Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community News

Area Shuls to Participate In OU Community Fair

On Sunday, November 24, four local Modern Orthodox communities will join 59 others at the seventh Annual OU Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion. The fair provides information and resources for those considering relocating. All four will tout their

Community Day Schools Join the Ari Fuld Project

In a letter to the SAR community last month, SAR Academy and High School unveiled the Ari Fuld Project, established to honor the memory of Ari Fuld, HY”D, who was murdered just a few days before Yom Kippur 2018. 

“Ari’s murder touched our community deeply, as he was the son of former SAR

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Bring Shira Billet to YINR

Shira Billet, PhD, will present “Imitatio Dei (Emulating God) in the Technological Age: Between Self-Limiting and Excess” on Tuesday, November 19, at 8 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.

ADL Hosts Annual Summit On Anti-Semitism

“Never Is Now” is ADL’s Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate. As ADL’s signature annual event, it is at its core a one-day conference focused on understanding contemporary drivers and dynamics of anti-Semitism. However, one cannot look at anti-Semitism in a vacuum given the daily reminders that any type of hate or bias ultimately

650 Leaders From Westchester and Connecticut Raise $800,000 at FIDF Gala 

(Courtesy of FIDF) About 650 members of the Westchester and Connecticut communities gathered Nov. 3 for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Westchester and Connecticut Gala, “A Night of Heroes,” at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to salute Israel’s brave men and women in uniform. The FIDF gala raised $800,000

Jewish Communal Fund Special Gifts Fund Announces Grants of Nearly $1 Million to Jewish Charities 

 (Courtesy of JCF) Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, approved grants totaling $985,000 to local Jewish charities in the New York area through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. Since 1999, the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund has granted more than

NechamaComfort to Hold Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of NechamaComfort) Reva and Danny Judas were away from home when their newborn son died suddenly after living only 12 hours. No one knew what do. “I was in shock, devastated. My father is a rabbi, but this was never something that was covered in his training,” said Reva. “The rest of our family, friends, the community—no

Jew in the City All-Stars to Be Awarded in December

On Monday, December 2, the sixth Annual Jew in the City All Star event will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The awards show and premiere party is known as the greatest night each year in Orthodox Jewish professional success.

This year’s event will celebrate the

Jennifer Galeon of Scarsdale Receives Award at Lions Lunch

The UJA-Federation of New York’s New York Lions Lunch was held on October 31 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. Scarsdale resident Jennifer Galeon was the recipient of the Martha K. Selig Young Leadership Award for her leadership and dedicated service to the community.

More than 450

Stamford Couple to Be Honored At Bi-Cultural Celebration Dinner

(Courtesy of BCHA) Several leaders of the Connecticut Jewish community will be honored for their commitment to Jewish education and their dedication to community service at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy celebration dinner, to be held Sunday evening, January 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Stamford Hotel.The theme of this year’s

Authors Dennis Ross and David Makovsky Address Greenwich Audience

In a recent presentation at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, who are each distinguished fellows at the Washington Institute for Near-East Policy, called on Israel’s next government to rise up to the challenges facing the country, and to make the difficult decisions necessary to secure Israel’s

NYC Councilman  To Challenge AOC

On April 28, New York City Council’s Majority Whip, Fernando Cabrera, will challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the current Congress member for New York’s 14th district serving the East Bronx and northern Queens, in a Democratic primary election.

Cabrera explained that his campaign’s

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