Dozens of students from Blessed Sacrament, Iona Prep, Salesian and Ursuline came spent their Saturday this weekend performing community service at different worksites in New Rochelle and Yonkers. Students did construction work at worksites selected by Habitat for Humanity and SAIL at Ferncliff Manor, worked at the food pantry at HOPE Community Services and cleared and prepared the New Rochelle Little League field in time for next week's Opening Day ceremonies.
Iona Preparatory School hosted the event with a prayer service and breakfast in the morning. Students from the schools were mixed into groups to work at each of the sites.Read more
Leo "Leibel" Zisman, an internationally renowned SHOAH speaker, a Holocaust survivor from Kovno, Lithuania, gave his testimony last night at Young Israel Scarsdale in New Rochelle as part of a program to mark Yom Hashoah v'Hagvurahmark. Yom Hashoah v'Hagvurah or Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day set aside by the Jewish people to commemorate and honor victims of the Holocaust.
Zisman, 82, was born 1931 to a prominent family. The Nazis invaded his country when he was just a young boy. He lost his parents and two of his siblings to the Nazis. He survived the atrocities of the concentration camps on his own.
Shortly after the war he had a dream where his parents told him his brother was looking for him. That day his older brother and only surviving sibling found him at a camp in Hungary. Zisman and his brother emigrated to the United States and started a successful business together which they ran for over 50 years. The two still talk every day.Read more
Iona Preparatory School will host its first-ever “Make A Difference Day” in coordination with all Catholic high schools in New Rochelle on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The event will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. The schools involved are .
The goal of the day is to gather about 100 students from all the schools and mix them into four work groups for a day of Christian service at different worksites. The worksites are Habitat for Humanity (construction), SAIL at Ferncliff Manor (construction), HOPE Community Services (food pantry), and New Rochelle Little League (clean field).Read more
The Holy Name Society of the New Rochelle Fire Department held its sixth annual communion breakfast at Holy Name Church in New Rochelle on Sunday. On hand was retired Fire Chief Ray Kiernan and current Fire Chief Lou DiMeglio along with many current and retired members of the New Rochelle Fire Department. Captain Andy Sandor served as the organizer of the event.Read more
The Palestinian Vision for the Future of Jerusalem, the third in a four part lecture series focusing on the multiple historic and political complexities of Jerusalem, will be held at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, Wednesday evening, March 13th at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Israel Action Committee, there is no charge and the lecture is open to the community.
Dr. Helga Tawil-Scouri will present the Palestinian perspective on this highly charged subject that has been the subject of discussion at two previous presentations from differing view-points.Read more
Westchester County Executive Robert P.Read more
SPRING 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Shared Roots, Divergent Paths Series, Intermarriage: Catholic and Jewish Perspectives
Monday, February 13, 7:30 pm, Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Reverend James Lougran Director Graymoor of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, Rabbi Gordon Tucker Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, and Dr. William Egelman of Iona College will present Catholic and Jewish perspectives on the sensitive question of intermarriage. This event is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, Westchester Regional Office.
The Holocaust and Coming to Terms with the Past in Post-Communist-Poland
Thursday, March 8, 7:30 pm, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
The silence about the Holocaust in Poland after WWII was partly the effect of Communist ideology, partly the result of the painful memory of helplessness that many Poles experienced, and partly a consequence of the shame of witnessing the often barbaric behavior of one’s own people. Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz, director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland will deliver the lecture.