Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Community News

A Kiddush Hashem at the UN

“We are going to flood the internet to encourage people to do good deeds…to do random acts of kindness, which will bring light to the world,” said Chabad of Poway’s Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein at the U.N. General Assembly’s special meeting on the theme “Combating Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate: The

DeBlasio Hosts Jewish Heritage Reception

On Thursday, June 13, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio hosted the annual Jewish Heritage Reception at Gracie Mansion. The event was supported by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC), UJA-Federation of NY, the Sephardic Community Federation, the NY Board of Rabbis (NYBR), Bnai Zion Foundation

I-Shine Westchester Completes First Year

Wednesday, May 29, was the final session of I-Shine for the academic year. The event was held at Rockin’ Jump of Ridge Hill in Yonkers. Wearing their Rockin’ Jump socks, participants jumped for an hour, followed by pizza and a celebration of three upcoming birthdays.

I-Shine is an

Bronx Jewish Community Council Plans Annual Gala

Arlene Salman’s passionate support for the work of the Bronx Jewish Community Council is contagious. Salman, who lives in New Rochelle and is a volunteer for multiple non-profits, told The Jewish Link that she is happy to be a volunteer for this amazing organization. “With a compromised economy and

Met Council on Jewish Poverty Honors Rep. Eliot Engel

This past weekend, Met Council on Jewish Poverty held its annual Legislative Breakfast, which  honored Congressman Eliot Engel. Engel recived the “Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award” for his work in Congress as both chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the House Anti-Semitism Task Force. After

Fleetwood Synagogue Heads to Citi Field 

On Sunday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m., Fleetwood Synagogue will be at Citi Field. Come watch the Mets battle the Atlanta Braves and support the Fleetwood Synagogue (Mount Vernon, New York) at the same time. Tickets will be available for a contribution to the shul of $18 per ticket—every penny goes to the shul! To order, please contact Rabbi

Scarsdale Young Families Level the Playing Field

Sunday, May 19, was a special day at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in White Plains as over 145 families came together to participate in the first-ever UJA-Federation of New York Scarsdale Family Olympics Day. The event supported UJA’s Sports for Youth Initiative, which brings the life-changing

Ohr Torah Stone Visits US and Canada 

(Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone) Ohr Torah Stone’s Amiel BaKehila program sent its 50th mission to diaspora communities this week. Participants travelled to Buffalo, New York; Ottawa, Ontario; and West Hartford, Connecticut, between May 22 and May 29 to boost cultural and educational engagement with Israel. They visited day schools, Jewish

Battling Campus BDS

With graduation season in high gear, many people have the opportunity to reflect on their own college experiences and how alumni are stakeholders in their institutions. Mark Banschick, of the Young Israel of Stamford, is a proud graduate of Vassar College. Banschick was unhappy when he discovered that, in 2014, Vassar was

Students ‘Celebrate Israel’ at Parade

On Sunday, June 2, tens of thousands of spectators, many wearing blue and white and waving Israel flags, lined the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue to watch this year’s Celebrate Israel Parade. The annual parade is organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and extended

Women Leaders Meet at OU Leadership Summit 

Last week, 100 women of varied ages, 56 communities or geographic locales and representing the spectrum of hashkafot (backgrounds) within Orthodox Judaism engaged in networking, formal and informal discussions, and workshops on volunteer recruitment, public speaking, forming nonprofit boards, team building, dealing with

Communities Celebrate Lag BaOmer

On Thursday, May 23, Jewish communities around the world celebrated Lag BaOmer. The Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership hosted its annual Lag BaOmer celebration. Over 200 people attended the evening, which was filled with music, Israeli cuisine, a bounce castle, face painting, kids’ activities, s’mores and,

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