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Congregation Beth Aharon Celebrates Tu B’Shevat

Congregation Beth Aharon celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the “birthday of the

Selfhelp Launches Novel Holocaust Ed Program

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, was commemorated by Selfhelp Community Services when it introduced its HEARTS (Holocaust Educational Arts) Program and accepted a donation of a painting by Holocaust survivor and artist Vitaliy Veksler. Veksler’s painting,

YU Launches Alumni Mentoring Program

(Courtesy of YU) The career center, in partnership with the office of alumni affairs, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Yeshiva University Mentoring Volunteer Program, or YU-MVP. This

Stamford JCC to Present Transition Program Options for Students With Special Needs

(Courtesy of Stamford JCC) The Stamford Jewish Community Center (JCC) Special Needs/Inclusion Department is presenting a hands-on workshop for parents titled “Special Education Forum: Exploring Transition Programs for College &

Cong. Agudath Sholom to Host Rabbi Avi Weiss

Rabbi Avi Weiss, the founding rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and the founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Shabbat, March 7.

Agudath Sholom Plans Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Program

Abbie Sophia, profiled on The Layers Project, will be the featured speaker at a program that will discuss infertility and pregnancy loss, to be held on Wednesday, March 18, at Congregation Agudath Sholom at 8 p.m. She will share her personal experiences on these issues.

Bring Your Family and ‘Discover West Orange’

According to Essex Ed, Turtle Back Zoo’s groundhog, everyone should gear up for an early spring. There’s no better place to start than the warm West Orange Jewish community at its annual Discover West Orange shabbaton. Discover West Orange, including the shabbaton, is a

SINAI: Helping Children Believe in Themselves

Building up, or building back up, a child’s self-esteem is often the first step required when a student begins at any SINAI Schools campus. SINAI operates full-service school programs for children with special needs inside yeshiva day and high schools, enabling SINAI students to interact as members of

WDS ‘Instant Shabbat’ Cookbook Nears Completion

On January 14, in a letter to the Westchester Day School and the Westchester Summer Day families, Head of School Rabbi Joshua Lookstein invited the community to come together for phase two of their Instant Shabbat Cookbook project. While phase one consisted of submitting recipes for the

Westchester Marks MLK Day 2020


Monday, January 20, was a bitterly cold, blustery day, but that didn’t stop more than 5,000 volunteers from participating in service projects on more than 60 sites in the New York area as they pitched in on UJA’s MLK Day of Service to “Make Time for Good on MLK

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Honors Community Leaders

(Courtesy of BCHA) A record-breaking crowd of close to 500 guests filled the ballroom of the Hilton Stamford Hotel on Sunday evening, January 12, to honor several prominent leaders of the Fairfield County

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Lisa Schlaff to YINR

Lisa Schlaff will present “The Broken Heifer: Communal Responsibility in an Age of Individuality” on

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