Friday, April 19, 2019

Community News

New Leadership To Oversee Stamford Eruv

After 20 years Arthur Smith will retire from overseeing the Stamford eruv. The community’s eruv has been in operation since 1984, as a communitywide project of both the Young Israel of Stamford and Congregation Agudath Sholom.

Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosts Menorah Lighting

On Wednesday, December 5, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted the borough’s annual Chanukah celebration and menorah lighting ceremony at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. This event was hosted in partnership with the Bronx Jewish Community Council, and featured musical

YINR Brings Thanksgiving to First Responders

On Thursday, November 22, the Young Israel of New Rochelle held its annual Thanksgiving dinner meal delivery to the New Rochelle Police Headquarters and all of the city’s fire stations. As in previous years, the shul’s project was organized by Rafi Halpert, Harold Rosengarten and Michael Turek. The menu, supplied by

Panoply 3.0 Comes to YINR

Saturday night, November 17, was an evening four years in the making. Once again, the Young Israel of New Rochelle hosted its quadrennial Panoply trivia competition. The previous events, held four years ago and eight years ago, have been called the greatest social events in YINR history, drawing

Jewish Communal Fund Announces Grants of $840,000 to Jewish Charities 

(Courtesy of Jewish Communal Fund) Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, approved grants totaling $840,000 to local Jewish charities in the New York area through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. Since 1999, the board of trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund has

Stein Yeshiva: A Safe Haven in the Storm

The greater New York metro area was bombarded by a devastating and fast-moving storm of sleet and snow on Thursday, Nov.15. Stein Yeshiva was not only prepared, but had the opportunity to test their “sheltering-in” protocol for a disaster response.

UJA Federation of NY Honors Mamaroneck’s Suzi Oppenheimer

Mamaroneck resident and former U.S. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer received the Phyllis V. Tishman Award for her leadership and dedicated services to the community at the recent UJA-Federation of New York’s Annual New York Lions Lunch.

Celebrate Chanukah With Anshe Sholom

Anshe Sholom is planning an exciting Chanukah event on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1:00 p.m.—its Chanukah Klezmer Concert & Carnival. There will be a live klezmer group, The Klezmer Program; a carnival for kids by Dave’s Cast of Characters; and food and candle lighting. Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for ages

YCT Partners With NYU to Create New Certificate Program

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School, a pioneering Orthodox rabbinical school, is proud to announce that is has partnered with NYU’s Bronfman Center, a remarkably vibrant center for university Jewish life, to create the NYU Certificate in Spiritual Leadership and Social

Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Plans Chanukah Party

The Young Israel of Pelham Parkway and The Jewish Community Council Of Pelham Parkway invites the community to a festive Chanukah party and concert starring the wonderfully talented Yoel Sharabi and the New York Klezmer Trio.

YINR to Host Amudim Founder, Dr. Julie Goldstein

Dr. Julie Goldstein, founder and director of Amudim, a Modern Orthodox gap-year program in Israel, will speak on “Isaac’s Ashes: The Startling Representation of Children in Medieval Ashkenaz” on Wednesday, December 12, at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by

Bronx Jewish Center to Hold Chanukah Celebration

The Bronx Jewish Center will celebrate the joyful holiday of Chanukah with the community on Sunday, December 2, starting at 4 p.m. The BJC is located at 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx. There will be a menorah lighting, chocolate fountain bar, full buffet dinner, decorate your own doughnuts for the kids,

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