Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community News

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

West Hartford’s Rabbi Brander Heads to Israel As Part of New Global Rabbinic Collaboration

(Courtesy of YIWH) Next week, Rabbi Tuvia Brander, spiritual leader of the Young Israel of West Hartford, will head to Israel to help lead a new initiative on behalf of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the leading membership organization of Orthodox rabbis in North America, and the Barkai Center for Rabbinics in Israel.

Tzedaka Yomi: Change The World $1 at a Time

This week, hundreds of thousands of Jews across the globe will be participating in the Siyum Hashas celebration, as they complete the 7 1/2-year Daf Yomi cycle. Thousands more will begin learning a page of Talmud a day as the new cycle begins.

Now there is another opportunity to engage in the

‘Intimate Voices’ Continues Its 11th Season 

(Courtesy of Intimate Voices) Intimate Voices, a Riverdale-based chamber music series featuring world-class musicians, will present the second series concert of its 11th season on Saturday January 11, at 8:00 p.m. at its home, the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR), 475 West 250th Street, Bronx, New

Spend a ‘Shabbos in Stamford’

“Shabbos in Stamford,” a unique initiative created to attract families to the Jewish community in Stamford, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Miriam Sperber, director of admissions at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA) in Stamford and chair of the event explained that the program is hosted and sponsored by the school. Prior to

Bronx Jewish Center Celebrates Chanukah

Jews: No More Sitting Ducks

After each anti-Semitic attack, Jews seem to get weaker and more vulnerable. One reason is that instead of taking real action, we prefer to complain and release cliché-ridden statements expressing our “outrage.”

If you have a political agenda, such loud condemnations can be useful. If a

Chabad of Yonkers Unites and Lights on Chanukah

While carrying the sadness of their fellow congregants who were viciously attacked the night before in Mosey, New York, more than 100 people celebrated the eighth night of Chanukah at Chabad of Yonkers on North Broadway.

Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, rabbi of Chabad of Yonkers,

HIR Hosts Immigration and Jewish Values Panel

A panel discussion titled “Jewish Values and the Immigration Crisis” was held at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale on Saturday evening, December 14. Sixty people heard presentations from a recent immigrant, a Riverdalian contributing her time to helping refugees at the border, and from a

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