Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Community News


Yachad Fundraising Event to Be Held in Riverdale

An inspiring evening in support of Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, with Judge Daniel Butler as the featured speaker, will be held in Riverdale after the chagim. The event will occur

Rabbi Tuvia Brander to Lead Young Israel of West Hartford

The Young Israel of West Hartford has hired Rabbi Tuvia Brander as its new head rabbi. Rabbi Brander and his wife, Miriam, most recently residents of Washington Heights, are embracing their new leadership roles within the Greater Hartford Jewish community.

“Miriam and I are excited and humbled

Bat Mitzvah Project Gets Friends and Family Running

When incoming SAR Academy 6th grader Tali Kobrin needed to figure out the act of chesed she would do to mark her bat mitzvah, she had already chosen the cause she wanted to support, after a recent family trip to Israel. “I wanted to help an organization in Israel. I visited SHALVA this past summer after hearing a lot about their

Southern New England Kosher BBQ Rocked Tastebuds

Twenty-three teams competed for the ultimate bragging rights in the kosher world by making their signature barbeque dishes for the Southern New England Kosher BBQ Championship last week. Attracting kosher BBQ enthusiasts and artisans from near and far, the event, held at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield, CT, on a


HIR’s Fall Clothing Drive Set for September 20

Mark your calendars: September 20 is the day of the HIR Clothing Drive. From 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., HIR will be collecting unwanted clothing. The shul requests that you sort and bag separate women’s,

The Bayit’s 9/11 14th Anniversary Commemorative Community Blood Drive

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale: The Bayit will sponsor its 9/11 14th Anniversary Commemorative Community Blood Drive on Sunday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the synagogue social hall at 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, corner Netherland Avenue in Riverdale.

The Hebrew Institute of

Jewish Meditation Expands at Temple Sholom

Looking for a different type of prayer? On select Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the year, Temple Sholom’s Chapel hosts a dedicated group of adults from Connecticut and Westchester who are hoping to find calmness, stillness and relaxation through the practice of Jewish Meditation.

Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale Offers Services for the High Holiday

Less than a week before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar, there are still many Jews who have no plans to attend synagogue services.

Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale, the local branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, has presented

Yachad Gifts Opens First Retail Store

Brandon Levine, a Yachad Gifts trainee, stands before a table lined with a dozen wicker baskets. Four floors below him, Coney Island Avenue’s cacophony of honking horns provides an apt accompaniment to busy hands. Brandon sticks a glue dot on the back of a gold coffee packet, then attaches the packet to a cookie box, which sits among the

Linking Homes to Heaven and Earth

Stamford—Walking down a street, you can immediately identify a Jewish home by the mezuzah placed proudly on the doorpost. It is the sad reality of today’s world that so many Jews don’t realize the importance of this mitzvah and let it go by the wayside.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen of

Abraham & Sarah’s Tent—Shabbat, Family Style

Riverdale—Just like our father Abraham welcomed travelers into his tent, Hebrew Institute Riverdale (HIR) offers a welcoming place, a home away from home for anyone who comes their way. For nearly 10 years HIR has opened its doors every Friday night for a communal meal in Abraham & Sarah’s Tent, inviting people,

Northeast Jewish Center Is Westchester’s Best-Kept Secret

Yonkers—Would you believe me if I told you there is a traditional shul with an Orthodox rabbi in Yonkers, near Tuckahoe? This traditional synagogue is older than most. Founded in 1957, the Northeast Jewish Center began out of two storefront locations until finding its current home on Salisbury Road in the

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