavuot ice cream party, which will take place at PS 24, 660 West 236th Street on Sunday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m.

The holiday of Shavuot marks the day that the Jewish people received the Torah at Mt. Sinai 3,318 years ago. Since children are considered the

Chabad of Yonkers Celebrates Lag B’Omer

Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz and the Chabad of Yonkers hosted a wonderful Lag B’Omer celebration at the Greystone Jewish Center for a BBQ, bonfire with roasted marshmallows and play.

Riverdale Community Will Pull ‘All-Nighter’ and Study Torah Until Dawn

Chabad of Riverdale will be hosting engaging programs and activities for the whole family on Shavuot, Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1.

Shavuot commemorates the day God gave the Torah to the Jewish people more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on this day, Jews all over the world renew

Calvary Hospital Collaborates With Plaza Jewish Community Chapel

Bronx—On May 9, Calvary Hospital participated in a lecture series sponsored by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on “Basic Things You Should Know about Jewish End-of-Life Choices, Funeral & Burial: Halachic and Practical Implications for You.” Part I of this series took place at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on the Upper East


UJA Engage Sundays,

June 4

Sunday, June 4, is the first of many UJA Engage Sundays on the CSI Farm. We’ll meet from 10 to 12, beginning with study of «The Ecology of Judaism» with Rabbi Kane, followed by gardening and

Photographic Exhibit on Jewish Femininity Coming to The Bayit

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale—The Bayit will host the exhibition “The emBodyment of Jewish Femininity” on Sunday, May 21, from 7-9 p.m.

This photographic exhibition, created by psychotherapist and photographer Aviva Braun Finkler, explores the complex relationship Jewish women have with their

Riverdale Commemorates Yom Hazikaron With Guest Speaker Ambassador Dani Dayan

On Sunday, April 30, over 400 Riverdalians and representatives from 16 Riverdale Jewish institutions all came together at the Riverdale Y to commemorate Yom Hazikaron, the Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Enacted into law by the State of Israel in 1963, the day is marked by solemnity,

The Last Mitzvah: An Introduction to the Westchester Chevra Kadisha

Within the Jewish sets of laws and traditions, every life event has its own set of guidelines. This is true in death as well. When a person passes away, a group of Jewish people—keepers of sorts—remains behind to watch the body the entire time before the funeral and participates in a process known as a tahara, a spiritual event

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