On Saturday nights during the winter in Riverdale, when most kids go out to a movie or watch Saturday Night Live, over 70 people filter into the Riverdale Jewish Center to experience Saturday Night Learning, a weekly youth program coordinated by Chaya and Adin Rayman, youth
One of the major motivations of Stein Yeshiva’s founders was to make Torah education available to all families, regardless of their ability to pay, but without sacrificing educational excellence. “Torah education does not ultimately run on any business model. It is about teaching Jewish children and is directly
KAIFENG, China, Dec. 7–A few dozen Chinese Jews in Kaifeng, China, gathered tonight with an emissary of the Shavei Israel organization to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and light the traditional menorah candles. “The Chinese Jews take their inspiration from the Maccabees,” said Shavei Israel Chairman and
White Plains–More than 50 parents and children came to Young Israel of White Plains on Saturday night, November 28 to inaugurate the 10th season of the pioneering and wildly successful YIWP Family Learning Night program. The shul’s social hall was converted into a boisterous study hall as
JCC Greenwich and PJ Library Chanukah Event, December 13 at 3 p.m.
The Greenwich community is invited to celebrate Chanukah with a special performance by environmental arts troupe, “Bash the Trash.” Children will also have DIY fun by learning how to build
Sarit Kattan Gribetz, assistant professor of historical theology at Fordham University, will be speaking on “A Matter of Time: The Roman Calendar in Rabbinic Sources.” This lecture, part of the continuing series presented by WIJS (Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies) will be presented on Tuesday evening, January 12, 7:45 p.m. at the
Rabbi Shay Schachter, the Head of the Beit Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere, will be this year’s featured speaker at the annual Chevra Kadisha Dinner, to be held at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Tuesday, February 16, at 6 p.m. His topic will be “Eyal, Gilad and Naftali: Looking for Our Boys … and Finding Ourselves.”
Why spend money on children’s clothing when you can swap them for free? During the bustling Kiddush on Shabbat morning, November 7, at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Laila Goldstein handed out small slips of paper to the congregants. In them, were pictures of children’s clothing and details of the
The Young Israel of New Rochelle and The Flame hosted a packed room of women, men, teens and children who joined together at The Young Israel on Thursday evening, October 22, to make challah at The Great Big Challah Bake. At this worldwide event, Westchester challah makers joined over tens of thousands of
Miriam and Allen Pfeiffer hosted Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) in their home for a NORPAC event last Sunday. Since being first elected in 1989, Rep. Engel has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to the US-Israel relationship. As the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs committee, Rep. Engel is a key player in
White Plains–A year ago, Danielle Kinches and Anna Nuchims attended an annual American Cancer Society breast cancer walkathon and didn’t like what they saw–or, rather, what they didn’t see. The teenaged girls and their mothers were the only ones they knew there. No one else from their community attended.