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As the sun was about to set Thursday, March 26, the Goldrich family of five gathered around a laptop in their Edgemont home, poised to celebrate youngest son Henry’s bar mitzvah service. But it was not a typical ceremony. Instead, the simcah took place online with 154 guests tuning in via Zo…

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Father Thomas Lynch likes to walk around the parking lot of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and pray the rosary. Times are different with social distancing guidelines in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and some days, Lynch said, he feels like he’s “living a little more like a monk” than …

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On Sunday, March 8, Scarsdale Synagogue held a Purim celebration and carnival. Although there were fewer participants than in years past, gathering together to share some Purim silliness, particularly in light of the virus-related concerns, lightened the mood.

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The Maccabi Games have been instrumental in creating lifelong friendships and celebrating Jewish life since 1982, and will continue bringing together teens and families from a diverse range of Jewish communities this summer in Westchester.

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The annual holiday event at Davis Park on Dec. 8 was well attended by friends and neighbors who came out for the hot chocolate, holiday cookies and songs, tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus. Katie Rich led the crowd singing all of the season’s favorite holiday songs. Santa arrived at…

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The worship leaders of the Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Association held an interfaith Thanksgiving service Nov. 24 at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. This year’s sermon was offered by Rabbi Jonathan Blake of Westchester Reform Temple. The event was sponsored by Greenville Community Church,…

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The Temple Israel Center of White Plains welcomed new Senior Rabbi Annie Tucker for her first day of work on July 15. Tucker is taking over for Rabbi Gordon Tucker (no relation) who served as senior rabbi for 24 years before retiring in 2017.

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Over the past few years St. Pius X has been undergoing renovations to make the church and surrounding buildings modern and welcoming. The late Rev. John O’Brien started this initiative, and after his passing the Rev. Francisco Sebastian Bacatan took over. So far the church has renovated the …

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Jazz and show tunes will highlight “Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered,” a cabaret style show June 8 at St. James the Less Church, featuring Dakota Martin and Keiji Ishiguri. Martin, who is the office manager at the church, along with Cheryl Smith, the nursery school director, will turn th…

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The religious education program at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church run by Fr. Thomas A. Lynch, 8th grade and Deanna Ricciardi, 7th grade put on a Christmas pageant in the IHM auditorium Dec. 10.

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Scarsdale resident Daniel Reingold, president and CEO of RiverSpring Health, brought light and love to the Pittsburgh Jewish community Nov. 13 with the gift of a handcrafted menorah from Israel. Reingold was invited to speak to the members of the Jewish Association on Aging following the Tre…

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Rabbi Lester B. Bronstein has been named the new president of the New York Board of Rabbis, the largest interdenominational rabbinic body in the world. Bronstein will be installed as president Thursday, October 25, at Bet Am Shalom, 295 Soundview Ave. in White Plains.

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In February 2017, the JCC of Mid-Westchester and Shames JCC on the Hudson received phoned-in bomb threats that prompted their administrators to evaluate and expand security efforts.

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Rows of tables groaned under the weight of fixings for sandwiches as little children and their parents assembled sandwiches and snacks on a recent Sunday morning at Westchester Reform Temple.