Monday, October 21, 2019

Community News

Riverdale Y Hosts ELI Talks

Riverdale community members and friends recently gathered at the Riverdale Y to attend an exciting program, ELI Talks—a story slam-style event produced by the Riverdale Y through the Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership (RJCP).

Rabbi Joseph Robinson, director, community engagement at the Riverdale Y,

Sukkahwood 2019 to Be Held This Sunday

New Rochelle artist Fred Spinowitz often collaborates with his grandchildren. A few weeks ago, Spinowitz, whose Jewish-themed art includes paintings as well as original ketubot, teamed up with his granddaughter, Miya Gorodischer of White Plains, a student at FIT, to create a unique, attractive sukkah for inclusion

Jewish New Year Foods Enjoyed By All at Yonkers Stop & Shop

(Courtesy of Chabad of Yonkers) Chabad of Yonkers’ Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz offered the symbolic fruits and vegetables of the Jewish New Year—persimmons, apples with honey, gefilte fish with horseradish, carrots, and honey cake—to shoppers at the Yonkers Stop & Shop Cross County store, with blessings for a Sweet and

Israel Cancer Research Fund to Honor Stuart Berni at  Heroes for Hope Gala

(Courtesy of ICRF) The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to supporting cancer research in Israel, is honoring Stuart Berni at the Fourth Annual Heroes for Hope Gala, November 17, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Stamford. David Martin, Mayor of Stamford, is the evening’s honorary

Westchester County Executive Hosts Jewish Heritage Celebration

On Tuesday, September 24, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, together with the Westchester Jewish Council (WJC), invited Westchester’s Jewish leaders to the office of the county executive in White Plains for a Jewish heritage reception in celebration of Rosh Hashanah.

“I am very

Stamford Shuls Inspire Congregants in Advance of Yamim Noraim

Rabbi Daniel Cohen, senior rabbi of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, invited the community to join together for “Sounds on the Sound,” an early bird service on the water held on Sunday, September 22, at 6:15 a.m. at Cummings Park. 

As Rabbi Cohen explained, “Many of us have been

Stamford Chabad Welcomes the New Year

Welcome to the Chabad of Stamford, where Leah Shem Tov, aka Morah Leah, extended an invitation to attend a Chabad Rosh Hashanah dinner, held on Sunday, September 29, where all were welcome—moms and dads and children as well as those without families in the area. 

Morah Leah said that this

Don’t Scroll Past Fleetwood Synagogue’s Campaign For a New Torah

Fleetwood Synagogue in Mount Vernon kicked off its campaign to raise funds for a new sefer Torah in style

For Yummy Treats and Sweets That Can’t Be Beat, Give Fleetwood’s New Eatery a ‘Swirl’

Fleetwood, located in the southern Westchester city of Mount Vernon, welcomed its first

HIR Gets Involved at ‘Back to the Bayit Day’ 

(Courtesy of HIR) HIR’s “Back to the Bayit Day,” held this past Sunday, Sept. 15, included a meaningful blood drive, clothing drive and Get Involved Fair.

YI Scarsdale Takes New Approach to the High Holidays

(Courtesy of YIS) For the past four years, the Young Israel of Scarsdale (YIS) has offered members and guests an alternative option for High Holiday services: explanatory services that explain both the “hows” and the whys” of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayers. This year, however, the exploration won’t stop after break

Ruth Schwartz Remembers Son Ezra, HY”D, at YIWP

(Courtesy of YIWP) Three years ago this November, a Palestinian terrorist murdered gap-year student Ezra Schwartz as the teen was on his way to do volunteer work in a Gush Etzion nature preserve. But while his life was taken, his legacy of happiness and kindness has been kindled in the memories of hundreds of thousands of Jews in

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