Saturday, February 16, 2019

Community News

Dr. Alex Joffe to Speak About Anti-Semitism 

(Courtesy of Cong. Anshe Sholom) Congregation Anshe Sholom’s sisterhood invites the community to hear Dr. Alex Joffe speak on the topic “Anti-Semitism in 2018. Where Are We?” on Sunday, November 11, at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Joffe is an archaeologist and historian. A fellow at the Middle East Forum

New Shlichot From Israel Arrive at the Young Israel of Scarsdale

(Courtesy of Young Israel of Scarsdale) On Shabbat, October 20, the Young Israel of Scarsdale welcomed children in first through eighth grade to the third snif of the year. Snif is a B’nai Akiva program held once a month, on Shabbat afternoons, that educates children about the State of Israel, upcoming holidays and current events

YINR Welcomes Michal Horowitz as Scholar-in-Residence

Young Israel of New Rochelle’s (YINR) latest Scholar-in Residence program was held on Shabbat Vayera, October 26-27. Michal Horowitz was the featured guest and gave four presentations to the community.

Horowitz trained as an audiologist but took a few years off to raise her family. During this

Hebrew Institute of White Plains Hosts Shabbaton for Prospective Members

The Hebrew Institute of White Plains (HIWP) is hosting a shabbaton for prospective members the Shabbat of November 30-December 1. Visiting couples and families will be hosted by congregants and will experience firsthand what makes the HIWP community so special. The prospective members will share a

HHREC Plans  Kristallnacht Program

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Iona College Kristallnacht Distinguished Lecturer John K. Roth present “We Are in This World to Do Good: Ethics During and After the Holocaust.” This topic focuses on what happened to ethics during the Holocaust and how that event, including

HIR-The Bayit to Screen ‘GI Jews’ at Kristallnacht Program

(Courtesy of HIR-The Bayit) The award-winning documentary film “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II” will be screened on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway East, Bronx, when the synagogue presents its annual Kristallnacht

New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce Honors Vera Koppel

Long-time Young Israel of New Rochelle member Vera Koppel was one of five women chosen to be honored at the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce 2018 Women of Excellence gala awards dinner held this week at The Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle.

Koppel has been living in New Rochelle for over

Riverdale Hosts Annual Challah Bake

On Thursday, October 25, over 300 women and girls gathered at the Riverdale Jewish Center to participate in the annual Riverdale Challah Bake. As part of the international Shabbat Project, dozens of similar mass challah

Israel Cancer Research Fund to Honor Connecticut Oncologists

The Israel Cancer Research Fund, Connecticut Chapter, will be paying tribute to three Connecticut oncologists at the Third Annual Heroes for Hope evening on Sunday, November 4, at 6 p.m., at Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut.

The 2018 community heroes are Beverly Drucker, MD, PhD; Richard

HHREC Annual Dinner to Feature Elisha Wiesel

Elisha Wiesel will be the keynote speaker at The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) annual benefit dinner, to be held on Thursday, October 25, at the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club. Honorees for the event include the president of Iona College, Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., and Mitchell Wm. Ostrove, board member,

First Teach NYS Gala Draws Over 200 Attendees

(Courtesy of Teach NYS) More than 200 supporters of Teach NYS, a nonpartisan organization advocating for equitable funding in New York nonpublic schools, honored Cal Nathan, Morris Tabush, and Tamar and Ben Blumenthal, and applauded the groups $450 million in additional funding for its schools during the

STF Recognizes Community Leaders 

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Shalom Task Force (STF) has announced that Shani Traube will be the guest of honor at its fifth annual brunch on Sunday, November 4, at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst, New York. This year’s honorees are Traube; Rabbi Peretz Steinberg; Rachel Hercman, LCSW;  Frady Kess, LCSW; and Sarah Chana

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