Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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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


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

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

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