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A book club at the Riverdale Y older adult center celebrated the reading of its 100th book on Jan. 18. The members of New Beginnings at the Y’s Center for Contemporary Adults 60+ marked the occasion with a much-needed in-person gathering after years of online meetings necessitated by the pandemic. more
For Rabbi Binyamin Krauss and a group of SAR Academy and High School students, parents and teachers, a November trip to Israel following the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks was more enlightening than they could have ever imagined. more
A new building will soon join the RiverSpring Living campus, River’s Edge. The building is meant to be a luxury senior living home for nearly 300 people. more
Student volunteers at the Riverdale Y Monday in the annual MLK Day of Service in memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. create hygiene kits for local migrants who have been placed in shelters throughout New York City, including the Van Cortlandt Motel. The volunteers, who were of all ages, worked with the UJA Federation of New York. On Sunday, students promoted environmental awareness and created herb kits for food pantries. The event is held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was Jan. 15 this year. more
Local centenarians proudly reflect on their lives and have plenty of advice on how to live to 100 and beyond. more
In a visit to SAR Academy on Dec. 22, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres announced an important next step in carrying out the Abraham Accords signed by Israel and several Arab nations three years ago. more
A program that connects diverse leaders in the city from varying religious and ethnic backgrounds with mentors completed its inaugural fellowship in December. more
It’s the 12th day of Christmas — a day many refer to as Epiphany, but in some places in the world, is commemorated as Three Kings Day, honoring the trio of kings who followed the Star of … more
Izania Gonzalez has joined The Riverdale Press editorial staff as a reporter covering education and transportation. She was most recently a freelance reporter for The Record Review and Scarsdale Inquirer, where she wrote about the local communities. more
Mun-Tzung Wong, a renowned pianist and choral member, has been appointed the new music director for the Riverdale Choral Society. She will start in September. more
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