Thursday, October 19, 2017

Community News

Expanded Eruv Unites Scarsdale and White Plains

Earlier this summer, an extension was made to three sectors of the community eruv in Westchester, serving the Young Israel of White Plains, the Young Israel of Scarsdale and the Hebrew Institute of White Plains.

Boy Scout Troop 613 of White Plains Joins Shomer Shabbat Contingent at National Jamboree

The National Boy Scout Jamboree, held once every four years at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, is an event that brings over 30,000 scouts from all over the United States to one place for 10 days. At the summit, scouts participate in high-adventure

Venturing Crew 613 Invites Girls 13-18 to Join the Adventure

There are scouting programs for girls of all ages in the Westchester area. The newest addition is Venturing Crew 613. This program is perfect for adventure-minded girls aged 13-18 who want to participate in high-adventure activities and develop leadership skills. The crew has meetings two Sundays a

HIR-The Bayit to Mark 9/11 with Chesed Day Blood Drive

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-The Bayit (HIR) will mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 and the approach of the High Holy Days with a Chesed Day program on Sunday, Sept. 10, highlighted by its annual blood drive. The program will be conducted from 9 am to 3 pm at the synagogue, which

‘Creation’ Exhibit Opens in New Rochelle

The “Creation” exhibit will be opening at the Kanner-Kurzon Museum of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle, from September 9 through October 15. Two previous exhibitors at Beth El had solo exhibits in the museum and are the curators of this exhibit: H. David Stein, a retired surgeon who became

Westchester Enjoys 43rd Annual Jewish Music & Arts Festival

The Westchester Jewish Council successfully created Westchester’s 43rd annual Jewish Music and Arts Festival, which filled the park at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla with 1,800 people on a recent Sunday, as people enjoyed the free parking and free musical performances

Dr. Yael Ziegler to Speak on “Samson and David: Mirror Characters and the Freedom of Choice”

Dr. Yael Ziegler will speak on “Samson and David: Mirror Characters and the Freedom of Choice” on Tuesday, September 12, at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, which is free and open to women and men, is sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish

Senior Community Hosts Back-to-School Supply Drive

Atria Riverdale-Led Effort to Benefit Students at Eugenio Maria De Hostos MicroSociety School

Residents and employees from Atria Riverdale hosted a school-supply drive through August 2017. The first day of school for Yonkers public

Yeshiva University Launches Joint BA/MSW Program

New program enables YU students to earn master’s in social work in five years.

New York—A new joint program between Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva College, Stern College for

Rabbi Saul Berman to Be Featured Speaker at Agudath Sholom Memorial Lecture

Rabbi Saul J. Berman, a leading Orthodox teacher and thinker who has made extensive contributions to the role of social ethics in synagogue life and to the understanding of the applicability of Jewish law to contemporary society, will be the featured speaker at the Joseph and Julia Macy Memorial

New Rochelle’s Anshe Shalom Hosts Blood Drive

On Sunday, June 25, Anshe Shalom ran a blood drive sponsored and organized by The Men’s Club. Many of the shul’s congregants came to donate blood, in addition to others from across the community. Some were first-time donors, and others came with their donation


SDC/Bais Sholom Shiur, July 22

The Spuyten Duyvil Congregation will host its next shiur, which will be given by Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt on Pirkei Avot, on Shabbat, July 22, at 6 p.m. in the Whitehall, 3333 Henry

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