Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Community News

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

YIWP Honors Beloved Leaders at Annual Dinner

Young Israel of White Plains broke all previous fundraising records at its recent jewel-themed annual dinner. The dinner honored beloved lay leaders Alissa Kosowsky and Andy Pressner, Steve Laub and Craig Zern.

“Our shul is a jewel, our community is a jewel and our honorees

Names, Not Numbers© Offers Poland Trip for Adults

For the past 13 years, “Names, Not Numbers©,” a one-of-a-kind Holocaust-education program, has introduced the tragedy of the Shoah in a most unique and personal way to literally thousands of students attending yeshiva day schools and high schools throughout the New York-New Jersey area and across North America. Last year, the program

Calvary Hospital Wins Honors at PRSA Big Apple Awards

Bronx—On June 12, the Public Relations Society of America’s Big Apple chapter in New York City honored Calvary Hospital with two Big Apple Awards for “From Darkness to Light: Restoring Life to a 135-year-old Torah Scroll.” The hospital topped the categories for (1) Community Relations: Campaigns of $150,000 and

YU Honors White Plains Valedictorian at 2017 Commencement

On Thursday, May 25, Yeshiva University’s Class of 2017 celebrated YU’s 86th commencement along with friends and family in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, delivered the keynote address and received an honorary degree.

Alyssa Herman Appointed YU Vice President for Institutional Advancement

New York—Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman has announced the appointment of Alyssa Herman a 1992 graduate of Stern College, as vice president for institutional advancement. An alumna and accomplished chief development officer, Herman brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the position, including a

AMIT Hosts Best-Selling Author Daniel Silva 

New York—AMIT will host Daniel Silva, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author, for a discussion about his new book, “House of Spies,” on Monday, July 10.

Silva is the author of 20 novels, and is best-known for his series featuring Gabriel Allon, an art restorer, assassin and Israeli

Amit of Greater Westchester Screens  ‘Soon By You’

Amit of Greater Westchester presents the screening of “Soon By You,” a comedic web series about six young Orthodox Jews dating in NYC—think “Friends” meets “Srugim.” Delicious BBQ and drinks will be served. The event will be on Wednesday, June 28, at 8:00 p.m. at the Sport Court of Vivian and Stanley Bernstein, 407 Oxford

Rina Emerson Is Named CEO of New York NCSY

NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, announced its hire of Rina Emerson this week as the CEO of the New York region. 

Emerson comes to the job with extensive NCSY experience, having been involved in the organization since she was a teenager herself and most recently

Blood Drive Is Planned in Memory of Dr. Paul Packer

New Rochelle—A blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 25, in memory of Dr. Paul Packer, a local physician who practiced medicine for over 40 years with commitment and compassion for his patients.

Sponsored with New York Blood Center (NYBC), the drive will be hosted by Congregation Anshe

Riverdale Community Choir Musical Director Dr. Jonathan Dzik Retires His Baton After 15 Years

After 15 years leading the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Community Choir, Dr. Jonathan Dzik laid down his baton after leading the final performance of the choir on May 24, at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale—where it all began. A member of the HIR for over 50 years, where he supported

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