Monday, September 25, 2017

Community News

Chabad of Riverdale Offers High Holiday Services to Jews of All Backgrounds

(Courtesy of Chabad of Riverdale) Just weeks before Rosh

YU to Install President Ari Berman

By JLNJ Staff

The Yeshiva University community will celebrate the formal investiture of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as the school’s fifth president on Sunday, September 10, at

New Rabbinic Intern, Youth Directors Join YIWP

Young Israel of White Plains is expanding learning and youth activities with the hiring of Daniel Sobin for the newly created position of rabbinic intern. Both Sobin and his wife, Naomi Stanley, will work as youth directors. They take up their new positions at the synagogue in

Hadassah Sees Charlottesville as an Urgent Call to Action

A line has been crossed—each one of us must see in Charlottesville an urgent call to action, a time for unity, to stand up and to speak out.

Since the horrors of the Shoah, our community has pledged to never

Jewish Communal Fund Gives Record-Breaking Number of Grants in Fiscal Year 2017

The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, distributed a record $397 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2017 fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, a 4 percent increase from 2016. JCF fund holders recommended a record-number of

Open House: Jewish Scouting Is Thriving in Westchester

Interested in finding out more information on Jewish Scouts of Westchester? Join us for our back-to-school open houses for Boy Scouts of America Pack and Troop 613 as well as Girl Scouts Troop 1818. Our first one will be on Thursday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle,

Expanded Eruv Unites Scarsdale and White Plains

Earlier this summer, an extension was made to three sectors of the community eruv in Westchester, serving the Young Israel of White Plains, the Young Israel of Scarsdale and the Hebrew Institute of White Plains.

Boy Scout Troop 613 of White Plains Joins Shomer Shabbat Contingent at National Jamboree

The National Boy Scout Jamboree, held once every four years at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, is an event that brings over 30,000 scouts from all over the United States to one place for 10 days. At the summit, scouts participate in high-adventure

Venturing Crew 613 Invites Girls 13-18 to Join the Adventure

There are scouting programs for girls of all ages in the Westchester area. The newest addition is Venturing Crew 613. This program is perfect for adventure-minded girls aged 13-18 who want to participate in high-adventure activities and develop leadership skills. The crew has meetings two Sundays a

HIR-The Bayit to Mark 9/11 with Chesed Day Blood Drive

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit (HIR) will mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 and the approach of the High Holy Days with a Chesed Day program on Sunday, Sept. 10, highlighted by its annual blood drive. The program will be conducted from 9 am to 3 pm at the synagogue, which

‘Creation’ Exhibit Opens in New Rochelle

The “Creation” exhibit will be opening at the Kanner-Kurzon Museum of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle, from September 9 through October 15. Two previous exhibitors at Beth El had solo exhibits in the museum and are the curators of this exhibit: H. David Stein, a retired surgeon who became

Westchester Enjoys 43rd Annual Jewish Music & Arts Festival

The Westchester Jewish Council successfully created Westchester’s 43rd annual Jewish Music and Arts Festival, which filled the park at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla with 1,800 people on a recent Sunday, as people enjoyed the free parking and free musical performances

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