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Birthright Israel Foundation Hires Jonathan Boiskin as Chief Development Officer

New York Birthright Israel Foundation announces the hiring of Jonathan Boiskin as chief development officer. Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) provides and builds the base of financial support for the Birthright Israel program, the largest provider of free educational trips in the world. The U.S.-based 501c3 aims to assure that the gift

Gala Dinner Fetes 24 Years of Chabad in Riverdale

The Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, was filled this past Saturday evening, January 16, 2016, as 250 supporters, friends, and Chabad Early Learning Center parents gathered to celebrate Chabad of Riverdale’s 24th anniversary. Among the distinguished guests were Senator Joe and Hadassah Lieberman.

Yeshiva University’s GPATS to Host Feb. 28 Teaneck Yom Iyun

Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) will host a women’s community Yom Iyun at Congregation Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey, 07666 on February 28 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. The day of learning will feature four shiurim about the upcoming Purim holiday and an introductory lecture on

One Israel Fund Holds Security Assessment Evening

On Saturday night, February 6, an overflow crowd packed into the home of Sharon and Herbert Hirsch in the Blackstone apartment complex to hear representatives of One Israel Fund. Marc Provisor, Director of Security Projects, and Natalie Sopinsky, Director of Community Development, described what life is

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AIPAC in Greenwich, February 25

There will be an AIPAC event at Temple Sholom in Greenwich on Thursday, February 25. Ari Sacher, one of the key scientists responsible for creating Iron Dome, will discuss Israel’s life-saving short-range missile defense system

Torah and Lox with Rav Steven Exler at Atria Riverdale

Rabbi Steven Exler of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale conducted a lively Sunday morning discussion at Atria Riverdale as part of Atria Riverdale’s Torah and Lox lecture series. Rabbi Exler spoke to a large crowd about Judaism and medical ethics and how they relate to in vitro fertilization and gender selection. He presented

Lead Singer of Women’s Chasidic Rock Band Comes to Riverdale

Riverdale’s Jewish Women’s Circle invites all women to enjoy a pre-Purim Kumzitz with Perl Wolfe, lead singer and founder of the first all-girls Hasidic rock band, The Bulletproof Stockings. The event will take place on Tuesday evening, March 1, at 7:45 at the home of Sarah Kranz, 636 West 256th St. (adjacent to the parking lot

Gary ‘Gotta Gotta’ Lovett Comes to the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center

The phenomenal Gary “Gotta Gotta” Lovett will provide the entertainment as the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center holds its 11th annual winter event on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 12 noon at Vladeck Hall, 74 Van Cortlandt Park South (entrance on Hillman Ave.), Bronx, NY.

Gary has been singing,

Keeping Our Communities Safe: Questions and Answers With the CSS

The Community Security Service (CSS) currently has 3,000 members active in multiple cities across the United States, including in the many communities The Jewish Link serves. In light of recent raised terror threats and security concerns throughout the world, I reached out to David Dabscheck, CSS’s founder and president, and

SAR Teacher Donates Kidney

Ilene Strauss, a West Orange resident and middle school teacher at Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR) Academy in the Bronx, says she never considered becoming a kidney donor until one day last spring. Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, the rabbi at Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck, had returned to speak at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange,

RJC’s Israel Emergency Fund: A Look at 15 Years of Chesed

The state of Israel is in constant need of local and foreign assistance. That was a big motivation behind the Riverdale Jewish Center’s Israel Emergency Fund, which has been running since 2001. To date, the program has donated nearly $1 million to many different organizations in Israel that meet different needs, all within the last decade

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Young Israel of New Rochelle members hosted a Tu B’Shvat seder led by Brad Sher on January 20.

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