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Connect-ory MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS AND SYNAGOGUES

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Directory of Organizations and Synagogues (as of January 2019)

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The Westchester Jewish Council connects, convenes and safeguards 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.

Phone: 914-328-7001 • Fax: 914-761-6309 E-mail: info@wjcouncil.org • www.wjcouncil.org

Information in this directory has been supplied by the individual organizations and is believed accurate as of date of publication. For updates, visit us at www.wjcouncil.org or contact our office. —i—


Greetings from the Westchester Jewish Council Shalom Friends, The Westchester Jewish Council is proud to present our 2019 – 2021 “Connectory” – a comprehensive community directory of our member organizations and synagogues doing business in Westchester County. The “Connectory” is the source for all the important contacts within our wonderful Westchester Jewish community. The pages are filled with information on how to access our 140+ 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 with our amazing Jewish community. Please take the time to visit our website, www.wjcouncil.org and view our Community Calendar for a listing of events taking place throughout the county. The Council strives to unite Westchester Jewry with the State of Israel, foster communication and collaboration among Jewish organizations and strengthen relations with other ethnic groups, elected officials and the broader community at large. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Westchester Jewish Council, please be in touch with us. We hope you will continue to form strong connections, create new opportunities and benefit from all that our community has to offer. Sincerely,

Lisa

Elliot

Lisa Roberts President

Elliot Forchheimer Executive Director

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Westchester Jewish Council EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of January 2019) President Secretary Lisa Roberts Marc Klee Vice Presidents Associate Secretary Harold Aspis Nancy Zaro Joyce Claar At Large Hon. Martin Rogowsky Irwin S. Davison Treasurer William H. Schrag Michael Karnes Debra Abrahams Weiner Associate Treasurer Jeffrey Kohn Board of Directors Jeremy A. Abramson Marti Michael Mona Abramson David Miller David A. Alpert Michael Mittelman Liat Altman Jessica Morgenthal Ron Arsham Mitchell Ostrove Ellen Jancko-Baken Sue Pearson Peter D. Baum Joseph Rafalowicz Michelle Beinhacker Keith Reich Betty Berenson Dan Reingold Samuel E. Berger Marilyn Kneller-Rimsky Betsy Bernstein Julie Rockowitz Steve Cony Michael Rosenbaum Laurie Davidowitz Steve Rubinstein David Eppinger David Ruzow Sheila Friedland Ellen Salant Michelle Gewanter Harriet Schleifer Lisa Ginsberg Yael Schulman Cantor Margot Goldberg Roman Shuf Sharon Gorman Jane Silverman Rabbi Daniel Gropper Jennifer Sokol Millie Jasper Sheila Spicehandler Gennifer Kelly Mark Teich Arlene Kleinberg Gary Trachten Elizabeth Lampert Diane Werner Betsy Miller Landis Steven L. Young Arnold Linhardt Harriett Zeller Harry Mamaysky Jack Zitomer Past Presidents Clarice Pressner (z”l) Ronald E. Burton Saul Singer Irwin S. Davison Samuel Stein (z”l) Hon. Sam Eisenberg (z”l) Hon. Samuel G. Fredman (z”l) Paul B. Warhit Donald Landis (z”l) Debra Abrahams Weiner Lester J. Millman Rabbi Amiel Wohl Andrew Benerofe Froma Benerofe Hon. Eliot Engel Donald Fleishaker

Honorary Directors Robert Friedland Hon. Nita Lowey Abigail Mande

Staff Executive Director, Elliot Forchheimer Assistant Executive Director, Pam Goldstein Program Director, Donna Bartell Project Coordinator, Helene Schonbrun Communications Manager, Lori Kurlander Financial Administrator, Margo Lampert Westchester Community Shaliach, Nadav Shachmon Connect-ory Manager, Joi Baum — iii —


Table of Contents ORGANIZATIONS AND SYNAGOGUES Academy for Jewish Religion............................................. 1 ACHI - American Communities Helping Israel................... 2 AIPAC - American Israel Public Affairs Committee............ 3 AJC Westchester/Fairfield.................................................. 4 Alexander Muss High School in Israel(AMHSI)................. 5 Ameinu, Project Rozana.................................................... 6 American Friends of Jordan River Village.......................... 7 American Friends of Leket Israel....................................... 8 American Friends of Magen David Adom.......................... 9 American Friends of Soroka Medical Center................... 10 American Friends of The Hebrew University.....................11 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)..... 12 American Jewish World Service....................................... 13 Anti-Defamation League (ADL)........................................ 13 Areyvut............................................................................. 14 Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)......... 15 BBYO Westchester Region.............................................. 16 Bet Am Shalom Synagogue ............................................ 17 Bet Torah.......................................................................... 18 Beth El Synagogue Center.............................................. 19 Birthright Israel................................................................. 20 Blue Card......................................................................... 21 Bronx Jewish Community Council, Inc............................. 22 Camp Zeke...................................................................... 23 Carmel Academy.............................................................. 24 Chabad Center for Jewish Life of the Rivertowns............ 25 Chabad of Bedford........................................................... 25 Chavurat Tikvah............................................................... 26 Children’s Jewish Education Group................................. 27 Community Alliance for Jewish-Affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC)........................................................................ 28 Community Synagogue of Rye........................................ 29 Congregation Anshe Sholom........................................... 30 Congregation B’nai Yisrael............................................... 31 Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester.......................... 32 Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel (KTI)....................... 33 Congregation Kol Ami...................................................... 34 Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties........................................................... 35 Congregation Sons of Israel - Briarcliff............................ 36 Congregation Sons of Israel - Yonkers............................ 37 Congregation Sulam Yaakov............................................ 37 DOROT............................................................................ 38 First Hebrew Congregation.............................................. 39 Fleetwood Synagogue..................................................... 39 Friends of Israel Scouts - Tzofim..................................... 40 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces............................... 41 Greenburgh Hebrew Center............................................. 42 Hadar .............................................................................. 43 Hadassah - Westchester Region..................................... 44 Hazon............................................................................... 45 Hebrew Congregation of Somers..................................... 46 Hebrew Free Burial Association....................................... 46 Hebrew Institute of White Plains...................................... 47 HIAS................................................................................. 48 —I—


Hillel International............................................................ 49 Hillels of Westchester....................................................... 50 Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center................. 51 Israel Bonds (Development Corporation for Israel).......... 52 Israel Policy Forum.......................................................... 53 J Street............................................................................. 54 JCCA................................................................................ 55 JCY - Westchester Community Partners......................... 56 Jewish Board................................................................... 57 Jewish Broadcasting Services (JBS)............................... 58 Jewish Community Center of Harrison............................ 59 Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester............... 60 Jewish Community Council of Mt. Vernon....................... 61 Jewish Deaf (and Hard-of-Hearing) Resource Center..... 61 Jewish Education Project................................................. 62 Jewish National Fund of Westchester & Southern CT..... 63 Jewish Renaissance Experience..................................... 64 Jewish Theological Seminary........................................... 65 Jewish War Veterans of the USA/Westchester................ 66 Jewish Women’s Foundation of NY................................. 67 Justice Brandeis Westchester Law Society..................... 68 Kol Hazzanim: Westchester Community of Cantors........ 68 Kol Rinah, The Jewish Chorale of Westchester............... 69 Larchmont Temple............................................................ 70 Lincoln Park Jewish Center............................................. 71 Magen David Sephardic Synagogue............................... 72 Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel...... 73 Mishkan Ha’am................................................................ 74 Mohegan Park Jewish Center.......................................... 75 Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation................................. 75 Moving Traditions............................................................. 76 NCSY............................................................................... 77 New Israel Fund............................................................... 78 New Jewish Home - Sarah Neuman................................ 79 New Rochelle Jewish Coalition........................................ 80 Northeast Jewish Center.................................................. 80 Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies................................... 81 Pelham Jewish Center..................................................... 82 PJ Library......................................................................... 83 Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.................................... 84 Pleasantville Community Synagogue.............................. 85 Rabbi Max Maccoby Foundation..................................... 86 Reconstructing Judaism................................................... 86 RiverSpring Health Featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale................................................................... 87 Rosh Pinah Chavurah of the Rivertowns......................... 87 Scarsdale Synagogue-Temples-Tremont and Emanu-El....................................................................... 88 Shaarei Tivkvah............................................................... 89 Shalom Hartman Institute of North America..................... 90 Shames Jewish Community Center, Harold & Elaine...... 91 Sinai Free Synagogue..................................................... 92 Solomon Schechter School of Westchester..................... 93 Sprout Westchester.......................................................... 94 StandWithUs.................................................................... 95 Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park........................................... 96 Tel Aviv-Yafo Foundation.................................................. 96 Temple Beth Abraham...................................................... 97 Temple Beth Am............................................................... 98 — II —


Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester ........................ 99 Temple Beth Elohim ...................................................... 100 Temple Beth Shalom - Hastings .................................... 101 Temple Beth Shalom - Mahopac ................................... 101 Temple Israel Center of White Plains ............................ 102 Temple Israel of New Rochelle...................................... 103 Temple Israel of Northern Westchester ........................ 104 Temple Shaaray Tefila of Westchester ......................... 105 Temple Sholom ............................................................. 106 Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester ...................... 107 UJA-Federation of NY/Westchester .............................. 108 Union for Reform Judaism ............................................ 109 United Hebrew of New Rochelle ....................................110 United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism - METNY .....111 Westchester Board of Rabbis ........................................112 Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism..........113 Westchester Day School ................................................114 Westchester Hebrew High School .................................115 Westchester Jewish Center ...........................................116 Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS)........117 Westchester Klezmer Program ......................................118 Westchester Reform Temple ..........................................119 Westchester Torah Academy ........................................ 120 Westchester/Fairfield Association of Temple Educators (WATE) ....................................................................... 120 Woodlands Community Temple .................................... 121 Workmen’s Circle .......................................................... 122 Yorktown Jewish Center ................................................ 123 Young Israel of Harrison ................................................ 124 Young Israel of New Rochelle ....................................... 124 Young Israel of Scarsdale ............................................. 125 Young Israel of White Plains ......................................... 125 Young Judaea ............................................................... 126 Zicklin Jewish Hospice Residence of MJHS ................. 127

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www.wjcouncil.org

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BUSINESS PARTNERS CAMPS Beth El Day Camp..........................................................141 Camp Kinder Ring..........................................................144 Camp Pinebrook.............................................................144 Eisner/Crane Lake/6 Points Sci-Tech.............................141 JCC of Mid-Westchester Camps....................................143 NJY Camps....................................................................140 Perlman Camp...............................................................142 Surprise Lake Camp.......................................................142 Westchester Summer Day..............................................143 Young Judaea Sprout Camps.........................................144 EDUCATION Crestwood Music Education Center...............................146 JCC of Mid-Westchester Academic Center....................146 JCC of Mid-Westchester Nursery School.......................147 SAR Academy/SAR High School...................................147 Schechter Westchester..................................................145 Westchester Day School................................................145 ELECTED OFFICIALS David Buchwald - NYS Assembly...................................150 Eliot Engel - US Congress..............................................148 Tim Idoni - Westchester County Clerk............................151 George Latimer - County Executive...............................151 Nita Lowey - US Congress.............................................149 Shelley B. Mayer - NYS Senate.....................................152 Steve Otis - NYS Assembly............................................153 Amy Paulin - NYS Assembly..........................................152 Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. Westchester County District Attorney........................150 Andrea Stewart-Cousins - NYS Senate.........................153 EVENT AND PARTY SERVICES Alperson Party Rentals...................................................155 House of Flowers...........................................................155 MitzvahMarket.com........................................................154 NYFF Events..................................................................154

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FOOD AND CATERING Cherry Lawn Farm Market..............................................158 Eden Kosher Foods........................................................159 Eden Wok.......................................................................159 Foremost/RAM Caterers................................................156 My Most Favorite Food/Avril Kaye..................................156 Pride Caterers................................................................157 Prime Time Café.............................................................158 Skyview Wine & Spirits...................................................157 Soosh.............................................................................158 White Plains Bake Shoppe.............................................159 FUNERAL SERVICES Caring Organizer............................................................162 Ballard-Durand...............................................................160 Plaza Jewish Community Chapel...................................161 Riverside Memorial Chapel............................... Back Cover Weinstein Memorial Chapel............................................162 HEALTH SERVICES Abe Bartell, MD..............................................................167 Calvary Hospital.............................................................163 Chai Lifeline....................................................................165 North End Fitness & Training.........................................166 NutriciseDr - Dr. Karen Reznik Dolins............................167 Reproductive Medical Associates of NY.........................165 Tranquility Spa................................................................166 Westchester Family Care...............................................164 HOME SERVICES Home Advisor.................................................................169 Robison Oil.....................................................................168 Shleppers Moving & Storage..........................................168 JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS JCC Mid-Westchester.....................................................170 Shames JCC..................................................................170

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Addicott Web..................................................................178 AMSkier Insurance.........................................................179 Ayelet Tours....................................................................179 Beehive Press................................................................173 Cuddy Feder ..................................................................173 DGH Technologies..........................................................174 Goldstick Lighting Design...............................................179 G-Squared Advisory.......................................................179 Israel Bonds...................................................................174 Jackson Lewis................................................................175 The Jewish Week....................................Inside Back Cover Marketing Matters...........................................................175 MBAF..............................................................................176 PKF O’Connor Davies....................................................177 Right Click Solutions......................................................176 Sterling National Bank....................................................177 Stifel / Weiner Wealth Management Group....................171 Strategic Services..........................................................172 Westchester Jewish Life/Shoreline.................................178 REAL ESTATE Mary Leonard.................................................................180 Retail The Aesthetic Sense......................................................182 Holsten Jewelers............................................................181 The Jewish Quarter........................................................181 The Premier Collection........................... Inside Front Cover Zoland ...........................................................................182 Senior Services The Ambassador............................................................184 DOROT...........................................................................184 Geriatric Care Consultants.............................................183 The New Jewish Home - Sarah Neuman.......................185 United Hebrew - Willow Gardens Memory Care............185 United Hebrew - Comprehensive Care..........................186 United Hebrew - Willow Gardens Assisted Living..........186

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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, 12th 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: 914-940-6243 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 Asst. Development Director: Sharon Saias Office Administrator: Valencia Latty-Wynter AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, with unparalleled access to government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and our international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on the issues that matter most: combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people. AJC Westchester/Fairfield connects the local community with AJC’s global advocacy. Our impact extends well beyond the Westchester/Fairfield community, helping AJC achieve tangible results in the form of government policies, formidable alliances, and hard-hitting legislation that make our world safer and more secure. AJC Westchester/Fairfield exposes more than 5,000 people to AJC’s critical work through over 140 educational programs and advocacy initiatives each year. The region’s proximity to New York City allows us unparalleled access to top-notch experts, diplomats, political leaders, and public intellectuals. We pride ourselves on the lay/professional partnership that makes our work possible. Eleven volunteer committees—on topics such as diplomatic outreach, interfaith relations, and Israel—produce high-level, engaging programs, including our Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast, the annual AJC Westchester/Fairfield Gala, and the annual Westchester Jewish Film Festival. Join a committee and get involved with a community of people who view issues through a Jewish lens and wish to have an impact on those issues. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Regional Director Scott Richman also hosts a biweekly radio show, “AJC Live,” which carries on-air interviews about AJC’s priority issues, often with a local connection. You can listen live from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month on WVOX 1460 AM. Visit the “AJC Live” archive via the website to hear past shows. —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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Ameinu, Project Rozana National Office 25 Broadway 9th floor New York , NY 10004 Phone: 212-366-1194 Fax: 212-675-7685 www.ameinu.net E-Mail: office@ameinu.net President: Kenneth Bob Ameinu, a national, multi- generational community of progressive Jews in North America, recognizes the unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and Israel. Committed to tikun olam, we seek opportunities to foster social and economic justice both in Israel and in North America. Since a secure peace between Israel and its neighbors is essential to the survival of a democratic Jewish state, we support a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and oppose the BDS movement and anti-Semitism in its many manifestations. Ameinu sponsors long-term programs in Israel in conjunction with the Kibbutz federation, Masa and Dror Israel, and the Urban Kibbutz movement, through its subsidiary Kibbutz Program Center (www.kibbutzprogramcenter.net). Project Rozana, a central organizational initiative, believes in interfaith Building Bridges through Healthcare — mobilizing over 1000 volunteer Jewish and Arab drivers bringing Palestinian patients to Israeli healthcare facilities, supporting families of these patients, training Palestinian health professionals in Israeli medical institutions, and providing healthcare otherwise unavailable in the West Bank and Gaza. (www.projectrozana.org)

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American Friends   of Jordan River Village 244 Madison Ave., Suite 482 New York, NY 10016 Phone: 888-999-3054 Website: www.afjrv.org Email: gail@afjrv.org Executive Director: Gail Androphy American Friends of Jordan River Village envisions a world where children of all backgrounds living with serious illnesses in Israel can reach beyond their medical conditions to experience the fun and magical healing power of camp. These experiences are all provided free of charge at Jordan River Village in Israel. As a member of Paul Newman’s worldwide SeriousFun Children’s Network, we accomplish our mission through fundraising activities, public outreach, and community engagement. Since its opening in 2011, Jordan River Village’s intentional and immersive camp programing has changed the lives of more than 10,000 campers, strengthened thousands of families, empowered scores of communities, and enhanced all of Israel. The Village offers many once-in-a-lifetime experiences to all campers, including activities like: • flying down the only fully handicapped accessible zip-line in Israel, • swimming and playing in a zero entry indoor pool • performing on a professional theater stage, • participating in music, cooking, and art workshops, riding horses, and so much more. AFJRV is a registered 501(c)(3). —7—


