Please join us for the 11th annual
January 31 – February 1, 2014
Charles Sidlow Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat
Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel
E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law, Yeshiva University
Rosh Chodesh Adar I, Shabbat Parshat Terumah,
has won the 2013 Goren-Goldstein book award from the Center for Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University for his recent publication The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz, which was published by Wayne State University Press in December 2012.
It is our pleasure to invite you to Fleetwood Synagogue’s annual Honoree Reception, to be held on Sunday, December 8th at 5:30pm at the Synagogue. This year, we will be honoring David A. Alpert, Senior Vice President of Riverside Memorial Chapel, life-long resident of the City of Mount Vernon and a good friend and member of Fleetwood Synagogue. We welcome the opportunity to acknowledge his many years of service to the Jewish communities of Westchester.
On the 25th Anniversary of the Mount Vernon Eruv, we are extremely appreciative of David’s
significant efforts which have contributed to the continued success of Fleetwood Synagogue. In 1988, David made it possible to construct the Eruv and enhance the religious observance of our members who reside in Bronxville and Yonkers, as well as Mount Vernon.
David played a major role in the dedication of the Jewish Chaplains Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. He serves as a REITS Fellow and is on the board of the Wurzweiller School at Yeshiva University, the Chair of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Westchester and Vice President of the Advisory Board of the New York Board of Rabbis. David is a member of the Board of the Westchester Jewish Council which presented him with a Distinguished Service Award earlier this year.
David and his wife, Leslie, are proud of their three children and three grandchildren. They are also members of Temple Israel of New Rochelle and Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester.
This Cocktail Reception is Fleetwood Synagogue’s main fundraiser and we request your contribution in David’s honor. Admission to the reception is $250 per person which entitles you to a name (supporter) or business listing. Please refer to the enclosed response form for more information. Our deadline is November 17, 2013.
Thank you in advance for your generous support. We look forward to seeing you at the
Ilene Davison and Irwin S. Davison Jack Lowenstein
Reception Co-Chairs President
Click here to download the ad http://www.fleetwoodsynagogue.org/Alpert_Reception_ad_blank.pdf
Best places to live in Westchester in 2013: Fleetwood, NY
Mount Vernon’s slogan used to be “The City of Happy Homes.” Fleetwood could be nicknamed “The Enclave of Happy Commuters.” This busy, diverse, North Mount Vernon neighborhood has thousands of co-ops in pre- and post-war buildings as well as large, handsome homes with vintage pedigrees.
The business district on north Gramatan Avenue offers everything from sushi to bagels to bridal gowns. Maggie Spillane’s Ale House, a sister to the popular Spillane’s bars in Mamaroneck and Eastchester, opened in 2011.
But easy commuting is downtown Fleetwood’s main draw. It’s right off Exit 8 on the Cross County and a mile from the Hutch. The Metro-North station is blocks away—steps, if you live in a co-op by the tracks.
Darryl Selsey, broker/owner of Four Seasons Real Estate Center, says that Fleetwood attracts singles who work in the City; seniors, who can walk to everything, including their doctors; young couples looking for their first homes; and down-sizing older couples. “People will empty-nest from Bronxville and Pelham, where the taxes are higher.”
Susan Granata, a divorced mother of two school-age kids, owns a 5,000-square-foot, 1910 Dutch Colonial with stained-glass windows and a chauffeur’s quarters above the garage. She considers Fleetwood a great place to live “because you get away from the hustle and bustle of the City without being so far away that you lose that urban edge.”
4th Annual OU Jewish Communities Home and Job Relocation Fair
Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 West 19th Street, New York City
Please join the Orthodox Union and growing Jewish communities from around the country for a day of information, introduction and imagining.
Pursue your dream of a professionally enriching, religiously and personally rewarding life in a community with affordable homes in a friendly, supportive neighborhood, helping to bolster the Torah environment.
Meet community representatives and learn about:
- Affordable housing and tuition
- Exciting and lucrative job opportunities
- Close-knit and warm communities
- Synagogues, day schools and yeshivot
- Kosher stores and other communal resources