Monday, January 27, 2020

Community News

Shalom Task Force Plans Annual Brunch

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) The Shalom Task Force Confidential Hotline phone rang. Esther was calling from work. After a particularly terrible weekend she had finally found a safe place and time to call. They were the model family. They were recently honored by their shul, their children attend

Schoke JFS Plans Lecture Featuring Prof. Barry Shrage

Schoke Jewish Family Service (JFS) in Stamford, Connecticut, is proud to announce its eighth Annual Saul Cohen-Schoke JFS Lecture on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Library in Stamford. Barry Shrage, professor, Horenstein Program for Jewish Communal Leadership and Cohen

Stamford’s Temple Beth El to Host Neshama Carlebach

(Courtesy of Temple Beth El) On Saturday, November 2, at 8 p.m., Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut, will welcome Neshama Carlebach and her band as they perform in concert as part of their “Believe” tour.


Be Part of a Tradition at the New York City Marathon 

For the 36th year, the TCS New York City Marathon, on November 3, will feature morning services at the Fort Wadsworth staging ground for the many Jewish runners expected to compete in the 49th edition of this world-famous road race. The International Minyan for New York City Marathoners, inaugurated in

Chabad of Yonkers Enjoys Sukkot

White Plains Interfaith Vigil Held After Anti-Semitic Incident Mars Yom Kippur

By Judy Berger

On Tuesday, October 8, Erev Yom Kippur this year, the Westchester County Police discovered two flyers containing anti-Semitic messages and graphics outside of the Holocaust Garden of Remembrance on Martine

Riverdale Y Hosts ELI Talks

Riverdale community members and friends recently gathered at the Riverdale Y to attend an exciting program, ELI Talks—a story slam-style event produced by the Riverdale Y through the Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership (RJCP).

Rabbi Joseph Robinson, director, community engagement at the Riverdale Y,

Sukkahwood 2019 to Be Held This Sunday

New Rochelle artist Fred Spinowitz often collaborates with his grandchildren. A few weeks ago, Spinowitz, whose Jewish-themed art includes paintings as well as original ketubot, teamed up with his granddaughter, Miya Gorodischer of White Plains, a student at FIT, to create a unique, attractive sukkah for inclusion

Jewish New Year Foods Enjoyed By All at Yonkers Stop & Shop

(Courtesy of Chabad of Yonkers) Chabad of Yonkers’ Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz offered the symbolic fruits and vegetables of the Jewish New Year—persimmons, apples with honey, gefilte fish with horseradish, carrots, and honey cake—to shoppers at the Yonkers Stop & Shop Cross County store, with blessings for a Sweet and

Israel Cancer Research Fund to Honor Stuart Berni at  Heroes for Hope Gala

(Courtesy of ICRF) The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to supporting cancer research in Israel, is honoring Stuart Berni at the Fourth Annual Heroes for Hope Gala, November 17, 6 p.m., at the Hilton Stamford. David Martin, Mayor of Stamford, is the evening’s honorary

Westchester County Executive Hosts Jewish Heritage Celebration

On Tuesday, September 24, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, together with the Westchester Jewish Council (WJC), invited Westchester’s Jewish leaders to the office of the county executive in White Plains for a Jewish heritage reception in celebration of Rosh Hashanah.

“I am very

Stamford Shuls Inspire Congregants in Advance of Yamim Noraim

Rabbi Daniel Cohen, senior rabbi of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, invited the community to join together for “Sounds on the Sound,” an early bird service on the water held on Sunday, September 22, at 6:15 a.m. at Cummings Park. 

As Rabbi Cohen explained, “Many of us have been

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