Saturday, January 25, 2020

Community News

UJA and WJC Host Local Forum on Anti-Semitism

On January 8, over 800 attended “Anti-Semitism: What We Face and How We Fight It” hosted by White Plains’ Temple Israel Center and sponsored by UJA in collaboration with the Westchester Jewish Council.

Fleetwood Synagogue to Offer Lecture Series

Fleetwood Synagogue presents the 16th Annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Lecture Series

Chabad of Riverdale Marks End of Busy Chanukah Season

On Sunday, December 29, Rabbi Levi Shem Tov once again invited the Riverdale community to the Memorial Bell Tower in the center of Riverdale for the lighting of the giant public menorah for the final night of Chanukah 5780. On that cold, rainy December night, Rabbi Shem Tov rose above the crowd in

White Plains Menorah Lighting Attracts Community Support

On Sunday, December 29, the Westchester community joined together for the eighth night of Chanukah to light the menorah at Tibbits Park in White Plains. This previously scheduled event happened to occur after a string of anti-Semitic attacks across the New York area during Chanukah, and the day

Holocaust Education Center To Offer Worskhops

(Courtesy of HHREC) Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is sponsoring the popular Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop. This workshop is designed specifically for family members of Holocaust survivors who would like to preserve their

Stamford’s Congregation Agudath Sholom Begins Renovations

On any given Shabbat morning, Congregation Agudath Sholom (CAS) is overflowing, with strollers filling the lobby and multitudes of people coming together for davening. Agudath Sholom’s current membership of over 500 families, with more and more young families joining each year, inspired the need

Jews Unite Against Anti-Semitism

In November 2019, a chasidic Jewish man was slashed in Monsey while walking to shul. On December 12, a man and a woman burst into a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey, killing several people in an anti-Semitic rampage. On January 2, a

Riverdale Mother-Son Talmud Team Rocks Talmud Israeli Finals

On Sunday, December 15, Riverdale residents Yardaena Osband and her eighth-grade son, Yonah Glazer, participated in Jerusalem in Talmud Israeli’s Chidon Olami.

Osband first learned about the

Locals Celebrate Siyum HaShas

As 2020 began, many locals joined over 90,000 at MetLife Stadium, and thousands more worldwide, celebrating the 13th Daf Yomi Siyum HaShas.

YINR Rabbi Reuven Fink explained, “I started learning Daf

Reflections on Recent Anti-Semitism By Eliora Wolf

Northern NJ Ice Menorah Sculpture Is Vandalized; Community Unites in Support

 On Wednesday, December 25, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the ice menorah sculpture located on Church Street in Montclair, New Jersey was vandalized, with all eight branches as well as the shamash broken off. A witness observed a juvenile, approximately 10 to 12 years of age, near the menorah at that time, and called the police an

Bronx Dreidel Ball: Minor Miracle, Major Enjoyment

The 15th Annual Bronx Jewish Community Council Dreidel Ball was “a minor miracle in itself,” shared Niti Minkove, director of volunteers, Bronx Jewish Community Council. Through the efforts of almost 300 volunteers, more than 50 Bronx seniors came together at the Conservative Synagogue/Adath Israel in Riverdale to celebrate

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