Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Community News

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

Congregation Agudath Sholom Seeks Full-Time Assistant Rabbi

Congregation Agudath Sholom will be seeing a change next summer. In a letter emailed to the membership on October 23, with the end of Rabbi David Walk’s tenure as Educational Director in June of 2016, the shul announced it will be seeking out a full-time assistant rabbi to serve the needs of the growing Stamford community.

Good News for NYC Schools

Non-public schools in NYC have just been granted $11 million more in Title I services funding, thanks to initiatives brought on by OU-Teach NYS and the NYC Department of Education. The funding will help schools receive more small-group instruction and professional development in addition to other programming.

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) Adds Daytime Classes to Robust Evening Lecture Series

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) is excited to announce that Professor Vivian Mann, Director of the Master’s Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture in the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary and Curator Emerita of Judaica at the Jewish Museum, will lecture on “From Court Jews to the

Manhattan Day School Is Our Kids' Second Home

Each year, Parshat Noach comes to life with a petting zoo and pony rides. The students of Manhattan Day School spend time feeding and petting the animals, and learning about animal care.

“It’s a great opportunity for the children to have a hands-on experience with the animals,” says Aviva Yablok,

CAMOS to Sponsor Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb as Scholar in Residence

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, will be visiting Stamford on Shabbat weekend, December 18–19, as part of a weekend that will be sponsored by CAMOS (The Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford).

He will be speaking three times

Big Crowd Enjoys Challah Bake

Members of the Young Israel of New Rochelle enjoyed a challah bake as part of the international Shabbos Project 2015


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

Rabbi Dovid Cohen: A Model of 'Patience, Perseverance and Purpose'

Riverdale–Rabbi Dovid Cohen has recently been appointed the Orthodox Union’s newest Regional Director for the Manhattan, Westchester, Bronx and Connecticut areas. He is enthusiastic and grateful regarding his new appointment and its inherent opportunities. Being the new Regional Director, he feels, is a wonderful opportunity to connect

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