Friday, August 23, 2019

Community News

Migdal Ohr to Hold Annual Gala Dinner in New York City on April 29

Migdal Ohr, Israel’s premier organization for underprivileged, orphaned, abused, and new immigrant children, will hold its Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, April 29 at IAC Headquarters in New York City. This year’s event will honor distinguished supporters who have contributed significantly to the success of the organization

Reflecting on Empathy and an Unspeakable Tragedy

In the end it is for their benefit and for our benefit, but we cannot understand the master plan,” said Gabriel Sassoon, the father of seven Jewish children from Brooklyn who died in a house fire over the weekend, at their funeral in Jerusalem on Monday.

At the tenderest possible moment, Sassoon shows

Stein Yeshiva Celebrates ‘Extraordinary Education’ at Annual Dinner

Parents, family, and friends came to celebrate the Stein Yeshiva’s annual dinner with this year’s honorees, including Ilan and Hannah Lastoff of Riverdale and Yishai and Miriam Malool of Monsey. Rabbi Binyamin and Adiella ShemTov of Riverdale received Parent Awards, Rabbi Yochanan and Miriam Kreizel of Monsey received the Community Service Award,

Private School Parents Urged to Lobby for Education Investment Tax Credit

A potentially groundbreaking bill for Jewish education could be passed by the New York State Legislature if enough concerned constituents call their representatives.

“The Education Tax Credit has the potential to deliver millions of dollars in scholarship aid to our Jewish day school families. Similar

Jewish Learning Is Everywhere at Temple Israel Center

Westchester—Kids today at Westchester’s Temple Israel Center (TIC) experience much different learning than their parents once did. The old model of sitting at a desk while a teacher talks has been thrown out the window. In its place is Shorashim, which uses talented, dynamic educators to help bring Jewish education to life. The result

Let All Who Are (Blank) Enter and Join

“A Muslim woman attends a Passover Seder.” No, this is not the beginning of an ironic joke: At the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), such an event occurred just last year. Every year at the Passover Seder, Jews around the world proudly proclaim: “Let all who are hungry enter and eat; let all who are needy enter and join

Chabad of Riverdale’s Camp Gan Israel Now Offering $50 Off Per Child

Chabad of Riverdale’s popular Camp Gan Israel is offering $50 off per child for any children who are pre-registered before March 30, 2015. The program, which caters to children aged 3 through 10, focuses on Jewish enrichment as well as providing the children with stimulating and exciting activities, such as dance, sports,

Local Schools Work Together on Pre-Pesach Chesed Initiative

In preparation for Pesach and in partnership with the Bronx Jewish Community Council, elderly across the entire county anxiously await “care packages” of groceries and other Passover food items. With the help of students in the three major Jewish schools in Bronx and Westchester counties, an extremely successful chesed operation was

As Pesach Nears, Boys Town Jerusalem Helps Supply Food for the Needy

Tenth grade Boys Town Jerusalem students are known as being young men with a mission. Each Wednesday, they travel across town by city bus to fulfill a steadfast commitment they’ve made to the less fortunate. Their destination: a warehouse filled with food collected for the poor, where they voluntarily lend a much-needed hand to pack the

Fleetwood Offers Rent Sponsorship and Housing Incentives to Grow its Modern Orthodox Community

Fleetwood, a small neighborhood near Mount Vernon in Westchester, is encouraging Jewish residents to join their Modern Orthodox community with a rent-sponsorship program. The idea behind this initiative is to ensure that no family interested in joining the Fleetwood Synagogue community is turned away by cost-prohibitive rents, which has

Mobile Matzah Bakeries Becoming a Popular Pre-Passover Tradition

With Pesach around the corner, cleaning preparations are under way around the community. The educational process has begun in classrooms, with children learning about the story of the Jewish exodus. The educational process continues through the weekend with family friendly matzah-baking

Carlos & Gabby’s Receives 2015 Best of Bronx Award

Carlos & Gabby’s has been selected for the 2015 Best of Bronx Award in the Restaurants category by the Bronx Award Program.

Each year, the Bronx Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies

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