Friday, August 07, 2020

Community News

Russia Comes to Riverdale for Purim

“Purim in Russia” is Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale’s creative twist to this year’s community Purim celebration, which will be held at Riverdale K Grill House (, 5693 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY on Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. The event will feature a three-course sit-down meal, full bar (50 percent discount on

New Grants Announced to Support Volunteers Helping Those in Need in Westchester Communities

UJA-Federation’s Engage Westchester’s partnership of JCCs (JCC on the Hudson, Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester and Mid-Westchester JCC) announced that it is awarding grants in excess of $7,500 to qualifying local synagogues that use volunteers from the adult Jewish community (ages 50+) for local outreach projects to assist

Riverdale Y Hosts World Class Jewish Jazz

The Riverdale Y’s artistic director of the successful jazz series, Ted Rosenthal, invited Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Jazz Band to perform familiar Jewish melodies on April 7 at the Riverdale Y. The Heritage Ensemble is an outstanding quintet that records and performs well-known Jewish melodies in jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian and

Art Kibbutz Named One of America’s Top 50 Innovative Jewish Organizations

Art Kibbutz has been named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the eleventh annual Slingshot Guide. The guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains


YINR Purim Carnival, March 20

A Purim carnival for Young Israel of New Rochelle youth will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the YINR social hall. The cost is $10 per child (maximum $30 per family). The carnival will include games, inflatables, food and prizes.

Marilyn Michaels to Appear at BxJHI Yiddish Film in Riverdale

On Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 pm, the Bronx Jewish Historical Initiative (BxJHI) will host the first in a series of “Welcome Back Yiddish to the Bronx” events—a showing of the film “Overture to Glory” at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (475 W. 250th St.). Actress Marilyn Michaels, the niece of the

Yeshiva of Central Queens to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee With Gala Dinner

Yeshiva of Central Queens will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck on April 10. In making the announcement, Dr. Joel Cohen, president of the yeshiva, said “This evening is expected to be an extremely memorable event, paying tribute to the rich history of

Temple Sholom Supports the Pajama Program

Three-year-olds at the Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School displaying new pajamas collected during the month of March for the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that provides “Good Nights” to children living in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities.


A Vibrant, Diverse Kehillah: Getting the Word Out About West Orange

When families are prioritizing in advance of a move, there are many factors to consider. Cost, of course, is paramount, likely followed by proximity to work or ease of commute and quality of schools. Located in the Watchung Mountains, the township of West Orange, New Jersey, fulfills each of those very important

RJC: Rabbi Rosenblatt to Step Down

It was just last June that a letter of support of Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt by 40 former rabbinic Riverdale Jewish Center interns was sent to the synagogue board of directors.

The letter underscored that none of the signees had ever felt “coerced or that our jobs were at risk if we

Bronx House to Present JCC Manhattan’s 8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

Bronx, NY—Bronx House will join a group of over 40 prestigious venues throughout the NY metro area to host the 8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Admission to events held at Bronx House are FREE to the community.

The 2016 festival will take place in a record number of venues

Temple Sholom Celebrates 100 Memorable Years in Greenwich

Temple Sholom congregants, friends and community members recently celebrated the synagogue’s Centennial Anniversary with an extravagant “Great Gatsby” inspired gala. The event, planned by Temple Sholom members Travis Azous, Alexandra Hochman and Alisa Savitz, welcomed more than 200 guests from a wide variety of

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