Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Community News

Gary Sastow to Co-Chair UJA-Federation of NY’s Westchester Business and Professional Division

Gary Sastow of Scarsdale has been named chair of UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Business and Professional Division, joining Debra Abrahams Weiner of White Plains for the second year of her term. He is replacing Ben Blumberg of Larchmont, whose term ended

Full House Attends OHEL’s 14th Annual Golf Day and Inaugural Tennis Tournament

(Courtesy of OHEL) OHEL’s recent 14th Annual Rosemil Healthcare Golf & Tennis Classic

SAR Prepares to Build New ELC Home

On June 20, as students and faculty left SAR for the summer, they said goodbye to not only friends, teachers and colleagues, but to the original Early Learning Center (ELC) building as well. On that day, the doors closed for the final time on that original edifice, as SAR prepared to begin

Shim Craimer Preps for Aliyah

Shim Craimer, 40, whose dulcet tones, fresh face and high energy have secured his place as a sought-after Jewish musical performer nationwide, has sung at hundreds of weddings in the New York area and his native London over the past two decades. But that’s just one of

New Rochelle Native Publishes Creative Pirkei Avot

Jessica Tamar Deutsch, a New Rochelle native, recently published her first book, entitled, “The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics.” It is an illustrated version of Pirkei Avot. In this book, Deutsch presents over 120 illustrations depicting the teachings of

Torah Educators Network Holds YHShare Inaugural Conference

Having participated in many Jewish educational conferences over the years, Rabbi Perry Tirschwell realized that certain specific needs of classroom teachers are sorely neglected. To address this gap, he organized a two-day conference held at The Frisch School on Tuesday, June 12, and at

YU Undergrads Lead Shavuot Learning Programs Across the Country

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Shavuot, more than 85 Yeshiva University students traveled to 17 communities across North America to share their love of Torah and enliven

Dobbs Ferry Seniors Organize Bar Mitzvah for Boy in Youth Detention Center

(Courtesy of Chabad) Thirteen-year-old Joshua, a resident at the Children’s Village juvenile facility in Dobbs Ferry, New York, celebrated his bar mitzvah with the help of a

Riverdale, New Rochelle Students Show Off Fancy Footwork

On Sunday, June 10, Cinzia’s Dance Studio presented their annual Star Studded Showcase recital at The Tarrytown Music Hall. Many Riverdale and Westchester community children between 3 and 17 years old performed at this dance event. The girls’ performances included all skill

Riverdale Jewish Center Hosts Dignitaries at Annual Dinner

Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), former Senator Joseph Lieberman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz attended the annual Riverdale Jewish Center (RJC) dinner on Sunday.


Dr. Shana Strauch Schick to Present at YINR

(Courtesy of YINR) Dr. Shana Strauch Schick, a post-doctoral fellow at The Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Cairo Genizah at Haifa University, will present

Touro Graduate School of Social Work Honors Class of 2018

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College Graduate School of Social Work honored the 120 members of the Class of 2018 last week with an awards celebration at the 92nd

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