Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Community News

Young Israel of New Rochelle Hires Rabbi Chaim Axelrod as Assistant Rabbi

As shuls grow, so do their opportunities to serve members in new and diverse ways. With a decision announced in the summer of 2015, the Young Israel of New Rochelle board elected to open up an assistant rabbi post to serve under Rabbi Reuven Fink, the congregation’s spiritual leader for 35 years and counting. After bringing

Congregation Agudath Sholom’s New Assistant Rabbi Oran Zweiter Supports Its Growing Needs

The Stamford community is in hyper-growth mode, and with the needs of the community increasing, Congregation Agudath Sholom has brought on Rabbi Oran Zweiter to help serve the membership. As assistant rabbi, Rabbi Zweiter will cater to the young and senior age groups while also building bridges within Stamford and the outside

Wandering Que Classes: Bringing BBQ to a Backyard Near You

This summer, Ari White of Wandering Que fame held one of his “BBQ 201” classes, as he calls it, where the focus is on learning techniques and in tasting some of White’s delicious treats. At least 80 people from the tri-state area came to sample his low-and-slow cooked meats, including specialties that won him the

Dumont Center Holds Mid-Summer Carnival

The community enjoyed the Dumont Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Mid-Summer Carnival, held on Sunday, August 7. Participants had a great time and some were even able to get an autograph signed by former Met Mookie Wilson.

Service Matters: A Summit on Jewish Service Scheduled for Fall in NYC

Repair the World Will Bring Together Diverse Group of Leaders and Innovators Who Care About the Jewish Service Movement

The inaugural “Service Matters: A Summit on Jewish Service” will be held in New York on September 15, bringing together a diverse group of professionals,

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

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