Friday, February 21, 2020

Community News

Kol Rinah Chorale to Host Open House in Tarrytown

The Kol Rinah Chorale invites interested adult and teen singers to its Open House on Thursday, September 15, 7:15–9:15 p.m, at the Shames JCC, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown. Guests will have the opportunity to sing with the Chorale during its rehearsal and to speak with its members. Those interested in joining the Chorale will be

Yonkers Flag Lowered to Honor Slain Dallas Police Officers

The American flag at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center in Yonkers flew at half-staff since it was lowered Friday morning, July 8, by Lincoln Park Jewish Center Rabbi Rigoberto Emmanuel Vinas, Chaplain of the Yonkers Police Dept. Rabbi Vinas lowered the flag to honor his colleagues, and to respect those who serve, remembering the

Local Rabbi Joins Sixth Rabbinic Leadership Initiative Cohort at Shalom Hartman Institute

Jerusalem—The Shalom Hartman Institute announced that Rabbi Steven Kane of Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor, NY, has been named to the sixth Rabbinic Leadership Initiative (RLI), a three-year intensive fellowship program for outstanding North American rabbis that immerses them in the highest levels of Jewish

YI of Scarsdale to Present Inspirational High Holiday Speakers

Young Israel of Scarsdale will be presenting insights on the high holidays from influential rabbinic leaders of our time, entitled, ‘Rabbinic Perspectives on Teshuva.’ Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, rabbi emeritus of Manhattan’s Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (KJ) and The Ramaz School, will speak on Monday, September 12, at 8:00 PM about

NORPAC Hosts Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) in Riverdale

Howard and Debbie Jonas hosted Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) at their home in Riverdale for a NORPAC event on Sunday, July 10. Burr was elected to the US Senate in 2005 and is currently the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Recently, Sen. Burr has been calling for the Administration

Bronx Native, Noted Scholar Rabbi Dr. Rakeffet Visits RJC

In 1948, there were more Jews in the Bronx—650,000—than in the new State of Israel. Today the Riverdale neighborhood remains as the primary vibrant Jewish neighborhood in the borough. A product of the Bronx in its heyday, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature at Yeshiva University’s Gruss Institute in


YINR Ruach September Events:

9/7: Video presentation of 9/11 survivors and first responders, presented by Raizel Jaroslowicz.

9/14: Sheryl Urman, respected artist and curator, will show artwork and give a lecture on Impressionist painters, including

HIR-The Bayit to Run Blood Drive on ‘9/11 Chesed Day’

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit (HIR) will mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the approach of the High Holy Days with a Chesed Day program on Sunday, Sept. 11, that will include its annual blood drive as well as opportunities to participate in a national bone marrow registration campaign, donate clothing for

Intermarriage and the Shidduch Crisis: Finding Love in the Jewish Community

Long Beach—From marrying out to not marrying at all, the Jewish world of love has never been more threatened. Data suggests that between 40% and 50% of Jewish young adults will fall into one of those categories.

In Orthodox circles, the rise of unmarrieds is described as ‘the shidduch crisis.’  In

Young Israel of White Plains Honors Englanders, Brody, Okun

Young Israel of White Plains combined a “travel the world” theme with a down-to-earth feeling at an emotional annual dinner that honored beloved lay leaders and raised $115,000 for the shul’s programming and operations.

“Our people can be found on every continent around the world, and we

Claims Conference Negotiations With Germany Expand Homecare for Holocaust Survivors

On July 5, Julius Berman, the president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, announced major progress for home care aid for Holocaust survivors. The organization negotiated with the German government and secured major increases in homecare funding on behalf of poor Holocaust survivors worldwide.

Jewish Community Mourns Passing of Rabbi Maurice Lamm

Rabbi Maurice Lamm passed away last week at the age of 86. He was a beloved and respected writer, speaker and leader in the Jewish community. Rabbi Lamm is well known for his world-famous book, The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning, which has been the gold standard for Jewish mourners. His book provides the relatives of the

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