Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Community News

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

American Friends of Migdal Ohr Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating

American Friends of Migdal Ohr’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization Will Host Breakfast for Nursing Home Administrators

On Tuesday, July 25, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization will host a task-force breakfast on compassionate person-centered care for NY/NJ nursing home administrators, assistant administrators and owners at Bikur Cholim. The focus of this annual gathering

Boy Scouts Troop 613: What a Year!

(Courtesy of Troop 613) This has been an incredible year for scouting from just about every perspective. The Pack (elementary school-aged boys)

Yeshivat Maharat Ordains Fifth Class of Women

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Maharat) Manhattan—On Sunday, June 18, Yeshivat Maharat graduated its fifth class, bringing to 19 the number of women it

American Division of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Appoints Former JEWISHcolorado Head as CEO

Doug Seserman, who for 15 years has been president and chief executive officer of JEWISHcolorado, the Jewish federation in Denver, will become chief executive officer of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). The national organization is based in Manhattan and has nine

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