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News & Highlights

February 20, 2015

What do a Rabbi, a ukulele and pickles have in common? Meet Ezra Weinberg! New to the Y, Ezra (a Y Nursery father) directs our Jewish Caravan program, coordinates our Nursery Electives and Birthday Party programs, and plays an integral, educational role in both our After School and Camping programs.

February 1, 2015

At around four years old, children’s interests shift from their immediate surroundings to the greater world outside.  They begin to wonder about the things they see in their neighborhood and the greater sights and sounds they encounter within their city.  The children in Ellie and Laura’s UPK class are lucky enough to call the City of New York their home

January 15, 2015

In keeping with the Y’s mission of creating a caring community, guided by Jewish values, the staff of the nursery school is always looking into best practices and recent research in order to create nurturing classroom communities.  There has been a lot of research recently on the science of character development and on the traits that help children succee

December 22, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can't help but to reflect on all that went on this year. We are so proud of all of the exciting and innovative programming we were able to offer the entire community.

December 2, 2014

When you or a family member is in need of the best child care, social services or for wellness and health programs, where do you turn? If you’re like most in our community, you join the Y family.


November 26, 2014

The Y has stood at the center of the evolving community of Washington Heights and Inwood for almost 100 years. Since 1917, the founding ideals are still rooted deep in our agency, ideals like helping the vulnerable and less fortunate by providing services and resources that would otherwise be unattainable.

November 13, 2014

"The Shabbos Project is a unique, international grassroots Jewish identity movement that unites all Jews to keep one full Shabbat together.

November 7, 2014

In Judaism, the idea of remembering (zecher) is an important part of growth and moving on from certain difficult situations.

October 10, 2014

As Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur come to a close, Jews around the world immediately start preparation for the holiday of Sukkot. On a chronological level, this is the time of year of harvesting crops, but Sukkot holds a much deeper significance.

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