Monday, March 30, 2020

Community News

West Hartford’s Rabbi Brander Heads to Israel As Part of New Global Rabbinic Collaboration

(Courtesy of YIWH) Next week, Rabbi Tuvia Brander, spiritual leader of the Young Israel of West Hartford, will head to Israel to help lead a new initiative on behalf of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the leading membership organization of Orthodox rabbis in North America, and the Barkai Center for Rabbinics in Israel.

Tzedaka Yomi: Change The World $1 at a Time

This week, hundreds of thousands of Jews across the globe will be participating in the Siyum Hashas celebration, as they complete the 7 1/2-year Daf Yomi cycle. Thousands more will begin learning a page of Talmud a day as the new cycle begins.

Now there is another opportunity to engage in the

‘Intimate Voices’ Continues Its 11th Season 

(Courtesy of Intimate Voices) Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the second series concert of its 11th season on Saturday January 11, at 8:00 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street, Bronx, New

Spend a ‘Shabbos in Stamford’

“Shabbos in Stamford,” a unique initiative created to attract families to the Jewish community in Stamford, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Miriam Sperber, director of admissions at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA) in Stamford and chair of the event explained that the program is hosted and sponsored by the school. Prior to

Bronx Jewish Center Celebrates Chanukah

Jews: No More Sitting Ducks

After each anti-Semitic attack, Jews seem to get weaker and more vulnerable. One reason is that instead of taking real action, we prefer to complain and release cliché-ridden statements expressing our “outrage.”

If you have a political agenda, such loud condemnations can be useful. If a

Chabad of Yonkers Unites and Lights on Chanukah

While carrying the sadness of their fellow congregants who were viciously attacked the night before in Mosey, New York, more than 100 people celebrated the eighth night of Chanukah at Chabad of Yonkers on North Broadway.

Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, rabbi of Chabad of Yonkers,

HIR Hosts Immigration and Jewish Values Panel

A panel discussion titled “Jewish Values and the Immigration Crisis” was held at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale on Saturday evening, December 14. Sixty people heard presentations from a recent immigrant, a Riverdalian contributing her time to helping refugees at the border, and from a

Chabad Celebrates Chanukah in Yonkers

Senator Shelley Mayer and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano listen to Chabad of Yonkers Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, with City Council President Mike Khader, at Mayor Spano’s Yonkers City Hall Chanukah Celebration, in the rotunda of Yonkers City Hall.  (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

READ650 Seeks Entries for Storytelling Events in Westchester

READ650, together with UJA-Federation of New York, is seeking submissions for a local storytelling event featuring short essays on Jewish topics that will be read aloud by the authors. The call is now open for stories, to be presented at a community-wide event and reception on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m., at the Ossie Davis Theater, New

Congressman Engel Hosts Holiday Reception For Local Leaders

On Sunday, December 15, Congressman Elliot Engel hosted an end-of-year holiday reception for community leaders throughout New York’s 16th congressional district. Representative Engel is also the current chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The annual event was held once again at The Riverview, a catering facility on

MTA to Honor Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Michael Taubes (’76) At Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of MTA) MTA will pay tribute to Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Michael Taubes (’76) at the Yeshiva University High Schools Annual Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Marina Del Rey. 

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Rabbi Taubes as a leader, posek, and role model for the MTA community

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