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Connect-ory MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS AND SYNAGOGUES

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Directory of Organizations and Synagogues (as of January 2017)

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The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith based groups, elected officials, Israel, and the community at large.

Project Director: Donna Bartell Connect-ory Manager: Joi Baum Connect-ory Committee: Elizabeth Lampert Helene Schonbrun Layout & Production: Beehive Press

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Westchester Jewish Council supports: • Leadership Development Institute • Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast • Celebrate Israel Parade • Westchester Jewish Music and Arts Festival • Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration • Night of Jewish Music and Joy • Israel Education Programing • Jewish History and Heritage Month Celebration • Westchester Legislative Breakfast • County-Wide Holocaust Commemoration • Roundtables

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ROUNDTABLES Connect Convene Collaborate Communicate Westchester is a unique and united Jewish community. Through our ROUNDTABLES the Westchester Jewish Council brings professional and lay leaders together to share information, form friendships and strengthen communications and connection. Bonds are formed and best practices are shared on a variety of relevant topics and issues.

Rountables include: Synagogue Executive Directors Synagogue Presidents Organization Presidents Marketing Professionals & Volunteers Government Relations Israel Volunteers Interfaith/Intergroup Volunteers Security Coordinators Youth Professionals & Volunteers Lone Soldier Families plus many more on the way… — iv —


Greetings from the Westchester Jewish Council Shalom Friends, The Westchester Jewish Council is proud to present our 2017-18 “Connectory” – a comprehensive community directory of organizations and synagogues in Westchester County. The “Connectory” is the source for all things Jewish in our amazing Westchester community. The pages are filled with information on how to access our 150+ member organizations, their leaders, their services and opportunities for involvement. In this edition of the “Connectory” you can also find a listing of our Business Supporters who have given their generous support to the Westchester Jewish Council as well as contact information for our community’s elected officials. We hope you will use the Westchester Jewish Council as a resource to connect, convene, and communicate to our amazing Jewish community. Please take the time to go to our website (www.wjcouncil.org) and view our Community Calendar – a listing of events happening throughout the county. The Council strives to unite Westchester Jewry with the State of Israel, foster communication among Jewish organizations and strengthen relations with other ethnic groups, elected officials and the community at large. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Westchester Jewish Council, please contact us. We hope you will form strong connections, create new opportunities and get the most out of what our community has to offer.

Shalom,

Elliot Paul

Elliot Forchheimer Executive Director

Paul Warhit President

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Westchester Jewish Council EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of January 2017) President Paul B. Warhit Vice Presidents Marc Klee Jeffrey Kohn Treasurer Michael Karnes Associate Treasurer Keith Reich

President Elect/VP Lisa Roberts Secretary Joyce Claar Associate Secretary David Ruzow At Large Irwin S. Davison Helene Schonbrun Debra Abrahams Weiner

Board of Directors Jeremy Abramson Erica Leventhal Mona Abramson Harry Mamaysky David A. Alpert Marti Michael Liat Altman David Miller Ron Arsham Michael Mittelman Harold Aspis Jessica Morgenthal Susan Taxin Baer Mitchell Ostrove Ellen Jancko-Baken Barry Richman Peter Baum Marilyn Kneller-Rimsky Michelle Beinhacker Julie Rockowitz Betsy Bernstein Hon. Martin Rogowsky Gerry Cohen Judith Stern Rosen Steve Cony Ellen Plum Rosenberg Richard Elkind Harriet Schleifer David Eppinger William H. Schrag Karen Firestone Carolyn Schrier Larry Frankel Yael Schulman Sheila Friedland Roman Shuf Sharon Gorman Jennifer Sokol Rabbi David Holtz Sheila Spicehandler Millie Jasper Mark Teich Jeff Kapelus Gary Trachten Gary Katz Diane Werner Michael Katz Pam Wexler Arlene Kleinberg Steven L. Young Cantor Hayley Kobilinsky Nancy Zaro Stuart Kolbert Harriett Zeller Elizabeth Lampert Jack Zitomer Past Presidents Ronald E. Burton Clarice Pressner Irwin S. Davison Saul Singer Hon. Sam Eisenberg (z”l) Samuel Stein (z”l) Hon. Samuel G. Fredman Debra Abrahams Weiner Donald Landis (z”l) Rabbi Amiel Wohl Lester J. Millman Andrew Benerofe Froma Benerofe Hon. Eliot Engel Donald Fleishaker

Honorary Directors Robert Friedland Hon. Nita Lowey Abigail Mandel

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Table of Contents ORGANIZATIONS AND SYNAGOGUES Academy for Jewish Religion............................................. 1 ACHI - American Communities Helping Israel................... 2 AIPAC................................................................................. 3 AJC Westchester/Fairfield.................................................. 4 Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI)................ 5 American Friends of IDC Herzliya...................................... 6 American Friends of Magen David Adom.......................... 7 American Friends of Reuth................................................ 8 American Friends of Soroka Medical Center..................... 9 American Friends of The Hebrew University.................... 10 American Jewish Joint DistribUtion Committee (JDC)......11 American Jewish World Service....................................... 12 Anti-Defamation League (ADL)........................................ 12 Areyvut............................................................................. 13 Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)......... 14 BBYO Westchester Region.............................................. 15 Bet Am Shalom Synagogue............................................. 16 Bet Torah.......................................................................... 17 Beth El Synagogue Center.............................................. 18 Bi-Cultural Day School..................................................... 19 Birthright Israel................................................................. 20 Blue Card (The)............................................................... 21 B’nai B’rith International - MetroNorth Region................. 22 Bronx Jewish Community Council, Inc............................. 23 Camp Zeke...................................................................... 24 Carmel Academy.............................................................. 25 Chabad Center for Jewish Life of the Rivertowns............ 26 Chabad of Bedford........................................................... 26 Chabad of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining......................... 27 Chabad of Larchmont and Mamaroneck.......................... 28 Chavurat Tikvah............................................................... 29 Children’s Jewish Education Group................................. 30 Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC)........................................................................ 31 Community Synagogue of Rye........................................ 32 Congregation Anshe Sholom........................................... 33 Congregation B’nai Yisrael............................................... 34 Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester.......................... 35 Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel (KTI)....................... 36 Congregation Kol Ami...................................................... 37 Congregation M’vakshe Derekh....................................... 38 Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties.................................................... 39 Congregation Sons of Israel-Briarcliff.............................. 40 Congregation Sons of Israel-Yonkers.............................. 41 Congregation Sulam Yaakov............................................ 41 Council of Jewish Émigré Community Org (COJECO).... 42 Dorot................................................................................ 43 First Hebrew Congregation.............................................. 44 Fleetwood Synagogue..................................................... 44 Friends of Israel Defense Forces .................................... 45 Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. -Tzofim.............................. 46 Friends of Yemin Orde..................................................... 47 Greenburgh Hebrew Center............................................. 48 Hadassah - Westchester Region..................................... 49 —I—


Hazon............................................................................... 50 Hebrew Congregation of Somers..................................... 51 Hebrew Free Burial.......................................................... 52 Hebrew Free Loan Society.............................................. 52 Hebrew Institute of White Plains...................................... 53 HIAS................................................................................. 54 Hillel International............................................................ 55 Hillels of Westchester....................................................... 56 Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center............ 57 Israel Bonds (Development Corporation for Israel).......... 58 Israel Cancer Research Fund.......................................... 59 J Street Westchester........................................................ 60 JCCA ............................................................................... 61 JCY/Westchester Community Partners............................ 62 Jerusalem U..................................................................... 63 Jewish Board, The........................................................... 64 Jewish Broadcasting Service........................................... 65 Jewish Community Center of Harrison............................ 66 Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester............... 67 Jewish Community Center on the Hudson, Harold and Elaine Shames............................................ 68 Jewish Community Council of Mt. Vernon....................... 69 Jewish Deaf Hard of Hearing Resource Center............... 69 Jewish Education Project................................................. 70 Jewish National Fund of Westchester & Southern CT..... 71 Jewish Renaissance Experience..................................... 72 Jewish Theological Seminary, The................................... 73 Jewish War Veterans or the USA/Westchester................ 74 Jewish Women’s Foundation of NY................................. 75 J-Teen Leadership........................................................... 76 Justice Brandeis Westchester Law Society..................... 77 Kehillat Chaverim............................................................. 77 Kol Hazzanim.................................................................. 78 Kol Rinah, The Jewish Chorale of Westchester............... 79 Larchmont Temple............................................................ 80 Lincoln Park Jewish Center ............................................ 81 Magen David Sephardic Synagogue............................... 82 Masorti Foundation of Conservative Judaism ................. 83 Mishkan Ha’am................................................................ 84 Mohegan Park Jewish Center.......................................... 85 Moishe House.................................................................. 85 Mosaic of Westchester..................................................... 86 Mount. Kisco Hebrew Congregation................................ 87 Moving Traditions............................................................. 88 NCSY............................................................................... 89 New Israel Fund............................................................... 90 New Jewish Home, The - Sarah Neuman........................ 91 New Rochelle Jewish Coalition........................................ 92 New York Medical College............................................... 93 Northeast Jewish Center.................................................. 94 OneTable.......................................................................... 95 Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies................................... 96 Pelham Jewish Center..................................................... 97 PJ Library ....................................................................... 98 Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.................................... 99 Pleasantville Community Synagogue............................ 100 Pound Ridge Jewish Community Chavurah.................. 101 Project Kesher............................................................... 102 — II —


Rabbi Max Maccoby Foundation................................... 103 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities................................... 104 RiverSpring Health featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale................................................................. 105 Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns....................... 106 Scarsdale Synagogue Temples-Tremont & Emanu-El................................................................. 107 Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing ...... 108 Shaarei Tikvah............................................................... 109 Sinai Free Synagogue....................................................110 Solomon Schechter School of Westchester...................111 Sprout Westchester.........................................................112 Stand with Us..................................................................113 Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park..........................................114 Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation.................................................114 Temple Beth Abraham.....................................................115 Temple Beth Am..............................................................116 Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester........................117 Temple Beth Elohim........................................................118 Temple Beth Shalom-Hastings .......................................119 Temple Beth Shalom-Mahopac.......................................119 Temple Israel Center of White Plains............................. 120 Temple Israel of New Rochelle...................................... 121 Temple Israel of Northern Westchester.......................... 122 Temple Shaaray Tefila of Westchester........................... 123 Temple Sholom Greenwich............................................ 124 Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester....................... 125 UJA-Federation of New York/Westchester Region........ 126 Union for Reform Judaism............................................. 127 United Hebrew of New Rochelle.................................... 128 United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism - METNY........................................................ 129 Westchester Association of Hebrew Schools (WAHS)... 130 Westchester Board of Rabbis........................................ 131 Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism.......... 132 Westchester Day School................................................ 133 Westchester Hebrew High School ................................ 134 Westchester Jewish Center........................................... 135 Westchester Jewish Community Services..................... 136 Westchester Klezmer Program...................................... 137 Westchester Reform Temple.......................................... 138 Westchester Torah Academy......................................... 139 Westchester/Fairfield Association of Temple Educators (WATE)....................................................... 140 Woodlands Community Temple..................................... 141 Workmen’s Circle........................................................... 142 Yorktown Jewish Center................................................. 143 Young Israel of Harrison................................................. 144 Young Israel of New Rochelle........................................ 144 Young Israel of Scarsdale.............................................. 145 Young Israel of White Plains.......................................... 145 Young Judea ................................................................. 146 Zicklin Hospice Residence & Block Residence of MJHS....................................................................... 147 Zionist Organization of America..................................... 148

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BUSINESS PARTNERS CAMPS Beth El Day Camp..........................................................162 Camp Kinder Ring..........................................................165 Camp Young Judea-Sprout Lake...................................165 Eisner Crane Lake..........................................................162 JCC Camp Kingswood...................................................163 JCC of Mid-Westchester Camps....................................165 NJY Camps....................................................................161 Ramah Nyack and Ramah Berkshires...........................163 Surprise Lake Camp.......................................................164 Westchester Summer Day..............................................164 EDUCATION Bi-Cultural Day School...................................................168 Carmel Academy............................................................168 Crestwood Music Education Center...............................172 JCC Mid-Westchester Academic Center........................169 JCC Mid-Westchester Nursery School...........................167 Private Prep....................................................................172 SAR Academy................................................................170 Schechter Westchester..................................................166 Westchester Day School................................................170 Westchester Hebrew High School..................................171 Yeshiva University..........................................................171 ELECTED OFFICIALS Rob Astorino - County Executive....................................175 Catherine Borgia - Board of Legislators.........................180 David Buchwald - NY State Assembly............................175 Elliot Engel - U.S. Congress..........................................173 Tim Idoni - County Clerk.................................................176 Ken Jenkins - Board of Legislators.................................176 Michael Kaplowitz - Chairman of the Board of Legislator......................................................177 George Latimer - NY State Senate.................................177 Rika Levin-Reisman - Ossining Village Trustee.............180 Nita M. Lowey - U.S. Congress .....................................174 Shelley Mayer NY State Assembly.................................178 Steve Otis - NY State Assembly.....................................178 Amy Paulin - NY State Assembly...................................179 Andrea Stewart-Cousins - NY State Senate...................179

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EVENT AND PARTY SERVICES Alperson.........................................................................181 Avril Kaye Caterers.........................................................184 Ben’s...............................................................................183 Cherry Lawn Farm Market..............................................185 Eden Kosher Foods........................................................185 Eden Wok.......................................................................186 Foremost & Ram Caterers.............................................183 House of Flowers...........................................................181 Mitzvah Market...............................................................181 Pride Caterers................................................................184 Prime Time Café.............................................................186 Seasons.........................................................................182 Six Thirteen Restaurant..................................................186 Skyview Wine & Spirits...................................................185 White Plains Bake Shoppe.............................................186 FUNERAL SERVICES Ballard Durand Funeral & Cremation Services..............187 Plaza Jewish Community Chapel...................................188 Riverside Memorial Chapel............................... Back Cover Weinstein Memorial Chapel............................................189 HEALTH SERVICES Calvary Hospital.............................................................190 Chai Lifeline....................................................................191 JCC of Mid-Westchester Health & Fitness.....................192 North End Fitness and Training......................................192 Reproductive Medical Associates of NY.........................191 HOME SERVICES Chagall Painting.............................................................194 Robison Oil.....................................................................193 Shleppers Moving and Storage......................................194 JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS The Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson.....195 JCC of Mid-Westchester.................................................195

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AMSkier Insurance.........................................................204 Ayelet Tours....................................................................204 Beehive Press................................................................199 Cudder & Feder .............................................................199 DGH Technologies..........................................................203 G-Squared Advisory - Financial Planning.......................204 Israel Bonds........................................... Inside Front Cover Jackson Lewis................................................................200 Jewish Life - Shoreline Publishing..................................203 The Jewish Week....................................Inside Back Cover Jvillage Network.............................................................204 Marketing Matters...........................................................200 MBAF - CPA & Advisors.................................................201 O’Connor Davies - Accountants and Advisors................196 Right Click Solutions......................................................201 Signature Bank...............................................................202 Sterling National Bank....................................................202 Stifel Investment Services..............................................197 Strategic Services - Government and Public Affairs.......198 REAL ESTATE Bronxville Real Estate - Mary Leonard...........................205 Silverson Realty - Leslie Schwartz.................................205 RETAIL The Aesthetic Sense......................................................207 Holsten Jewelers............................................................206 Zoland Jewelers.............................................................207 SENIOR SERVICES The Ambassador of Scarsdale.......................................210 The New Jewish Home - Sarah Neuman.......................208 United Hebrew of New Rochelle....................................208 United Hebrew of New Rochelle - Assisted Living.........209 United Hebrew of New Rochelle Willow Gardens Memory Care...................................209

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WESTCHESTER JEWISH COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONS AND SYNAGOGUES (in alphabetical order)

Academy for Jewish Religion 28 Wells Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701 Phone: 914-709-0900 Fax: 914-709-0901 Website: ajrsem.org E-Mail: info@ajrsem.org Executive Vice President and Academic Dean Dr. Ora Horn Prouser Established in 1956, the Academy for Jewish Religion was the first multi-denominational seminary preparing rabbis and cantors in the Jewish world. AJR’s program includes an MA in Jewish Studies, providing a graduate degree where students can learn in a pluralistic environment, preparing them to serve the postdenominational Jewish community. We also run a special program enabling cantors to earn rabbinic ordination. Our teachings respectfully span the full spectrum of Judaism, training rabbis and cantors as equal partners in the spiritual leadership of the Jewish people. Our students come from all walks of Jewish life. Many enter our program with substantial life and career experience. Our graduates and students serve affiliated and non-affiliated congregations in North America and around the world. The Academy prepares men and women to serve the Jewish community as congregational spiritual leaders, chaplains, educators, and professionals in Jewish social and communal organizations. We welcome, without regard to race, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation, exceptional students who commit themselves to the highest ideals of devotion to God, Torah, and Israel. —1—


ACHI - American Communities   Helping Israel P.O. Box 556 Monsey, NY 10952 Websites: www.ACHI613.org www.theklee.org E-Mail: ACHI613@yahoo.com ACHI, American Communities Helping Israel, a not for profit organization, focuses on Keeping Israel in the Hearts and Minds of our Current and Next Generation. To meet this goal ACHI introduces innovative, low cost projects and programs that are easy to implement in homes, schools, synagogues, camps and communities. Over the past decade ACHI has promoted “Think Israel--Buy Israeli” and helped consumers make the lateral change in their buying habits. When making the purchase of Israeli products a normative, we not only keep our connection with Israel alive but we are also boosting the economy and morale of our brothers and sisters living in the land we love. ACHI’s new initiative is “The KLEE,” (heb. a bowl or dish). ACHI is asking everyone, young and mature to make The Klee Commitment by buying a KLEE, dedicating a KLEE you own, or crafting a KLEE and always keeping it displayed and filled with products from Israel. The KLEE will be a constant reminder to “Enjoy Israel in Your Home, Office, Synagogue or Dorm Room.” We ask that you don’t keep The KLEE a secret but instead share the concept with your family, neighbors and friends. Together, The ACHI Team and friends of ACHI can make a difference. It is a win/win situation for all of us. —2—


AIPAC The American Israel Public Affairs  Committee 711 Third Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-750-4110 Fax: 212-750-4125 Website: www.aipac.org E-Mail: btregerman@aipac.org Director of Westchester & Riverdale: Brian Tregerman Dubbed “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel” by the New York Times, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the lobbying arm of the Jewish Community, and the only organization whose sole mission is to lobby the U.S. government on Israel’s behalf. Every day, the professional staff and members of AIPAC are hard at work helping to educate members of Congress, candidates for public office, and policymakers in the Senate, House of Representatives, and White House about the importance of the U.S.-Israel friendship. AIPAC broadens and deepens the U.S.-Israel bond by working to secure vital aid for Israel to ensure that Israel remains strong and secure. AIPAC also works to develop sound U.S. anti-terrorist policies and to stop rogue nations such as Iran, Iraq, and Libya from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. AIPAC is registered as a domestic lobby and is supported financially by private donations. The organization receives no financial assistance from Israel, any national organization, or any foreign group. AIPAC is not a political action committee. It does not rate, endorse, or contribute to candidates. Because it is a lobby, contributions to AIPAC are not tax deductible. —3—


AJC Westchester/Fairfield 235 Main Street, Suite 314 White Plains, NY 10601 Phone: 914-948-5585 Fax: 914-948-8711 Website: www.ajc.org/westfair E-Mail: westchester@ajc.org www.facebook.com/ajcwestchester Regional Director: Scott Richman Associate Director: Jill Friedman Development Director: Vicki Kline Office Administrator: Valencia Latty-Wynter AJC fights for a safer, more peaceful future for the Jewish people, Israel, and all humanity. As the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, AJC has unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and religious leaders. Through these relationships and our deep understanding of key issues, AJC works to impact opinion and policy at the highest levels. High-level diplomacy, legislative advocacy, coalition-building with ethnic and religious groups, and strategic communications to amplify our advocacy are all core components of what we do through 10 overseas posts, 22 regional offices across the U.S. and partnerships with 32 Jewish communities around the world. Our regional office in White Plains carries out programs and activities that build bridges with diplomats, interfaith and interethnic partners, and members of the Jewish community in Westchester and Fairfield counties including speaking engagements and panel discussions with experts from around the world, the Westchester Jewish Film Festival, Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast, annual Judge Learned Hand Award dinner, our annual Gala and the bi-weekly AJC Live radio show on WVOX 1460AM. More than 75 programs and events are held annually in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Our members are thoughtful about Jewish issues and wish to take action. You can get involved by joining any of our 12 committees or by attending our programs by contacting the office or signing up on our website. —4—


The Alexander Muss High School   in Israel (AMHSI) Roots IsraelService Learning Summer 78 Randall Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: 212-472-9300 ext 485 Fax: 212-472-9301 AMHSI Website: www.amhsi.org Roots Israel Website: www.rootsisrael.org E-Mail: mheller@amhsi.org, info@amhsi.org Director of Admissions, New York:   Marni Heller Alexander Muss High School in Israel’s mission is to promote, build, and strengthen life-long bonds between youth and Israel through study of the history and culture of the people of Israel. AMHSI is a premier, pluralistic, high school academic experience in Israel that prepares students for college and beyond. Since its founding in 1972, AMHSI has successfully impacted over 20,000 students. Roots Israel’s mission is to enable teens to participate in an interactive service learning experience in Israel, teaching them how core Jewish values have led to innovation in the critical area of the environment, agriculture and social sustainability

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American Friends of   IDC Herzliya 116 E. 16th St, Fl. 11 New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212-213-5961 Fax: 212-213-6436 Website: www.afidc.org Executive Director: Lenore Taplitzky Email: lenore@afidc.org American Friends of IDC supports The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel’s first private university. IDC Herzliya has undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of Law, Business, Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Computer Science, Communications and Psychology. It also hosts the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS), Israel’s only undergraduate and graduate degree program taught entirely in English with students attending from over 60 countries. Since its founding in 1994, IDC Herzliya has transformed the State of Israel’s educational landscape by fostering competition, moving beyond governmental limitations, and making our students our main priority. In doing so, IDC has become the premier social sciences university in Israel. At the heart of IDC is a group of educators and administrators dedicated to supporting a strong and vibrant State of Israel. With 7,500 students from over 86 countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degrees in Hebrew and English, and over 14,000 alumni, IDC Herzliya is committed to educating the next generation of leaders for Israel and the world.

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American Friends of   Magen David Adom 352 Seventh Avenue – 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-757-1627 Fax: 212-757-4662 Website: www.afmda.org Northeast Regional Director: Gary Perl Email: Northeast@afmda.org AFMDA (formerly ARMDI) a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization is the only authorized fundraising organization in the United States for Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s only government mandated ambulance and emergency medical responders. AFMDA supports the MDA Emergency Medical, Ambulance, Blood and Disaster Services and the MDA National Blood Services Center in Ramat Gan, which supplies 100% of the blood needs of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and 95% of the blood requirements of Israel’s hospitals and general population. Contributions are utilized for the following: (1) to supply and equip ambulances, bloodmobiles and cardiac rescue ambulances serving all hospitals and communities throughout Israel; (2) to provide supplies and equipment for the MDA National Blood Services Center in Ramat Gan; (3) to provide funds to train paramedics, laboratory technicians, phlebotomists and scientists; (4) to expand and / or renovate more than 100 MDA emergency medical stations in Israel, and (5) to collect donated umbilical cord blood following the birth of healthy children and then remove, test and type the stem cells at the MDA Cord Blood Bank. —7—


American Friends of Reuth 600 Columbus Ave. New York, NY 10024 Phone: 212-751-9255 Fax: 212-751-9259 Website: www.americanfriendsofreuth.org E-Mail: info@reuthnyc.org Director of Development: Yehuda Aaronson Reuth is one of Israel’s oldest and largest nonprofit organizations. Founded on the beaches of Tel Aviv in 1937, Reuth has been caring for Israel’s community for over 75 years. Throughout all of those years, this organization has responded to the country’s evolving needs by providing health care, and social welfare programs for a population that includes children, wounded soldiers, victims of terror and the elderly. Reuth’s major project today is the Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital – a 350-bed, stateof-the-art, rehabilitation and chronic-care hospital serving patients of all ages. Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital houses the Agam Center for Eating Disorders, Open Door - a unique program on sexual health for young people with disabilities; and the Shikumon activity center for young stroke victims. Reuth’s outreach network also includes senior homes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; subsidized housing and meals for the elderly; and the Reuth-Eshel Information Center, providing round-the-clock information on rehabilitative and geriatric care.z

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American Friends of Soroka   Medical Center P.O. Box 184-H Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-725-9070 Fax: 914-725-9073 E-Mail: AmericanFriends@Soroka.org Executive Director: Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld E-Mail: RachelH@Soroka.org Soroka Medical Center, located in Be’er Sheva, is a unique institution, and a true global symbol of peaceful coexistence. We are one of the largest, busiest, and most important and innovative hospitals in Israel, and the sole major medical center for all of the burgeoning southern region of Israel. Soroka serves over one million residents in a profoundly diverse area that comprises 60% of Israel’s land, and welcomes over 6.5 million visitors through its gates each year. We are the sole major medical center for the southern front in Israel, serving the IDF’s medical needs. We offer internationally recognized excellence across the entire spectrum of medical care, and across the entire lifecycle: prevention, detection, research, education, advanced treatment, trauma care, cancer care, and genetics. We host educational and social events in the United States to raise awareness for Soroka, and we welcome your involvement. The American Friends of Soroka Medical Center is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to support the vital work of Soroka Medical Center. The American Friends of Soroka Medical Center is a New York State 501(c)(3) corporation, tax id # 13-5866593. Please visit us at www.soroka.org and on Facebook, at Friends of Soroka Medical Center to learn more. —9—


American Friends of   The Hebrew University One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor New York, NY 10004 Phone: 212-607-8511 Fax: 212-809-4184 Website: www.afhu.org Executive Director: Suzanne K. Ponsot Email: sponsot@afhu.org American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to boosting awareness of, and raising support for, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Forging a meaningful partnership between the American people and the State of Israel, AFHU helps to ensure the well-being of Israel and her people by nurturing the nation’s greatest asset: its intellectual strength. AFHU’s programs, educational forums and missions to Israel attract people from throughout the United States and all walks of life. Diverse activities promote greater understanding of The Hebrew University’s contributions to the world in fields ranging from technology, medicine and law to agriculture, humanities and Jewish Studies. Founded by the American philanthropist, Felix M. Warburg in 1925, since its inception AFHU has been a central force in Hebrew University’s rise to international prominence. Today, AFHU is part of an international group of Friends organizations spanning more than 25 countries. The commitment, leadership and philanthropy of American Friends enables The Hebrew University to recruit and retain outstanding faculty; build laboratories and classrooms; provide scholarships and fellowships; advance pioneering research; and further efforts to encourage regional and international peace and pluralism. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel’s first university was founded on Mount Scopus in 1918 by such visionaries as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. Opening its doors to students in 1925, The Hebrew University has grown over the decades, with three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot. A leading academic and research institution, The Hebrew University is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Faculty and alumni of Hebrew University won seven Nobel Prizes in the last decade in addition to Wolf Prizes, Israel Prizes, the Fields Medal in Mathematics and myriad other international honors. An incubator for talent, The Hebrew University also excels at receiving coveted European Research Council grants for outstanding young scientists embarked on innovative research projects. The university’s distinguished alumni epitomize the highest levels of success and leadership. Their contributions continue to drive and shape progress in every sphere of Israeli society and throughout the world. — 10 —


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) 711 Third Avenue, Tenth Floor New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-885-0878 Fax: 212-370-5467 Website: www.jdc.org Email: ambassadors@jdc.org Executive Director: David Schizer JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, operating in over 70 countries and helping hundreds of thousands of Jewish people and others in need to survive and strengthen their communities. Founded in 1914, JDC is a non-partisan, unifying force in the Jewish community – “joining” together people with very different views in the common pursuit of caring for others in dire straits. During the Holocaust, JDC helped to rescue hundreds of thousands of Jews and in the devastation following, it took care of Jewish Displaced Persons in camps across Europe and helped to build the State of Israel. Today, JDC works to save the world’s poorest Jews, revitalize Jewish life, empower Israel’s future, and to rescue victims of global emergencies. JDC’s work is supported by the Federations, including UJA-Federation of New York, foundations, and individual donors, whose gifts fuel our mission.

