Westchester Jewish Council

Annual Jewish Culture Fest On Tap

08/10/2015 - 20:00

Whether you want to listen to Jewish music, join in Israeli dancing, shop for Jewish art, or simply spend a Sunday afternoon enveloped in Jewish culture, the 41st annual Westchester Jewish Music and Arts Festival, at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, New York, is the place to be this Sunday.

The 41st Annual Westchester Jewish Music and Arts Festival.

Honoring A ‘Big-Tent’ Guy

Marking Forchheimer’s 10 years at helm of expanding Westchester Jewish Council.

01/19/2015 - 19:00
Westchester Correspondent

It doesn’t seem like false modesty when Elliot Forchheimer reluctantly agrees to an interview prior to his star turn as the honoree this weekend at the upcoming Westchester Jewish Council.

Forchheimer: “Bridge for the entire community.”

Fair Brings Together Schools, Camps

03/31/2014 - 20:00
Westchester Correspondent

The problem is well known: declining numbers of non-Orthodox Jews, an increase in intermarriage and eroding interest, especially among young Jews, in affiliation with traditional Jewish institutions.

Keeping Vigilant In A Tranquil Time

Synagogues and law enforcement work together to prepare for security threats.

01/20/2014 - 19:00
Westchester Correspondent

The fact that Westchester’s Jewish community has been spared serious threats — so far — is no reason to relax one’s guard.

With this in mind, the Westchester Jewish Council held a workshop earlier this month on security for the county’s Jewish organizations and law enforcement professionals.

A security workshop sponsored by the council. Photo courtesy Westchester Jewish Council

Lives Dedicated to Service

Westchester Jewish Council honors two powerhouses of the county’s Jewish Community.

01/06/2014 - 19:00
Westchester Correspondent

One of Martine Fleishman’s most powerful memories is accompanying her mother on tzedakah rounds for Jewish causes during her Johannesburg childhood. For Nancy Zaro, meeting UJA Federation speaker, Elaine Winik, as a 16-year-old triggered an ambition to pursue a career in the Jewish institutional world.

Nancy Zaro, left, and Martine Fleishman
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