Saturday, May 30, 2020

Community News

Purim Celebration at Atria Riverdale with HIR

Atria Riverdale residents and children from the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR) celebrate Purim with a masquerade and megillah reading. The kids shared mishloach manot packages with residents.

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YINR Ruach, April

There will be two programs for YINR’s Ruach program this month.

On April 6, give your family the gift they will love: how to get your house in order! This presentation will be given by Myra Mogilner.

Israeli At-Risk Immigrant Teens to Perform in White Plains Alongside Local Choirs

Friends of Yemin Orde is pleased to announce that the Yemin Orde Youth Choir, a group of at-risk immigrant teens from around the world, will begin a two-week performance tour throughout the United States, starting March 31 in White Plains, NY. Registration can be done online for this free family concert at

Westchester Jewish Film Festival Set to Begin

The 2016 Westchester Jewish Film Festival, the largest annual Jewish event in the region, begins this week!  AJC Westchester/Fairfield is once again pleased to sponsor the festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. It will feature 34 films that celebrate the Jewish experience around the world:

2016 NSHA Purim Day Megillah Readers Receive Certificates

After completing the chanting of the "ganze Megillah," on Purim Day, for their fellow Middle School students, faculty, and their families and friends, 19 Ashkenazic and Sephardic North Shore Hebrew Academy students proudly display their well-deserved certificates attesting to their individual accomplishments. In back row, standing

Community Members Attend AIPAC

The theme of the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC was “Come Together.” Coming together at the Synagogue Luncheon were the representatives of Young Israel of New Rochelle: Erica Skolnick, Zev Skolnick, Rabbi Reuven Fink and Michael David.

New Rochelle Sends Contingent of 50 to AIPAC

New Rochelle sent more than 50 people to the AIPAC Policy Conference which was held last week in Washington, DC.

As attendee Rabbi Reuven Fink of the Young Israel of New Rochelle said, “It’s exhilarating just to be there for the good of Israel.” He was especially impressed by the turnout of college

Orthodox Kids Thrive at Riverdale Children’s Theater

Michal (Micki) Kleinman, Rachel Landesman, Noa Isaacson, seventh graders from SAR, are rising stars at the Riverdale Children’s Theater. Luckily, though RCT is a community theater, they never had to miss rehearsal for a Jewish holiday or Shabbat. Founded by Becky Lillie-Woods and Derick Woods, the theater group is

Dr. Avigail Rock, Rabbinic Advocate, to Speak in New Rochelle

As part of the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS), Dr. Avigail Rock will be speaking on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:45 p.m. at the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Her topic is “Chazal’s Attitude Toward Translation of the Torah.”

Dr. Rock is a certified Bet Din Advocate. She received her

An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu

In continuation of Temple Sholom’s Centennial Series, American reggae rapper and alternative rock musician Matisyahu will perform on Sunday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Temple Sholom (300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT).

Born Matthew Paul Miller in West Chester, PA, Matisyahu first developed his interest in reggae and hip hop at a wilderness school

RJC Hosts Engaging Pre-Purim Youth Event

This past Sunday, March 20th, the RJC Youth Department hosted a Pre-Purim parrot show specially geared toward younger children. The event saw an impressive turnout of more than 60 children and their families. The show by the dynamic Parrot Rebbe gave children an exciting chance to not only see the amazing tricks the

Young Israel of New Rochelle Hosts 49th Annual Dinner

The Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted its 49th annual dinner to record-breaking attendance. The event, which honored Laurie and Richard Wolff and Michelle and Gerald Cohen, brought together young and old YINR members to celebrate the accomplishments of the community and its honorees.

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