SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
11 am to 3 pm
VAN CORTLANDT JEWISH CENTER’S ANNUAL BAZAAR & CARNIVAL
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.
We’ve added a page with summary information about available housing in Van Cortlandt Village. This part of the Bronx is safe and convenient and has good transportation links, in addition to being reasonably priced. If you are interested in moving here, and maybe joining the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, take a look! MOVING TO VAN CORTLANDT VILLAGE – REAL ESTATE INFO
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.
Van Cortlandt Jewish Center extends its sincere sympathy to Doris Spencer, its good friend, and her family on the tragic loss of her grandchildren.
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.
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.
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.