Friday, June 23, 2017

Community News

Carry On: Eruv Marks Poughkeepsie’s Jewish Rite of Passage

It isn’t the super-sized Jewish experience of New York City or some of its suburbs. But for an observant Jew living in New York State’s mid-Hudson Valley, the area still has plenty to offer. You could try out “chair yoga,” play more than your fill of Bingo, attend a weekly Torah class, immerse in a

Teach NYS Delivers Historic Win for Jewish Schools

For decades, Jewish parents have grumbled about the “tuition crisis” – the problem of sky-high tuition at private Jewish day schools. From Shabbos tables to PTA meetings, the search for the elusive solution has plagued many communities.

Teach NYS and its parent organization, the Orthodox

Rep. Engel Makes Powerful Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and co-chair of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, recently issued the following statement marking Holocaust Remembrance Day:

“On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, we recall

Robert Katz Is Named Senior VP at Bar Ilan University

Robert Katz, a Bergen County resident for the past 28 years and a member of Darchei Noam in Fair Lawn, has been named senior VP at Bar Ilan University (BIU) in Ramat Gan, Israel. This is not his first experience with the University, as Katz began his career in Jewish communal service at American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

Westchester County Celebrates Israel at 69

In honor of the 69th anniversary of Israeli Independence, the Westchester Jewish Council in partnership with the JCC of Mid-Westchester and the Jewish Education Project is coordinating a community-wide celebration on Monday, May 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale. The evening will begin with a Yom

Ron Dermer Will Keynote at Yeshiva University’s 86th Commencement

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate at Yeshiva University’s 86th Commencement on Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dermer has been Israel’s

ADL Executive Discusses ‘Anti-Semitism Today: New or Old?’

The increase in anti-Semitic incidents is disturbing, but do they represent something different from those of the past?

The question will be explored by Kenneth Jacobson, deputy national director of the Anti-Defamation League, at a free program entitled “Anti-Semitism Today: New or Old,” sponsored by

RIETS Shavuot Yarchei Kallah Offers Uplifting Torah Insight From Roshei Yeshiva

Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will offer an unparalleled opportunity for participants to spend the Shavuot holiday immersed in high-level Torah learning and thought at its seventh annual Shavuot Yarchei Kallah. Led by its world-class roshei yeshiva and rebbeim, the event will take place at

RJC Hosts Discussion on the BDS Movement and Anti-Israel Sentiment on Campus

The Riverdale Jewish Center invites you to a discussion on the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement as well as the disturbing, growing trend of anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses across the country. The event will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 9:30 p.m. in the RJC social hall.

Yeshiva University Launches Online Master’s Degree in Enterprise Risk Management

New York—Yeshiva University announced today that it will offer a master’s degree in enterprise risk management through its Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The 30-credit, fully online program will equip graduates to steer their future employers through an increasingly unpredictable world to

Chabad of Riverdale Commemorates 50 Years Since Israel’s Six-Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Beginning Sunday, May 7, at 9:45 a.m., Rabbi Levi Y. Shemtov of Riverdale will offer a fascinating, new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

Jason Greenblatt Will Receive Honorary Lander College Law Degree

Jason Dov Greenblatt, assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations, will be the keynote speaker at the 43rd annual commencement exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges, Touro College President Dr. Alan Kadish announced today. Greenblatt will receive an honorary degree in law at the graduation,

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