Friday, August 23, 2019

Community News

Enjoy Cocktails, Dinner, Honors and a Mentalist With JFS

The Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service (JFS) located in Stamford, Connecticut, will hold its annual gala, “An Evening with Schoke JFS,” on Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Combining an over four-decade legacy of honoring supporters with a celebration of the agency’s work across Fairfield County,

Riverdale and Stamford Host Post-Pesach Challah Bakes

There is a well-known minhag to bake schlissel challahs for the Shabbat following Pesach. Schlissel is the Yiddish word for key. Some challah bakers have a tradition of shaping their challah in the shape of a key while others simply implant a key to their homes into their challah dough. Either way, it is intended as a good-luck

SINAI Schools Dedicates Torah in Memory of Jacob Weinstein, z”l

Almost two years after the untimely passing of SINAI’s beloved associate director, Jacob Weinstein, hundreds of people gathered at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy for the dedication of The Jacob Weinstein, z”l, Legacy. Friends, family, SINAI students and parents joined together to witness and

Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi Launches ISRAEL360 in Celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut

(Courtesy of RZA) Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi is once again bringing an unprecedented number of Israeli scholars, roshei yeshiva, educators and thought leaders to the United States in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Over 85 top Israeli speakers will serve as scholars-in-residence on Shabbat, May 4 (the Shabbat prior to

Ever Wonder How Your Chametz Was Sold Before Pesach?

After carefully searching for chametz the evening prior to Pesach, observant Jews are obligated to destroy any chametz in their possession on the morning before Pesach begins, usually accomplished by burning it in small fires at their local synagogue. Additionally, Jews are required to not derive

US Navy Veteran and Photographer Gets ‘Up Close and Personal’

US Navy Veteran and photographer Herb Kaplan’s show “Up Close and Personal: Nature At Its Essence” will be on display at Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y through May 30. The community is invited to attend the opening reception scheduled for Sunday, May 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m..

OU Semichat Chaver Program Expands to 20 Locations Worldwide

The Semichat Chaver Program (SCP), one of the newest initiatives sponsored by the Orthodox Union, began a mere 18 months ago in two locations in Israel. The program was so popular that it has seen tremendous growth, and is now set to expand to over 20 locations, in Israel and along the U.S. East Coast.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to Speak at YU Commencement 

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary doctorate at Yeshiva University’s 88th Commencement on Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 “I am deeply

Chabad of Yonkers Bakes Matzah

Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, rabbi of the Chabad of Yonkers, led the hands-on matzah baking event at the Greystone Jewish Center, with supervision by students from Yeshiva Mesivta Menachem, a school in Hastings-on-Hudson, who also ground, pounded, mixed and rolled and finally encouraged using the tines of forks

Westchester Shuls to Address Politics of Poverty

One and a half million Jews live in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, and a startling 560,000 of them live in poverty or below the poverty line; their struggles are a very real challenge for the community. On Saturday night, May 18, at 9:30 p.m. at YINR, UJA Federation of New York and Young Israel of New Rochelle will

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Carmel Academy Honors 14 Alumni for Their Military Service at Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Carmel Academy) Carmel Academy, a K-8 Jewish day school serving students in Westchester and Connecticut, is thrilled to have honored 14 alumni at

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