American Friends of Leket Israel

PO Box 2090 Teaneck, NJ 07666 Phone: 201-331-0070 Chief Executive Officer: Paul Warhit Email: pwarhit@leket.us Executive Director: Lauren Yoked Email: Lauren@Leket.us Development Coordinator and Community Outreach: Elèna Rosenbaum Email: elena@leket.us Leket Israel Headquarters 11 Hasadna Street Raanana Phone: 972-9-744175 Email: info@leket.org Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, is the leading food rescue organization in Israel. Unique among all other organizations that serve the poor in Israel and food banks worldwide, Leket Israel’s sole focus is rescuing healthy, surplus food and delivering it to those in need through partner nonprofit organizations. The heart of Leket Israel is the complex logistical operation of sourcing, collecting, and transporting surplus food to where it is needed. Stringent food safety standards and Ministry of Health guidelines are maintained throughout the process. With Leket’s fleet of 20 refrigerated trucks and vans, our staff and volunteers transport thousands of tons of rescued food throughout the country. All rescued produce is brought to one of two logistics centers or other cold storage facilities, where it is sorted, stored, and prepared for delivery to one of our 200+ nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, soup kitchens, elderly centers, battered women’s centers, community help organizations, and schools for at-risk youth. These nonprofit partners serve the food to approximately 175,000 Israelis in need every week, regardless of age, gender, religion, or ethnic background. All rescued cooked food is either brought directly from where it was cooked to a recipient nonprofit partner, or brought to one of our regional hubs to be stored overnight and reheated the following morning for timely service of a hot lunch. —8—


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 is the US fundraising arm of Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national ambulance, blood-services, and disasterrelief organization. MDA serves as emergency medical first-responders for the state’s more than 8.8 million people and is responsible for collecting, testing, and distributing 97% of Israel’s national blood supply and 100% of the blood supply needed by the Israel Defense Forces. MDA has more than 166 emergency medical stations and 11 dispatch centers, where trained EMTs field more than 4,800,000 calls a year. 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; (3) to provide funds to train paramedics, laboratory technicians, phlebotomists, and scientists; (4) to expand and / or renovate more than 166 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.

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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: Rachel@Soroka.org Director of Development: Pazit Levitan email: Pazit@Soroka.org Soroka Medical Center, located in Be’er Sheva, is a unique institution and a true global symbol of peaceful coexistence. Home to The Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and Dr. Larry Norton Institute, Soroka is Israel’s leading hospital and one of the largest, busiest, and most innovative hospitals in Israel. Soroka Medical Center is 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. 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. We host educational and social events throughout the United States. Welcome your involvement. Please visit our website: www.soroka.org, Facebook @SorokaFriends, Twitter @SorokaFriends and Instagram, #SorokaFriends to learn more. — 10 —


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. — 11 —


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) 220 East 42nd Street, Suite 400 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-885-0870 Fax: 212-370-5467 Website: www.jdc.org Email: Jessicaf@jdc.org Executive Director: David Schizer JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, operating in nearly 70 countries and helping hundreds of thousands of Jewish people and others in need. Founded in 1914 to aid Jews at the outset of WWI, JDC carries out its mission in an apolitical, nonpartisan fashion that unifies all Jewish community members in the common pursuit of saving Jewish lives and building Jewish life. JDC has played a major role in almost every major event in Jewish history in the last century, including its aid to Jews before, during, and after the Holocaust, including the rescue of tens of thousands and care for hundreds of thousands of Jewish displaced persons; the founding of the State of Israel; the aliyah of Jews from Ethiopia and Yemen; and its work deploying the largest Jewish humanitarian effort to care for elderly Jews in post-Soviet States. Today, JDC aids the world’s neediest Jews, tens of thousands of elderly in the former Soviet Union, some living on as little as $2 a day; revitalizes Jewish life by strengthening communities and leaders in Europe, Africa, and Asia; empowers Israel’s most vulnerable citizens through innovative social service programs; and responds to natural disasters and other crises impacting our neighbors. JDC’s work is supported by the Federations, including UJA-Federation of New York, foundations, and individual donors, whose gifts fuel our mission. — 12 —


American Jewish World Service 45 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-792-2831 Website: www.ajws.org E-Mail: ajws@ajws.org CEO and President: Robert Bank 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/ New Jersey Regional Office 605 Third Avenue New York, NY 10158-3560 Phone: 212-885-7970 Fax: 212-599-6988 Website: nynj.adl.org E-Mail: newyork@adl.org New York/ New Jersey 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 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, convenes and safeguards 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: eeisenbierman@bbyo.org Hudson Valley Region Director: Emily Eisen BBYO Hudson Valley 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 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: Vicky Farhi 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.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

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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.

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

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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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 Associate Cantor: Uri Aqua, ext. 222 Assistant Rabbi: Zachary Sitkin, ext. 338 Executive Director: Erica Leventhal, ext. 225 Assistant Executive Director, Abby Wise, ext. 291 Nursery School Director: Ronnie Becher, ext. 250 Day Camp Director & Mature Adult Programming: Julie Rockowitz, ext. 256 Director of Elementary & Teen Engagement: Bekkah Gold, ext. 221 Youth & Family Coordinator: Stephanie Lederman, ext. 247 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. — 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 35,000+ 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 650,000 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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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 operates a licensed home care services program. BJCC provides many short term and long term 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 Executive Director: Isaac Mamaysky Website: www.campzeke.org E-Mail: 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, and krav maga (Israeli martial arts). We also offer a high-level sports program, including basketball, volleyball, baseball, and soccer. Campers can also participate in arts, music, theater, nightly all-camp evening programs, 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 questions@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 as a school of excellence by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Carmel Academy’s philosophy champions a true child-centered educational journey and is committed to an innovative educational approach. Carmel’s Judaic and General studies curriculum fosters collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills, which are brought to life each day by highly-credentialed teachers who are passionate not only about their craft, but about being on the cutting-edge of new educational initiatives and professional development. As part of Carmel’s commitment to providing a meaningful Jewish day school experience for all types of learners, the school offers a program for children with special learning needs. For more than a decade, Carmel Academy’s PALS program provides students with a supportive education that focuses on the whole child within an inclusive Jewish day school community. 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 spor ts, as well as award-winning 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. — 24 —


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 “Aha - vat Yisrael” – unconditional love for our fellow man. — 25 —


Chavurat Tikvah Reform 1 Holly Lane Rye Brook, NY 10573 Phone: 917-414-9950 E-Mail: denafklein@gmail.com Rabbi: Dena Klein Co-Presidents: Stephanie Greenwald and David Hartman We are a group of 24 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 7 Rye Ridge Plaza, PMB#132 Rye Brook, NY 10573 Phone: 914-200-1520 Website: www.cjeg.org E-Mail: info@cjeg.org President – Jonathan Lange jlange@langeins.com 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: 914-940-6552 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: Glynis Conyer Education Director: Amy Rosenbaum Early Childhood Center Director: Dale Oberlander Director of Youth Engagement and Informal Learning: Yael Farber 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 — 29 —


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.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

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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 Education Director: Melissa Cohavi 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 with Armonk and our neighboring communities.

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Congregation Emanu-El   of Westchester - Rye Reform 2125 Westchester Avenue East Rye, NY 10580 Phone: 914-967-4382 Fax: 914-967-0845 Website: www.c-e-w.org E-Mail: info@c-e-w.org Rabbi: Howard J. Goldsmith Assistant Rabbi: Jade Ross Cantor: Meredith Stone School Principal: Assistant Rabbi Jade Ross 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 — 32 —


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.congkti.org E-Mail: info@congkti.org Rabbi - Ben Goldberg Cantor & Religious School Director Alexis K. Sklar Executive Director - Suli A. Fassler Co-Presidents – Margot Metzger & Joan Rosenbaum Congregation KTI is a progressive, egalitarian and dynamic Conservative synagogue that balances 21st century Jewish family needs with 130 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 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: Emily Campbell Religious School Principal: Felice Baritz Early Childhood Program Director: Nan Blank Youth Director: Idan Santhaus 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.

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

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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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: Laura Morris 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. Inter-marrieds and those with alternate family structures are welcome and fully incorporated in all aspects of synagogue life. CSI also has a huge, flourishing Organic Farm on the premises with produce, trees, flowers, chickens and a prayer/meditation circle. The synagogue is handicapped-accessible and offers large print prayer books as well as fully transliterated siddurim for those who need them. CSI offers Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Nursery School, Almost 2’s, free Community Playgroup (Tuesday 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 & Musical Services, HaMishpacha Senior Luncheons, LGBTQ programming and services and more, for people of all ages.

