Friday, December 13, 2019

Community News

Thought Leaders in Jewish Education Come to Riverdale

Do you find yourself constantly wondering about the returns on your investment in your child’s Jewish education? Are ruminations over the efficacy of day school, synagogue, camp or youth movement a constant refrain at your Shabbat table? Do you and your friends struggle over the rising costs associated

Four Bronx Organizations Join Metro-Wide Hagigah Ivrit

The biggest celebration of the Hebrew language ever held in North America will kick off on Sunday in New York City with an ambitious two-week series of programs and experiences for scholars, students, culture vultures and families throughout the New York metro area.

The Hagigah Ivrit (“Hebrew

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YINR Women’s League
Pre-Pesach Boutique, March 6

The YINR Women’s League will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 6 at YINR, 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle. Come out and enjoy an amazing selection of vendors featuring a vast assortment of merchandise including wine,

HIR Hosts ‘League of Our Own’ Girls Sunday Softball

Registration is now open for the League of Our Own Girls Sunday Softball league. Sponsored by the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, the league has been providing girls in Riverdale and greater Westchester with the opportunity to play recreational softball on Sundays for almost 25 years.

Players are assigned

Moses Comes to Life With Sandra Rapoport

As part of the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS), Sandra E. Rapoport, Esq. will be speaking on Wednesday March 16, at 7:45 p.m. at the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Her topic is “Ish Mitzri Becomes Ish ha-Elokim: Understanding the Relationship Between Moses and Yitro.” In the context of the interactions between

Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi to Hold Gala Dinner

Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi, which attracts students from the United States, Canada, England, Australia and South Africa to study Talmud in Yerushalayim, will hold a gala dinner on Sunday evening, March 13, at Congregation Mt. Sinai in Washington Heights, New York. Among the alumni are young men from Teaneck, Englewood and other New

Three Local Teens Get Set for Jerusalem 10K for SHALVA

The Westchester and Connecticut community is sending three high school girls to Jerusalem in two weeks to run a 10k for SHALVA during the Jerusalem Marathon. Avigayil Grajower, Lianne Yaacoby and Hadas Krasner will be flying to Israel for an unforgettable weekend to raise money and support SHALVA, an organization based in Israel that

How the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative Serves the Community

The Bronx is deeply rooted in Jewish culture. From the beginning of the 19th century, Jewish values have permeated the story of the Bronx. This rich history has inspired the founding of the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI), a program in partnership with the Bronx Borough President.

Sen. Lieberman: U.S.-Israel Relationship Will Improve

Fleetwood—The U.S.-Israel relationship is “firm, but it is fraying a bit,” according to former Senator Joseph Lieberman, who recently addressed the topic in a public conversation at The Fleetwood Synagogue with Allen Fagin, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union.

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Birthright Israel Foundation Hires Jonathan Boiskin as Chief Development Officer

New York Birthright Israel Foundation announces the hiring of Jonathan Boiskin as chief development officer. Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) provides and builds the base of financial support for the Birthright Israel program, the largest provider of free educational trips in the world. The U.S.-based 501c3 aims to assure that the gift

Gala Dinner Fetes 24 Years of Chabad in Riverdale

The Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, was filled this past Saturday evening, January 16, 2016, as 250 supporters, friends, and Chabad Early Learning Center parents gathered to celebrate Chabad of Riverdale’s 24th anniversary. Among the distinguished guests were Senator Joe and Hadassah Lieberman.

Yeshiva University’s GPATS to Host Feb. 28 Teaneck Yom Iyun

Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) will host a women’s community Yom Iyun at Congregation Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey, 07666 on February 28 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. The day of learning will feature four shiurim about the upcoming Purim holiday and an introductory lecture on

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