Sen. Lieberman: U.S.-Israel Relationship Will Improve

The U.S.-Israel relationship is “firm, but it is fraying a bit,” according to former Senator Joseph Lieberman, who recently addressed the topic in a public conversation at The Fleetwood Synagogue with Allen Fagin, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union.jewish

He placed his comments in the context of the personal dynamic between American and Israeli leaders, the Iran deal, the peace process and demographic shifts within the United States.

Though under President Obama, military and security cooperation has been “as good or better than ever,” the personal dynamic between him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “not so good… They have very different views.” Read more..


Fleetwood Synagogue, in conjunction with the Orthodox Union, presents the 13th annual
Charles Sidlow Memorial Scholar-in-Residence

The Hon. Joseph I. Lieberman

Former United States Senator from Connecticut
2000 Democratic nominee for Vice President

American Support for Israel – Fading, Firm, or Flourishing?

In recent years, there has been a growing concern among pro-Israel Americans that the historically broad and deep commitment to Zionism in the United States has begun to fray. Are there indeed growing divisions over support for Israel, within and among different segments of American society? Fleetwood Synagogue invites the community to a conversation with former Sen. Joe Lieberman, whose outlook, experience, and expertise provide an informed perspective of unmatched sophistication on this critical question. Mr. Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union and distinguished communal leader, will moderate the evening’s discussion.

Saturday night, Feb. 6th, 2016
11 East Broad Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10552

RSVP strongly preferred –
For directions and parking information, or to RSVP online, please visit

We look forward to honoring Arlene and Jack Lowenstein for their many years of service to our synagogue. Please make every effort to attend their testimonial dinner on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Remember to send in your ads and payment for the dinner.


Scholar in Residence Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel

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.

Paul Warhit, President of the Westchester Jewish Council

Paul Warhit, President of the Westchester Jewish Council, a guest, who addressed the audience, thanking Fleetwood Synagogue for a lovely evening and wishing Mr. Alpert a Mazel Tov on his philanthropic work in the Jewish Community and especially for the significant contributions he and Riverside Memorial Chapel made to the Eruv.

Asher Laub

Asher Laub, a member of the synagogue, who played his violin during the reception.

David A. Alpert

David A. Alpert addressing the audience at the Cocktail Reception in his Honor.

Mr. Alpert spoke about the history of erecting the Eruv in Mt. Vernon, Yonkers and Bronxville 25 years ago.