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Great Raffle Prizes! Get your tickets here!

Great Raffle Prizes! Get your tickets here!

There are some great prizes available for the raffle at the VCJC Annual Bazaar & Carnival on Sunday, November 12, 2017!

The drawing will be at approximately 3:00 PM. You need not be present to win.  Be sure we have your phone number on the tickets and we will contact you if you win.

Top Prize: Dyson V-6 Cordless Vacuum ($550 value)

2nd Prize: Samsung 32″ HD Smart TV

3rd Prize: NuWave “as seen on tv” Cooking System

4th Prize: Fire 7 Tablet (8G) with Alexa

                       …more prizes to be added.

Raffle tickets can be mailed to you upon request, just call the VCJC office at 718-884-6105. Tickets can also be picked up at the VCJC office at 3880 Sedgwick Ave., Bronx, NY 10463. And, of course, raffles can be purchased at the VCJC Annual Bazaar and Carnival on Sunday, November 12th! Hours are 11 AM to 3 PM. Prices for in person or direct purchase are $1 per ticket or $5 for a book of 6.
For the first time this year, you can also purchase raffle tickets online using PayPal or a Credit Card (via PayPal).   The minimum online purchase is 2 six-ticket books for $11, which includes a $1 convenience fee. We will fill out and enter the tickets for you, no other action will be needed on your part.  See below to get your tickets now!  As they almost say on TV: Get it and Forget it! 

Buy your raffle tickets online here!

Good luck! (You do not need a PayPal account.  You can use a credit card.  We will not see your financial details.)  After adding to cart, you can select multiple 2 book purchases. Please be sure we have your name and phone number, so we can notify you.  (We will get your name from PayPal.)  After completing your purchase you will be taken to a page that will remind of this and will provide an email link to send us the info.
Buy 2 six-ticket raffle books at $11 per pair  
Please note that “Add to Cart” will cause the page to refresh and put you back at the top.  Just scroll down to see the Shopping Cart. 



Sunday, November 12th, 2017

11 am to 3 pm


VCJC's Bazaar and Carnival - Fun for everyone
Vendors, Bric-a-Brac, Hot and Cold Kosher Food,

Magic Shows,

Raffle, Carnival Games, and Prizes,
Information Booths with Giveaways,
Silent Auction
Mark your calendar for a great day
of fun, shopping, good food, and good friends.
Vendors: If you are interested in a table at the Bazaar you can download a Vendors Contract, or contact the office at 718-884-6105

We have some great prizes for the Raffle, including a Dyson vacuum, a Samsung smart TV, a NuWave cooking system, and a Fire tablet.  See this post for more information and to get your raffle tickets.

Annual Journal Gala a Success, Journal now online

Annual Journal Gala a Success, Journal now online

Our annual Journal has been published and, for the first time, we were able to offer ads in color.  The result was even more impressive than usual and was well received.  You can see a copy of the full Journal as a pdf (in a new window).  If you placed an ad, but did not get your own copy of the Journal and would like one, please let the office know.  Members and other local individuals can pick up a copy at the office.  Businesses that generously took ads will automatically receive their own copy.

We had a successful annual Gala at the Riverdale K Grill House on Sunday, June 25.  Photos of the event are available online and copies can be ordered.

Ten Times Chai Book features VCJC

Ten Times Chai Book features VCJC


Inspired by his own heritage and dedicated to the Holocaust survivors he met on his journeys, Michael Weinstein gives readers a tour of 180 beautiful synagogues throughout the boroughs of New York City. For two years, Michael's desire to learn as much as he could moved him to visit synagogues in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. This coffee table book's 613 photos represent each of the mitzvot, or commandments, of Judaism in the Torah. Michael shares the dates that these stunning synagogues were founded as well as their names, including their English translations. Enjoy the journey this photo book will take you on through some of New York City's most historic and lovely synagogues.


The following Bronx Synagogues are featured in this great coffee table book:


  • Albert Einstein Synagogue Congregation Birkat Shmuel

  • Kingsbridge Center of Israel

  • Van Cortlandt Jewish Center

  • Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale

  • Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Jewish Center


The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center is selling this book for $36 (list price $39.95). If we sell 20 books the author will let us keep a % of the money collected.

Annual Journal Gala

Annual Journal Gala

We will be having our Annual Journal Gala (formerly called our Journal Dinner) on June 25, 2017 at noon.

Our honorees this year are Brad Silver, Exec. VP of the Bronx Jewish Community Council (BJCC) and The BJCC, in appreciation for the wonderful work they do for the Bronx community.

The Gala will be held at the Riverdale K Grill, 5693 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471.  There will be a buffet luncheon and a cash bar.  Cost is $100 per person and reservations are open through June 14.  Please contact the office to make reservations.

Using the Event Calendar

Using the Event Calendar

You will find our events, including service and candle lighting times, both on our Events & Schedules page and on the Events and Service Times sidebar.  You can select what categories to display on the calendar by using the FIND EVENTS drop down at the top of the calendar.  The current event categories are: Candles, Community Event, Meeting, and Services. On the calendar, you can hover your mouse over the name of the event to see more information, such as the time. On both the calendar and the sidebar you can click on the event name to see full information.