Thursday, October 19, 2017

Community News

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

Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) to Posthumously Honor Jewish Communal Leaders

The Israel Cancer Research Fund, Connecticut Chapter, will host the Second Annual Heroes for Hope Sunday, October 15, 6 p.m. at Temple Shalom in Greenwich, Connecticut.

The 2017 community heroes are the

Upcoming Events at the JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center

Tues. Sept. 19: “From the Shtetl to the Stage and Screen: Sholem Aleichem’s Tev­ye Stories” by Andrew Dickos, film historian, critic and author at 1 p.m. Come and hear about Aleichem and

Chabad of Riverdale Offers High Holiday Services to Jews of All Backgrounds

(Courtesy of Chabad of Riverdale) Just weeks before Rosh

YU to Install President Ari Berman

By JLNJ Staff

The Yeshiva University community will celebrate the formal investiture of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as the school’s fifth president on Sunday, September 10, at

New Rabbinic Intern, Youth Directors Join YIWP

Young Israel of White Plains is expanding learning and youth activities with the hiring of Daniel Sobin for the newly created position of rabbinic intern. Both Sobin and his wife, Naomi Stanley, will work as youth directors. They take up their new positions at the synagogue in

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