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Interfaith Vigil in Lyon Park with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert, click to view on news channel 12.

Interfaith vigil in Port Chester, calling for love and inclusion in the wake of the racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, click to view.

 

Rabbi Alpert named Fellow for Rabbis without borders program

Rabbi Alpert brings her tremendous skill set to her new role as a Rabbis without Borders fellow. "Rabbis Without Borders is the first Rabbinic Network in America that spans denominations, geography and experience. Serving over 2 million people in the United States to date, Rabbis Without Borders is uniquely poised to serve the needs of today’s increasingly diverse American population. By envisioning a world where Jewish wisdom is a source for wellbeing for anyone anywhere, the rabbis in the RWB Network are committed to serving people wherever they may be: affiliated or not, Jewishly educated or not, with Jewish connections or none. These rabbis share their Torah in pluralistic, innovative ways grounded by a sense of service to all. For more information on Rabbis Without Borders, see their website at http://rabbiswithoutborders.org/ (April 16, 2017)

 

HELENE WURTZEL ON RICHARD FRENCH LIVE SHOW FOR HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Helene Wurtzel was interviewed on the Fios1 talk show about the curriculum at Congregation KTI and how we try to teach children the small changes we can all make and understanding the foundations of the Holocaust. What are the reprecussions when "hatred and prejudice takes over." (January 28, 2017)

 

RaBBI aLPERT NAMED FIRST WOMAN CHAPLAIN OF POLICE

KTI'S Rabbi Alpert "combines a passion for social justice and community activism with deep religious knowledge" which will guide her as she uses an interfaith approach to counsel the department through bereavement and other community issues in her role as Chaplain of the Port Chester Police Department. (August 4, 2016)

 

KTI IS THE LOCATION OF A FEATURE FILM

KTI was the location for scenes from the film "This is Where I Leave You", starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. Approximately 40 KTI members were extras in the scenes. Read more about it in the Westmore News article "Hollywood is coming to Congregation KTI". (May 10, 2014) 

JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICA

Watch as Rabbi Alpert discusses what it means to be a Jew in America and the Pew study on the state of Jewish identity on RNN. Watch the video

Cuba mission

This summer, Rabbi Alpert and Aaron Kischel led a group to Cuba to explore Jewish heritage there and contribute medical supplies and goods to their community.  Members of the congregation have crystallized some of their thoughts and lessons from the humanitarian outreach in the Westmore News article entitled "Connecting with Cuba" (July 16, 2013)

Ethiopia MIssion

This summer, Rabbi Alpert and KTI member Nancy Kansler were invited by UJA Federation to participate in the last mission to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel to begin life anew.  Read more about this mission in Port Chester Patch article: "PC Rabbi and KTI Member Escort Ethipoian Jews to Israel" (June 24, 2013)

RABBI ALPERT DISCUSSES HER MISSIONS

Watch as Rabbi Alpert discusses her missions to Cuba and Ethiopia on RNN. Watch the video.  

Character Breakfast

KTI ECP had a very successful character breakfast fundraiser (April 1, 2012).  The breakfast was sold out and, in addition to Mickey, Scooby, Strawberry Shortcake, Elmo and Cinderella, we had fifty families attend.  We had a raffle, silent auction, entertainment, face painting, etc.  

Channel 12 paid us a visit and you can view the televised clip here.

Rabbi Alpert to be Honored by Hadassah

 Patch.com: Port Chester Rabbi Honored for Commitment to Community, Israel 

Purim 2012

Patch.com: Port Chester Congregation Gears Up For Festive Holiday of Purim 

Port Chester Westmore News: A Purim Celebration 

Rye Brook Westmore News: Purim Carnival at KTI