New York—With two weeks to go until the Celebrate Israel Festival, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York, a wide array of notable Israelis have confirmed their participation, from some of the country’s greatest basketball stars to representatives of several of its most successful start-ups.
The Bronx Jewish Community Council, a non-profit organization that provides enhanced quality of life to residents of the Bronx, is hosting its 6th annual Breakfast for Champions on Friday, June 5, at the Riverdale Jewish Center at 8 a.m. BJCC’s mission is to address needs of Bronx residents, particularly older adults, by offering
After a nationwide search that spanned over a year and a half, the Jewish High School of Connecticut has announced its new head of school. Rabbi Elisha Paul, currently the head of school at Sulam in Rockville, MD, will begin his duties serving the Stamford high school in July. Rabbi Paul has worked for over 20 years across the
For 21 years, the JCC of Stamford has hosted a memorial golf and tennis outing to support its JumpStart program, a unique and progressive Fairfield County-based early childhood education program for children with special needs. Now in its 22nd year, the Julius B. and Edward Kuriansky Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing will be held on June 1 at
The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI) will launch a Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame on June 2, from 5:30-7:00 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse. Inaugural inductees are former New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams, comedian/actor Robert Klein, founder of the Jewish
22nd Israel Day Concert in Central Park: The Concert With a Message
This year’s 22nd Israel Day Concert in Central Park will take place Sunday, May 31, from 2:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Summer Stage. Admission is free. Attendees should enter from Park and 5th Ave. or 72nd Street.The
This past Sunday, Young Israel of Pelham Parkway held an event for Yom Yerushalayim/Shavuot. With Israeli music playing in the background, more than twenty children and adults embossed gold foil–either by free hand or with tracers–making pictures of “Jerusalem, the City of Gold.” Participants also modeled vases out of
New Rochelle—Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at YINR will conclude its inaugural series on Tuesday, May 12, at 7:45 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Dana Fishkin, Assistant Professor of History, Touro’s Lander College for Women and Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Dr. Fishkin will speak about “Mikvah Stalkers
Yeshiva University scholar Rabbi Jeremy Wieder will discuss “Israel: Jewish Legal Perspectives on Land for Peace” on Sunday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Young Israel of Harrison. The program is co-sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York’s Tov B’Yachad community and Young Israel of Harrison. Rabbi Wieder is the Joseph and Gwendolyn
The Chabad of New Rochelle’s Hebrew School is hosting a hands-on look at how a Torah is made. This workshop will be held on May 17th at 11am and will walk participants through the creation of a Torah from start to finish. Children will learn how raw animal hides are made into parchment. Volunteers will sand and buff the dried parchment
If you are ever having a bad day, be grateful you are not the Westchester Wolverine soccer team.
After losing their first six games and starting goalie, the team is lost, finding comfort in the cellar in the Eastern Division. With a goal differential of -42 and opponents scoring, on average, 7