Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Community News

Help Plant a Vineyard for Ezra Schwartz Hy”d

Tu B’Shvat, the Holiday of the Trees, which was just celebrated, took on a great new meaning as hundreds of people from all walks of life planted trees in memory of Ezra Schwartz in the newly established Ezra Schwartz Vineyard in Israel. Ezra was the young American yeshiva student from Sharon, MA who was tragically murdered while learning

Festive Tu B’Shvat Seder Held at Inter-Generation Outreach Religious School

Delicious figs, olives, pomegranates, dates and grapes were among the delicacies enjoyed at the New Northeast Jewish Center Youth & Family Inter-Generation Outreach Religious School in Yonkers on Monday, January 26. The participants sang Tu B’Shvat songs, read Tu B’Shvat stories, legends and poems and learned about the

SAR's 47th Anniversary Dinner Celebrates School Pride

With a record number of guests in attendance, SAR raised over $3.6 million for the SAR Fund at its 47th annual dinner. Mazel tov to Karen and Mitchell Kuflik, Guests of Honor, Sarah Zitter Milstein, Michael Schreck Memorial Community Service Award, and Sima Herszaft, Audrey Schurgin Memorial Faculty Award.

White Plains Resident & Former YIWP Prez Jerry Adler to Receive Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award

The Young Israel of White Plains’s own resident, Jerry Adler, will be one of 20 recipients of the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award, which is offered by the Westchester Jewish Council annually.

This award is given every spring in memory of Julian Y. Bernstein z”l, who was a

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Israel Advocacy
Initiative of the Young
Israel of White Plains, February 5–6

Join the Israel Advocacy Initiative of the Young Israel of White Plains in welcoming Professor Eugene Kontorovich of Northwestern University School of Law. A leading expert on the economic warfare against Israel, Prof. Kontorovich has

Come Laugh and Be Warm at YIS Comedy Night With Modi

Join Young Israel of Stamford on Saturday evening, February 6, for a night of comedy. Voted one of the “Top 10 Comedians” in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s hottest young comedians. Amelia David of BackStage raves, “Modi has a young Sid Caesar-esque talent for creating

JCC Greenwich Holds Family Fundraiser to Benefit Youth Programs

On Sunday, January 24, JCC Greenwich held a family fun day at Fenom Fitness in Harrison, NY. Parents and children braved snow-laden roads to attend the “Big Day Out” event, which featured indoor games such as an adults vs. kids dodgeball game, basketball, batting cage, obstacle course,

Why Do Jews Say Mazel Tov and L’Chaim? Check Out The Jewish Course of Why

Chabad of Riverdale will present The Jewish Course of Why, the institute’s new six-session winter 2016 course that will begin on Sunday, February 7.

Rabbi Michoel Shapiro will conduct the six-course sessions at 9:45–11:15 a.m. on Sundays at Chabad of Riverdale, 535 West 246th Street.

Touro College President Addresses NEFESH

Growing old and taking care of yourself and your parents at the same time were among the topics addressed by Dr. Steven Huberman, dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, at the 19th Annual NEFESH International Conference held recently on Long Island.

NEFESH was founded in

Stamford Jewish Community to Host Boston Jewish Communal Leader Barry Shrage

Barry Shrage, the President of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, will be speaking at the Young Israel of Stamford on “The Jewish Renaissance: Looking Back … Ten Years Later” on Sunday, February 28, at 7 p.m. at the Young Israel of Stamford.

The event is being

Professor Rebecca Kobrin Presents at WIJS

As part of the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS), Professor Rebecca A. Kobrin of Columbia University will be speaking on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:45 p.m. at the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Her topic is “A Credit to the Nation? Jewish Immigrant Banking and the Reshaping of American Finance, 1870–1914.” Dr.

Lieberman to Visit Westchester to Discuss US-Israel Attitude

Is the United States still an ally of Israel, or is that commitment to Zionism beginning to fray? In recent years, growing concerns have arisen that indicate poor support of Israel from the United States government and society as a whole. Perhaps the most qualified person to answer the question in the greater Jewish

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