Thursday, October 19, 2017

Community News

Lincoln Park Jewish Center Celebrates the Yomim Noraim

Rosh Hashanah services were deeply stirring and soul-searching at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center. Every one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar—Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Purim, Passover, Lag B’Omer—bring people to the Yonkers synagogue.

CHAZAQ and Agudath Israel of America Unite in Seeking Kosher and Halal Food for NYS Students  

On Tuesday, September 5, the CHAZAQ organization stood alongside Agudath Yisrael of America and Assemblyman David Weprin, joining a diverse gathering of advocacy groups in front of City Hall. The rally called for the city to make

Yeshiva University Celebrates Investiture of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman

In a historic ceremony on its Wilf Campus on Sunday, September 10, Yeshiva University celebrated the investiture of its fifth president, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman. Before a crowd of more than 2,000—including guests such as New York Senator Charles E. Schumer,

YIWP Expands Learning, Leadership With First-Ever Fellowship Program

Young Israel of White Plains is expanding its learning, leadership and outreach opportunities with the creation of the YIWP Jewish Scholarship/Fellowship Program.

The first-ever fellowship program at the shul aims

Teach NYS Welcomes Annie Watman

(Courtesy of Teach NYS) Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union, welcomed Annie Watman as the new director of grassroots and community engagement this week. In her new capacity Annie will oversee a comprehensive community

Hebrew Institute of White Plains Welcomes New Youth Leaders

The Hebrew Institute of White Plains recently welcomed Dena Edelman and Aaron Portman, two dynamic educators, to their synagogue as their new youth directors.   

Edelman and Portman just

YU Dean David Berger Meets Pope Francis

Dr. David Berger of Teaneck, professor of Jewish history and dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies of Yeshiva University, participated in a historic encounter with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Jewish Communal Fund Announces Grants of $1.35 Million to Jewish Charities From Special Gifts Fund

In addition to JCF’s $2 million gift to UJA-Federation of New York, its Special Gifts Fund is providing funds for a kosher food pantry, a sensory gym for children with special needs, Jewish day camp scholarships and more.

Eleven YU Students Tackle Houston Flood Relief Over Labor Day Weekend

While their friends were enjoying the extended Labor Day weekend, 11 undergraduate students from Yeshiva University traveled to flood-ravaged Houston, Texas, to assist with disaster relief efforts. Though Hurricane Harvey laid waste to every part of the city, the student delegation

Prepping for the Yomim Tovim With Lincoln Park Jewish Center

Rosh Hashanah 5778 starts at sundown this year on Wednesday, September 20. Yonkers resident Malkah Kaplan spent several hours Sunday evening arranging the Lincoln Park Jewish Center signboard to display most of the Modern Orthodox synagogue’s upcoming prayer services and

400 Hudson Valley Cyclists Will Ride to Raise $700,000 for Westchester and NYC Residents in Need

On Sunday, September 17, at 10:15 a.m., almost 400 bicyclists will converge on the campus of Purchase College for the annual Hudson Valley Bike Ride of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board). The 10-mile event, set to officially begin at 10:45 a.m., is expected

Interactive Shofar Factory Comes to Chabad of Riverdale

(Courtesy of Chabad of Riverdale) In preparation for the Jewish New Year, children and their families will craft their very own ram’s horn instrument, known

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