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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 E-Mail: 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. — 37 —


DOROT 171 West 85th Street New York, NY 10024 Phone: 914-573-8906 (Westchester) Fax: 917-441-5049 Website: www.dorotusa.org E-Mail: info@dorotusa.org Executive Director: Mark Meridy Senior Program Officer: Dina Zempsky 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 throughout all of Westchester, 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: • Friendly Visiting: Caring volunteers visiting seniors in their homes regularly or occasionally 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 five 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. • Information & Referral: Information and referrals for services for seniors and caregivers in Westchester. • 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.

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First Hebrew Congregation  Peekskill Conservative 1821 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. Bogatz Administrator: Lisa Gagliardi Principal: Rabbi Dana Z. Bogatz Nursery School Director: Daniela Rosen

First Hebrew’s mission is to enrich our vibrant egalitarian Jewish Community through education, worship, charity and social interaction, and to support each person in their pursuit of Jewish learning, values, and spirituality. We have served the Jewish community in Peekskill/Cortlandt and the surrounding areas for over 120 years. We warmly welcome interfaith and LGBTQIA families and individuals along with those who are differently abled. We conduct full egalitarian services Thursday mornings, Shabbat evenings, 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 holidaycentered youth activities, monthly Sisterhood activities, and special events such as our scholar-inresidence weekend - continues apace as we seek to meet the needs of our growing membership. — 39 —


Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. - Tzofim 575 8th Avenue, 11th floor New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-390-8130 Fax: 212-390-8131 Website: www.israelscouts.org E-Mail: fois@israelscouts.org Executive Director: Shay Tal 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 t he Israeli youth and their Americ an counterparts • Provide support for the Tzofim movement In Israel

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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 Jamie.Sunkin@fidf.org Director of Westchester/CT: Anat Chavkin 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 excep- tional 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.

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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 Director of Education: Amy Kessler

Greenburgh Hebrew Center is more than just a house of worship, we are a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Jewish congregation located in central Westchester County. We are a joyous, engaging and spirited community that welcomes you to celebrate, learn, worship, form lifelong bonds and participate in 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 a daily morning service. Our two-day-a-week Religious School is creative and innovative, emphasizing ethics, Hebrew reading fluency, Bible, holidays and history through experiential learning. Our licensed Early Education Center offers a combined secular and Judaic pre-school curriculum for 2, 3, and 4 year olds, in a nurturing environment, with opportunities for an extended day. We believe in being lifelong learners and offer stimulating Adult Education Programs, including a new adult B’nei Mitzvah class. We are committed to serving the needs of the community by providing a wide variety of programs, activities, and events to engage those with various interests including, but not limited to, Young Families, PJLibrary, USY (Youth), Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Greenfaith Fellowship, Empty Nesters, Social Action, Green Team and Israel. — 42 —


Hadar 190 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 Telephone: (646) 770-1468 Email: info@hadar.org President and Dean: Rabbi Shai Held President and CEO: Rabbi Elie Kaufner President and Rosh Yeshiva: Rabbi Ethan Tucker Creative Director: Joey Weisenberg Hadar empowers Jewish people to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities through Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. These core missions manifest through engagement with Jewish texts, centers of scholarship and teaching, alumni engagement, community service, and more. We have the only full-time, gender-egalitarian yeshiva in North America. We welcome people from all walks of Jewish life -- no matter their birthplace, age, or denominational background. Hadar has grown dramatically since it began in 2006 as a modest 8-week summer program with 18 students. Today, hundreds have completed our year-long and summer intensive learning programs, and thousands have joined us for our week-long and monthlong immersive programs. Our daytime and evening lectures for the broader community welcome tens of thousands of people inperson every year. Project Zug, our online learning platform, connects Jews around the world, allowing them to grow and learn from each other through weekly one-on-one havruta learning.

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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 President: Pamela Hoffman ”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.

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Hazon 125 Maiden Lane, Suite 8B New York, NY 10038 Phone: 212-644-2332 Fax: 212-868-7933 Website: www.hazon.org Founded in 2000, Hazon has evolved into the largest environmental organization in the American Jewish community. As the lab for Jewish sustainability, 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, thought- leadership, 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, the Seal of Sustainability, 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 Cantor: Ruth Ossher School Principal: Jill Liflander Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Northern Westchester/Putnam’s Reconstructionist Synagogue, is located at Cypress Lane and Mer w yn Drive in the Shenorock neighborhood of Somers. We offer a warm, friendly atmosphere, formal Hebrew School program, teen youth group, Shabbat and High Holy Days services, monthly family services, festive holiday celebrations, adult education, community outreach, and an active Sisterhood. 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. Annual membership dues are affordable.

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. — 46 —


Hebrew Institute of White Plains Modern 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 Youth Directors: Aaron Portman and Dena Edelman E-Mail: youthdirector@hiwp.org Office Administrator: Teri Kopp E-mail: teri@hiwp.org The Hebrew Institute is an inspiring center of White Plains Jewish communal life for those who seek a warm, supportive, refreshingly open, people loving, G-d serving, menshlech, Modern Orthodox community –and one which helps its members be that way too. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our community: diversity among the young and old, men and women, those with a rich Jewish background, and those new to observance. We welcome the perspective and wealth of experience that such diversity brings to our shul. And through all this, we endeavor always to deepen our lives through tefillah (prayer), limud (Torah study) and (shmirat hamitzvot) observance; through music, and through communal life and social action both within and beyond our community.

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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, Development: Miriam Feffer Senior Director of Community Engagement: 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 135 years of expertise to our work with refugees.

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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: Michael Scheffler Hillels of Westchester (HOW) engages and empowers students at Purchase College SUNY, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University Pleasantville, Manhattanville College, Westchester Community College and throughout the region. There are more than 1,400 Jewish college students attending Westchester campuses, and HOW strives to meet the needs of every one. 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. We envision a world in which every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. 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 as well as help fulfill the New York State mandate that Holocaust and other human rights abuses be included in school curriculum. The Center maintains an active Speakers Bureau comprised of Holocaust Survivors and Liberators and an active 2nd and 3rd Generation group, GenerationsForward.

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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, Bronx, Southern Connecticut 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 exceeding $40 billion, facilitating the rapid development of Israel’s economy and building a global partnership with Israel. 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. Member FINRA.

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Israel Policy Forum 355 Lexington Ave, 14th Floor New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-315-1741 www.israelpolicyforum.org E-Mail: info@ipforum.org Director of Westchester & Community Engagement: Adam Basciano E-Mail: abasciano@ipforum.org Israel Policy Forum works to shape the discourse and mobilize support among American Jewish leaders and US policymakers for the realization of a viable two-state solution consistent with Israel’s security. We do this by educating political and communal leaders on pragmatic policy ideas – developed by credible security experts from Commanders for Israel’s Security. Israel Policy Forum was founded in 1993 to build support in the American Jewish community and in Washington for the diplomatic vision of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Today, our vision remains a Jewish, democratic, and secure Israel. Visit our website for online resources such as Israel Policy Exchange (blog), Two State Security (interactive portal), Koplow Column (weekly analysis), Israel Policy Pod (podcast), Events and Briefings, and IPF Atid (young professionals initiative nationwide).

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J Street 215 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor New York, NY 10003 Phone: 914-412-9393 Website: www.jstreet.org E-Mail: westchester@jstreet.org New York Regional Director: Gal Peleg New York Deputy Regional Director: Adam Steinberg 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. — 54 —


JCCA (formerly known as Jewish Child Care Association) 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 Phone: 917-808-4800 • Fax: 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 Website: www.jccany.org/CFH 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 children on JCCA’s Pleasantville Campus, the Center for Healing also trains staff across JCCA’s programs in all five boroughs, Nassau and Westchester counties. In 2018-19, the program will launch a training program open to clinicians and professionals outside of JCCA. Edenwald Center 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-769-7150 Fax: 914-769-8505 Website: www.jccany.org/edenwald 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/gateways Director: Jacqueline Cherry, LCSW E-Mail: cherryj@jccany.org 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/pcs 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 6-21. 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. Pleasantville S.T.A.R.T. 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville, NY 10570 Phone: 914-769-0164 Fax: 914-741-4596 Website: www.jccany.org/start 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 boys and girls, ages 5-17. 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. Compass Project 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville NY 10570 Phone: 914 773 6122 Email: rosenv@jccany.org Website: www.jccany.org/compass Director: Valerie Rosen, LCSW The Compass Project helps teens and young adults with learning differences, executive functioning and social communication challenges, Autism Spectrum disorders and related disabilities. The Compass Project is designed to help young people plan for and make a successful transition from high school, college or unemployment to the workplace and independent adulthood. Our program offers counseling, social and recreation programs, career assessments, internship opportunities, vocational assistance through ACCES-VR, college support and independent living programs for young people making the transition to an independent future.

