Friday, August 07, 2020

Community News

Riverdale Jewish Women’s Circle to Present Parenting Event

Riverdale’s Jewish Women’s Circle and Early Learning Center invite all women to enjoy a parenting and social evening featuring a presentation on positive parenting. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. at the home of Aimee Baron, 3725 Henry Hudson Parkway, #3AB.

Rabbi Yossi and

Chabad of Riverdale Learns Lessons in Character From Biblical Stories of Kings, Judges and Prophets

How do we beat burnout, gain perspective when our judgment is clouded and make progress on the goals most important to us? The newest course from Chabad of Riverdale offers an interesting twist to dealing with these common challenges—an approach that examines the stories and characters of kings and prophets.

Atria Riverdale Welcomes Israeli Women First Responders

Shalom Yisrael is a nonprofit, Westchester-based organization celebrating its 30th year of creating bridges between Israel and American Jewish families. Atria Riverdale was privileged to hear firsthand from a group of Israeli women trauma-care first responders who live in the kibbutzim and moshavim adjacent to the Gaza

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Young Israel of New Rochelle Ruach Events for May

The Ruach events for the YINR this month include a presentation on May 18 on “The Origins, Development and Significance of Jewish Names in Our Tradition from Ancient Times to the Present,” which will be given by Dr. Moshe Avital. On

RJC to Hold Women’s Health and Halacha Day

The Riverdale Jewish Center is hosting a Women’s Health and Halacha Day on Sunday morning, May 15. The event will feature Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz, the director of General Studies at the Frisch School in Paramus, as the keynote speaker who will be discussing the Myth of Having It All: Orthodox Women and the Juggling Act. Following the

Klezmer Musicians Entertain in Yonkers

The four musicians of the Bivolita Klezmer Ensemble set heads nodding and feet a-tappin’ and dancing at their performance at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center, hosted by the Modern Orthodox synagogue’s Sisterhood. Bivolita takes its name from the coat of arms of the principality of Moldova, which bears the symbol of a

Emily Stedman’s ‘The World in Watercolor’

Gallery 18 presents “The World in Watercolor” for the month of May. For Emily Stedman, “The World in Watercolor” is about capturing the emotional spirit of a special locale directly through watercolor painting. The observations and feelings expressed in these paintings tell of Stedman’s journeys around the world.

Burn, Chametz, Burn

Passover started this year with the first Seder night on Friday April 22, and concluded on Saturday night, April 30, at 8:37 p.m.

Observant Jews who sold all of their leavened food products, so as to not own or derive benefit from chametz (the Hebrew word for leavened products) were

HIWP to Host Annual Westchester Community Yom HaShoah Observance

For more than two decades, the Westchester community has run a well-attended Yom HaShoah program to pay tribute and recognition to the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis over 70 years ago. This year’s program will have a speaker, survivor Ron Unger, who will be sharing his

YU High Schools Hold ‘Stronger Together’ Annual Dinner of Tribute

Yeshiva University High Schools celebrated their thriving school community at the annual dinner on April 6 at Marina del Rey. The theme of the evening, “Stronger Together,” signifies the fortitude that exists in both the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys and the Samuel H. Wang

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Post-Pesach Food Drive, May 2-5

Westchester synagogues are working together with the UJA-Federation to benefit the food pantry at the Bronx Jewish Community Council. Bring your everyday non-perishable groceries and leftover unopened Pesach items in bags or boxes to Young Israel of White

Mel Zachter Joins Emunah of America

Emunah of America’s President, Karen Spitalnick, announced the appointment of Mel Zachter as its fiscal operations consultant. Mel joins Emunah at a critical time in its continued growth, and will be a member of the senior cabinet of the organization, assisting in its efforts to enable Emunah Israel to provide essential care and

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