Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Community News

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

Sadkhin Method for Weight Loss Opens New Rochelle Office

The Sadkhin Complex is now offering its innovative weight-loss program with a second office in New Rochelle. With the Sadkhin method, weight loss is achieved through acupressure, with a focus on 16 hunger-control points behind the ears. Metal balls are placed at precise pressure points, helping reduce hunger. The program is all natural,

Serving God by Serving Country

My youngest child, Elie, (20) was recently inducted into the IDF. Elie is now doing basic training in an elite combat unit of the paratroopers known as Maglan (Ibis). For the previous two and a half years Elie was in the Yeshivah of Upper Nazareth. Yes, it turns out that of our five children, our most religious and spiritual child

Carmel Academy Annual Dinner Raises Over $700,000 in Record-Breaking Chai Anniversary Celebration

Carmel Academy commemorated its Chai (18th) anniversary and honored its dynamic Head of School, Nora Anderson, with record fundraising and attendance at its Erev Tov celebration on Sunday, March 15.

The Greenwich-based school excitedly embraced a matching-gift opportunity and

RYNJ Honors Alumni Faculty Members at Scholarship Reception

River Edge—The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, in its largest fundraiser of the year, is honoring the 13 faculty members of the school who have also matriculated from its ranks. “There is no greater nachat than having our alumni return as rebbeim, morot, and teachers,” said Rabbi Daniel Price, RYNJ’s head of school. The

Shalom Task Force Brunch Set for May 3rd

The Third Annual Shalom Task Force brunch will be held on Sunday, May 3.  This year’s brunch will honor the esteemed Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, a pioneer in creating awareness and support for victims of domestic abuse. Mrs. Sheila Selig will receive the Community Leadership award. The Dedicated Service award will pay tribute to Mrs.

Schusterman Foundation Announces Inaugural Class of Leadership Fellows

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation announced it has launched the Schusterman Fellowship to develop outstanding professional and volunteer leaders for the Jewish community and beyond. This new 18-month executive leadership program features custom-built professional development experiences designed to enable Fellows to gain

Rabbi Dr. Aaron and Marjorie Glatt Visit Young Israel of Stamford on May 9

On May 9, the Young Israel of Stamford congregants will be in for a treat. That Shabbos, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt of the Young Israel of Woodmere will be presenting three talks about issues relating to medicine, ethics, and halacha. As an international lecturer on medical and halachic issues, Rabbi Dr. Glatt has authored

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Renowned Religious Zionist Leader, Dies at 81

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leading religious Zionist figure and the chief rabbi of the prestigious Har Etzion yeshiva in Judea, died on Monday at 81.

Lichtenstein, who lived in the community of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion, received the Israel Prize for Jewish

The Biale Rebbe of Bnei Brak Arrives in New York

A member of the Biala dynasty is coming to offer blessings and counsel, comfort and chizuk to the people of New York. He is one of the current descendants of the Prshiskhe dynasty, whose first rebbe was a fourth-generation disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Rabinowicz, (the Holy Jew/Der Yid haKodesh) of Przysucha. Der Yid

Rabbi Weiss Pens a Memoir of the Soviet Jewry Movement

The Soviet Jewry Movement is a far-off memory for some, and unfamiliar to many young people, but not so for Rabbi Avi Weiss. Affectionately known as Rav Avi, Weiss’s fourth book (and third on Jewish activism), Open Up The Iron Door: Memoirs of A Soviet Jewish Activist, is trying to change all

Ruach Program at YINR a Growing Social Tradition

The Ruach program at Young Israel of New Rochelle is a 2½-year-old program connecting the entire community and neighboring cities and towns. The Wednesday lunches are followed by a presentation, activity, or movie screening, and is typically held at YINR with topics of discussion in the areas of religion,

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