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American Jewish World Service 45 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-792-2831 Website: www.ajws.org E-Mail: edelois@ajws.org CEO and President: Robert Bank Associate Director of Major Gifts: Elizabeth Chertoff DeLois Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New York Regional Office 605 Third Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10158-3560 Phone: 212-885-7970 Fax: 212-599-6988 Website: newyork.adl.org E-Mail: new-york@adl.org New York Regional Director: Evan Bernstein Email: ebernstein@adl.org The immediate object of the league is to stop by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.

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Areyvut 147 South Washington Avenue Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Phone: 201-244-6702 Fax: 201-338-2427 Website: www.areyvut.org E-Mail: daniel@areyvut.org Founder & Director: Daniel Rothner Areyvut, translated from Hebrew, means “responsibility.” Responsibility to one’s community, responsibility to the world. But when it comes to what Areyvut is about, responsibility is just the beginning. Areyvut’s mission is to infuse the lives of Jewish youth and teenagers with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity), and tikkun olam (social action). Areyvut offers Jewish day schools, congregational schools, synagogues, community centers, and families a variety of opportunities to empower and enrich their youth by creating innovative programs that make these core Jewish values real and meaningful to them. Areyvut works with synagogues, schools, agencies and families in Westchester to plan, implement and facilitate tailor made chesed and service programs and opportunities.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

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Association of Reform Zionists   of America (ARZA) 633 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-650-4280 Fax: 212-650-4289 Website: www.arza.org E-Mail: arza@arza.org President: Rabbi Joshua Weinberg ARZA strengthens and enriches the Jewish identity of Reform Jews in the United States by ensuring that a connection with Eretz Yisrael is a fundamental part of that identity. We develop support for and strengthen the Reform movement in Israel, and promote advocacy for a Jewish, pluralistic, just and democratic society in the State of Israel. ARZA links the people and institutions of the Reform Movements in Israel and the United States, informed by a love of Israel and a belief in K’lal Yisrael – Jewish peoplehood. We work in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), and their affiliates. ARZA represents United States Reform Jews in national and international Zionist organizations.

The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large.

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BBYO Westchester Region 999 Wilmot Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 314-401-9077 Website: www.bbyo.org E-Mail: eeisen@bbyo.org Director of Community Engagement, Northeast: Emily Eisen BBYO Westchester Region is the fastest growing teen program offering fun, meaningful, and affordable opportunities for our Jewish teens. As the entire Jewish community seeks to address the challenge of “drop out” among post bar/bat mitzvah teens, BBYO’s pluralistic movement has emerged as the leader in reaching that audience with compelling programs, created by the teens themselves, together with BBYO’s engaging staff. For over 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens. Every Summer Join the Westchester Jewish Council The Westchester Klezmer Program & Kol Hazzanim – The Cantors of Westchester In cooperation with Westchester County Parks At the

ANNUAL WESTCHESTER JEWISH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY Fun for the entire family With face painting, juggling, Israeli dancing and children’s entertainment, Vendor exhibitions of crafts, art, jewelry and Judaica. Delicious Kosher food and much more

Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for exact dates

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Bet Am Shalom Synagogue   White Plains Reconstructionist 295 Soundview Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 Phone: 914-946-8851 Fax: 914-946-0925 Website: www.betamshalom.org E-Mail: betamshalom@betamshalom.org Rabbi: Lester B. Bronstein Cantor: Benjie Ellen Schiller School Principal: Abby Reiken Executive Director: Robin Rattner Bet Am Shalom is a fully egalitarian, “handson” synagogue, where participation by all members is considered essential to maintaining the warmth and vibrancy of the synagogue community. Congregants attend services, organize special events, serve on committees, take and teach courses and chant Torah. Participation is the special characteristic of Bet Am Shalom. Members vary widely in levels of Jewish education and observance, and opportunities abound for learning. Non-Jewish spouses take an active part in the life of the community, except where ritual restrictions apply. BAS welcomes all family configurations, and the dues structure includes special rates for single parents, single adults and young adults under age thirty-five.

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Bet Torah - Mount Kisco Conservative 60 Smith Avenue Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Phone: 914-666-7595 Fax: 914-666-6761 Website: www.bettorah.org E-Mail: mheller@bettorah.org Rabbi: Aaron Brusso Cantor: Randy Herman Educational Director: Gina Fass Executive Director: Michele Heller Bet Torah is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue serving Northern Westchester’s growing Jewish community. An awardwinning religious school serves over 500 students in nursery through high school. Adult study opportunities are abundant. With an active Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and Youth Group, Bet Torah offers many ways to grow as a Jew.

Coming November 2018 Join us for the Biennial

NIGHT OF MUSIC AND JOY Enjoy the Cantors of Kol Hazzanim for a show stopping concert with music ranging from contemporary to traditional, Jewish to secular, and relax with friends at a delicious dairy dessert reception

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Beth El Synagogue Center   New Rochelle

Conservative 1324 North Avenue • New Rochelle, NY 10804 Phone: 914-235-2700 • Fax: 914-235-2718 Website: www.bethelnr.org E-Mail: info@bethelnr.org Rabbi: David A. Schuck, ext. 230 Hazzan: Jamie Gloth, ext. 252 Associate Rabbi: Josh Dorsch, ext. 260 Associate Cantor: Uri Aqua, ext. 222 Assistant Rabbi: Zachary Sitkin, ext. 338 Executive Director: Erica Leventhal, ext. 225 Nursery School Director: Ronnie Becher, ext. 250 Day Camp Director & Mature Adult Programming: Julie Rockowitz, ext. 256 Director of Youth & Family Engagement: Jen Vegh, ext. 247 Asst Director of Youth & Family Engagement: Bekkah Gold, ext. 221 Activities Coordinator: Abby Wise, ext. 291 Director of Special Projects: Linda Newman, ext. 246 Controller: Olivier Vogel, ext. 231 Beth El Synagogue Center is a large, multi-generational, egalitarian congregation, located in New Rochelle, New York, and affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We thrive on activity. Our energetic members and guests of every age come to Beth El for spirituality, learning, socialization and recreation. Whatever brings you to Beth El, you will see that we pour our enthusiasm and our love for each other into all we do. Once here, you will find more than you expected - and you will feel very much at home. Our congregation includes traditional and non-traditional families, couples and single individuals of all ages, ablebodied and differently-abled, intermarried, gay and lesbian couples; all people are welcomed here. Being involved is a wonderful and rewarding experience and Beth El offers many ways for you to become active members through our family programs and events; our award-winning Nursery and Religious Schools; our Sisterhood and Men’s Club; and a range of religious services including torah for tots, youth services, upbeat Friday night services and a contemplative service! Catering facilities are available for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, galas and many other events at our lovely facilities. — 18 —


Bi-Cultural Day School 2186 High Ridge Road • Stamford, CT 06903 Phone: 203-329-2186 • Fax: 203-329-0464 Website: www.bcds.org E-Mail: office@bcds.org Headmaster: Mrs. Jacqueline Herman President: Mr. David Pitkoff Dean: Rabbi Tzvi Bernstein Director of Admissions: Denise Rafailov (203) 329-2186 Ext. 1310 E-Mail: drafailov@bcds.org Bi-Cultural Day School, located on 13 acres in scenic Stamford, CT, celebrates the diversity of the Jewish community with a deep respect for all family traditions while guided by Modern Orthodoxy. With 325 students in grades pre-K through 8, BiCultural is known for academic excellence and innovation in both Judaic and secular studies. BiCultural produces young leaders of integrity who are competent in the classroom, proud of their heritage and prepared for success. In the school’s warm and nurturing atmosphere, students of varied learning styles are supported for both remediation and enrichment. Art, physical education, music and movement are woven into the school day. A Coding Curriculum, Maker Space and an integrated STEAM Curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) prepare students for today’s world. Bi-Cultural holds the proud distinction of receiving both a citation from the U.S. Department of Education, naming it one of the outstanding elementary schools in the nation, and the distinguished Jerusalem Prize from the State of Israel, recognizing BCDS as a world-class educational institution. The school’s capstone 8th Grade Israel Experience provides students with a month-long trip of travel, learning and community service in Israel, a formative experience proven to create a strong bond with Israel. — 19 —


Birthright Israel Phone: 212-457-0036 Website: www.birthrightisrael.com/foundation Associate Regional Director of Westchester: Marissa Levey E-Mail: marissa.levey@birthrightisrael.org Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BirthrightIsraelFoundation Follow us on Twitter: @BRIFGiving Birthright Israel began with a bold idea—offer a free, life-changing, 10-day trip to Israel to young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26—and in doing so, transform the Jewish future. Founded in 1999 by a remarkable group of committed Jewish philanthropists led by Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt, Birthright Israel aims to strengthen Jewish identity, build a lasting bond with the land and people of Israel, and reinforce the solidarity of Jewish people worldwide. Birthright Israel Foundation raises the necessary funds each year to support Birthright Israel. Through partnerships with the Government of Israel, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod, as well as the 30,000+ Birthright Israel Foundation donors each year, we work to ensure that Birthright Israel remains a gift to young Jewish adults for years to come. To date, over 500,000 young Jewish adults have received the gift of Birthright Israel.

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The Blue Card 171 Madison Avenue, Suite 1405 New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-239-2251 Fax: 212-594-6881 Website: www.bluecardfund.org E-Mail: info@bluecardfund.org Executive Director: Masha Pearl The Blue Card, a national non- profit organization, is dedicated to providing financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors in the United States. It provides both long-term ongoing support as well as emergency grants for the basic human needs. Help is given in the form of cash grants issued directly to the client or to the provider of vital goods and services. The grants are made for health care, dental care, crisis and ongoing psychotherapy, health insurance, prescription drugs, personal emergency response system, housing, transportation, food and various one-time emergencies. Approximately half of all those we serve received monthly grants all year round. The Blue Card serves over 2,000 needy Holocaust survivors on an ongoing basis. We have been serving this special group since 1939 and we are known to all social service agencies across the United States. We are the only agency that provides continuous, ongoing, support for medical care, rent subsidies, food and other basic needs.

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B’nai B’rith International   Metro North Region 801 Second Avenue, 14th Floor New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-490-3290 / 212-687-3429 Website: www.bnaibrith.org E-Mail: metronorth@bnaibrith.org Program Director: Rhonda Love Founded in 1843, B’nai B’rith is a human rights, community action and humanitarian organization with members in 50 countries. The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life in communities around the world through programs that provide community service, youth education, public action, disaster relief, senior housing and health awareness. It is an advocate for senior issues and includes a Senior Housing Network in the U.S. which is comprised of 37 apartment facilities in 25 communities, with approximately 4,200 apartments serving more than 6,500 people. B’nai B’rith is the largest Jewish sponsor of affordable housing for the elderly nationwide. B’nai B’rith has a voice at the United Nations, with representation as an NGO responding as an advocate for Israel and world Jewry. The Metro North Region of B’nai B’rith covers New York State and Connecticut.

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Bronx Jewish Community   Council, Inc. 2930 Wallace Avenue Bronx, NY 10467-8404 Phone: 718-652-5500 Fax: 718-798-2398 Website: www.bjcconline.org E-Mail: info@bjcconline.org Executive Vice President: Brad Silver Director of Volunteers: Niti Minkove The mission of Bronx Jewish Community Council is to provide enhanced quality of life to the residents of the Bronx by offering services, support, and connections to resources that help people continue living comfortably and safely in their homes and communities. Founded in 1972 as an outgrowth of the anti-poverty movement, BJCC’s strengths are in addressing the needs of the older adult population and in providing concrete social services that help individuals and the community obtain and retain the resources they need to live happier, healthier lives. Services range from case management, crisis intervention, anti-eviction services, benefits and entitlements counseling, and emergency food assistance to referrals, advocacy, health promotion, outreach, and community cultural events. BJCC provides many volunteer service opportunities for the Westchester Jewish community.

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Camp Zeke Winter Address 322 Highland Road Rye, NY 10580 Summer Address 31 Barry Watson Way Lakewood, PA 18439 Phone: 212-913-9783 Director: Isaac Mamaysky www.campzeke.org isaac@campzeke.org Camp Zeke is a Jewish camp where kids celebrate healthy, active living. Campers can put on an apron and cook gourmet dishes with a professional chef. They can also choose from action-packed fitness electives, like running, yoga, strength training, dance, cheerleading, and krav maga (Israeli martial arts). We also offer a high-level sports program, including basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Campers can also participate in arts, music, theater, nightly all-camp evening programs (such as dances and talent shows), and all the traditional camp activities. Camp Zeke’s site is located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Lakewood, Pennsylvania. The food we serve is local, organic, and based on seasonal ingredients from the farms around camp. Throughout the summer, kids will learn to cook a wide variety of dishes that their fellow campers get to enjoy at meal time. Visit our website, www.campzeke.org or email Isaac Mamaysky, the director, isaac@campzeke.org for more information.

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Carmel Academy 270 Lake Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 Phone: 203-863-9663 Fax: 203-863-2076 Website: www.carmelacademy.com E-Mail: ella.shteingart@carmelacademy.com Head of School: Nora Anderson Director of Admissions: Ella Shteingart Carmel Academy is a forward-thinking private school for children of all Jewish affiliations, offering each of its students an exceptional, challenging and creative educational experience from transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. Set on a beautiful, historic 17-acre campus in Greenwich, CT, the Carmel Academy community is vibrant and diverse, attracting families from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, Riverdale and Manhattan. Accredited with distinction by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Carmel Academy offers an individualized education with the benefit of low student-teacher ratios and small skills-based instructional group learning. Carmel Academy’s experienced, passionate masters-level teachers bring the school’s educational philosophy to life. As part of Carmel Academy’s commitment to providing a meaningful Jewish day school experience for all children, the school offers a special education program for children with language-based learning disabilities. Carmel Academy of fers rigorous academic preparation, using expertly designed, integrated general and Judaic studies curricula. Students enjoy a wide array of extracurricular activities and interscholastic team sports, as well as awardwinning science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics enrichment programs. Carmel Academy’s graduates go on to the finest Jewish and independent high schools in the region. — 25 —


Chabad Center for Jewish Life   of the Rivertowns 303 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 Phone: 914-693-6100 Website: www.chabadrt.org E-Mail: office@chabadrt.org Director: Rabbi Benjy Silverman Chabad of the Rivertowns guiding principle is Ahavas Yisroel, unconditional love for every individual. We are dedicated to providing each and every Jew regardless of background or degree of commitment, the opportunity to discover and experience the beauty of our shared heritage in a warm, welcoming and nonjudgmental environment. Programs include Jewish Women’s Circle, Torah Class for Women, Jewish Learning Institute,Chabad Hebrew School,Babyccino, Tot Shabbat, C-Teen Program, JLI teens, Nursing Home Programming and Hospital Visitation.

Chabad of Bedford 133 Railroad Avenue Bedford Hills, NY 10507 Phone: 914-666-6065 Website: www.chabadbedford.com E-Mail: info@chabadbedford.com Directors: Rabbi Arik Wolf, Mrs. Sara Wolf Chabad of Bedford is a community that welcomes people of diverse Jewish backgrounds and all ages. Our vibrant synagogue-center provides educational opportunities and social services in an inclusive non-judgmental environment. Our guiding principle is “Ahavat Yisrael” – unconditional love for our fellow man. — 26 —


Chabad of Briarcliff Manor   and Ossining 15 Campwoods Rd Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-236-3200 Website: www.chabadbriarcliff.com E-Mail: rabbi@chabadbriarcliff.com Director: Rabbi Dovid Labkowski Program Director: Miriam Labkowski Chabad of Briarcliff Manor & Ossining is one of over 2000 branches of today’s largest international organization involved with Jewish education and outreach programs. Embracing the philosophy of the Lubavitch movement, which originated in the town of Lubavitch in White Russia during the 18th century, Chabad’s underlying doctrine is “Ahavat Yisrael” (love for a fellow Jew). Chabad recognizes no differences between Jews; its goal is to serve the spiritual and physical needs of every Jew regardless of affiliation, wherever he or she may be, with understanding and with love. Chabad’s ultimate goal is that by uniting all Jews around the world, and inspiring many to become more aware of their Jewish heritage we can bring about the final redemption through the righteous Moshiach speedily in our days. By means of a rare combination that blends traditional Judaism with modern day techniques, Chabad has found the formula to develop a connection with the most alienated of Jews and to enhance their outlook. By arousing an intellectual and/or emotional interest in our faith, Chabad Lubavitch has become the channel to re-link Jews with their Jewish roots and revive the sparks of Jewish consciousness in the hearts and minds of each Jew — 27 —


Chabad of Larchmont   and Mamaroneck 921 West Boston Post Road Mamaroneck, New York 10543 Mailing Address: 518 Cortlandt Ave. Mamaroneck, New York 10543 Phone: 914-834-8000 Website: www.jewishlarchmont.com Rabbi: Mendel Silberstein E-Mail: Rabbi@JewishLarchmont.com Mrs. Chana Silberstein E-mail: Chana@JewishLarchmont.com Established in 2006 by Rabbi Mendel and Chana Silberstein, Chabad of Larchmont and Mamaroneck serves as a center for Jewish life and education in the area. With the inspiration of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Chabad is dedicated to making the beauty, depth and joy of our Jewish heritage accessible to all Jews, regardless of background or affiliation. We encourage you to learn about the many programs Chabad offers for people of all ages by visiting www.jewishlarchmont.com or calling: 914-834-8000.

JOIN The Westchester Jewish Council and the entire community in a community wide birthday celebration of

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Chavurat Tikvah Reform 1 Holly Lane Rye Brook, NY 10573 Phone: 917-414-9950 E-Mail: denafklein@gmail.com Rabbi: Dena Klein We are a group of 27 Westchester County families who meet in the intimate setting of each other’s homes to worship together and celebrate our Judaism within the Reform tradition. Our children are educated in a group setting also in our homes. We are members of the URJ.

Join the Westchester Jewish Council at the Annual

Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Honoring 18 of our member organizations and their outstanding volunteers. Applications come directly from our member organizations for consideration by the Distinguished Service Award committee. Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for information on this county wide event including a kosher dessert reception featuring the Noah Rockowitz (z”l) ice-cream cart This event is free and open to the public

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The Children’s Jewish Education  Group 3 Rye Ridge Plaza, PMB#132 Rye Brook, NY 10573 Phone: 914-864-1267 Website: www.cjeg.org E-Mail: info@cjeg.org Co-President: Charlie Strauzer Co-President: Dr. Amy Hecht Founded in 1961, The Children’s Jewish Education Group (CJEG) is a cooperative school developed and run by parents. We specialize in families who are looking for an alternative to temple-based Hebrew School. CJEG has a wide range of members, most of whom are families who live throughout Westchester and Southern Connecticut. The school provides a way for children to connect with their Jewish heritage and to explore the basic tenets, values, culture and traditions of the Jewish faith. The mission of the Children’s Jewish Education Group is to foster a sense of Jewish identity by introducing children to Jewish culture, tradition, history, and values. We strive to impart an understanding of Jewish contributions to history and civilization through the exploration of many aspects of Judaism. The emphasis is placed on the richness of Jewish culture and identification with our cultural heritage. The school also offers Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring services. The CJEG holds classes in SUNY Purchase serving families throughout Westchester, the Northern Bronx, and Southern Connecticut.

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Community Alliance for Jewish   Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC) 125 Maiden Lane, 5B New York, NY 10038 Phone: 914-826-0692 Westchester Office: 360 Hamilton Avenue - Suite 1110 White Plains, NY 10601 Website: www.cajac.us E-Mail: jcotel@cajac.us E-Mail: info@cajac.us Executive Director: Jamie H. Cotel CAJAC serves as an ombudsman and resource for Jewish cemeteries throughout Metropolitan New York. CAJAC’s primary objective is the preservation of Jewish cemeteries, which often includes comprehensive projects to remediate distressed Jewish cemeteries. CAJAC also provides guidance and consultation to a diverse array of cemetery owners and operators regarding best practices for efficient and cost-effective cemetery operations, with a goal of long term preservation of Jewish cemeteries in perpetuity. Additionally, CAJAC advocates for cemeteries within and external to the Jewish community, with a significant focus on relationships with local and state government officials. Find out what’s happening in our community by accessing the

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

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Community Synagogue of Rye Reform 200 Forest Avenue Rye, NY 10580 Phone: 914-967-6262 Fax: 914-967-0065 Website: www.comsynrye.org E-Mail: info@comsynrye.org Rabbi: Daniel Gropper Rabbi: Leora Frankel Cantor: Melanie Cooperman Rabbi Emeritus: Robert A. Rothman Executive Director: Irene Lustgarten Education Director: Laurie Landes Early Childhood Center Director:   Dale Oberlander Our vision: Inspired by Jewish teachings and traditions, we seek to be a center for spiritual transformation; to foster the creation of sacred relationships; and to give people the tools and resources to be God’s partner in healing the world. Community Synagogue of Rye is a caring Jewish community that adds meaning and purpose to your life.

CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSE ROOTS AND SHARED VALUES

At the ANNUAL WESTCHESTER/FAIRFIELD COUNTY

DIVERSITY BREAKFAST to

HONOR THOSE WHO STRENGTHEN OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY Held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving — 32 —


Congregation Anshe Sholom –   New Rochelle Orthodox 50 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10805 Phone: 914-632-9220 Fax: 914-632-8182 Website: www.anshesholomnewrochelle.org E-Mail: asnewroch@aol.com Rabbi: Evan Hoffman Anshe Sholom is a friendly, intimate, growing, modern Orthodox congregation, with an open door policy. It offers beginner education in Hebrew and Basic Judaism, and a full range of adult and youth opportunities, etc. Women speak from the pulpit after services and at events and functions, and hold positions on the Executive Committee and Board, but do not participate in service leadership or receive aliyot. The synagogue boasts an active programmatic agenda including adult and youth activities. The congregation also features an active sisterhood. No one is excluded from membership because of financial capacity. The synagogue can accommodate events using a Glatt Kosher Caterer, for up to 225 people. The synagogue maintains an eruv and has a full length gymnasium that hosts soccer, karate, and basketball leagues, and can accommodate party rentals.