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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-for- profit 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’. • 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 — 56 —


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:

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 The Jerome M. Goldsmith Center serves emotionally vulnerable adolescent boys, ages 12 to 21, who are challenged by trauma-related and psychiatric issues. With an average stay of less than one year, the Goldsmith Center provides supervised living units and a program of therapeutic and educational services, and emphasizes family interaction. Referrals are made by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Sally & Anthony Mann Center RTF 500 Linda Avenue | Hawthorne, NY 10532 Phone: 914.773.6708 | Fax: 914.773.6709 Senior Director: Jeff Shapiro, Ed.M. The Mann Center is a Residential Treatment Facility for girls ages 12 to 21 who are challenged by trauma-related and psychiatric issues. These adolescents may stay at the Mann Center for 9 to 11 months, where they participate in individual, family, and group psychotherapy, special education, and vocational training. Referrals are made 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 vulnerable 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 onsite on the Hawthorne 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 onetime event participation to ongoing monthly volunteer projects. For more information on volunteer opportunities, email volunteer@jbfcs.org. — 57 —


JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service 184 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: 203-359-1570 www.jbstv.org E-Mail: clilienthal@jbstv.org Sr. Producer & Projects Mgr.: Carol Lilienthal

JBS, America’s Jewish Television Network, available in over 47 million homes, brings our important programming to Jews and non-Jews 24 hours a day. JBS, 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 Fios Channel 798, on DirectTV Channel 388, on Spectrum Channel 219, and streamed online at www.jbstv.org and Roku in Genre under “Educational”. Other providers will be added in the near future. 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 and Holiday Services from Central Synagogue in New York for the homebound. 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 and many others. — 58 —


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 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 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.

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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 Follow us on Instagram 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 pre- school 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 co- sponsor 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. Special Needs Services for the whole community: Our many inclusive programs provide enrichment that are appropriate for children with ADHD, speech/language delays, Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD or any other social and emotional problems. This is a non-sectarian program that provides scholarships and 1:1 assistants. All classes are personalized to support each child’s individualized needs. Sunday Funday is also a program that supports families with Children with Special needs. Some of our programs are licensed by the New York State Department of Education, others are made available through grants from NY OPWDD. *We offer deep discounts for clergy. www.jccmw.org stay tuned to new offers and events via Facebook and instagram — 60 —


Jewish Community Council of Mt. Vernon 550 N. Columbus Avenue Mount Vernon, NY 10552-1324 Chairman: Adam Seiden 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.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

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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/Instagram: @JewishEd Facebook: @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 Today’s young people have more freedom to explore their identity and the world around them than ever before. The Jewish Education Project inspires educators, clergy, principals and lay leaders with new ideas, skills and invaluable networks. Our goal is to lead our children and families to be their best selves, feel more connected to Jewish community and make the world a better place. Our organization is nationally renowned for our leadership training, creative educational experiences and expertise in relationship building. The Jewish Education Project’s impact can be seen through 800 educational programs in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, engaging over 160,000 Jewish children, teens and families of all backgrounds. 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 proud partner of UJA-Federation of New York. Learn more at JewishEdProject.org — 62 —


Jewish National Fund of   Westchester & Southern CT 42 East 69th Street New York, NY 10021 Website: www.jnf.org Director: Sharon Lewis Email: Slewis@jnf.org Phone: 212-879-9300 x501 Fax: 212-570-1673 Education Director: Maura Koenig Email: Mkoenig@jnf.org Phone: 212-879-9305 x246 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 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: 212-678-8056 Fax: 212-678-8941 Website: www.jtsa.edu Assistant Director New York Region: Susan Zedeck E-Mail: Suzedeck@jtsa,edu Planned Giving Officer: Lucy Posner E-Mail: plannedgiving@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 serves North American Jewry by educating intellectual and spir itual 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. — 65 —


Jewish War Veterans of the USA/   Westchester County Council 626 East 182nd Street Bronx, NY 10457-1665 Website: www.jwv.org District Commander: Helene Van Clief E-Mail: wvets@westnet.net Phone: 718-584-9583 Past County Commander: Irving M. Breitbart

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 Bronx Post 3 • Cmdr. Sidney Goldman 88 Bajart Place, Yonkers, NY 10705 914-423-9236 • cidknee@verizon.net Yonkers Post 68 • Cmdr. Stanford Bernstein 11 Byrd Place, Yonkers, NY 10710 914-779-8397 • stan1925@optonline.net Norman-Goldman Post 69 • Cmdr. Edward Baraw 235 Garth Road, Apt, C4E, Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-723-8382 • sidley@optonline.net White Plains Post 191 • Cmdr. Aaron Silver 1685 Hillside Ave., North White Plains, NY 10603 914-428-5644 • swanee122430@aol.com Co-Op City Post 500 • Cmdr. Marvin Warm 140 Asch Loop #9C, Bronx. NY 10475 718-379-4804 • grandpamoo@netzero.net

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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: Debbie Cosgrove 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

For more information on marching with the Westchester Cluster please contact the Westchester Jewish Council office.

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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.

Kol Hazzanim: Westchester Community of Cantors c/o Temple Beth Abraham 25 Leroy Ave Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-631-1770 Fax: 914-631-7872 E-Mail: cantor@tba-ny.org President: Cantor Margot Goldberg Recording Secretary: Cantor Janet Leuchter Treasurer: Cantor Fredda Mendelson

Kol Hazzanim: Westchester Community of Cantors is an organization made up of the Cantors both serving congregations and institutions as well as cantors living in the WJC catchment area. 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. — 68 —


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. — 69 —


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 Associate 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.

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

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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Lincoln Park Jewish Center - Yonkers Modern 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: Levi Welton

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. With the guidance and leadership of our new Rabbi Levi Welton, LPJC will be scheduling monthly speakers and programs discussing varied topics on Judaism and our relationship with the Yonkers and Westchester community. 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, and calling it Hamakom (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 multi- lingual 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. Classes are given in Mishna (Monday), Humash (Friday morning) and Talmud (Saturday afternoon). There is also a teen room. The sanctuary has been refurnished to recall the Sephardic synagogues of old.

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 — 72 —


Masorti Foundation For Conservative Judaism in Israel 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 832 New York, NY 10115 Phone: 212-870-2216 Website: www.masorti.org E-Mail: info@masorti.org Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer: Gideon Aronoff 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.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

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Mishkan Ha’am  Hastings-on-Hudson Reconstructionist Phone: 914-222-5518 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.

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 Rabbi Dov Greer & Rebbetzin Sima Greer 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.

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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 Traditions emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Adolescence can be challenging. Even outside of school, the pressure is on, and teens face challenges with self- esteem, body image, competition, relationships, social media, friendship, power, healthy sexuality and restrictive gender norms. Our field -tested programs, Rosh Hodesh (girls), Shevet (boys) begin in 8th grade, providing teens safe space for connection, activities and exploration of what is happening in their lives. Through a lens of Jewish wisdom and values teens experience the support of Jewish community as a positive guiding force. Groups meet monthly for two -hour gatherings in small single-gender, single-grade groups, led by Moving Traditions adult mentors. These field tested and innovative programs draw on Jewish wisdom and values to foster the self-confidence and identity of Jewish adolescents. Tzelem also provides a safe, online space for trans, nonbinary, and gender questioning Jewish teens to explore the same issues while led by a trained transgender Jewish adult. Since 2005, Moving Traditions has impacted more than 19,000 teens nationwide and trained over 1900 Group Leaders to mentor and guide teens in the Jewish community. Comprehensive evaluation of our programs tells us that teens who experience our programs, are more self-confident, more Jewishly connected and empowered to be authentic. — 76 —


NCSY 11 Broadway New York, NY 10004 Phone 212-613-8233 Fax 212-613-0793 Website: www.ncsy.org E-Mail: 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 engender 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 passionate Jewish lives. — 77 —


New Israel Fund

New York Headquarters 6 E 39th St, Suite 301 New York, NY 10016 Phone: 212-613-4400 Fax: 212-714-2153 Website: www.nif.org E-Mail: ny@nif.org Associate Director, NY/Tri-State: Hannah Ellenson 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. — 78 —


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 including a post acute small house • Skilled nursing and long-term care, including our 3 Small Houses • 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 65 Ramona Court New Rochelle NY 10804 E-Mail: amklein19@aol.com President: 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.

Northeast Jewish Center - Yonkers Heimish 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.

