Friday, April 19, 2019

Community News

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

Dr. Noam Wasserman Appointed Dean of Sy Syms School of Business

(Courtesy of Sy Syms School of Business) Dr. Noam Wasserman has been appointed the new dean of the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, effective May 2019. He will take the reins from Michael Strauss, interim dean of Sy Syms, who led the school for two years and served as associate dean for

Stamford JCC to Host Special Ed School Forum: Exploring Parents’ Options for Private Schools 

(Courtesy of The Stamford JCC) The Stamford Jewish Community Center is presenting a  hands-on program for parents titled “Special Education Parent Forum: Pursuing a Specialized School Placement” on March 14 at 7 p.m. A panel of special needs experts will help parents navigate the school process and empower parents in finding

Kosher Meal Delivery Now Available in Connecticut

Food shopping and preparation can be hard to do. Especially for older folks, these tasks can become daunting. The Elayne and James Schoke Family Service of Fairfield County (Schoke JFS) is proud

Poets’ Use of Biblical Allusion to Be Discussed at YINR

(Courtesy of YINR) Dr. Gillian Steinberg, a teacher in the English department at SAR High School, will present “Poets’ Use of Biblical Allusion” on Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies, is free and open to women and men. Visit

Jewish Leaders Meet in Cairo With President al-Sisi

On February 18, the Anwar Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission arrived in Cairo, Egypt, as guests of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, celebrating Congressional passage of the Anwar Sadat Centennial Act.

This delegation’s four-day mission was led by

Former POC Mendelevich Visits Westchester

On March 4, Chabad of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining hosted a presentation by Yosef Mendelevich. 

In lieu of a formal introduction, the audience viewed a short video about Mendelevich which was shown at the Jewish Learning Institute’s retreat in November 2018. The film

Seasons of Scarsdale Holds Grand Reopening

On Sunday, March 3, the expanded Seasons of Scarsdale hosted a grand reopening celebration. Upon entering the store, hundreds of excited shoppers were greeted by Seasons’ welcoming staff. Stations throughout the store served samples of many of their prepared foods. Family activities

Cross River Honored With SINAI Community Partnership Award

Cross River, a Bergen County-based financial institution, is SINAI Schools Community Partnership awardee, to be celebrated at SINAI’s annual dinner on Feb. 24.

“We have started the relationship this year with

Westchester Jewish Council Holds 43rd Anniversary Gala

Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains played host to the Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) 43rd anniversary gala on Sunday evening, February 9. The celebration honored Tracey Bilski, Elizabeth Lampert and Harry Mamaysky for their dedication and service to the

Bnei Akiva’s Kenes Sniffim: A Shabbat of Leadership

Every year, Bnei Akiva North East hosts a shabbaton called Kenes Sniffim; a student leadership gathering for all the high school leaders from different branches of Bnei Akiva throughout New York, New Jersey and Boston. Representatives from Woodmere, Great Neck, Scarsdale, Riverdale, New Rochelle, Young Israel of Teaneck, Rinat

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