Chabad of Riverdale to Offer Hebrew Literacy Program for Children
The Riverdale Chabad is launching a Hebrew literacy initiative for children in grades 2–6 on Monday afternoon from 4:30–6 p.m. The program utilizes Aleph Champ, which uses different colors to represent a hierarchy of proficiency. This self-paced program gives children the opportunity to grow at the level they are comfortable with. White, for example, is intended to help students identify the first half of the Hebrew alphabet. As the levels progress, the entire alphabet is learned as well as their accompanying vowels. When they are at the Black level, they can read Hebrew fluently from a siddur. For more information, call 718-549-1100 x10.
Free CPR Class for the Community
YINR Ruach Programs for November 2015
November 4: Kristallnacht–a night of broken glass, a night of shattered dreams. What is the full story behind it? Was it planned, and why? Professor Martin Schiller, Dean of Students at City College speaks.
November 11: The Woman in Gold movie showing, a remarkable story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family 60 years after she fled Vienna after WWII. Starring Helen Mirren, the woman starts her journey retrieving possessions seized by the Nazis, embarking on a major battle that takes her all the way to the US Supreme Court.
November 18: A discussion of the legal issues concerning restitution and reclamation of Holocaust-era works of art and reparation by Lawrence Garbuz, a trust and estate attorney.
November 25: Speaker and author Dr. Moshe Avital will talk about the origins, development and significance of Jewish names in our tradition from ancient times to present.
All Ruach programs begin with lunch at Young Israel of New Rochelle at 12:30 p.m. followed by the event at 1:15 p.m. Free for YINR members, $10 for non-members.
Support the Local Boy Scouts Troop 613
Order your first aid kits and support the local Boy Scouts troop 613. Buy an auto first aid kit or a home first aid kit for $10 apiece; each contains a total of 40 pieces in each box. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/troop613-2015.
Evening of Unity
Join the Westchester community for an evening of unity with the people of Israel on Monday, November 2, from 7:30–9 p.m. at the Westchester Reform Temple. For more information, visit ajc.org/westfair/israelunity.
Free Event: Fertility Options in the Jewish World
On November 15 at 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., a free event at Congregation Agudath Sholom covering Fertility Options in the Jewish World. Presenters include Joshua Hurwitz, MD, Senior Physician & Partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut and Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Agudath Sholom. Registration is requested at https://sites.google.com/a/cas-stamford.org/fertility/.
Defensive Driving Class
There will be a Defensive Driving Class at the Riverdale Jewish Center on Sunday, December 20, at 10 a.m. Attending this class can save you 10% on your NY Auto insurance and reduce up to 4 points on your license! Cost is $60/person, payable in cash or by check, at the class. Reservations can be made online at http://goo.gl/forms/agWiyeuVI5.
Saturday Night Learning at RJC Begins November 7
Saturday Night Learning at RJC is a special opportunity for parents and children to learn Torah together in the beit midrash. There is learning, snacks and prizes. SNL starts at 6 p.m.
RJC Pre-Chanukah Boutique
November 14 is the day of the RJC pre-Chanukah boutique. Enjoy food and sensational shopping. Admission is $5 and includes one raffle ticket. The boutique will be held from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
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