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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Honored for 50 Years of Teaching at YU

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In a day filled with festivities and brimming with pride from their families, the musmachim (rabbinic graduates) who took part in Yeshiva University’s 2017 Chag HaSemikhah joined more than 3,000 rabbinic alumni who have gone on to become distinguished Orthodox rabbis, scholars, educators and leaders around the...


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SDC/Bais Sholom Hosts Pre-Pesach Shiur

The Spuyten Duyvil Congregation will be hosting its next shiur, “The Hidden Haggadah,” on Monday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. It will be held in the Whitehall building, 3333 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, NY. The Mysterious Judges series will resume after Pesach. Shiurim will be given by Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt. For more information, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

UJF Holocaust Memorial Exhibit, April 3

Premiere exhibit of «Photos and Reflections of a Local Holocaust Survivor» & Yad Vashem’s “The Anguish of Liberation as Reflection in Art.” This special display, based on the collection of the Yad Vashem, features works...

Chabad of Riverdale Plans Hands-On Model Matzah Bakery for Kids

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With the approach of Passover, holiday preparation, shopping and cleaning are in full swing. This year, children will play a special role in ushering in the holiday with the Model Matzah Bakery. Dozens of local children will participate in a hands-on pre-Passover experience on Sunday, April 2, at Chabad of Riverdale.

This unique event brings children together for a hands-on, exciting educational journey exploring the history and significance of Passover and matzah. The children will re-enact the process of manufacturing matzah, from grinding the flour to kneading the dough, to baking the matzahs on a stone oven, all within 18 minutes, the time limit in which matzah must be made.


Yeshiva University Presents ‘Pesach and the Future of Jewish Thought’

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Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will lead the discussion.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will lead a discussion on “Pesach and the Future of Jewish Thought” on Sunday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at Yeshiva University’s Lamport Auditorium at 2540 Amsterdam Avenue, New York.

The event celebrates the publication of “Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought” by the University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center and assistant professor of Judaic studies, describes the “Books of the People” as “an extraordinary...

Westchester Holocaust Remembrance Program Offers Living History

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Among the first speakers of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Program was Bernhard Storch, who spoke at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center, opening the annual Holocaust Remembrance Program, sponsored by JCY-Westchester Community Partners, a division of the Family Service Society of Yonkers. Mr. Storch was born in South Poland on November 19, 1922. When World War II erupted on September 1, 1939, he left home at the age of 16 on his mother’s advice, seeking safety ahead of the advancing German army. After 10 days he arrived in the city of Lvov. On September 18, 1939, the troops of the USSR occupied the city, and in May 1940, he was arrested by the KGB (Russian secret police) and...
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