Sunday, June 04, 2023

Community News

RKYHS Sephardic Minyan Welcomes New Torah

(Courtesy of RKYHS) What an unbelievable zechut for all of JKHA and RKYHS to be able to participate in a Sephardic hachnasat sefer Torah on Lag B’Omer. The new Sephardic sefer Torah that was welcomed into the school was commissioned and dedicated by the Levi family in honor of their son and JKHA eighth grader Eli’s bar


Linden’s Anshe Chesed Celebrates Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Cong Anshe Chesed) On Sunday, May 7, members and friends of Congregation Anshe Chesed of Linden gathered for the shul’s annual dinner. The event featured a beautiful dinner, catered by Riverdale Kosher Caterers, and a meaningful program giving tribute to Rabbi Steven Dworken z’l, the much beloved rav who


NYC Mayor: Stop ‘Attacking Yeshivas’

Mayor Eric Adams offers strong support for yeshiva education after left-wing media outlets repeatedly demonize religious Jewish schools.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams spoke out about the merits of yeshiva education at an event last Wednesday, pushing back after sustained


Bonei Olam Hosts Riverdale/Westchester Fundraiser

(Courtesy of Bonei Olam) On Thursday May 4, nearly 200 people came together to support the annual Bonei Olam Riverdale/Westchester event to raise money for local couples seeking help with various fertility obstacles. The evening, hosted at the Riverdale Jewish Center, was uniquely geared towards


Edison’s Rabbi Yaakov and Faigie Luban Honored for More Than 40 Years of Service

More than 400 people paid tribute to Rabbi Yaakov and Faigie Luban at Edison’s Congregation Ohr Torah’s annual dinner at the Marigold in Somerset, New Jersey on Sunday evening, May 7. Dozens of rebbeim and heads of school from all facets of Rabbi Luban’s personal and professional life came from the surrounding area and beyond


CAMERA to Celebrate Israel’s 75th Anniversary

(Courtesy of CAMERA) Pro-Israel media watchdog CAMERA will hold its annual gala, celebrating Israel’s 75 thanniversary, on Sunday, June 4, at beautiful Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River, New York City.

The gathering will showcase celebrity speakers Alan Dershowitz, Noa Tishby and Col.


More Than 100 Early Childhood Educators Participate in SAR Nursery ‘Study Tour’

(Courtesy of SAR Academy News) The school year is rapidly coming to a close at the Riverdale Temple. But Alexandra Abikzer, director of the Riverdale preschool, is already brimming with excitement for the fall.

That’s because Abikzer is gearing up to implement some new and progressive changes


Jewish Schools Across the US Make a Klee for Israel’s 75th

(Courtesy of ACHI) ACHI, American Communities Helping Israel, has designated 2023 as the Year of the Klee. In Hebrew, a klee means a vessel, like a bowl or plate. ACHI’s commitment is to keep the klee filled with foods or other goods made in Israel. Many Jewish day schools across the US have participated in this project by decorating


From Strength to Strength: Friendship Circle 2023 Gala Inspires

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) The oohs and aahs kept coming all evening. Some of those attending the 2023 Friendship Circle Banquet at LifeTown experienced the facility for the first time, wandering through the LifeTown Shoppes, exploring specialty areas like the Tactile Room that recreates the Jersey Shore experience, even


Robert Kraft Headlines United Hatzalah’s Fourth Annual New York Gala

The New England Patriots’ owner is the keynote speaker at this year’s event as the organization joins forces with his initiative to fight antisemitism.

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) Keynote speaker Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, will be headlining United


Elizabeth Stands Strong in the Face of Antisemitism

For the second time in recent weeks, the Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey had portions of its building defaced by antisemitic graffiti.  A building where hundreds of Jewish children come to learn each day had pejoratives and hateful words about Jews scrawled on its walls.  Buildings that stand on a property central to the area’s


YI of E. Brunswick Honors Wasser Rabbinic Legacy

The Young Israel of East Brunswick (YIEB) held its annual dinner on May 7 in the Radisson Hotel in Freehold, honoring Rabbi and Rebbetzin Wasser for their many years of service to the community.

Dinner chairman and close friend of the Wassers, Jeff

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