Saturday, December 16, 2017

Community News

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik to Speak at Stamford Chevra Kadisha Event

Dinner will honor Wendy Miles and Jim Benjamin.

(Courtesy of Stamford Chevra Kadisha) 

JCF Fund Holders Make an Average of 15 Grants a Year

(Courtesy of JCF) Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the leading collective of Jewish funders, released its inaugural Giving Report recently, providing insight—for the first

YU Celebrates 93rd Chanukah Dinner

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University celebrated its 93rd Annual Chanukah Dinner on Sunday, December 3, at the New York Hilton Midtown

Author Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider Inspires in Yonkers

Direct from Jerusalem, Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider was the featured speaker and guest rabbi at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center’s recent shabbaton. The Modern Orthodox synagogue hosted almost two dozen people who enjoyed a delicious hot, kosher Shabbat dinner Friday

Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative Inducts Third Hall of Fame Class

On Wednesday, November 29, The Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative inducted its third Hall of Fame Class. The ceremony took place at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, which is located in the former Young Israel of the Grand Concourse building.

Yonkers Home Depot Hosts Community Menorah Building

Over 250 children and their parents participated in a Menorah Workshop at the Home Depot in Yonkers on Sunday, December 3. Holiday shoppers strolled through the store to the sounds of Chanukah music and the loud banging of hammers.

Lincoln Park Jewish Center Prepares for Chanukah

The first candle of the upcoming holiday of Chanukah will be lit on Tuesday night, 24 Kislev, which this year is the night of December 12.

Lincoln Park Jewish Center will host a communal

HIR Will Conform to OU Standards for Announcing Unions

Last week, Rabbi Yair Hoffman, in an article for the Five Towns Jewish Times, reported that Rabbi Eytan Feiner of the White Shul in Far Rockway, Queens, had issued remarks condemning the much-publicized act of wishing official mazel tovs (in shul publications and

Belev Echad and Chabad Plan ‘Chanukah With IDF Heroes’ Event

On Tuesday, December 19, the eighth night of Chanukah, Chabad Lubavitch of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, led by Rabbi Mendel Silberstein, in conjunction with Belev Echad, will host a Chanukah party and benefit concert titled

70th Anniversary of Partition Plan Vote Commemorated in Queens

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181, more famously known as the Partition Plan for Palestine, which called for the establishment of the Jewish state, Israel’s U.N. Ambassador, Danny Danon, hosted a celebration titled

United Hatzalah of Israel: When Seconds Count

On a recent Motzei Shabbat, at the home of Gila and Richie Katz, the New Rochelle community came together to hear about United Hatzalah of Israel. The Katzes’ personal interest in the organization provided the opportunity for attendees to appreciate United

YINR Celebrates Thanksgiving With New Rochelle’s Finest and Bravest

On Thanksgiving Day, over 25 Young Israel of New Rochelle families participated in YINR’s annual “Operation Turkey.” YINR families formed teams to deliver traditional Thanksgiving Day meals of sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans and, of course, roasted turkey to New Rochelle’s

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