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Armonk Family Will Compete in Three Different Sports at World Maccabiah Games

In what is likely the first of its kind, two generations of the Binder family from Armonk, will compete in three different sports at the 2022 “Jewish Olympics” known officially as the 21st World Maccabiah Games. Jeffrey Binder (55), Abigail Binder (20), and Zachary Binder (18) have been selected to compete in masters-level men’s tennis, open-level women’s volleyball, and open-level men’s fencing respectively. They will represent the United States as part of the Maccabi USA delegation to the world games held every four years in Israel – all will be first-time members of Team USA.

46th Annual Westchester Jewish Music & Arts Festival Returns!

The 46th Annual Westchester Jewish Music and Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022, from noon to 6 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.  The festival is presented by The Westchester Jewish Council and in cooperation with Westchester County Parks.  

Poetry Path Installation at Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary

Poetry and nature go hand-in-hand at Edith G. Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye, with its installations of poems as part of the Rye Poetry Path.

Participants Listened and Learned at the AJC Global Forum

After two years of convening online, this year, AJC Global Forum in New York City brought together thousands of participants to fight for the issues that matter most to world Jewry. Standing up for the Jewish people, Israel and democratic values requires more than words. It demands action. That’s what the Global Forum was about: participants listened and learned, debated and advocated, and grew even more inspired to take on the urgent work that lies ahead at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, June 12-14. “The challenges we face are profound, but when we unite to address them together, progress is possible,”. noted the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

New Exhibit Looks at Art and Culture in NYC

The Jewish Museum presents New York: 1962-1964 ,  as it explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in New York responded to their rapidly changing world, through more than 150 works of art—all made or seen in New York between 1962-1964.

HIAS National Board Welcomes New Members

HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides critical support to refugees has announced the election of Jeff Blattner as chair, and Jane Ginns as vice chair, of its board of directors, along with the appointment of five new board members: Julius Genachowski, Danny Grossman, Steven Koltai, Melody McCoy and Stephanie Mudick. Their terms begin on July 1.