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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

Lamdeinu Post Sukkot learning- Keep your post-Sukkot inspiration going strong with Lamdeinu’s jam-packed Fall semester! Ever wanted to understand Yitzchak Avinu better? Learn parshanut on Sefer Bereishit as an adult? Study Sefer Yehoshua in depth? Delve into Talmud and Halakhah? Learn on Rosh Chodesh and then celebrate it? Prepare for Chanukah through a Torah lens?Join Lamdeinu for all this and more! Classes begin on Monday, October 8th and are offered Monday through Thursday mornings in Beth Aaron in Teaneck and Tuesday evenings at Mount Sinai Jewish Center in Washington Heights. Please visit our website for a full list of classes and register today! www.lamdeinu.orgLamdeinu, a center for Jewish learning founded by Dean Rachel Friedman, is located at Congregation Beth Aaron, 950 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, NJ. Classes begin on Monday, October 8th and are offered Monday through Thursday mornings in Beth Aaron in Teaneck and Tuesday evenings at Mount Sinai Jewish Center in Washington Heights. Please visit our website for a full list of classes and register today! www.lamdeinu.orgLamdeinu, a center for Jewish learning founded by Dean Rachel Friedman, is located at Congregation Beth Aaron, 950 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, NJ.

NY NCSY Over the Edge  New York NCSY “Over the Edge” Event-October 21st 2018. Want to repel down the side of a NY building? Want do to it for a great cause? Help Support New York NCSY and go “over the edge” by raising money to repel down a Long Island building.


TABC Open House The open house will take place at TABC, 1600 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from

9AM- 12:30pm. Breakfast and Academic Fair begin at 9:00 am. Pre-register at are now being accepted and can be completed online at  For further information, contact or call 201-837-7696 x 607


SAR ARTS Join us at SAR Academy from 11/11-11/13 for ARTS EDJE, an Institute for Excellence-Driven ARTS in Jewish Education. ARTS EDJE is committed to nurturing high quality student work in the ARTS, cultivating joyful appreciation for the ARTS, giving children meaningful opportunities to impact community through the ARTS, and believing that we can engender students’ enjoyment, engagement, and competency in the ARTS. The SAR ARTS EDJE Institute will offer diverse approaches to engage with the ARTS through distinct ARTS disciplines, ARTS classes and experiences for personal inspiration, thought-provoking keynotes, guided time to concretize work in the ARTS back home, and opportunities to informally network with colleagues across the nation. The conference will be held from Sunday, November 11 - Tuesday, November 13 at SAR Academy, Riverdale, New York. For registration information, please visit, or contact Sharon Marson at or at 718-548-1717 x1212.

Frisch School Open House The Frisch School, located in Paramus, NJ, invites all 8th graders and their parents to our Open House on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Come and experience the innovative formal and informal educational opportunities provided to our students that foster their individualized intellectual and religious growth. (Kindly register at

Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) invites you to join us at our Open House on Sunday, November 11th at 9:30 am. Register online at more information, please contact Jono Fuchs, Director of Admissions at or 212-960-5400 x6676.

THE IDEA SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 8th Graders and their families are invited to join us for The Idea School's open house on Sunday November 11th, 2018, 3 Kislev 5779. The school is located at the JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Avenue Tenafly, NJ 07676. Program from 1:00PM – 3:30PM. Register online at Experience our unique model of passion and inquiry based learning and chart your own path!

Riverdale Y Sarah Lily Adoption Fund-As part of our mission to strengthen families, and promote Jewish identity and continuity, The Riverdale Y has established the Sarah Lily Fund for Adoption with the help of a loving family who wanted to pursue this important path. The fund provides two $5,000 grants annually to help Jewish families being formed by adoption. Applications must be in by November 30. For more information please visit


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

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.

Attention residents of Riverdale & Yonkers
The MTA Bridges and Tunnels is closing the Henry Hudson Bridge pedestrian pathway for 19 months beginning October 20, 2018. This will cut off Riverdale residents to Inwood park and the Hudson River Greenway.  You can help by:

Joining the Facebook Page called “Henry Hudson Greenway” and spread the link to your friends.

Attend the TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Committee meeting on Thursday Sept 20 at 7PM and request a pathway be kept open during construction. The meeting will be held at the following location:

Ethical Culture Fieldston School - 3901 Fieldston Road in the Student Commons at 7:00 PM

Email us at  to see how you can become a member of our team

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


Dan Harelick Studio Art 2018 Summer Clay Camp

Hand building sculpting, wheel throwing.  Small Groups in a sun-filled studio.  Email Dan Harelick at or call 917-209-5644 for more information.


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.


Carlos and Gabby's Riverdale, Bronx

Kosher Mexican Restaurant

We are looking to hire full and part time workers.

Manager/ Asst Manager/ Counter/ Porter/ Fry Cook

Please email resumes to or call 646-361-0119


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5 Kislev 5779