Community & Resources
The Riverdale Y! is the "town square" of Riverdale. From special services and programs offered in our building, to collaborations with institutions throughout Riverdale and beyond, we are the place for information, referral, and community.
The Riverdale Y Sunday Market
The Riverdale Y Sunday Market runs 9:00 AM–2:00 PM from May through November at Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy-corner of Independence Avenue and West 237th Street. The Market offers fresh, high-quality food grown or produced locally. This family-friendly seasonal market is a community gathering place for shopping and socializing, providing activities for children (and their parents) as well as music and fun! The market also fosters a direct connection between local shoppers and the small-scale farmers and food producers. Riverdale Y members receive a 10% discount with most vendors.
Israel House (IHouse) brings a taste of Israel to Riverdale! From our Sunday Gym-bo programs, to our special Jewish holiday celebrations, to our Hebrew book club — and much more! IHouse creates a place for Israelis, as well as the larger Riverdale/Westchester Jewish community, to connect around their love of Israel. In particular, IHouse supports Israeli families to have a place to gather, celebrate their heritage, and enhance their children’s fluency with their homeland culture and language. Find out about our upcoming programs.
Adoption: The Sarah Lily Fund for Adoption
As part of our mission to strengthen families, build community, and promote Jewish identity and continuity, The Riverdale Y has established the Sarah Lily Fund for Adoption. The fund was created by a loving family who wanted to pursue this important path. It is understood adoption is an expensive undertaking, and the fund provides two $5,000 grants annually to help Jewish families being formed by adoption. Application deadlines are May 15th and November 15th.
Find expert guidance and support at our local Weight Watchers group. With inspiration, encouragement and motivation from other local members, plus tips and advice from a Leader who’s been there, getting healthy couldn’t be simpler. Talk a little, or a lot – the important part is, you’re there and you’ll meet an instant support network of fellow members like you. Even if you don’t say a word, take it all in and get inspired. You’ll be amazed at what you learn. Weight Watchers meets Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings at The Riverdale Y.
Breast Cancer Support Group
In collaboration with SHARE
Sundays, 5:00 PM–6:30 PM on 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/20, 4/3
Ongoing support groups for women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, those still undergoing treatment, and those who have completed treatment. Come share experiences, feelings, and information. For more information, email Bettee Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfaith Teen Initiative
The Riverdale Y is proud to sponsor Interfaith Teen Connections, generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York's Commission on the Jewish People, and in partnership with Congregation Tehillah, Manhattan College, and Al Imam Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center. This initiative
brings together teens from multiple faith and socioeconomic backgrounds. Through community service projects, holiday gatherings, and cultural exchange, our teens learn from one another, work together, establish new friendships and have a lot of fun. Learn more about this exciting initiative by contacting Wendy Levinson at email@example.com.
UJA-Federation of New York
The Riverdale Y is proud to be an agency of UJA-Federation of New York. This metropolitan-area-wide organization supports the Y and our programs financially and professionally.
Learn more about UJA-Federation of New York
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services is a valued partner of the Riverdale Y's in many of the social services provided to our community.
Learn more about JBFCS
Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council
The RJCRC represents the Jewish agencies in Riverdale and is home to a community-wide calendar.
Riverdale's Synagogues and Day Schools
Riverdale is home to many synagogues and day schools.
Click here for a listing of their addresses and contact info.
Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation (KRVC)
The Riverdale Y! is dedicated to supporting local Riverdale businesses. With KRVC we encourage and support local initiatives that will build and enrich our community through social, cultural, environmental, health, housing, educational and business enterprises.
Click here for information about KRVC, upcoming events, and a full directory oflocal businesses.
UJA-Federation's Connect to Care
Responds to Growing Needs of Families Affected by Economic Downturn
With the unemployment rate in the New York area the highest it's been in more than 30 years, agencies are naturally seeing a dramatic rise in the number of people in need of benefits, career and therapeutic counseling, financial consulting, and other services.