Religions and Spirituality

Yorktown Jewish Center Unaffected by Tenant’s Closing


YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Jewish Center is “alive and well,” despite one of its tenants, Rosenthal Jewish Community Center of Northern Westchester, shuttering its doors at the end of June, a representative of the building said.

Rosenthal JCC recently announced it will be closing its Pleasantville headquarters, as well as its other locations in Westchester. The organization has rented space at the Yorktown Jewish Center since 2012 to run a nursery school program. That program will cease operations in June, said Mike Mirsky, the Yorktown Jewish Center’s vice president of communications.

“Let me assure you the Yorktown Jewish Center is alive and well and open for ‘business’ as a very active center for Conservative Judaism in the Northern Westchester/Southern Putnam area,” Mirsky said.

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In a letter dated Dec. 10, 2015, executives of Rosenthal JCC explained the reason for its closing:

“Our decision is driven by changing demographics, increased competition and rising economic challenges,” said the letter, written jointly by president Jessica Morgenthal and executive director Ellie Aronowitz. “These realities have left us unable to remain viable for the long term. While heart-wrenching, closing our doors is the most responsible path of action.”

Rosenthal JCC, which opened 36 years ago, also has day camps in Croton-on-Hudson and Pearl River.

The Yorktown Jewish Center is located at 2966 Crompond Road, near Loretta Street.

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