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The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund

is now accepting on-line applications for the 2016-2017 academic year at www.alisafund.org

Awards are made for full time study in a yeshiva, seminary or other approved program. One need not be accepted to apply. Deadline for applications is February 16, 2016.

This is a competitively awarded scholarship of $4,000US and only six are granted each year. Scholarship, volunteer activities, and financial need are some of the factors considered.  Full details, application forms, and lists of previous winners can be obtained at www.alisafund.org

Thursday, December 17

Film Screening: Beneath the Helmet

7:30-9:00PM, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly

A coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. This film illustrates how these young men and women are defending not only their homes, but also the values of peace, equality, opportunity, democracy, religious tolerance and women’s rights. $10

Motzei Shabbat, December 19

Project Ezrah Annual Dinner

8:00-11:30PM, Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood.

Honoring: Rabbi Steven Weil, Amy & Joshua Fogelman, Ellen & Richard Gertler, Emily & Eli Isak, Maren & Robbie Scharf, Rivka & Baruch Stein. Dinner proceeds go directly to client support, enabling them to put food on their tables, stay in their homes and find meaningful employment so that they can be self-supportive and contributing members of our community.

Master Illusionist Oz Pearlman

8:00-10:00PM, JCC of Fort Lee, 1449 Anderson Ave Fort Lee. JCC of Fort Lee Presents 2015 America’s Got Talent Finalist Master Illusionist Oz Pearlman. Join us for an incredible evening of magic and song, featuring an appearance by our very own music man Paul Zim and starring the extraordinary America’s Got Talent finalist Oz Pearlman. Limited tickets available. Members $30. Non Members $36. VIP Reception $75. To order tickets, visit http://geshershalom.org/oz or call 201-947-1735.

Sunday, December 20

Religious Liberty in the Age of Same-Sex Marriage

8:00PM, Congregation Rinat Yisrael, 389 West Englewood Ave, Teaneck

Professor Michael Avi Helfand of Pepperdine Law School will discuss this contemporary topic of great interest. Among the questions that Prof. Helfand, one of the leading experts on religious law and liberty, will discuss are: Must shuls rent out their social halls for same-sex marriages? Do for-profit companies have the right to practice religion? How should the religious rights of Jewish institutions be protected?

Monday, December 21

The Sense of Smell: Seeing Beyond the Surface

7:30-9:00PM, Anshei Lubavitch, 10-10 Plaza Road, Fair Lawn

Sometimes good judgment requires some intuition. The good news is that we are wired to sense more deeply than we can see and hear. But how, and when, can we look beyond the obvious and the tangible? The answer stems from this lesson of body and soul. For more information or to register for the class, please call or text Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, (201) 362-2712.

History and Philosophy of the Zionist Movement

11:00AM, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 1610 Parker Ave, Fort Lee

Jewish History Lecture series with Rabbi Jacob Reiner and Rabbi Zev Goldberg

Tuesday, December 22

Asara B’Tevet Fast

Thursday, December 24

Post Chanukah Party

7:00PM, Young Israel of Fort Lee, 1610 Parker Ave, Fort Lee

-Chinese food and the screening of the film, “Above and Beyond”.  Email [email protected] to reserve a space. $25/person.

Friday, December 25

Ma’ayanot Day of Big Ideas

9:30AM-12:30PM, Ma’ayanot, 1650 Palisade Ave, Teaneck

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Dauber, former Rhodes Scholar on Frightening Jews: What Makes a Jewish Horror Story? With additional lectures by members for Ma’ayanot’s distinguished faculty.

Mish Mash!

11:00AM-12:00PM, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E Clinton Ave

Bring your family to a madcap show of meshugeneh puppets led by renowned ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner. Be forewarned–fantastic fun await you as Jonathan and his wacky, whimsical wooden sidekicks perform this hilarious show. $10- JCC Members, $12- General Admission.

Wednesday, December 30

Yeshiva University Parlor Meeting

7:00PM, At the home of Elisa and Chaim Wietschner, 1335 Trafalgar St, Teaneck

Hear from Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Vice President of University and Community Life; Rabbi Dr. Jacob

J. Schacter, Senior Scholar, YU Center for the Jewish Future; Dean Karen Bacon; The Mordecai D. Katz and Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of the Undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Yeshiva University; Mr. Marc Goldman, Executive Director of the Career Center; and Ms. Debra Pine, Director of Academic and Career Advising, Sy Syms School of Business, about the benefits of educating your child at Yeshiva University. Questions regarding financial aid will also be addressed.

 

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