Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Community News

RYNJ Honors Alumni Faculty Members at Scholarship Reception

River Edge—The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, in its largest fundraiser of the year, is honoring the 13 faculty members of the school who have also matriculated from its ranks. “There is no greater nachat than having our alumni return as rebbeim, morot, and teachers,” said Rabbi Daniel Price, RYNJ’s head of school. The

Shalom Task Force Brunch Set for May 3rd

The Third Annual Shalom Task Force brunch will be held on Sunday, May 3.  This year’s brunch will honor the esteemed Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, a pioneer in creating awareness and support for victims of domestic abuse. Mrs. Sheila Selig will receive the Community Leadership award. The Dedicated Service award will pay tribute to Mrs.

Schusterman Foundation Announces Inaugural Class of Leadership Fellows

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation announced it has launched the Schusterman Fellowship to develop outstanding professional and volunteer leaders for the Jewish community and beyond. This new 18-month executive leadership program features custom-built professional development experiences designed to enable Fellows to gain

Rabbi Dr. Aaron and Marjorie Glatt Visit Young Israel of Stamford on May 9

On May 9, the Young Israel of Stamford congregants will be in for a treat. That Shabbos, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt of the Young Israel of Woodmere will be presenting three talks about issues relating to medicine, ethics, and halacha. As an international lecturer on medical and halachic issues, Rabbi Dr. Glatt has authored

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Renowned Religious Zionist Leader, Dies at 81

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leading religious Zionist figure and the chief rabbi of the prestigious Har Etzion yeshiva in Judea, died on Monday at 81.

Lichtenstein, who lived in the community of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion, received the Israel Prize for Jewish

The Biale Rebbe of Bnei Brak Arrives in New York

A member of the Biala dynasty is coming to offer blessings and counsel, comfort and chizuk to the people of New York. He is one of the current descendants of the Prshiskhe dynasty, whose first rebbe was a fourth-generation disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Rabinowicz, (the Holy Jew/Der Yid haKodesh) of Przysucha. Der Yid

Rabbi Weiss Pens a Memoir of the Soviet Jewry Movement

The Soviet Jewry Movement is a far-off memory for some, and unfamiliar to many young people, but not so for Rabbi Avi Weiss. Affectionately known as Rav Avi, Weiss’s fourth book (and third on Jewish activism), Open Up The Iron Door: Memoirs of A Soviet Jewish Activist, is trying to change all

Ruach Program at YINR a Growing Social Tradition

The Ruach program at Young Israel of New Rochelle is a 2½-year-old program connecting the entire community and neighboring cities and towns. The Wednesday lunches are followed by a presentation, activity, or movie screening, and is typically held at YINR with topics of discussion in the areas of religion,

Orthodox Union’s Rabbi Steven Weil at Riverdale Jewish Center, Shabbat Parshat Shemini

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU Community Weekend at Riverdale Jewish Center from Friday, April 17 to Saturday, April 18, Shabbat Parshat Shemini.

The OU-member synagogue is located at 3700 Independence Avenue.

14th Annual Westchester Jewish Film Festival Gears Up

The Jacob Burns Film Center, in partnership with the AJC, is hosting its 14th annual Jewish Film Festival from April 8-30. The festival has a diverse array of programs celebrating the Jewish experience, including 14 films this year from Israel. Many of the films will be followed by interactive elements,

Migdal Ohr to Hold Annual Gala Dinner in New York City on April 29

Migdal Ohr, Israel’s premier organization for underprivileged, orphaned, abused, and new immigrant children, will hold its Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, April 29 at IAC Headquarters in New York City. This year’s event will honor distinguished supporters who have contributed significantly to the success of the organization

Reflecting on Empathy and an Unspeakable Tragedy

In the end it is for their benefit and for our benefit, but we cannot understand the master plan,” said Gabriel Sassoon, the father of seven Jewish children from Brooklyn who died in a house fire over the weekend, at their funeral in Jerusalem on Monday.

At the tenderest possible moment, Sassoon shows

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