Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Community News

Take Two Teenage Girls, Add Determination and Stir: Recipe for Successful Breast Cancer Awareness Event

White Plains–A year ago, Danielle Kinches and Anna Nuchims attended an annual American Cancer Society breast cancer walkathon and didn’t like what they saw–or, rather, what they didn’t see. The teenaged girls and their mothers were the only ones they knew there. No one else from their community attended.

Headway Initiative Helps Families Escape Poverty

Yedidut Toronto (YT), an Israeli nonprofit fulfilling a mission to reduce poverty, has recently established its roots in our community. The YT program is called HEADWAY and is a model that has succeeded in reducing poverty in Israel over the past five years. Together, the Bronx’s economic development team and the Israeli Consulate of New

Chabad of Binghamton Hosts Joyful, Emotional Dinner


Alan Dershowitz to Speak in Greenwich

Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz will be visiting the Greenwich community to speak about his book, Abraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer. Dershowitz, a New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 books and

‘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

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