Community People

Riverdalian at the White House

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Community mourns loss of Debbie Bowden

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Debbie Bowden on Sunday January 29, 2012. Passionately dedicated to the Riverdale community, its children, and especially the public schools therein, she taught Speech and Language in the New York City school system, was a former Parents Association president at P.S. 24 and a [...]

Author of Holocaust memoirs, now an Atria resident

Thursday, September 2, 2010

By PAULETTE SCHNEIDER Atria Riverdale resident Renée Fersen Osten has become an expert in what she calls “re-normalizing” in new and different circumstances. The 78-year-old Holocaust survivor has already written several memoirs—about her life as a hidden child, sheltered along with her older sister, Yvonne, in a French convent during World War II and about [...]

Sam Sobel Dies

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

By LAUREL NOBLE Riverdale resident, active member and former president of the Conservative Synagogue Adath of Israel Riverdale, Sam Sobel passed away over the weekend of August 1. Sobel was considered a “chaver” (friend) at CSAIR, an honor given only to major contributors of service and support. “Sam was a representative of the person we [...]

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