Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community News

Chabad Celebrates Chanukah in Yonkers

Senator Shelley Mayer and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano listen to Chabad of Yonkers Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, with City Council President Mike Khader, at Mayor Spano’s Yonkers City Hall Chanukah Celebration, in the rotunda of Yonkers City Hall.  (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

READ650 Seeks Entries for Storytelling Events in Westchester

READ650, together with UJA-Federation of New York, is seeking submissions for a local storytelling event featuring short essays on Jewish topics that will be read aloud by the authors. The call is now open for stories, to be presented at a community-wide event and reception on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m., at the Ossie Davis Theater, New

Congressman Engel Hosts Holiday Reception For Local Leaders

On Sunday, December 15, Congressman Elliot Engel hosted an end-of-year holiday reception for community leaders throughout New York’s 16th congressional district. Representative Engel is also the current chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The annual event was held once again at The Riverview, a catering facility on

MTA to Honor Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Michael Taubes (’76) At Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of MTA) MTA will pay tribute to Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Michael Taubes (’76) at the Yeshiva University High Schools Annual Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Marina Del Rey. 

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Rabbi Taubes as a leader, posek, and role model for the MTA community

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Evelyn Cohen to YINR

Evelyn Cohen will present “Images of Jewish Women in the Visual Arts of Renaissance Italy” on Wednesday, January 8, at 8:00 p.m. at Young Israel of New Rochelle. The lecture, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies, is free and open to women and men.

Evelyn M. Cohen is an

JNF Holds Annual Water and Wine Event 

(Courtesy of JNF) Local supporters of Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF) gathered earlier this month at Westchester Reform Temple for JNF’s Seventh Annual Water and Wine event. Attendees heard from Israeli-American journalist and TV news anchor Michelle Divon, who spoke about her experiences at the Gaza border and

Just for Laughs at Fleetwood Synagogue

If you missed Fleetwood Synagogue’s Second Annual Comedy Night featuring Eli Lebowicz, you might have a bad case of FOMO: fear of milchik opportunities.

Eli Lebowicz gave new meaning to the familiar acronym, explaining why some people won’t commit to having a steak, for fear of the

Fleetwood Synagogue Hosts ‘Latkes and Lights’ Chanukah Party

(Courtesy of Fleetwood Synagogue)  Fleetwood Synagogue started the fun early with a festive pre-Chanukah bash on December 15. Kids participated in various Chanukah-themed games and crafts, followed by dinner and a stuff-your-own-sufganiyot station. Kids and adults alike enjoyed using candy syringes to

Yeshivat Frisch Announces Dinner Honorees

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Frisch) The annual Yeshivat Frisch Dinner will take place on Motzei Shabbat, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe. The theme for the 2020 dinner, “Looking Forward,” celebrates Frisch’s community of support that allows the school to constantly aim for new educational innovations

Riverdale Mourns Jersey City Murder Victims

(Courtesy of HIR) Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Rabbi Stephen Exler and Rabbi Joseph Robinson spoke before an assembly of 100 people from several different Riverdale synagogues at the Riverdale Bell Tower Park, mourning the victims of the Jersey City murders.

BCHA Performs ‘The Lion King’ to Rave Reviews

Janice Chaikelson Steinberg, theater director/choreographer of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy’s (BCHA) production of “The Lion King,” was thrilled with this year’s productions, held on Thursday, December 12 and twice on Sunday,

Chabad Builds Chanukah City in Yonkers 

On Sunday, December 22, six of Westchester’s Chabad Centers joined together to host the first “Chanukah City” celebration, at Yonkers’ Ridge Hill Shopping Center. Over 1,000 participated in complimentary indoor and outdoor holiday activities

Chabad of

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