Friday, April 19, 2019

Community News

Soosh Moves to Stamford JCC

In September 2018, Soosh, a well known Stamford sushi restaurant, relocated to the local JCC and reopened with an expanded menu.

“Ari, my husband and the founder of Soosh, is passionate about the Jewish

YINR and Israel Bonds Host ‘Our Soldiers Speak’ Founder

Young Israel of New Rochelle and Israel Bonds co-hosted an evening featuring Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, founder of “Our Soldiers Speak” (OSS), on Saturday night, December 15. Attended by members of the Westchester community, it was a chance to learn about the importance of both Israel

Kinneret Fourth Graders Win Regional Lego Contest

On Tuesday, December 18, the victorious fourth grade of Kinneret Day School in Riverdale visited the Legoland Discovery Center in Ridge Hill/Yonkers, as the winners of the “Legoland: City of the Future 2218” competition. Kindergarten through fifth grade classes

Chabad of Yonkers Spreads the Light of Chanukah

Riverdale’s Sephardic Minyan Hosts Chanukah Party

JCC Mid-Westchester Enjoys an Evening With Writer Martin Fletcher

Award-winning journalist and author, Martin Fletcher, recently appeared in conversation with Scott Richman, AJC Westchester/Fairfield director, at the JCC Mid-Westchester (JCCMW) in Scarsdale to discuss his gripping new novel, “Promised Land.” Stephanie Risa Balkin,

Yeshiva University Celebrates the 94th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Sunday, December 9, 2018, over 650 people celebrated Yeshiva University’s 94th Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation at the

‘Leonard Bernstein in Words and Music’ Comes to JCC Mid-Westchester

Walking into the 215-seat Bendheim Theater at the JCC of Mid-Westchester (JCCMW), Jamie Bernstein approached the stage with the same flair and dramatic entrance reminiscent of her famous father, Leonard Bernstein. With a scarf wrapped jauntily around her neck, in

Riverdale Resident Launches Jewish Digital Collections Website

Riverdale resident Diane Romm has just announced the launch of her new website, Jewish Digital Collections, at 

The site is

OU’s Allen Fagin Appointed to NY AG-Elect Letitia James Transition Committee

Allen Fagin, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union and the former chairman of Proskauer Rose LLP, has been appointed to the transition committee for New York’s Attorney General-Elect Letitia James. The committee consists of 36 individuals who will help identify strong candidates for

Shloshim Memorial Service for Pittsburgh Victims Held at YINR

Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted a meaningful and moving shloshim memorial service last month in memory of the 11 victims of the terrorist attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The service was a joint initiative sponsored by the synagogues of

Dr. Richie Friedman of Hatzalah Tragically Killed in NY

(Jerusalem Post) Dr. Richie Friedman, the medical director of Hatzalah in the New York area, was struck by a vehicle on a recent Saturday night when walking home from shul. He died from traumatic cardiac arrest soon after being rushed to a hospital.

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