Friday, March 24, 2023

Community News

NBN MedEx: Aliyah for The Medical Community

The Glenpointe Marriott was festooned with blue and white Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) banners March 19-20, as once again it was hosting the NBN “MedEx” event. The event is designed to provide premedical and medical professionals, both in advanced stages of planning aliyah or at the beginning stages of


Foxman to Address Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration

As in the past 35 years, the Teaneck Holocaust Committee has been busy for many months preparing for its annual Holocaust commemoration to coincide with the international marking of Yom Hashoah. Working diligently, original members who themselves are children of Holocaust survivors collaborated with several new, young


SINAI and Touro Team Up To Offer Teacher Fellowship

(Courtesy of Touro University) Recognizing a national shortage of qualified teachers in Jewish and special education, SINAI schools and Touro University have partnered to create the SINAI Teacher Fellowship Program, which will begin this fall. This trailblazing collaboration offers current and prospective


Chai Lifeline Hosts Camp Simcha Retreat for Families Living With Cancer

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Summer-camp campuses often lay quiet during the cold winter months, but Camp Simcha’s sprawling 125-acre campus in upstate New York was filled with laughter, friendship and learning this past weekend for the Chai Lifeline LH Family Retreat for families living with pediatric cancer. Families


Advocates Lobby to Pass Tuition Loan Program For Students With Special Needs

Bureaucratic delays are preventing kids with special needs from getting an adequate education. Legislation will provide bridge loans to cover costs during city’s long reimbursement process.

(Courtesy of OU) Councilmember Justin Brannan (D-Brooklyn) took a major first step to solve a


Lubavitch on the Palisades Invites Community To Family Seder

(Courtesy Lubavitch on the Palisades) On Wednesday and Thursday, April 5 and 6, all singles, grandparents, children and families are welcome to SAVE TIME • SAVE MONEY • SAVE STRESS with a FAMILY SEDER. With the comforts of home at Lubavitch on the Palisades.

The Community Seder will feature:


Bris Avrohom Distributes Handmade Shmura Matzah

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom has begun its distribution of over 5,000 boxes of matzah, which are accompanied by a Pesach guide in Russian or English, in order to teach everyone how to conduct their own seder. A selling of the chametz authorization form is also included.

The rabbis of


Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn Holds Pre-Pesach Event

(Courtesy of Shomrei Torah) On Sunday evening, March 12, Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn hosted a Men’s Seder Summit in the newly renovated Inge and Fredy Heiser Simcha Hall. Over four delicious courses, paired with four exquisite wines the men listened to four inspiring divrei Torah to get ready for the upcoming holiday of Pesach.


Orthodox Forum of Edison/HP Hosts Talk by OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer

What does the future hold for Orthodox Jewry? Rabbi Moshe Hauer, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union (OU). tackled that topic as he presented “Orthodox Jewry Looking Forward from 2023” at the Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park’s final presentation of the season. Nearly 50 people joined the session, in person


OU Women’s Division Announces Annual Leadership Summit May 1-2 in NJ

OU’s women’s initiative brings back conference designed to train and support lay leaders.

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative has announced that its second Leadership Summit will take place May 1-2 at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel in Eatontown, New Jersey.

The goals


BJC @ Pelham Parkway Plans Community Passover Seder

The Bronx Jewish Center @Pelham Parkway is hosting a community Passover seder for all of its Bronx and Westchester residents. Please join them for a warm and inviting atmosphere and gourmet Passover cuisine. Enjoy a meaningful and interactive seder with your children and family and friends. The Bronx Jewish Center is located at 900 Pelham


Join Chabad of West Orange For a Community Seder

Relive the Exodus, discuss and sing from the Haggadah, and enjoy a delicious Seder complete with hand-made matzah, wine and a wonderful home-made dinner spiced with unique traditions and customs.

First Seder night:Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., at Chabad of West Orange, 401 Pleasant

Sign up now!