Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Community News

Memorial Ceremony for AMIA Victims Planned in Harrison, NY

On July 18, 1994, the deadliest single attack on a Jewish Diaspora community since the Holocaust took place in Argentina. The Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, which housed many of Argentina’s key Jewish institutions, was blown apart by a suicide bomber. The blast killed 85 people and

OU Hosts Record 2,500 NCSY Summer Program Participants in Israel  

(Courtesy of OU) More than 2,500 Jewish teens, staff and guests from 29 states, Canada, Israel, Argentina and the United Kingdom participating in summer programs operated by the Orthodox Union (OU) converged on Park Ra’anana to nibble on American barbecue and rock to live musical performances at Yom NCSY.

New Jewish Home Welcomes CFO Mark Weiss

(Courtesy of The New Jewish Home) The New Jewish Home, a comprehensive, mission-driven health care system serving older New Yorkers since 1848, welcomed Mark Weiss as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

Weiss, a senior executive who is a licensed nursing home administrator and CPA, will be

Kinneret Day School Enjoys Reunion in Israel

On July 7, Kinneret Day School (KDS) held a reunion in Israel for families of those who have attended the school, with the primary goal being an opportunity for families to reconnect with other KDS families.

“It was a celebratory dinner, with activities geared toward our goal of

Over 1,500 Attend Northern Westchester Jewish Festival

The first-ever Northern Westchester Jewish Festival (NWJF) was held last month in Mt. Kisco, with over 1,500 people in attendance. The festival, hosted and organized by 20 Northern Westchester Jewish organizations with lead funding from UJA-Federation of New York, featured the well-known a cappella group,

Drs. Grimaldi Honored by Congregation Anshe Shalom

Drs. Miriam and Tom Grimaldi were honored at New Rochelle’s Congregation Anshe Shalom’s Annual Testimonial Dinner, held in June. Joanne Weisner-Steiner was presented the Allan Glick Memorial Service Award, and Dr. Ephraim and Miriam Leiderman received the Young Members Appreciation Award.

The Beach Boys Celebrate ‘Surfing: UJA’ in Port Chester

The historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, was the venue for the Beach Boys concert benefiting UJA-Federation of New York. More than 500 guests joined the “Westchester Celebration 2019: Surfing UJA,” with proceeds going

Chabad of Yonkers Dedicates New Torah - First in 60 Years

Brothers Izzy and David Schwartz and their families dedicated a new Torah to be written in loving memory of their parents, Frida and William Schwartz, and donated the Torah to the Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center. Chabad of Yonkers Rabbi

Shabbat Shalom Westchester Is Coming

Volunteer with DOROT’s Shabbat Shalom Westchester on August 15 and bring cheer and friendship to a senior by delivering challah and grape juice and staying for a visit. Volunteers pick up packages and the name and phone number of a Westchester senior at the new DOROT Westchester office in White Plains

BJC Plans Community Shabbat Dinner

Bronx Jewish Center will hold its next community Shabbat dinner at 1969 Haight Avenue in the Bronx, on Friday, August 2, starting at 7 p.m.. The special theme for the evening will be Shabbat in Egypt. All of your favorite Egyptian style dishes will take center stage! Turn

Chabad of Stamford Announces Trip to Israel

The Chabad of Stamford announces its “Spiritual Journey to Israel” for Jewish women of all ages. This trip is more than just sightseeing. It is an opportunity to “connect deep inside your own soul” through learning about our history, visiting holy sites, studying

Chabad of Yonkers Hebrew School Is Open for Registration

Registration for Yonkers Hebrew School is now open! All Hebrew School students are welcome—and a fun, exciting, enriching Hebrew School experience is expected this year! Tuition is $250 for the school year. Donations accepted. No child will be turned away for lack of funds!

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