Sunday, November 17, 2019

Community News

Calvary Hospital Seeks to Restore Historic Torah

On June 26, Calvary Hospital hosted a second letter-writing event for the restoration of a historic Torah scroll that is housed at its Bronx campus. People were able to share why they are supporting this meaningful project. The supporters included adults of all ages as well as families with young

Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter Seeks to Inspire Forgiveness

Growing up as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor is extremely difficult. Reflecting on her childhood, Karen Kaplan tried to make some sense of her past. What she discovered in her life’s journey is a powerful personal instrument to help those living with anger, bitterness and sadness live a better life. Kaplan

Ultimate Warriors Wear Tzitzis and Yarmulkas

If there was ever a sitcom to be written that portrayed a typical Orthodox Jewish male lead, he would likely be on the short side, overly studious and would possess a particular affinity for a well made potato kugel. But two men with ties to the tri-state area are out to challenge those

Young Israel of Scarsdale Hosts Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik Lecture Series

Over the span of four weeks (May 16–June 6) the Young Israel of Scarsdale hosted four incredible lectures given by Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik on the history of the American Jewish experience. Rabbi Dr. Soloveichik began the series detailing the life of a Jew who lived during the American Revolution named Jonas Phillips. The

Yeshiva University and AVI CHAI Foundation Launch CollegeNOW

Yeshiva University and The AVI CHAI Foundation announced today a new online program called CollegeNOW, which will offer high school juniors and seniors around the country the opportunity to deepen their Jewish learning for college course credit.

Designed and taught by nationally recognized experts in

Lucy Eisler Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Held on Father’s Day

More than 30 players competed on nine teams in the 9th annual Lucy Eisler Memorial Basketball Tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball challenge held each year on Father’s Day, played on the courts of the Lincoln Park Jewish Center. This year’s guest speaker was Bobby Gonzalez, formerly a coach with Manhattan College

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Congregation Anshe Sholom 120th Anniversary Dinner, June 26

Join New Rochelle’s oldest synagogue, Anshe Sholom, for its 120th anniversary dinner honoring all past rabbis and presidents. The event will be at 5 p.m. at 50 North Avenue in New Rochelle. Please make your

David Shatz Named Stanton Professor at Yeshiva University

President Richard M. Joel of Yeshiva University has named David Shatz the Ronald P. Stanton University Professor in Philosophy, Ethics and Religious Thought, effective July 1. He will succeed Dr. Adam Zachary Newton, who had held the Ronald P. Stanton Chair of Literature and the Humanities.


OHEL Runs Second Annual OXC Event at Camp Kaylie

Neither drizzle, nor chill could stop over 300 men, women and children of all abilities from participating in the Second Annual OHEL Xtreme Challenge at Camp Kaylie.

The vision of OXC Committee Founders and Chairmen Ben Englander, Aryeh Jacobson, Jeffrey Schwartz and Etan

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YINR Ruach, June

June 15: David Osborne, Historian, will talk about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

June 22: The police department special unit information department will address attendees.

June 29: An art

Lincoln Park JC Celebrates Israel

About 30 members and friends of the Lincoln Park Jewish Center braved the heavy rain on Sunday to march up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue in the 52nd annual Celebrate Israel parade.

By Robert Kalfus

OHEL to Expand Services to Children and the Elderly in NYC

For families of children affected by either possible mental health and/or developmental disability diagnoses, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services is here, now ever more able to help those in need.

Thanks in large part to a grant awarded to OHEL from New York City Department of Health and Mental

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