Sunday, November 17, 2019

Community News

Westchester Turns Out for FIDF Benefit

What do you get when you put 350 people in a room to benefit well-being and educational programs for Israeli soldiers? Record-breaking attendance with food, friends and education. Over 350 leaders from the Westchester community attended the Friends of the IDF (FIDF) dinner on the evening of September 17,

Queens Shul Hosts Commemorative Event

Event commemorates 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and reunification of Yerushalayim, as well as the 25th yahrzeit of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin, z”l.

A special event commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and reunification of

Rabbis Ezra Schwartz and Dovid Miller to Deliver YU’s Annual NYC–Jerusalem Kinus Teshuva Lectures

Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, Rosh Yeshiva and associate director of the semicha program at the Yeshiva University–affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Rabbi Dovid Miller, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, will be the featured speakers at the 32nd Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lectures. The lectures, given

Stamford Dentist Provides Free Dental Care to Needy Jerusalem Children

Stamford dentist Dr. Jeffrey Cahn recently returned from Israel where he spent a week providing free dental care to needy children in Jerusalem. This was his sixth visit to the Trudi Birger Dental Volunteers for Israel Clinic for Dr. Cahn, who has a family dental practice on Bedford Street.

Yeshiva University Presents Inaugural Annual Day of Giving September 20

New York—Yeshiva University will celebrate its first-ever Day of Giving on September 20, encouraging students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends to come together in a collective show of support for the University.

Utilizing the online crowdfunding platform Charidy, YU aims to raise $5 million in one day to support the University and help maintain

Touro College’s Dr. Art Freeman Named Professor Emeritus and Recipient of Honorary Doctorate

New York—Dr. Arthur (Art) Freeman, Chair of Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science at the School of Health Sciences (SHS) was named Professor Emeritus by the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and was presented with an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the school and to the field of clinical psychology.

Community Events 9-15-16

FIDF Westchester Benefit to Feature Keynote by “The Green Prince,” September 17

Friends of the IDF Westchester’s annual dinner will be held at the Ritz-Carlton New York, 3 Renaissance Square, White Plains, NY, at 8:30 p.m., and

Riverdalians Give Back at 9/11 Bayit Chesed Day

In the aftermath of the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center 15 years ago, New Yorkers came together in a spirit of mutual support, cooperation and generosity. We recapture this spirit each year at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale—The Bayit, holds a Day of Service each September. Many participated this past Sunday, September 11, in one or

A Chat With Riverdale Resident Senator Joe Lieberman

I had the privilege to spend a few moments chatting with Senator Lieberman last week, when we met at a political event for Josh Gottheimer, a Jewish candidate for Congress from New Jersey. Lieberman came to Teaneck to endorse Gottheimer and give him a “seal of approval” from his “No Labels” advocacy group.

Needless to say, I think the first thing we

Selichot With Dr. Elli Kranzler: Coming Together

We spend our lives drawing lines and building walls. Lines that separate us. We draw them around religion, race, ethnicity, political affiliations—the list is never ending. Once we lay down a line, we build a wall. Knowing these boundaries aren’t enough to protect us from the “other,” so we build a wall that is meant just as much to keep “us” in as it is to

Boker Iyun to Be Sponsored by YINR Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies

“Anticipating the Yamim Noraim” is the theme of a free community-wide Boker Iyun sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) on Sunday, September 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. This event, open to men and women, is dedicated in memory of Ellen Goodstein Koplow,

GrowTorah Offers a Torah Education Through Gardening

When Englewood, NJ resident Yosef Gillers was an undergraduate in Washington University, he also kept true to Torah study, and an idea was born. Jewish day schools don’t often focus on agricultural studies, so Gillers began researching ways to create a program to empower students to learn about the environment with a Torah tie-in. With that, GrowTorah was born, and

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