Thursday, February 20, 2020

Community News

Character Day 2016 Poised to Reach Millions in Global Conversation

San Francisco, CA—Building on the global success and momentum of Character Day 2015, in which hundreds of thousands participated and viewed the films “The Making of a Mensch” and “The Adaptable Mind,” Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s nonprofit “Let it Ripple” this year will broaden the initiative’s reach

NORPAC Advocates for Israel’s Security

The specter of Iran’s threat to destroy Israel’s existence and the inroads made by the BDS movement to damage Israel’s economy led 1,100 people, including 240 students and 41 pulpit rabbis, to participate in NORPAC’s Annual Mission to Washington on May 18. NORPAC held meetings

Praising Israeli Independence in Five Languages

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Choir honored the 68th Israeli Independence Day with a concert at its home base, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, where its members first met 14 years ago. Under the direction, guidance, teaching and vocal coaching of Dr. Jonathan Dzik, the various members of the choir

Laugh Out Loud for Yachad: Comedy Improv Night in Stamford

Yachad, an organization dedicated to enhancing the opportunities of individuals with disabilities, is sponsoring a comedy improv night in Stamford featuring the group “Eight Is Never Enough.”

The event will be held at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Sunday evening, June 19 at 7 p.m.

Chabad of Westport Breaks New Ground

Chabad of Greater Westport has broken new ground at the landmark location of the former Old Three Bear Restaurant, which was formerly on the official Pony Express route. The property, which was closed on in January and anticipates to reopen in April of 2017, has attracted a diverse Jewish audience interested in religious,

Riverdale Jewish Women’s Circle to Present Parenting Event

Riverdale’s Jewish Women’s Circle and Early Learning Center invite all women to enjoy a parenting and social evening featuring a presentation on positive parenting. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. at the home of Aimee Baron, 3725 Henry Hudson Parkway, #3AB.

Rabbi Yossi and

Chabad of Riverdale Learns Lessons in Character From Biblical Stories of Kings, Judges and Prophets

How do we beat burnout, gain perspective when our judgment is clouded and make progress on the goals most important to us? The newest course from Chabad of Riverdale offers an interesting twist to dealing with these common challenges—an approach that examines the stories and characters of kings and prophets.

Atria Riverdale Welcomes Israeli Women First Responders

Shalom Yisrael is a nonprofit, Westchester-based organization celebrating its 30th year of creating bridges between Israel and American Jewish families. Atria Riverdale was privileged to hear firsthand from a group of Israeli women trauma-care first responders who live in the kibbutzim and moshavim adjacent to the Gaza

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Young Israel of New Rochelle Ruach Events for May

The Ruach events for the YINR this month include a presentation on May 18 on “The Origins, Development and Significance of Jewish Names in Our Tradition from Ancient Times to the Present,” which will be given by Dr. Moshe Avital. On

RJC to Hold Women’s Health and Halacha Day

The Riverdale Jewish Center is hosting a Women’s Health and Halacha Day on Sunday morning, May 15. The event will feature Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz, the director of General Studies at the Frisch School in Paramus, as the keynote speaker who will be discussing the Myth of Having It All: Orthodox Women and the Juggling Act. Following the

Klezmer Musicians Entertain in Yonkers

The four musicians of the Bivolita Klezmer Ensemble set heads nodding and feet a-tappin’ and dancing at their performance at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center, hosted by the Modern Orthodox synagogue’s Sisterhood. Bivolita takes its name from the coat of arms of the principality of Moldova, which bears the symbol of a

Emily Stedman’s ‘The World in Watercolor’

Gallery 18 presents “The World in Watercolor” for the month of May. For Emily Stedman, “The World in Watercolor” is about capturing the emotional spirit of a special locale directly through watercolor painting. The observations and feelings expressed in these paintings tell of Stedman’s journeys around the world.

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