Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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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

Riverdale Minyan to Stay Independent

As it approaches its first anniversary, the Riverdale Minyan, composed of many families formerly belonging to the Riverdale Jewish Center, learned from a recent survey that greater than two thirds of its membership desired to “preserve, and continue to grow, our shul at this time. This is our focus.” The shul email and survey

Touro College and OU Announce 2016 Recipients of Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarships

New York—Nine outstanding high school students from around the country were selected to receive the prestigious Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarship, presented jointly by Touro College and the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), the international youth arm of the Orthodox Union. The scholarships, named in

Touro College of Dental Medicine Honors Two at Inaugural Dinner

The Touro College of Dental Medicine (Touro CDM) at New York Medical College, New York state’s first new dental school in nearly 50 years, celebrated its inaugural year with a dinner honoring Dr. Perry Brickman and the Honorable Michael Mukasey, two figures who have been instrumental in advancing the cause of accessible dental

NY State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder to Join YU as Head of Government Relations

Yeshiva University announced New York State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder will lead its government relations efforts beginning this fall. Goldfeder will work to strengthen and develop relationships between the University and federal, state and local governments, and monitor legislation and policies that could have an impact on YU

Jewish Communal Fund Announces Grants of $737,400 to Jewish Charities From Its Special Gifts Fund

In addition to JCF’s $2 million gift to UJA-Federation of NY, its Special Gifts Fund is providing funds to kosher food pantries, a groundbreaking Holocaust education program and Jewish day camp scholarships.

Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor–advised

Former NYC Mayor Giuliani Tours Leket Israel’s Food Rescue and Distribution Facility

Ra’anana—Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani toured the new Leket Israel facility today, including a behind-the-scenes look at the inner working of one of Israel’s largest food collection and redistribution operations, considered to be the most innovative in the country and a worldwide leader. Giuliani, who serves as Chair of

Calvary Hospital Seeks to Restore Historic Torah

On June 26, Calvary Hospital hosted a second letter-writing event for the restoration of a historic Torah scroll that is housed at its Bronx campus. People were able to share why they are supporting this meaningful project. The supporters included adults of all ages as well as families with young

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