Saturday, May 30, 2020

Community News

Rabbi Rosenblatt's RJC Pulpit Comes to an End

Riverdale—It was in late February that Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, Riverdale Jewish Center’s embattled spiritual leader of 31 years, gave notice to its board that he intended to step down from his pulpit.

On April 6, RJC’s membership overwhelmingly approved the proposed retirement

Governor John Kasich Visits Eichler's

As part of his campaign across New York, Governor John Kasich spent time in Brooklyn's
Jewish community.  Here, he visits Eichler's Bookstore, where the owner showed him seforim, a Haggadah, and matza covers for use during the Pesach seder.

Rabbi Hayyim Angel to Join Agudath Sholom as Scholar-in-Residence on Shabbat May 21

Rabbi Hayyim Angel, the National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (, will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Shabbat, May 21.

Rabbi Angel will speak four times over Shabbat. He will deliver the sermon at morning services, on “The

Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat!

“Let all who are hungry come and eat.” These words are read at the Passover seder, which commemorates and teaches the history of the Hebrews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. The word seder means “order,” and the Haggadah, read at the Pesach seder, structures the Passover meal, telling in song and story the order in which certain

Chanukat Habayit: Celebrating SAR Academy’s Major Expansion

The SAR Academy building is characterized by open architecture, expansive views of the Hudson River, two main 64-step stairways and grade-wide spaces without walls. This unique space is the home for over 900 students (Nursery–Grade 8) who fill the building with the sounds of learning, Torah, friendship and enormous energy. Our

Atria Riverdale Creates Mosaic Mural With SAR Students

Atria residents were thrilled to make a visit to SAR to work alongside students under the direction of SAR parent and volunteer artist, Donna Salamon, to transform the 90-foot retaining wall on the school’s field into a beautiful mosaic mural using thousands of mosaic tiles and painted clay discs.

Yeshiva University to Host Former Ambassador Dennis Ross

New York— Despite rising tensions on both sides, President Barack Obama has described the connection as “an unbreakable alliance.” Yet, since the birth of the Jewish state, relations between the United States and Israel have seen periods of close collaboration as well as great tension. What policy considerations have shaped

Young Israel of Stamford to Present First Ever 'Korban Pesachfest'

With Pesach cleaning and cooking consuming most of our holiday preparation hours, it would seem that there’s no time to sit down and enjoy the food. Rabbi Eli Kohl at the Young Israel of Stamford, however, decided to change that with the upcoming—and first ever—Korban Pesachfest. This event will be held on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to Keynote YU Kollel and Midreshet Yom Rishon

New York—Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel and Ephrat Family Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, will be the featured speaker at a special Abraham and Millie Arbesfeld Kollel and Midreshet Yom Rishon event hosted by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future on April 17. The lecture will take place at 10 a.m. in Belfer

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Model Seder at JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center, April 19

Join the seniors at the JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center, 3880 Sedgwick Ave., Bronx, for songs, blessings and appetizers. A festive lunch and holiday entertainment by Doug Leblang and Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch for the National

Inclusive Haggadah Reboots the Seder Through a Women’s Lens

Though the text of the Passover Haggadah has traditionally been dominated by the male voice, a new rendition called Vehi Sheamda is a unique Haggadah comprising a combination of traditional text and contemporary midrashim written by Israeli women. The Haggadah was produced by the Elga Stulman Institute in

Stein Yeshiva’s Annual Dinner Lauded as Great Success

Stein Yeshiva’s pre-Purim dinner, held  on March 21st, was a tremendous success. The delicious food was catered by Steven Polinsky of Mauzone Caterers/Main Event who always does a superb job. The keyboard player, Hillel Kupnick, helped create the lively Purim spirit. The beautiful flowers were donated by Yishai Malool

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