Random Upper West Side Newsbits for this week:

Shul Happenings:
–  Jewish Center: Rabbi Yosie Levine is being formally installed this shabbos (11/1/08) as the new senior rabbi of the Jewish Center, Replacing Rabbi Ari Berman who is off to Israel. Former former Rabbi JJ Schacter and more importantly young person extrordinare Hindy Poupko (Galena) will be speaking after services this shabbos, along with Rabbi Levine's acceptance speeech. Most importantly, installation kiddush to follow  If you don't have any Friday Night plans, they are also having an Oneg in Rabbi Levine's honor at the shul at 830PM.

Lincoln Square Synagogue: Lincoln Square is getting back in touch with Young professionals with new scholar in residence Elana Stein Hain leading the charge and starting a once a month Young Professional minyan for

called the AMSTERDAM MINYAN. If you need a break from the same people at Jewish Center/Young Israel/OZ – this is your best bet. More info at


OZ: Renowned Radio Rabbi and personality, R' Dovid Goldwasser will be speaking at OZ this shabbos. 22 minutes and he'll give you the world from a new torah perspective. Should be awesome.

Young Israel:
YIWS is still dominating the young couple world and Rabbi Cohen will be presenting the first of his monthly parenting seminar lectures at MDS, November 6. The topic of the lecture is “Heroic Parenting – Making Time for Our Children”. The class will be given between 8:30 – 9:15 am in the 2nd floor pre-school library. Please click flyer for further details.
West Side Institutoinal:
Politics Shabbaton this weekend! Senior Political Strategist Hank Sheinkopf and more talking election '08!

Wackiness of the West Side:
– 76 year old women caught pickpocketing for the 37th time at Fairway
– Dunkin Donuts is up and running on Amsterdam at 92nd next door to Gan Asia.

Regular – OZ