Richard Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester

The Rosenthal JCC is a place of belonging, caring and sharing - inspiring vibrant Jewish and community spirit, nurturing individual potential, respecting diversity and celebrating life. Across Northern Westchester, our exceptional social, recreational, educational and cultural programs and services promote experiential learning, teamwork, artistic and intellectual exploration, the love of Jewish tradition and Israel, and pure fun - while building enduring friendships and support networks.
May 9, 2016

Rosenthal JCC to close on June 30, 2016

Thanks to all of the donors who have contributed generously to support Sunrise Day Camp through the Rosenthal JCC. Sadly, the JCC will be closing its doors on June 30, 2016. Fortunately, Sunrise Day Camp will continue through the Sunrise Association. Please contact Beth Fetner at beth@sunriseassociation.org for more information or to make further donations. Efforts are being made to ensure that families will be able to continue to access all other services through other community providers. We are deeply saddened over the loss to the community of this institution after 36 years, but we are proud of the vital work we have done to enhance the lives of those children in our community battling cancer. Your support helped to make that possible.

 

Lisa Roberts

Apr 4, 2016

Rosenthal JCC to close on June 30, 2016

Thanks to all of the donors who have contributed generously to support Special Needs programming at the Rosenthal JCC. Sadly, the JCC will be closing its doors on June 30, 2016. Efforts are being made to ensure that families will be able to continue to access these services through other community providers. We are deeply saddened over the loss to the community of this institution after 36 years, but we are proud of the vital work we have done to enhance the lives of those children in our community with special needs. Your support helped to make that possible.

 

Lisa Roberts

Mar 10, 2016

Sunrise Day Camp Campers celebrate Winter!

Enjoying Musical Entertainment at Winter Reunion
Enjoying Musical Entertainment at Winter Reunion

Sunrise Day Camp Campers celebrate the Winter with a successful “Winter Festival Reunion” !

Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River has 3 camp reunions during the off season to extend the “magic” of camp and to allow for the campers to see each other and various staff members. Sunrise-Pearl River hosted a very successful fall-themed family reunion at the JCC in October 2015 and then another, even more successful, camper-only reunion in December 2015. Over 70 Sunrise campers and 25 staff members attended the third annual “Winter Festival Reunion” on Sunday, December 20 at the Rosenthal JCC in Pleasantville, NY. Campers and staff came in from all over the Metro NY area.

The reunion kicked off with lots of hugs, joy, and laughter as campers reunited with each other and favorite staff. Everyone enjoyed a sing-a-long concert by Michael Aloi of “Songs for Smiles”, a pizza lunch, followed by choices of various activities. Campers enjoyed the “Moon Bounce”, sports and games in the gym, winter-themed crafts and snacks. As a way to “wind down”, everyone relaxed while watching the movie “Minions” and snacking on popcorn in the gym.

One highlight of the reunion was the presentation of holiday gifts that were donated by the Carmel Academy of Greenwich, Connecticut, plus other donors. The story behind the gifts is truly heart-warming. Carmel 3rd grade students participated in a month-long fundraising project. They read books every night and parents donated money based on the amount of time that their child spent reading. The students (after counting the money, which became a math lesson) then purchased age-appropriate toys and gift cards for all of the campers who attended the reunion. Additional funds collected from parents and grandparents supplemented the students’ funds. Another donor of presents was Chavurat Tikvah of Southern Westchester. Sheri Seiler and Erica Baren, from Sunrise's Rock the River Committee, initiated a toy drive in their communities, and they collected and wrapped over 60 beautiful gifts for our campers. 

Sunrise campers were so thrilled with their presents! Thank you to Carmel families, Chavurat Tikvah, Sheri Seiler and Erica Baren! And thank you to our amazing Assistant Camp Director, Jeremy Levin, a teacher at Carmel, for spearheading this meaningful project.

Enjoying the outdoors at Winter Reunion
Enjoying the outdoors at Winter Reunion
Thank you Carmel 2015
Thank you Carmel 2015