Noted Albany Law School professor Paul Finkelman will address the Constitutionality of Laws regarding Equality Issues at Temple Israel of New Rochelle’s third annual Pride Shabbat at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24. A discussion will follow the service. The community is welcome.
Professor Finkelman is an expert in constitutional history and constitutional law, freedom of religion, the law of slavery, civil liberties and the American Civil War, and legal issues surrounding baseball. He has written extensively on Thomas Jefferson and on Abraham Lincoln.
He teaches constitutional law, with a particular interest in all dimensions of the First Amendment, and has written in the field of religion and the law. He was the chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case and his scholarship on religious monuments in public spaces was cited by the U.S. Supreme Count. His scholarship on the Second Amendment has also been cited by the Supreme Court. In 2002, he was a key expert witness in the suit over who owned Barry Bonds’ 73rd home run ball.
St. Anthony’s Feast and Bazaar today 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday at St. Joseph's Church located at 280 Washington Avenue. At 4 pm there is a mass followed by a procession at 5 pm. The feast features carnival games, raffles, face painting, live musical performance and delicious food. The speciality is sausage and peppers but other food includes cheesesteak sandwiches, meatball wedges, hamburgers, hot dogs and treats like chocolate covered bananas and zeppole. Admission is free.
This is the 9th annual Soap Box Derby where two winners will qualify for the World Championships in Akron, OH. The first race will kick-off at 9 am. The race course runs from the top of Quaker Ridge Road near the Ward Elementary School and ends towards the bottom near the overpass at Pinebrook Boulevard. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks. The finals are expected to be run between 2 and 4 pm. The event is organized each year by the members of the New Rochelle United Fire Firefights Association Local 2773. Admission is free.
Direct from Israel, the Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan will perform a high-energy song and dance routine at the Beth El Synagogue Center. The Scouts, or Tzofim, are cultural ambassadors who energize their audience with the spice and spirit of Israel. These teens will perform at 6:15 p.m., following a barbecue at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person or $72 per family. The first 50 kids who register will get a free Maccabi Tel Aviv t-shirt.Read more
Our friends at AOL Patch have a good article up on the Feast going on this weekend at St. Joseph's Church in the West End of New Rochelle. This is a great event each year especially if you have young children, like Italian sausages or my favorite, zeppoles. Yum!
The Roman Catholic Church of Saint Joseph is holding the St. Anthony’s Feast and Bazaar, an annual staple of New Rochelle’s West End, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Sunday.
The outdoor fair, located at 280 Washington Ave., features games, prizes, raffles, arts and crafts, live music and, of course, food. Menu items include sausage and peppers, Philly cheesesteak, chicken cheesesteak, meatball wedges, burgers, hot dogs, ice pops, pastries, chocolate covered bananas, cotton candy and zeppole. Admission is free.
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On this past Sunday over two hundred participants took to the streets to support the rebuilding of the church in order to assist in reaching the fundraising goal of $250,000. Th event was part of a series of fundraising initiatives led by ShopRite Supermarkets, its customers and store associates The money raised will benefit the rebuilding of Union Baptist Church and the continued operation of its Manna Ministry food-distribution program, which has supported over 2,500 families, handed out more than 6,000 bags of food and served 3,000 hot meals every Friday in 2010.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 2011) Iona College will host the 57th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society (CTS), June 2-5. The theme will be “They Shall Be Called Children of God: Violence, Transformation and the Sacred.” This marks the first time that Iona will host this thought-provoking convention.
Founded in 1953 as a Roman Catholic organization, the CTS is comprised of more than 900 college and university theology professors throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. While maintaining its roots in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Society is increasingly ecumenical in its membership and concerns.
The convention will feature four plenary sessions and 57 break-out sessions organized by 22 topic areas in theology and religious studies. The plenary sessions, which will be presented by prominent theology professors, are:
Violence, Religious and Secular: Questioning the Categories
Senior Research Professor
Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology
De Paul University, Illinois
God among the Ruins: Companion and Co-Sufferer
M. Shawn Copeland
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Boston College, Massachusetts
James T. LoganRead more
ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., and members of Union Baptist Church are holding its largest fundraising initiative yet to support the effort to rebuild the landmark New Rochelle church.
With $46,000 raised to date through benefit concerts and donations at ShopRite Supermarkets, members of the church and the community are hard at work in order to reach the fundraising goal of $250,000.
The Taking Steps to Rebuild Benefit 5K Walk-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, June 5, starting at 8:00AM at Wildcliff Manor in New Rochelle. Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle will help kick-off the walk with Pastor Hudson and Tom Urtz, vice president of human resources and consumer affairs for ShopRite, to support the rebuilding efforts during opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m.
The Walk-A-Thon costs $20 per person in advance – $25 the day of – and includes an outdoor picnic following the walk complete with refreshments, music, giveaways, raffles and activities from 1:00 – 5:00PM, compliments of the sponsor ShopRite.Read more
Mrs. Green’s is a great place for lunch: home-cooked, organic and healthy.
The chef celebrates diversity too. For Passover, he cooked Tzimmis, Kogel and some other dishes that are traditional for the Seder. I have never heard of these dishes because I have never been to a Seder. It’s shameful. I attended a Jewish nursery school, grew up in Sullivan County, NY and have countless Jewish business associates and friends. Yet, I have never been invited to a Seder.
A Jewish lady next to me at the food counter explained the dishes.
“I’ll try it. I might like it…its Passover.” I said it with enough of a Yiddish accent to make her chuckle. I know, I know, making up accents can get one in trouble. But you gotta laugh sometimes.
So I told this dear lady of my plight.
So she says to me: Never been to a Seder? You gotta get invited. It’s wonderful!
At this point, I wanted to say I would be over at 5 for her family’s Seder, but my mom taught me to never invite myself to people’s houses. And besides, I didn’t even know the lady.