Monday, February 24, 2020

Community News

JNF Holds Annual Water and Wine Event 

(Courtesy of JNF) Local supporters of Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF) gathered earlier this month at Westchester Reform Temple for JNF’s Seventh Annual Water and Wine event. Attendees heard from Israeli-American journalist and TV news anchor Michelle Divon, who spoke about her experiences at the Gaza border and

Just for Laughs at Fleetwood Synagogue

If you missed Fleetwood Synagogue’s Second Annual Comedy Night featuring Eli Lebowicz, you might have a bad case of FOMO: fear of milchik opportunities.

Eli Lebowicz gave new meaning to the familiar acronym, explaining why some people won’t commit to having a steak, for fear of the

Fleetwood Synagogue Hosts ‘Latkes and Lights’ Chanukah Party

(Courtesy of Fleetwood Synagogue)  Fleetwood Synagogue started the fun early with a festive pre-Chanukah bash on December 15. Kids participated in various Chanukah-themed games and crafts, followed by dinner and a stuff-your-own-sufganiyot station. Kids and adults alike enjoyed using candy syringes to

Yeshivat Frisch Announces Dinner Honorees

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Frisch) The annual Yeshivat Frisch Dinner will take place on Motzei Shabbat, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. The theme for the 2020 dinner, “Looking Forward,” celebrates Frisch’s community of support that allows the school to constantly aim for new educational innovations

Riverdale Mourns Jersey City Murder Victims

(Courtesy of HIR) Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Rabbi Stephen Exler and Rabbi Joseph Robinson spoke before an assembly of 100 people from several different Riverdale synagogues at the Riverdale Bell Tower Park, mourning the victims of the Jersey City murders.

BCHA Performs ‘The Lion King’ to Rave Reviews

Janice Chaikelson Steinberg, theater director/choreographer of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy’s (BCHA) production of “The Lion King,” was thrilled with this year’s productions, held on Thursday, December 12 and twice on Sunday,

Chabad Builds Chanukah City in Yonkers 

On Sunday, December 22, six of Westchester’s Chabad Centers joined together to host the first “Chanukah City” celebration, at Yonkers’ Ridge Hill Shopping Center. Over 1,000 participated in complimentary indoor and outdoor holiday activities

Chabad of

Bronx Boro Prez Diaz Celebrates Chanukah At Riverdale Y

On Thursday, December 19, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted his annual Chanukah Lighting Ceremony at the Riverdale Y, together with the Bronx Jewish Community Council and the JCRC.

In opening remarks, Deann Forman, Riverdale Y’s CEO, reminded the crowd,

YINR Announces Building Expansion

On November 14, 2019 the YINR membership voted by a 70% majority to approve the Social Hall Expansion Project. Since the new shul building at 1149 North Avenue opened more than 11 years ago, this will be the first major expansion project of the facility.

In a letter to the

Holiday Happenings in Westchester and the Bronx 

Several separate Holiday Happenings programs were organized by UJA Federation of New York in several areas of New York to bring smiles, happiness and needed items to recipients of UJA nonprofit partners in celebration of the 2019 holiday season. All taking place on Sunday, December 8, the programs drew

BJC Plans Chanukah Wonderland

Enjoy a Chanukah Wonderland hosted by the Bronx Jewish Center on Sunday, December 22 at 4:00

HIR Social Action Committee To Host Inaugural Event

On Saturday night, December 14, at 7:30 p.m., join the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale for a

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