Thursday, August 22, 2019

Community News

HIR to Honor Rav Avi and Toby Weiss for 40 Years of Service

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

Chabad of Riverdale Commemorates Lubavitcher Rebbe With Scholar in Residence

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,

Rabbi Kohl Joins the Young Israel of Stamford Community

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 Hosts Community-Wide Lag B’Omer Picnic

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.

SAR Teachers Score Big in Hackathon

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

YU Creates Jay Stepelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Integrity

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

JCC Greenwich Teens Raise Money to Help End Childhood Hunger

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 Hosts Annual Gala

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

Reuth Hosts Documentary Screening, Highlights Nonprofit Mission

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

Bronx and Westchester Residents at NORPAC: A Firsthand Account

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.


In Appreciation of Belda Lindenbaum z”l

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

Young Israel of White Plains Hosts Noteworthy 29th Annual Dinner

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

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