Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Community News

Anshe Sholom Welcomes Lipa Schmeltzer for High Holidays

Congregation Anshe Sholom welcomes all to Selichot on Saturday, September 1. World-renowned Jewish singer Lipa Schmeltzer will be serving as chazan for Selichot and the High Holidays at Anshe Sholom. Rabbi Evan Hoffman will speak at 9:30 p.m. on the topic: “The Ba’al Teshuvah: Real and Otherwise.”

Riverdale’s Sharona Margolin Halickman Publishes Second Parsha Points Book

Born and raised in Riverdale, Sharona Margolin Halickman has published her second book, titled “Parsha Points: More Torah From the Land of Israel.” Sharona attended school at SAR Academy and Ramaz, and received a BA and then an MS from Yeshiva University in

YI of Scarsdale to Hold Prospective Members’ Shabbaton 

(Courtesy of Young Israel of Scarsdale) On Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, the Young Israel of Scarsdale will hold its first-ever prospective members’ shabbaton. Anyone thinking of relocating to the community is invited to attend this fun and informative weekend

YINR Women’s League Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On Tuesday, June 5, the Young Israel of New Rochelle’s Women’s League held its annual dinner, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the YINR Women’s League and honoring its past president Sarra Lorbert.

TEACH NYS Applauds City Council’s Creation of Kosher and Halal School Lunch Program

The newly adopted New York City budget for FY19 will include, for the first time, a program to provide kosher and Halal meals for students in public and non-public schools. This program follows a comprehensive advocacy campaign by Teach NYS and its coalition partners.

Mayor DeBlasio Hosts Annual Jewish Heritage BBQ

On Tuesday, June 26, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio hosted the city’s Jewish Heritage Reception at Gracie Mansion. This event is held annually to celebrate the Jewish community’s continuous contributions to New York City. Hundreds of Jewish New Yorkers enjoyed a glatt

Partners in Torah Changes the World a Little Bit at a Time

The Partners in Torah website (www.partnersintorah.org) pulls you in with a quote from Mayim Bialik, award-winning actress, who offers: “We have a Torah that’s not meant to be studied in

Nishma Founder Reviews Survey Results at YINR

Mark Trencher, of West Hartford, Connecticut, was a guest speaker at the Young Israel of New Rochelle on Shabbat Matot-Maasei, July 14. Trencher is the founder of Nishma Research, established in 2015. Nishma’s mission includes “conducting and often funding studies to promote better listening

Teen Wins Tikkun Olam Award

Helena Zimmerman, a 17-year-old from Purchase, New York, has been announced as a recipient of the 2018 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards for her co-founding of TeensGive.org, a non-profit created for teens by teens that provides in-person and virtual volunteer

YINR Rolls Out New Interactive Learning Initiative

The newly appointed limud committee of Young Israel of New Rochelle has begun an innovative, interactive learning series, taught by Miriam Krupka Berger, chair of the Tanach department, Ramaz Upper School. The program began last week, and the final session will be held on Tuesday, July 24, from

YINR Shabbaton Features YU President Rabbi Ari Berman

On Shabbat Parshat Chukat, June 23, the Young Israel of New Rochelle and Yeshiva University presented a “Shabbat With Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman.” Rabbi Berman was invested as the fifth president of Yeshiva University last fall and this was his first official visit to the Young Israel of

Chabad of Yonkers’ Rabbi Hurwitz Turns 35

Chabad of Yonkers’ Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz celebrated his 35th birthday on July 8, preparing a delicious barbecue of hot dogs and hamburgers, onions, chicken wings and a mixed salad, served to about 100 of his friends and congregants on the spacious, shade-covered lawn of the

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