Press Releases

IMAGE Magazine: Spring 2019

February 05, 2019

The Phoenix: “Torah and Tanakh” Program Bringing Community to YOF

January 04, 2019

Beginning this fall, the high school has launched a creative and bold new Torah and Tanakh program. In partnership with the Sephardic Community Alliance (SCA), Flatbush opens its doors to women in the community to learn Tanakh in our new Ben Haim Bet Midrash. These new classes are offered...

Rabbinical Endorsement: Teach NYS

March 09, 2018

The tuition crisis is one of the most important issues facing our community today. Government funding has long been viewed as a critical means to alleviate this problem and bring in new revenue sources into our most important institutions, our schools and our most precious assets, our children...

Rabbinical Endorsement: AIPAC Policy Conference

February 28, 2018

On March 4th - 6th, a very special event will take place in our na on's capital. The AIPAC (American Israel Political Affairs Committee) Policy Conference is one of the largest, annual events to be hosted in Washington, DC. The unique Israel- United States relationship has been fostered over decades and has resulted in billions of dollars in aid, as well as diploma c support for a country we all hold close to our hearts. Become another important voice amongst the 18,000 that are making sure that the American and Israeli agendas are and continue to be aligned....

SCA Announces New President

February 15, 2018

I am both humbled and excited about my appointment as President of the Sephardic Community Alliance. Since its inception close to 10 years ago, the organization has sought to unite member organizations across the community with a shared value system. The SCA has enabled community institutions to leverage assets across multiple organizations, sharing resources, leaders and facilities to better serve the community...

Flatbush Jewish Journal: Former U.K. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Comes to Flatbush

October 26, 2017

IMAGE Magazine: The SCA's Women's Learning Program

March 01, 2017

On February 6th, the Sephardic Community Alliance (SCA) Women's Learning Program kicked off...

IMAGE Magazine: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Joseph Dweck Inspire Community Teens

December 01, 2016

As Americans, as Jews and as people nearing the end of a very tumultuous year, we are confronted with many...

The Phoenix: Revered British Rabbeim Visit New York

December 01, 2016

The SCA event was a combined fundraiser, catered sushi reception and an almost 90 minute moderated conversation between Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Joseph Dweck, (pictured above) – all targeted directly towards young Jews under 30...

The Flame: Honored Rabbis Speak at Sephardic Community Alliance Event

December 02, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15, the Sephardic Community Alliance organized an event for Syrian Jews in the National Museum of Jewish History. It was for young adults from the ages of 18-30, to hear the speeches of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Dweck.The room was packed with 600 young men and...

The Jewish Voice: At SCA Event, Rabbis Ponder Judaism’s Future For A Millennial Audience

November 23, 2016

The SCA event was a combined fundraiser, catered sushi reception and an almost 90 minute moderated conversation between Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Joseph Dweck, (pictured above) – all targeted directly towards young Jews under 30...

IMAGE Magazine: SCA Summer Learning Programs

June 01, 2016

The Sephardic Community Alliance is offering summer programs...

IMAGE Magazine: Knesset Member Danny Dannon’s Address to the Sephardic Community

April 01, 2015

On a recent Saturday night, Knesset Member Danny Dannon was invited by the Sephardic Community Alliance (SCA) to address community members at Congregation Mikdash Eliyahu. There, he outlined his plans for the future as an active Israeli statesman, and provided a personal account of the current state of global affairs...

IMAGE Magazine: Unexpected Experiences on ILEAD trip

September 01, 2014

I anticipated my ILEAD trip to Israel for months...

UJA Fed NY: How Brooklyn Sephardic Teens Helped Israelis Under Attack

September 05, 2014

A critical part of leadership is learning to adapt on short notice when needs change unexpectedly. For 40 rising high school seniors in the Israel Leadership and Development (ILead) program, a division of the Sephardic Community Alliance in Brooklyn, their 30-day trip to Israel this summer proved to be an enormous test...

IMAGE Magazine: What Will Our Community Look Like 20 Years From Now?

June 01, 2014

What will our community look like in 20 years? When we ask ourselves this critical question, we need to consider the social, economical and spiritual factors. Advances in science, technology and social media are overwhelming. While no one can predict the future, a review of our past may help us better prepare for the unknown...

My Flatbush Life: Hands-on Leadership Experience: ILead 2013

August 13, 2013

This past July I had the privilege of going on a program called Ilead with other students from Yeshivah of Flatbush and other schools. I’m sure you’re asking yourself the same question that I’ve heard countless times over the past 8 weeks; “So what’s Ilead?” There isn’t a simple answer - there are no two lines that can sum up our 5 incredible weeks in Israel. Hopefully, I can try to give you a bit of insight and maybe even an answer...

IMAGE Magazine: I-LEAD Campers Explain What It Means To Be a Leader

August 08, 2011

Since camp began, the community has been abuzz about the SCA’s Israel leadership training program, I-LEAD. The trip included an intensive hands-on journey through Israel, in a fashion both unconventional and intense. The Sephardic Community Alliance (SCA) wanted those involved to embark on an experience of self-discovery; to learn more about what it means to love the State of Israel, and to know what it means to be a leader. The five week intensive course, as it is called, traveled Israel in its entirety, exposing the select group of 20 boys and 20 girls to a side of the country that would never be seen on a typical bar mitzvah trip...

IMAGE Magazine: The SCA Offers Exciting Learning Programs

April 11, 2011

Last summer, the SCA sponsored a learning program in conjunction with the Sephardic Rabbinical College and The Allegra Franco Sephardic Women’s Teachers College. They developed an extensive learning program at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Deal (Hathaway Shul). With the cooperation of Rabbi Farhi and Joe Cayre, the program ran smoothly and was a resounding success...

IMAGE Magazine: A Movement Reborn

May 01, 2010

In order to identify the events, ideas, people and moments that...

IMAGE Magazine: Sephardic Community Alliance

September 01, 2009

WHAT IS THE SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY ALLIANCE “SCA”? We are a group of concerned members of our Sephardic community. We are doctors, lawyers, prominent business people, presidents and board members of community institutions, and other concerned lay people...

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