Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Community News

Three Shuls Team Up for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut 

Cong. Etz Chaim, Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (YIKGH) and the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) combined forces, as they have done annually, to commemorate Yom Hazikaron and to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on Wednesday evening, May 8, at Etz Chaim. 

To commemorate Yom Hazikaron, Tehillim, Kel

YCT Awarded $500K Grant From Aviv Foundation

(Courtesy of YCT) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Aviv Foundation for the upcoming academic year.  The Aviv Foundation is devoted to promoting deep engagement with Jewish learning, texts, values, and tradition, within an open and welcoming framework. 

Yom HaShoah Marked at Temple Beth El in New Rochelle

By Yvette Finkelstein

Two families; two heartbreaking stories plus one. On Monday, April 29, two speakers, Ellen Hollander and Ellen Kaidanow, shared their poignant stories in commemoration of Yom HaShoah 2019 at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle. Sponsored by both New

Dor L’Dor Yom HaShoah Program Held in White Plains

On Wednesday, May 1, the lower Westchester community gathered at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains (HIWP) for the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration. The presentation was entitled Dor L’Dor- Generation to Generation. Tami Stalbow of the HIWP welcomed the audience of over 200 Westchester residents, followed by

Carmel Academy Names Gurwitz as Rabbi-In-Residence

(Courtesy of Carmel Academy) Carmel Academy has appointed Rabbi Rachmiel Gurwitz as the school’s rabbi in residence. Rabbi Gurwitz, who will formally join Carmel Academy’s faculty in August, will enrich the Carmel Academy community’s Jewish learning and living through new experiential programming and classroom teaching. He

TIC ‘Adults on the Move’ Visits Jewish Museum

Mary Ann Sacks, chair of Temple Israel Center’s TIC Adults on the Move is excited to announce  the group’s trip to The Jewish Museum, to be held on Thursday, May 16, to view the multi-sensory exhibit about singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen. The exhibit, “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in

JCF Issues Emergency Grant to NY Jewish Organizations

(Courtesy of JCF) In the wake of the Pittsburgh and Poway shootings, Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) is working with its partners at UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council, along with the Paul E. Singer Foundation, to help strengthen the security and safety of Jewish institutions in New York.  

Witness Theater Performed at SAR High School

Fredy K. Seidel, Holocaust survivor, made his way carefully to center stage at the conclusion of the electrifying Witness Theater Production at SAR High School on Thursday, May 2. Sitting in his motorized scooter, looking out at the audience as the lights dimmed, Seidel related the following parable.

Riverdale Celebrates Israel’s Birthday, 71 Years Young

YI of Stamford Welcomes Historic Torah

On Sunday, May 5, the Young Israel of Stamford (YIS) held a unique Hachnasat Sefer Torah. This ceremony usually marks the completion of a new Torah scroll. However, this Torah was completed 130 years ago and has a special history. As part of a Yom HaShoah commemoration, the Stamford community joined Rabbi Kohl and

Enjoy Cocktails, Dinner, Honors and a Mentalist With JFS

The Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service (JFS) located in Stamford, Connecticut, will hold its annual gala, “An Evening with Schoke JFS,” on Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Combining an over four-decade legacy of honoring supporters with a celebration of the agency’s work across Fairfield County,

Riverdale and Stamford Host Post-Pesach Challah Bakes

There is a well-known minhag to bake schlissel challahs for the Shabbat following Pesach. Schlissel is the Yiddish word for key. Some challah bakers have a tradition of shaping their challah in the shape of a key while others simply implant a key to their homes into their challah dough. Either way, it is intended as a good-luck

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