Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Community News

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SDC/Bais Sholom Continues Mysterious Judges Lecture Series

The Spuyten Duyvil Congregation’s Mysterious Judges series continues with a shiur titled “Yiftach— When the Leader Is the Punishment.” It will be held in the Whitehall building, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale on

2017 J-Biz Expo and Business Conference: Where the Business World Comes Together

It’s a whole new world out there, and J-Biz Expo and Business Conference is the place to be. It is the place where you will get to personally meet the movers and shakers of the business world—under the same roof as grassroots business owners and entrepreneurs, and hundreds of dynamic, innovative exhibitors you would love to consider

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

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