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Congregation B’nai Yisrael - Armonk Reform 2 Banksville Road Armonk, NY 10504 Phone: 914-273-2220 Fax: 914-273-2285 Website: www.cbyarmonk.org E-Mail: temple@cbyarmonk.org Rabbi: Joshua Strom Cantor: Hayley Kobilinsky Executive Director: Ava Saperstein Congregation B’nai Yisrael is a warm and vibrant Reform congregation discovering and celebrating positive experiences with individuals of every age. Congregation B’nai Yisrael is our spiritual center where we, with our families, celebrate, commemorate, worship, learn, nurture, give, and grow. We come together to celebrate the rich and beautiful heritage of Judaism striving to feel the beauty and fulfillment that comes from seeing the world through Jewish eyes. Congregation B’nai Yisrael is a place for adults and children to journey and share a common vision of bringing Judaism into our lives. A rewarding Jewish experience for all ages is the central focus for our congregation at our weekly Friday night services, our holiday celebrations, and our programs for our children and their families for developing Jewish Identity. Our Adult Education programs include Torah study, evening classes, and lunch-and-learn sessions with the rabbi in Armonk and New York City. We think of ourselves as a family of families that is oriented in community, creating a wonderful climate of cooperation and understanding, creating a wonderful climate of cooperation and understanding with Armonk and our neighboring communities. — 34 —


Congregation Emanu-El   of Westchester - Rye Reform 2125 Westchester Avenue East Rye, NY 10580 Phone: 914-967-4382 Fax: 914-967-0845 Website: www.congregationemanuel.org E-Mail: info@congregationemanuel.org Rabbi: Howard J. Goldsmith Cantor: Meredith Stone School Principal: Marcie Aiuvalasit Temple Administrator: Abbie Levitt Rabbi Emeritus: Daniel S. Wolk Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester offers a warm and inclusive setting for worship, study and the cultural enrichment of Judaism. Members join from diverse Westchester geographic areas. Join the Westchester Jewish Council at the Annual

Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Honoring 18 of our member organizations and their outstanding volunteers. Applications come directly from our member organizations for consideration by the Distinguished Service Award committee. Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for information on this county wide event including a kosher dessert reception featuring the Noah Rockowitz (z”l) ice-cream cart This event is free and open to the public

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Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel   (KTI) - Port Chester/Rye Brook Conservative 575 King Street Port Chester, NY 10573 Phone: 914-939-1004 Fax: 914-939-1086 Website: www.ktionline.org E-Mail: congkti@aol.com Rabbi: Jaymee M. Alpert Cantor: Alexis Sklar Administrator: Rita Unger School Principal: Sandy Zisser Congregation KTI is a progressive, egalitarian and dynamic Conservative synagogue that balances 21st century Jewish family needs with 120 years of rich heritage. Led by energetic full-time clergy, we come together as a community for life-cycle, spiritual learning and social events. Congregation KTI provides a nurturing and supportive educational environment with enriching programs for all ages, starting with our preeminent early childhood preschool program and continuing through to adult education. We are proud of our recently renovated, architecturally significant sanctuary, which is the centerpiece of our attractive suburban campus.

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Congregation Kol Ami - White Plains Reform 252 Soundview Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 Phone: 914-949-4717 Fax: 914-946-8143 Website: www.nykolami.org E-Mail: info@nykolami.org Rabbis: Shira Milgrom Thomas Weiner Cantor: David Rosen Executive Director: Jessica Lorden Asst. Executive Director: Ilene Miller Religious School Principal: Felice Baritz Early Childhood Program Director: Nan Blank This 750-family congregation has been in existence since 1923. It offers a full range of school programs and adult education. In the Jewish tradition, the worship of God occurs not only in the synagogue service, but also in our Temple’s action to improve the community, and in the individual’s personal growth. As a community, our Temple seeks to help members grow spiritually, to deepen their understanding of Jewish heritage, and to strengthen their connection to Jewish continuity.

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Congregation M’vakshe Derekh  Scarsdale Reconstructionist 133 Popham Road Scarsdale, New York 10583 Phone: 914-725-3064 Website: www.mvakshederekh.org E-Mail: info@mvakshederekh.org Rabbi: Ned Soltz We are a small Reconstructionist congregation devoted to a rational and contemporary approach to traditional Judaism. Our commitment to the Jewish people and to Israel is paramount. Through dialogue, prayer and study, connections are explored between text, tradition, history, culture and the issues that confront Jews living in an open, democratic society. Our Shabbat and Festival services provide a forum for an interchange of ideas in pursuit of an open-ended and dynamic perception of Judaism in its ethical and religious expressions.

Join us every May for the Annual Celebration of Westchester’s

Jewish History & Heritage Month Hosted by The Westchester County Board of Legislators; and the Westchester Jewish Council Including the honoring of one of our Westchester Jewish Council member organizations for the work that they do

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Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties (formerly Jewish Family Congregation and Temple Shearith Israel)

Reform One mile north of South Salem, NY Route 35/123 intersection 46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Phone: 914-763-3028 and 203-438-6589 Website: www.OurShirShalom.org E-Mail: office@OurShirShalom.org Rabbi: David L. Reiner, MAHL Cantor: Deborah Katchko-Gray School Principal: Leslie Gottlieb Early Childhood Programs: Jane Weil Emmer Administrator: Kathleen Sakowicz Not too big, not too small, just right! Energetic, welcoming, progressive, and egalitarian, Congregation Shir Shalom is distinctive for being warm, embracing and intimate. With our innovative and creative Rabbi David Reiner, our very talented and enthusiastic Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray, our awardwinning educators in our religious school and early childhood center, Congregation Shir Shalom is a home of diverse families and singles, welcoming those of various ages and Jewish backgrounds as well as LGBT and interfaith households. We worship with energy, joy, reverence and beautiful music; explore and deepen our Jewish identities; share the happiest and most meaningful times in our lives; support one another in times of sadness and challenge; and grow and learn as Jews, residents of Westchester and Fairfield counties, and citizens of the global community.

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Congregation Sons of Israel  Briarcliff Conservative 1666 Pleasantville Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510-1611 Phone: 914-762-2700 Fax: 914-941-3465 Website: www.csibriarcliff.org E-Mail: Ellen@csibriarcliff.org Rabbi: Steven C. Kane Cantor: Jeffrey Shiovitz Education Director: Roni Shapiro Ben-David Synagogue Director: Ellen Green Johnson This warm and informal synagogue describes itself as traditional/egalitarian. CSI offers Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Nursery School, Tuesdays for Tots, Religious School, Adult Education, PJ Library, After school Enrichment, Early drop off and Late pick up, High School, USY, Adult Programming, Family Services, Social Action, Learning Services, Ha-Mischpacha Senior Luncheons and much more for all ages. Inter-marrieds are welcome with the Jewish spouse as the official member and the non-Jewish spouse welcome at all services and programs. The congregation accepts any “family structure,” regardless of alternative lifestyles. CSI also has a huge Organic Farm on the premises with produce, trees, flowers, walking paths and a prayer/meditation circle. The synagogue is handicapped-accessible and offers large print prayer books for those who need them. Transliterated siddurim are available for those less comfortable with Hebrew.

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Congregation Sons of Israel   Yonkers Orthodox Synagogue & Mailing Address: 27 Belvedere Drive Yonkers, NY 10705 Phone: 914-969-4453 Website: www.soisrael.org Email: info@soisrael.org

Sons Of Israel offers warm, Modern Orthodox services for adults and children along with holiday programming and community events. Sons of Israel is dedicated to providing every Jew regardless of background, philosophy or level of commitment, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish family life. Sons of Israel serves individuals and families looking for a non-judgmental, accepting, and personalized Jewish experience.

Congregation Sulam Yaakov   Larchmont Conservative 2111 Boston Post Road Larchmont, NY 10538 Phone: 914-834-1093 Fax: 914-921-3270 Website: www.sulamyaakov.org E-Mail: info@sulamyaakov.org Rabbi: Alfredo F. Borodowski, Ph.D. Contact Person: Michael Varon

For anyone who has been searching for an inclusive, spiritually enriching community rooted in traditional values, one needs look no further than Congregation Sulam Yaakov. Walking into this beautiful and inviting synagogue, one immediately feels the excitement of spiritual engagementfilled with warmth and passion, a rich repertory of classic and contemporary music that lifts the soul, and deep words of prayer and study that challenge the mind. Egalitarian and democratic, every member is a vital part of the whole and participation is welcomed and encouraged. All are welcome to study, pray and experience Congregation Sulam Yaakov. — 41 —


Council of Jewish Émigré   Community Organizations  (COJECO) 729 Seventh Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-566-2120 Website: www.cojeco.org E-Mail: info@cojeco.org Executive Director:   Roman Shmulenson, LMSW COJECO (Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations) is the central coordinating body of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of NY that was formed in 2001 to facilitate the successful integration of Russian-speaking Jews into the greater American Jewish community, while preserving our unique cultural heritage. Today COJECO supports 33 Russian Jewish member organizations, as well as represents the community and advocates for its needs. COJECO serves as a bridge between the Russian-speaking Jewish community and the American Jewish community by providing: – Informal Jewish education – Leadership training – Assistance to American Jewish organizations in developing culturally sensitive and appropriate programs for Russian-speaking Jews – Assistance to its member organizations with program development, financial assistance, and educational resources.

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DOROT 171 West 85th Street New York, NY 10024 Phone: 914-573-8906 Fax: 917-441-5049 Website: www.dorotusa.org E-Mail: info@dorotusa.org Executive Director: Mark Meridy Associate Executive Director: Audrey Stein Westchester Director: Patricia Cipora Harte Established in 1976, DOROT is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the elderly and providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. We serve the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals. In 2004 DOROT expanded to Westchester County and offers the following services: • Information & Referral: Information and referrals on services for seniors and caregivers in Westchester. • Friendly Visiting: Caring volunteers visiting seniors in their homes once a week for a mutually beneficial experience. • Holiday Package Deliveries: Volunteers visit seniors and bring special bags filled with holiday related foods and items delivered during Rosh Hashanah, Passover and once during the winter. • Shabbat Shalom Westchester: Volunteers visit a senior and bring a challah and grape juice six times a year. Telephone Friends: Similar to Friendly Visiting but over the phone. • University Without Walls: Educational classes and support groups offered over the telephone. • Intergenerational Chess Program: Bringing Seniors and Middle/High School Students together to forge connections across the chess board. • Lasting Impressions: Opportunities for older adults to document their lives as a legacy project to share with family and friends and to learn about advanced directives. • Occasional Visiting: Similar to Friendly Visiting but less frequently. — 43 —


First Hebrew Congregation  Peekskill Conservative 1821 East Main Street Peekskill, NY 10566 Phone: 914-739-0500 Fax: 914-739-0684 Website: www.firsthebrew.org E-Mail: fhc@firsthebrew.org Rabbi: Dana Z. Bogats Administrator: Lisa Gagliardi Principal: Rabbi Dana Z. Bogats Nursery School Directors: Jennifer Constantino Daniela Rosen First Hebrew serves all Jews in the Peekskill/ Cortlandt and surrounding areas. All Jews are welcome as members regardless of life choices or lifestyles. The congregation conducts full egalitarian services from the Conservative Siddur on Friday nights, Shabbat mornings and holidays.

Fleetwood Synagogue   Mount Vernon Orthodox 11 East Broad Street Mount Vernon, NY 10552-2207 Phone: 914-664-7643 Website: www.fleetwoodsynagogue.org Email: info@fleetwoodsynagogue.org Rabbi: Daniel Rosenfelt Email: rabbirosenfelt@fleetwoodsynagogue.org “A shul with heart in the heart of it all.” An influx of numerous young families has brought new life to Fleetwood’s long-established warm, welcoming modern Orthodox shul. Our roster of programming - currently including Torah study on Wednesday and Shabbat, junior congregation and holiday-centered youth activities, monthly Sisterhood activities, and special events such as our scholar-in-residence weekend - continues apace as we seek to meet the needs of our growing membership. — 44 —


Friends of the Israel Defense  Forces

60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1820 New York, NY 10165 Phone: 646-274-9669 Fax: 646-710-4775 Website: www.fidf.org E-Mail: Anat.Chavkin@fidf.org   or ali.picheny@fidf.org Director of Westchester/CT: Anat Chavkin Associate Director of Westchester/CT:   Marin Schloss The strength of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the age of 18, these courageous young people join the IDF, promising to uphold the difficult tasks of defending the State of Israel and guaranteeing the safety of those who reside within its borders. The responsibility of the Israeli government is to prepare and train these soldiers and provide them with the necessary tools. The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) has assumed the responsibility of providing these soldiers with love and support in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide. In 1950, the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers was established by David Ben-Gurion as an independent, non-profit organization, and in 1981, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces was created as the American partner of the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers. FIDF was founded as a tax-exempt organization with the mission of providing and supporting social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. It also offers these services to the widows and children of fallen soldiers. The FIDF operates through 14 branches around the United States and Latin America, located close to large Jewish communities. Thanks to an expanding donor base and exceptional generosity, the FIDF has experienced unprecedented growth over the last few years. The support of the FIDF is provided to soldiers and their families through a variety of unique and innovative programs. Employing these different programs means that money is usually raised for a specific initiative. This approach was designed to allow donors to feel their impact and its direct result on soldiers and the lives of their families. The FIDF also sends missions to Israel, giving donors the opportunity to visit bases, meet with soldiers, and tour the country. For more information please visit our website www.FIDF.org or call our toll-free number 1-888-318-3433. — 45 —


Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. - Tzofim 575 8th Avenue, 11th floor New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-451-6282 Fax: 212-451-6280 Website: www.israelscouts.org E-Mail: fois@israelscouts.org Executive Director: Elad Sanderovich Board Chair: Daniel J. Katz

Formed in 1995, the Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. - Tzofim (FOIS) encompasses programs that began in the early 1960s. These programs develop and maintain a connection between the Tzofim (Israel Scouts) movement in Israel and North American Jewry. The Tzofim movement is the only youth movement in Israel that is both non-political and non-sectarian. Both the Tzofim and FOIS recognize that Israel’s youth are her hope and future. Our objectives are to: • Strengthen relationships between Israel and North American Jewry • Project Israel in a positive light • Promote brotherhood, tolerance and respect among people of all faiths • Form strong bonds of friendship between the Israeli youth and their American counterparts • Provide support for the Tzofim movement in Israel

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Friends of Yemin Orde 4340 East-West Highway Suite 202 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Phone: 202-237-0286 Website: www.yeminorde.org Executive Director: Karen Sallerson Director, Major Gifts: Robert Gurmankin Phone: 973-998-4709 E-Mail: bob@yeminorde.org Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S. fundraising arm of Yemin Orde Youth Village and the Village Way Educational Initiatives. Yemin Orde Youth Village, located in Northern Israel, is home, school and safe haven to at-risk immigrant youth from more than 20 countries, including Ethiopia, France, former Soviet Union and Brazil. The children have all experienced trauma in their lives. Yet, with the devotion of a specially-trained staff, they cultivate self-esteem, leadership skills and embrace a wholesome attitude about their future. The Village Way Educational Initiatives was created to extend Yemin Orde’s philosophy and expand the circle of care to other youth villages and schools in Israel.

Each late November/December The Westchester Jewish Council Celebrates

“HONOR WEEK” Join us as we honor, respect and recognize those who have given of themselves in order to protect the State of Israel — 47 —


Greenburgh Hebrew Center   Dobbs Ferry Conservative/Egalitarian 515 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 Phone: 914-693-4260 Fax: 914-693-4907 Website: www.g-h-c.org E-Mail: office@g-h-c.org Rabbi: Jay M. Stein Cantor: Janet Leuchter Rabbi Emeritus: Barry A. Kenter Religious School Director: Debbie Erdheim Early Education Center Director: Amy Kessler Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Jewish congregation located in central Westchester County. We are a joyous and spirited community that welcomes you to join with us as we celebrate, learn, and perform tikkun olam, social action to repair the world. We welcome singles and families, including interfaith and non-traditional families. Our mission Is to be a vibrant egalitarian Conservative Jewish community in Westchester County, embracing our traditions while actively participating in our changing world. In addition to Shabbat and Holiday services we offer daily morning services. Our two-day-a-week Religious School is creative and innovative, emphasizing Hebrew reading fluency, Bible, holidays, history, and ethics. Our licensed Early Education Center offers classes for toddlers, 2, 3, and 4 year olds, as well as an extended day program. Strong educational opportunities exist for all ages. We have a wide variety of programs, activities, and events to engage those with various interests including Young Families, USY (Youth), Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Empty Nesters, Social Action, and Israel. — 48 —


Hadassah - Westchester Region 10 New King Street, Suite 202 White Plains, NY 10604 Phone: 914-937-3151 Fax: 914-937-3852 Website: www.hadassah.org/ westchester(regional site) www.hadassah.org (national site) E-Mail: WestchesterRegion@hadassah.org Co-Presidents: Rachel Freedman and Michele Lippin ”The Power of Women Who Do” Hadassah has over 7,000 members in 25 chapters here in Westchester. We have special interest groups - Young Women’s Chapter, Business and Professional Club and Nurses’ Council. Hadassah is the largest women’s volunteer organization in the U.S. and the largest Zionist organization in the world. The mission of Hadassah is to build communities of women who share the commitment to the ideals and values of Judaism and Zionism, educating ourselves and working to support our projects in Israel and our advocacy efforts here in the United States. In Westchester we are active, involved, warm and caring, and we invite you to join us. There is a Hadassah group waiting just for you! Hadassah Medical Organization supports two world class major medical centers in Jerusalem with cutting edge research in over 120 areas, Level 1 Trauma Unit and Center for Emergency Medicine, Mother and Child Health Center, and centers for Stem Cell Research, Cancer Research and Gene Therapy. Hadassah College Jerusalem is THE city college of Jerusalem, offering our 2,200 students scholarship and special programs whenever necessary and degree programs in the cooperative work model which ensures employment and/or continued advanced study upon graduation. Hadassah also supports Youth Aliyah villages throughout Israel, as well as reservoir and desalination projects through the Jewish National Fund. In America, Hadassah is an advocacy organization concerned with women’s issues, health care, the environment, and Jewish education. Young Judaea is Hadassah’s Zionist youth movement, sponsoring camps in the U.S. and summer and year-course programs in Israel, and encouraging a love of Israel, Zionism and Jewish heritage among the next generation of American Jewish youth. — 49 —


Hazon 125 Maiden Lane, Suite 8B New York, NY 10038 Phone: 212-644-2332 Fax: 212-868-7933 Website: www.hazon.org E-Mail: elisheva.massel@hazon.org Founded in 2000, Hazon has evolved into the largest environmental organization in the American Jewish community. Our vision is to create healthy and sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon is a leader in meaningful immersion experiences and in engaging individuals to be active in their communities. Hazon offers transformative experiences, thoughtleadership, and capacity-building programs that give people opportunities to explore the interconnectedness of the physical world and their Jewishness. In aggregate, we are seeking to shift the nature of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century – enabling and encouraging Jewish people to have an impact in the world. Our overall goal is that individuals and institutions in the Jewish community are living measurably healthier and more sustainable lives. We aim to firmly establish JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environment Education) as important modalities across the American Jewish community. Our programs include Adamah, Teva, multi-day bike rides, one-day food festivals, and year-round retreats at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.

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Hebrew Congregation of Somers  Shenorock Reconstructionist PO. Box 40 Shenorock, NY 10587 Phone: 914-248-9532 Website: www.hebrewcongregationofsomers.org E-Mail: info@hebrewcongregationofsomers.org Rabbi: Halina Rubinstein School Principal: Tal Hadani-Pease Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Northern Westchester/Putnam’s Reconstructionist Synagogue, is located at Cypress Lane and Merwn Drive in the Shenorock neighborhood of Somers. We offer a warm, friendly atmosphere, vibrant Hebrew School program, teen youth group, weekly Shabbat services, monthly family services, festive holiday celebrations, adult education, an active Sisterhood, and special holiday workshops throughout the year for 4-and 5-year-olds. We welcome members of all ages and family compositions, including interfaith families, the LGBTQ community and those with little formal knowledge of Judaism who want to learn. Dues are low and affordable.

The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large.

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Hebrew Free Burial Association 125 Maiden Lane, Unit 5B New York, NY 10038 Phone: 212-239-1662 Website: www.hebrewfreeburial.org E-Mail: Info@hebrewfreeburial.org Executive Director: Amy Koplow Hebrew Free Burial Association devotes its resources to performing chesed shel emet. It is the only agency in the greater New York metropolitan area dedicated to assuring that every Jew, regardless of financial means or religious affiliation, receives a dignified, traditional Jewish funeral and burial.

Hebrew Free Loan Society 675 Third Ave, Suite 1905 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-687-0188 Website: hfls.org Email: info@hfls.org The Hebrew Free Loan Society practices the Jewish tradition of interest-free lending to foster economic stability among low- to moderate-income New Yorkers. Our core programs provide interest-free loans for undergraduate and graduate school, fertility and adoption expenses, business startup and expansions, and emergency expenses and healthcare needs. We serve a diverse population both within and beyond the Jewish community in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island. HFLS was founded in 1892 in New York City. Over the past 124 years, we have lent out over $290 million to more than 875,000 people while maintaining a repayment rate of 99%. — 52 —


Hebrew Institute of White Plains Orthodox 20 Greenridge Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: 914-948-3095 Fax: 914-949-4676 Website: www.hiwp.org E-Mail: office@hiwp.org Rabbi: Chaim Marder E-Mail: RabbiM@hiwp.org Cantor: Yitzy Spinner Youth Directors:   Sam Pearlson & Ayala Raice E-Mail: youthdirector@hiwp.org Office Administrator: Teri Kopp Email: teri@hiwp.org With its heterogeneous population, Hebrew Institute is a modern Orthodox congregation that encourages spiritual seeking and growth for its members and helps foster a sense of togetherness as it provides a Jewish vision for the future. The congregational family reaches out to benefit the local community and world Jewry through social action projects.

Join the

Westchester Jewish Council and The Westchester Board of Rabbis

November 18, 2017 for the Westchester

Biennial Night of Learning and Celebration Enjoy two sessions of classes with more than 30 Westchester Rabbis followed by a delicious kosher dairy dessert reception — 53 —


HIAS 411 5th Avenue, Suite 1006 New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-967-4100 Fax: 212-967-4443 Website: www.hias.org E-Mail: Info@hias.org https://www.facebook.com/HIASrefugees President and CEO: Mark Hetfield Vice President, Community Engagement: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Vice President, Development: Riva Silverman Director of Program: Merrill Zack HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom. We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve. Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work with refugees.

Find out what’s happening in our community by accessing the

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

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Hillel International 800 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-449-6500 President and CEO: Eric D. Fingerhut Website: Hillel.org Facebook: @HillelFJCL Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat: @Hillelintl For nearly a century, Hillel’s network of dedicated student leaders, professionals and volunteers have encouraged generations of young adults to celebrate Jewish learning and living, pursue social justice (tikkun olam and tzedek) and connect to their peers and the global Jewish people. By participating in life-changing trips and campus initiatives, students learn to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially and spiritually. At the heart of the Hillel network is the Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, supporting local Hillels to ensure that we achieve our mission “to enrich the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.” Hillel engages with and inspires the leadership of more Jewish college students than all other endeavors combined. We know that 90% of Jews in the United States go to college, and with a rich and diverse Hillel network, we are proud to be serving them at more than 550 colleges and universities.

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Hillels of Westchester P.O. Box 8 Purchase, NY 10577-0008 Phone: 914-251-6498 Fax: 914-251-6499 Website: www.hillelsofwestchester.org E-Mail: rachel@hillelsofwestchester.org Executive Director: Rachel Klein President: Jonathan Franklin Hillels of Westchester engages and empowers students at Purchase College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace/Pleasantville and Manhattanville College, and throughout the region. There are more than 1,400 Jewish college students attending Westchester campuses. Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

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Holocaust & Human Rights   Education Center 4 West Red Oak Lane, Suite 330 White Plains, NY 10604 Phone: 914-696-0738 Fax: 914-696-0843 Website: www.hhrecny.org E-Mail: info@hhrecny.org Executive Director: Millie Jasper The mission of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect. The Center offers sensitively developed workshops, seminars and special presentations for educators, students and the community. The Center helps schools fulfill the New York State mandate that the Holocaust and other human rights abuses be included in their curriculum.

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Westchester Jewish Council Present the:

Annual Westchester Countywide Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Monday, April 24, 2017 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:00 – 1:00pm Westchester Garden of Remembrance 148 Martine Avenue White Plains, NY

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Israel Bonds   (Development Corporation   for Israel) New York Region/Westchester Division 999 Wilmot Road, 2nd floor at JCC Mid-Westchester Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-713-9003 Fax: 914-472-1758 Website: www.israelbonds.com E-Mail: Cynthia.Blustein@israelbonds.com Registered Representative-Westchester Division: Cynthia Blustein Since 1951 the Israel Bonds organization has played a unique role in Israel’s rapid progression from struggling agrarian nation to global economic powerhouse. The organization has secured worldwide sales approaching $40 billion, facilitating the rapid development of Israel’s economy and building a global partnership with Israel. Proceeds realized through the sale of Israel bonds have enabled Israel to cultivate the desert, build transportation networks, create new industries, resettle immigrants, and increase export capability. Today, investing in Israel bonds supports a nation of extraordinary innovation that continues to push the boundaries of modern technology. Call for investment opportunities for individuals, institutions and corporations.

