Charlie Harary Will Join YIWP
for the Weekend of January
15–16 as Scholar in Residence
Charlie Harary is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Jewish world, driven by the belief that the potential for greatness resides within every person. By integrating wisdom found in science, psychology and spirituality, Charlie explains how each person can live a more fulfilling life and, in turn, have an impact on the world. He will address the congregation on Friday night, Shabbat morning and at Seudah Shlishit. A festive dinner will be held at YIWP on January 15. http://www.yiwp.org/event/scholar-in-residence-dinner-jan-15-2016.html
Westchester Day School Invites You to Reconnect With Rabbi Zvi Ziegler on Jan. 7, Jan. 9
Westchester Day School invites alumni and friends to two opportunities to reconnect with Rabbi Zvi Ziegler, who spent 40 years as a WDS teacher and administrator. Thursday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, 125 E. 85th Street. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at www.westchesterday.org/rabbiziegler. Saturday, January 9, 7:15 p.m.: Greentree Country Club, 538 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle. You are also welcome to join Rabbi Ziegler and the WDS family at the 68th annual dinner: www.westchesterday.org/dinner2016.
Dr. Eric Mandel, Sun., Jan. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Israel Center
Noted Jerusalem Post columnist and the Director of the Middle East Political Information Network, Dr. Eric Mandel, will speak on “Israel’s Trilogy of Challenges: BDS, Iran and the Third Intifada?”
Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies, Jan. 12 at 7:45 p.m.
Presentation by Professor Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Associate Professor, Historical Theology, Fordam University, on the topic: “A Matter of Time: The Roman Calendar in Rabbinic Sources.” Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle.
Carmel Academy and Mechon Hadar Lecture with Rabbi Shai Held Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Carmel Academy proudly invites you to an extraordinary lecture series with Mechon Hadar’s Co-founder, Rabbi Shai Held on Thursday, January 14 on the Carmel Academy Campus from 7:30–9 p.m. The topic is “Compassion and the Heart of Jewish Spirituality.” Please register at www.carmelacademy.com/mechonhadar. We hope you can join us for this special lecture.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller Book Launch Event, Thursday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
Save the Date for a Book Launch event with Stamford native Rabbi Hanoch Teller, critically acclaimed author of Heroic Children, Untold Stories of the Unconquerable. This event will be held at Agudath Sholom in Stamford.
Stamford Kosher Food Pantry Offers Mitzvah Baskets/Centerpieces
Do a mitzvah by purchasing Mitzvah Baskets and/or Mitzvah Centerpieces instead of flowers for your next simcha at Congregation Agudath Sholom. Distributions from the JFS Kosher Food Pantry have increased by more than 1,000 since the recession. With this tremendous upsurge in use, JFS is constantly challenged to keep the food pantry full. Your generosity enables JFS to help those in our community in their greatest moments of need.
SAR’s 47th Anniversary Dinner on Jan. 30
WDS Annual Dinner
WDS’s 68th Annual Dinner will be held on January 9 at the Greentree Country Club. To make a reservation, place an ad in the virtual journal or for additional information please visit https://www.westchesterday.org/page.cfm?p=1252.
Young Israel of Stamford Comedy Night
From 8–11 p.m. on Motzei Shabbat February 6, join Modi for a comedy night for the Young Israel of Stamford at the Bruce Museum at Greenwich, CT. Cost is $50/person or $180 to sponsor. Details: http://yistamford.shulcloud.com/event/2016-comedy-night.html.