Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Community News

Daniel Gilder Becomes First Eagle Scout of Westchester Boy Scout Troop 613

The Boy Scouts have awarded 15-year-old White Plains resident Daniel Gilder its highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award. This rank requires strict and rigorous discipline, roles in leadership, service projects and the practice and application of scouting skills and ideals, which include trustworthiness,

‘The Joymaker’ at the BJCC: An Interview with Niti Minkove, Director of Volunteers

Riverdale—What do an 11-year-old boy who loves baseball, an elderly lady who lives alone and an infant whose mother needs necessities for her baby all have in common? They are among the many thousands of people served by the Bronx Jewish Community Council’s  (BJCC) volunteer program under the auspices of Niti

Wheels of Love: It’s Sweet 16 for the Alyn Hospital Charity Bike Ride

The ALYN Hospital Wheels of Love annual bike ride is more than a family affair for many Westchester residents. Over the 16-year history of the ride, father-and-son teams and groups of good friends have not only cycled hundreds of miles in Israel but have helped raise thousands of dollars for the services and programs that

Equal Opportunity Excellence: Enrichment Education for All

The Midrash states that Hashem chose Betzalel by pointing to his name in a book that listed every person who ever was or ever will be born. What is the meaning of this? The message is that just as Betzalel had a specific purpose for which he was chosen, so too every person has a distinct calling. How can we as educators help enkindle in our

YU’s Graduates Boast 93 Percent Acceptance Rate to Medical, Dental and Law Schools

New York—With more than 90 percent of Yeshiva University graduates employed, in graduate school—or both—within six months of graduation, according to a recent Career Center survey, it’s no surprise that many choose to continue their academic journeys at a remarkable rate: US News & World Report recently ranked Yeshiva

Touro College School of Social Work Celebrates ‘Perfect Score’ in National Accreditation

New York—On June 3, the students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work gathered with community leaders and guests at the Lander College for Women to celebrate the reaffirmation of the school’s national accreditation for the next eight years, ending in February 2023. The school received

Chappaqua Teens Raise Funds to Build Sports Pavilion at Residential Treatment Facility

Young men from Chappaqua recently gathered on a sunny June afternoon at the Goldsmith Center for Adolescent Treatment to dedicate a sports pavilion, picnic tables and benches, built with $25,000 they raised. Joined by their parents and the staff and residents of the Hawthorne-based residential treatment facility,

Electronic ‘Paper Chase’ Over Rabbi Rosenblatt’s Future

‘Amicable Resolution’ Part of Statements, Petitions, E-Mails

It’s been a week of emails, petitions, articles, comments and more emails.

Riverdale Jewish Center members have experienced any number of statements concerning Rabbi Jonathan

Connecticut UJF Philanthropy Event Draws Crowd of Over 200

The United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien held its Annual Women’s Philanthropy Dinner on May 20. Hosted at the Temple Sinai of Stamford, more than 200 women were in attendance and had the pleasure of hearing from acclaimed television personality Joan Lunden, who herself is a

HIR to Honor Rav Avi and Toby Weiss for 40 Years of Service

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale has a big milestone to celebrate. Rabbi Avi and Rebbetzin Toby Weiss have been staples of the community for 40 years. A dinner will be held on June 7 at 5 p.m. to celebrate their accomplishments in the Riverdale community and beyond.

The Weisses married after

Chabad of Riverdale Commemorates Lubavitcher Rebbe With Scholar in Residence

To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Chabad of Riverdale will be hosting Rabbi Lazer Gurkow of Congregation Beth Tefilah of London, Ontario, over the Shabbat of June 19–20.

Rabbi Gurkow is a sought-after teacher who has presented in Israel,

Rabbi Kohl Joins the Young Israel of Stamford Community

The Young Israel of Stamford has announced the appointment of Rabbi Eli Kohl as its lead Rabbi, effective August 1. Rabbi Eli Kohl and his wife, Naomi, will be joining the Stamford community from Mt. Kisco, where Rabbi Kohl previously presided over the congregation at the Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation. Rabbi Kohl was also a

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