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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies 404 5th Avenue, Suite 7013 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! — 81 —


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 Education Director: Ana Turkienicz Office Manager & Administrator: Julia Coss Our synagogue is a very special place – warm, 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: Torah Time (up to age 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. — 82 —


PJ Library® 165 East 56th Street, Second Floor New York, NY 10022 Phone: 413-276-0738 Website: newyork.pjlibrary.org E-Mail: Agoldberg@hgf.org New York Partnerships: Alison Goldberg 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/ny! — 83 —


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 warm, welcoming and diverse congregation that weaves close social and personal ties among its members. Congregants from all Jewish backgrounds, interfaith families, Jewsby-choice, spiritual seekers, LGBTQ and guests of all faiths are welcome and valued in our unaffiliated, trans-denominational community.

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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Rabbi Max Maccoby Foundation c/o Sinai Free Synagogue 550 N. Columbus Ave. Mt. Vernon, NY 10552-1430 Phone: 914-664-1727 Fax: 914-664-4271 E-Mail: ellensfs@gmail.com President: Roger Challop, M.D.

The Foundation provides stipends for our young people going to Israel or URJ Camps, subsidies for leadership training for our leaders and for their attendance at conventions and meetings, educational programs for our synagogue community, support for the SFS Religious School, Rabbinical and Cantorial training, Family Shabbats, and other activities that enrich our synagogue.

Reconstructing Judaism

1299 Church Road Wyncote, PA 19095 Phone: 215.576.0800 Fax: 215.576.6143 E-Mail: Shalom@ReconstructingJudaism.org Website: www.ReconstructingJudaism.org Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future. Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant. We welcome your voice, questions and participation in something larger. Contact us at Shalom@ReconstructingJudaism.org — 86 —


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 RiverSpring Health which also includes senior housing communities, home care services, managed care insurance and the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice. For over one hundred years, our pioneering programs and services have brought compassion, respect and safety to countless older adults. RiverSpring Health empowers over 18,000 older adults to live forward each day.

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 Hastings-on-Hudson (740 North Broadway). — 87 —


Scarsdale SynagogueTemples-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: office@sstte.org Rabbi: Jeffrey C. Brown Cantor: Chanin Becker Temple Educator: Rabbi Ilyse Glickman Nursery School Director: Jody Glassman Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El is an inclusive, dynamic, and progressive Jewish community in Southern Westchester County. We welcome everyone who wishes to journey Jewishly with us. If you have questions about our Religious School, Mazel Tots Early Childhood Program, or synagogue membership (and our unique and voluntary “Pledge Commitment” financial model), please contact our Main Office. Our clergy and professional staff look forward to greeting you personally.

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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 Education Director: Rachel Mann Executive Director: Robin Goldberg Shaarei Tikvah is a friendly, vibrant congregation with an active, engaged membership. The only synagogue in Scarsdale affiliated with the Conservative movement, we warmly welcome Jews of all backgrounds, levels of observance, and sexual orientation. We welcome intermarried couples, incorporating both partners into our community life. Our smaller size fosters an intimacy not found in larger shuls. It’s easy to get involved, build relationships with clergy and staff and form friendships across generations. Shaarei Tikvah offers a dynamic religious school and a roster of activities for teens, families and adults. Participate in religious services (we’re fully egalitarian). Attend a class or Lunch & Learn. Join our Purim spiel cast. Chop vegetables at a Cooking Day for the hungry. Play softball or enjoy “Vodka and Latkes” with friends. No one goes away hungry from Shaarei Tikvah, especially from our weekly Shabbat Kiddush. We welcome new people, new ideas and new ways of making our services more meaningful. Rabbi Baldachin, Rachel Mann, our Education Director and Robin Goldberg, our Executive Director, are happy to meet with prospective members. Call the office for an appointment. Come visit for services, attend an activity and explore a community where you can feel at home. — 89 —


Shalom Hartman Institute of North America New York Headquarters 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1450 New York, NY 10115 Telephone: 212-268-0300 Website: https://hartman.org.il/NA Email: info@shalomhartman.org Shalom Hartman Institute of North America enriches the resources, vision, and commitment of the leaders and change agents who shape the future of Jewish life in North America. By convening professional and lay leaders of major communal organizations at seminars and conferences and through national cohort programs, SHI North America empowers Jewish leaders to develop new approaches to addressing the deep challenges facing their communities today. Through text study, peer learning, and interdenominational dialogue, the Institute is shaping a future for North American Jewry of intellectual renaissance and renewed inspiration. SHI North America serves the Jewish community in three key ways: • Producing scholarship that responds to the big questions facing contemporary North American Jewry through its independent creative research center. • Collaborating with Jewish organizations to develop and implement leadership training programs, seminars, and conferences to address the major challenges facing the Jewish people today. • Convening community leaders, including rabbis, educators, and lay leaders, around essential Jewish conversations through targeted and public programs.

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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.Shamesjcc.org E-mail: info@Shamesjcc.org Director: Andrew Ergas 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) River Friends Day Camp (ages turning 2-5) 914-366-7898 The Shames 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

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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 E-Mail: mbarzilai550@gmail.com Cantor: Amy Goldstein E-Mail: sfscantoramy@gmail.com 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. — 92 —


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 offers the best of modern education in a joyful, nurturing, values-based Jewish community. The program offers rigorous academics K-12; state-ofthe-art engineering and entrepreneurship, athletics, and arts programs; personalized attention within a strong community; and outstanding college placement. The unique senior year features an unforgettable eightweek travel experience for all students and an individualized internship program.

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Sprout Westchester 500 Yorktown Road (Route 129) Croton On Hudson, NY 10520 Phone: 914-271-7563 Director: Cathy Deutchman Website: sproutwestchester.org E-Mail: camp@sproutwestchester.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 in Northern Westchester. Children entering Pre-K through 6th grade have an opportunity to build a positive sense of self and Jewish identity while having fun and engaging in a wide variety of great programming. Families will form community through weekly Shabbat gatherings during the summer at camp and be reconnected 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 and nature center, challenge course, theater studio and plenty of open green space. The Westchester Jewish Council connects, convenes and safeguards 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. — 94 —


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

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

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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: Dr. Sandra Spingarn School Administrator: Sharon Pollock Early Childhood Director: Davida Fried The Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park is an Orthodox yeshiva featuring a full-time, year- round 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 507 New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-447-6070 Fax: 212-447-9211 Website: www.telavivfoundation.org E-Mail: elizabeth.cohen@telavivfoundation.org US Operations Director: Elizabeth Cohen 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. — 96 —


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 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 from preventing the creation of one synagogue community. Families of every configuration and singles are welcome. Although affiliated with the Reform movement, Temple Beth Abraham holds Shabbat and Holiday services in both Reform and Conservative modes in separate sacred spaces. The energy that results permeates all activities, from an innovative religious school to a communal commitment to social justice. 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. 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.

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

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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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: Elizabeth Sternlieb Nursery School Director: Hope Blauner Executive Director: Gennifer Kelly Temple Beth El is a Reform Jewish congregation that seeks to engage in participatory prayer (avodah), lifelong learning (talmud torah), social justice (tzedek) and sacred connection (kehilah) as paths to Jewish commitment. Temple Beth El is a home where we may celebrate our joys and share our sorrows and find meaning through our contribution to the greater good. Temple Beth El strives to be an inclusive and responsive community, offering comfort, joy, friendship and support to our members. We appreciate the rich diversity of the Jewish community and invite all who seek a connection to Jewish Life to join us. Equally important is our strong commitment to the larger community, both Jewish and non-Jewish, locally, nationally, around the world, and in Israel, which is linked to us through history and faith. We encourage participation of interfaith couples and families as well as people of all backgrounds, ages, financial means, sexual orientations and gender identities. We welcome children and adults with disabilities and their families. We strive to ensure that our programs and facilities are accessible to all and to accommodate special needs, all while pursuing sustainable and environmentally friendly methods. At Beth El, we are a community of families and individuals who seek to utilize Jewish tradition to gain meaning, comfort and mission in our lives. We seek to offer a sacred space in which God may be found within and between each and every one of us. — 99 —


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: Laurie Gold Cantorial Soloist: Leah Hepner Religious School Principal: Laurie Gold Executive Director: Suanne Ritchey 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 includes a 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: 914-479-5360 Fax: 914-479-5364 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: 845-622-3810 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 Interim Senior Rabbi: Matt Futterman Rabbi: Ari Isenberg-Grzeda Interim Cantor: Shoshi Levin Goldberg Cantor Emeritus: Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson Ritual Director: Rabbi Dina Shargel Executive Director: Martin Greenberg Nursery School Director: Patty Goldstick Director of Family Engagement: Avi Marcovitz Director of Religious School: Lisa Schwartz Director of Inclusion: Michelle Steinhart Director of Teen Engagement: Melissa Berman 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. — 102 —


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 Senior Rabbi: Scott Weiner Cantor: Randall Schloss Rabbi and Director of Congregational Learning: Elizabeth Nichols Executive Director: Anita Aronoff Religious School Principal: Rebecca Elkus-Ferst Director of Kehillah Early Childhood School: Laurie Thomas Director of Camp Pinebrook: Jesse Gallop Rabbi Emeritus: Amiel Wohl Temple Israel of New Rochelle is a community that adds meaning and purpose to modern lives through an inclusive approach to Judaism. We live Jewish values in our worship, celebration, lifelong learning and Tikkun Olam – the repair of the world. Temple Israel makes a difference in the many lives it touches through our varied and inspirational worship services; innovative religious school, early childhood program and day camp; interfaith and interracial community outreach; adult education offerings; active youth groups; and support for Israel.

