Monday, February 17, 2020

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Alef Bet Summer Camp Concludes Inaugural Summer in New Building

For two- through four-year-old Westchester preschoolers at the Alef Bet Summer Camp in New Rochelle, an exciting day of programming awaited them every single weekday morning. Alef Bet Summer Camp, a product of the Chabad of Westchester, provided children an educational and enriching Jewish experience in a

Riverdale Y’s Early Childhood Center Recommits Itself to Its Jewish Mission

The Riverdale Y Early Childhood Center closed a successful year with a more Jewishly oriented faculty offering more meaningful Jewish connections.

Under the leadership of the Riverdale Y’s new Chief Executive Officer, Deann Forman, there is a recommitment to the Jewish mission of the organization. This

Young Israel of New Rochelle Creates Assistant Rabbi Role

For more than 30 years, the Young Israel of New Rochelle has been run under the primary rabbinical leadership of Rabbi Reuven Fink. A new shul building, built in 2008, brought in extraordinary growth, with dozens of new families joining the community year after year since. This continued growth has created a need for an assistant rabbi, and

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YUConnects Celebrates Over 200 Matches

Are you ready to find your bashert and get married? Or are you a parent trying to help your grown child find the right person to marry? It’s one step smarter and easier than you might think.

Marking its 200th match in only a few years, YUConnects (

Daniel Gilder Becomes First Eagle Scout of Westchester Boy Scout Troop 613

The Boy Scouts have awarded 15-year-old White Plains resident Daniel Gilder its highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. This rank requires strict and rigorous discipline, roles in leadership, service projects and the practice and application of scouting skills and ideals, which include trustworthiness,

‘The Joymaker’ at the BJCC: An Interview with Niti Minkove, Director of Volunteers

Riverdale—What do an 11-year-old boy who loves baseball, an elderly lady who lives alone and an infant whose mother needs necessities for her baby all have in common? They are among the many thousands of people served by the Bronx Jewish Community Council’s  (BJCC) volunteer program under the auspices of Niti

Wheels of Love: It’s Sweet 16 for the Alyn Hospital Charity Bike Ride

The ALYN Hospital Wheels of Love annual bike ride is more than a family affair for many Westchester residents. Over the 16-year history of the ride, father-and-son teams and groups of good friends have not only cycled hundreds of miles in Israel but have helped raise thousands of dollars for the services and programs that

Equal Opportunity Excellence: Enrichment Education for All

The Midrash states that Hashem chose Betzalel by pointing to his name in a book that listed every person who ever was or ever will be born. What is the meaning of this? The message is that just as Betzalel had a specific purpose for which he was chosen, so too every person has a distinct calling. How can we as educators help enkindle in our

YU’s Graduates Boast 93 Percent Acceptance Rate to Medical, Dental and Law Schools

New York—With more than 90 percent of Yeshiva University graduates employed, in graduate school—or both—within six months of graduation, according to a recent Career Center survey, it’s no surprise that many choose to continue their academic journeys at a remarkable rate: US News & World Report recently ranked Yeshiva

Touro College School of Social Work Celebrates ‘Perfect Score’ in National Accreditation

New York—On June 3, the students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work gathered with community leaders and guests at the Lander College for Women to celebrate the reaffirmation of the school’s national accreditation for the next eight years, ending in February 2023. The school received

Chappaqua Teens Raise Funds to Build Sports Pavilion at Residential Treatment Facility

Young men from Chappaqua recently gathered on a sunny June afternoon at the Goldsmith Center for Adolescent Treatment to dedicate a sports pavilion, picnic tables and benches, built with $25,000 they raised. Joined by their parents and the staff and residents of the Hawthorne-based residential treatment facility,

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