Our Mission:

The Riverdale Jewish Project is a group for young adults in the community who get together socially. The group started in 2013 as a joint initiative with Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, and is continuing to grow each month. RJP is for both people in relationships and those that are single, and participants are generally in their 20s or early 30s. The goal of RJP is for young Jewish professionals in Manhattan/Riverdale/Bronx/Westchester to find a community of other young Jewish adults. We organize monthly Shabbat dinners, holiday programs, and social events, either hosted at people’s homes or fun activities in the community.

Meet our Program Coordinator…Yoel Shulman!

Yoel Shulman, Program Coordinator

Yoel is friendly, energetic, hard-working, and passionate about Jewish life, qualities that make him the perfect fit for this role. In role RJP, Yoel oversees the day to day operations of the group, collaborates with the leadership team on programming, promotes events via social media, and acts alongside Sam Buchbinder as a liaison between the CSAIR synagogue leadership and RJP.  In his free time, Yoel enjoys spending time with friends and family, catching the latest Mets (don’t tell anyone!) or Knicks games, listening to music, and having fun!

For more information about joining and/or to share any possible ideas you may have, please contact us.

Meet our leadership team:

Sam Buchbinder, Leadership Team

Sam Buchbinder is a native Chicagoan who moved out to New York after to start teaching High School History in the Bronx. Eight years, and hundreds of students, later, Sam is still teaching at the same school. After Sam and his wife Kim moved to Riverdale from the Upper West Side, he began coming to RJP events and has not stopped since. From Shabbat dinners to weekly basketball, Sam enjoys attending and planning different events. In his free time, Sam is an avid crossword solver and constructor, most recently coming in 444th place in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. At some point this year, you can attempt his third New York Times puzzle.

tba, Shabbat Coordinator

Alex Kaplan, Tech Coordinator