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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: Lauren Philips Fogelman 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 350 member families and a history of over 70 years serving the many towns and villages of Northern Westchester including Croton, Briarcliff Manor, Cortlandt Manor, Millwood, Ossining, Peekskill, Pleasantville, Yorktown Heights and Somers.

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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: raronovitch@templest.org Senior Rabbi: David A. Greenberg Associate Rabbi: Jason Nevarez Interim Executive Director: Roberta Aronovitch Interim Director of Education: Elizabeth Marlowe 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 Conservative 300 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830 Phone: 203-869-7191 Fax: 203-661-4811 Website: www.templesholom.com E-Mail: info@templesholom.com Rabbi: Mitchell M. Hurvitz Assistant Rabbi/Youth Director: Chaya Bender Cantor: Sandy Bernstein Ritual Director: Ezra Konigsberg Executive Director: Eileen Robin Associate Executive Director: Lori Baden Director of Congregational Learning: Barry Gruber Nursery School Director: David Cohen Temple Sholom is a warm and inclusive multigenerational congregation that welcomes families and individuals from both Westchester and Fairfield Counties. We offer a one-of-akind early childhood experience at the Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School, and an interactive approach to religious education for grades Pre-K through 7th grade at the Temple Sholom Learning Center. We provide a variety of adult education programming in the form of guest speakers, classes and study groups, in addition to social action volunteer opportunities that benefit the larger community. Temple Sholom’s Jewish Network of Young Couples is also a great resource for younger couples (with or without children) to connect through social activities such as wine tastings, bowling and game nights.

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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 2 0 0 6, Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester has been welcoming a delegation of 7 active duty combat officers and reservists 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/reservists 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 Nor thern Westchester, 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/reservists are housed by host families in our community. They also have 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 dinner, host a parlor meeting, drive, attend outings, or join a committee. While in our community, our guests 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! — 107 —


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 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. UJA’s 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’s Westchester communities — such as the Business and Professional Division, Westchester Women, Venture Philanthropy Groups, J-Teen Leadership, volunteer and travel opportunities for people of all ages, 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. — 108 —


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. — 109 —


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: csanders@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 1000 clients daily in its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus facilities — a 296-bed nursing and rehabilitation center staffed with Burke Rehabilitation pro-fessionals; Willow Towers Assisted Living residence, The Beverly and Alfred J. Green Pavillion; Willow Gardens, Westchester’s only nonprofit assisted living residence catering to those exclusively with Alzheimer’s and related dementias; Meadow Lane and 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 United Synagogue Youth – METNY Region Website: https://usy.org/ E-Mail : dkoas@uscj.org Regional Director: Daniel Koas NATIV College Leadership Program Website: https://www.nativ.org/ E-mail: nativ@uscj.org Director: Yossi Garr, Director Conservative Yeshiva Website: http://www.conservativeyeshiva.org/ E-Mail: israel@uscj.org Executive Director: Dr. Stephen Arnoff

The Metropolitan New York District (METNY) of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) represents and serves the needs of nearly 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. About USCJ - Our Mission We strengthen kehillot - Jewish communities inside and outside the walls of a synagogue. We are the network that ensures there are thriving centers of Jewish practice across North America, Israel, and beyond that celebrate both tradition and contemporary life. Together, we demonstrate what an authentic and dynamic Judaism looks like, inspire people to be a part of it, and advance its critical role in the world. — 111 —


Westchester Board of Rabbis c/o Community Synagogue of Rye 200 Forest Ave. Rye, NY 10580 Phone: 914-967-6262 E-Mail: danielgropper@me.com President: Rabbi Daniel Gropper 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. Activities include celebrations of major Jewish holidays, Shabbat meals, monthly presentations by experts on issues of Jewish concern, member-led 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 Rosenbaum Principal Grades 1 - 5: Naomi Lev Principal Grades 6 - 8: Amy Ament Admissions Director: Judy Ney Westchester Day School is a toddler-8th grade Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual-curriculum Jewish Day School serving the greater Westchester area. Set on a bucolic 26-acre campus on the Long Island Sound, the school has been educating children since 1948. With almost 400 students, the educational environment is child-centered and the pedagogy is research-based to provide the greatest opportunity for children to learn and grow academically, spiritually and emotionally. Our graduates are making a difference in the Jewish community and the world.

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

Westchester Jewish Community Calendar at

www.wjcouncil.org

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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 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.

Visit the Westchester Jewish Council online at

www.wjcouncil.org

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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 Email: info@wjcenter.org Rabbi: Jeffrey Segelman Assistant Rabbi: Adir Yolkut Cantor: Ethan Goldberg Executive Director: David Goldstein Educational Director: Aleza Kulp Early Childhood Director: Ann Pardes Teen Engagement Director: Adam Bender Social Media Coordinator: Katie Schlientz 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 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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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: Seth Diamond 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 20,0 0 0 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: info@wrtemple.org Senior Rabbi: Jonathan E. Blake Senior Cantor: Jill Abramson Associate Rabbi: David E. Levy Associate Cantor: Amanda Kleinman Assistant Rabbi: Daniel Reiser Associate Cantor: Mia Fram Davidson Rabbi Emeritus: Richard Jacobs Executive Director: Eli Kornreich Early Childhood Center Director: Susan Tolchin Assistant Educator: Felicia Block WRT offers creative and traditional educational and worship opportunities for all ages and backgrounds. Our Early Childhood Center (with over 160 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. — 119 —


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.

Westchester/Fairfield Association of   Temple Educators – WATE c/o Larchmont Temple 75 Larchmont Avenue Larchmont NY 10538 Phone: 914-834-6120 E-Mail: erudin@larchmonttemple.org Chairpersons: Rabbi Eve Rudin and Melissa Cohavi

WA TE i s a p r o fe s s i o n a l o r g a n i z a ti o n 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 biennial Kallah, a professional learning morning for all teachers in Reform congregations belonging to WATE. — 120 —


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 Associate Rabbi/Educator: Rabbi Mara Young President: Andrew Farber Office Coordinator: Liz Rauchwerger Director of Youth Engagement: Lily Mandell E-Mail: youth@wct.org We are hundreds of individuals and families, all 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. We believe that an understanding of and an appreciation for differences – age, color, disability, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression – lead to healthy and inclusive communities. We believe that by respecting all people and hearing all voices - by celebrating our shared humanity – we make better decisions for ourselves and for the communities we serve. Woodlands Community Temple is a warm, welcoming, diverse and egalitarian Reform Jewish congregation. We take a progressive approach to Jewish life, integrating a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights of contemporary life. 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. Our Westchester Workmen’s Circle School brings together hands-on Jewish Cultural learning, social justice activism, holiday celebrations, music & art, B’nei Mitzvas and much more. Our program is designed for kids ages 5 -13. 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/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 2017, we celebrated our 65th anniversary.

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

Celebrate Israel Parade

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 Orthodox 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 The Young Israel of White Plains may be Westchester’s most diverse Orthodox synagogue, encompassing Modern Orthodox, Yeshivish, those new or returning to Judaism, and more. At YIWP, all find a warm, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere. Our members are united by our commitment to community and Ahavat Yisrael. Our schedule of weekly classes includes Daf Yomi, Chumash, Gemara, Jewish practice, Teen learning, and more. We have an active youth program for children of all ages including Shabbat morning groups. We assist with all religious needs and services, including adoptions and conversions. — 125 —


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 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 Sprout Westchester Day Camp in Croton-on-Hudson, NY and Pride in Israel, an Israel summer program for LGBTQ teens and allies. 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 (Glatt Kosher) 3718 Henry Hudson Parkway, 12th Floor Riverdale, NY 10463

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 excellent 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, please visit mjhs.org.

