Sunday, February 17, 2019

Community News

YIOZ Hosts Festschrift Event in Honor of Former YU President Richard Joel

On Motzaei Shabbat, January 26, Young Israel-OZ of North Riverdale hosted a fireside chat with Richard Joel, on the occasion of the release of “Ennoble and Enable,” a new academic publication known as a festschrift, literally a feast of essays. A festschrift

Kinneret to Hold Annual Auction Benefit This Sunday

The 15th Annual Kinneret Auction Benefit will take place this Sunday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Kinneret Day School in Riverdale. Proceeds will benefit the KDS Endowment and its scholarship fund. Alumni, families and teachers will join together for a night of celebration and support. While many

Meet Troop 613, Westchester’s Jewish Boy Scouts

Founded in 2010 at the Hebrew Institute of White Plains, Boy Scout Troop 613 is an active member of mid-Westchester’s Mohican Lodge of the regional Boy Scouts Council. Troop Leader Evan Gilder explained, “My son wanted to do scouting, but there were no opportunities for a religious kid to be

Riverdale Yachad Shabbaton Concludes With Drum Circle

Yachad members enjoyed a community-wide shabbaton in Riverdale this past Shabbat, co-hosted by The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale-the Bayit, the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Young Israel of Riverdale. After a beautiful Shabbat experience, a special drum circle followed

Rabbi Elli Fischer to Give Shiur in Stamford

(Courtesy of Cong. Agudath Sholom) Rabbi Elli Fischer, a noted scholar and writer from Israel, will be giving a shiur at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford on Sunday morning, Februray 24, at 9:30 a.m. after morning minyan.

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Dr. Jodi Magness to YINR

Award-winning archaeologist and professor of early Judaism Dr. Jodi Magness will present “More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee—an Update on the Last Two Years” on Wednesday, February 20, at 8 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored

Fleetwood Synagogue to Present Comedian Ashley Blaker

For the first time ever in the Westchester/Riverdale area, comedian Ashley Blaker will be performing, direct from his Off Broadway show, at the Fleetwood Synagogue, in Mount Vernon, Motzei Shabbat, February 23, at 8:30. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $36 at the door. Reserve your ticket for «Strictly

UJA-Federation of NY Presents Three Books, Three Writers, Three Stories

For those who love a good book, UJA-Federation of New York has announced its Westchester Writer Series, “Three Books, Three Writers and Three Stories,” presenting newly released publications for those looking for insightful reads and the chance to hear the authors share

West Orange Just Keeps Getting Better

The West Orange, New Jersey community is excited to welcome visitors and prospective residents to its annual Discover West Orange Shabbaton, to be held this year on the Shabbat of March 8-9, Parshat Pekudei. The shabbaton is a way for the township’s Jewish community to show potential

Riverdale Unites on Substance Abuse and Addiction

Approximately 200 people turned out last Motzei Shabbat at the Riverdale Jewish Center for an evening of awareness and education hosted jointly by the synagogue and Amudim to address the growing substance abuse and addiction problem that has spared no

Wear Pink on Sharsheret ‘Pink Day,’ February 13

Consider wearing all pink on Wednesday, February 13, joining with thousands of others sharing information about Sharsheret’s vital programs and services on Sharsheret Pink Day. Pink Day, first launched in 2010, is a worldwide initiative run by students to raise awareness about

TLC and YIS Team Up to Create Learning Opportunities in Stamford

The Stamford Community was at a loss when Yeshiva Bais Binyamin decided to return to its homeground in Monsey. However, a silver lining appeared in the person of Rabbi Kivi Attar, a third-generation Stamfordite, who started The Stamford Community Torah Learning Center—TLC—in August 2016, in partnership

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