Thursday, August 13, 2020

Community News

Races Egg-xactly Suited for Lag BaOmer

Children, teens and adults of all ages enjoyed the Lag BaOmer festivities Congregation Beth Aharon shared with the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale last week. Sports activities competed with arts and crafts, providing a fun time for all. Pizza,

June Events at The Bronx Jewish Center

The next community Shabbat dinner at the Bronx Jewish Center (BJC), 1969 Haight Avenue, will be held on Friday, June 7, starting at 7:00 p.m. The theme for that evening will be “Shabbat in Thailand.” Enjoy a delicious four-course, Thai-themed dinner. Turn your Friday-night Shabbat into an

Fleetwood Synagogue Heads to Citi Field

On Sunday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m., join Fleetwood Synagogue at Citi Field to watch the Mets battle the Atlanta Braves and support the Fleetwood Synagogue (Mount Vernon, New York) at the same time. Tickets will be available for a contribution to the shul of $18 per ticket. Every penny goes to the

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Program to Discuss Monuments and Memorials in Germany

Monuments and memorials are intentional and purposeful creations designed to provide a bridge to the past. On Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mamaroneck Library, there will be a program explaining how Germany has confronted Holocaust history by creating different kinds of

Schoke JFS Moves to New Location in Stamford

The Elaine and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County announced its move to 196 Greyrock Place in Stamford, Connecticut. The new offices, now called the Schoke Jewish Family Service—Smilow Family Campus, have been named in honor of a generous gift from the Smilow Family. Providing a modernized

NORPAC Climbs Capitol Hill for Israel

On May 21, over 1,100 NORPAC members, including delegations from Riverdale, Westchester and Stamford, visited Capitol Hill as part of NORPAC’s 2019 Mission to Washington.

The formal program opened with a plenary session at the Warner Theater, and included addresses from

UJA Federation NY Honors Glazer and Stoppelmann

Nearly 250 people attended the UJA-Federation of New York’s Business and Professional (B&P) Division 2019 Annual Luncheon, held on May 23, to honor Millwood resident Robert Glazer and New York City (formerly of Scarsdale) resident Ed Stoppelmann. 

This year’s

Riverdale Y Hosts 11th Annual Riverdale Run

On Sunday, May 19, the Riverdale

Y held its 11th annual Riverdale Run. This year’s event was dedicated to the neighborhood’s senior citizens. Runners had three race options. The 10K course went through the hills of Riverdale and down Palisade Ave. to Marble Hill and back.

Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

On Thursday, May 9, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR) co-hosted the borough’s annual celebration of Israeli Independence Day. Over 200 members of the Bronx community along with local leaders came out to celebrate.

HIR Rabbi

Westchester Commemorates Yom HaShoah

On Thursday, May 2, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) and the Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) held their annual Westchester countywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration, “Keeping the Memory Alive: Generation to Generation,” from 12 —1 p.m. at the Garden of Remembrance in

Riverdale Comes Together for Yom Hazikaron

On May 7, the Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership (RJCP), hosted the annual community Yom Hazikaron event. The event took place at SAR High School, with almost 300 in attendance. Rabbi Joseph Robinson, director of community engagement  for the Riverdale Y welcomed the community, “We

Monsey’s Ohr V’Daas Hosts Annual Dinner in Memory of Rabbi Yosef Lasdun, z”l

(Courtesy of Ohr V’Daas) With a mixture of sorrow and hope, Yeshivas Ohr V’Daas, the Rockland Institute for Special Education, (R.I.S.I) is dedicating this year’s scholarship dinner, which will take place on Sunday, May 26, at the YSV Valley Terrace in Monsey,  in memory of a truly exceptional man, Rabbi Yosef Lasdun, z”l,

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