Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Community News

Mesorah Heritage Foundation Holds Dinner Commemorating First Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z’l

(Courtesy of Mesorah Heritage Foundation) The Mesorah Heritage Foundation held its first dinner in six years at the Brooklyn Ma

HHREC Spring Luncheon Brings a Younger Generation Together

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) Spring Luncheon, held at Bet Am Shalom in White Plains, attracted more than 100 people and focused on the important mission of how we can teach our children about the Holocaust. Millie Jasper, executive director of HHREC,

OU Awards ‘Challenge Grants’ for Women’s Programming

A multigenerational women’s leadership initiative, pairing teens and young women with veteran members of the synagogue to develop new solutions to old challenges. A part-time female member of the shul’s professional staff to engage specifically with female members. A

YI of White Plains Smashes Fundraising Goals

The Young Israel of White Plains broke all previous fundraising records at its recent roots-themed annual dinner. The dinner honored beloved lay leaders Yael and Sandy Rosenberg, Marilyn and Chaim Ezra Berkowitz and Devora Albelda.

Rivertowns Women Find Good Cause for Girls’ Night Out

Women in the Rivertowns recently found a good cause for a girls’ night out: sorting and packing supplies for Afya Foundation, a medical supply recovery organization. The evening took place at the Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown, which has allocated

Thousands Party in Times Square for Israel’s 70th Birthday

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UJA Honors Fallen Heroes

On Wednesday, May 23, UJA Federation’s Warriors and Veterans Society, in conjunction with many Riverdale and Westchester community partners, hosted a Memorial Day event titled “Honoring Our Fallen Heroes” at The Jewish Center in Manhattan. The Presentation of the

Teach NYS Applauds Release of State Grant Funds for School Security

(Courtesy of Teach NYS) Teach NYS, a nonpartisan organization advocating for government funding in nonpublic schools, is proud

Yossi Klein Halevi Will Speak at Temple Sholom in Greenwich

The American Israel Public Affair Committee (AIPAC) will present a Southern Connecticut community event featuring Yossi Klein Halevi, renowned author and speaker, on Thursday, June 21, at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Connecticut. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed

JCC of Mid Westchester Presents Israel Film Festival

The JCC Mid Westchester will be presenting its Israel Film Festival through this Sunday, June 10, with four films designed to appeal to a broad audience. The first two, “Ben-Gurion, Epilogue” and “The Testament,” were shown this week to rave reviews. Shelter will be shown on Thursday

Bronx Jewish Community to Mark 24th Anniversary of Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Bronx is gearing up to join thousands of communities worldwide in marking the 24th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, on June 14 of this year.

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Calvary Hospital Dedicates New Torah Mantle Cover

Calvary Hospital recently hosted a joyous celebration to dedicate a new mantle cover for a sacred Torah scroll. The 135-ye3ar-old Torah scroll, dating from 1880, was rescued after the Holocaust and is originally from the town of Taus-Domazlice, in what is now known as the Czech

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