Friday, November 15, 2019

Community News

YINR Dedicates Neuwirth Sefer Shemos

New Rochelle—On Sunday, February 22, the Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted a launch of the Sefer Shemos of Chumash Mesoras HaRav, which was dedicated by local family Nataly and Steve Neuwirth. Speakers at the event were Rabbi Steven Weil, Rabbi Fink, and Rabbi Shimon Posner of the OU Press. According to the OU, the Bereshis edition was

Israel—What’s the Story? Project Makes the Westchester Rounds

Pleasantville—The fighting that broke out in Israel this past summer stirred the dialogue and emotions surrounding Israel. As parents and educators, discussing these topics with teens was confusing and frightening. How can we help young people grapple with the tough realities of kidnapping of Israeli teenagers, constant sirens

Riverdale JCRC Annual Legislative Breakfast Honors Contributions to the Riverdale Community

The Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council (RJCRC) will host its annual Legislative Breakfast on March 15, 2015 at the Riverdale Y. The Legislative Breakfast is RJCRC’s annual opportunity for local, borough, city, and state officials to come together to meet with and listen to individuals, community leaders, and organizations that

WIJS Announces Its March Program at Young Israel of New Rochelle

New Rochelle—Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) is proud to present the next program in its series of introducing outstanding women Jewish studies scholars to the Westchester (and beyond) community. Sharon Mintz Liberman, Curator of Jewish Art at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Senior Consultant at Sotheby’s,

Young Israel of Stamford Double Chai Annual Brunch

Stamford—Rabbi Naftali Wolfe, Leah and Rabbi Moshe Shemtov, and David Nachman will be the featured honorees at the Young Israel of Stamford’s Double Chai Annual Brunch, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Stamford on Sunday, March 8th. The Young Israel, which was founded in 1979, will be marking its 36th

MSAWI to Host 6th Annual Support Our Troops Day

New York—The Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute—MSAWI invites the community to show their support for US troops deployed globally and for homeless US veterans  MSAWI, (dedicated to supporting US Troops and Veterans through hands-on initiatives is hosting its 6th Annual Support Our Troops Day on Sunday, March 15th from 1-4pm at

National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene Youth Academy Visits SAR to Inspire “Yiddishkeit”

Riverdale—The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene provided an afternoon of workshops for the 10th Grade students of SAR High School on February 24.  The program was presented through the new NYTF venture “The Folksbiene Youth Academy” and was planned in partnership with the faculty of SAR to enhance their

League of Our Own Girls Sunday Softball—Teams Forming Now!

Serving girls in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester, A League of Our Own Girls Sunday Softball League is a recreational league open to all girls in grades 3-5 (Junior League) and 6-8 (Senior League). Sponsored by the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, the league has been providing a safe, educational sports experience for over 20 years.

OU/RCA Issues Statement Endorsing Childhood Vaccination

The Orthodox Union (OU) and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) issued a statement on Tuesday strongly urging all parents to vaccinate their healthy children on the timetable recommended by their pediatrician. The statement came in response to the ongoing measles outbreak said to have begun at California’s Disneyland last

WDS Celebrates Its 67th Anniversary Dinner

Mamaroneck—Westchester Day School celebrated its 67th anniversary dinner recently, and it was the most successful dinner in the school’s history. The dinner applauded the involvement and commitment of Ellen and David Goldschmidt, Guests of Honor, Cheryl and Daniel Gold, Young Leadership awardees, and Laurie Popiel as the faculty honoree.

President Rivlin Visits the Bronx

Riverdale—Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was welcomed as guest of honor at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where he was hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Ido Aharoni. The event was attended by several hundred Hispanic leaders and community

Mothers of Kidnapped Boys Featured At OneFamily Event

New York—OneFamily, an Israeli organization that aids victims of terrorist attacks, recently held an event in Manhattan to show solidarity with Israel. “Continue the Unity” was hosted by Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, an Orthodox synagogue on the Upper East Side. In attendance were Rachelle Fraenkel and Iris

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