Friday, August 07, 2020

Community News

Sofer, So Good in Fleetwood

Fleetwood Synagogue will kick off its campaign to purchase a sefer Torah with a special guest.

Noted sofer Rabbi Yaakov Hoffman will provide a live demonstration of how one assesses the letters of a sefer Torah and how

‘An Evening With Lainie Kazan’ Planned at WPPAC

In celebration of their 16th anniversary, the White Plains Performing Arts Center presents ‘An Evening With Lainie Kazan’ for one performance only on Saturday, November 9, at 8 p.m. Spend an evening laughing and toe-tapping with one funny lady while celebrating

Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Hosts Police Appreciation Kiddush

The Young Israel of Pelham Parkway recently hosted a Police Appreciation Luncheon for the 49th precinct to show appreciation for everything the police do for the synagogue and for the community at large.

Jewish Education Project To Present Findings From Study of Jewish Teens

What’s really going on inside the heads of today’s Jewish teens? After 18,000 survey, The Jewish Education Project has an idea. Learn more about “GenZ Now: Understanding and Connecting With Jewish Teens Today,” The Jewish Education Project and Rosov Consulting’s new

YINR Ruach Hosts Rabbi Daniel Cohen

On Wednesday, September 4, YINR Ruach hosted Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Congregation Agudath Sholom of Stamford. Rabbi Cohen’s presentation was centered on his book “What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life Legacy.”

Rabbi Cohen began with the story of Alfred Nobel.

Jewish Communal Fund Distributes Record-Breaking $456 Million in Grants 

(Courtesy of JCF) The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, distributed a record $456 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2019 fiscal year ending June 30, 2019—a 5% increase from 2018. JCF fundholders recommended a record number of grants—63,000—to

Orthodox Union to Host Torah New York at Citi Field

(Courtesy of OU) Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) third annual Torah New York on Sunday, September 22. The event, hosted by the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, is expected to draw

Stamford JCC Plans Free School Forum for Parents of Children With Special Needs 

(Courtesy of the Stamford JCC) The Stamford Jewish Community Center (JCC) Inclusion Department is presenting a hands-on program for parents, titled “Special Education Parent Forum: Pursuing a Specialized School Placement” on September 26 at 7:00 p.m.  Special education attorney Lawrence Berliner will moderate the panel discussion with

SAR Associate Principal Arrested; Victims Urged To Contact Authorities

SAR informed parents in an email to the school community on Monday that Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick, the middle school associate principal of Judaic studies, was arrested by the FBI and the NYPD sex crimes task force last Friday night. The email, from Rabbi Binyamin Krauss, SAR’s principal, said that the school had reason to believe that SAR

Yonkers Chabad Awarded Federal Security Funds

On Friday, September 6, Riverdale and Westchester’s Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) announced that Chabad of Yonkers has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance the security and safety of its facility. Other recent local awardees of this federal security

SAR Mourns Beloved Security Officer

On Saturday, August 24, Rafael D. Perez, 44, a veteran security officer for SAR Academy, was killed in a motor vehicle accident. In a message to the SAR community, Principal Rabbi Binyamin Krauss stated, “It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the tragic death of SAR Academy’s longtime security guard, Rafi Perez.

ELI Talks: Story Slam-Style Event Planned at Riverdale Y

More than one year ago, Rabbi Joseph Robinson, director of community engagement at the Riverdale Y, approached ELI Talks and suggested the Riverdale Y as a venue for one of their productions. Robinson explained that the Riverdale community was filled with tremendous possibilities for storytellers and that the Riverdale Y,

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