Friday, June 23, 2017

Community News

YU’s Rabbi Jeremy Wieder to Speak at the YI of Harrison on May 17

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

Chabad of New Rochelle Hosts Hands On Sofer Workshop

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

Despite Poor Record, Westchester Looks To Leader To Keep Going

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

Ruth Wisse to Deliver Keynote at Yeshiva University Commencement

New York, NY—Dr. Ruth Wisse, Yiddish scholar and literary and social critic, will deliver the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s 84th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. YU President Richard M. Joel will confer honorary doctorates upon Peter Frates and Martin Greenfield.

Chabad of Riverdale Plans an Action-Packed Shavuot

Jews often pull all nighters on the first night of Shavuot. For Chabad of Riverdale members, this upcoming Shavuot is no different. Starting on Sunday, May 24th, Chabad of Riverdale is hosting Rabbi Asher Crispe, a highly knowledgeable technology expert and media aficionado, who will speak about emerging developments in science and

What Is Your Beloved From All Other Beloveds? Early Thoughts on the Passing of R. Aharon Lichtenstein z”l

R. Soloveitchik z”l (the teacher and father-in-law of mori ve-rabi R. Lichtenstein z”l) used those words from the fifth chapter of Shir haShirim to eulogize his uncle, R. Yitzchak Ze’ev Soloveitchik, a play on Tanach’s using dod, more commonly translated as uncle, as the word for beloved. But in that Biblical

Engel: Congress Must Play Role in Iran Negotiations

Riverdale—For Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-16-NY), last week’s unanimous passing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, was exactly the measured signal he wanted to send to Iran.

The bill, co-authored by panel chairman Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and New

Witness Theater at SAR High School

“What if it’s too painful?”

“Inge, you’re not in this alone. We all have each other.”

“And you have us. Let us help you remember.”

Dr. Paul Romer to Deliver Alexander Brody Memorial Lecture at YU

New York, NY—Dr. Paul Romer, founding director of the New York University Stern Urbanization Project and director of the Marron Institute of Urban Management, will deliver the annual Alexander Brody Distinguished Lecture in Economics at Yeshiva University on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The event, entitled “The Power of the

Shin Bet Thwarted Hamas Terror Plot on Purim

The Shin Bet has reported that Israeli forces thwarted a terror plot by a Hamas cell, in a joint operation together with the IDF and Israeli police. The cell was planning to execute the attack on Israeli soldiers in the Abu Dis area, during the Purim holiday in March this year.

The cell was

Riverdale Farmer’s Market to Open on May 10

The popular Riverdale YM-YWHA Farmer’s Market begins its spring/summer season on May 10 and will continue meeting weekly until November 26.

The Farmer’s Market supports sustainable agricultural practices and includes a variety of kosher and non-kosher foods, as well as organic and/or local food. Vendors include Dines Farm, Concklin Farms, Wright

Dorit Gur’s Paintings at Stamford JCC

Israeli artist Dorit Gur is currently having a showing of her colorful, intense Jewish-themed paintings at the Stamford JCC, located at 1033 Newfield Avenue. Works are on display from April 23 to May 30. A special wine and cheese reception will be held with the artist on Thursday, April 30th, at 6:30pm. All are invited to come

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