Monday, January 24, 2022

New Jersey

Stronger Together: Yeshiva University High Schools Hold Annual Dinner of Tribute

(Courtesy of YUHS) On January 12, the Yeshiva University High Schools celebrated the strength of its community at its Annual Dinner of Tribute, held at Marina del Rey. The event highlighted the strength and resilience of the YUHS community as well as the strong mesorah, top-tier education and


1000+ Students Join Mishnah Yomi Jr. Program

It’s the students themselves, in middle school yeshivot and day schools in the NJ/NY area and beyond, who have created an exciting and very successful new paradigm for promoting elective Torah study.

As the Orthodox Union was gearing up to make a


How Can We Protect Ourselves?

In the security briefing offered by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey in the wake of the crisis in Texas, Tim Torell, director of Jewish Community Security at JFNNJ, pointed out that in both the Beth Israel incident and the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh, the severity of the tragedies was mitigated because of recent


Federation Staff Walks the Walk And Talks the Talk

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) Congressman Josh Gottheimer joined the staff at Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey for MLK Service Day. Together, the team packed 13,000 brand new pairs of socks that will be distributed tomorrow to seven different organizations that serve members of the community who are less fortunate.


Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Mobile Museum of Tolerance Is Coming to NY

As we saw only too recently in Texas, there has been a disturbing rise of the world’s oldest hatred, antisemitism, spreading around the world and across political spectrums. There have been increased incidents of anti-Jewish vandalism, harassment, assault, arson and murder in synagogues and other communal institutions. Antisemitism is


Teaneck Holds COVID Panel

Mayor James Dunleavy and Township Manager Dean Kazinci recently moderated a panel of New Jersey state and local government officials and experts in the local health care community for a COVID-19 update. Panel members were Congressman Josh Gottheimer; Deborah Cornavacca, deputy chief of staff for Governor Phil Murphy; Dr. Luke


Bergen Hatzalah Receives Licensure From NJ Department Of Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services

(Courtesy of Bergen Hatzalah) The New Jersey Department of Health’s Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) recently inspected Bergen Hatzalah’s operations, marking the final step in the organization’s state licensure process. Bergen Hatzalah Emergency Medical Services Inc. is the Chevra


Veteran Educator Named [email protected]’ayanot Director

(Courtesy of [email protected]’ayanot) Ilana Picker has been named incoming director of the Rabbi Mark and Linda Karasick Shalem High School at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls in Teaneck. [email protected]’ayanot, a special education high school for girls, provides


Teaneck’s Wexler Brothers to Join A TIME Shas-a-Thon

Imagine 350 chavrusas, learning partners, totaling 700 lomdim, learners, sitting across from each other in an expansive ballroom, learning 10 dapim, pages, of Gemara.. Surrealistic as it may seem, this will be the scene on February 6, 2022, when 700 men will gather at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos beginning at 8:30AM to spend


Virtual Offerings Expand Reach Of Jewish Home’s Parkinson’s Programming

(Courtesy of the Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family’s Parkinson’s Center offers therapies and programming to those living with Parkinson’s to help them fight back against the disease. When the pandemic hit in 2020, the extensive in-person Rock Steady Boxing classes offered by the Jewish Home Family at three sites in Bergen County


HP Mikvah Offers Taharat Hamishpacha Review Series

The Lefkovits Family Park Mikvah in Highland Park is pleased to present a five part taharat hamishpacha review series on Zoom given by Rebbetzin Chayie Chinn, veteran kallah teacher, director of Silver Spring mikvah and certified dating coach.

Rebbetzin Chinn received national attention in the


Jewish Genealogical Society of NY Plans ‘Letters to President of Slovak State, 1939-1945,’ Jan. 23

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York invites members of the public to a two-part lecture featuring Madeline Vadkerty speaking on “Letters to Jozef Tiso, President of the Slovak State 1939-1945,” and Jeff Edelstein speaking on “Czech Records in the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) Archives Names

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