Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Community News

Popular Pesach Vacation Destinations: A Look at Passover Programs in Florida and Morocco

Pesach ended about one month ago but TotallyJewishTravel.com (TJT) is already counting down to Passover 2023, which begins on Wednesday night, April 5th and ends on Thursday night, April 13th (Wednesday, April 12th in Israel). TotallyJewishTravel.com prides itself on offering the best resource for all of your vacation planning. TJT is busy with Shavuot programs, summer


Passaic’s Ahavas Israel Dedicates Sefer Torah

Sholom Dreyfuss, z”l, had already been a career ba’al korei par excellence for three decades at age 42 when he was tragically taken by the COVID virus in November 2020.

Shortly following his bar mitzvah in Kew Gardens Hills, he became the regular ba’al


Jewish Families Cope With Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

For months, stores have been struggling to stock enough baby formula, even as manufacturers insist they are producing at full capacity. In February, the Food and Drug Administration shut down a formula production facility run by Abbott Nutrition, which makes Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products, due to potential bacterial infections.


Two NJ Residents Among Valedictorians Of YU Class of 2022

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Dafna Levine, from Teaneck, valedictorian of the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies at Stern College for Women; and Yeshiva College valedictorian Yehuda Goldberg, from Passaic, have received these impressive honors, reflecting their remarkable achievements in every facet of their


Touro College of Pharmacy Inducts Two Teaneckers To Honor Society

Congratulations to two Touro College of Pharmacy Class of 2023 students from Teaneck who were recently inducted into the school’s Rho Chi Honor Society. Both women also hold officer positions on the executive board of the Delta Nu chapter. From left: Haley Kandelshein is VP and secretary and Tzivia (Linfield) Gutman is treasurer


Jewish Home Joins JCC Rubin Run

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family’s Team Jewish Home was proud to send 54 participants to the Kaplen JCC’s Rubin Run! Participants placed first in their age groups in both the 5k and 10k races as well, and were the largest group represented at the annual Mothers Day event. Team Jewish Home will also


Beth Abraham Breaks Ground for Expansion

On a day with near-perfect weather, a crowd of nearly 300, including Beth Abraham’s rabbinic and lay leadership, members and local dignitaries showed up for an afternoon of fun for the kids, a sumptuous picnic-dinner buffet and a personal address from


Jewish Federation in Heart Of NJ to Offer Cyber Threats And Best Practices Seminar

Phishing, compromised passwords and weak network security are growing concerns in the Jewish community. Increase your cyber awareness and learn best practices on how to protect your sensitive information in an “Cyber Threats & Best Practices” online seminar sponsored by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, at noon on


Enjoy Israeli Wines and Learn About Owning Agricultural Land in Israel

Why did Moshe Rabeinu want to enter the land of Israel? To fulfill the mitzvot Hatluyot Ba’aretz. Come and learn about owning agricultural land in Israel and performing the mitzvot Hatlyuot Ba’aretz while living abroad.

RAIN will welcome Rabbi


YIOT Hosts Blood Drive

Young Israel of Teaneck, at 868 Perry Lane, will be hosting an emergency blood drive in memory of Mary Schatz, z”l on Thursday, June 9, from 1-7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but to make an appointment, sign up on


Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month

The Young Israel of Pelham Parkway, located at 900 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, New York, is proud to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month on Sunday, May 29 at noon with a festive catered meal, raffles, live music and words of Jewish inspiration from our guest speakers. Please join us and show your Jewish pride. Please RSVP at


CT Sen. Blumenthal Visits Englewood

Earlier this month U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) visited the Englewood home of Mayor Michael and Amy Wildes for a discussion on international affairs and the impact on the tri-state area. A joint effort with NORPAC and other community leaders, the event raised funds in support of the Senator’s re-election bid for a third

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