Purim Chagiga 2017

Chulent Cook-Off

1)The chulent cook-off will be Saturday, January 21st. 

2)Participants in the cook-off should come to the shul Thursday evening, January 19th, at 7pm to assemble their chulents. If a participant needs to come at another time, they should contact Joshua Schickman and Rabbi Rosenfelt to make sure that the kitchen will be available.

3)Participants in the cook-off should purchase their own ingredients for the chulents.

4)Excepting raw fruits and vegetables, all chulent ingredients must be brought to the shul wrapped in the original retail containers.  Participants should consult the shul’s list of approved hashgachot or Rabbi Rosenfelt when choosing their ingredients.

5)An anonymous sponsor has agreed to provide supplementary food for the cook-off, including bread for washing for those that would like to treat the event as a lunch.

6)As in past years, a prize will be awarded to the winning chulent.



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

10th Annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat


FEB. 1-2, 2013

10th Annual Charles Sidlow Memorial Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat

Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Research Associate, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Lecturer, Arabic Department, Bar-Ilan University


night: “Islam: A Culture in Crisis”

For fourteen centuries Islam has failed to fulfill so many of
its goals – to unify Muslims; to provide a good life for its adherents; to
shape a positive ruling system; and more. Millions of Muslims flee their
countries and prefer to live among the infidels. Where does Islam go?


morning: “Flawed Intelligence and Faulty Policy: The Fruit of Cultural Myopia”

Many failures of Western policy in the the Middle East have been, and still are, a
result of intelligence personnel and policy makers’ mistakenly using their own
Western culture and mindset in order to understand Middle Eastern societies.
History provides numerous examples.


Motza’ei Shabbat: “The Israeli Elections: What Happens Next?”

Kedar’s visit will take place only 10 days after the Jan.
22 Israeli elections, while negotiations to form a new governing coalition will
most likely still be proceeding.  This proximity provides us with an
opportunity to hear an expert’s real-time analysis of the election’s results and their