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Iran and BDS Top Agenda on NORPAC Mission to Washington

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Members of Congress and their aides met with the more than 1,000 people who joined NORPAC’s annual Mission to Washington on May 17. Participants armed with talking points provided by the organization met in small groups with 94 Senate offices and 330 House offices to ask for their support on upcoming bills to...

Northeast Jewish Center Enjoys Lag B’Omer Festivities

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The Northeast Jewish Center celebrated Lag B’Omer with music, food, a birthday party and a bonfire. Pey Daled played for the crowd.

Limmud FSU Conference Draws Crowd of a Thousand

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Rye Brook—More than 1,000 gathered this weekend for Limmud Former Soviet Union (FSU) New York, the biggest event geared toward the Russian-speaking Jewish community in the tristate area. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., opened the exhibition on Leonard Cohen’s life and Jewish roots on Friday.

There are currently an estimated 200,000 Russian Jews in the tristate area and 700,000 in the United States. Limmud FSU New York is a dynamic and pluralistic Jewish festival of culture, creativity and learning featuring more than 80 inspiring speakers and 120 panels, workshops and discussions on subjects ranging from art, to Jewish culture and tradition, history, politics, academics, business and...

Chabad of Riverdale Hosts Ice Cream Party

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Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale is sponsoring a Shavuot ice cream party, which will take place at PS 24, 660 West 236th Street on Sunday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m.

The holiday of Shavuot marks the day that the Jewish people received the Torah at Mt. Sinai 3,318 years ago. Since children are considered the guarantors of Torah, Chabad will hold this special party so local kids can hear the reading of the Ten Commandments while enjoying ice cream. There is an age-old Jewish custom to eat dairy foods on this holiday.

This program is free of charge, and geared to all children up to age 10. There will be prizes and games for all participating kids.

For more information, call 718-549-1100 ext. 10.

Chabad of Yonkers Celebrates Lag B’Omer

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Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz and the Chabad of Yonkers hosted a wonderful Lag B’Omer celebration at the Greystone Jewish Center for a BBQ, bonfire with roasted marshmallows and play.

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