Mazel Tov

David Harris Honored by Japan

David Harris, who served as AJC CEO from 1990-2022, has received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from the government of Japan in recognition of his extensive work promoting strong ties and mutual understanding between Japan and the Jewish community.

Congregation Shir Ami Welcomes Rabbi David Evan Markus as New Spiritual Leader

Congregation Shir Ami has announced that Rabbi David Evan Markus will become its next Spiritual Leader. He will assume the clergy role that Rabbi David E. Levy has held over the past year in an interim capacity. 


Scarsdale Cantors in Concert

On Thursday June 8, at 7 p.m., Cantors from three Scarsdale-area synagogues (plus one Manhattanite!) will join together in a joyful celebration of Jewish song, with selections from Broadway musicals, Israeli, Yiddish, and traditional tunes. Shaarei Tikvah’s annual concert will be at 46 Fox Meadow Road in Scarsdale. Tickets are $36, $20 for students. 


Board of Legislators Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

On May 1, the Westchester County Board of Legislators and Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) celebrated Jewish-American Heritage Month with an in-person ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Westchester Day School and recognizing the vital humanitarian efforts of the Westchester Jewish Council for Immigration (WJCI) and the Resettlement Committee for Refugees.