Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community News

HIR Sets Israeli Film Night for March 22

Two short dramas that explore the dynamic of Jewish tradition, modern Israeli life and family will highlight an Israeli Film Night to be held on Sunday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, HIR, or The Bayit, 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway at the corner of Netherland Avenue.


Pilnik Named Director of Center for Holocaust And Genocide Studies at YU

(Courtesy of YU) Dr. Shay Pilnik has been hired as the premier director of the newly founded Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University. He began his tenure in February 2020.

Before coming to the Fish Center, Dr. Pilnik headed the Nathan & Esther

Northeast Jewish Center Holds 62nd Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Northeast Jewish Center) Northeast Jewish Center celebrated 62 years on Sunday, March 1, with its annual gala dinner honoring Rabbi Craig Glasser for his 20 years of service to the community.  The event was a fun-filled, well attended event with great food and live music by Jonathan Cahr

Young Israel of West Hartford Celebrates 50 Years

The Young Israel of West Hartford is celebrating its golden anniversary with an elegant evening of food, friends, tribute, memory and music. Over the course of the evening, the community will give special thanks to past rabbis and presidents, celebrate the exciting present and look to the next 50 years of

Coronavirus Hits Home

A beloved father, mother, son and daughter from New Rochelle’s Jewish community have been diagnosed with coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. New Rochelle’s “patient one” is Lawrence Garbuz, a well-known, well-liked trusts and estates attorney who works in Manhattan. He is an SAR High School and

Ma’ayanot Dinner To Honor Outgoing Principal Rivka Kahan

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) Ma’ayanot’s annual scholarship dinner, Saturday evening, March 7, will celebrate outgoing principal Rivka Kahan, and express hakarat hatov for her

Ari Fuld, HY”D, Remembered During Worldwide Tefillat Esther

Religious Zionists of America—Mizrachi, in collaboration with IsraEd (Israel Education Network), will be hosting an interactive, online tefillah initiative with schools across North America. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ari

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Holds Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of YCT) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah has been training and placing Modern Orthodox rabbis for 20 years and now has over 130 rabbis serving in the field! Some know it for

HHREC Elects New Advisory Board Members

The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) elected two new members to its advisory board of directors.

Cong. B’nai Yisrael Plans Kidney Donation Awareness Event

“The Anatomy of Kindness” is a presentation by Rabbi Sturm of Brooklyn. The presentation is about giving the

Fleetwood Synagogue Hosts Annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Lecture

(Courtesy of Fleetwood Synagogue) Fleetwood Synagogue recently hosted Miriam Krupka Berger as part of its annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Lecture series. This year’s program was titled “The Prophet, the Priest, and the Public: An Examination of the Balance of

Partners in Torah Continues Building Bridges to Judaism

It was more than 22 years ago that Greg Wall signed up to become a Partners in Torah student since his weekly calls with Brooklyn’s Heshi Stern sparked his interest in Jewish law. As the years went by and their partnership continued, Wall became ordained as

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