See animals from all over the world, including giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, Komodo dragons, ostriches, bald eagles and sea lions. Included in the price of admission is a dinosaur-themed playground, and other attractions include pony
March 28, 2019, was Ivy Day, the day that Ivy League schools announced their acceptances and rejections for the 2019-20 academic year. As an elementary school head, I was not aware of that. But someone shared a letter with me last week, written by Aviva Walls, dean of academic affairs and college counseling
I recall hearing for the first time the exciting news that my beloved rav, Rav Hershel Schachter, rules that it is permissible for Ashkenazic Jews to use soft matzah made by Yemenite Jews on Pesach.
Are we telling that same story…again? The Seder is supposed to be the quintessential experiential program—the re-living of Yetziat Mitzrayim. But let’s be honest, the story is the same as it was last year. It hasn’t changed. So the fifth question of the night becomes how to take a rerun and
Celebrate spring with David Humphrey’s exhibit “Art in Bloom,” at Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y through April 30. The community is cordially invited to the opening reception on Sunday, April 7, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Purim this year was celebrated at the Greystone Jewish Center/Chabad of Yonkers with a sports-themed Purim party on Thursday, March 21. Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz; his wife, Rebbetzin Chanie Hurwitz; and their family and friends served a lavish “Purim at the Stadium” banquet
(Courtesy of Bnei Akiva) In anticipation of Purim, Bnei Akiva Scarsdale and 30 children from the Young Israel of Scarsdale community took part in a mishloach manot packaging chesed event. Participants ranged in age from first through ninth grade, and packed hamentashen, drinks, chocolates and
As Michael Shermer and I noted in our book “Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened, and Why Do They Say It?” we know the past through a convergence of evidence. When describing the history of the universe, cosmologists employ evidence from astronomy, astrophysics, planetary geology and
Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, lauded the New York State Legislature’s announcement of an additional $25 million to protect nonpublic schools, daycares and cultural museums at risk of hate crimes, $30
The Riverdale community gathered on Sunday, March 17, “to mourn the victims of the attacks on the New Zealand mosques, to support the Muslim community and to show that we will never accept the hatred that caused this tragedy.”