August 2017 -- Av-Elul 5777,  Volume 23, Issue 8

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Northeast Jewish Center Celebrates 60 Years

Northeast Jewish Center (NEJC), 11 Salisbury Road, Yonkers, is celebrating its 60th year and is still going strong. Located in northeast Yonkers, offering the suburban life of Westchester, but only minutes away from NYC.  Day schools, mikvehs, kosher restaurants and supermarkets are all located nearby.

 

NEJC has recently added an Eruv to its community with plans of expansion. NEJC is a heimish congregation with traditional services led by Rabbi Craig Glasser and features weekly kiddushes, a monthly sit-down lunch and learn, an active Men’s Club and Sisterhood.

 

Rabbi and Luba Glasser are in touch with the needs of the community and open their home to congregants and their guests for Shabbat hospitality on a weekly basis, sharing Jewish learning and their love of yiddishkeit with the community.

 

An open house on Sunday, August 6th will be held at Northeast Jewish Center and starts at 1:00pm. The afternoon will be featuring information and introductions to the warm congregation and their Jewish education programs.

 

 Proudly co-funded by UJA Federation of New York, Northeast Jewish Center’s Hebrew School Bar/Bat Mitzvah program meets weekly from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. The program applies creative and interactive techniques to ensure that each week is a fun and meaningful learning session. Jeffery Kelman, Program Director says, “The goal of our initiative is to bring Jewish youth and families of all backgrounds together to experience the beauty of Torah learning and observance in a warm, friendly, caring, supportive and nurturing environment”.  Parents are welcome to attend all or part of these weekly sessions to encourage a “bringing into the home of our Jewish traditions”.

 

Programs include Educational Games, Torah Stories and Plays, Arts and Crafts, Music and Dance, Brachas, Holidays, Customs and Ceremonies, Hebrew Reading and  Vocabulary.

 

Shabbosland for tots ages 0 to 5, meets one Friday a month. Enter the magical land of Shabbos where the Garden of Eden surrounds, joy and music are overflowing and dreams still do come true.  The program is led by Rebecca and Mordechai Walker who have nearly 30 years combined experience in Jewish Education.  They have worked at the 92nd Street Y, Educational Alliance, UJA-Federation of New York, Israeli Scouts, Jewish Community Project, Stein Yeshiva, Westchester Day School and Chabad.

 

Through songs, stories and feeling the beat of one’s heart, they will prepare participants  for the holiness of Shabbat,  dancing and laughing all the way.

For more information call NEJC office at 914-337-0268 and visit their website at northeastjewishcenter.org