Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Community News

Chappaqua Teens Raise Funds to Build Sports Pavilion at Residential Treatment Facility

Young men from Chappaqua recently gathered on a sunny June afternoon at the Goldsmith Center for Adolescent Treatment to dedicate a sports pavilion, picnic tables and benches, built with $25,000 they raised. Joined by their parents and the staff and residents of the Hawthorne-based residential treatment facility,

Electronic ‘Paper Chase’ Over Rabbi Rosenblatt’s Future

‘Amicable Resolution’ Part of Statements, Petitions, E-Mails

It’s been a week of emails, petitions, articles, comments and more emails.

Riverdale Jewish Center members have experienced any number of statements concerning Rabbi Jonathan

Connecticut UJF Philanthropy Event Draws Crowd of Over 200

The United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien held its Annual Women’s Philanthropy Dinner on May 20. Hosted at the Temple Sinai of Stamford, more than 200 women were in attendance and had the pleasure of hearing from acclaimed television personality Joan Lunden, who herself is a

HIR to Honor Rav Avi and Toby Weiss for 40 Years of Service

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale has a big milestone to celebrate. Rabbi Avi and Rebbetzin Toby Weiss have been staples of the community for 40 years. A dinner will be held on June 7 at 5 p.m. to celebrate their accomplishments in the Riverdale community and beyond.

The Weisses married after

Chabad of Riverdale Commemorates Lubavitcher Rebbe With Scholar in Residence

To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Chabad of Riverdale will be hosting Rabbi Lazer Gurkow of Congregation Beth Tefilah of London, Ontario, over the Shabbat of June 19–20.

Rabbi Gurkow is a sought-after teacher who has presented in Israel,

Rabbi Kohl Joins the Young Israel of Stamford Community

The Young Israel of Stamford has announced the appointment of Rabbi Eli Kohl as its lead Rabbi, effective August 1. Rabbi Eli Kohl and his wife, Naomi, will be joining the Stamford community from Mt. Kisco, where Rabbi Kohl previously presided over the congregation at the Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation. Rabbi Kohl was also a

Chabad of Riverdale Hosts Community-Wide Lag B’Omer Picnic

Chabad of Riverdale sponsored a community-wide celebration for Lag B’Omer, featuring Noah’s Ark, a petting zoo, a monkey show, a human hamster ball, rides and arts and crafts. The picnic, which drew hundreds of people from all over the Bronx, took place in Seton Park, Riverdale, on Thursday afternoon, May 7.

SAR Teachers Score Big in Hackathon

A UJA supported hackathon, which brought together Jewish educators across the NY area to solve issues surrounding Jewish education using the latest technology, was held in mid-May. Over 100 teachers, students, and techies congregated for 10 hours on May 18th in Manhattan to solve problems, share ideas, and create new products in the

YU Creates Jay Stepelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Integrity

Yeshiva University has announced the establishment of The Jay Stepelman Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Integrity, in memory of Mr. Jay Stepelman, z”l, YU teacher and mentor and longtime Riverdalian, who passed away last year. The award will be presented to a graduating senior from Yeshiva University High School for Boys

JCC Greenwich Teens Raise Money to Help End Childhood Hunger

Nearly one in five American children go to bed hungry. Teens in Greenwich, CT, together with JCC Greenwich, sprung to action, helping to raise $1,000 for the cause.

Through a partnership with Areyvut, an New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, teenagers from JCC Greenwich met every month to

UJA Greenwich Hosts Annual Gala

UJA Greenwich held its annual gala honoring First Selectman Peter Tesei, and presenting The Hillel Silverman Community Service Award to the Lipton Family in memory and honor of Amy Lipton (z”l). The evening featured a performance by comic actor Yisrael Campbell, and was co-chaired by Alice and Michael Delikat and Marlene

Reuth Hosts Documentary Screening, Highlights Nonprofit Mission

One of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in Israel is the Reuth Medical Center, which provides rehabilitation and long-term care to children, the needy, the chronically ill, the elderly, wounded soldiers and victims of terror. Reuth, which is the Hebrew word for “friendship,” is an organization firmly grounded in

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