Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Community News

WDS Launches Community-Wide Cookbook

To help busy families prepare for Shabbat, WDS and WSD reached out to more than 70 communities including Westchester, Riverdale, Stamford and NYC to help create a cookbook for the future, “Instant Shabbat—Easy Recipes for Busy People.” For working parents who have kids with lots of weekday

NYS Budget Awards STEM Funding to 338 Nonpublic Schools 

(Courtesy of Teach NYS) Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union (OU) and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature for distributing the first $5 million of funding to reimburse nonpublic schools for science, technology, engineering

Go Behind the Scenes With Shtisel

Tuesday, September 10, is the evening to schmooze with cast members and the co-creator of the international sensation “Shtisel,” in a behind-the-scenes look at the hit Israeli TV show that has everyone glued to their television sets. “Shtisel: Behind the Scenes of the Unorthodox Orthodox Drama,” an insiders panel discussion, will

Congregation Anshe Sholom Plans Community Lecture 

On Sunday, September 15, Prof. Joseph Spedaliere will present a fascinating program about “The Italian Moses and the Jews of San Nicandro” at Congregation Anshe Sholom Sisterhood. Learn how a singular mystic, Donato Manduzio, once an illiterate peasant, led his community to follow his lead and formally convert to Judaism, in Fascist

Pro-Israel Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera Receives Key to New Rochelle

Declaring July 27, 2019, “Mariano Rivera Day” in the City of New Rochelle, Mayor Noam Bramson and City Manager Chuck Strome presented its favorite son with the key to the city. City leaders were joined on the steps of City Hall by Congressman Eliot Engel and other elected officials. A “Pinstripe Parade” through New

YINR Ruach Event Shares Eight Couples’ Romantic Tales

On Wednesday, August 7, YINR Ruach presented ‘So, How Did You Two Meet?,’ the romantic stories of eight local couples.

First presenting was Sol Garber. He explained, “I met my wife twice, but the first time I didn’t know who she was. We come from a very different era. In the ’50s,

45th Annual ‘Jewish Woodstock’ Comes to WJC Music & Arts Festival

If Woodstock’s 50th anniversary celebration was not possible for you, the 45th Annual Westchester Jewish Music & Arts Festival at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, Westchester County, was a great alternative. Held this past Sunday, August 18, the event was a celebration for the whole family enjoyed

A Summertime Treat: DOROT at the Riverdale Y

It is truly difficult to say who is getting the most out of the DOROT summer program, the seniors or the vivacious, charismatic teen volunteers. Not only is the atmosphere charged with enthusiasm, but watching the camaraderie that develops among the seniors and the kids is a sight to behold.

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Chabad of Yonkers Cooks Up a Hot Birthday Party

Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center’s Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz celebrated his 36th birthday last month with a grand BBQ celebration with the local community, friends, family and members of the synagogue. Rabbi Hurwitz and his family hosted an extensive menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken wings, corn

NY Religious and Independent Day Schools to Receive Over $37 Million in Gov’t Funding 

(Courtesy of The Jewish Education Project) Religious and independent day schools in New York City will receive an additional $37.7 million in government funding for the upcoming school year as a result of a years-long effort spearheaded by The Jewish Education Project and a coalition of interfaith organizations. The recouped

Westchester Jewish Girl Scouts Look Forward to New School Year

This fall, Jewish girls in and near Westchester County will have multiple scouting programs available to them through both the Girl Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America. From kindergarten through eighth grade, they can join the traditional girl scouts, ranging from Daisies

New Rochelle Resident Named AMIT National President

Last month, Audrey Axelrod Trachtman of New Rochelle was installed as the next AMIT national president. AMIT’s mission is to enable Israel’s youth to realize their potential, and strengthen Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, Jewish values and

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