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Israel Cancer Research Fund 52 Vanderbilt Ave, Suite 1510 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-969-9800 ext.225 Fax: 212-969-9822 Website: www.icrfonline.org E-Mail: kenneth.gabel@icrfny.org New York Director of Development: Kenneth Gabel Established in 1975, to enable the most promising Israeli scientists to continue their important work in Israel, where funds to support basic research remain scarce in the face of greater immediate needs for defense and infrastructure, the Israel Cancer Research Fund has provided more than $57 Million to support cancer researchers in 24 different Israeli institutions. Today, with chapters in New York, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Chicago, Palm Springs, Florida, Toronto, Montreal and Jerusalem, ICRF is the largest voluntary charitable organization in North America whose sole mission is to support cancer research in Israel for the benefit of all humankind. ICRF annually receives approximately 150 proposals for support from Israel’s brightest and most esteemed scientists. To ensure that the most scientifically sound and compelling research receives support, ICRF sponsors a rigorous grant peer review process, the ICRF Scientific Review Panel (SRP), conducted by an expert assemblage of highly prominent U.S. and Canadian scientists and oncologists, modeled on the NIH grant-making process. Awards are granted, on a completely transparent and unbiased basis, directly to the most promising and capable Israeli cancer researchers at all of the leading academic and biomedical research centers throughout Israel. ICRF’s grants have been highly effective in changing the cancer landscape world-wide. Over the years, ICRF-sponsored basic and clinical research has resulted in important cancer-related discoveries, led to the development of widely used cancer drugs as well as numerous other treatments. Scientists supported by ICRF have earned countless international awards, including two Nobel Prizes, for their often groundbreaking contributions to science. — 59 —


J Street 630 9th Avenue, Suite 910 New York, NY 10036 Phone: 917-551-6913 Website: www.jstreet.org E-Mail: westchester@jstreet.org New York Regional Director: Adee Telem New York Deputy Regional Director: Gal Peleg New York Regional Associate: Rachael Cameron J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. We believe that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security. Rooted in our commitment to Jewish and democratic values, J Street is redefining what it means to be pro-Israel in America. We are changing the U.S. political dynamics around Israel by mobilizing broad support for a two-state solution because it’s in Israel’s and America’s interest. And we are expanding support for Israel by affirming — along with many Israelis — that being pro-Israel doesn’t require supporting every policy of its government. We have the responsibility to fix the broken politics in America around Israel. Only with your help can J Street succeed in our fight for the future of Israel as the Jewish and democratic homeland. J Street Westchester is the local arm of J Street in Westchester County. J Street Westchester’s effectiveness is based solely on the effectiveness of leaders and volunteers like you.

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JCCA (formerly known as Jewish Child Care Association) 120 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 Phone: 917-808-4800 Fax: 917-212-652-4725 Website: www.jccany.org E-Mail: jcca@jccany.org Westchester Sites: The Center for Healing 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Director: Jessie Boye-Doe  Phone: 914-773-6137 E-mail: BOYE-DOEJ@jccany.org The Center for Healing provides effective, cutting-edge clinical and supportive services to boys and girls who have been the victims of sexual abuse and/or commercial sexual exploitation. Our goal is to help these vulnerable and traumatized children heal and return to their communities and live productive, healthy lives. Initially treating 100 children on JCCA’s Pleasantville Campus, the Center for Healing will also train staff and treat other children across JCCA’s programs in all five boroughs, Nassau and Westchester counties. In its second phase, the program will train staff in other agencies in the metropolitan area. Edenwald Center 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-769-7150  Fax: 914-769-8505  Website: www.jccany.org Director: Cristian Correa  E-Mail: correac@jccany.org  Cell: 914-773-4561 Edenwald Center is home to 116 boys and girls with behavioral and cognitive difficulties and a Full Scale I.Q. range of 50-79. Edenwald also serves some youth with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and youth on the Autism Spectrum (including Aspergers). Highly supervised and safe cottage living focuses on teaching residents life skills that foster independence and improve relationships with adults and peers so that they may return to the community as quickly as possible. Ages: 6-16. Gateways Program for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-741-4585 Fax: 914-741-4565 Website: www.jccany.org Director: Janmarie Brown  E-Mail: brownj@jccany.org Cell: 914-755-444 The Gateways Program for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) is an intensive, specialized residential program for girls, ages 12-16, who have been victims of CSEC and domestic trafficking. Gateways uses a strengths-based youth development model to assist young women in gaining the skills needed to return to the community as productive, independent young adults. Gateways is funded through New York State, and is contracted through ACS and DSS. Pleasantville Cottage School 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-769-0164  Fax: 914-741-4596  Website: www.jccany.org Director: Jacqueline Cherry, LCSW  E-Mail: ressvcs@jccany.org Pleasantville Cottage School on JCCA’s Westchester Campus is one of the oldest and most respected residential treatment programs in the U.S. Pleasantville Cottage School is a residential setting for emotionally troubled boys and girls, ages 7-16. Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of engaging the family and helping them so that the child can safely be reunited with their family, when possible. We believe that all of the children in our care have strengths we can build on to resolve the problems that contributed to the need for them to come into our care. Admission age: 7-15. Pleasantville S.T.A.R.T. 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-769-0164  Fax: 914-741-4596  Website: www.jccany.org Director: Budy Jamilly Garcia, LCSW  E-Mail: garciab@jccany.org JCCA’s Pleasantville START has been a premier provider of short-term assessment and treatment services for children from Westchester, Nassau, Rockland, and Duchess counties since 1978. Located on JCCA’s Westchester campus, the START program serves 24 boys and 14 girls, ages 6-15. The program’s philosophy is family centered, trauma informed and permanency directed. Our highly trained, experienced staff works closely with the child and family, foster parents and community resources to develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan with the goal of returning the child to the community. POINT PROJECT (Pursuing Our Independence Together) WJCS 845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603-2427 Phone: 516-729-0066  Fax: 516-777-1755 Director: Barbara Greene, MPH  914-761-0600 x175  E-Mail: point@wjcs.com This coed independent residential program with supportive services is a collaboration of JCCA and Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS.) It is a program for young adults with special needs, including Autism Spectrum disorders and cognitive limitations. The POINT Project’s mission is to support the participants and enable them to live, work and recreate independently in the community. Admission age: 21-25.

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JCY-Westchester Community  Partners A Division of Family Service Society of Yonkers

30 South Broadway, 5th Fl Yonkers, New York 10701 Phone: 914-423-5009 Fax: 914-963-4313 Website: www.jcy-wcp.com E-Mail: jlkirschner@jcy-wcp.com Senior Director: Janice Lubin Kirschner Established in 1919, JCY-Westchester Community Partners is a not-forprofit organization committed to enhancing the educational experience of children in Westchester County through effective learning initiatives and the engagement of volunteer mentors. We serve the entire Westchester Community. As the JCY we improve relations among Yonkers and Westchester’s diverse ethnic, racial, and religious groups. JCY merged with Family Service Society of Yonkers in 2013, • SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a model intergenerational literacy program. Inside the school, but outside of the classroom, older adults tutor and mentor students who are reading below grade level in four school districts in Westchester. • Open Book: An intergenerational early childhood literacy program in the pediatric and foster care waiting rooms at the Westchester Medical Center. Children are read to and given a free book to take home. We also train pediatricians to prescribe reading as part of the well-baby visit. Books are also given out at White Plains Hospital. • Reading Buddies After School engages volunteers to work with children on a one-to-one basis for reading proficiency and homework assistance. • Summer Reading Buddies, a six week summer program helps students complete their summer reading assignments and avoid the loss of skills during the summer months. There is a group story time for pre-school children which models reading for the parents/ caregivers. Resources and workshop are provided for parents. • Introduction to America is a program for recently arrived immigrant high school students with little or no English language skills. Volunteers work with students on a one-to-one basis to increase communication skills and familiarity with American culture. •Afterschool Programs: Full service programs to enhance the educational experience of students, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. • Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program provides thousands of inner city children an opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors. This program teaches lessons about overcoming obstacles, tolerance, respect for cultural differences and how to be an ‘Upstander’. • Scholarship Program administers approximately twenty scholarships from $500 and up to residents living in Yonkers and from many different backgrounds. • NYSIgN (New York State Intergenerational Network): A Westchester Chapter was spearheaded to advocate for intergenerational programs and to educate the public on their value and importance in meeting community needs. • JCY spearheads the Yonkers Mayor’s Committee on Jewish Affairs, holding an annual Chanukah Celebration at City Hall and addressing other issues throughout the year. • When Special Projects arise, the JCY spearheads efforts to meet the need

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Jerusalem U 11110 W. Oakland Park Blvd. - Suite 288 Sunrise, FL 33351–6808 Phone: 888-515-5292 www.jerusalemu.org; www.StepUpForIsrael.com E-Mail: info@jerusalemu.org New York Assistant Director: Erika Perilstein E-Mail: eperilstein@jerusalemu.org Phone: 929-266-4570 As the leading creators, producers and distributors of films and film classes about Judaism and Israel, Jerusalem U is driven to create film education that is relevant, accessible and engaging for people of all ages. Our film education inspires, unifies, and activates a critical mass of Jews to be passionately connected to Israel, Judaism and the Jewish people. Jerusalem U’s Step Up for Israel Program is an easy-to-use film education series complete with high quality films, lesson plans, moderated discussion guides and marketing materials to create engaging Israel programming for students, adults, and community-wide events. The program helps individuals get educated about Israel’s past, feel engaged with Israel’s present, and be empowered to be a part of Israel’s future. Thanks to the generosity of UJA Federation of New York, Step Up for Israel is available free of charge in Westchester County; contact Erika Perilstein, New York Assistant Director, for details.

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The Jewish Board Children’s Residential 226 Linda Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10532 Phone: 914.773.7501 | Fax: 914.773.7698 Website: www.jbfcs.org Email: hello@jbfcs.org Executive Program Director: Leonardo I. Rodriguez, LCSW-R Westchester Sites:

Hawthorne Cedar Knolls RTC 226 Linda Avenue | Hawthorne, NY 10532 Senior Director: Brian Parchesky, LMSW Phone: 914.773.7468 | Fax: 914.773.7860 Hawthorne Cedar Knolls (HCK) Residential Treatment Center is a home that provides mental health, social, and therapeutic services. A variety of treatment programs includes recreation, vocational, writing, and art therapy as well as drug treatment and prevention for at-risk youth. Approximately 90 beds are available for girls age 13 to 18 and boys age 8 to 18 who exhibit a variety of emotional problems. These children have been referred by the New York State Office of Family and Children Services or the local Committee of Special Education or Social Services. Jerome M. Goldsmith Center RTF 228 Linda Avenue | Hawthorne, NY 10532 Phone: 914.773.7441 | Fax: 914.773.7447 Senior Director : Deborah Mondello, MS, MBA Jerome M. Goldsmith Center, a residential treatment facility (RTF) located in Hawthorne New York that serves emotionally vulnerable adolescent boys, ages 12 to 21, who are challenged by a range of trauma-related and psychiatric issues. These young boys are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Sally & Anthony Mann Center 500 Linda Avenue | Hawthorne, NY 10532 Phone: 914.773.6708 | Fax: 914.773.6709 Senior Director: Jeff Shapiro, Ed.M. The Sally & Anthony Mann Center, formerly Linden Hill, a 64 bed Residential Treatment Facility (RTF), is for girls ages 12 to 21 years old with severe psychiatric conditions. Adolescents participate in intensive milieu therapy, individual, family, and group psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, special education and vocational training. Children are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Herschel Alt Westchester Children’s Day Treatment Center 226 Linda Avenue | Hawthorne, NY 10532 Phone: 914.773.7480 Fax: 914.773.7340 Associate Director: Randye Landeck, LCSW An alternative to residential placement for emotionally disturbed youngsters, ages 10 to 18. While living at home, adolescents receive a full range of treatment services, including individual, family, and group therapy, individualized education curricula, remedial training, and vocational preparation. A special education school is on-site at the facility, which is on the grounds of the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Campus. Volunteers Volunteers at The Jewish Board play a critical role in supporting clients. Several volunteer opportunities are available with the Jewish Board’s adolescent residential programs on its Westchester Campus, ranging from one-time event participation to ongoing monthly volunteer projects . For more information on volunteer opportunities email volunteer@jbfcs.org. — 64 —


Jewish Broadcasting Service 1 Bridge Plaza North-Suite 145 Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024 Phone: 201-242-9460 ext. 167 www.jbstv.org E-Mail: clilienthal@jbstv.org Sr. Producer & Projects Mgr.: Mrs. Carol Lilienthal Jewish Broadcasting Service is America’s Jewish Television Network. It Educates, Inspires and Connects hundreds of thousands of Jews and non-Jews every month. JBS, a 24/7 Live Cable Channel, is the Jewish Community’s Global “PBS” style network using the power of television and the internet to help strengthen and advance the Jewish People and the State of Israel. In Westchester JBS can be viewed on Optimum channel 138, on DirectTV as of Oct. 1, online (www.jbstv.com), and on Roku. JBS features; Daily News from Israel; In the News – (in-depth analysis of current issues and events of Jewish importance); interviews with leading Jewish figures; programs from the 92nd Street Y; Jewish Studies; Cultural Films, Music and Entertainment; Children’s Programs; Witness: Holocaust Profiles; and Live Friday Night Synagogue Services. One of the unique aspects of JBS programming has been the opportunity for viewers to watch important conferences that they cannot attend in person. These include the General Assembly of the Federations of North America; The AIPAC Annual Policy Conference; The American Jewish Committee Global Forum; Limmud Conference; Jerusalem Post Conference in NYC; CUFI; Saban Forum; JNF; FIDF; AIFL.

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Jewish Community Center   of Harrison Conservative 130 Union Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Phone: 914-835-2850 Fax: 914-835-5195 Website: www.jcch.org E-Mail: info@jcch.org Rabbi: Eytan Hammerman Rabbi Emeritus: Norton D. Shargel Rabbinic Associate: Barbara Paris Executive Director: Eric Nussbaum Educational Director: Ronit Razinovsky Early Childhood Director: Ann Pardes The JCCH is a vital, energetic, traditional egalitarian Conservative congregation. Founded in 1959, the JCCH was designed to be a center not only for worship and education, but also to fulfill social and recreational requirements of children, youth, and adults. Today the JCCH remains true to that mission, with an inclusive religious community, a highly respected Early Childhood and Religious School, engaging Men’s Club, Sisterhood and Youth programming, a progressive Keruv - Interfaith Program: a diverse offering of learning opportunities for all ages and stages; and continued active involvement among both founding and new members. Find out what’s happening in our community by accessing the

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Jewish Community Center (JCC)   of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-472-3300 Website: www.jccmw.org Facebook: facebook.com/jccmidwestchest E-Mail: kolodnyk@jccmw.org Executive Director: Karen Kolodny The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers a wide array of programs from newborns to seniors, and everyone in between, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK! Young Children thrive in parent/child classes, an extensive early childhood center, special needs preschool and enrichment classes, art, dance, theatre, sports, gymnastics, aquatics and karate classes. Our S-T-E-A-M classes now offer even more after school education for kindergarteners though middle school. And what would a JCC be without its stellar summer camps and vacation camps. Teens enjoy classes in the arts, sports, aquatics, and tailored fitness and one of the best dance programs, as well as high school and college prep courses. We also have wonderful programs for teens with developmental disabilities. Adults have a plethora of cultural and educational events to choose from: Speaker series, movie series, Israel Film Festival, dance and art classes, and day trips to events in surrounding areas. We also have social and volunteering opportunities. Our extensive health and fitness center includes a large indoor pool, master swim team, spa facilities and is open seven days a week! The Bendheim Performing Arts Center is a community stage that features kids’ and adult events; comedy, films, ballet performances, and programs from partners from around the world….including programs for Russian Jews, and Israelis. The JCC of Mid-Westchester is also proud to be a cosponsor of many community events and is the central address for public gatherings, community celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and is available for private parties and corporate functions. We offer deep discounts for clergy. www.jccmw.org stay tuned to new offers and events via Facebook. — 67 —


Harold and Elaine Shames Jewish Community Center (JCC)   on the Hudson 371 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-366-7898 Fax: 914-366-7434 Website: www.JCContheHudson.org Email: info@JCContheHudson.org Director: Frank Hassid, MSW JCC Early Childhood Program,   2 locations (ages 1-5) 371 South Broadway 914-366-7898 25 Leroy Avenue 914 631-1607 Camp Twelve Trails (ages 5-12) Camp Twelve Trails Integrated (ages 5-16 with special needs) Little Friends Day Camp (ages turning 2-5) 914-366-7898 The JCC on the Hudson is a vibrant campus center, connecting the Jewish community of the Rivertowns, offering social, recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities guided by Jewish values to the greater community. • Afterschool care • School of Music and Performing Arts • Youth and Adult classes • Fitness Center and exercise classes • Gymnastics • Special Needs programming Coming: 6.6 acre campus, 5 lane swimming pool, teaching pool, full- size gymnasium, state-of-theart fitness center, café, youth lounge, 200 seat auditorium, and expanded child, teen, adult and active adult programming. — 68 —


Jewish Community Council   of Mt. Vernon 550 N. Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon, NY 10552-1324 Past President: David Reich E-Mail: david@reichcommunications.com The Jewish Community Council of Mount Vernon serves as an umbrella group that represents the local Jewish community, including those affiliated and not affiliated with area synagogues. The JCC, a volunteer organization, serves as a liaison with local government and other community groups. The JCC organizes the annual city-wide Holocaust remembrance in Mount Vernon’s City Hall.

Jewish Deaf (and Hard-of-Hearing)   Resource Center, Inc. (JDRC) P.O. Box 318 Hartsdale, NY 10530 Phone: 917-705-8941 Website: www.jdrc.org E-Mail: info@jdrc.org President: Alexis Kashar Founder/Director: Naomi Brunnlehrman Established in 1996, JDRC builds bridges between Jews who are Deaf and Hard-ofHearing and the individuals and organizations which serve the Jewish community throughout North America.

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The Jewish Education Project 701 Westchester Avenue, Suite 2A2 White Plains, NY 10604 Phone: 914-328-8090 Website: www.JewishEdProject.org Twitter: @JewishEd Facebook: www.facebook.com/ JewishEdProject Director, Westchester Region and Israel Education: Abby Pitkowsky E-Mail: apitkowsky@JewishEdProject.org Project Associate, Westchester Region:   Jacqueline Christal E-Mail: jchristal@JewishEdProject.org At The Jewish Education Project, we believe in the power and possibility of a great Jewish education. We work with educators, clergy, principals, and volunteers to create outstanding Jewish experiences for 160,000 children, teens and families in 800 programs in Westchester, Long Island and New York City. We help educators develop new ideas, build strong networks, and nurture necessary skills. Together, we spark and spread innovations that expand the reach and increase the impact of Jewish education, so that more people experience the wisdom and joy of Judaism. The Jewish Education Project is a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York. Learn more at www.JewishEdProject.org

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Jewish National Fund of   Westchester & Southern CT 42 East 69th Street New York, NY 10021 Phone: 212-879-9305 x510 Fax: 212-570-1673 Website: www.jnf.org E-Mail: srbalkin@jnf.org Director: Stephanie Risa Balkin JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people. JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism. JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.

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The Jewish Renaissance  Experience 1495 Weaver Street, 2nd Floor Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-861-5731 Website: www.thejre.org E-Mail: info@thejre.org Executive Director: Rabbi Yossi Oratz Senior Rabbi: Avi Hoffman The Jewish Renaissance Experience is bringing a new vibe to the Jewish community of Westchester County. Our team of young dynamic men and women bring the powerful combination of high energy, excitement, and wisdom to cutting edge community programs and educational material. Age, background, and level of knowledge are no obstacle; whether you are looking to enrich your Judaism, or just have a great time, the JRE has something for everyone. Our exciting social and educational programs are a great way to Experience the Renaissance! Every Summer Join the Westchester Jewish Council The Westchester Klezmer Program & Kol Hazzanim – The Cantors of Westchester In cooperation with Westchester County Parks At the

ANNUAL WESTCHESTER JEWISH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY Fun for the entire family With face painting, juggling, Israeli dancing and children’s entertainment, Vendor exhibitions of crafts, art, jewelry and Judaica. Delicious Kosher food and much more

Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for exact dates

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The Jewish Theological Seminary 3080 Broadway New York, NY 10027 Phone: 212-678-8865 Fax: 212-678-8941 Website: www.jtsa.edu Director of Principal Gifts & Planned Giving Officer: Lucy Posner E-Mail: luposner@jtsa.edu The Jewish Theological Seminary of America is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education that integrates rigorous academic scholarship and teaching with a commitment to strengthening Jewish tradition, Jewish lives, and Jewish communities. JTS articulates a vision of Judaism that is learned and passionate, pluralist and authentic, traditional and egalitarian; one that is thoroughly grounded in Jewish texts, history, and practices, and fully engaged with the societies and cultures of the present. Our vision joins faith with inquiry; the covenant of our ancestors with the creative insights of today; intense involvement in the society and State of Israel with devotion to the flowering of Judaism throughout the world; service to the Jewish community, as well as to all of the communities of which Jews are a part: our society, our country, and our world. JTS ser ves Nor th American Jewr y by educating intellectual and spiritual leaders for Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center, training rabbis, cantors, scholars, educators, communal professionals, and lay activists who are inspired by our vision of Torah and dedicated to assisting in its realization. — 73 —


Jewish War Veterans of the USA/   Westchester County Council 30 Claudet Way Eastchester, NY 10709-1539 914-576-1555 Website: www.jwv.org E-Mail: pdwarner@optonline.net County Commander: Irving M. Breitbart E-Mail: eagleatci@aol.com 914-245-6410 Past County Commander:   Paul D. Warner, Ph.D. Jewish War Veterans of the USA was founded in 1896 and is the oldest veterans’ organization in the United States. The organization protects the rights of all veterans, fights prejudice in any form, supports the freedom of Israel and welcomes all Jewish veterans. JWV maintains the American Museum of Jewish Military History in Washington, D.C. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is a founding member of the National Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and a member of both the Jewish Community Relations Council and the International Conference of the Jewish War Veterans, based in eight countries. The International Conference of Jewish War Veterans holds meetings in Israel every other year as a guest of the Israeli Knesset. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA interfaces with the leadership of other veterans’ organizations. Westchester County Posts Cohen-Sokoloff Post 46 (Somers) Cmdr. Lawrence Kaufman 914-277-4057 commanderlarrykaye@comcast.net Yonkers Post 68 Cmdr. Stanford Bernstein 914-779-58397 stan1925@optonline.net White Plains Post 191 Cmdr. Aaron Silver 914-428-5644 swanee122430@aol.com — 74 —


Jewish Women’s Foundation   of New York 130 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-836-1478 Fax: 212-836-1831 Website: www.jwfny.org E-Mail: jamie@jewishwomenny.org Executive Director: Jamie Allen Black President: Miriam Caslow The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York works to advance the status and well-being of women and girls in the Jewish community in New York, Israel and beyond. To achieve our vision we utilize strategic and innovative grantmaking, education and advocacy. JWFNY imagines a world in which all women and girls in the Jewish community are ensured a healthy and supportive environment where we all have equal opportunity for economic, religious, social and political achievement. Every year the Westchester Jewish Council organizes a Westchester Cluster to march in the

Celebrate Israel Parade

By marching as a Westchester Cluster member marchers can • Bring a banner with your group’s name it can be home made or professionally created. • Have a minimum group size of 2 people (enough to hold the banner.) • Split the parade expenses with over 20 other synagogues and organizations For more information on marching with the Westchester Cluster please contact the Westchester Jewish Council office. — 75 —


J-Teen Leadership 701 Westchester Avenue, Suite 203 East White Plains, New York 10604 Phone: 914-328-8788 Website: www.jteenleadership.org E-Mail: info@jteenleadership.org Executive Director: Guy Felixbrodt A Community Service Leadership Program for Jewish High School Students Grades 9-12. Established in 2005, with seed funding from the UJA-Federation of NY, J-Teen Leadership is a community service leadership development initiative for Jewish high school students who want to make a difference in the world today. J-Teen Leadership works with teens, synagogue youth groups and Hebrew High Schools, JCC’s and Jewish youth movements to plan service and philanthropy projects locally, nationally and internationally. What makes us unique is that teens plan and lead projects. Based in Westchester, we welcome teens from New York and beyond, of all backgrounds and affiliations. Through local service projects and hands-on service trips, with skill building in leadership, advocacy and philanthropy, we do our part to improve the world (tikkun olam). Our programs are empowering, collaborative and fun. At J-Teen Leadership, we know how busy high school schedules are so we tailor programming to manageable time commitments. And our work continues to be recognized with service hours and awards. With the help of adult allies, we coordinate our efforts and make a difference. We hope to see you at an upcoming project. Get involved! J-Teen Leadership is a program of the Westchester Jewish Council and grateful for the support it receives. — 76 —


Justice Brandeis Westchester   Law Society c/o Miller Zeiderman & Wiederkehr, LLP 140 Grand Street, 5th Floor White Plains, NY 10601 Phone: 914-824-5322 Website: www.jbls.org President: Hon. Jeffrey A. Cohen The Justice Brandeis Law Society is an association of attorneys who are interested in maintaining ties with the Jewish people. The Society was created to provide a social vehicle to network, encourage civility and build camaraderie among attorneys while celebrating their Jewish heritage and Jewish values in the law. The Society’s members seek to combine aspects of their lives unique to being both attorneys and Jews. The Society, in furtherance of these purposes, shall serve as a forum for the advocation and education of issues and topics of mutual interest and concern to its members.

