Though the text of the Passover Haggadah has traditionally been dominated by the male voice, a new rendition called Vehi Sheamda is a unique Haggadah comprising a combination of traditional text and contemporary midrashim written by Israeli women. The Haggadah was produced by the Elga Stulman Institute in
Stein Yeshiva’s pre-Purim dinner, held on March 21st, was a tremendous success. The delicious food was catered by Steven Polinsky of Mauzone Caterers/Main Event who always does a superb job. The keyboard player, Hillel Kupnick, helped create the lively Purim spirit. The beautiful flowers were donated by Yishai Malool
Atria Riverdale residents and children from the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR) celebrate Purim with a masquerade and megillah reading. The kids shared mishloach manot packages with residents.
Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that the Yemin Orde Youth Choir, a group of at-risk immigrant teens from around the world, will begin a two-week performance tour throughout the United States, starting March 31 in White Plains, NY. Registration can be done online for this free family concert at
The 2016 Westchester Jewish Film Festival, the largest annual Jewish event in the region, begins this week! AJC Westchester/Fairfield is once again pleased to sponsor the festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. It will feature 34 films that celebrate the Jewish experience around the world:
After completing the chanting of the "ganze Megillah," on Purim Day, for their fellow Middle School students, faculty, and their families and friends, 19 Ashkenazic and Sephardic North Shore Hebrew Academy students proudly display their well-deserved certificates attesting to their individual accomplishments. In back row, standing
The theme of the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC was “Come Together.” Coming together at the Synagogue Luncheon were the representatives of Young Israel of New Rochelle: Erica Skolnick, Zev Skolnick, Rabbi Reuven Fink and Michael David.
New Rochelle sent more than 50 people to the AIPAC Policy Conference which was held last week in Washington, DC.
As attendee Rabbi Reuven Fink of the Young Israel of New Rochelle said, “It’s exhilarating just to be there for the good of Israel.” He was especially impressed by the turnout of college
Michal (Micki) Kleinman, Rachel Landesman, Noa Isaacson, seventh graders from SAR, are rising stars at the Riverdale Children’s Theater. Luckily, though RCT is a community theater, they never had to miss rehearsal for a Jewish holiday or Shabbat. Founded by Becky Lillie-Woods and Derick Woods, the theater group is
As part of the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS), Dr. Avigail Rock will be speaking on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:45 p.m. at the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Her topic is “Chazal’s Attitude Toward Translation of the Torah.”
Dr. Rock is a certified Bet Din Advocate. She received her
In continuation of Temple Sholom’s Centennial Series, American reggae rapper and alternative rock musician Matisyahu will perform on Sunday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Temple Sholom (300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT).
Born Matthew Paul Miller in West Chester, PA, Matisyahu first developed his interest in reggae and hip hop at a wilderness school