On September 19, 1965, the Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, at 3880 Sedgwick Avenue was dedicated. The Mistress of Ceremonies was former Miss America, Bess Myerson and among the guests was Mayor John Lindsay. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the building, you will have an opportunity to see pictures and videos of the dedication. There will also be a video of the dedication of the first Jewish Center building on Gouveneur Avenue from the 1940’s.
VCJC will be holding a brunch on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM, catered by Cafeccino’s Bakery for $15 per person. The brunch menu includes bagels, lox, cream cheese, muffins, omelets, quiche, pastries coffee and tea. Reservations are required by calling VCJC at 718-884-6105, or by sending your name, contact information, how many attending and a check to VCJC, 3880 Sedgwick Ave; Bronx, NY 10463.
Whether you lived in Van Cortlandt Village then or moved in recently, this will be a great time to come reminisce about this historic event. If you have pictures of any events at Van Cortlandt Jewish Center, bring them with you, we’d love to see them.