Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Community News

YIOZ Celebrates Yom Yerushalayim

Leading Israeli Athletes, Artists, and Innovators Join Celebrate Israel Festival

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.

Bronx Jewish Community Council to Host 6th Breakfast of Champions

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

Jewish High School of Connecticut Appoints Rabbi Elisha Paul as Head of School

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

JCC of Stamford Fundraiser to Be Held on June 1

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

Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame to Launch on June 2

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

Let Your Voices Be Heard

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

Young Israel of Pelham Parkway’s Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot Celebration

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

WIJS Concludes Its Inaugural Series at Young Israel of New Rochelle

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

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

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