Thursday, February 20, 2020

Community News

SINAI Schools to Open Elementary School at SAR Academy in Fall 2018

Riverdale — SAR Academy and SINAI Schools have announced a partnership in establishing a pilot program for students with special education needs in fall 2018. SINAI at SAR initially will serve children ages 6-8 who have a wide range of complex learning challenges and/or developmental disabilities. “Bringing SINAI to

YIWP Expands Opportunities for Women With Hiring of Community Scholar Shulman

Young Israel of White Plains has expanded its staff—and opportunities for the women in its community—with the hiring of Dalia Shulman as community scholar. In her new role at YIWP, Shulman is a resource for women’s questions about health and halacha, mikva and related issues. She also serves as a scholar in residence

BJCC Celebrates 7th Annual Breakfast for Champions

The Bronx Jewish Community Council (BJCC) is celebrating its 7th Annual Breakfast for Champions on Wednesday, November 30, at the Riverdale Jewish Center, located at 3700 Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463.

The mission of BJCC is to provide enhanced quality of life to the residents of the Bronx,

Westchester Election Recap

The Westchester election results are in, and Senator Charles Schumer has retained his U.S. Senate seat, winning a fourth term. He is in line to replace the retiring Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) as the Senate’s minority leader. Congressman Eliot Engel will continue to represent New York’s 16th congressional district, and


Tapestry 13, November 19,
6:30 p.m.

In 2004, UJF Director of Education Ilana De Laney and board member Meryl Gordon partnered to create an evening of adult education workshops for Stamford’s Jewish community. Thirteen years later Tapestry is a beloved institution. Attendees will

Calvary Dedicates Historic Torah Scroll Following Yearlong Effort

Bronx — At a poignant ceremony on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calvary Hospital dedicated a restored 135-year-old Torah scroll that is itself a Holocaust survivor.  This Torah scroll, dating from 1880, is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republic. Since 1988, it

Atria Riverdale Honors Veterans and Home Front Workers

Atria Riverdale WWII veterans and Home Front Workers were honored for their service during a special awards ceremony on Veterans Day. With the help of Major Michael Nguyen, Army Reservist and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009, veterans were presented with American flags, certificates of recognition and gifts

AMIT National Dinner Will Honor Three NY Metro Families

AMIT, Israel’s premier education network, will honor three New York-area families for their commitment and dedication to the mission of providing innovative education to Israel’s children at its annual national dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Pier Sixty in Manhattan. The honorees are Deena and Adam Shiff of Manhattan, two

YINR Celebrates at The Great Big Challah Bake

The evening began with words of inspiration from Rebbetzin Abby Fink and Rebbetzin Yael Axelrod. Dini Klein from expertly demonstrated the challah preparation, from kneading the dough to professional braiding

Israeli-Born Soprano Sigal Chen to Perform in Eastchester

The community is invited to a special performance on Saturday night, November 19, at the Crestwood Music Education Center, featuring Israeli soprano Sigal Chen. The performance will showcase arias by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and more. Chen will be accompanied by pianist Dan Franklin-Smith.


RZA Hosts Renowned Speakers at National Conference

The Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi held its National Conference on Sunday, November 6 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Lawrence, New York. Notable speakers included Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of RIETS at Yeshiva University; Rabbi Doron Perez, CEO of World Mizrachi; and Bret Stephens, award-winning Wall Street Journal

Riverdale Plans Shabbos Project Events

The Shabbos Project is heating up, and Riverdale is joining the party in a big way. From November 10 through the 12th, Riverdale is opening its doors to all Jews from all backgrounds in celebration of Shabbat.

This year’s event was spearheaded by Richard Goldstein, a relatively new Riverdale

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