Monday, August 03, 2020

Community News

UJA Federation of New York Volunteers Fill Backpacks

UJA-Federation of New York’s annual Supplies for Success backpack assembly event took place on Wednesday, August 21, where volunteers filled more than 1,400 new backpacks with school supplies for children in need. The backpacks will be distributed through Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, The Educational Alliance,

‘Israel Forever’ Honors Herzl’s Yahrtzeit

(Courtesy of Israel Forever) Zionism is a misunderstood and contentious topic that dominates headlines and debates. In an effort to revitalize the understanding and relevance of the leadership and action that shaped the movement of political Zionism under Theodor Herzl, The Israel Forever Foundation has launched the My Herzl

HIR’s ‘Back to the Bayit Day’ to Mark Blood Drive’s Chai Year

(Courtesy of The Bayit) The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit will hold “Back to the Bayit Day” on Sunday, September 15, highlighted by its 18th annual blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in remembrance of the victims of 9/11.

The synagogue, located at 3700 Henry Hudson

Ethan Zohn Kicks Off UJF Campaign for Communal Needs

(Courtesy of UJF) Ethan Zohn, who won the popular television competition “Survivor Africa,” inspired millions of viewers with a victory in which he displayed a sense of decency, fairness and selflessness. Zohn will be sharing his thoughts on helping to build and strengthen community at United Jewish Federation’s 2019 Campaign

Robert Remin to Present on Solving Medicare Puzzle

By cutting through the confusion surrounding Medicare, this one-hour presentation by Robert Remin, expert Medicare plan adviser, licensed and certified with all carriers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, assists participants to understand their options and make the most appropriate plan choice.

The presentation is all educational. There will be no

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center to Meet 

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center has created a second- and third-generation group called GenerationsForward. This group includes children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. We meet throughout the year and have ongoing projects and events.  

Our next meeting, on September 11, at

Northeast Jewish Center Hosts Annual Rockin’ BBQ

Northeast Jewish Center’s annual Rockin’ glatt kosher BBQ, held Sunday, August 25, was organized by the Men’s Club and Sisterhood and provided food, entertainment and fun for the almost 100 attendees. Rebbetzin Luba Glasser prepared the food with the help of synagogue members and volunteers, who preserved the secret

Dr. David Pelcovitz to Speak at Chevra Kadisha Event

(Courtesy of Stamford Chevra Kadisha) The Stamford Chevra Kadisha is proud to sponsor an important program for the entire community, “Beyond Burial and Shiva: The Psychological Effects of Losing a Loved One.”

It will be held on Sunday evening, September 15, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Beth

‘Unorthodox’ Coming to Stamford for the First Time

This year’s Hyacinthe and Harold E. Hoffman Memorial Lecture is proud to present a live taping of the Jewish podcast, Unorthodox. This event will take place at Temple Beth El in Stamford on Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45. A dessert reception will follow the program.

Stamford Chabad Opens Young Jewish Professionals Program

In July of 2019, Rabbi Moshe and Leah Shemtov of the Chabad of Stamford announced a new program for young Jewish professionals, YJP, living in Stamford. YJP is a new focus area for Chabad and comprises a select group of young Jews who have already completed college and have not yet started families and may not have found

WDS Launches Community-Wide Cookbook

To help busy families prepare for Shabbat, WDS and WSD reached out to more than 70 communities including Westchester, Riverdale, Stamford and NYC to help create a cookbook for the future, “Instant Shabbat—Easy Recipes for Busy People.” For working parents who have kids with lots of weekday

NYS Budget Awards STEM Funding to 338 Nonpublic Schools 

(Courtesy of Teach NYS) Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union (OU) and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature for distributing the first $5 million of funding to reimburse nonpublic schools for science, technology, engineering

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