Saturday, February 16, 2019

Community News

Fleetwood Synagogue Builds a Community One ‘Panel’ at a Time

(Courtesy of Fleetwood Synagogue) In most synagogues, the period leading up to the High Holidays is typified by a continual ramping up of holiday-related tasks, both spiritual and mundane. Prayers lengthen and congregants are exhorted to prepare for the New Year and the concomitant focus on judgment and repentance.

Bi-Cultural Invites Parents to ‘Reach for the Stars’ at Open House

(Courtesy of BCHA) Parents of young children are invited to discover what makes Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut (BCHA) a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School at “Reach for the Stars”—a special two-tiered event that includes both an open house fair for parents highlighting the school’s pre-K through eighth grade

NYS Dept. of Education: Jewish Day School & Yeshiva Students Outnumber Other Nonpublic School Groups in NYC

New data released by the New York State Department of Education shows that the number of students attending Kindergarten-12th grade Jewish day schools and yeshivas in New York City now exceeds 110,000 students. This marks an increase of more than 10,000 students in less than two years. Jewish day school and yeshiva enrollment in New York

Worried About Child Abuse in the Community? 

In the summer of 2015, with the Jewish community abuzz over sexual abuse claims against a rabbi that had lingered in the shadows, I was approached by a friend who was wondering how we could prevent something like that from happening in our community. Did we have the training, policies and procedures in place to prevent abuse from happening

WTA Celebrates Its New Middle School

On Tuesday, September 4, Westchester Torah Academy (WTA), located in New Rochelle, opened the doors to its new middle school for fifth- and sixth-grade students. 

“We are continuing with the strong academic philosophies, educational models and core values which we are known

Hoshana Rabbah Is Enjoyed at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale

More than 100 people enjoyed a musical Hoshana Rabbah at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale.

Annual Westchester Jewish Leadership Reception Held at the JCC Mid-Westchester

The Westchester Jewish Council began the new year by welcoming its leadership to the Annual Westchester Jewish Leadership Reception on September 5 at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. Serving as a kick-off to the Westchester Jewish Council’s program year, the evening’s goal was to present an

YI of White Plains Hires Jack Ganchrow as Youth Director

(Courtesy of YIWP) It seems one of the few positions that veteran youth leader Jack Ganchrow hasn’t already held is youth director at Young Israel of White Plains. Starting now, he can check that appointment off his bucket list.

Young Israel of New Rochelle Welcomes New Youth Directors

YINR is happy to welcome Malkie and Ilan Scher as the shul’s new youth directors. Malkie, 23, grew up in Woodmere, attended SKA High School and studied at Tiferet in Israel. After graduating from Queens College with a major in media studies and minor in business and liberal arts, Malkie enrolled

Elyakim Rubinstein to Headline Touro Law Program on Democracy and Human Rights

(Courtesy of Touro College) Elyakim Rubinstein, retired Israeli Supreme Court Justice, has been appointed Distinguished Professor by Touro College and University System. Justice Rubinstein is a career lawyer and diplomat who has served as both Vice President of the Supreme Court and Attorney

HIR Blood Drive: Saving Lives, Honoring Josef Guttman

(Courtesy of HIR-The Bayit) The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit will hold its annual Blood Drive on Sunday, October 14, to commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11 and to honor the memories of three HIR members: Josef Guttman; his wife, Goldie; and their son, Henry. The drive will

Bnei Akiva Snif Leaders Arrive in New Rochelle

Bnei Akiva “snif” (local branch) leaders Tami Damati and Yaara Bar-Chai arrived in the US on September 13 and headed directly to New Rochelle, where they were welcomed by both Westchester Torah Academy (WTA) and Young Israel of New Rochelle.

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