Thursday, July 09, 2020

Community News

HHREC Exec Millie Jasper Elected to Association of Holocaust Organizations

Millie Jasper, executive director of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC), was elected to the board of the Association for Holocaust Organizations (AHO) at their annual conference in Skokie, Illinois.

The AHO is an international organization dedicated to Holocaust

OHEL Friends and Supporters ‘Tee Off’ and Make a ‘Racquet’ at 15th Annual OHEL Rosemil Healthcare Golf and Tennis Classic

(Courtesy of OHEL) More than 125 friends and supporters of OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services joined the 15th Annual OHEL Rosemil Healthcare Golf and Tennis Classic. “Drive Out Stigma” was the event slogan, mirroring OHEL’s mission of 50 years of breaking down stigmas in the community.

Teach NYS Lauds Governor Cuomo’s Additional Security Funding for Non-Public Schools and Day Camps 

 (Courtesy of Teach NYS) Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, lauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of an additional $20 million in safety and security grant funding to nonpublic schools and day camps at risk of hate crimes, bringing the total

Beth El Synagogue Center Renovates Sanctuary

On June 22, after an 18-month process, the nearly 600 families of Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle were greeted by a newly rededicated and renovated sanctuary.

Among the most notable changes made during the renovation was a movable bimah, which will stand in the center of the room rather

Bronx Jewish Center to Host Shabbat Dinner

The community is invited to join the Bronx Jewish Center’s next community Shabbat dinner, to be held at the Bronx Jewish Center, 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 on Friday, July 5, starting at 7 p.m. The special theme for that evening will be Shabbat in Turkey. Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner as you turn your Friday night Shabbat

Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway Receives Prestigious Award

The Bronx Jewish Council of Pelham Parkway received the 49th Precinct’s Fellowship Award For Community Service last month.

Governor Cuomo Leads Solidarity Trip to Israel 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will depart on a solidarity trip to Israel on Wednesday, June 26, arriving in Israel on Thursday, June 27, and returning to New York in the evening on Friday, June 28. Following the recent wave of anti-Semitic incidents in New York, the trip will reinforce that New York State stands in solidarity

OHEL Seeks to Interview Children/Teens from Divorced Homes

Five years ago OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services produced a groundbreaking video “Rising from Divorce,” which was seen by thousands and addressed the need for children of divorce to not be caught in the middle.

Coupled with a national awareness campaign and screenings in many cities

Please Help Locate a Missing Young Man

Aviv Meshil, an American tourist, has been missing since Monday, June 17, at around 2:30 p.m. local time in Mushroom Bay, on Lembongan Island, Indonesia. He was last seen paddleboarding when winds pushed him into a very fast current. The family is working with Magnus Search and Rescue, U.S. and Indonesian authorities to locate

Stamford Mayor Tosses First Pitch at FCCJBL Game

On Sunday June 16, Stamford Mayor David Martin delighted the players and families of the Fairfield County Connecticut Jewish Baseball League (FCCJBL) by attending the games on the grounds of Stamford’s Newfield Elementary School and throwing out a ceremonial first pitch.

A Kiddush Hashem at the UN

“We are going to flood the internet to encourage people to do good deeds…to do random acts of kindness, which will bring light to the world,” said Chabad of Poway’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein at the U.N. General Assembly’s special meeting on the theme “Combating Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate: The

DeBlasio Hosts Jewish Heritage Reception

On Thursday, June 13, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio hosted the annual Jewish Heritage Reception at Gracie Mansion. The event was supported by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC), UJA-Federation of NY, the Sephardic Community Federation, the NY Board of Rabbis (NYBR), Bnai Zion Foundation

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