Saturday, February 16, 2019

Community News

Riverdale’s Sephardic Minyan Hosts Chanukah Party

JCC Mid-Westchester Enjoys an Evening With Writer Martin Fletcher

Award-winning journalist and author, Martin Fletcher, recently appeared in conversation with Scott Richman, AJC Westchester/Fairfield director, at the JCC Mid-Westchester (JCCMW) in Scarsdale to discuss his gripping new novel, “Promised Land.” Stephanie Risa Balkin,

Yeshiva University Celebrates the 94th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Sunday, December 9, 2018, over 650 people celebrated Yeshiva University’s 94th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at the

‘Leonard Bernstein in Words and Music’ Comes to JCC Mid-Westchester

Walking into the 215-seat Bendheim Theater at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (JCCMW), Jamie Bernstein approached the stage with the same flair and dramatic entrance reminiscent of her famous father, Leonard Bernstein. With a scarf wrapped jauntily around her neck, in

Riverdale Resident Launches Jewish Digital Collections Website

Riverdale resident Diane Romm has just announced the launch of her new website, Jewish Digital Collections, at 

The site is

OU’s Allen Fagin Appointed to NY AG-Elect Letitia James Transition Committee

Allen Fagin, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union and the former chairman of Proskauer Rose LLP, has been appointed to the transition committee for New York’s Attorney General-Elect Letitia James. The committee consists of 36 individuals who will help identify strong candidates for

Shloshim Memorial Service for Pittsburgh Victims Held at YINR

Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted a meaningful and moving shloshim memorial service last month in memory of the 11 victims of the terrorist attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The service was a joint initiative sponsored by the synagogues of

Dr. Richie Friedman of Hatzalah Tragically Killed in NY

(Jerusalem Post) Dr. Richie Friedman, the medical director of Hatzalah in the New York area, was struck by a vehicle on a recent Saturday night when walking home from shul. He died from traumatic cardiac arrest soon after being rushed to a hospital.

New Leadership To Oversee Stamford Eruv

After 20 years Arthur Smith will retire from overseeing the Stamford eruv. The community’s eruv has been in operation since 1984, as a communitywide project of both the Young Israel of Stamford and Congregation Agudath Sholom.

Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts Menorah Lighting

On Wednesday, December 5, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted the borough’s annual Chanukah celebration and menorah lighting ceremony at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. This event was hosted in partnership with the Bronx Jewish Community Council, and featured musical

YINR Brings Thanksgiving to First Responders

On Thursday, November 22, the Young Israel of New Rochelle held its annual Thanksgiving dinner meal delivery to the New Rochelle Police Headquarters and all of the city’s fire stations. As in previous years, the shul’s project was organized by Rafi Halpert, Harold Rosengarten and Michael Turek. The menu, supplied by

Panoply 3.0 Comes to YINR

Saturday night, November 17, was an evening four years in the making. Once again, the Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted its quadrennial Panoply trivia competition. The previous events, held four years ago and eight years ago, have been called the greatest social events in YINR history, drawing

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