Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership

Community Building and Israeli Cultural Programming

Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership

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.

Part of the Y’s core mission is to bring together diverse parts of the community through our programs, services, and events. As a non-denominational Jewish organization that serves Jews of all backgrounds and levels of connection to being Jewish, we are a low barrier of entry to Jewish life, and uniquely positioned to be the convener of the Jewish community. 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.

Our programming gives Hebrew speaking and non-Hebrew speaking families the opportunity to strength their connections to Israeli culture. For Hebrew speakers, it is a great place to get a sense of home, to maintain the Hebrew language with other Israelis, and to give the next generation a chance to taste Israeli culture. For Jewish-Americans, RJCP programming enables them to engage with modern Israel, understand the cultural aspects of the Israeli nation, and come together with families from all backgrounds (religious, intercultural, and interfaith families) in welcoming, empowering environments.

RJCP Partners

  • Congregation Beth Aharon​

  • 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 2019


A Sense of Riverdale: January 18

Connecting Jews throughout our community, we come together for an evening of prayer, socializing, and learning. Under one roof we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect upon how to make the world a better place.

Martin Luther King Day of Service: January 21

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: May 7

Riverdale comes together on Erev Yom HaZikaron to honor the soldiers that gave their lives defending the state of Israel. Our tekes(ceremony) incorporates the voices of all our partners through song, prayer and reflection.

ELI Talks: September 15

We will showcase interesting Jewish journeys from across the landscape of Jewish life.

Joseph Robinson

Director, Community Engagement

Rabbi Joseph Robinson joins the Riverdale community after many adventures throughout the United States and Israel. He has extensive experiences working with a variety of different Jewish communities in California,…

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