Friday, June 22, 2018

Community News

Torah Educators Network Holds YHShare Inaugural Conference

Having participated in many Jewish educational conferences over the years, Rabbi Perry Tirschwell realized that certain specific needs of classroom teachers are sorely neglected. To address this gap, he organized a two-day conference held at The Frisch School on Tuesday, June 12, and at

YU Undergrads Lead Shavuot Learning Programs Across the Country

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Shavuot, more than 85 Yeshiva University students traveled to 17 communities across North America to share their love of Torah and

Dobbs Ferry Seniors Organize Bar Mitzvah for Boy in Youth Detention Center

(Courtesy of Chabad) Thirteen-year-old Joshua, a resident at the Children’s Village juvenile facility in Dobbs Ferry, New York, celebrated his bar mitzvah with the help

Riverdale, New Rochelle Students Show Off Fancy Footwork

On Sunday, June 10, Cinzia’s Dance Studio presented their annual Star Studded Showcase recital at The Tarrytown Music Hall. Many Riverdale and Westchester community children between 3 and 17 years old performed at this dance event. The girls’ performances included all skill

Riverdale Jewish Center Hosts Dignitaries at Annual Dinner

Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), former Senator Joseph Lieberman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz attended the annual Riverdale Jewish Center (RJC) dinner on Sunday.

 

Dr. Shana Strauch Schick to Present at YINR

(Courtesy of YINR) Dr. Shana Strauch Schick, a post-doctoral fellow at The Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Cairo Genizah at Haifa University, will present

Touro Graduate School of Social Work Honors Class of 2018

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College Graduate School of Social Work honored the 120 members of the Class of 2018 last week with an awards celebration at the 92nd

Mesorah Heritage Foundation Holds Dinner Commemorating First Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z’l

(Courtesy of Mesorah Heritage Foundation) The Mesorah Heritage Foundation held its first dinner in six years at the Brooklyn Ma

HHREC Spring Luncheon Brings a Younger Generation Together

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) Spring Luncheon, held at Bet Am Shalom in White Plains, attracted more than 100 people and focused on the important mission of how we can teach our children about the Holocaust. Millie Jasper, executive director of HHREC,

OU Awards ‘Challenge Grants’ for Women’s Programming

A multigenerational women’s leadership initiative, pairing teens and young women with veteran members of the synagogue to develop new solutions to old challenges. A part-time female member of the shul’s professional staff to engage specifically with female members. A

YI of White Plains Smashes Fundraising Goals

The Young Israel of White Plains broke all previous fundraising records at its recent roots-themed annual dinner. The dinner honored beloved lay leaders Yael and Sandy Rosenberg, Marilyn and Chaim Ezra Berkowitz and Devora Albelda.

Rivertowns Women Find Good Cause for Girls’ Night Out

Women in the Rivertowns recently found a good cause for a girls’ night out: sorting and packing supplies for Afya Foundation, a medical supply recovery organization. The evening took place at the Shames JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown, which has allocated

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