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The Riverdale Y enriches the lives of everyone in Riverdale with educational, recreational, cultural, and wellness programs, through the lens of universally-shared values central to Jewish life.

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Why do Jews celebrate Trees?

Rick Lund | THU, JAN 13, 2022

Getting to Know Our Community Why do Jews celebrate Trees? Tu B’Shevat begins at sundown on Sunday, Jan. 16 and ends at sundown on  Monday, Jan. 17. Tu B’Shevat, is…

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Supporting Those Impacted By The Bronx Fire

Deann Forman | TUE, JAN 11, 2022

Dear Riverdale Y Community, Sunday’s tragic fire in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx has claimed the lives of 19 people, including 9 children, and severely injured dozens more.…

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Why universal preschool is a must for early childhood Jewish education

Press | THU, DEC 02, 2021

“The world only exists because of the breath of schoolchildren.”  — Talmud Shabbat 119b   Vibrant Jewish early childhood centers are at the heart of our institutions. Our halls ring with singing,…

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Universal Education: Why We Must See Gray in This Black and White World

Emily Hausman | MON, NOV 29, 2021

The father of modern Zionism, Theodore Herzl, said “Im tirtzu ein zo agadah.”|“If you will it is no dream.” In New York City, the dream has become reality: The dream…

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