Tuesday, December 11, 2018


‘Les Enfants de la Chance’ Is Screened at SUNY Purchase

 In recognition of Yom HaShoah, “Les Enfants de la Chance” (“The Children of Chance”), a French film written and directed by Malik Chibane, was shown at SUNY Purchase College on Tuesday, April 10. As guests mingled in the quiet ambience of the Humanities Theater, they met and chatted with Dr.

Westchester Shuls Mark Yom HaShoah at YI of Scarsdale

On Thursday, April 12, the Westchester community gathered for a Yom HaShoah program, honoring the memory of the 6 million who perished. This year’s event was hosted by the Young Israel of Scarsdale and sponsored jointly by these Lower

Teach the Holocaust Where It Happened

When Dr. Annamaria Orla-Bukowska entered the Thomas J. Burke Lounge at Iona College in New Rochelle last week, colleagues and friends rushed to greet her and welcome her back to the college, knowing they were going to hear an outstanding lecture by an eminent scholar. As part of the William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration, Iona

Spotlight on Westchester Author Gloria Goldreich

Hadassah Medical Organization will present award-winning author, lecturer and critic Gloria Goldreich, speaking on the topic, “Israel: The Land of the Book,” at Beth-El Synagogue in New Rochelle on Monday, May 7. The program will begin with a kosher light lunch

Paul Glasser Named VP of Institutional Advancement at Touro

(Courtesy of Touro College) Paul S. Glasser of Teaneck, New Jersey was named vice president of institutional advancement at Touro College and

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Care Café Presents Event on Screen Addiction


(Courtesy of Wurzweiler School of Social Work) Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work will

Perseverance Pays Off

This is a story of a man who truly mastered the art of survival. Max Ostro, born in Poland in 1926, was 17 when he, his brother and his parents were rounded up by the Nazis to be sent to the Treblinka death camp. Realizing what was ahead, his parents, Reb

A View From the Office

In these post - Pesach months, we read Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) on Shabbat afternoon. A number of mishnayot in Pirkei Avot begin with “hu haya omer”—he used to say. “He used to say” carries a different

Westchester Marks the Shoah in White Plains

Sponsored by the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) and Westchester Jewish Council (WJC), the Annual Westchester Countywide Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration was held at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains, New

SAR HS Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

Yom Ha’atzmaut 5778 was a day of celebration at SAR High School, where students and faculty joined together in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday. The day began with the entire student body davening and in the auditorium—one of only two times a year the entire

The Holocaust Is Even More Relevant Today


With all of the horrific images of public shootings, mass murders and terrorist attacks we are exposed to on an almost daily basis, why is there a need to focus on the Holocaust? Isn’t this just another example of man’s inhumanity to man? And if that is so, aren’t there better examples

Seventy for 70: Organizations Partner to Celebrate Israel’s 70th

(Courtesy of RZA and Mizrachi USA) This year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut (observed on April 19) marks the 70th

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