Saturday, December 07, 2019

Community News

Mix, Knead, Braid & Dance at 2019 Challah Bake

More than 450 people—moms and dads, boys and girls, grandparents, friends and neighbors—joined together at Temple Israel Center in White Plains for the Fifth Annual Great Big Challah Bake and in the mitzvah of making challah together as a community. Stephanie Balkin, director of “arts &

YINR Hosts 2019 Great Challah Bake

On Thursday, November 14, over 100 women and children gathered at the Young Israel of New Rochelle (YINR), joining thousands worldwide participating in the Shabbat Project’s annual Great Challah Bake. At each workstation, bakers were presented with a new red YINR apron, pre-measured ingredients

‘Instant Shabbat’ Prepares for Taste Tests

“Instant Shabbat—Easy Recipes for Busy People,” the exciting new cookbook project launched on August 16 by Westchester Day School and Westchester Summer Day will soon be entering Phase 2—recipe tasting and testing. After January 1, small groups of people joining together from different communities will be tasting and

In a First, AMIT Appoints Men to Its Board

(Courtesy of AMIT) For the first time in its 95-year history, AMIT has included men on its board of directors, a move that leadership said widens the tent by bringing in new perspectives, new opinions and new fundraising potential, and dovetails with a trend in America’s corporate boards to create more diversity and gender

Hundreds Attend Annual Brunch to Support Shalom Task Force

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) On Sunday, November 17, Shalom Task Force greeted over 300 community members at their annual brunch at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst. This standing-room-only crowd came together to support the critical services that Shalom Task Force provides to the community. As Dr. Shoshannah D. Frydman,

Young Israel of Scarsdale to Host Prospective New Member Shabbat

Have you ever wondered what Jewish life is like in Scarsdale, New York? If, like so many, your answer is “yes,” then here’s some good news. On December 6 and 7, the Young Israel of Scarsdale is inviting prospective new members to experience Westchester County hospitality and join them for a meaningful Shabbat experience.

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Rachel Weinstein to YINR

Rachel Weinstein will present “It’s Only a Midrash, Right?” on Wednesday, December 11, at 8:00 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies, is free and open to women and men.   

Rachel Weinstein graduated from Brooklyn

Fleetwood Synagogue to Present Comedian Eli Lebowicz

Eli Lebowicz will be performing at the Fleetwood Synagogue (Mount Vernon, New York), on Motzei Shabbat, December 7, at 8:00 (doors open at 7:30). Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, and $40 afterwards. Reserve your ticket today by ordering through the shul’s website

Beth Shalom Congregation of Scranton:  Spotlight on Sara and Ebi Rowshanshad

(Courtesy of Beth Shalom Cong. of Scranton) My husband and I moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, with our baby girl in the summer of 2018, when my husband landed a residency spot here. We didn’t know anything about Scranton or that there was even a Jewish community. We were welcomed by members from the Beth Shalom community who made

NCSY JUMP Brings 100 Teens to Stamford

They arrived from New York City; Long Island; New Jersey; Atlanta, Georgia; Boca Raton, Florida; Toronto, Ontario; and Rockville, Maryland. They were high school teens who attended MTA, HANC, Midreshet Shalhevet High School, Atlanta Jewish Academy, DRS, Yeshivat Or Chaim-Ulpanat Orot, Ezra

South New Rochelle Represents at OU Fair

From the impressive showing of nearly 2,000 attendees on Sunday, November 24, at the OU’s seventh International Jewish Home and Job Location Fair, it is evident that Jewish families are always on the lookout for new communities, housing and employment. Fortunately, today, throughout the U.S.,

Israeli Power Couple Visits New Rochelle

On November 8 and 9, the Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted an Israeli power couple as scholars-in-residence. Sivan Rahav-Meir and Yedidya Meir are the North American shlichim of the World Mizrachi movement for 5780. Rahav-Meir is a news reporter on Israel’s Arutz 12 TV, a columnist for Yediot Aharonot and appears weekly on

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