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Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial Program Is Planned at Young Israel of New Rochelle

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On Sunday, April 23, the Young Israel of New Rochelle will host a jointly sponsored annual Holocaust Memorial Program from 7:45 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event will feature a keynote address by Miriam Adler, a Holocaust survivor, as well as the poignant stories of six additional survivors, each of whom will light a memorial...

Holocaust Survivor Esther Geizhals and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Will Keynote Countywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration

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White Plains—Westchester’s Annual Countywide Yom HaShoah—the “Day of Remembrance,” commemorating more than 11 million victims of Nazi genocide, including six million Jews, will kick off with the sounding of a shofar and a procession of over 25 rescued Torahs now housed in Westchester-area synagogues. Larchmont resident Esther Geizhals, who survived three concentration camps, and County Executive Rob Astorino will address more than 200 children and adults at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains, Monday, April 24, at 12 noon.

The Annual Westchester Countywide Yom HaShoah commemoration is sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) and the Holocaust & Human Rights...

Rabbi Hershel Schachter Honored for 50 Years of Teaching at YU

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In a day filled with festivities and brimming with pride from their families, the musmachim (rabbinic graduates) who took part in Yeshiva University’s 2017 Chag HaSemikhah joined more than 3,000 rabbinic alumni who have gone on to become distinguished Orthodox rabbis, scholars, educators and leaders around the world.

At the Chag HaSemikhah, Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Hershel Schachter was awarded the HaRav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik zt”l Aluf Torah Award to mark his 50-year career at YU/RIETS. In 1967, at the age of 26, Rabbi Schachter joined the faculty as its youngest rosh yeshiva. Since 1971, Rabbi Schachter has been rosh kollel of the Marcos and Adina Katz Kollel (Institute for...


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SDC/Bais Sholom Hosts Pre-Pesach Shiur

The Spuyten Duyvil Congregation will be hosting its next shiur, “The Hidden Haggadah,” on Monday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. It will be held in the Whitehall building, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY. The Mysterious Judges series will resume after Pesach. 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 .

UJF Holocaust Memorial Exhibit, April 3

Premiere exhibit of «Photos and Reflections of a Local Holocaust Survivor» & Yad Vashem’s “The Anguish of Liberation as Reflection in Art.” This special display, based on the collection of the Yad Vashem, features works...

Chabad of Riverdale Plans Hands-On Model Matzah Bakery for Kids

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With the approach of Passover, holiday preparation, shopping and cleaning are in full swing. This year, children will play a special role in ushering in the holiday with the Model Matzah Bakery. Dozens of local children will participate in a hands-on pre-Passover experience on Sunday, April 2, at Chabad of Riverdale.

This unique event brings children together for a hands-on, exciting educational journey exploring the history and significance of Passover and matzah. The children will re-enact the process of manufacturing matzah, from grinding the flour to kneading the dough, to baking the matzahs on a stone oven, all within 18 minutes, the time limit in which matzah must be made.


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