Friday, June 05, 2020

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano with (left) Brandon Wasserman, 7, and his cousin Jenna Wasserman, 6. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

Dancing in Purim costumes at Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

Chabad of Yonkers Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz presenting a birthday cake to the author. (Credit: Robert Kalfus

Sholom Ber Wundsbacher reading the Megilla. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

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 of burgers, hot dogs, franks in a blanket, corn on the cob, cotton candy, fries, chicken wings, salad and, of course, plenty of the traditional three-cornered hamantashen. A balloon artist, face painting, arts and crafts for children, a photo booth, a magic show and music rounded out the activities. Many people arrived dressed as sports fans, players or in other costumes. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano visited the celebration, speaking and taking photographs with all who greeted him.

Chabad of Yonkers invites you to celebrate weekly Shabbat services, and the Yonkers Jewish Women’s Circle invites you to a “Paint and Wine” event on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the synagogue, where skilled artist Riki Chanin will lead people in producing their own masterpieces. The $25 per person suggested donation  includes all supplies and refreshments. Call 914-963-8888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

By Robert Kalfus




Join Our List
and receive information on community events, announcements, exclusive sales and our issue emails.