School & Youth News

Birthright Israel Excel Selects Local Students for Prestigious Fellowship

Birthright Israel Excel selected 60 extraordinary college students worldwide for its prestigious Fellowship in business and technology, which will run in Israel for 10 weeks beginning on June 7. Forty participants are from the United States, including local residents Samuel Goldman from Bedford, Nathan Swidler from Briarcliff Manor, James Hefter from Purchase and Skylar Iosepovici from Hudson, New York, while 20 come from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Mexico, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom. Thirteen of them will be visiting Israel for the first time. 

HHREC Second Annual White Rose Student Research Contest

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) held their second annual White Rose Student Research Contest for 7th-12th grade students in the greater Westchester County area recently. The 2021/2022 contest theme was Auschwitz and the Hungarian Deportations.

JCC Mid-Westchester Honors Scarsdale High School Student at Annual Fundraiser

The JCC Mid-Westchester (JCCMW) honored Scarsdale High School student Samantha Friedland, the center’s “Volunteer of the Year,” at its 2022 Spring fundraiser. Ms. Friedland was  recognized for her commitment to the JCCMW’s Sunday Funday offering for special needs children, a program she’s participated in for the past six years.