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
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,
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
Chabad of Riverdale sponsored a community-wide celebration for Lag B’Omer, featuring Noah’s Ark, a petting zoo, a monkey show, a human hamster ball, rides and arts and crafts. The picnic, which drew hundreds of people from all over the Bronx, took place in Seton Park, Riverdale, on Thursday afternoon, May 7.
A UJA supported hackathon, which brought together Jewish educators across the NY area to solve issues surrounding Jewish education using the latest technology, was held in mid-May. Over 100 teachers, students, and techies congregated for 10 hours on May 18th in Manhattan to solve problems, share ideas, and create new products in the
Yeshiva University has announced the establishment of The Jay Stepelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Integrity, in memory of Mr. Jay Stepelman, z”l, YU teacher and mentor and longtime Riverdalian, who passed away last year. The award will be presented to a graduating senior from Yeshiva University High School for Boys
Nearly one in five American children go to bed hungry. Teens in Greenwich, CT, together with JCC Greenwich, sprung to action, helping to raise $1,000 for the cause.
Through a partnership with Areyvut, an New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, teenagers from JCC Greenwich met every month to
UJA Greenwich held its annual gala honoring First Selectman Peter Tesei, and presenting The Hillel Silverman Community Service Award to the Lipton Family in memory and honor of Amy Lipton (z”l). The evening featured a performance by comic actor Yisrael Campbell, and was co-chaired by Alice and Michael Delikat and Marlene
One of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in Israel is the Reuth Medical Center, which provides rehabilitation and long-term care to children, the needy, the chronically ill, the elderly, wounded soldiers and victims of terror. Reuth, which is the Hebrew word for “friendship,” is an organization firmly grounded in
On May 13, nearly 100 Bronx and Westchester residents joined almost 1,500 tri-state participants in the 2015 NORPAC Mission to Washington, in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship. This year’s registration increased 50 percent over recent annual missions of this organization.
A pioneer and advocate in the field of Torah study for Orthodox women, Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum was President of the board of Drisha Institute for Women in New York City. She was Vice-President of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, and a founding board member of Yeshivat Maharat. She was also a board member of Ramaz Day School
The Young Israel of White Plains hosted a successful annual dinner on May 10 at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. Recognizing Amy and Jeremy Singer, the guests of honor, and Nosson Hirsch, who received the Keter Shem Tov Award, the dinner acknowledged the achievements and successes of key members of the