Around Town

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El Dedicates Newly Renovated Sanctuary

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, 2 Ogden Road, safely welcomed hundreds of synagogue members and local residents during the weekend of December 3-5 to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah and to formally dedicate their newly renovated Sanctuary.  The new Sanctuary, which has been several years in the making, updates the historic worship space that the congregation has gathered in for more than 50 years.

UJA Presents COVID-19 Impact Study for the Community

Giselle {Gigi} Weissman, Chair, UJA Westchester Advisory Committee welcomed the Westchester Jewish community to a virtual COVID-19 Impact Study on the New York Jewish Community on Tuesday, December 7th. 

An Original Musical Tribute to the Borscht Belt

Inspired by the rise and fall of the Borscht Belt, clarinetist / composer Sam Sadigursky’s  “The Solomon Diaries” reflects the freedom, rebellion, celebration, tradition, independence, loss, hope and renewal of the Jewish community. 

Holocaust Remembrance Talk with Shelley Greenspan

On Wednesday, January 26 at 7pm, a special online Holocaust Remembrance program with Shelley Greenspan is being offered by the Harrison Public Library and the Jewish Community Center of Harrison.

Maccabi USA Receives $5M Matching Gift Opportunity from Stuart Weitzman

Maccabi USA has announced the creation of the newly endowed Stuart Weitzman Scholarship Fund, made possible by a $5M matching gift opportunity from the world-famous shoe designer and three-time table tennis alumnus of the Maccabiah. 

Museum of Jewish Heritage Hosts Special Dedication Ceremony for the Newly-Planted Children’s Tree

In the opinion of two experts presenting to The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit on Tuesday, November 9th, Westchester County residents rank among the most protected in the U.S. Our progress toward herd immunity has been outstanding over the past year given the wide administration of vaccines in our area. 

Volunteer New York! Sponsors MLK Day of Service

Volunteer New York! will host a community-wide day of service at the Afya Foundation in Yonkers on Saturday, January 15. There will be two shifts from 10:00 – 11:30 AM and   12:00 – 1:30 PM .

HHREC 2022 Community Guided Tour of Holocaust Museums in Germany and Poland

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) of White Plains, has announced a guided tour of Holocaust Museums in Germany and Poland from June 18-29, 2022. The HHREC Community Guided Tour and Trip is being offered to those interested in visiting these museums and to hear from experts in the field. 

Westchester Jewish Council Celebrates 46th Anniversary

The Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) will celebrate its 46th Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening, February 5th at 7:15pm, held at Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains and virtually. 

Institute for Jewish Spirituality Hosts New Antiracism Learning Series

A free four-part Learning Series hosted by The Institute for Jewish Spirituality and Dimensions Educational Consulting, begins January 12, 2022, called Cycles of Rest, Release, and Liberation: Antiracism and Shemitah as Spiritual Practice.

WJCS 2021 Have a Heart for the Holidays Drive, a Huge Success!

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) 16th Annual Have a Heart for the Holidays Drive was an enormous success, bringing holiday joy to hundreds of needy children in underserved communities in Westchester County.