Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Community News

SINAI: Helping Children Believe in Themselves

Building up, or building back up, a child’s self-esteem is often the first step required when a student begins at any SINAI Schools campus. SINAI operates full-service school programs for children with special needs inside yeshiva day and high schools, enabling SINAI students to interact as members of

WDS ‘Instant Shabbat’ Cookbook Nears Completion

On January 14, in a letter to the Westchester Day School and the Westchester Summer Day families, Head of School Rabbi Joshua Lookstein invited the community to come together for phase two of their Instant Shabbat Cookbook project. While phase one consisted of submitting recipes for the

Westchester Marks MLK Day 2020


Monday, January 20, was a bitterly cold, blustery day, but that didn’t stop more than 5,000 volunteers from participating in service projects on more than 60 sites in the New York area as they pitched in on UJA’s MLK Day of Service to “Make Time for Good on MLK

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Honors Community Leaders

(Courtesy of BCHA) A record-breaking crowd of close to 500 guests filled the ballroom of the Hilton Stamford Hotel on Sunday evening, January 12, to honor several prominent leaders of the Fairfield County

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Lisa Schlaff to YINR

Lisa Schlaff will present “The Broken Heifer: Communal Responsibility in an Age of Individuality” on

Fleetwood to Host Open House Brunch

Searching for an affordable Modern Orthodox community only 25 minutes away from Queens and Manhattan? Come find out

Rabbi Ethan Tucker to Address March 3 Chevra Kadisha Event

Rabbi Ethan Tucker, the president and rosh yeshiva at Hadar in New York City, will be this year’s featured speaker at the annual Stamford Chevra Kadisha Dinner, to be held at Temple Beth El on Tuesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. His topic will be “Can Torah and Ethics Truly Be at

Sivan Rahav Meir to Speak at Congregation Agudath Sholom

(Courtesy of Agudath Sholom) Noted Israeli journalist and World Mizrachi shlicha to North America Sivan Rahav Meir will speak at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. Her topic for the evening is “Orthodox vs.

WTA Dinner Highlights ‘Innovation’

(Courtesy of WTA) On January 26, WTA celebrated its seventh year at the annual Shomrei Torah dinner, with “innovation” highlighted as the evening’s theme.

UJA and WJC Host Local Forum on Anti-Semitism

On January 8, over 800 attended “Anti-Semitism: What We Face and How We Fight It” hosted by White Plains’ Temple Israel Center and sponsored by UJA in collaboration with the Westchester Jewish Council.

Fleetwood Synagogue to Offer Lecture Series

Fleetwood Synagogue presents the 16th Annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Lecture Series

Chabad of Riverdale Marks End of Busy Chanukah Season

On Sunday, December 29, Rabbi Levi Shem Tov once again invited the Riverdale community to the Memorial Bell Tower in the center of Riverdale for the lighting of the giant public menorah for the final night of Chanukah 5780. On that cold, rainy December night, Rabbi Shem Tov rose above the crowd in

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