Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership

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.



Events planned for Spring 2018:
  • Yom HaZikaron Commemoration –  April 17: Riverdale has convened on erev Yom HaZikaron for several years. This year, we go to SAR High School, which seats 600 people, so even more people can attend this powerful community-building event.
  • Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration – April 18: In honor of Israel’s 70th birthday, we will gather at the Riverdale Temple with different prayer service options followed by a community-wide celebration of Israel with food and activities for all ages.
  • Lag BaOmer – May 2: Bringing the Israeli community together for Erev Lag BaOmer with a bonfire and family programming at the Y.
  • Memorial Day – May 28: RJCP will work with the Riverdale-Kingsbridge Interfaith Clergy Coalition to plan a meaningful interfaith program for Memorial Day.


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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RJCP partners:

Beth Aaron Sephardic Congregation​
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