Y Perspectives

Hanukkah: A Holiday for the Public Square
Hanukkah is a holiday regularly stuck between popular mythology and ancient history. When asking the...
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Thanks to Life
Thanks to Life, originally Gracias a la Vida, is a famous folk song, written by Chilean author Violeta...
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Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce Today
Most people agree that investing in youth is important ...
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Congratulations, Michael!
Congratulations! On behalf of the Y’s Board, staff, and entire community, we applaud Y Chief Operating...
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Helping Older Adults Age in Place
Older adults living in our community are struggling with food insecurity, social isolation, inaccessible...
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Yom Kippur: The Hardest Word
The traditional imagery of Yom Kippur is not subtle. On Yom Kippur, dressed in white, Jews abstain ...
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Rosh Hashanah: A Personal Lighthouse
During Rosh Hashanah, we are asked to shed the hubris of our accomplishments in pursuit of an honest...
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Workforce Development and Youth Employment Thrive at the Y
While the pandemic continues, and we still face uncertain days ahead, the Y remains committed to workforce...
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Smiles, S'mores, and More!
Summer 2021 will be remembered by many as the time we were able to take giant steps forward in the post-pandemic...
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The Future is Bright for Washington Heights and Inwood
As New York City now faces a brighter future, we’re filled with hope for our community, which has been...
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Helping the Most Vulnerable in Our Community
The Y has been a pillar of strength and hope for Northern Manhattan for more than 100 years, but what...
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Who We Are: Values Walking Tour — June
The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking...
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Addressing Mental Health Challenges In Our Community
Throughout the pandemic, the Y addressed the unique consequences brought on during this especially trying...
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Who We Are: Values Walking Tour — May
The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking...
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Who We Are: Values Walking Tour — April
The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking...
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Helping Holocaust Survivors and the Homebound Elderly
A year has passed since our lives were abruptly turned upside down and, through it all, the Y has been...
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Who We Are: Values Walking Tour — March
The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking...
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Drum roll, please . . .
We're thrilled to share the brand new logo of the Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life! The...
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Who We Are: Values Walking Tour — February
The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking...
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MLK Day of Volunteering
On Monday, January 18, More than 200 volunteers from 75 families came together at the Y to pack condiment...
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Who We Are: Values Walking Tour — January
The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking...
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