Kehillat Chaverim - Yonkers Non-Denominational c/o Ernie Hammer 251 Crestwood Avenue Yonkers, NY 10707 Phone: 914-779-4847 E-Mail: ernieh233@optonline.net Rabbi: Paul Joseph Kehillat Chaverim is a small, friendly nondenominational, egalitarian congregation. We meet for Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Paul Joseph on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10:00am at 251 Crestwood Ave., Yonkers. Our members enjoy lively discussions during services as well as afterwards, during our Kiddush luncheons. We celebrate holidays and festivals together in our homes as well as in our synagogue. We invite and welcome community participation in our Shabbat and High Holy Day services and in the educational and cultural activities that we sponsor during the year. — 77 —


Kol Hazzanim: Westchester Community of Cantors c/o Congregation B’nai Yisrael of Armonk 2 Banksville Road, Box 7 Armonk, NY 10504 Phone: 914-273-2220 Fax: 914-273-2285 E-Mail: kolhazzanim@gmail.com President: Cantor Hayley Kobilinsky Recording Secretary: Cantor Michelle Rubin Our organization is made up of the community of those both serving Westchester County congregations and institutions as cantors or who are cantors living in Westchester. We are a trans-denominational group that serves the county’s cantorial needs as well as being a source of professional development, growth, and nurturing for each other as individuals and as professional clergy. We are here to provide both spiritual guidance and musical expertise to Westchester’s Jewish population and the greater community.

CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSE ROOTS AND SHARED VALUES At the ANNUAL WESTCHESTER/FAIRFIELD COUNTY

DIVERSITY BREAKFAST to HONOR THOSE WHO STRENGTHEN OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY Held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving

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Kol Rinah, The Jewish Chorale   of Westchester Musical Director: Benjamin Gruder Co-Managers: Wendy Segal and Anne Lowy Website: www.kolrinahchorale.org Wendy Segal: 914-243-9059 E-Mail: segalfam@optonline.net Anne Lowy: 914-232-7281 E-Mail: katonah4@optonline.net Kol Rinah, which means “joyous voice,” is the Jewish Chorale of Westchester. Our mission is to bring the beauty and richness of Jewish choral music to as wide an audience as possible, to help inject cultural vibrancy into the community, and to be a unifying force by bringing people from many different backgrounds together to be touched by our music. The chorale was founded in April of 2001 and is currently made up of 25+ singers from Metropolitan New York and Connecticut. New singers in all voice parts are always welcome and are auditioned by our director. There is a membership fee per semester. We begin each semester with an Open House which is free and open to the public, and we encourage any interested singers to come. You don’t have to be Jewish to sing with us! Rehearsals are held at the Shames JCC on the Hudson on most Thursday evenings throughout the school year. Kol Rinah would be happy to perform at your synagogue or cultural event. Please contact our managers for more information. Kol Rinah is the choir-in-residence at the Shames JCC on the Hudson, Tarrytown, NY. — 79 —


Larchmont Temple Reform 75 Larchmont Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538 Phone: 914-834-6120 Fax: 914-834-6503 Website: www.larchmonttemple.org Rabbi: Jeffrey J. Sirkman Assistant Rabbi: Bethie Miller Cantor: Tracey Scher Director of Education, Family & Youth: Rabbi Eve Rudin Executive Director: Jane Sable-Friedman Larchmont Temple is a vibrant Reform congregation, covenantal community, with a commitment to lifelong learning and dedication to spiritual searching - seeking God’s presence through sharing Shabbat and holidays, reaching out through mitzvot to others in need, and working together to create a congregation that feels like home.

Coming November 2018 Join us for the Biennial

NIGHT OF MUSIC AND JOY Enjoy the Cantors of Kol Hazzanim for a show stopping concert with music ranging from contemporary to traditional, Jewish to secular, and relax with friends at a delicious dairy dessert reception

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Lincoln Park Jewish Center - Yonkers Orthodox 311 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10704 Phone: 914-965-7119 Fax: 914-965-7557 Website: www.lpjc.org E-Mail: lpjcoffice@optonline.net Rabbi: Rigoberto Emmanuel Viñas

This congregation is in the midst of a revival of spirit in its programs, activities and growth. In the past several years, new families have joined our congregation. Our services are vibrant, filled with song and joy, and our learning programs and social activities are dynamic and unequaled. Among our many other learning and social programs, we offer two “Weekly Torah Portion” classes which are very popular and highly attended. Both are participatory and include all levels of knowledge. The English language class meets on Tuesday nights at 8:15 pm and the Spanish language class meets on Thursday nights at 6 pm. There is no cost for attendance at any of these programs. The congregation has built an Eruv in the Lincoln Park area of Yonkers, which has prompted Jewish families to rediscover this lovely, crime-free, family-oriented residential area of Yonkers, calling it home. Our congregation is diverse in its racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, and we include all levels of observance and Jewish knowledge. For this reason, we have been referred to as “an un-orthodox congregation.” We are proud of the “heimishe” and welcoming spirit we have created thus far and look forward to welcoming you, as well!

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Magen David Sephardic   Synagogue - New Rochelle Orthodox 1225 Weaver Street New Rochelle, NY 10804 Phone/Fax: 914-633-3728 E-Mail: info@magendavidscarsdale.com Rabbi: Mitchell Serels Magen David is dedicated to the preservation of Sephardic tradition in a warm atmosphere dedicated to the Halakha. There is a strong family orientation in a multi-cultural and multilingual environment. There are a number of classes given by our rabbi who was knighted by the King of Spain. Ashkenazi members are well integrated into the community, which is Westchester’s only Sephardic Synagogue. Youth programs are on Shabbat morning. There is also a teen room. Join the Westchester Jewish Council at the Annual

Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Honoring 18 of our member organizations and their outstanding volunteers. Applications come directly from our member organizations for consideration by the Distinguished Service Award committee. Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for information on this county wide event including a kosher dessert reception featuring the Noah Rockowitz (z”l) ice-cream cart This event is free and open to the public

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Masorti Foundation of   Conservative Judaism in Israel 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 832 New York, NY 10115 Phone: 212-870-2216 Fax: 212-870-2218 Website: www.masorti.org E-Mail: info@masorti.org Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer:   Barbara Kavadias The Masorti Foundation is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian and democratic vision of Israel. Established in the US to represent and support the Conservative Movement in Israel, Masorti embodies a traditional, egalitarian Jewish life that welcomes all Jews wherever they stand on the spectrum of Jewish observance. Masorti offers Tefila (prayer services), educational programming and volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages through its 80 growing kehillot (congregations), 21 NOAM (youth movement) chapters, Camp Ramah-NOAM, and sites offering bar and bat mitzvah preparation and support services for children and youth with disabilities throughout Israel. The organization’s on-going success is portrayed through its remarkable growth and its impact on Israeli society, helping Israel to live out the ideals expressed in its founding documents of freedom of religion and equality.

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Mishkan Ha’am  Hastings-on-Hudson Reconstructionist Phone: 914-478-4996 Website: www.mishkanhaam.org E-Mail: mishkanhaam@gmail.com Rabbinical Leader: Rabbi Mackenzie Reynolds Mishkan Ha’am, a Reconstructionist congregation, is a growing community dedicated to serving as a bridge between the search for religious identity and the demands of the secular world. We welcome all who are interested in exploring ways to connect with other Jews and Judaism, whether through culture, literature, song, history, philosophy, prayer, or spirituality, including gay and lesbian and interfaith households, those with a longstanding Jewish practice as well as those with no previous Jewish affiliation. While most of our members live in southern Westchester County, a good number live in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge area of the Bronx. Unless otherwise specified, we meet at the Reformed Church of Hastings, 18 Farragut Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson. High Holiday services, which are free and require no advance reservations, are in our tent at the Park Hill Racquet Club, Yonkers, NY. Led by our rabbi, we gather together two to three weekends per month, typically providing a Shabbat service— sometimes a non-traditional one of chanting and meditation—on Friday night or Saturday morning, and a Havdallah service and cultural or educational program on Saturday evening. We also hold a monthly Shabbat morning service designed in partnership with our Hebrew School in which the whole community comes together. We celebrate holidays and life cycle events together and organize regular educational programs related to the Jewish experience. Our Tikkun Olam/Social Action committee reaches out to help meet community needs. She’arim/Gateways, our innovative approach to Hebrew School, meets weekly with classes for children from kindergarten to seventh grade. We hold several “Tot Shabbats” for pre-schoolers over the year. During the year in which families approach Bar/Bat Mitzvah, parents and young people together share in a unique group exploration in preparation for the milestone event.

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Mohegan Park Jewish Center Orthodox c/o Roger Kahn 3660 Oxford Avenue, #7G Bronx, NY 10463 Phone: 718-791-3897 Fax: 718-884-1487 E-Mail: lmpjc@earthlink.net President: Roger Kahn

We are a 90-year-old summer synagogue located in rural Mohegan Lake. We are open from Shavuot to Sukkot. We are an Orthodox congregation that welcomes everyone. Services are “kid friendly” with a Kiddush every Shabbat and lectures on Saturday afternoons. We welcome all for free High Holiday services as well.

Moishe House

110 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 Phone: 646-838-0968 Website: www.moishehouse.org Email: jason.freeman@moishehouse.org CEO/Founder: David Cygielman Local Contact: Jason Freeman Moishe House provides vibrant Jewish community for young adults by supporting leaders in their 20s as they create meaningful home - based Jewish exper iences for themselves and their peers. We envision Moishe House as the global leader of pluralistic Jewish life for adults in their 20s. We facilitate a wide range of experiences, so that they have the leadership, knowledge and community to enrich their Jewish journeys.

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Mosaic of Westchester 701 Westchester Avenue, Suite 203E White Plains, NY 10604 Phone: 914-262-6555 Website: mosaicofwestchester.org Executive Director: Bina Raskin Email: binaraskin@mosaicofwestchester.org Founding Chair: Diane Werner Mosaic of Westchester, a non-profit initiative, is spearheading a county-wide collaboration focused on fulfilling our vision for the full inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Jews in Westchester Jewish life. We seek to serve all of Westchester’s Jews and Jewish organizations. Acting as a catalyst, facilitator and resource, Mosaic of Westchester is demonstrating that greater LGBTQ inclusion enriches the entire Jewish community by making it more knowledgeable, diverse and more connected. In December, 2015, we launched our teen engagement initiative which involves creating and implementing meaningful opportunities for Jewish LGBTQ and ally teens that includes social, cultural, religious, educational, recreational, leadership and supportive activities. We now have an active Teen Advisory Council-a leadership group of teens across the LGBTQ spectrum and across denominations that meets monthly. We also offer monthly support groups and social/educational dinners! We celebrate holidays together and go on fun outings too! Jewish LGBTQ and ally teens are welcome! In July 2016, we launched the Mosaic Storytelling Project-a unique learning lab, providing Jewish LGBTQ teens, adults, and family members with tools to cultivate an authentic and inspirational public voice to be shared in Westchester Jewish settings, thus building a more compassionate and inclusive setting. In the coming year, we are expanding our outreach efforts to Jewish LGBTQ seniors and their communities. And in collaboration with Westchester’s Jewish organizations, we will continue our LGBTQ inclusive initiatives such as co-sponsoring Pride Shabbats, and offering LGBTQ themed programs such as lectures, art, music, and educational activities. Mosaic of Westchester is fiscally sponsored by the Jewish Communal Fund. Mosaic of Westchester is the proud beneficiary of UJA Federation of New York. — 86 —


Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation Orthodox 15 Stewart Place Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Phone: 914-242-7460 Fax: 914-241-7101 Website: www.mkhc.org E-Mail: office@mkhc.org This growing congregation of 55 families welcomes Jews from all backgrounds to come worship and enjoy the spiritual setting for G-d. Regular educational classes are held for men and women of all ages. This is a congregation where one will find intimacy and warmth.

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Westchester Jewish Council Present the:

Annual Westchester Countywide Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Monday, April 24, 2017 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:00 – 1:00pm Westchester Garden of Remembrance 148 Martine Avenue White Plains, NY Free and open to the public. Rain or shine.

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Moving Traditions New York Office Westchester, NY Phone: 914-266-0434 E-Mail: nnevarez@movingtraditions.org NY Director: Nicole Nevarez National Office 261 Old York Road - Suite 734 Jenkintown, PA 19046 Phone: 215-887-4511 Fax: 215-887-4510 E-Mail: info@movingtraditions.org Moving Traditions offers a proven model of intellectual, ethical, and spiritual Jewish exploration for pre-teens and teens. Our field tested programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood are based on research and consultation with psychologists, social workers, rabbis — and most important, teens themselves. In monthly meetings, with games, media, the arts, and conversation, Moving Traditions-trained group leaders use our copyrighted curricular resources to bring Jewish values and practice to bear on the deepest concerns of adolescents. Moving Traditions’ programs, Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! and Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood draw on Jewish wisdom and gender analysis to help teens think critically about social norms and challenge narrowly defined stereotypes. The SLINGSHOT guide to Jewish innovation praises Moving Traditions’ programs for being “unlike anything else offered for girls and boys in the Jewish community as they figure out what it means to be an adult in the world.” Moving Traditions inspires people to live fuller lives and to work for a better world for all by advocating for a more expansive view of gender in Jewish learning and practice. — 88 —


NCSY 11 Broadway New York, NY 10004 Phone 212-613-8233 Fax 212-613-0793 Website: www.ncsy.org Info@ncsy.org NCSY is an internationally recognized organization that has played a pivotal role in the lives of Jewish teens across the globe. With the vision of a strong Jewish future, the Orthodox Union founded NCSY in 1942. The new dimension provided Jewish teens with an opportunity to build a strong connection to their ancestral roots with inspiration, community and leadership. Mission NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and engendering passionate Judaism, love for the land of Israel and personal growth. Vision NCSY Connects with Jewish teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop a positive Jewish identity. We inspire Jewish teens and their connection to Israel through informal Jewish education, retreats and the most elite summer programs in the Jewish Sector. NCSY summer offers 20 programs, focusing on Jewish communities throughout the world, designed to accommodate Jewish Teens from every background and dream. NCSY Empowers teens through leadership development and guidance to become passionately committed leaders of the Jewish community and instruments for positive change and renewal. Commitment NCSY is committed to provide a safe space where teens can celebrate their Judaism; develop a positive Jewish identity; acquire invaluable leadership skills; connect with dedicated Jewish role models; and learn to live passionately Jewish lives. — 89 —


New Israel Fund New York Headquarters 6 E 39th St, Suite 301 New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-613-4400 Fax: 212-714-2153 E-Mail: ny@nif.org Website: www.nif.org Associate Director, NY/Tri-State: Jimmy Taber The New Israel Fund (NIF) is the leading organization advancing democracy and equality for all Israelis. We believe that Israel can live up to its founders’ vision of a state that ensures complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants, without regard to religion, race, gender or national identity. Widely credited with building Israel’s progressive civil society from scratch, we have provided over $300 million to more than 900 cutting-edge organizations since our inception. And we are more than a funder; NIF is at philanthropy’s cutting edge thanks in large part to Shatil, the New Israel Fund Initiative for Social Change. Shatil provides NIF grantees and other social change organizations with hands-on assistance, including training, resources and workshops on various aspects of nonprofit management. Today, NIF/ Shatil is a leading advocate for democratic values, builds coalitions, empowers activists and often takes the initiative in setting the public agenda. Our values drive our work. We fight inequality, injustice and extremism because we understand that justice is the precondition for a successful democracy — and the only lasting road to peace. The New Israel Fund’s founders wanted to connect with Israel in a way that reflected their progressive values, and thousands of Israelis and Diaspora Jews have joined with us for that reason. Our supporters love Israel, and see it clearly as striving for an ideal not yet attained. — 90 —


The New Jewish Home   Sarah Neuman 845 Palmer Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Phone: 914-698-6005 Fax: 914-864-5105 Website: www.jewishhome.org E-Mail: connections@jewishhome.org Director of Admissions:   Melanie Van Dorn, RN, BSN Renowned for its excellence in rehabilitation and nursing care and its warmth of environment, Sarah Neuman is a 300-bed, not-for-profit geriatric residential healthcare facility providing:   • Short-stay rehabilitation   • Skilled nursing and long-term care, including our 3 Small Houses   • Adult day health care   • Respite care   • Dementia care Sarah Neuman is pioneering innovative approaches to care in self-contained households called “Small Houses” that emphasize autonomy, dignity and a meaningful life. Sarah Neuman’s five and-a-half-acre campus is easy to reach by bus, car (only a half mile from Interstate 95), and the Metro North railroad. Free on-site parking is available. Sarah Neuman is an agency of UJA-Federation of New York and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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New Rochelle Jewish Coalition 33 Silver Birch Drive New Rochelle NY 10804 Phone: 917-572-6654 Website: nrjewish.com E-Mail: justhaina@gmail.com Co -Presidents:   Haina Just-Michael & Arlene Kleinberg The purpose of the New Rochelle Jewish Coalition is to foster unity, respect and understanding within the New Rochelle Jewish community. Additionally, it is committed to providing social and cultural activities of Jewish interest and promoting Jewish involvement in diverse local charities.

Join the

Westchester Jewish Council and The Westchester Board of Rabbis

November 18, 2017 for the Westchester

Biennial Night of Learning and Celebration Enjoy two sessions of classes with more than 30 Westchester Rabbis followed by a delicious kosher dairy dessert reception

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New York Medical College 40 Sunshine Cottage Road Valhalla, New York 10595 Phone: 914-594-4550 Website: www.nymc.edu VP for Development and Alumni Relations: Amy S. Kahn E-Mail: Amy_Kahn@nymc.edu Since 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) has trained generations of students from all over the world to deliver skilled and compassionate medical care, explore the basic science questions that lead to important discoveries, and provide leadership in the field of public health and essential services to people with specialized care needs. NYMC is distinguished by its inclusive and humanistic approach to education. Historically, we were ahead of our time in admitting women and students of color as early as the 1860’s. The College ignored the widely used anti-Semitic and anti-Roman Catholic admissions’ quotas of the 20th century. By the 1930’s NYMC’s School of Medicine had the highest percentage of Jewish students of any US medical school. After 156 years, NYMC is stronger than ever! NYMC is comprised of the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, and the newly opened College of Dental Medicine -the first dental school opened in New York State in 50 years. All schools are located on one campus in Westchester County, and we share the campus with one of our esteemed partner institutions, the Westchester Medical Center. NYMC is proud to have joined the Touro College and University System in 2011. As a result, NYMC is now a medical college under Jewish auspices; supportive and respectful of all Jewish denominations, and other faiths and their traditions. Our campus has a kosher dining hall under the supervision of the Orthodox Union; an on-site synagogue; an eruv; and an academic calendar that is synchronized with the Jewish calendar. We are honored to be new members of the Westchester Jewish Council! — 93 —


Northeast Jewish Center - Yonkers Traditional 11 Salisbury Road Yonkers, NY 10710 Phone: 914-337-0268 Fax: 914-337-0164 Website: www.northeastjewishcenter.org Email: northeastjewishcenter@gmail.com Rabbi: Craig Glasser Northeast Jewish Center of Yonkers is dedicated to providing a friendly, welcoming Jewish community and environment to all members of the Jewish faith in and around the area. NEJC’s goal is to offer our “family” the opportunity and ability to join together on a path of spiritual growth through prayer and celebration of Jewish life and its milestones, to learn more about our heritage, to educate our children, and to practice the tenets of our faith. Together with an active Sisterhood, Men’s Club and Hebrew School, NEJC holds around-the-year events and is actively seeking to expand its member base.

Each late November/December The Westchester Jewish Council Celebrates

“HONOR WEEK” Join us as we honor, respect and recognize those who have given of themselves in order to protect the State of Israel

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OneTable WeWork Nomad 79 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 Phone: 646-887-3891 Website: www.onetable.org Email: welcome@onetable.org Executive Director: Aliza Kline NY Contact: Sarit Wishnevski, sarit@onetable.org

OneTable empowers Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s to engage with each other to create their own Shabbat dinners as an authentic and enduring practice. As an online and in-person hub, we help millennials enjoy and share Shabbat dinners to make the most of their Friday night and enjoy the best of life together. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out.

Join the Westchester Jewish Council at the Annual

Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Honoring 18 of our member organizations and their outstanding volunteers. Applications come directly from our member organizations for consideration by the Distinguished Service Award committee. Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for information on this county wide event including a kosher dessert reception featuring the Noah Rockowitz (z”l) ice-cream cart This event is free and open to the public

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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies 5 West 37th Street, Suite 802 New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-447-4333 • Fax: 212-447-4315 Executive Director, North America: Joshua Chadajo, Joshua@pardes.org E-Mail: info@pardes.org Website: www.pardes.org.il Elmad (online learning): http://elmad.pardes.org/ Meet our Students: http://www.manyfaces.pardes.org/ Student Blog: http://theseandthose.pardes.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pardesinstitute You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/pardesinstitute Twitter: https://twitter.com/pardesinstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pardes-institute-of-jewish-studies Jewish Educators: http://wanttobeajewisheducator.pardes.org/

Pardes is an exciting, inclusive, co-ed and nondenominational Jewish learning community with programs in Israel, North America, online and worldwide. Based in Jerusalem, Pardes students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience. While Pardes primarily serves Jews in their 20s and 30s, we also serve seasoned professionals and lay leaders, retirees and students of all ages. Openness and diversity are at the core of Pardes, and students represent a broad spectrum of the Jewish world. The result is a vibrant community constantly engaged in honest, dynamic and constructive debate leading to serious personal reflection and growth. Pardes has inspired four decades of Jewish leadership marked by openness, passion, Jewish literacy, knowledge and inclusivity. Pardes’s programs in Israel include short-term, semester and year-long immersive learning opportunities; educator training programs; special events for visiting missions and groups; and tailored programs for Jewish professionals and leaders. Pardes’s programs in North America include a variety of Jewish events, lectures and learning series; professional development opportunities for Jewish educators; and workshops, retreats and events with partners like Hillel, Moishe House, Limmud and other Jewish organizations. Pardes currently serves about 3,000 people in Israel and 8,500 people in North America in person annually and has about 65,000 podcast downloads annually. Contact us to find out how Pardes might serve you, your organization or someone you know. Your support for Pardes matters, enabling us to create a vibrant, open and rich Jewish future together! — 96 —


Pelham Jewish Center Conservative 451 Esplanade Pelham Manor, NY 10803 Phone: 914-738-6008 Fax: 914-931-2199 Website: www.thepjc.org E-Mail: office@thepjc.org Rabbi: Alex Salzberg Learning Center Director: Ana Turkienicz Office Manager: Julia Coss Our synagogue is a very special place -- warn, welcoming, active and completely egalitarian. Our beautiful home makes every visit feel comfortable and enriching. We have a diverse membership consisting of people from all backgrounds and religious observances, including interfaith couples. Our goal is to offer people a place to feel comfortable and connected to a meaningful Jewish experience. On Friday nights we enjoy the song and dance of a Kabbalat Shabbat service. Saturday morning services include discussion and study for the adults, including a monthly Women’s Group, and our youth services for the kids: Tot Shabbat (up to age 4), Torah Time (ages 5-8) and Junior Congregation (ages 9-12). Our children love attending our unique Learning Center, which meets twice a week, educating and inspiring over 80 children from ages 4 to Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a fun and inclusive atmosphere. Our vibrant Hebrew High School class engages teenagers in weekly discussions and experiences of Jewish life. The Pelham Jewish Center hosts a full calendar of adult education classes, social action programs, family holiday celebrations and community social events. Visit our website to learn more: www.thepjc.org. — 97 —


PJ Library® 165 East 56th Street, Second Floor New York, NY 10022 Phone: 413-276-0764 Website: www.pjlibrary.org E-Mail: Estern@hgf.org New York Engagement Officer: Eva Stern PJ Library® is a gift for Jewish children and their families. Every month, PJ Library books and music are mailed world-wide to more than 450,000 children aged eight and under, including over 2,000 families in Westchester. Celebrating important aspects of Jewish culture, values and tradition – these books turn snuggly bedtime moments into Jewish moments. A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with local philanthropists and Jewish organizations. Together HGF and local partners send PJ Library books directly to children with no subscription cost to their families. More than just great Jewish books, PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America. Dozens of Westchester synagogues and Jewish agencies partner with PJ Library for enrollment and programming. The books spark meaningful dialogue in the home. Then PJ Library partners continue the conversation in the broader community by providing opportunities to engage in beyond-the-books programs. Together we build personal connections with families, meeting them wherever they are on their Jewish journey and securing a stronger Jewish future in Westchester and beyond. We welcome all families with children or grandchildren from six-months old through age eight to enroll today at www.pjlibrary.org! — 98 —


Plaza Jewish Community Chapel 630 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024 Phone: 212-769-4400 Fax: 212-769-4896 Website: www.plazajewishcommunitychapel.org E-Mail: plaza@plazajewish.org Chief Administrative Officer: Stephanie Garry Chapel Manager: Darren Picht Plaza Jewish Community Chapel is the only communally owned and operated Jewish funeral chapel in the Metropolitan New York area. While Plaza is located in Manhattan, we are able to serve Westchester County easily and at your convenience. Plaza is governed by an unpaid Board of Directors that includes clergy from all the major denominations, representatives of Jewish social service agencies, individuals who serve in lay leadership roles in synagogues and Jewish communal organizations. Our mission is to ensure that every member of the Jewish community receives a dignified and respectful Jewish funeral; to lower the high cost of funerals by eliminating the profit motive and commercialism so often associated with the funeral industry; and to provide appropriate connections to Jewish communal resources that the bereaved may need to cope with emotional or practical problems. Plaza Jewish Community Chapel – A service, not a business.

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Pleasantville Community Synagogue Trans-Denominational 219 Bedford Road P.O. Box 148 Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-769-2672 Fax: 914-769-1795 Website: www.shalomPCS.com E-Mail: info@shalomPCS.com Rabbi: Julie Hilton Danan School Principal: Galit Sperling Administrator: Marcy Gray Pleasantville Community Synagogue is a welcoming Jewish community with people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home. PCS was founded in 1997 as an inclusive community welcoming intermarried, LG BTQ, multi - r ac ial, traditional and non-traditional families. Our members come from Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Jewish Renewal backgrounds and - at last count - from 20 towns, villages, and cities all across Westchester.

