Nancy Bossov, who has been affiliated with Temple Israel of New Rochelle since September, 2010 in a consulting capacity through ‘Designing Rich Futures,” the firm that she founded and manages as Principal, has assumed the directorship of Temple Israel’s Early Childhood Program.
Nationally recognized for her advocacy and consulting work in developing the field of Jewish early childhood education (ECE), she served as ECE Director for the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York and as national ECE Director at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). She was instrumental in establishing URJ’s infrastructure for Jewish early childhood education and in creating the, the professional organization, the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism. She has previously served congregations as ECE director, education director and family educator.Read more
In the December 23 issue of the Westchester Guardian
2010 Christmas Message: Have Patience and Hope by Peggy Godfrey
The message of Christmas gives us all hope for the future and for a new year. Fair minded people want peace and also hope for a better world.. The hymns ring out everywhere and the stores of full of shoppers. But again this year many people have suffered job losses and financial setbacks. Some families can not even afford a festive meal or have any kind of celebration. There are military personnel who will not be able to celebrate with their family and friends.Read more
The Remington Boys & Girls Club on Guion Place in New Rochelle hosted last month an unusual gathering of public school administrators and staff, church leaders and community leaders. Over 100 people came together to learn more about the New Rochelle High School Mentoring Program. The presentation inspired about 40 people to sign up as mentors.
After some brief remarks by Tina Mitchell, the Remington Club Activities Director, Quay Watkins the Executive Director of the New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club and an Invocation by Pastor Mott of the Family Christian Center, staff and administrators from New Rochelle High School addressed the group about a program developed 8 years ago to reach out to students who were falling through the cracks and support them with one-on-one intervention.Read more
Keep Ithaca always in your mind
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
So you are old by the time you reach the island,
Wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
Not expecting Ithaca to make you rich.
Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you have become, so full of experience,
You will have understood by then what these Ithacas mean.
On Thanksgiving Day, the Interreligious Council of New Rochelle held its annual Community Thanksgiving Service. The service rotates among the various congregations with this year’s service being held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 10 Mill Road at the very northern extent of North Avenue. The service was broadcast live on WVOX-1460 AM with guest commentator Dino Yotides and will be telecast via tape delay on the local cable channel 75.
The Interreligious Council was founded in 1975 by Rabbi Amiel Wohl of Temple Israel, the late Rev. Peter Kyriakos of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, and the late Sister Dorothy Ann Kelly of the College of New Rochelle as a way to bridge divides in the rather diverse Queen City. The Thanksgiving service highlights its activities and the service has grown to encompass most of the religious institutions in New Rochelle.Read more
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated October as Respect Life Month, an annual observance that focuses attention on the sanctity of human life at every stage and the responsibility that Catholics share to protect and defend it.
Father Bigelin celebrated Mass at Holy Name Church on Sunday on Respect Life Sunday. Similar masses were celebrated throughout the Archdiocese. Archbishop Dolan celebrated Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Ancient Order of Hibernians participated in the Mass as a group. Members throughout New York City and Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties took part. Members assembled on the cathedral's front steps before the mass.
The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life sponsored the 12th annual National Black Catholic Vigil for Life in the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick's Cathedral Saturday concluding with prayers at the crypt of Venerable Pierre Toussaint.
Special Masses and activities have been planned throughout the archdiocese over the course of the month, many of them in cooperation with the archdiocesan Family Life/Respect Life Office.
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Korean Presbyterian Church Elder Ha discussed their consultant's drawing of the revised site plans for the church grounds at 50 Pintard Avenue on Saturday, September 18, 2010 with the Marvin Place Block Association. The plan calls for increasing the number of parking spaces from 60 to 81 which includes dedicated handicapped parking spots while not losing any 'green space'.
According to the church, the plan met with approval from the local Residence Park group, even though the church grounds are outside the historical boundary of the adjoining Residence Park area. Elder Ha said that the plan was not to ruin the green space view from Pintard Avenue. He added that many people from different backgrounds will use this church facility and that, "... the church is part of the community and we want the community to share it with us."
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Joel Mowbray, an award-winning investigative journalist, will give his take on what future U.S. policy toward Israel should be in a provocative lecture presented by the Israel Affairs Committee at Beth-El Synagogue Center on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A leading expert on Iran, Iraq and North Korea, Saudia Arabia and Israel, Mr. Mowbray recently uncovered the fact that the Bureau of Priosons was allowing Islamic terrorists in federal prison to communicate with the outside world, although the agency lacked even a signle full-time Arabic translator to montior the calls and letters of more than 100 terrorists.
Mr. Mowbray is best known for his State Department expose of Visa Express, subsequently described as "an open-door policy for terrorists. His reporting of a policy that effectively allowed travel agencies in Saudia Arabia to hand out visas led to the end of the program. He is also the author of "Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threaten's America's Security."
Mr. Mowbray was named "Journalist of the Year'' at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2003. He also won the Eugene Katz award for excellence in immigration coverage.
Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson was on hand Thursday, May 12, to help kick off a new bike program at Beth El Synagogue Center’s Nursery School. The Nursery School recently purchased new bikes and helmets for their 3- and 4-year old classes. The little bikes without pedals, called “Strider Bikes,” are developmentally appropriate bicycles for nursery school aged children. The children learn to balance and glide without the added step of pedaling. Since the program started, some of the children have already had asked their parents to take off the training wheels at home.