Friday, December 06, 2019

Community News

Affordable Genetic Testing Now Available for Ashkenazi Men and Women

New York–Metro area Ashkenazi Jewish women and men aged 25 and older can now opt to undergo testing for the three common Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA founder mutations at a fraction of the commercial price, thanks to a new, philanthropy-based initiative from the Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH), a not-for-profit

Hebrew Free Burial Association Breakfast Honors Locals

Riverdale Community Breakfast, an annual event to benefit Hebrew Free Burial Association will be held on Sunday, Mar. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Participating synagogues include Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale, Congregation Shaarei Shalom, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale,

UJA-FedNY Discovers Non-Traditional Dues Work Better in 26 Shuls

UJA-Federation of New York has issued a report that identifies 26 synagogues nationwide that have eliminated dues and are allowing members to make voluntary financial commitments. This model is a relatively new trend, with 11 of the 26 synagogues adopting the model between 2009 and 2012, and 10 synagogues adopting it in the fiscal year

YU’s Student Medical Ethics Society

On Sunday, February 15, YU’s Student Medical Ethics Society, Center for the Jewish Future, Abraham Arbesfeld Kollel Yom Rishon and Millie Arbesfeld Midreshet Yom Rishon will partner to present a two-part program, “Taking Control: Ethical and Halachic Implications of BRCA Screening and Elective Egg Freezing.” The first half of the

Achieving Transformative Legislative Change for Jewish Area Day Schools

Riverdale — SAR Academy’s 46th Anniversary Dinner, held recently at SAR High School was filled with warmth and tremendous school pride.  Emotions ran high as each honoree took center stage while videos highlighted his or her achievements, and Rabbi Binyamin Krauss (‘84), principal,  and Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, principal,

SAR Dinner Historic Success, Raises $3.7 Million

Riverdale — SAR Academy’s 46th Anniversary Dinner, held recently at SAR High School was filled with warmth and tremendous school

Judith Kallman: With a Candle in Her Heart

Holocaust Survivor, Author, and Lecturer Honored by Greenwich ADL

A toddler in hiding during the Holocaust, Judith Kallman of Greenwich is an author and lecturer who travels across America to talk to students about being a 4-year-old child on the run with her brother,

Netanyahu: Israel Must Speak Our Mind About the Dangers to Our People

( Against the backdrop of the Obama administration’s opposition to his upcoming address before Congress on the Iranian nuclear program and radical Islam, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that Israel “must speak out” against the threats it faces.

Israel’s President Rivlin Expresses Strong Support for Recently Launched Unity Prize

Jerusalem—Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has expressed support for the recent launch of the Jerusalem Unity Prize in Memory of Eyal, Gil-ad, and Naftali in a ceremony attended by the families of the three boys and Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat, who has been the main initiator behind the prize. It was conceived in partnership

Goodbye Chicago, Hello Riverdale!

Only a bit more than a year ago, our family embarked on a transition of a lifetime. I switched careers from a pulpit rabbi—18 years at Anshe Sholom, a Modern Orthodox shul in Chicago with nearly 400 members—to running a yeshiva, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a Modern Orthodox yeshiva with nearly 50 students. Yet, truth be told, the job

Lamdeinu Launches Spring Semester of Learning in Teaneck

Teaneck–The spring semester of Lamdeinu, the new center in Teaneck for adult Jewish learning, begins this week, as the enthusiastic reviews on the summer and fall semesters continue to pour in. Teaneck resident Rachel Friedman, dean of Lamdeinu, told JLNJ, “We had a really awesome launch this summer, followed by an

Michael Douglas Genesis Prize Winner for 2015

Michael Douglas is the recipient of the $1 million 2015 Genesis Prize. The $1 million prize will be awarded in Jerusalem by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and the prime minister of Israel on June 18.


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