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RJC Community

New to the RJC Community?  Please let the welcoming committee know at  To sign up for email from the Young Couples Minyan, email

We look forward to meeting you!

Elianna Mitnick & Sheri Rotenberg, Co-Chairs RJC Welcoming Committee

Community Events

Defensive Driving Class at the RJC Monday December 17th 6:45PM. There will be a Defensive Driving Class at the Riverdale Jewish Center downstairs in the Hashkomo Room on Monday December 17th at 6:45 pm. By attending this class you will $ave 10% on your auto insurance liability & collision coverages for the next 3 years. You can also reduce up to 4 points on your driver license as per DMV rules. Cost is $60 per person payable by check or cash at the class. For reservations or more information please call Harry Schonfeld 718-339-1300 or emailo


Community Announcements and Job Postings

SAR 50th Jubilee Celebration

SAR is thrilled to announce the 50th Jubilee Celebration, Motzaei Shabbat, January 12th, at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, a community-wide event inviting all those parents, parents of alumni, grandparents, community leaders, and graduates of SAR who have been connected to the school over the past 50 years. Please join us for this SpectAculaR community-wide milestone, including a Special Founders' Tribute for Blu & Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, Erica & Ludwig Jesselson z"l, and Lucy & Edmond z"l Lang. Please go to to get your tickets.


SAR Academy Speakers And Thought Leaders— Sparking the Conversation:

12/17 at 8 PM—Why Adolescence is Hard and Must Be

1/15 at 8 PM—Role Models in the Educational Setting



The Riverdale Rising Stars presents "Newsies" at the Riverdale Y

Saturday, December 8 @8pm, Sunday, December 9 @3pm

Saturday, December 15 @8pm, Sunday, December 16 @3pm


Gemach of Riverdale —  Interest Free Loans

Gemach of Riverdale provides interest free loans to members of the Riverdale community. For more information contact the Gemach confidentially at or 917-408-3035.


Yesh Tikva’s “Fertility Friends” Individualized Peer-to-Peer Support

Are you looking for a friend on a similar fertility journey? To find individualized support sign up for Fertility Friends! Fertility Friends is under the direction of Dr. Talia Hindin. Dr. Hindin is a licensed clinical psychologist with a PsyD from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.” -from the Yesh Tikva website,


Looking for Career advisement or Job Networking?  Please contact Howard Millendorf 718-796-5850 or for the opportunities below:

American Express- Contracts Manager- Consultant- $40/hour

Jobs for Not for Profit: Director of Development- 1/ OHEL 2/ American Jewish Committee 3/CHAI Lifeline

CONTROLLER - Beth Rivka Schools- Brooklyn- 85-90K

Counseling Center Director- Sephardic BIKUR Cholim - Bklyn 90-120K

Yeshiva University- Construction/Maintenance/food Service jobs. Please check for more information.


Be a Match

A former member of our congregation is in desperate need of a kidney transplant, blood type A or O.  If you or anyone you know may be interested in helping save this life please have them call Renewal at 718-431-9831 ext. 209, and tell them your inquiry is about patient R23350, or email them at  All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation. 


Bone Marrow and Blood/Platelet Donations

Calling all 18 — 44 year olds: A member of our community is in need of a bone marrow transplant.  In order to undergo this life-saving procedure, he needs a match. Please go to to join the online bone marrow registry and to order a cheek swab kit.  This member is also in need of regular platelet and blood transfusions (type O).  For more information or to make an appointment, please call Joe Licata - 212-639-8177 or email



Community Mikvah Hours

*Fri night: 40 min after candle lighting for half an hour. No appointment needed, but please be on time.

Beginning August 17: Sun-Thurs: 8:30-10:30 PM

Beginning August 17: Saturday night hours will be 9:00-10:30 PM.

For further information, call 718-549-8336.

**The Mikvah closes promptly at 10:30 PM. Please plan accordingly.

Keilim Mikvah: 7:00 AM — 6:00 PM.


In order to maintain our Mikvah, we need your support. The general maintenance and daily operation of the Mikvah depends upon financial support from the entire community. As we look towards the new year, let us aim for 100% community participation in our membership drive.
Visit to pay your membership online


Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3 Tevet 5779