Join us every May for the Annual Celebration of Westchester’s

Jewish History & Heritage Month Hosted by The Westchester County Board of Legislators; and the Westchester Jewish Council Including the honoring of one of our Westchester Jewish Council member organizations for the work that they do

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Pound Ridge Jewish Community  Chavurah Reform P.O. Box 329 Pound Ridge, NY 10506 Phone: 914-764-7659 E-Mail: dspesq@optonline.net Presidents: Dan Paschkes This is a small, friendly chavurah providing a warm and intimate setting for worship, study and cultural enrichment of Judaism. The inclusive congregation draws members from Northern Westchester, Putnam and nearby Connecticut and welcomes all ages, single parents and interfaith couples. Adult study groups, cultural outings, a Hebrew school, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons are available. Free High Holiday services are open to the public as a service to the unaffiliated Jewish community and are held in South Salem.

JOIN The Westchester Jewish Council and the entire community in a community wide birthday celebration of

ISRAEL@70 Sunday, April 15, 2018 Held at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester

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Project Kesher 600 Mamaroneck Avenue Suite 400 Harrison, NY 10528 Phone: 914-301-9451 Fax: 914-468-0801 E-Mail: info@projectkesher.org Executive Director: Karyn G. Gershon E-Mail: projectkesher@projectkesher.org Project Kesher is the leading supporter of grassroots Jewish women’s activism in the Russian-speaking world. Project Kesher’s network of 200 Jewish women’s groups has developed 90 interfaith coalitions and literally thousands of partners in government, academia, the media and NGO community in Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. With 200,000 volunteer hours this year alone, the PK model transforms individuals, families and communities through a supportive global network of activists, innovative leadership training programs for women and girls, job training at ORTKesherNet computer centers, and social justice programs addressing domestic violence, human trafficking, women’s health, anti-Semitism and other religious and ethnic intolerance. Please visit us at www.projectkesher.org to learn more.

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Rabbi Max Maccoby Foundation c/o Sinai Free Synagogue 550 N. Columbus Ave. Mt. Vernon, NY 10552-1430 Phone: 914-699-2580 Fax: 914-699-2581 E-Mail: immines@aol.com President: Roger Challop, M.D. The Foundation is dedicated to sponsoring programs that enrich the Jewish experience for the youth and adult members of Sinai Free Synagogue. It provides funds to assist the young people who are spending summers at Jewish camps and taking trips to Israel. The Foundation suppor ts youth group members when they participate in local, regional, national and international Jewish leadership seminars and conclaves. It provides funds to assist the education of Jewish Professionals in our membership. It sponsors adult education with lectures, such as the Scholar in Residence Weekend and the Louis A. Friedman Scholarship Dinner and Lecture. In addition, it subsidizes additional guest lecturers throughout the year.

The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large.

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Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities 1299 Church Road Wyncote, PA 19095 Phone: 215-576-0800 Fax: 215-576-6143 E-Mail: Info@rrc.edu Website: www.rrc.edu www.jewishrecon.org Together, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities constitute the Reconstructionist movement. We are committed to our roots in tradition, to egalitarianism and inclusion, and to helping Jewish communities flourish. RRC blends the training of the rabbis of tomorrow with services for congregations today. This is the first combined mission of its kind in the Jewish world. Rabbinical education: At RRC, students engage intensively with Jewish texts, thought and practice, and gain expertise as well as practical training. They experience a transformative learning environment that inspires the work they will do as rabbis. Each graduate enhances the movement and the greater Jewish community with a unique vision that integrates Jewish knowledge, dedication to the Jewish people, spiritual maturity, interpersonal skills and integrity. Services for the community: We work with affiliated congregations to build Jewish communities that are warm and inclusive, spiritually and intellectually vibrant, and committed to Jewish learning, ethics and social justice. The movement provides publications, consulting services and resources on topics such as education, tikkun olam, fundraising, and spiritual community building. We also promote Reconstructionist values among our youth through Camp JRF. Members of Reconstructionist communities help create the Judaism they want to live. With more than 100 affiliated congregations and havurot today, the Reconstructionist movement continues to grow and evolve. — 104 —


RiverSpring Health featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale 5901 Palisade Avenue Riverdale, NY 10471 Phone: 1-800-56-SENIOR Fax: 718-548-5314 Website: www.riverspringhealth.org E-Mail: info@hebrewhome.org President and CEO: Daniel Reingold Founded in 1917 as a shelter for aging immigrants in Harlem, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is now part of the RiverSpring Health System which also includes senior housing communities, home care services, managed care insurance and the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. For nearly one hundred years, our pioneering programs and services have brought compassion, respect and safety to countless older adults. RiverSpring Health empowers over 12,000 older adults to live forward each day.

Every year the Westchester Jewish Council organizes a Westchester Cluster to march in the

Celebrate Israel Parade

By marching as a Westchester Cluster member marchers can • Bring a banner with your group’s name it can be home made or professionally created. • Have a minimum group size of 2 people (enough to hold the banner.) • Split the parade expenses with over 20 other synagogues and organizations For more information on marching with the Westchester Cluster please contact the Westchester Jewish Council office.

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Rosh Pinah Chavurah   of the Rivertowns Conservative PO Box 27 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 Phone: 914-693-9116 Fax: 914-674-4218 Website: www.roshpinah.com E-Mail: sgetzoff@optonline.net President: Steven Getzoff Rosh Pinah is a Conservative, egalitarian, member-led Chavurah. Our members lead services, read Torah, teach, learn, socialize and perform community service in an atmosphere of joy, camaraderie and respect. We have services every Shabbat morning at 9 am as well as services during the holidays. We are also involved in communal, cultural and social activities throughout the year. Services are held at Temple Beth Shalom in Hastingson-Hudson (740 North Broadway).

Find out what’s happening in our community by accessing the

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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Scarsdale Synagogue  Temples-Tremont and Emanu-El Reform 2 Ogden Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-725-5175 Fax: 914-725-4551 Website: www.sstte.org E-Mail: sstt5175@aol.com Rabbi: Jeffrey C. Brown Cantor: Chanin Becker Temple Educator: Rabbi Ilyse Glickman Executive Director: Roberta Aronovitch Nursery School Director: Jody Glassman Youth Director: Sarah Metzger Education for children, adults and families, spirituality, community and social action form the core of this congregation. While most of the members are families, singles are welcome, as are people with alternative lifestyles. The synagogue is inclusive of interfaith and intermarried families, with a very open policy of involvement for the non-Jewish spouse. The Religious School provides a challenging, nurturing, creative environment, and is very responsive to students with special needs. Family education programs promote further family learning and observance at home. Involvement, as members embark upon their own Jewish journey, is the cornerstone here.

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Schnurmacher Center for   Rehabilitation and Nursing 12 Tibbits Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 Phone: 914-287-7200 Fax: 914-684-1409 Website: www.centerlight.org E-Mail: kblick@centerlight.org Administrator: Karen Blick Schnurmacher, conveniently located in the center of White Plains, is a 200-bed rehabilitation and nursing facility providing a full range of rehabilitation, medical and nursing services to adults. Schnurmacher’s outstanding sub-acute rehabilitation unit managed by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare patients for independent living following an acute hospitalization. All of our residents enjoy our home-like environment and meals prepared by our Culinary Institute of America trained chef. Schnurmacher is an affiliate of CenterLight Health System and Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.

Join us every May for the Annual Celebration of Westchester’s

Jewish History & Heritage Month Hosted by The Westchester County Board of Legislators; and the Westchester Jewish Council Including the honoring of one of our Westchester Jewish Council member organizations for the work that they do

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Shaarei Tikvah - Scarsdale Conservative 46 Fox Meadow Road Scarsdale, New York 10583 Phone: 914-472-2013 Fax: 914-472-8501 Website: www.shaareitikvah.org E-Mail: synagogue@shaareitikvah.org Rabbi: Adam Baldachin Cantor: Gerald Cohen Educational Director: Sara Birnbaum Administrator: Robin Goldberg Shaarei Tikvah (Gates of Hope), a fully egalitarian and progressive Conservative congregation, is a warm, thriving Jewish community where you can worship and study, share simchas and sorrows, make lasting friendships, and connect with Jewish tradition. Our diverse multi-generational membership is small enough to feel like home, yet large enough to offer and support a variety of programs and activities. We welcome Jews of all ages and backgrounds. Our membership is drawn from communities throughout southern and mid-Westchester.

Coming November 2018 Join us for the Biennial

NIGHT OF MUSIC AND JOY Enjoy the Cantors of Kol Hazzanim for a show stopping concert with music ranging from contemporary to traditional, Jewish to secular, and relax with friends at a delicious dairy dessert reception — 109 —


Sinai Free Synagogue   Mount Vernon Reform 550 North Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon, NY 10552 Phone: 914-664-1727 Fax: 914-664-4271 Website: www.sinaifreesynagogue.org Rabbi: Morris W. Barzilai Cantor/Educational Director:   Elizabeth Sternlieb Office Secretary: Ellen Cohen E-Mail: ellensfs@gmail.com Sinai Free Synagogue--the small community with a big heart. Jewish Tradition teaches us that we are not in the world alone. Sinai Free Synagogue, a Reform Jewish community, embraces this value by nurturing a vibrant Jewish identity through Torah, worship, loving deeds, cultural and religious education, and by fostering a love of Israel. We believe that the uniqueness of Sinai Free Synagogue comes from its diversity, one of its greatest assets. Our congregation is comprised of members living in over three dozen localities in the tri-state area alone, serving the surrounding communities of Pelham, Scarsdale, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Yonkers, and the Northern Bronx. We are multigenerational, interfaith, and interracial, and we are welcoming to all lifestyle choices. There is a great sense of family for many of us, a true sense of being connected to the values that help us live Jewishly. We are eager to share our rich Jewish history and culture that is the foundation of Western religions, and we strive to make every individual, regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation, feel welcome and at ease in our congregation.

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Solomon Schechter School   of Westchester Website: schechterwestchester.org E-Mail: mcreanza@schechterwestchester.org Head of School: Dr. Michael Kay

Upper School Campus (Grades 6-12) 555 West Hartsdale Avenue Hartsdale, NY 10530 Phone: 914-948-8333 Fax: 914-948-7979 High School Principal: Mr. Eric Bassin Middle School Principal: Mrs. Amy Holtzer

Lower School Campus (K-5) 30 Dellwood Road White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: 914-948-3111 Fax: 914-948-4356 Principal: Mrs. Ilanit Hoory Schechter Westchester is an independent, K-12, college-preparatory Jewish day school, cultivating intellectual rigor, innovative thinking and strong community spirit – assets that set our students apart as learners and leaders. Our integrated academic curriculum emphasizes critical inquiry throughout, immersing students daily in the nurturing context of their Jewish culture and identity.

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Sprout Westchester 500 Yorktown Road (Route 129) Croton On Hudson, NY 10520 Phone: 914-271-7563 Director: Cathy Deutchman Website: cyjsproutlake.org/sproutwestchester E-Mail: spoutwestchester@youngjudaea.org Young Judaea Sprout Westchester, formerly known as Camp Discovery, blends together 40 years of camping experience of Young Judaea sprout Lake to create an unprecedented Jewish day camping experience. Children, entering Pre-K through entering 6th grade, have an opportunity to build a positive sense of self and Jewish identity while having fun and getting a wide variety of great programming. Families will form community through weekly Shabbat services during the summer at camp and be engaged year-round in Jewish activities at our local site. Located in Croton On Hudson, on a majestic 17 acre site overlooking a beautiful reservoir. Our site includes two swimming pools, a waterfront for boating, arts and crafts pavilion, cooking studio, sports fields, garden, challenge course, dance studio and plenty of open green space.

The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith based groups, elected officials, Israel and the community at large. — 112 —


StandWithUs 165 E 56th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-514-9200 Fax: 212-842-0161 Website: www.standwithus.com E-Mail: infony@standwithus.com International Director: Roz Rothstein Executive Director: Shahar Azani Managing Director: Avi Posnick StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization. We believe that education is the road to peace. StandWithUs is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. We believe that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the region. Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, social media and internet resources, we ensure that the story of Israel’s achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities around the world. Based in Los Angeles, StandWithUs has sixteen offices across the U.S., Canada, Israel and in the UK.

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Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park

287 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704 Phone: 914-965-7082 Fax: 914-965-1902 Website: www.steinyeshiva.org E-Mail: office@steinyeshiva.org Principal: Rabbi Joseph Cherns Associate Principal: Rabbi Noson Labovitz School Administrator: Sharon Pollock Admissions Director: Dr. Sandra Spingarn Early Childhood Director: Alana Weinberg The Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park is an Orthodox yeshiva featuring a full-time, yearround daycare, a preschool program for 2’s through 5’s and a full elementary and junior high school program for grades one through eight, including early and aftercare. The preschool program is coed, while the older grades have separate boys and girls divisions. Classes are small to ensure the success of every student. The yeshiva provides a stimulating and nurturing environment to facilitate each student’s development both in academics and in character development.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation

1201 Broadway, Suite 802 New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-447-6070 Fax: 212-447-9211 Website: www.telavivfoundation.org E-Mail: info@telavivfoundation.org US Operations Director: Nachshon Rothstein The Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation is an independent foundation which serves as a vehicle for societal change in the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo. The Tel AvivYafo foundation aims to strengthen, promote and enhance an open and modern society by responding to the needs of the city and working to improve the lives of its residents, visitors and commuters. — 114 —


Temple Beth Abraham - Tarrytown Reform 25 Leroy Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-631-1770 Fax: 914-631-7872 Website: www.tba-ny.org Email: info@tba-ny.org Rabbi: David K. Holtz Cantor: Margot E. B. Goldberg Director of Temple Operations:   Stuart P. Skolnick Director of Education: Rabbi Allison Berlinger Temple Beth Abraham was the first Temple in Westchester County to replace the traditional model of dues payments with a system of voluntary contributions. Each family decides the level at which they support TBA rather than paying according to a fixed scale of costs for membership. Although affiliated with the Reform movement, Temple Beth Abraham holds Shabbat and Holiday services in both Reform and Conservative modes in two sanctuaries. The congregation is fully egalitarian and functions under the philosophy that Jews have too much in common to allow a desire to pray in a certain way to prevent the creation of one synagogue community. The energy that results permeates all activities, from an innovative religious school to a communal commitment to social justice. Families of every configuration and singles are welcome. Space may be rented for events.

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Temple Beth Am -Yorktown Heights Reform 203 Church Place Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Phone: 914-962-7500 Fax: 914-962-2990 Website: www.templebetham-ny.org E-Mail: office@templebetham-ny.org Rabbi: Robert Weiner Cantor: Jamie Tortorello-Allen School Principal: Jamie Tortorello-Allen Temple Beth Am is Yorktown’s only Reform Temple and as such provides educational and worship services in accordance with those principles. We are a warm, caring congregation and welcome all to services and social events. Every year the Westchester Jewish Council organizes a Westchester Cluster to march in the

Celebrate Israel Parade

By marching as a Westchester Cluster member marchers can • Bring a banner with your group’s name it can be home made or professionally created. • Have a minimum group size of 2 people (enough to hold the banner.) • Split the parade expenses with over 20 other synagogues and organizations For more information on marching with the Westchester Cluster please contact the Westchester Jewish Council office.

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Temple Beth El of Northern  Westchester-Chappaqua Reform 220 South Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514 Phone: 914-238-3928 Religious School: 914-238-5641 Nursery School: 914-238-5735 Fax: 914-238-4030 Website: www.bethelnw.org E-Mail: temple@bethelnw.org Senior Rabbi: Jonathan Jaffe Rabbi Educator: Maura H. Linzer Senior Cantor: Star A. Trompeter Nursery School Director: Hope Blauner Executive Director: Gennifer Kelly Temple Beth El is a Reform Jewish congregation which constantly renews itself as a sacred community, a Kehilah Kedoshah, by embracing these eternal values: Worship, Avodah; Torah Study, Talmud Torah; Social Justice, Tzedek; and Community, Kehilah. Our mission is to inspire our congregants’ Jewish engagement and to ensure a vibrant Jewish future by nurturing the next generation. We share a commitment to Reform Judaism and furthering individual and communal spiritual growth, while recognizing a range of personal philosophies, practices and needs.

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Temple Beth Elohim ‑ Brewster Reform 31 Mount Ebo Road North Brewster, NY 10509 Phone: 845-279-4585 Fax: 845-279-1961 Website: www.templebethelohim.org E-Mail: templebethelohim@comcast.net Rabbi: open Cantorial Soloist: Robin Sills Religious School Principal:   Solomon B. Acrish, Ph.D., Rabbi Temple Administrator: Nan Coulter Educational Directors:   Joe Greenfield, Dean Judaic Studies   E-Mail: Yussel3@comcast.net   Judy Coco, Dean Hebrew Studies E-Mail: thecincoconuts@sbcglobal.net This is a Reform congregation affiliated with the URJ and serving Upper Westchester, Putnam, Duchess and Fairfield, CT counties. We warmly welcome and embrace everyone who joins us and encourage full participation by all family members in the programs offered by our congregation. Our very active Men’s Club, Sisterhood and youth groups provide social and service opportunities. Our religious and Hebrew instruction, which begins with a monthly Torah Tots group for 2 and 3 year-old children and continues through Confirmation, takes place on Sunday mornings with additional Bar/Bat Mitzvah training scheduled during the week. We also offer adult education classes. For more information, visit us on the web.

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Temple Beth Shalom - Hastings Reform 740 North Broadway Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 Phone: 914-478-3833 Fax: 914-478-2724 Website: www.tbshastings.org E-Mail: info@tbshastings.org Rabbi: Edward Schecter Cantor: Robin Joseph Executive Director of Education   and Programming: Judith Michael Temple Administrator: Aileen Lerner This liberal congregation welcomes all. The congregation offers a nursery school, religious school, and a full range of adult programs. It is handicapped accessible.

Temple Beth Shalom - Mahopac Conservative 760 Route 6 Mahopac, NY 10541 Phone: 845-628-6133 Fax: 845-628-1730 Website: www.tbsmahopac.org E-Mail: office@tbsmahopac.org Rabbi: Sarah Freidson Education Director: Libby Spitzer We are a congregation that takes pride in our reputation as a warm and caring multigenerational synagogue family that encourages personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth as well as active communal involvement. We teach, challenge, and support our members as they embark on their Jewish journeys, rooted in the wisdom of Torah. Singles, couples, families, and seniors find a Jewish home in our inclusive community that celebrates with each other on joyous occasions and cares for each other when illness strikes and losses occur. Temple Beth Shalom is enriched by interfaith and LGBT individuals and families.

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Temple Israel Center of White Plains Conservative 280 Old Mamaroneck Road White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: 914-948-2800 Fax: 914-948-4755 Website: www.templeisraelcenter.org E-Mail: info@templeisraelcenter.org Senior Rabbi: Gordon Tucker Assistant Rabbi: Ari Isenberg-Grzeda Cantor: George Mordecai Cantor Emeritus: Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson Ritual Director: Rabbi Dina Shargel Director of Congregational Learning:   Nancy Parkes Nursery School Director: Patty Goldstick Director of Family and Youth Education:   Cantor Marcey Wagner Director of Religious School: Lisa Schwartz Director of Inclusion: Michelle Steinhart Temple Israel Center is a welcoming, traditional, egalitarian Conservative synagogue community. Participation at Shabbat morning services is a highlight of synagogue life. The entire Torah portion is read each week and our learning, singing congregation participates joyfully and actively. A vital and broad adult education program encourages learning at all levels and complements our programming in our Nursery School, Shorashim Religious School, Havurat Torah (Middle and High Schools), as well as our Youth Groups and Family Education programs. Our Bikkur Holim and Social Action groups are involved in community outreach and support, and our beautiful Mikveh is available by appointment. Our versatile catering facilities are also available to both members and non-members for the celebration of their families’ lifecycle events. — 120 —


Temple Israel of New Rochelle Reform 1000 Pinebrook Boulevard New Rochelle, NY 10804 Phone: 914-235-1800 Fax: 914-235-1854 Website: www.tinr.org E-Mail: tinr@tinr.org Rabbi: Scott Weiner Cantor: Randall Schloss Associate Rabbi and Director of   Congregational Learning: Elizabeth Nichols Executive Director: Anita Aronoff Religious School Principal:   Rebecca Elkus-Ferst Director of Early Childhood Programs:   Abra Goldemberg Rabbi Emeritus: Amiel Wohl Temple Israel of New Rochelle is a warm and inclusive community that provides a spiritual home for families and individuals who are committed to Reform Judaism. Through our varied and inspirational worship services; innovative religious school and early childhood program; interfaith and interracial community outreach; adult education offerings; active youth groups, brotherhood and sisterhood; support for Israel; catering options, keynote brunches and well-attended Shabbat dinners, Temple Israel makes a difference in the many lives it touches. From the teaching of children as young as 6 weeks of age in our full-time Kehillah School to Torah study with our dedicated clergy, Temple Israel provides a welcoming path for each of its members’ spiritual journeys.

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Temple Israel of Northern   Westchester - Croton-on-Hudson Reform 31 Glengary Road Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 Phone: 914-271-4705 Fax: 914-271-0032 Website: www.tinw.org E-Mail: connect@tinw.org Rabbi: Jennifer Jaech Cantor: Benjamyn Ellerin Temple Israel offers diversity in membership and activities ranging from ritual to social action. We welcome congregants of all generations, lifestyles and backgrounds. Whether you are seeking a connection with a Jewish community, Jewish education for yourself or your family, or to explore or deepen your connection to Jewish life, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester is a place you can call home. Our services encompass a variety of music and prayer styles and often feature our fabulous choir. We provide engaging and meaningful Jewish learning opportunities for all ages through our Early Childhood Center, religious school, Hebrew High School, adult education and weekly Torah study. We are a vibrant congregation with 400 member families and a history of over 60 years serving the many towns and villages of Northern Westchester including Croton, Briarcliff Manor, Cortlandt Manor, Millwood, Ossining, Peekskill, Pleasantville and Yorktown Heights.

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Temple Shaaray Tefila of   Westchester-Bedford Corners Reform 89 Baldwin Road Bedford Corners, NY 10549 Phone: 914-666-3133 Fax: 914-666-0112 Website: www.shaaraytefila.org E-Mail: dglasser@templest.org Senior Rabbi: David A. Greenberg Associate Rabbi: Jason Nevarez Assistant Rabbi: Stacy Bergman Executive Director: Dale Glasser Director of Education: Barbara Murray Temple Shaaray Tefila is a Reform Jewish congregation with a traditional spirit. We celebrate, teach, and observe the most worthy values and ideals of our Jewish tradition: Torah, Mitzvah and Tzedakah. In doing so, we connect our members and their families to each other, to the greater Jewish community, and to Israel. Anyone who seeks a warm and vibrant Jewish community will feel comfortable in our congregation.

CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSE ROOTS AND SHARED VALUES

At the ANNUAL WESTCHESTER/FAIRFIELD COUNTY

DIVERSITY BREAKFAST to

HONOR THOSE WHO STRENGTHEN OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY Held each year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving

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Temple Sholom of Greenwich Conservative 300 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 Phone: 203-869-7191 Fax: 203-661-4811 Website: www.templesholom.com E-Mail: info@templesholom.com Rabbi: Mitchell Hurvitz Cantor: Asa Fradkin Executive Director: Eileen Robin Director of Congregational Learning: Barry Gruber Nursery School Director: David Cohen Nursery School Dir Emeritus: Phyllis Lyons Associate Executive Director: Lori Baden Assistant Rabbi/Youth Director: Yoni Nadiv Temple Sholom is the largest and oldest sy n a g o g u e i n b ea u t i f u l G r e e nw i c h , Connecticut. We are a vibrant traditional egalitarian Conservative synagogue that values worship and education, respects diversity, and encourages tzedakah, and community involvement. We seek to create a family-friendly and multi-generational congregation and a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment using a “Big Tent” (Ohel Gadol) approach to welcome Jews from across the Conservative Jewish spectrum. We invite you to join our community and discover your Jewish self by making your Jewish home at Temple Sholom.

