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.
FLORIDA, NY (April 19, 2011) – ShopRite Supermarkets Inc., which operates stores throughout Westchester, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Middlesex, Sussex and Union counties, and members of Union Baptist Church, today announced a series of fundraising initiatives to assist in the rebuilding of the 100-year old Union Baptist Church in New Rochelle, which was tragically destroyed in a fire on Valentine’s Day.Read more
Observances that mark Jewish life-cycles will be the theme of a new adult education class at Temple Israel of New Rochelle this spring. The course will provide additional dimensions to the classes already in progress. There is no cost for any of the spring courses and all are welcome
The four week course, “Marking Transitions: Jewish Life-Cycle Observance,” is scheduled to be held on Thursday evenings, April 28 through May 19 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Taught by Cantor Erik Contzius and Rabbi Beth Nichols, the class will explore many of the details of life-cycle transitions usually taken for granted. Beginning with birth, bris and baby namings, there will be discussion of the ritual bath known as “mikvah” as well as the rites and meanings surrounding the Jewish wedding ceremony and Jewish divorce.
As Rabbi Nichols noted, “Even people who have attended a bris or been to a Jewish wedding will find that there is so much more to learn.”Read more
img src="http://www.newrochelletalk.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://www.newrochelletalk.com/files/NewImage_2.png">http://www.newrochelletalk.com/files/NewImage_2.png" alt="NewImage" border="0" title="Josh Nelson Project" class="caption"width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" />Rock music with a Jewish sensibility that will appeal to every age group and every audience will be highlighted in a concert featuring the Josh Nelson Project at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, March 26 at 7:30 pm. The concert, sponsored by TIFTY (Temple Israel Federation of Temple Youth), the Temple’s high school organization, is a benefit for the Youth Involvement Fund.
For lovers of contemporary rock music, this highly acclaimed group headed by Josh Nelson will be a special treat. Its Jewish edge is apparent in lyrics in Hebrew or with Jewish identity themes. Critics have cited Josh’s “high-energy and captivating performance style” and have noted that “his music consistently leaves audiences with strong feelings of community.” A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Josh’s music is integrated into the repertoire of congregations, communities and camps around the world. His CD, “Lift,” released in 2009, has broken new ground with razor-sharp lyricism and a progressive, radio-ready sound.Read more