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Think Pink With JFNNJ at Englewood Hospital for Sharsheret’s Pink Day

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Volunteer Center and its Women’s Philanthropy are teaming up with Sharsheret on PINK Day for Think Pink! An Evening of Women’s Health and Wellness. Participants will hear from a panel of health and wellness professionals, enjoy stress-busting yoga, chair massages, healthy smoothies and power bars and explore Sharsheret’s vital programs and services. PINK Day will take place Wednesday, February 10, 7 to 9:30 pm at The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital, 350 Engle Street, 5th floor, Englewood. Couvert is $36. Please register at www.jfnnj.org/pinkday. For questions, please contact [email protected], 201-820-3947 or [email protected] or 201-820-3906. Dress comfortably.

Counter-BDS Expert to Speak at FDU

Dr. Eric Mandel, founder and director of MEPIN, the Middle East Political and Information Network, will present on “Attacks from the BDS Crowd: The 10 Nastiest Things You Will Hear about Israel and What to Do about it,” on Wednesday evening, March 2, at 7:30 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck. Mandel is also Northeast co-chair of StandWithUs and is a frequent speaker on the subject of the campus climate, vis a vis BDS. He will debunk the most common myths about Israel and the Middle East, and present the most effective ways to counter them.

This event is free and open to the entire community and is sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Hillel. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Mark Special Occasions With Teaneck Trees of Love

Plant a tree in a Teaneck park on the occasion of any celebration, an anniversary, a new baby, a graduation, to honor wildlife, a grandchild, a birthday, a wedding or to memorialize a loved one.

The Township of Teaneck’s Shade Tree Advisory Board is delighted to sponsor its program, Trees of Love, providing the opportunity to plant a tree in a township park.

The $350* fee will cover the cost of the tree, planting, water bag and an inscribed granite plaque. Choose from a wide variety of native trees and select the park of your choice. Tree orders can be placed throughout the year but trees will be planted only in spring and autumn.

For a list of trees, a list of parks and a downloadable application form, go to www.teanecknj.gov/trees-of-love/ (see links to the left of the poster). For more information, email us at [email protected].

Paper copies also available at the Teaneck Library.

*Tree and water bag are tax deductible.

B’nai Yeshurun to Host Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz as Scholar-in-Residence

The adult education committee of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun is proud to host Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz as the Joseph N. Muschel Scholar in Residence on Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim, February 5-6.

Rabbi Dr. Katz will speak at the Friday night oneg at 8 on “The Battle Between Gracia Mendes and Pope Paul IV in the 1550s.” He will speak again on Shabbat morning after Shacharit in the Old Main on “Cossacks and Jews, 1648-49” and a third time after Mincha* at 5:05 p.m. on “Beyond Yeshivish: R’ Yisrael Salanter, R’ Avraham Elya Kaplan and Thinking Out of the Box.”

Rabbi Dovid Katz is the rav of Cong. Beth Abraham of Baltimore. He is also a visiting professor (history) at The Johns Hopkins University (Dept. Near-Eastern Studies). A native of Baltimore, Rabbi Katz is a musmach of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, ordained by the late Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, and he learned many years in the Ner Israel Kollel. Rabbi Katz also has a BA and an MS from The Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD (History) from the University of Maryland College Park. Rabbi Katz was a contributing editor of the Artscroll Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, and he has published articles in the Journal of Halacha & Contemporary Society. He lectures widely on Jewish history and rabbinic literature. His annual winter lectures in Baltimore on Saturday nights on the history of the State of Israel draw over 400 people each week.

*Note: new time for Mincha: 4:45 pm

Areyvut and Yeshivat Noam to Host Chesed Fair

On Wednesday, February 10  from 7:30pm until 8:15pm, Areyvut and Yeshivat Noam will be hosting a chesed fair for its 5th grade girls, 6th grade boys and their parents. Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from a variety of organizations and learn how they can volunteer and get involved in the community. The fair will then be open to the broader community from 8:15pm until 9:00pm. Agencies attending include: American Friends of Leket, AMIT, Hebrew Free Burial Association, Ohel and more.

The goal of this program is to help inspire meaningful chesed projects and to ignite a passion for giving back to the community. It will take place at Yeshivat Noam, 70 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ.  If you have any questions about the event, email [email protected] or call 201-244-6702.

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