Just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated for all that you are doing, together with others in your staff. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your care and concern during these difficult times. We are voluntarily quarantined at home due to our ages and pulmonary issues. We thank you also for your phone call. We miss the Y, the Senior Center, the activities, but mostly we miss people like you in our lives. May God bless you and keep you safe.Elizabeth and Jimmy
Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership
Community Building and Israeli Cultural Programming
- Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership Menu
The Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership (RJCP) is a collaboration of 18 Riverdale Jewish communal institutions across the denominational spectrum, including synagogues, minyanim, day schools, seminaries, and community organizations. RJCP is generously funded by UJA Federation of New York, and the Riverdale Y is the organizing institution, given its mission as a non-denominational, community-building convener.
The Riverdale Y and the RJCP is poised to grow and strengthen this collaboration, reinforcing the model that the Jewish community can work together to reach out to more Jews, regardless of their level of connection to the Jewish community, and significantly increase the impact on individual Jews and the Jewish collective.
- Beth Aharon Sephardic Congregation
- Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale
- Congregation Shaarei Shalom
- Congregation Tehillah
- Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR)
- Hebrew Home at Riverdale
- Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR) – The Bayit
- The Kehilah
- Kinneret Day School
- Minyan Shachar
- Riverdale Jewish Center
- The Riverdale Minyan
- The Riverdale Temple
- The Riverdale Y
- Salanter Akiba Riverdale (SAR)
- Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
- Yeshivat Maharat
- Young Israel Ohab Zedek (YIOZ) of North Riverdale & Yonkers
RJCP Events 2020
Martin Luther King Day of Service: January 20
Join us for a day of social justice work throughout Riverdale. Various initiatives and projects will be hosted by our partnership network as well as other community organizations.
Yom HaZikaron Commemoration: April 27
Riverdale comes together on Erev Yom HaZikaron to honor the soldiers that gave their lives defending the state of Israel. Our tekes (ceremony) incorporates song, prayer and reflection.
A Sense of Riverdale: Shabbat afternoon/Shavuot II- May 30
Connecting Jews throughout our community, we come together for nosh (something to eat), socializing, and learning. Under one roof we expand on what it means to be neighbors and in relationship, and how Torah connects us all.
We Appreciate You
I love the meals and I thank you so much for what you did for me and for Brian. Of course we do dread the future but there’s nothing we can do about it that we are not doing. Keep well and keep on doing all your good deeds. We are grateful.Jacob
Thank you for your heartfelt emails. They always come across so tender and caring. – Cecilia
I thought I would let you know how positive and optimistic our cast is and there is a lot of love going around! -HillelCecilia & Hillel
When the Jewish community comes together, there is no stopping the impact we have on each other. In the Fall of 2019, we hosted a story slam to offer a window into the lives of our community members. They practiced vulnerability that allowed others to see themselves in the stories presented. This event spurred conversation and offered a forum to engage each other. Please share in that experience by watching our featured storytellers below.
By Ann Lapin
Local mom feels love and support from the community, following the turmoil of pregnancy and loss.
246 Mile Leg of my Jewish Journey
By Bernard Goldstein
Sometimes the journey towards inclusion can feel like you’re lost and wandering in the desert. Yet at the same time it might be a journey through the desert, which actually helps you find your way!
Targets and Nets
By Sheila Hicks-Rotella
A look at Judaism in the world colored by race and sexuality.
By Yali Szulanski
Act One: Learning compassion and forgiveness, which leads to healing and recovery. Act Two: Teaching compassion and empathy, which leads to chessed and tzedaka.
Everything happens for a reason
By Heidi Weissman
I found God in Judaism through adversity and struggles in life, I believe everything happens for a reason.
The Shell that has no Shape
By Albert Levi
An attorney facing a dark night of the soul is led to a place in the sun. A tale of family, faith, and fortitude.
By Aviva Braun
A Psychotherapist specializing in body image problems turns to her photography lens to create a project to help Jewish women feel at home in their bodies.