Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Community News

Calvary Dedicates Historic Torah Scroll Following Yearlong Effort

Bronx — At a poignant ceremony on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Calvary Hospital dedicated a restored 135-year-old Torah scroll that is itself a Holocaust survivor.  This Torah scroll, dating from 1880, is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as The Czech Republic. Since 1988, it

Atria Riverdale Honors Veterans and Home Front Workers

Atria Riverdale WWII veterans and Home Front Workers were honored for their service during a special awards ceremony on Veterans Day. With the help of Major Michael Nguyen, Army Reservist and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009, veterans were presented with American flags, certificates of recognition and gifts

AMIT National Dinner Will Honor Three NY Metro Families

AMIT, Israel’s premier education network, will honor three New York-area families for their commitment and dedication to the mission of providing innovative education to Israel’s children at its annual national dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Pier Sixty in Manhattan. The honorees are Deena and Adam Shiff of Manhattan, two

YINR Celebrates at The Great Big Challah Bake

The evening began with words of inspiration from Rebbetzin Abby Fink and Rebbetzin Yael Axelrod. Dini Klein from expertly demonstrated the challah preparation, from kneading the dough to professional braiding

Israeli-Born Soprano Sigal Chen to Perform in Eastchester

The community is invited to a special performance on Saturday night, November 19, at the Crestwood Music Education Center, featuring Israeli soprano Sigal Chen. The performance will showcase arias by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and more. Chen will be accompanied by pianist Dan Franklin-Smith.


RZA Hosts Renowned Speakers at National Conference

The Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi held its National Conference on Sunday, November 6 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Lawrence, New York. Notable speakers included Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of RIETS at Yeshiva University; Rabbi Doron Perez, CEO of World Mizrachi; and Bret Stephens, award-winning Wall Street Journal

Riverdale Plans Shabbos Project Events

The Shabbos Project is heating up, and Riverdale is joining the party in a big way. From November 10 through the 12th, Riverdale is opening its doors to all Jews from all backgrounds in celebration of Shabbat.

This year’s event was spearheaded by Richard Goldstein, a relatively new Riverdale

Archeology and Biblical History, Presented by Shulie Mishkin

Shulie Mishkin spoke on Tuesday, November 1 at the Young Israel of New Rochelle on “Tanakh and Archeology—Discovering the Historic David and Solomon” as part of the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS). Opening with a brief overview of how archaeological finds over the last century have both enriched and challenged

The Bronfman Fellowship Announces 31st Application Season

Albany—Applications are now being accepted for the 31st year of this prestigious program. The Bronfman Fellowship selects 26 outstanding North American teenagers for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free, five-week trip to Israel in the summer between the fellows’ junior and senior years of high school. The program

Anti-Israel Bias—How Real and Widespread Is It?

New York—Touro College and University System will present an important and informative discussion titled “Anti-Israel Bias: How Real and Widespread Is It, and How Can We Respond to It?” The event will be held on Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, 227 W. 60th Street


YINR Ruach, November Schedule

November 9: The Kidnapping of the Yemenite Children in the 1950s, presented by David Ben Naeh, past director general of the Torah department of the Jewish agency, a short film presentation followed by Q&A.

November 16:

Israel Cancer Research Fund Honors Rabbi Sklarz at 2016 Awards Dinner

Rabbi Andrew Sklarz of Greenwich Reform Synagogue will be the first honoree of the Connecticut chapter of the Israel Cancer Research Fund at the 2016 Heroes Award Dinner, Sunday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m., at Temple Sinai in Stamford, Connecticut. The event will also feature one of the Israel Cancer Research Fund’s Heroes, Dan

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