Monday, September 25, 2017

Community News

Spend the Morning Networking With Jewish Professionals

Start your day by networking with Westchester County Jewish professionals. This is a fast-paced and growing JBN meeting. Join them for a special presentation with co-facilitator Andrew Kabatchnick, CPA, called “Don’t Wait Until April,” where he’ll review the CPA’s role in smart financial planning beyond filing tax

Romaniote and Greek Jews Remembered at Yonkers Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah,  is observed annually to commemorate the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazi party government of Germany during World War II. Each year the Lincoln Park Jewish Center seeks to educate people about little-known and important facts of the Shoah. Past years’ presentations

Israeli Independence Day

On Tuesday, May 2, at 2 p.m., the Atria Senior Living will be celebrating Israeli Independence Day. Israeli performer and accordion player Shlomo will be performing and the Atria’s chef will be preparing refreshments with flavors of Israel. Open to all. The Atria is at 3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale.

Film Screening: ‘Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus’

Sunday, April 30, at 5 p.m.

Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas, 2 Railroad Ave, Greenwich

JCC Cinema presents a special film screening of “Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus.” This powerful new documentary

Fighting Anti-Semitism: The Power of Connection with Dr. Charles Small

Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

YWCA Greenwich, 259 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich

UJA Greenwich will host a talk with Dr. Charles Small, «Fighting Antisemitism: The Power of Connection” at YWCA Greenwich. Join the founding

JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center Events

May 5: P. Montiel, film historian, will present on Bette Davis at 1 p.m. Lunch of baked chicken or gefilte fish loaf served at 12:15 p.m. Recommended senior meal contribution: $2.00, and $1.00 for event.

May 7: David Glukh, piccolo trumpet & Ismail Butera, accordion,

Riverdale Jewish Community Plans Yom HaZikaron Commemoration

The Riverdale Jewish community will again hold a community-wide Yom HaZikaron commemoration this year. The event will be held at the Riverdale Y, and will begin at 8pm on erev Yom HaZikaron, Sunday, April 30. The entire community is invited to join together at the Y for this communal observance, in honor of Israel’s fallen and terror

The Bayit Will Host Over 400 Seder Guests

Passover is almost here. We prepare weeks in advance for one of the highlights in the Jewish calendar year. We scrub, we clean, we wash, we shine, we sweep, we vacuum, we kasher, we shop, we cook and then we celebrate…

But for some, the pre-Passover days do not always go as planned.

Malkah Kaplan Dedicates Torah Cover to Lincoln Park JC to Honor Her Husband’s Memory

Yonkers resident Malkah Kaplan presented a Torah mantle cover she created to honor the memory of her spouse, Dovid Kaplan. “The Torah mantle cover’s many symbols represents aspects of Judaism and Jewish observance that were of great importance to my husband Dovid, who owned several large talleisim (prayer shawls),”

Riverdale Politicos Address Discontented Dems

Recently, four of Riverdale’s most powerful political figures, all Democrats, representing all levels of government, spoke at a town hall meeting to address the issues facing American Jews today, as well as everyday local concerns. The lineup included Congressman Eliot Engel, State Senator Jeffrey Klein, State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Alan Secter Is Appointed New OHEL Chief Development Officer

Moishe Hellman and Mel Zachter, Co-Presidents of OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, announce the appointment of Alan Secter as the new chief development officer of OHEL.

Alan brings extensive, well-rounded fundraising and leadership experience to this role. Prior to joining OHEL, Alan

Unified Jewish Orgs Help Boost Jewish Engagement on Campus

To me, Alison Barshak was like Confucius with a 12-inch kitchen knife and rubber chef’s clogs. The summer before my junior year of high school, I cut vegetables a few feet away from Alison, a famous chef and restaurateur, who, as an expert in her field, always offered profound answers to my questions about cooking, the

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