Monday, September 25, 2017

Community News

All Enjoy the Grand Purim Fiesta at Chabad of Yonkers

Chabad of Yonkers hosted a Mexican-themed grand Purim fiesta this year.

It was a great success. Over 100 people attended and enjoyed listening to the Megilla, eating hamentashen and a Mexican buffet dinner and watching a mariachi band perform!

OHEL Brings Purim Happiness and Warmth to Hundreds

Purim at OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services started over a month ago at OHEL Bais Ezra’s Day Hab Programs.

Together with their staff, OHEL individuals made and packaged almost 1000 mishloach manotas. This was part of OHEL’s [email protected] Program, an initiative aimed at

COMMUNITY EVENTS

YINR Ruach, March

March 15: Screening of the film “Watermarks,” moderated by Baila Weiss. The 2004 documentary reunites the champion women swimmers of the legendary Austrian Jewish Sports Club, Hakoah Vienna, who were forced to disband during the rise of fascism in the 1930s.

All 100 Senators Demand Action Against Wave of Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats

Responding to the more than 100 bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers, schools and other institutions, as well as the Jewish cemetery desecrations, since the start of 2017, the U.S. Senate joined the Trump administration in addressing the anti-Jewish threats, calling for “swift action” to end them.

Kneading the Way to a Beautiful Shabbat, One Loaf at a Time

Shabbat tables across Stamford were a bit more festive recently after dozens of children, teens and parents took part in two recent challah bakes offered by the Friendship Circle of Fairfield County.

The events were sponsored by local residents and FC supporters Rhonda Maron and Marlene

Holocaust Remembrance Program Continues All Week in Yonkers

The Lincoln Park Jewish Center hosts Westchester’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Program starting immediately after Purim, on Monday, March 13, starting at 10 a.m., through Friday, March 17. The program will feature exhibits and “Living History,” a series of speakers who witnessed the Holocaust—death camp survivors,

Dr. Koren Discusses What the Zohar Tells Us About Leah and Rachel

Dr. Sharon Koren will present “Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Rachel and Leah in the Zohar” at Young Israel of New Rochelle on Wednesday, March 22, at 7:45 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is part of a continuing series at YINR sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies.

Yeshiva University High Schools Celebrate Honorees, YUHSB Centennial

Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) celebrated their school community at the annual dinner on February 28 at Marina del Rey. The room was electric with excitement as over 500 people filled the banquet hall, admiring the photos of students surrounding the room. The theme of the evening,

Congressman Eliot Engel Issues Statement on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

Congressman Eliot L. Engel, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in response to the alarming rise of anti-Semitism over the weekend:

OHEL Is Approved to Provide New ‘Resilience and Emotional Support Team’ Services

REST, the Resilience and Emotional Support Team, is a new initiative by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to create a mental health response team that is mobilized and deployed during disasters or public health emergencies. REST volunteers can be deployed during hurricanes, building collapses, train derailments

Extended Family Enjoys Multigenerational Volunteering With Leket Israel

Leket Israel had the pleasure of hosting a unique group in the fields yesterday. From both sides of the Atlantic ocean and across US state lines, four cousins celebrated their b’nei mitzvahs among the Zuckerman family group of 25 by volunteering with Leket picking produce for needy Israelis. For the first time, the entire

Muslim Arab-Israeli Journalist Nazir Magally Addresses NY Jewish Communities

Nazir Magally, a senior fellow at the Shaharit Institute, was the first in a series of speakers who will try to make sense of the current climate in Israel, the US and the Western world, and offer an alternative look at a shared society and common vision. He spoke at Jewish communities in White Plains, Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan.

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