The Riverdale Y enriches lives by cultivating universally-shared values central to Jewish life, through educational, cultural, wellness, and service programs for all.

We do this through our values:

We create a space of belonging, where everyone feels respected and appreciated for who they are.

We build and strengthen community

We are committed to lifelong learning and growth

We have a responsibility to care for one another, in our local community and in our world

We nurture our minds, bodies, and souls

In February, thanks to you, and all our volunteers…

  • we packed 1,000 hygiene kits and 100 lbs of rice for people in need
  • celebrated Tu B’Shvat by planting arugula seeds for our community
  • built stronger relationships at Diverse Perspectives, Shared Experiences workshop in honor of Black History Month

In January, thanks to you, and all our volunteers…

  • we packed over 20,000 lbs of meals with Rise Against Hunger
  • we sorted over 600 lbs of medical supplies with Afya Foundation
  • we shredded 6,000 lbs of documents
  • we packed 200 lbs of rice and beans and made over 300 sandwiches for the local friendly fridges
  • we gave out 4000 lbs of food through the Met Council’s food pantry

In December, thanks to you, and all our volunteers…

  • We served over 200 older adults, including 40 Holocaust survivors, for birthdays, Hanukkah & New Year’s lunch
  • We gave out over 4,000 lbs of food during our food pantry
  • We made 200 sun butter & jelly sandwiches, to support the local community fridges during winter school break