Consider Supporting Your Local Jewish Community Center

Whether you use the fitness center or the swimming pool, attend our dramatic productions, visit our senior center, sample our many social and cultural happenings, or have a child in one of our many programs, Riverdale Y appreciates your participation.

Many people don’t realize that Riverdale Y depends upon the generosity of the community to provide its services and programs. Membership dues and program fees cover less than 70% of our regular operating expenses, the rest of our funding comes from grants, and helpful folks like you!

Your generous donation ensures Riverdale Y can continue providing the best programs and services to the local community.

Please make a general donation to the Y here
or support one of our initiatives below

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Development Director

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Support our social responsibility programs

As a Champion of Social Responsibility, you lead the way in helping your community support volunteerism, community service and social action initiatives.
These programs are part of our collective social “DNA.” They exist because the community needs them, and because we are compelled to do the right thing by helping others.
Your financial support provides the fuel to run the social support engine of the Y. Together we can do all of this and more. Our community needs us, and we need your support.

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Support the arts

Our Performing Arts Center (RPAC) has long been a proud home of our three resident theater companies (Riverdale Rising Stars, Junior Rising Stars, and Riverdale Rep), classes in music, dance, and theater schools, and other special events. As a Patron of the Arts, you support these programs and help provide scholarships so that everyone can access the arts, regardless of financial ability.

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Help upgrade our pool’s filtration system

The Swimmers for a Saline Solution (SSS) is a group of passionate members who have stepped forward to raise money to bring the Riverdale Y’s pool back to its former glory. The Y pool used to operate on a saline-UV filtration system. Due to a costly mechanical failure, the Y has been forced to revert to a standard chlorine system. Swimmers for a Saline Solution (SSS) are working to bring back the salt. Saline pools are less harsh on skin, hair, and clothes. If you’re in the pool on a daily basis you certainly experience the difference.

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Help upgrade our theater’s lighting

David Pentz, our beloved lighting director, passed away unexpectedly this year. In David’s memory, we have set a goal of raising $30,000 to outfit our new sound booth with the lighting and equipment needed to make it a fully functioning sound AND lighting booth. This would enable us to have the kind of equipment we rented for the gala available to us all year round.

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