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Tzahal Shalom   of Northern Westchester PO Box 451 Armonk, NY 10504 Website: www.tzahalshalom.org E-Mail: tzahalshalom@gmail.com Executive Directors: Anita Greenwald,   Michele Kraushaar, & Randi Kreisler   Since 20 0 6, Tzahal Shalom of Nor thern Westchester has been welcoming a delegation of 7 active duty combat officers from the Israeli Defense Forces. Their mission is to connect with our community, to bring a bit of Israel into our homes, and to meet with seniors, adults, college students, teens and children. These IDF officers come from different military branches and are chosen for their bravery, their stories, and their ability to communicate in English. During their 10 day stay in Northern Westchester, the soldiers get a reprieve from active combat duty and a chance to see New York. Most importantly, they begin to understand the support they have from our community and return to Israel with a renewed spirit and great pride! In return, we get the gift of their presence and build relationships with these special individuals. Soldiers are housed by host families in our community. Each soldier and host family also has a ‘buddy’ family that is involved with them during their stay. There is a multitude of ways for the community to get involved: host a soldier for dinner, host a parlor meeting, drive, attend outings, or join a committee. While in our community, the soldiers attend various synagogue and community events as well as sightseeing in New York. They travel to West Point, go to the UN, see the Statue of Liberty, take in a Broadway show, and more. Tzahal Shalom is a much anticipated program that is embraced by the Northern Westchester community each year! — 125 —


UJA-Federation of New York/   Westchester Region Main Westchester Office: 701 Westchester Avenue, Suite 203 East White Plains, New York 10604 Phone: 914.385.2100 Fax: 914.761.9859 Northern Westchester Office: 27 Radio Circle Drive Mount Kisco, New York 10549 Phone: 914.385.2100 Fax: 914.666.9267 UJA-Federation of New York Headquarters: 130 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212.980.1000 Website: www.ujafedny.org Regional Director: Richard Spitz   Email: spitzr@ujafedny.org Campaign Director: Susan Solow-Dubin   Email: solow-dubins@ujafedny.org Director, Impact Philanthropy: Ellen Thurm   Email: thurme@ujafedny.org UJA-Federation of New York delivers real solutions to real challenges: caring for Jews everywhere and for New Yorkers of all backgrounds, strengthening Jewish communities, connecting people to their Jewish heritage, and responding to a wide variety of needs — in times of crisis and every day. We inspire individuals and families to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Our network of nearly 100 agencies — including 12 in Westchester — reaches more than 4.5 million people in New York, in Israel, and in more than 70 countries each year. The Westchester Region works toward creating a community that is inclusive and diverse, a place where all are welcome. We sustain every facet of Jewish communal life: • UJA-Federation offers a variety of opportunities — through cultural, educational, social, leadership, and volunteer experiences — to feel connected to Westchester’s vibrant Jewish community and form meaningful relationships along the way. • With a strong sense of humanity, UJA-Federation supports a wide range of social service and caring programs for those in need, extending the warm embrace of a caring community. • Committed to Jewish education and identity building, UJAFederation supports synagogues and programs that teach people of all ages and stages about their heritage, provides need-based day school and camp scholarships, and funds important and impactful learning experiences. • We believe that an empowered Jewish community is the best way to confront external threats of all kinds. We’re building leadership and resilience in the face of adversity across Europe and we fight BDS and advocate for the State of Israel’s right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people. • We harness expertise across a range of disciplines to identify and meet our most pressing 21st-century challenges with real innovation — from idea to impact. UJA-Federation’s Westchester communities and affinities — such as the Business and Professional Division, Women’s Philanthropy, Government Relations Committee, Special Needs Roundtable, Venture Philanthropic Groups, Grant-making/ Allocations Task Forces, among many others — work together to make a real and lasting difference. When we work together, there’s almost no limit to what we can accomplish. — 126 —


Union for Reform Judaism 633 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-650-4000 Website: www.urj.org E-Mail: urjcommunities@urj.org Director of Lay Resources: Gila Hadani Ward Phone: 212-650-4266 Email: ghadaniward@urj.org Building Communities. Reimagining Jewish Life The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) builds community at every level from the way we collaborate with congregations, organizations, and individuals to how we make connections across North America to advance contemporary and inclusive Jewish life. Providing vision and voice to transform the way people connect to Judaism, we help congregations stay relevant and innovative, motivate more young Jews to embrace Jewish living, agitate for a more progressive society, and foster meaningful connections to Israel. Founded in 1873, URJ has grown into the largest and most powerful force in North American Jewish life, with nearly 900 member congregations and work that inspires, connects, and educates millions of people. Our legacy, reach, leadership, and vision mean that we can unite thousands of years of tradition with a modern, evolving Judaism to strengthen Jewish communities today and for future generations. Visit us at www.URJ.org to learn about our social justice initiatives, camps and programs for young Jews, services for congregations and communities, and how you can work with us to create a more just, whole, and compassionate world. — 127 —


United Hebrew of New Rochelle 391 Pelham Road New Rochelle, NY 10805 Phone: 914-632-2804 Fax: 914-632-8663 Website: www.uhgc.org E-Mail: communityrelations@uhgc.org President/CEO: Rita C. Mabli United Hebrew of New Rochelle is a vibrant not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. United Hebrew is a NYS Dept. of Health award winner for excellence in nursing home care and in the top 4% of nursing homes in NYS. United Hebrew offers a rich array of skilled and communitybased programs and services that encourage and supports a life of dignity and spirituality and promotes the highest possible quality of life. United Hebrew serves over 700 clients daily in its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus facilities — Willow Towers Assisted Living residence, The Beverly and Alfred J. Green Pavillion; a 296-bed nursing and rehabilitation center staffed with Burke Rehabilitation professionals; Low-Savin Residence/Soundview Apartments for seniors; a Certified Home Health Agency; and the AZOR Home Health Agency.

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United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism - METNY 120 Broadway, Suite 1540 New York, NY 10217 Phone: 212-533-0800 Fax: 212-533-0400 Website: www.uscj.org/metny E-Mail: metny@uscj.org District Kehilla Relationship Manager:   Linda Sussman The Metropolitan New York District (METNY) of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) represents and serves the needs of over 100 affiliated Conservative congregations in the greater New York area. We offer programs and services which include: youth (USY and Kadima); leadership development (Sulam); educational support for early childhood and supplemental religious schools; senior (HAZAK), family engagement, interfaith and inclusion programming; as well as resources for membership, fundraising, staff placement and many other aspects of synagogue life. METNY holds regular meetings and board training for synagogue presidents and officers, as well as special conferences for synagogue leadership, professionals and spiritual leaders. METNY sends out a weekly e-newsletter called “News You Can Use.”

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Westchester Association   of Hebrew Schools (WAHS) Westchester Association   of Hebrew Schools (WAHS) c/o Congregation Sons of Israel 1666 Pleasantville Road Briarcliff, NY 10510 Phone: 914-762-2700 Fax: 914-941-3465 E-Mail: Ronishapiro@csibriarcliff.org President: Roni Shapiro WAHS is committed to supporting its member schools in providing excellent Jewish learning experiences to students and families. Teachers and principals participate in yearlong professional development; students participate in an annual Zimiriyah (Song Festival) and the Lillie Rubee Bible Contest. Awards for excellence in teaching and scholarships for Israel programs are given to outstanding teachers and teens, respectively. WAHS members are Conservative and Reconstructionist synagogues in Westchester.

Each late November/December The Westchester Jewish Council Celebrates

“HONOR WEEK” Join us as we honor, respect and recognize those who have given of themselves in order to protect the State of Israel

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Westchester Board of Rabbis c/o Temple Beth Abraham 25 Leroy Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-631-1770 E-Mail: rabbi@TBA-NY.org President: Rabbi David Holtz This county-wide organization of Westchester rabbis of all the movements represented in Westchester, seeks to foster spiritual growth and dialogue among the rabbis and bring together all movements within Judaism for exchange and discussion. Through rabbinic representation at community events and sharing in all community concerns, the Westchester Board of Rabbis works with other organizations and synagogues to advance “community-building” through greater connection to Jewish learning and living. Join the Westchester Jewish Council at the Annual

Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Honoring 18 of our member organizations and their outstanding volunteers. Applications come directly from our member organizations for consideration by the Distinguished Service Award committee. Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for information on this county wide event including a kosher dessert reception featuring the Noah Rockowitz (z”l) ice-cream cart This event is free and open to the public

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Westchester Community for   Humanistic Judaism Jewish Humanistic 84 Sprague Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-713-8828 Website: www.wchj.org E-Mail: info@wchj.org Contact: Dmitry Turovsky Our “haimish” and suppor tive Jewish community is a meeting place for secular Jews and their families. We celebrate and explore our Jewish identity through thoughtful, creative and questioning engagement with Jewish traditions, ethics, and culture. Our members share a fundamental belief in the power of human reason and responsibility rather than supernatural authority. Members participate actively in creating our own secular, humanistic ceremonies. Activities include celebrations of major Jewish holidays, Shabbat meals, monthly presentations by experts on issues of Jewish concern, memberled study groups, and attendance at films, concerts, lectures and other events, locally and in the metropolitan New York area. Our members come from all over the county and reflect diverse Jewish backgrounds. We welcome interfaith families, unaffiliated Jews, and others seeking an inclusive secular Jewish community.

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Westchester Day School

856 Orienta Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Phone: 914-698-8900 Fax: 914-777-2145 Website: www.westchesterday.org E-Mail: office@westchesterday.org Head of School: Rabbi Joshua Lookstein Executive Director: Rachel Goldman Early Childhood Director: Susan Chasan Assistant Principal/Grades 1 - 5:   Judith Talesnick Assistant Principal/ Grades 6 - 8:   Rabbi Stephen Knapp Admissions Director: Allison Lyons Located on 26 acres along Long Island Sound, Westchester Day School provides an outstanding education in General and Judaic Studies in a warm and nurturing environment. Founded in 1948, WDS services over 425 students from nursery through eighth grade, and is the only Modern Orthodox day school in Westchester County. Our professional and experienced educators strive to develop and maximize the potential of each individual child. Girls and boys study the same comprehensive and rigorous dual curriculum throughout their WDS experience. We encourage our students to strive for excellence, according to their own capabilities, whether through our standard, advanced or learning center programs. Our newly renovated facilities provide an ideal setting for educating our children, and our unique campus serves as the backdrop for experiential learning that is a mainstay of our modern approach to education. Our faculty features specialists in all subjects ranging from English, Math, Science and Social Studies to Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies. We also provide a broad range of specialty classes such as Computer Science, art and music, as well as a wide array of extra-curricular programming. Our use of technology deepens and broadens our students’ academic experience. Physical education is an integral, daily facet of the curriculum and our children enjoy a wide variety of sports available on our campus, which includes a regulation size gym, outdoor tennis courts and baseball fields. We instill our students with a strong connection to the people, land and State of Israel. At the same time we emphasize to our students that our Jewish identities are enriched through our participation in American society. We recognize that a strong partnership with the home is essential to our children’s education and growth and we welcome the involvement of our parent body in scheduled programs and activities. We have a very active and involved Parent Teacher Association. In addition, as the community day school of Westchester County, we work closely with our local rabbis, who often visit and teach our children. Our ultimate goal is to develop well-educated and caring individuals who can take their place as proud leaders of contemporary society and of Klal Yisrael. — 133 —


Westchester Hebrew High School 856 Orienta Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Phone: 914-698-0806 ext. 308 Fax: 914-698-1330 Website: www.whhsny.org E-Mail: admissions@whhsny.org Head of School: Rabbi Jeffrey Beer Dean of Student Life: Dr. Nancy Block Director of Admissions: Ms. Shari Levitan Westchester Hebrew High School is the only Modern Orthodox, co-educational high school in Westchester County, New York serving students from New York City, Riverdale, Connecticut, Westchester, Rockland, and New Jersey. Westchester Hebrew High School combines a first-class Modern Orthodox education with a boutique high school advantage that allows us to take each student down his or her own path to success. We are committed to igniting a passion for knowledge and purpose within each student. Our students reach for new academic heights and succeed because of our outstanding, caring faculty. Here, every student has the opportunity to make an immediate and meaningful contribution in academics, sports, and extracurricular activities.

JOIN The Westchester Jewish Council

and the entire community in a community wide birthday celebration of

ISRAEL@70

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Westchester Jewish Center  Mamaroneck

Conservative Palmer and Rockland Avenues Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Phone: 914-698-2960 Fax: 914-698-3610 Website: www.wjcenter.org E-Mail: info@wjcenter.org Rabbi: Jeffrey Segelman Assistant Rabbi: Adir Yolkut Cantor: Ethan Goldberg Educational Director: Aleza Kulp Early Childhood Director: Sabrina Landau Executive Director: Susan Lurie Communications & Marketing Director: Pat Tinto This Conservative synagogue seeks to serve as a house of prayer, observance and life cycle celebration. It is a resource to interpret and address the spiritual quests of its members and to provide excellent educational programs for all age groups. The synagogue has an award winning museum gallery and provides its members with a rich variety of programs to enhance learning and provide stimulating and enjoyable social connections. Every Summer

Join the Westchester Jewish Council The Westchester Klezmer Program & Kol Hazzanim – The Cantors of Westchester In cooperation with Westchester County Parks At the

ANNUAL WESTCHESTER JEWISH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY Fun for the entire family With face painting, juggling, Israeli dancing and children’s entertainment, Vendor exhibitions of crafts, art, jewelry and Judaica. Delicious Kosher food and much more

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Westchester Jewish Community   Services (WJCS) 845 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10603-2427 Phone: 914-761-0600 Fax: 914-761-5367 Website: www.wjcs.com E-Mail: info@wjcs.com CEO: Alan Trager COO: Bernard Kimberg Founded in 1943, WJCS is one of the largest non-sectarian, not-for-profit human services agencies in Westchester County. We support 20,000 Westchester residents annually to meet challenges and achieve personal success. Services include mental health treatment, a network of literacy, learning and youth development initiatives, residential and non-residential programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism, homecare, geriatric care management and programs and services for older adults. The agency offers trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences to human-services professionals. Through UJA-Federation and private funding sources, the Center for Jewish Programs provides programs and services at more than 40 synagogues and Jewish institutions to help meet the particular needs of Westchester’s dynamic Jewish community.

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Westchester Klezmer Program, Inc.   c/o Temple Beth Abraham 25 Leroy Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-861-KLEZ (5539) Website: www.westchesterklez.org Executive Director: Jerald Seti E-Mail: jseti@westchesterklez.org Music Director: Kenny Green E-Mail: kgreen@westchesterklez.org The Westchester Klezmer Program is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes intergenerational community and community service through klezmer music performances. Youth, teen and adult members participate in public performances of klezmer music at nursing homes, programs for children with special needs, programs for developmentally disabled adults, synagogues, and other community-based Jewish cultural events. The Westchester Klezmer Program has been approved by area synagogues as a community service project for musicians who are preparing for their bar/bat mitzvahs. Bands rehearse every other week in Bedford and in Tarrytown.

Join us every May for the Annual Celebration of Westchester’s

Jewish History & Heritage Month Hosted by The Westchester County Board of Legislators; and the Westchester Jewish Council Including the honoring of one of our Westchester Jewish Council member organizations for the work that they do

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Westchester Reform Temple  Scarsdale Reform 255 Mamaroneck Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-723-7727 Fax: 914-723-5946 Website: www.wrtemple.org E-Mail: receptionist@wrtemple.org Senior Rabbi: Jonathan E. Blake Senior Cantor: Jill Abramson Associate Rabbi: David E. Levy Assistant Cantor: Amanda Kleinman Assistant Rabbi: Daniel Reiser Associate Adjunct Cantor: Mia Fram Davidson Rabbi Emeritus: Richard Jacobs Executive Director: Eli Kornreich Early Childhood Center Director: Susan Tolchin Assistant Educator: Sarah Paikin WRT offers creative and traditional educational and worship opportunities for all ages and backgrounds. Our Early Childhood Center (with over 150 students) for toddlers through four’s, our Religious School (with over 600 students), including a family Sharing Shabbat educational option and Shabbat family dinner programs, extensive adult education classes and guest speakers, and an adult bar/bat mitzvah program - all make life-long Jewish learning central to our Reform Jewish experience. Every year, 30-50 teens continue their education after their Bar/Bat Mitzvah services in our popular Confirmation program. Our Shabbat and holiday services combine traditional and modern music and prayer with meaningful worship experience and inspiring speakers. Our Social Action programs involve hundreds each year in Tikun Olam projects. Although we are a large congregation, we are welcoming and open to new members. — 138 —


Westchester Torah Academy 1000 Pinebrook Blvd. New Rochelle, NY 10804 Phone: 914-712-6497 Website: www.WestchesterTA.org E-Mail: Info@WestchesterTA.org WTA is a Modern Orthodox Yeshiva day school that opened September 3, 2013 in Westchester County. Westchester Torah Academy has adopted an innovative model for high-quality, sustainable and affordable Jewish day school education. WTA aspires to nurture the minds and souls of each student through a 21st century dynamic, fun and warm learning environment. We are committed to achieving academic excellence in both Judaic and secular studies while promoting character development, a deep commitment to Torah and Mitzvot, love for Eretz Yisrael, and a shared responsibility for our community and the world at large. We believe that each child was created in the image of HaShem, and we are dedicated to bringing out the gifts, talents and strengths of each of our unique students.

Join the

Westchester Jewish Council and The Westchester Board of Rabbis

November 18, 2017 for the Westchester

Biennial Night of Learning and Celebration Enjoy two sessions of classes with more than 30 Westchester Rabbis followed by a delicious kosher dairy dessert reception — 139 —


Westchester/Fairfield Association of   Temple Educators – WATE c/o Woodlands Community Temple 50 Worthington Road White Plains, NY 10607 Phone: 914-592-7070 E-Mail: rabbimara@wct.org Chairperson: Rabbi Mara Young

WATE is a professional organization comprised of educators from over 25 Reform congregations in Westchester and Fairfield counties. The mission of WATE is to enhance Reform Jewish education through professional growth and development. WATE meets monthly to explore challenges, share best practices and learn about new trends in Jewish education. WATE sponsors an annual Kallah, a professional learning morning for all teachers in Reform congregations belonging to WATE.

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and Westchester Jewish Council Present the:

Annual Westchester Countywide Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration Monday, April 24, 2017 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:00 – 1:00pm

Westchester Garden of Remembrance 148 Martine Avenue • White Plains, NY Free and open to the public. Rain or shine.

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Woodlands Community Temple  Greenburgh Reform 50 Worthington Road Greenburgh, NY 10607 Phone: 914-592-7070 Fax: 914-592-7376 Website: www.wct.org E-Mail: wct@wct.org Rabbi: William Dreskin Cantor: Jonathan Ben Gordon Director of Congregational Learning:   Rabbi Mara Young Office Coordinator: Liz Rauchwerger Director of Youth Engagement: Tara Levine   E-Mail: youth@wct.org We are hundreds of men, women and children interested in making Judaism exciting and meaningful for ourselves and those we love. Each year, we offer a wide variety of adult and family Shabbat worship, educational events, social justice activities for young and old, cultural activities, social events, holiday programming, and much more. Founded in 1966, Woodlands Community Temple is committed to creating a traditional yet dynamic and innovative environment for modern Jews and their loved ones. We welcome all who wish to participate in Jewish life - singles, couples and families - regardless of age, sexual orientation, or financial means. Interested? For more information about our synagogue community, please call 592-7070 or email wct@wct.org.

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Workmen’s Circle

247 West 37th Street – 5th Floor New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-889-6800 Fax: 212-532-7518 Website: www.circle.org Executive Director: Ann Toback At the Workmen’s Circle, Jewish identity is not defined by or confined to religious beliefs. For us, identity and belonging are found in our heritage, values, ideals, language, cultural traditions and celebrations. We have been cultivating a proudly progressive, diverse and inclusive community rooted in Jewish culture and social action for more than a century. Since our founding, the needs and priorities of our community have evolved, and today’s Workmen’s Circle is responding in new and exciting ways. We seed and support vibrant Jewish learning communities, create opportunities to connect to Jewish culture, celebrate our rich heritage, and take action for social and economic justice. Together, as we always have, we are working to build a shenere un besere velt far ale – a better and more beautiful world for all.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

www.wjcouncil.org

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Yorktown Jewish Center

Conservative 2966 Crompond Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Phone: 914-245-2324 Fax: 914-245-1538 Website: www.yorktownjewishcenter.org E-Mail: info@yorktownjewishcenter.org Rabbi: Seth Sternstein Cantor: Uri Lemberger School Principal: Seth Sternstein This Conservative synagogue is committed to furthering the tradition and practices of Judaism. Services are egalitarian with full participation of women. Adult education is a high priority. In 2012, we celebrated our 60th anniversary.

Every year the Westchester Jewish Council organizes a Westchester Cluster to march in the

Celebrate Israel Parade

By marching as a Westchester Cluster member marchers can • Bring a banner with your group’s name it can be home made or professionally created. • Have a minimum group size of 2 people (enough to hold the banner.) • Split the parade expenses with over 20 other synagogues and organizations For more information on marching with the Westchester Cluster please contact the Westchester Jewish Council office.

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Young Israel of Harrison Orthodox 91 Union Avenue Harrison, NY 10528 Phone: 914-630-1126 Rabbi’s Cell: 914-830-5280 Fax: 914-835-3905 E-Mail: rabbibien@aol.com Rabbi: Yaakov Bienenfeld A modern Orthodox synagogue, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, we welcome people of all levels of observance.

Young Israel of New Rochelle Orthodox 1149 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10804 Phone: 914-636-2215 Fax: 914-636-7082 Website: www.yinr.org E-Mail: office@yinr.org Rabbi: Reuven Fink We are a vibrant synagogue with members of all ages. We offer many service options throughout the week and on Shabbat and holidays. Our Rabbi, Assistant Rabbi and others teach a wide range of adult education classes and there are many social programs and activities throughout the year. We have full-time Youth Directors who coordinate Shabbat and other programming.

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Young Israel of Scarsdale Orthodox 1313 Weaver Street Scarsdale, NY 10583 Phone: 914-636-8686 Fax: 914-636-1209 Website: www.yisny.org Rabbi: Jonathan Morgenstern Assistant Rabbi: Nuriel Klinger Executive Director: Marsha Lustig E-Mail: mlustig@yisny.org Rabbi’s Executive Assistant: Sharon Sumpolec E-Mail: sharon@yisny.org

This is Westchester’s largest Or thodox synagogue. The congregation aims at realizing the warmth, beauty and meaning of traditional Judaism within a community context. The synagogue is a vibrant center of Jewish activity and offers a wide range of programs to meet its members’ religious, educational, cultural and social interests. The congregation is an unusually special place of friendship and fellowship for Jews of all ages and backgrounds.

Young Israel of White Plains Orthodox 135 Old Mamaroneck Road White Plains, NY 10605 Phone: 914-683-9497 Website: www.yiwp.org E-Mail: president@yiwp.org Rabbi: Shmuel Greenberg

Young Israel of White Plains is Westchester’s most diverse orthodox synagogue, encompassing Modern Orthodox, Yeshivish, those new or returning to Judaism, and more, all of whom find a warm, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere here. Our Learning schedule includes Daf Yomi, Chumash, Gemara, Jewish practice, Teens’ Breakfast, and more. We have an active youth program and our staff Includes a Nishmat-certified Yoetzet Halacha. We assist with all religious needs and services, including adoptions and conversions. — 145 —


Young Judaea Phone: 917-595-2100 E-Mail: info@youngjudaea.org Website: www.youngjudaea.org Executive Director: Simon Klarfeld For more than 100 years, Young Judaea has brought together thousands of Jewish youth from across the country and around the world, of every religious, cultural, and political persuasion, through a shared commitment to Jewish values, Jewish pride, and love of Israel. With summer and year-round programs in both the US and Israel, now from pre-k to to college and beyond, Young Judaea is truly unique in its ability to offer a fun, safe, social environment that also includes a distinct focus on education, leadership, and social action. Young Judaea’s newest projects are Young Judaea Discovery Day Camp in Croton-on-Hudson, NY and Brushstrokes, an Israel summer program for NY area teen artists. The result: generation after generation of strong Jewish leaders who are empowered to truly make a difference in their communities, and in the world – while meeting other Jewish youth to build friendships that last a lifetime.

Find out what’s happening in our community by accessing the

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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The Mollie and Jack Zicklin Jewish   Hospice Residence of MJHS   Hospice and Palliative Care 3718 Henry Hudson Parkway, 12th Floor Riverdale, NY 10463 (Glatt Kosher Residence)

The Muriel and Harold Block   Residence of MJHS   Hospice and Palliative Care 2550 Webb Avenue, 12th Floor Bronx, NY 10468 Website: www.mjhs.org Phone: 212-420-3370 These unique residences offer a home away from home for patients and their families while providing excellence in end-of-life care. • Tastefully furnished suites, offering privacy and tranquility • Family lounge, sanctuary, meditation room and communal dining rooms • 24-hour medical and nursing care • Expertise in pain and symptom management • Professionally trained emotional and spiritual support teams • Culturally sensitive care

The residences are operated and managed by MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, an affiliate of UJA-Federation of NY. To take a virtual tour of the residences visit www.mjhshospice.org

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Zionist Organization of America New York Metro 380 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10168 Phone: 212.481.1500 Website: www.zoa.org E-Mail: nyc@zoa.org Executive Director: Eytan Sosnovich The ZOA is on the front lines of pro-Israel activism in America. The ZOA fights for the survival and prosperity of Israel as a Jewish state through: • Its Capitol Hill office, which works with Congress on issues of import to U.S.Israel relations • Its Center for Law and Justice, which vindicates Israel’s interests through the U.S. judicial system • Its Campus Department, which trains the next generation of pro-Israel leaders • Its Israel Office which takes student leaders and ZOA activists into Judea and Samaria to inform them of the true facts on the ground and to educate them on Jewish history • Its chapters across the country, which regularly organize lectures from policy experts and academics, hold social events and discussion groups, and organize rallies and demonstrations to combat anti-Israel platitudes

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The Westchester Jewish Council is proud of our relationship with our elected officials and works hard to be the central coordinating resource and advisory body for the Westchester Jewish community.

