Friday, August 07, 2020

Community News

JCANA Speaks Out About Cemetery Vandalism

The Jewish Cemetery Association of North America (JCANA) deplores the recent desecration of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. These senseless acts only serve to intensify the current divide in this country. We hope that the perpetrators of these crimes will be caught and brought to justice, and that the sanctity of

Travel to Morocco (in Yonkers) at Lincoln Park Jewish Center Purim Party

Come travel with the Lincoln Park Jewish Center! Every year the Lincoln Park Jewish Center elects a different theme for its Purim party, and this year our international theme is Morocco.

The holiday of Purim starts this year on Saturday evening, March 11, with the reading of the

AMIT Students Bridge the Digital Divide

Yeshivat AMIT Ashdod students spend hours on the computer—along with the elderly residents of the retirement home adjacent to the yeshiva. Ninth graders meet regularly with their neighbors and very patiently teach them basic computer skills in order to turn the computer into a useful tool in their lives. For someone

‘Intimate Voices’ Offers Music, Wine-Tasting and an Afternoon Event

Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the third and final Saturday evening concert of its eighth season on Saturday, March 4, at 8:00 p.m. The series presents chamber music in an intimate and acoustically excellent setting at CSAIR and through outreach events in the

Record High Blood Donations at HIR Memorial Blood Drive

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale—the Bayit— is most grateful to the over 250 adults, children, volunteers and blood donors who attended the HIR Emergency Blood Drive this past Sunday, February 19.

The HIR, Blood Drive Coordinator Seryl Ritter and the New York


SDC/Bais Sholom Hosts Shiurim

The Spuyten Duyvil Congregation’s Mysterious Judges series will be pausing in order to facilitate two seasonal shiurim for Purim and Pesach respectively. Both will be held in the Whitehall building, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale. The shiur on

Discover West Orange: A Warm, Welcoming Community With an Out-of-Town Feel

After the success of the 2016 Discover West Orange Shabbaton, the community is eager for a repeat performance. The 2017 shabbaton, to be held this year on the Shabbat of March 24-25, is a way for the Jewish community to showcase the warmth and beauty of the township and show potential newcomers what makes West Orange so

Westchester Jewish Council Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers at Awards Ceremony

White Plains—The Westchester Jewish Council will recognize 19 outstanding community volunteers at the 22nd annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards (JYBDSA) Ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel Center of White Plains, 280 Mamaroneck Road, White Plains.

AMIT Mission Gives Participants Unique Perspective on Israeli Education

Jerusalem—AMIT, Israel’s premier educational network, will organize a five-day mission to Israel this Spring culminating in a memorable Yom Yerushalayim experience. The trip is scheduled for May 21-25 and is focused on allowing AMIT’s supporters to experience the magical experience of Yom Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. The group will be

Chabad Goes Under the Sea This Purim

Riverdale—“Purim Under the Sea” is Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale’s creative twist to this year’s community Purim festive meal, which will be held at Chabad of Riverdale, 535 246th Street, Bronx, NY on Sunday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. The event will include catering and sushi by Riverdale K Grill House, games, music and an

Yeshiva University Plans Jewish Job Fair for March 1

New York—Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration will host their annual Jewish Job Fair on Thursday, March 1, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on YU’s Wilf Campus, 2501 Amsterdam Ave. at 185th Street in New York City. The event is free and open to

New Rochelle Welcomes Evening Kollel

Torah learning chavrusa style? The New Rochelle Kollel, which opened in late 2016, is becoming a popular choice for people in the area. The kollel offers nightly learning from Sunday to Thursday nights from 8:30 until 10 p.m. and is currently running in the MP2 room on the upper level of the Young Israel of New

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