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HIR Community Choir Resumes

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Choir welcomes current, former and prospective members to join them for the spring semester. Rehearsal began on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the social hall of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, 3700 Henry Hudson Pkwy. The focus this spring...

Manhattan Is Host to First ‘Celebrate! Party Showcase and Mitzvah Project Fair’

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In its 25th year, Celebrate! Party Showcase, the region’s leader in bar and bat mitzvah planning events, will be having its first Manhattan showcase on Sunday, February 12.

Davler Media Group caters to local families who are seeking to find the perfect venue, taste delicious food, and  meet face-to-face with DJ’s, photographers, invitation suppliers and other vendors who will make their child’s celebration different from the rest.

Sheri Lapidus, VP of Davler Media Group’s Mitzvah Market division, explains, “Celebrate!’s specialty is attracting exhibitors that have the newest and most exciting services for people planning their bar or bat mitzvahs, sweet 16s and...

Teach NYS Heralds Release of More Funds for Jewish Schools

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New York—Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union, praised the New York State government for releasing millions of additional dollars in reimbursement funds for nonpublic schools across New York. Teach NYS has led the effort to encourage the legislature to release all the reimbursement funds due to nonpublic schools, including Jewish day schools.

These funds, known as CAP payments, are used to reimburse nonpublic schools for services mandated by the state during the 2003-2004 school year. This week’s payment is part of the 2015 end-of-session agreement that released $250 million in back funding for nonpublic schools.

The 2015 agreement was reached between Governor Andrew Cuomo...

Half the Marathon, Twice the Fun

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March 19 will mark Team OHEL’s second annual participation in the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon as a charity partner. This year’s team is larger in numbers, and stronger in both fitness and enthused fundraisers—training hard and determined to exceed their physical and charitable goals.

Team OHEL has had great success in the past year with team members having competitive times in the NYC Marathon and Five Boro Bike Tour, all while raising vital funds for OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services.

This year, Team OHEL is building on its success with more events to benefit greater numbers of OHEL’s children and families.

Tamar Sicklick, founder of Team OHEL and Camp Kaylie...

Calvary Hospital Annual Bereavement Course Scheduled for March Through May

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Bronx—Calvary Hospital announced that their 24th annual bereavement course will take place on Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m., from March 6 through May 8, 2017. The course is designed for those who work in the helping professions (social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, funeral directors, etc.) who may need to address bereavement and grief-related issues in their professional lives. (The course is not for bereaved family members.)

The hospital’s 10-week course is taught by various specialists from Calvary Hospital and from [email protected] (Home Care and Hospice). Upon completion, each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Continuing Education Credits and contact hours are...

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