GUIDE TO ELECTED OFFICIALS (as of January 2017)

UNITED STATES ELECTED OFFICIALS WHITE HOUSE President: Donald Trump Web Site: www.whitehouse.gov E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov Phone: (202) 456-1414 Fax: (202) 456-2461 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Vice President: Mike Pence Web Site:http://www.whitehouse.gov/ E-mail: vice.president@whitehouse.gov Phone: (202) 456-1414 Fax: (202) 456-2461 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500

UNITED STATES SENATE Charles E. Schumer Web Site: https://www.schumer.senate.gov Washington D.C. Office 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-6542 Fax: 202-228-3027 New York City Office 780 Third Avenue Suite 2301 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-486-4430 Fax: 212-228-2838 — 149 —


Kirsten E. Gillibrand Web Site: http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/ Washington, DC Office 478 Russell Senate Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-4451 Fax: (202) 228-0282 New York City Office 780 Third Avenue, Suite 2601 New York, New York 10017 Phone: (212) 688-6262 Fax: (866) 824-6340

UNITED STATES HOUSE   OF REPRESENTATIVES Eliot L. Engel 16th Congressional District Web site: http://engel.house.gov Westchester 6 Gramatan Avenue; Suite 205 Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 Phone: (914) 699-4100 Fax: (914) 699-3646 Washington, DC Office 2462 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2464 Fax: (202) 225-5513 Nita N. Lowey 17th Congressional District Web Site: http://lowey.house.gov Westchester County District Office 222 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 312 White Plains, NY 10605 914-428-1707 914-328-1505 (fax) Washington, D.C. Office 2365 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-6506 202-225-0546 (fax)

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Sean Patrick Maloney 18th Congressional District Web Site: http://seanmaloney.house.gov/contact Westchester County District Office 123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor Newburgh, NY 12550 Phone: 845-561-1259 Fax: 845-561-2890 Washington, D.C. Office 1529 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-5441 Fax: 202-225-3289 Hours: M-F 9-6:00 pm

NEW YORK STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS EXECUTIVE BRANCH Governor Andrew M. Cuomo NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Phone (518) 474-8390 Fax:(518)474-3767 New York City Office 633 Third Avenue - 31st Floor New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-681-4580 E-mail: gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us Web site: http://www. www.governor.ny.gov Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Albany Office 110 State Street Albany, NY 12236 Phone: 518-474-4044 New York City Office 59 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038 Phone: 212-383-1600 Email: contactus@osc.state.ny.us Web site: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ — 151 —


Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Albany Office The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 General Helpline: 1-800-771-7755 (518) 776-2000 http://www.ag.ny.gov/ Westchester Regional Office 44 South Broadway White Plains, NY 10601 Phone Number: (914) 422-8755 Consumer Phone Number: (914) 422-8755 Fax Number: (914) 422-8706 NEW YORK CITY OFFICE 120 Broadway New York City, NY 10271 (212) 416-8000

NEW YORK STATE SENATE District 34 Jeffrey D. Klein Email: jdklein@senate.state.ny.us District Office 1250 Waters Place, Suite 1202 Bronx, NY 10461 Phone: (718) 822-2049 Fax: (718) 822-2321 Albany Office Legislative Office Building, Room 913 Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-3595 Web site: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ jeffrey-d-klein District 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Email: scousins@senate.state.ny.us District Office 28 Wells Avenue Building 3 Yonkers, NY 10701 Phone: (914) 423-4031 Fax: (914) 423-0979

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Albany Office 188 State Street Room 907, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Phone: (518) 455-2585 Fax: (518) 426-6811 Web site: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ andrea-stewart-cousins District 36 Jamaal T. Bailey TBD District 37 George Latimer Email: latimer@nysenate.gov Albany Office 615 Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Phone: (518) 455-2031 Fax: (518) 426-6860 District Office 222 Grace Church Street Suite 300 Port Chester, NY 10573 Phone: (914) 934-5250 Fax: (914) 934-5256 Web site: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ george-s-latimer

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District 38 David Carlucci Email: carlucci@nysenate.gov 20 South Main Street New City, NY 10956 Phone: 845-623-3627 Fax: 845-708-7701 Albany Office 181 State Street, 815 Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-2991 Fax: 518-426-6737 Ossining Office 2 Church Street Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-941-2041 Fax: 914-941-2054 Web site: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ david-carlucci District 40 Terrence P. Murphy District Office 691 E. Main St Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Phone: 914-962-2624 Fax: 914-962-3505 Albany Office LOB 817 Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-3111 Fax: 518-426-6977 Satellite Office 40 Gleneida Avenue Putnam County Office Bldg, 3rd Flr Carmel , NY 10512 Phone: 845-225-3025 E-Mail: murphy@nysenate.gov website: www.nysenate.gov/senators/ terrence-murphy

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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY 202 Legislative Office Bldg, Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-4218 Amy Paulin (D) 88AD District Office 700 White Plains Rd.-Suite 252 Scarsdale, NY 10583 Telephone: (914) 723-1115 Fax: (914) 723-2665 Albany Office LOB 713 Albany, NY 12248 Telephone: (518) 455-5585 Fax: (518) 455-5409 Email: PaulinA@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://nyassembly.gov/mem/ Amy-Paulin James Gary Pretlow (D) 89AD District Office 6 Gramatan Ave Mount Vernon, NY 10550 Telephone: (914) 667-0127 Fax: (914) 667-0209 Albany Office LOB 327 Albany, NY 12248 518 455 3662 Fax:455-5499 Email: PretloJ@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ J-Gary-Pretlow/map

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Shelley Mayer (D) 90AD District Office 35 East Grassy Sprain Road-406B Yonkers, NY 10710 Telephone: (914) 779-8805 Fax: (914) 779-8859 Albany Office LOB 327 Albany, NY 12248 518 455 3662 Fax:455-5499 Email: MayerS@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ Shelley-Mayer Steven Otis (D) 91AD District Office 222 Grace Church Street Port Chester, NY 10573 914-939-7028 Fax:914-939-7167 Albany Office LOB 325 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-4897 Email: OtisS@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ Steven-Otis Thomas J. Abinanti (D) 92AD District Office 303 South Broadway, Suite 229 Tarrytown, NY 10591 Telephone: (914) 631-1605 Fax: (914) 631-1609 Albany Office LOB 744 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-5753 Email: abinantit@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ Thomas-J-Abinantit

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David Buchwald (D) 93AD District Office 125-131 East Main Street, Ste 204 Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Telephone: (914) 244-4450 Fax: (914) 244-4453 Albany Office LOB 331 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-5397 Email: BuchwaldD@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ David-Buchwald Kevin M. Byrne (R) 94AD District Office Tbd Sandra R. Galef (D) 95AD District Office 2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562 Telephone: (914) 941-1111 Fax: (914) 941-9132 Albany Office LOB 641 Albany, NY 12248 Telephone: (518) 455-5348 Fax: (518) 455-5728 Email: GalefS@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ Sandy-Galef

WESTCHESTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH County Executive Robert Astorino 900 Michaelian Building 148 Martine Ave. White Plains, NY 10601 http://www3.westchestergov.com ce@westchestergov.com Phone: 914-995-2900 Fax: 914-995-3133 — 157 —


District Attorney Anthony Scarpino 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. White Plains, NY 10601 http://www.westchesterda.net/ ascarpino@westchesterda.net Phone: 914-995-3414 County Clerk Timothy Idoni 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. White Plains, NY 10601 http://www.westchesterclerk.com/ tc12@westchestergov.com Phone: 914-995-3081 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Westchester County Board of Legislators 800 Michaelian Office Building 148 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor White Plains, New York 10601 Main Tel: (914)995-2800; Fax: (914)995-3884 http://westchesterlegislators.com District One John G. Testa (Minority Leader) (R) Cortlandt, Peekskill, Yorktown Phone: (914)995-2828 District Two Francis T. Corcoran (R) Somers, Bedford, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge Phone: (914)995-2810 District Three Margaret A. Cunzio (R)Mount Pleasant, North Castle, Pleasantville Phone: (914)995-2847 District Four Michael B. Kaplowitz (Board Chair) (D)New Castle, Somers, Yorktown Phone: (914)995-2848 — 158 —


District Five Benjamin Boykin (D)White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison Phone: (914)995-2827 District Six David B. Gelfarb (R)Harrison, Port Chester, Rye Brook Phone: (914)995-2834 District Seven Catherine Parker (D) Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont, part of New Rochelle, part of Harrison New Rochelle Phone: (914)995-2802 District Eight Alfreda A. Williams (D) Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Tarrytown Phone: (914)995-2833 District Nine Catherine Borgia (Majority Leader) (D Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill Phone: (914)995-2812 District Ten Sheila Marcotte (R) Eastchester, New Rochelle, Tuckahoe Phone: (914)995-2817 District Eleven James Maisano (Vice Chair) (R) New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor Phone: (914)995-2826

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District Twelve Mary Jane Shimsky (D)Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington Phone: (914)995-2821 District Thirteen Lyndon Williams (Majority Whip) (D)Mount Vernon Phone: (914)995-2837 District Fourteen David J. Tubiolo (R)Mount Vernon, Yonkers Phone: (914)995-2815 District Fifteen Gordon A. Burrows (Minority Whip) (R)Bronxville, Yonkers Phone: (914)995-2830 District Sixteen Kenneth W. Jenkins (D)Yonkers Phone: (914)995-2829 District Seventeen Virginia Perez (D)Yonkers Phone: (914)995-2846

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It’s all at the NJY Camps in Milford, and Lake Como, Pa.

CAMPS

Summer Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This! Multiple Pools & Lakes Drama, Fine Arts & Music Two Modern 1250 Acre Sites Skateboard/Challenge Course Sabbath Celebrations Mountain Biking Horseback Riding Rocketry & Woodshop Kosher Cuisine Science Labs Out of Camp Sports Leagues

Contact us about our incentive for first time campers Camp Nah-Jee-Wah

Campers entering grades 1-6, 1 week—full summer

Cedar Lake Camp

Campers entering grades 7-9, 1 week—full summer

Teen Camp

Campers entering grades 10-11 Special program of leadership training, service learning, , travel and an optional trip to Israel

Club Enjoy

1 night—1 week overnights partnering with JCC’s

First Step

Weekend & 5 day introduction to camp for ages 6-11

Total Specialty Camp (TSC)

One week special program of sports, arts and science instruction including professional athletes

Round Lake Camp

A unique coed camp for children with learning and social communication differences

Camp Nesher

Orthodox coed camp for those entering grades 3-10

Camp Shoshanim

Orthodox camp for girls entering grades 3—10

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CAMPS

Hang out with us this summer! JCC CAMP KINGSWOOD • Overnight camp in southern Maine • Beautiful lakefront setting • For boys and girls entering grades 3-11 • 2, 3.5, 5.5, 7-week sessions • No age restriction for two-week session • Choose electives on a weekly basis

An overnight camp of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston kingswood.org • info@kingswood.org • 617-558-6531 BOSTON

JCC

Explore Ramah Day Camp in Nyack & Camp Ramah in the Berkshires! Ramah Day Camp in Nyack is a unique summer day camp experience for children entering grades K - 8, located in Rockland County, New York. Camp Ramah in the Berkshires is an overnight camp experience for children entering grades 4 - 11, located in Dutchess County, New York. Both vibrant summer camp communities provide children with beautiful and safe settings, surrounded by friends and nurtured by high quality and spirited role models. Campers thrive in stateof-the-art indoor and outdoor sports facilities, high ropes courses, theater, arts, music, swimming, photography and much more, while experiencing the love of mitzvot, Hebrew language and Israel that are integral to daily activities.

Applications are available online for Summer 2017! www.ramahnyack.org (212) 678-8884 info@ramahnyack.org

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CAMPS

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER

CAMPS

CAMP GADOL • SUMMER ARTS CAMP (SAC) • DANCE INTENSIVE CIT/LIT PROGRAM • DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS PROGRAM

999 Wilmot Rd ScaRSdale 914.472.3300 | jccmW.oRg

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

Carmel Academy

Excellence With A Soul • CAIS accreditation with exemplary rating • Highly-credentialed, passionate teachers • Low student-teacher ratios • Award-winning STEAM programs • Integrated general and Judaic studies curriculum fostering creative and critical thinking • 17-acre historic landmark campus

To schedule a campus visit, please contact our Admissions Director at ella.shteingart@carmelacademy.com or 203-983-3503.

A private school for children of all Jewish affiliations serving students from Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade.

270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830 • (203) 863-9663 • www.carmelacademy.com

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EDUCATION

Join us every May for the Annual Celebration of Westchester’s

Jewish History & Heritage Month Hosted by The Westchester County Board of Legislators; and the Westchester Jewish Council Including the honoring of one of our Westchester Jewish Council member organizations for the work that they do

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EDUCATION

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Arms.

‫ְתֹורתֶ ָך וּבְמִ צְֹותֶ יָך תִּ ְרדֹוף נ ְַפִשִ י‬ ָ ‫פְּתַ ח ִלבִּי בּ‬

Founded in 1948, Westchester Day School (WDS) serves as the primary Modern Orthodox co-educational day school for the Westchester community, providing excellence in Judaic and General Studies education in a warm and nurturing environment. (914) 698-8900 EXT. 134, alyons@westchesterday.org 856 Orienta Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 www.westchesterday.org

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EDUCATION

We might be exactly what you are looking for...

Learn more

www.whhsny.org

Earn your MSW

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Conveniently located in upper Manhattan

We have flexible schedules: Full-time * Part-time * Evenings * Weekends Begin Spring, Summer or Fall Already have a BSW? Begin as Advanced Standing! PhD program also available

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EDUCATION

Every child learns differently. That is why we believe in personalized attention and customized lessons based on how each individual student learns best.

Standardized Test Prep | Subject Tutoring (K-12th & College-Level) College Admissions Consulting | Executive Functioning Support

Private Prep is a premier education company that helps families across Westchester and Fairfield Counties with their private academic, test prep, and college admissions needs. Our coaches support students in building valuable study skills and developing lifelong confidence.

info@privateprep.com | 914.559.2665 | 150 Grand Street; White Plains, NY 10601

Register for Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions Private Lessons • World Class Faculty Children & Adults • All Levels & Ages

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Thank you to the Westchester Jewish Council

Congressman

Eliot Engel

16th Congressional District Paid for by Engel for Congress

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Thank you to the Westchester Jewish Council

U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey New York’s 17th Congressional District

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

The  WJC  is  needed  because  it   stands  up  for  what  is  right.    

I am  happy  to  be  your  partner   in  that  endeavor.    

David Buchwald   New  York  State  Assemblyman     93rd  Assembly  District   Bedford,  Harrison,  Lewisboro,  Mount  Kisco,  New  Castle,   North  Castle,  North  Salem,  Pound  Ridge  and  White  Plains     www.DavidBuchwald.com  

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Making Government Easy

Tim Idoni Westchester County Clerk 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. White Plains, New York 10601 (914) 995-3081 tci2@westchestergov.com www.westchesterclerk.com

Legislator, 16th District

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

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MICHAEL B. KAPLOWITZ, J.D., CFP Chairman of the Board Legislator - 4th District

Westchester County Board of Legislators 800 Michaelian Office Bldg. 148 Martine Avenue White Plains, NY 10601

Tel: (914) 995-2848 Fax: (914) 995-3884 E-mail:Kaplowitz@westchesterlegislators.com

George Latimer NEW YORK STATE SENATOR

37TH DISTRICT is proud to support the WESTCHESTER JEWISH COUNCIL

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Thank You to the

Westchester Jewish Council

Shelley Mayer NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 90 PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF SHELLEY MAYER

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WESTCHESTER JEWISH COUNCIL Thank you for your great service!

Assemblyman STEVE OTIS

91st Assembly District www.assembly.state.ny.us/otis ........................ — 178 —


ELECTED OFFICIALS

Thank you

Westchester Jewish Council for all you do for the Jewish Community

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin 700 White Plains Road, Suite 252 Scarsdale, NY 10583 914.723.1115 914.723.2665 fax paulina@assembly.state.ny.us

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Westchester Jewish Council 2017-2018 “Connectory” Thank You for All of Your Support!

Catherine Borgia

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Westchester County Legislator 9 District

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148 Martine Ave., 8 Floor, White Plains, NY 10601 Office: (914) 995-2812 Email: Borgia@westchesterlegislators.com

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EVENT AND PARTY SERVICES

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FOOD AND CATERING

FRESH GLATT KOSHER MEATS & POULTRY

FRESH GLATT MEATS & POULTRY FINE KOSHER PREPARED FOODS FINE PREPARED FOODS KOSHER GROCERIES, DAIRY & FROZEN KOSHERFRESH GROCERIES, DAIRY & BAKED GOODS FROZEN FRESH BAKED GOODS SUSHI WESTCHESTER’S ONLY KOSHER DAIRY CAFE

AD BAR, SALADS, FISH, PASTA DISHES, SANDWICHE

Brand New Full Service Supermarket Coming Soon!

COFFEE/ICED COFFEE, SOUPS, SUSHI… CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS

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FOOD AND CATERING

CATERERS FINE DESIGNERS OF CREATIVE CUISINE

Jeffrey Becker PRESIDENT

65 Anderson Avenue Moonachie, NJ 07074 201-664-2465 Fax: 201-664-1376 jeffb@foremostcaterers.com www.foremostcaterers.com — 183 —


FOOD AND CATERING

TAKE Pride

Unparalleled Kosher Events

STEVE RUBENFELD 646-369-2510

MARTY GROSSEL 201-410-3278

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ROBERT FINE 201-819-2610


FOOD AND CATERING

SKYVIEW wine & spirits www.skyviewwine.com 888 SKY•VINO VINO www.skyviewwines.com 888-SKY

Choose from over 500 Kosher Wines & Spirits Shop on-line at

www.skyviewwines.com Located at Skyview Shopping Center 5681 Riverdale Ave. 718.601.8222 • (888)SKY-VINO Open Sundays • 12PM - 6PM year-round Free Delivery with minimum purchase Must mention ad. In store only. Case Discount of 20% and the 10% on Single Malt Scotch excluding items already on sale.

Eden Kosher Foods Fresh Meat PrePared Foods Catering

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Delivery Available 2558 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710

Tel. 914-268-0800 Under rabbiniCal sUPervision

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FOOD AND CATERING

613 Restaurant

is now servicing Westchester for all of your catering needs!

E-mail catering@613restaurant.com

Our staff has significant experience in Kosher catering and event planning. 108 Prospect St, Stamford, CT 06901 • Phone: (203) 614-8777

www.whiteplainsbakeshoppe.com

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FUNERAL SERVICES

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FUNERAL SERVICES

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel is the only funeral chapel owned and operated by the Jewish Community with no commercial interest. Services available in the Metropolitan New York area and Florida Graveside Services Arranging for services in all 50 states, Europe and Israel Shipping to Israel Personalized pre-arrangements Arrangements made in Westchester, if desired Services available in synagogues

For more information call us (212) 769-4400 (800) 227-3974 www.plazajewishcommunitychapel.org

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FUNERAL SERVICES

Every year the Westchester Jewish Council organizes a Westchester Cluster to march in the

Celebrate Israel Parade By marching as a Westchester Cluster member marchers can • Bring a banner with your group’s name it can be home made or professionally created. • Have a minimum group size of 2 people (enough to hold the banner.) • Split the parade expenses with over 20 other synagogues and organizations For more information on marching with the Westchester Cluster please contact the Westchester Jewish Council office. — 189 —


HEALTH SERVICES

Calvary End-of-Life Care for the Jewish Community For more than a century, Calvary has provided the best end-of-life care for people of all faith traditions, including strictly observant members of the Jewish Community. Our amenities include: daily spiritual care from three rabbis in full accordance with Halakha; a self-service kosher pantry stocked regularly with Glatt Kosher and cholov yisrael products from Chesed 24/7 and Satmar Bikur Cholim; Shabbos Lounge; and observance of Shabbos and all major holidays. We’re even part of the Albert Einstein/Pelham Parkway eruv. To learn more about Calvary Hospital’s ongoing commitment to the Jewish Community, visit www.calvaryhospital.org or call 718-518-2000.

1740 Eastchester Road, Bronx NY 10461 • (718) 518-2300 • www.calvaryhospital.org Brooklyn Satellite at NYU Lutheran • Calvary@Home (Home Care/Hospice) The Dawn Greene Hospice at Mary Manning Walsh Home in Manhattan (Calvary@Home programs are Medicare-certified and contract with most major insurances)

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HEALTH SERVICES When it’s your child who is diagnosed with a serious illness, there is nothing more important than finding the best care. That is why Chai Lifeline offers families two-dozen free programs that combat the uncertainty,

We Care For 4,300 Children and Families Around the World. And One Jake Katz. isolation, and pain of pediatric illness – combined with the personal attention and focus of professionals and an army of volunteers who fill patients and their families with hope, joy and love.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.

151 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001 (877) CHAI-LIFE www.chailifeline.org

For more information, to volunteer, or if you need assistance, email info@chailifeline.org.

Expert Compassionate Fertility Care Serving the Westchester Community For over 15 years, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York proudly offers patients world-class treatment for infertility, applying the latest assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Treatments offered include:

• IVF

• Female and Male Reproductive Consultations

• Egg Donation

• Preimplantation Genetic

• IUI

• Egg Freezing • Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening • ICSI and treatment for Male Infertility

Diagnosis (PGD) • Blastocyst Culture and Transfer Indication (Oncofertility) • Third Party Reproduction and specialized LGBTQ care

Visit us in White Plains or Manhattan for a consultation or call for more information. Westchester 311 North Street, Ste. 310 White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 997-6200

Dr. Jeffrey Klein

• Fertility Preservation for Medical

Westside 200 W 57th Street, Ste. 900 New York, NY 10019 (212) 256-8200

www.rmany.com

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Dr. Matthew Lederman

Eastside 635 Madison Avenue, 10th Fl. New York, NY 10022 (212) 756-5777


HEALTH SERVICES

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HOME SERVICES

Your One Stop Shop For All Essential Home Services Heating Oil

24 Hour a Day Service, 7 Days a Week

Air Conditioning

Service and Installation

Natural Gas & Electricity

Supply, Service, & Installation

Air Duct and Carpet Cleaning Clean Your Air Ducts and Carpets of Dust and Irritants

Heating Oil  Biofuel  Natural Gas  Electricity HVAC Service and Installation  Energy Audits Air Duct and Carpet Cleaning  Mold Testing

(914) 345-5700 www.robisonoil.com

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HOME SERVICES

Moving & Storage • LOCAL • LONG DISTANCE • INTERNATIONAL • STORAGE • SPECIAL SERVICES

Special Offer: 15% Discount on box deliveries of $100 and more 15% Discount on local moves Or 10% Discount on long distance moves

*Both coupons may be used together

Life is a Journey. Move Well.

(914) 684-0606

(212) 223-4004

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JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

What would you rather be doing?

We’ll help you focus on what’s really important to you. The Weiner Wealth Management Group Debra A. Weiner, AAMS® Senior Vice President/Investments Proud past president of the Westchester Jewish Council.

(914) 694-8606 | (800) 223-9065

debra.weiner@stifel.com | www.weinerwealthmanagement.com 4 West Red Oak Lane, Suite 101 | White Plains, New York 10604

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated Member SIPC & NYSE | www.stifel.com

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES A Full Service Printing Center

A Full Service Printing Center

Custom Invitations • Direct Mail Pieces Business Cards • Newsletters Post Cards • Brochures • Invoices Flyers • Menus • Booklets • Sell Sheets Carbonless Forms • Posters/Banners Raffle Books/Tickets• Souvenir Journals

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Leading Technology Provider to Synagogues Throughout Westchester County Virus Protection

Cloud Solutions

Network Administration

Video Streaming

Hardware Sales & Support

Software Sales & Support

Call for a FREE Network Evaluation

914-242-3212

www.RightClickSolutionsLLC.com — 201 —


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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is proud to support THE WESTCHESTER JEWISH COUNCIL & its member organizations Judith Stern Group Director - SVP (914) 712-2220 jstern@signatureny.com 1C Quaker Ridge Road. New Rochelle, NY 10804 www.signatureny.com

Member FDIC

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Proud to be the Technology Consultant to The Westchester Jewish Conference _________________________

DGH Technologies, Inc. Computer System Design, Integration, & Management Commercial & Residential

David G. Hoch 455 Central Park Ave. #311 Phone: 914-779-7409 Scarsdale, NY 10583 dhoch@dghtechnologies.com www.dghtechnologies.com _______________________________

Serving the technology needs of Businesses, Residences, and Not-for-Profits, throughout Westchester and New York City — 203 —


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES www.amskier.com 570.226.4571

AMSkier Family and Staff are Proud to Support Westchester Jewish Council Enriching Journeys to

Israel

and around the Jewish World 800-237-1517 ayelet.com

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REAL ESTATE

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RETAIL

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RETAIL

BUYERS AND SELLERS

OF DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY 75 WEST 47TH STREET NEW YORK, (NEAR 6TH AVENUE)

APPOINTMENTS WELCOME MON-SAT 10AM—5PM 212.575.8875

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SENIOR SERVICES

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SENIOR SERVICES

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QUARTER

SENIOR SERVICES

The Ambassador of Scarsdale 9 Saxon Wood Road White Plains, NY 10605 O – 914/428.3782

Every Summer Join the Westchester Jewish Council The Westchester Klezmer Program & Kol Hazzanim – The Cantors of Westchester In cooperation with Westchester County Parks At the

ANNUAL WESTCHESTER JEWISH MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY Fun for the entire family With face painting, juggling, Israeli dancing and children’s entertainment, Vendor exhibitions of crafts, art, jewelry and Judaica. Delicious Kosher food and much more

Check the Westchester Jewish community calendar at www.wjcouncil.org for exact dates

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RIVERSIDE Memorial Chapel

WESTCHESTER: 21 West Broad Street Mount Vernon, New York 10552 914-664-6800 Just off Exit 7 of the Cross County Parkway East www.riversidememorialmountvernon.com

Charles S. Salomon Joel E. Simon The Source of Support for the Jewish Community Since 1897

Continuing to maintain the high service standards of the Rosenthal, Grossberg, and Alpert families.

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