Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Community News

YI Stamford @ 40: Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Almost 40 years ago a small group of families living in Stamford, Connecticut decided it was time for a Young Israel to be established in this charming New England community. First meeting in people’s homes and then in the local firehouse, Young Israel of Stamford became the new place

Community Chesed Triumphs Over Storm

On Thursday, November 15, Riverdale, Westchester and the surrounding areas were affected by an early, winter-like storm that seemed to catch everyone off guard. Similar to most other local schools, SAR continued with its lower school dismissal on a regular

Young Israel of Scarsdale Holds Inaugural Prospective Members Shabbaton

(Courtesy of YIS) On the Shabbat of November 3-4, the Young Israel of Scarsdale held its first-ever prospective members shabbaton. Guests from all over the tri-state area were welcomed to Scarsdale for some YIS hospitality, with the invitation to “come for Shabbat and stay for a lifetime.”

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Chabad of Greenwich Plans Chanukah Concert and Menorah Lighting

(Courtesy of Chabad of Greenwich) Chabad of Greenwich will conduct a Chanukah concert and party for families on Sunday, December 2, at Greenwich High School’s Performing Arts Center, 10 Hillside Road, Greenwich.

“We’re so excited for our Chanukah celebration this year,” said Chabad Rabbi Yossi

Riverdale’s Beth Aharon Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Gala Dinner

Congregation Beth Aharon, Riverdale’s Sephardic Orthodox Congregation, celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this month with a gala dinner honoring its founders. Beth Aharon is located at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale’s Bayit, in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, and the

Celebrate Chanukah With Chabad of Yonkers

Chabad’s outreach efforts are meant to ignite each precious soul and show them the warmth of Judaism. The holiday of Chanukah is especially suited to accomplish this task of spreading the light and joy of the miracle to all. Chabad of Yonkers has numerous events planned this Chanukah to bring the

T-Klez Performs Free Klezmer Chanukah Concert

The klezmer trio, T-Klez, will present a free concert of Chanukah tunes on Tuesday, December 4 at 1 p.m. at the Riverdale, Y 5625 Arlington Avenue (near 256th St.), Bronx, NY (718) 548-8200   Enjoy familiar and new-to-you

Young Israel of Pelham Parkway to Host Noted Author

Young Israel of Pelham Parkway, located at 900 Pelham Parkway, South Bronx, NY 10461, will be hosting a free lecture and book signing by noted author and historian Michael Weinstein, author of the book “Ten Times Chai,” on November 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

IDF Commander to Speak at JNF Event

Izzy Ezagui, a decorated IDF squad commander who returned to the battlefield after losing his dominant arm in the 2008 Gaza war, will speak on “Overcoming the Odds: Returning to the IDF” at Jewish National Fund’s sixth annual Water and Wine evening on

Unity Shabbat Provides Time for Bonding and Healing

In the wake of the tragic event in Pittsburgh, congregations around the country declared Shabbat, November 3, as Unity Shabbat. The focus of Unity Shabbat was to encourage Jews and non-Jews to come to synagogues and participate in both Friday night and Shabbat services. The American Jewish Committee (AJC) also coined the phrase

Forum on ‘Death With Dignity’ Legislation Held at Mid-Westchester JCC

On Thursday, November 8, the New York Chapter of Compassion and Choices held a forum at the Mid-Westchester JCC on the pending state legislation regarding physician-assisted suicide.

Assembly member Amy Paulin (D-Westchester), just re-elected two days earlier, is the sponsor of

Unique Torah Community Launches in Naugatuck, Connecticut

(Courtesy of Mesivta of Naugatuck) An inauguration for a first-of-its-kind community in Naugatuck, Connecticut, will be held on November 18 at 874 May St. in Naugatuck. Developed by Yeshivas Ohr HaChaim, the 55-acre campus will include a mesivta high school and kollel building and 16 apartments for kollel families. Nearly 100

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