Saturday, May 30, 2020

Community News

Riverdale Community to Pull ‘All-Nighter,’ Studying Torah Until Dawn

Chabad of Riverdale will be hosting engaging programs and activities for the whole family on Shavuot, Sunday, June 12, and Monday, June 13.

Shavuot commemorates the day God gave the Torah to the Jewish people more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on this day, Jews all over the world renew their

RJC to Host Dr. Yocheved Debow on June 20

The Riverdale Jewish Center invites the entire community to a special evening devoted to “Talking About Intimacy and Sexuality: How Do We Educate Our Children?” on Monday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. Join us and enjoy an informative and stimulating lecture given by Dr. Yocheved Debow, a world-renowned expert and the author of the “Life

JCC on the Hudson Raises $50K at Jewish Community Celebration

Tarrytown’s Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson held its 17th Annual Community Celebration Golf and Tennis Classic on May 17. The event famously brings together several Rivertowns synagogues and the JCC community to honor outstanding members, nominated by each synagogue. This year, the honorees

Israel Scouts Bring Energy, Talent to CSAIR

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan, a group of highly talented Israeli boys and girls, performed at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR) last Friday. The performance was followed by an Israeli song session, family Kabbalat Shabbat services and a Shabbat dinner.

The Tzofim Friendship

Kenneth Wagner Named Development Director at YCT

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) appointed Kenneth S. Wagner as Director of Development. Wagner joins YCT to capitalize on its growth and to execute a new fundraising plan that focuses on a consistent and structured approach to donor relations, community engagement and building the yeshiva’s brand as an

New Rochelle Jewry Celebrates 120th Anniversary

On Sunday, June 26 at 5:00 p.m., Congregation Anshe Sholom of New Rochelle (50 North Ave) will celebrate its 120th anniversary with a gala dinner honoring its past rabbis and presidents. One hundred twenty is an especially important anniversary in the Jewish tradition, as it is the number associated with longevity. Given the unpredictable

OHEL Foster Parents Honored by NYC Administration for Children Services

OHEL foster parents Lewis and Etta Anton were recently honored at a Foster Parent Reception hosted by The Administration for Children Services in NYC (ACS).

The Anton’s have been OHEL foster parents since July 2010. They lovingly welcomed a young man into their home and committed themselves to

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,

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