Saturday, October 19, 2019

Community News

Westchester Friendship Circle Benefits From Teen Volunteers

Beginning in 2004, The Friendship Circle Program has been part of the menu of services offered by the Chabad of Westchester. This program extends a helping hand to families who have children with special needs in ways that are unmet by other organizations. The idea for

Solomon Schechter School of Westchester Plans Name Change

(Courtesy of Solomon Schechter School of Westchester) Effective July 1, 2019, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester will become The Leffell School. 

“While our name is changing, our heart is not,” said Dr. Michael Kay, head

Paint With Congregation Anshe Sholom Sisterhood

Come paint with Cong. Anshe Sholom! All are welcome on Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. for an exciting workshop. Attendees will earn how to decorate glassware from Gloria Porcaro, certified in the “one-stroke” painting method developed by Donna Dewberry. 

Hundreds Rally in Albany for Increased STEM Funding

Hundreds of students from Jewish day schools and yeshivas came to the State Capitol recently as part of the Orthodox Union’s Teach NYS delegation to advocate for increased and sustainable funding for nonpublic school STEM (science, technology, engineering and

Stamford’s Rabbi David Israel Leads RZA

For the past year, Stamford resident Rabbi David Israel has served as the executive vice-president of the Religious Zionists of America. The RZA is the US branch of the worldwide Mizrachi-HaPoel HaMizrachi movement.


i-Shine Westchester/Riverdale Holds Joyful Launch

Ten students in grades one through eight from Westchester and Riverdale; and 15 high school volunteers, juniors and seniors from SAR High School, met together for the first time on Wednesday, February 27, for the exciting launch of the Westchester/Riverdale I-Shine program, held at Westchester Day School

Fleetwood Synagogue Welcomes Comedian Ashley Blaker

A rabbi, a priest, and an imam walk into a bar…

British comedian Ashley Blaker performed in front of a packed house of over 100 people Saturday night at Fleetwood Synagogue, bringing his trademark British spin on “frum” aspects of life.

In his

Chabad of Yonkers Sports-Themed Purim Promises to Be a Ball 

Chabad of Yonkers will host a sports-themed Purim celebration at The Stadium at the Greystone Jewish Center, 600 North Broadway, on Thursday, March 21. Kickoff time is 5 p.m., with megillah reading at 6:15 p.m., featuring magic, a balloon artist, games and prizes, music, face painting, arts and crafts, photo booth and sports

Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway Announces Annual Breakfast

JCCPP will hold its annual breakfast on Sunday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m., and will honor New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi,  Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, New York City Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Laura Guerriero, publisher of  Bronx Times Reporter and Rabbi Yitzchak Gross.

Please call 

Bronx Jewish Center Hosts Purim Party

The Bronx Jewish Center located at 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx, New York, will celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim on Thursday March 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. with the entire community. They will enjoy Purim under the Big Top with a festive meal, circus party, hamantaschen and cotton candy. There will be magic, a fire juggler and an artist

Givat Haviva Receives a $150,000 Grant From UJA-Federation of NY

Givat Haviva Educational Foundation has been awarded a $150,000 grant from UJA-Federation of New York, in support of the Givat Haviva Hebrew Language Enrichment Program (HLE).

The HLE program places Jewish educators in Arab middle schools to enhance students’ spoken Hebrew skills. Lack of Hebrew

Jewish Education Project Names 2019 ‘Young Pioneers’ 

(Courtesy of The Jewish Education Project) The Jewish Education Project has announced the next cohort of New York-based educators to be honored with the organization’s Young Pioneers Award. This year’s five award recipients have created innovative Jewish learning experiences in their classrooms and institutions to inspire

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