Sunday, January 26, 2020

Community News

‘The Bayit’ to Install Steven Exler as Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Steven Exler will be installed as senior rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR) on Saturday evening, Nov. 14, in a move that promises to be a celebration as much as a formal ceremony. Installing Rabbi Exler will be Rabbi Avi Weiss, the founding rabbi of HIR and its spiritual leader since 1971, who now

Construction Begins at Riverdale Mikvah

The Riverdale Mikvah has recently begun its construction for a brand new state-of-the-art facility. The construction, which just started after Sukkot, will address long-awaited needs of the community, making it more accessible for all members of the greater Riverdale


Enrollment Open for Fourth Westchester-Wide Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

White Plains–The fourth Westchester-Wide Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration, co-sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Council and the Westchester Board of Rabbis, with support from UJA-Federation of New York, is scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle. Beginning at

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Pre-K students at the Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School helped to stock the shelves at the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry in Greenwich, CT.

NORPAC Hosts Senator Marco Rubio in Riverdale

Howard and Debbie Jonas, together with NORPAC, hosted an event in Riverdale for Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign last week. Marco Rubio has served as a US Senator representing the State of Florida since 2011. During his time in Congress, he has been a staunch supporter of Israel, consistently showing his dedication to

Riverdale Kids Bring Musical Theater to the Eyes and Ears of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale

As a fifth grader at SAR Academy, 11-year old Hannah Winter had the opportunity to visit and interact with the residents of the neighboring Hebrew Home at Riverdale as part of an ongoing community volunteer program that the school had developed. This program left such an impression on her that she continued to visit one of the

Standing Together, United for Israel

Scarsdale–Over 600 people joined together at Westchester Reform Temple on Monday night, November 2, to show their support for Israel and to pray for peace at “An Evening of Unity With the People of Israel.”

The evening, organized in the wake of ongoing acts of terror in

FDNY, NYPD Headline RJC’s First Safety Awareness Day

Over 400 people showed up to learn more about community safety at the first-ever RJC Safety Awareness Day, including State Senator Jeffrey Klein. The recent four-hour event gave children the opportunity to see and tour fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles, and instilled a sense of

Sifrei Torah Moving Day at CSAIR

The Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, currently under construction, had a “moving day” for its Sifrei Torah on November 1. The Torah scrolls were moved out of the Beit Midrash and into the Taub Room, which will be its temporary space for minyanim during construction. The morning minyan will be at 7 a.m. and the

Art & Soul Course Takes Women on Jewish Journey Through the Arts

Beginning Shabbat November 14, the Riverdale Chabad’s Rosh Chodesh Society launches its newest course, Art & Soul, a new seven-session series for women. Art & Soul draws upon Jewish wisdom on seven art forms–painting, music, literature, dance, architecture, clothing design and culinary arts–allowing students to gain a deeper


Bowl for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem

Enjoy a fun night of bowling while raising money for the NICU and Triage Unit at the new Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, the medical facility helping countless terror victims in Israel. On November 14, join hundreds of couples

Jewish Rapid Response Coalition Stages Solidarity Rally at Greenburgh

Americans gathered in solidarity with Israel on Monday night, outside the Greenburgh Town Hall, where another group was calling for boycott of the Jewish state.

The rally was organized by the Jewish Rapid Response Coalition to alert the public to town resources being

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