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News & Highlights

The Birth of Solnechniy Krug at the Y

Monday, May 22, 2017

Together with Genesis Philanthropy Group’s generous help and with guidance from the Jewish Education Project, we launched Солнечный круг @Y (transliteration: Solnechniy Krug @Y; translation: Sunny Circle at the Y), a unique program for young Russian-speaking families. The new program fulfills these parents’ desire to pass down Russian language, customs, and traditions to their young ones.

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No Seniors, No Budget

Thursday, May 04, 2017

On May 3, four members from the Center for Adults Living Well @ the Y participated in LiveOn NY’s 22nd Advocacy Day at City Hall with the aim of restoring funding for senior services. Their message: "The answer is simple. More funding leads to stable and balanced services, the result of which is healthy and happy seniors.”

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Inaugural Spring Break Basketball Invitational

Thursday, April 20, 2017

During the April spring break, the Y opened it's doors in a unique and unprecedented way. We hosted our first ever Middle School Basketball Invitational Tournament for six teams, bringing in nearly 100 youth from our community. Players, parents, school administrators, and members of our community raved about the opportunity and commended the Y for coordinating this opportunity for our community youth.

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A Night Different from All Other Nights

Monday, April 10, 2017

This year we got an early start to Passover. On Wednesday, April 5 PJ Library Cooks and Creates, Y Beginnings Parenting Center, Bubbie’s Kitchen, and Building Bridges co-hosted a family seder and it was one for the books!

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The Challenge and Blessing of Giving

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Last month when we celebrated Purim, our thoughts turned to “tzedakah" -- giving to the poor -- one of the traditions associated with the holiday, but how should we carry that sentiment with us throughout the rest of the year?

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Costume Change: A Purim Coin Drive

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For a holiday measured by costumes and general silliness, at the Y we take our Purim obligations pretty seriously. According to Jewish tradition, there are four primary observances to making a complete Purim. Four specific ways to internalize some of the hidden and revealed messages embedded within the holiday. When planning the Purim celebration at the Y, we decided to give extra attention to one of the four obligations that is often most overlooked: matanot l'evyonim, gifts to the poor. Tradition tells us this can be gifts of money, food and drink, or even clothing.

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Gloria Clavijo Turns 80, Celebrates with her Students

Thursday, January 12, 2017

“Amazing!” exclaimed Gloria Clavijo, a member of the Center for Adults Living Well (CALW), the Y's program for ages 60 and older. As staff rolled a giant pink birthday cake with a matching potted hyacinth into her yoga class, she leaped into the air -- an impressive move for anyone. But Gloria, a silver-haired runner and yoga instructor, had just turned 80.

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Hanukkah and Washington Heights: These are Two of My Favorite Things

Friday, December 23, 2016

There has been a convergence of local fame brewing in the neighborhood and it is time to recognize this special moment in history. And it all revolves around Hanukkah! If you are a lover of Broadway, Hanukkah, a cappella, Washington Heights or any combination of silly, inspiring, or creative music, this music video is a must-view.

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Renovations for Improved Services

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This past summer, the Y broke ground on its next phase of renovations. This includes a gut renovation of our kitchen, and significant work in our auditorium and connected meeting space. 

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Why I Love Sukkot

Thursday, October 13, 2016

There is no other holiday on the Jewish or Gregorian calendar that combines child-like adventurism with semi-pro carpentry, alongside radical hospitality all shaded by an emotional imperative. Just as the weather gets colder and the skies begin to get darker earlier, this holiday, deep in symbolism around the preciousness of life, comes to push pause on our lives for eight days.

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