Saturday, February 16, 2019

Community News

YINR Hosts Nagens as Scholars-in-Residence

On Shabbat Nachamu (July 27-28) Young Israel of New Rochelle welcomed Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen, the rosh kollel of Yeshivat Otniel, and Rebbetzin Michal Nagen, the rosh mechina of Tzahali Academy, an army preparation academy for religious women, as

NORPAC Hosts Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy

On July 29, NORPAC hosted Connecticut’s Junior Senator Chris Murphy at the Englewood home of Westchester attorney Michael Blumenthal and his wife, Debbie. Senator Murphy joined the Senate as its youngest member in 2012. The senate seat became vacant upon the retirement of

DOROT Brings Teens to the Riverdale Y

Monday, July 23, was a day of orientation and training for the 16 students chosen as interns for DOROT’s four-week Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program at the Riverdale Y Senior Center. Facilitated by Rabbi Joseph Robinson, director of community engagement, together with DOROT’s

YINR to Host Sephardic Yom Kippur Minyan

On September 19, the Sephardi minyan of the Young Israel of New Rochelle will conduct its second annual Yom Kippur minyan in the sanctuary of the old YINR shul building on North Avenue.

David Lallouz, a minyan

Young Israel of Scarsdale Spends Tisha B’Av in Poland

(Courtesy of Young Israel of Scarsdale) This year, as Jews all around the world marked the traditional nine-day period of mourning leading up to the fast of Tisha B’Av,

44th Annual Westchester Jewish Music & Arts Festival Attracts Over 1,200

The 44th Annual Westchester Jewish Music & Arts Festival was held on Sunday, August 19, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. Over 1,200 were in attendance. The festival was presented by the Westchester Jewish Council and the

Northeast Jewish Center Hosts Concert and Barbecue

Northeast Jewish Center hosted its annual Men’s Club and Sisterhood rockin’ glatt kosher barbecue on August 12 at the shul, located at 11 Salisbury Road in Yonkers.

Almost two hours of entertainment

Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Jewish Center

The Young Israel of Pelham Parkway will be holding Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services led by Cantor Yair Shahak. Appreciate more about the message of the High Holidays with sermons led by Rabbi Michael Macks.

Rosh Hashanah will be on September 10 and

Chabad of Yonkers Preps for the New Year

Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, rabbi of Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center, blows the shofar every day after morning services during the month of Elul at the Greystone Synagogue, located at 600 North Broadway in Yonkers. Rosh Hashanah this year begins on Sunday night, September

Join Bronx Jewish Center for the High Holidays

Please join the Bronx Jewish Center High Holiday services to be held on Rosh Hashanah. A warm, inspiring and meaningful service will be led by Rabbi Pewzner. Services are free of charge and all are welcome.

Evening services

Anshe Sholom Welcomes Lipa Schmeltzer for High Holidays

Congregation Anshe Sholom welcomes all to Selichot on Saturday, September 1. World-renowned Jewish singer Lipa Schmeltzer will be serving as chazan for Selichot and the High Holidays at Anshe Sholom. Rabbi Evan Hoffman will speak at 9:30 p.m. on the topic: “The Ba’al Teshuvah: Real and Otherwise.”

Riverdale’s Sharona Margolin Halickman Publishes Second Parsha Points Book

Born and raised in Riverdale, Sharona Margolin Halickman has published her second book, titled “Parsha Points: More Torah From the Land of Israel.” Sharona attended school at SAR Academy and Ramaz, and received a BA and then an MS from Yeshiva University in

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