A joint message from Riverdale Y’s President and CEO

Almost 50 years to the day since the Yom Kippur War, once again the State of Israel finds itself at war and in its darkest days.   Amidst our sadness and horror, we proudly stand in solidarity with our family and friends in Israel, with Jews around the world, and with all who love humanity.  We are […]

Cultivating a culture of care

At the core of our mission lies a simple yet profound objective: to enrich the lives of others and cultivate a sense of community cultivate a sense of community and caring for one another. This month, I encourage you to do just that by offering support to recently arrived individuals and families who are seeking […]

Join us in the sukkah!

We are excited to extend our heartfelt invitation to you and your loved ones to join us at Riverdale Y to celebrate the joyous Jewish holiday of Sukkot.  Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews traditionally dwell during this week-long celebration. According to Jewish tradition, our sukkot represent […]

OceanFirst Bank and Riverdale Y Join Hands to Spread Rosh Hashanah Joy

Today, we have an inspiring story that embodies the spirit of community, compassion, and unity. OceanFirst Bank and Riverdale Y have partnered together to create 70 heartfelt Rosh Hashanah packages for the wonderful folks at AmPark Norc. This heartwarming collaboration goes beyond the act of giving – it’s a testament to the power of coming […]

Jewish New Year Clothing Drive

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued dedication in bringing sweetness and care into our world. Through all the mitzvot you’ve performed, you have truly enriched the lives of everyone you’ve touched. I genuinely appreciate everything you have done, and I extend my warmest wishes to you, your mishpacha (family), and your […]

What’s your “personal tagline” for the new year?

As we approach the Jewish high holidays, it is both an exciting time of new beginnings and a period of reflection. The Hebrew word that comes to mind, as it has strong connections to both the prayers and the reading from the Torah (Five Books of Moses) on Rosh Hashana, is “hineni,” “here I am.” […]

Join us for Riverdale Y Open House: Sunday September 10

Experience the Riverdale Y for free at our Open House! On Sunday, September 10, 2023 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, we are opening our doors and invite you to explore our services, programs, facilities, Sunday Market, and experience fitness membership. We will show you how the Y supports both individual and community enrichment from ages […]

New Art Exhibit for September and October

PRESS RELEASEFor immediate release GALLERY18 AT RIVERDALE Y is pleased to presentTHE AUTUMN ALLEGORIES: Painting & Sculpture August 31 – October 29 2023 A new exhibition featuring six artists: This particular exhibition commemorates 9/11, Hispanic Heritage Month and the Jewish holidays represented in a variety of mediums and artistic approaches. You are cordially invited to […]

Jewish Genealogy Workshop

GALLERY18 AT RIVERDALE Y is pleased to presentTHE AUTUMN ALLEGORIES: Painting & Sculpture Sunday, September 10, 10:30am – 12pmCOST: FREE Join us for a free workshop led by Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff, Director of Community Engagement at the Y and a professional genealogist who has spent the past 17 years exploring his roots, building his family […]