Saturday, July 02, 2022

Community News

Highland Park’s Ohav Emeth Dedicates Torah

Hundreds of people from the Highland Park/Edison community joined Dalia Braun and her family to celebrate the dedication of a sefer Torah written in memory of her husband, Alan Braun, z”l, who passed away last year.

The celebratory procession grew


Passaic’s St. Mary’s Hospital Honors Dr. Elliott Samet, z”l

“For whatever reason, we as doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals have been selected to carry out a most holy task: to help play a role in the healing of another human being. It is a great responsibility which comes with great rewards and pitfalls. Let no one here think it is


BMOB Bids Farewell to Rabbi Stavsky, Welcomes Rabbi Turk as Interim Rabbi

When Rabbi Moshe Stavsky assumed the role of morah d’atra of Beit Midrash of Bergenfield (BMOB) almost 11 years ago, the congregation was housed in a small, private home on South Prospect Avenue and hosted a membership of 60 families, mainly in their 30s and 40s.



Teaneck Shade Tree Advisory Board Plants Rosy Dogwood In Honor of Past DPW Director Kevin Arahill

The skies cooperated on Wednesday, June 22, as over 40 Teaneck community members gathered for the annual Arbor Day ceremony in Terhune Park. The event was organized by Teaneck’s Shade Tree Advisory Board, composed for over a decade of local residents dedicated to beautifying the green landscape the town by


Shomrei Torah Holds 47th Annual Dinner Honoring Its Past, Present and Future

(Courtesy of Shomrei Torah) On June 12, Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn held its 47th annual dinner to recognize the shul’s past members, recent leadership and bright future. Shomrei Torah Rabbi Andrew Markowitz tied the event to the week’s parsha, Behaalotcha, by explaining how Ahron HaKohen


New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance Advocates for Businesses on Capitol Hill

(Courtesy of NJJBA) The New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance Mission to D.C. on June 22 was very well received on Capitol Hill and by government officials. As part of the Day of Advocacy in the Nation’s Capital, NJJBA members met with senior officials at the Department of Commerce as well as Senator Cory Booker


Makor Institute Presents: A Mental Health Primer: What Every Parent Needs to Know

(Courtesy of Makor) “Is my child’s fear about going to school normal?”

“My 9-year-old daughter prefers playing by herself. Is that healthy?”

In our increasingly complex world, even the most conscientious and dedicated parents can use an extra


Project SARAH Statewide Women’s Groups: Reaching Those in Need Across NJ

As we continue to find our way back to pre-pandemic normal, we’re all relishing opportunities to disconnect from Zoom and forge the kind of real-life connections we might have taken for granted before March 2020. This includes a return to in-person psychotherapy—a boon, especially to the many adults and children who have suffered mental


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Celebrates at Annual Lavish Lunches Event

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Lavish Lunches Evening Edition was hosted by Orly and Shlomo Chen at their home in Tenafly on June 2; and the JCC held a Mitzvah Lunch for seniors on June 7.

Lavish Lunches Evening Edition brought a large community of women


Bar Mitzvah Project At Bris Avrohom Helps Young Boys Become Men

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) The rabbis at Bris Avrohom put together an all-encompassing program to prepare boys for their bar mitzvah day. The project includes learning the basic Hebrew reading, the blessings of the Torah and preparing them to read their haftorah. Also included are informative and interactive lessons about


The Jewish Historical Society Of North Jersey Presents: ‘Jewish New York’

The Jewish Historical Society is excited to host Martin Schneit, a lifelong New Yorker, historian and licensed New York City tour guide, to present “Jewish New York” on Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Schneit has spent his adult life lecturing at a variety of institutions in the New York area about all aspects of


Congregation Keter Torah to Host Nechama Price This Shabbat

This Shabbat, July 2, at 7 p.m. at Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, Professor Nechama Price will speak on “Scapegoats of the Torah: Datan, Aviram and the Eruv Rav.”

Professor Price is the director of Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies for Women and a Senior

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