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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 2019)

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 Hudson Valley Office One Park Place, Suite 100 Peekskill, NY 10566 Phone: (914) 734-1532 Fax: (914) 734-1673 — 128 —


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 Hudson Valley Office PO Box 749 Yonkers, NY 10710 845-875-4585

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 2426 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) — 129 —


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/ — 130 —


Attorney General Letitia James 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 STATE SENATE District 34 Alessandra Biaggi Email: abiaggi@nysenate.gov Albany Office Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-3595 District Office TBD Website: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators District 35 Andrea Stewart-Cousins Email: scousins@nysenate.gov Albany Office 188 State Street Legislative Office Building Room 907 Albany, NY 12247 Phone: (518) 455-2585 Fax: (518) 426-6811 District Office 28 Wells Avenue Building 3 Yonkers, NY 10701 Phone: (914) 423-4031 Fax: (914) 423-0979 Website: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ andrea-stewart-cousins — 131 —


District 36 Jamaal T. Bailey Email: bailey@nysenate.gov ALBANY OFFICE Legislative Office Building Room 707 Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-2061 DISTRICT OFFICE 959 East 233rd St. Bronx, NY 10466-3207 Phone: 718-547-8854 MOUNT VERNON OFFICE 250 S 6th Ave. Mount Vernon, NY 10550 Phone: 914-699-1895 Website: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/ jamaal-t-bailey District 37 Shelley B. Mayer Email: smayer@nysenate.gov Albany Office Legislative Office Building, Room 615 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 Website: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators shelley-mayer District 38 David Carlucci Email: carlucci@nysenate.gov Albany Office 181 State Street, 815 Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Phone: 518-455-2991 Fax: 518-426-6737

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OSSINING DISTRICT OFFICE 2 Church Street Ossining, NY 10562 Phone: 914-941-2041 Fax: 914-941-2054 Website: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/ david-carlucci District 40 Peter B. Harckham Email: harckham@nysenate.gov District Office TBD Albany Office Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247 Website: https://www.nysenate.gov/senators

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 422 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-5585 Email: PaulinA@nyassembly.gov Web Site: http://nyassembly.gov/mem/ Amy-Paulin

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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 845 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-5291 Fax: 518-455-5447 Email: PretloJ@nyassembly.gov https://nyassembly.gov/mem/J-Gary-Pretlow Nader Sayegh (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:518-455-5499 Email: SayeghN@nyassembly.gov Website https://nyassembly.gov/mem/ Assembly-District-90 Steven Otis (D) 91AD District Office 222 Grace Church Street Port Chester, NY 10573 914-939-7028 Fax: 914-939-7167 Albany Office LOB 327 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-4897 Email: OtisS@nyassembly.gov Website: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Steven-Otis

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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 Website: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/ Thomas-J-Abinanti 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 Website: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/ David-Buchwald Kevin M. Byrne (R) 94AD District Office 3 Starr Ridge Rd. Suite 204 Brewster, NY 10509 845-278-2923 Fax: 845-278-2926 Albany Office LOB 629 Albany, NY 12248 518-455-5783 Email: ByrneK@nyassembly.gov Website: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/ Kevin-M-Byrne

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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 Website: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/ Sandy-Galef

WESTCHESTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE BRANCH County Executive George Latimer 900 Michaelian Building 148 Martine Ave. White Plains, NY 10601 Email :ce@westchestergov.com http://www.westchestergov.com Phone: 914-995-2900 Fax: 914-995-3133 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 — 136 —


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 Kitley S. Covill (D) Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers Phone: (914) 995-2810 District Three Margaret A. Cunzio (R) Mount Pleasant, North Castle, Pleasantville Phone: (914) 995-2847 District Four Michael B. Kaplowitz (D) New Castle, Somers, Yorktown Phone: (914) 995-2848 District Five Benjamin Boykin (Chairman) (D) White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison Phone: (914) 995-2827 District Six Nancy E. Barr (D) Harrison, Port Chester, Rye Brook Phone: (914) 995-2834

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District Seven Catherine Parker (Majority Leader) (D) Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont, part of New Rochelle, part of Harrison Phone: (914) 995-2802 District Eight Alfreda A. Williams (Vice Chair) (D) Elmsford, Greenburgh, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Phone: (914) 995-2833 District Nine Catherine Borgia (D) Briarcliff Manor, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining, Peekskill Phone: (914) 995-2812 District Ten Damon R. Maher (D) Eastchester, New Rochelle, Tuckahoe Phone: (914) 995-2817 District Eleven Terry Clements (D) New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor Phone: (914) 995-2826 District Twelve Mary Jane Shimsky (Majority Whip) (D) Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington Phone: (914) 995-2821 District Thirteen Lyndon Williams (D) Mount Vernon Phone: (914) 995-2837

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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 Christopher A. Johnson (D) Yonkers Phone: (914) 995-2829 District Seventeen Virginia Perez (D) Yonkers Phone: (914) 995-2846

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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

Thank you to the Westchester Jewish Council

Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. WESTCHESTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Paid for by Friends of Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.

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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

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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@nyassembly.gov

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WESTCHESTER JEWISH COUNCIL Thank you for your great service!

Assemblyman STEVE OTIS

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Soosh

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Eden Kosher Foods FRESH MEAT PREPARED FOODS CATERING

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HEALTH SERVICES

Calvary Hospital is also available in the comfort of your home, , casa, , , and

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Calvary@Home: Expert Home Care and Hospice Whether a person is in active treatment or in need of end-of-life care, Calvary@Home brings its expert palliative care into the home setting for patients with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses. It’s no wonder that patients and their families throughout New York - from Borough Park, Riverdale and Monsey to The 5 Towns and Scarsdale - have consistently made Calvary@Home their choice for home care and hospice. Calvary@ Home. It’s one of the many reasons why Calvary Hospital is Where Life Continues. Call and speak with one of our nurses today at (718) 518-2465.

CalvaryCare SM is made possible by the generosity of our supporters.

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

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Coping with a child’s illness just a got a little easier. CHAI LIFELINE OFFERS: • Kosher meals delivered to home or hospital • Transportation assistance • Tutoring and educational assistance • Programs for moms, dads and siblings • Retreats, respite and recreation • Big Brothers and Sisters • Insurance advocacy • Medically-supervised overnight summer camps • 12 regional offices providing support around the world

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General Contractors in West Harrison, NY www.homeadvisor.com

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

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

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Jackson Lewis P.C. proudly supports

Westchester Jewish Council With more than 850 attorneys in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer-employee relationship.

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

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City Czar For Anti-Semitism?

Jewish pol makes call in wake of rash of incidents.

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Delaware suit charges rental giant with redlining for West Bank boycott. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at the police this week, calling “Case 4000” a “fixed game” and claiming that the police had cooked up the charges even before the investigation started. GET T Y I MAGES

Constitutional Crisis On Horizon? As corruption probes swirl, no political playbook suggests what might happen if Netanyahu is indicted.

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X-Ray Vision On Russian Jewry

Play explores late-’60s Soviet Jewish identity.

Arts 32 24 Opinion 34 Arts Guide 36 Travel

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el Aviv — It has a familiar ring. A head of state railing at a formal investigation into his alleged cor corruption and complaining that it’s part of a witch-hunt. In response, legal scholars and political commentators warn of a constitutional crisis. It might sound like the tug-of-war between President Donald Trump and the Justice Department or the FBI. But something similar is actually playing out

here after Israel’s police department recommended this week that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, be indicted on allegations of taking bribes. It marks the third time this year the police have called for criminal prosecution of the prime minister. The probe, nicknamed “Case 4000,” involves a police allegation that Netanyahu ensured that Israeli regulatory policy favored Bezeq, Israel’s telephone monopoly, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars; in return, Bezeq’s controlling

Media Summit’s Goal: Advocacy Or Access?

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Government Press Office and 150 journalists and bloggers who met in Jerusalem last week had differing views. Gary Rosenblatt Editor and Publisher

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erusalem — It’s rare to find Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a good, even jovial mood, when tak taking questions from the press. Between As one of 150 participants the Lines

from 30 countries at a Government Press Office-sponsored Jewish media conference held here last week, I marveled as the prime minister enjoyed engaging with our group, getting a big laugh when, interrupting the first questioner’s reference to “mainstream media,” he responded: “What’s that?” Continued on page 7

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amuel Silber, the founder of a ridesharing company in Israel, said he depends “100 percent on Airbnb” for help in renting a spare room in his home, which is located in the Israeli West Bank settlement of Rechelim near Ariel.

Airbnb is being accused of violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against Jews in the West Bank. Two weeks ago, Airbnb, the popular San Francisco-based internet hospitality company that rents homes and rooms in residential buildings worldwide, launched a boycott of all Jewish-owned vacation rental properties in the West Bank. Property in West Bank non-Israeli and nonJewish settlements and dwellings are not affected, nor are listings from the Palestinian Authority, where Jews are barred from purchasing land on penalty of death. “It means we will now have to use different channels and find our own people [to rent],” said Silber, 40, who moved to Israel in 1981 from Forest Hills, Queens. Continued on page 20

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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

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