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MSAWI to Host 6th Annual Support Our Troops Day

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New York—The Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute—MSAWI invites the community to show their support for US troops deployed globally and for homeless US veterans  MSAWI, (dedicated to supporting US Troops and Veterans through hands-on initiatives is hosting its 6th Annual Support Our Troops Day on Sunday, March 15th from...

National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene Youth Academy Visits SAR to Inspire “Yiddishkeit”

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Riverdale—The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene provided an afternoon of workshops for the 10th Grade students of SAR High School on February 24.  The program was presented through the new NYTF venture “The Folksbiene Youth Academy” and was planned in partnership with the faculty of SAR to enhance their curriculum on Eastern European Jewish culture and heritage.

The workshops began with a group of seven students who spent two evenings preparing a song with comedy sketches titled “Chelm High” about the famed village of wise fools under the direction of Folksbiene Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek and Associate Artistic Director, Motl Didner. This group performed for their...

League of Our Own Girls Sunday Softball—Teams Forming Now!

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Serving girls in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, A League of Our Own Girls Sunday Softball League is a recreational league open to all girls in grades 3-5 (Junior League) and 6-8 (Senior League). Sponsored by the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, the league has been providing a safe, educational sports experience for over 20 years. Everyone makes a team, everyone plays, and everyone learns and improves their skills. No experience required!!

New player evaluations are THIS SUNDAY March 1st from 9:00—11:00 am at SAR Academy, 655 W. 254 St., Riverdale. Evaluations are about 15 minutes long.

Visit our website http://www.thebayit.org/softball for player registration, parent volunteers...

OU/RCA Issues Statement Endorsing Childhood Vaccination

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The Orthodox Union (OU) and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) issued a statement on Tuesday strongly urging all parents to vaccinate their healthy children on the timetable recommended by their pediatrician. The statement came in response to the ongoing measles outbreak said to have begun at California’s Disneyland last month, which brought the international debate regarding vaccination once again to the public sphere.

“There’s been a lot of reporting to suggest that Orthodox Jews commonly don’t vaccinate, but that’s JLBWC not so,” an OU spokesman told JLNJ. “In both the Jewish and secular media, reporting on the measles outbreak could lead people to believe that...

WDS Celebrates Its 67th Anniversary Dinner

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Mamaroneck—Westchester Day School celebrated its 67th anniversary dinner recently, and it was the most successful dinner in the school’s history. The dinner applauded the involvement and commitment of Ellen and David Goldschmidt, Guests of Honor, Cheryl and Daniel Gold, Young Leadership awardees, and Laurie Popiel as the faculty honoree. Westchester Day School parents, friends, alumni and current 8th graders filled the room with warmth and good feeling.

Guests watched a video in which the honorees, in their own words, explained the importance of WDS in their lives and the lives of their children. Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, Head of School, said of the honorees, “Our honorees are...

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