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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 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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Support Your Community Center

Rick Lund | TUE, NOV 23, 2021

Are we there yet? We sure hope so! Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, Riverdale Y has maintained our commitment to care for, and continue enriching our entire community.…

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Let There Be Light

Rick Lund | TUE, NOV 23, 2021

Getting to Know Our Community Let There be Light As we enter the final months of the year, it is interesting to note the similarities and differences across the various…

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