Thursday, July 27, 2017

Community News

Yeshiva University Goes Global

Yeshiva University is building a new program within its Washington Heights walls: to send YU’s professors and coursework to the far ends of the earth—or at least as far as the Internet will take them. YU Global (http://global.yu.edu/), a program officially launched in February with fully online courses to be offered

A Conversation About the Politics of the Haggadah with Sen. Lieberman and Rabbi Sacks

New York—Yeshiva University will present a conversation with former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and former Senator Joseph Lieberman on “The Haggadah’s Politics: From 2,000 Years Ago to Today” on March 22, 2015, The conversation, hosted by YU’s

Stein Yeshiva to Сelebrate at 29th Annual Dinner and Chinese Auction

This year Stein Yeshiva in Yonkers is having its Annual Dinner and Chinese Auction on Monday, March 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. at the Young Israel of Scarsdale. This year Stein Yeshiva is pleased to be honoring the following parents and teachers: Ilan & Hannah Lastoff of Riverdale, Yishai & Miriam Malool of Monsey, Binyamin &

Sarah Neuman Center Presents Innovative Long-Term Care: The Green House® Model

Mamaroneck—The Sarah Neuman Center, the Westchester branch of Jewish Home Lifecare, will present a talk by Tammy Marshall, Jewish Home’s Director of Green House Project Education on March 17, at 5:00 p.m.

Marshall, an eldercare advocate with 25 years’ experience, will discuss the core

Shabbat Across America at Van Cortlandt Jewish Center This Week

This weekend, the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center will be hosting its annual Shabbat Across America dinner and program. Services will begin at 6 p.m., led by Rabbi David Borenstein in a Carlebach style Kabbalat Shabbat Service, and dinner will follow at approximately 7 p.m. with singing and dancing.

WTA’s Annual Scholarship Fund Event Proves Tremendous Success

Westchester Torah Academy had its second annual scholarship fund recently. Attendees, including parents, grandparents, faculty, administration, and prospective parents, enjoyed a delightful evening with French fare and entertainment by famed comedian Modi. The event drew a record turnout.

Streit’s to Host Last East Side Annual Passover Palooza

New York—Streit’s Matzo Factory will once again host award-winning children’s entertainer Mama Doni and The Mama Doni Band for its fourth annual Passover Palooza. The festivities will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 15th at Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St., in NYC. Mama Doni, the “Matzo Girl,”

Shabbat Across Stamford an Historic First: Scholar-in-Residence Will Be Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

On March 13th the Stamford Jewish community will join more than 500 Jewish congregations across the country to participate in Shabbat Across America. But only Stamford will celebrate with Jews of all different denominations under one roof. In a historic show of unity, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist and

SAR to Expand, West 254th Street Campus Growth Plan Approved in a 9-4 Vote

Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) Academy is one step closer toward a campus expansion. A new campus proposal recently passed at the Community Board 8’s Land Use Committee meeting in a 9-4 vote with three abstentions.

With this, West 254th Street will be seeing more of SAR. In the past 41 years since it

YINR Dedicates Neuwirth Sefer Shemos

New Rochelle—On Sunday, February 22, the Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted a launch of the Sefer Shemos of Chumash Mesoras HaRav, which was dedicated by local family Nataly and Steve Neuwirth. Speakers at the event were Rabbi Steven Weil, Rabbi Fink, and Rabbi Shimon Posner of the OU Press. According to the OU, the Bereshis edition was

Israel—What’s the Story? Project Makes the Westchester Rounds

Pleasantville—The fighting that broke out in Israel this past summer stirred the dialogue and emotions surrounding Israel. As parents and educators, discussing these topics with teens was confusing and frightening. How can we help young people grapple with the tough realities of kidnapping of Israeli teenagers, constant sirens

Riverdale JCRC Annual Legislative Breakfast Honors Contributions to the Riverdale Community

The Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council (RJCRC) will host its annual Legislative Breakfast on March 15, 2015 at the Riverdale Y. The Legislative Breakfast is RJCRC’s annual opportunity for local, borough, city, and state officials to come together to meet with and listen to individuals, community leaders, and organizations that

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