Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Community News

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

Rabbi Dov Emerson Joins MTA

Nationally renowned educator Rabbi Dov Emerson will be joining the Leadership Team at the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) beginning on July 1. Rabbi Emerson will focus on faculty development and support, as well as nurturing our continued academic growth, in his role as director of

Aviva Zornberg Speaks at YINR

Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg will present “Learning to Speak: A Midrashic and Chasidic Portrait of the Biblical Moses” on Monday, May 22 at 8:15 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a continuing series sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish

Limmud FSU New York Will Pay Tribute to Leonard Cohen

Westchester—Some 1,000 people are expected to gather the weekend of May 12 for Limmud FSU New York, the biggest event geared towards the Russian-speaking community in the area, which will include a ceremony opening an exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s life and Jewish roots.

Currently, there are

Bonfire Sparks Brighten the Sky for Lag B’Omer Celebration

The glow of flames and sparks rising into the night sky on Sunday night will mean that the members and friends of Lincoln Park Jewish Center are celebrating Lag B’Omer.

Starting from the second night of Passover, Jews count each day, representing the days that began with

Rep. Engel Blasts State Dept. for ‘Editing Out’ Israel

State Dept. announces Trump visit to Saudi Arabia, removing mention of Israel.

Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today assailed the State Department decision to remove mentions of Israel from the video posted by the

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