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How can religious people come together and celebrate during a global pandemic? That’s a question Jewish communities all over the world are wrestling with for the second straight year as the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur approach. And the Jewish community in this part of the Bronx is no exception. more
David Cockcroft never defined himself by his sexuality, but he lived and preached during a pivotal time in LGBTQ history, bringing so many a step closer to God. more
There was a lot for Shira Silverman to ponder as she kicked off a new season of The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market last year. She anticipated everything she could. But there ended up being one variable she missed completely: the coronavirus pandemic. more
Growing up or living in New York City orients people a different way from those in rural areas. At least that’s how Marty Kleinman feels. more
Mornings begin the same for every student at BedRock Preschool. Once they walk through the doors of the Arlington Avenue school, they sanitize their hands and have their temperatures checked, all while their parents fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire about symptoms, travel and exposure. more
Funeral services were held Monday for Rabbi Shlomo Balter, a prominent leader at Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, who died Oct. 3, just two days after his 89th birthday. more
The Riverdale Y’s Sunday Market wants to give back to those who might be hungry with a food drive set for Aug. 2. Give Back NY is a statewide effort at various farmer’s markets to help stock some of the shelves of food pantries for those who might be going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. more
As numerous businesses across the city begin to contemplate reopening, several have struggled with the complex task of balancing new health restrictions and the need to stay afloat financially. Matt Abrams Gerber and Shira Silverman have some good news on that front: The Sunday Market is back. And it's open air. more
In times of chaos and disruption, faith can be a tremendous source of strength. It has been nearly two months since the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has shut down wide swaths of city life. Many work from home, and students of all ages adapt to online learning. Religious congregations also have shifted to a virtual environment. more
New York’s “patient zero,” at least as far as state health officials are concerned, was a Manhattan health care worker who had recently returned from Iran. She was followed by a New Rochelle lawyer who works in Manhattan. Then it was the rest of his family, including a daughter — who attends SAR High School in North Riverdale — and her older brother, a Yeshiva University student in Washington Heights. more
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