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White Plains Library Foundation Receives Major Gift

A gift of one million dollars to the White Plains Library Foundation will enable the White Plains Public Library to complete renovations of its first floor and construct The Hub, its new library for adults. The Hub—sure to be a popular destination in downtown White Plains—will provide a new, attractive venue for learning and relaxation, with room for reading, studying, and collaboration, access to improved technology, new community meeting areas, and a Café & Friends’ Bookstore.

“This tremendously generous gift underscores how much the White Plains community values its Library,” said White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach. “The City is proud to work with the Library Foundation to revitalize our 45-year-old Library building and ensure that it will provide excellent services for all our residents, for years to come. I commend the extraordinary leadership of our anonymous friends, and thank our community for bringing this project closer to a reality.”

The gift from anonymous donors, along with funds from the City of White Plains and an additional $500,000 being raised by the Foundation, will provide the funding to complete the renovation of the Library’s first floor, including the creation of The Hub. The first phase of construction, also a partnership between the City and the Foundation, saw the creation of The Edge, the Library’s award-winning library for teens.

“This gift inspires all of us to step up and help close the gap,” said Diane Tabakman, president of the White Plains Library Foundation. “Join us in creating a transformed Library for our community by contributing generously to the Campaign for The Hub.”

For more information, contact Libby Hollahan, executive director, White Plains Library Foundation, 914-422-6995,


WESTMED Medical Group Marks Grand Opening of New Westchester Facility

Development Partners Simone Healthcare Development and Fareri Associates Join Community Leaders to Celebrate First New Construction on Westchester Avenue in 25 Years

3030 ribbon cutting

From left, William Mooney III, Director, Westchester County Office of Economic Development; Westchester Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett; Joanna Simone, Director of Leasing & Property Management, Simone Development; Patricia Simone, Vice President of Leasing & Operations, Simone Development; Joseph Simone, President & CEO, Simone Development; Anthony Viceroy, President, WESTMED Practice Partners and CFO, WESTMED Medical Group; Pat Simone, founder, Simone Development; John Fareri, President & CEO, Fareri Associates; Brenda Fareri, Fareri Associates; Harrison Town Supervisor Ron Belmont


Westchester Adult Jewish Education Program (WAJE) 
WAJE logo as jpg      What Can WAJE Teach You??
WAJE (Westchester Adult Jewish Education) is beginning to put together its 2015-16 catalog, and we want your ideas! More text-based classes? Spiritual explorations? Trips or tours? Art history? Interfaith or multi-cultural programs? Current events affecting us Jews in Westchester? Short or long courses? Morning, noon,or night?  We welcome ALL your suggestions! Contact us at WAJE@wjcouncil.orgSign Up for Upcoming Spring ClassesVisit for details and to register and pay online.For more information contact Alice Tenney, WAJE Director or Jane Rubin, WAJE Administrator.Westchester Adult Jewish Education (WAJE), of the Westchester Jewish Council, offers quality classes for adult learners of all backgrounds throughout the year and throughout Westchester County.