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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.

Discount Theater Tickets

Discount Theater Tickets

One Family.  Under God.  Divisible.

Extreme loss shakes a Texas family as it comes to terms with a tragic act of violence. In the midst of widespread media attention, their story becomes an allegory for the national debate over religion, tolerance, and the seedlings of hate. With humor and resilience, they will confront the ghosts of the past and discover the brutal universal truths that define the American family in the 21st century.

Jerry Orbach Theater, The Theater Center

1627 Broadway, NYC 10019

Previews begin June 17

Special Offer:
$35 (reg. $49) for previews June 17 – 25

$39 (reg. $59) post opening 

ONLINE: Visit and use code CSGENERAL
PHONE: Call 877-250-2929 and mention code CSGENERAL

Restrictions: Phone and Online Service Fees will be applied at checkout.  Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase.  Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or changed at any time.

Compliments of VAN CORTLANDT JEWISH CENTER; Bronx, NY 10463

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.