Wednesday, July 28, 2021

New Jersey

How Ben & Jerry’s Israel Boycott Has United Many Jews

After months of bitter disagreements, it was shocking to see Benjamin Netanyahu finally agree with the rival who took over his beloved throne, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. But some issues simply go too far, and Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its ice cream in “Occupied Palestinian Territories” was one of those.


Dr. Shimshon Isseroff, z”l: A Champion of Talmud Torah

Dr. Shimshon Isseroff, who passed away last Thursday, July 15, in Teaneck at age 100, dedicated his life to supporting and improving Jewish education. As he was one of the elder statesmen of the Talmud Torah movement in America, in May 2020, the USA Chidon HaTanach (Bible Quiz) was renamed the


Touro College and OU Announce 2021 Joint Scholarship Winners

Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander scholarships awarded to outstanding NCSY graduates.

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College, the nation’s largest institution of higher education under Jewish auspices; and the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest


The Yeshiva of Newark at IDT: A Novel Approach Towards a College Degree

For years, the Yeshiva of Newark at IDT, founded by the visionary Jonas family, has offered its college-age students a unique experience in a supportive environment, sending its graduates out into the world with both Torah values and in-demand skills required for successful careers in IT and business


Tenafly Hosts Holocaust Education Program In Response to Controversial ‘Hitler Report’

The borough of Tenafly continues its effort to address the recent incident in which a public school student, dressed in costume, presented a report about Hitler, which was subsequently displayed in the school hallway. Tenafly Mayor Mark Zinna and the municipal leadership have responded to the incident by working with the Simon


Bergen Chaverim Assists Kiryas Joel Ambulance

(Courtesy of Chaverim of BC) Early last Friday morning, Chaverim of Bergen County received a call for assistance from a Kiryas Joel ambulance whose tire was destroyed by road debris. Multiple Chaverim volunteers responded and were on-site for over four hours as they strategized how to remove the damaged


YCT Rabbinical School Convenes Leaders & Rabbis to Tackle Climate Crisis

(Courtesy of YCT) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah invites the community to join its Second Annual Climate Conference, to be held on Zoom this Sunday, July 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Panelists and speakers include a variety of communal leaders and scholars from the U.S. and Israel, including Rabbis David Bigman, Yuval Cherlow, Barry


Rabbi Shalom Hammer Addresses Mental Health Issues at CBY

Last Wednesday evening, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun welcomed Rabbi Shalom Hammer to discuss the delicate topics of mental health and suicide awareness. Rabbi Hammer shared the story of his daughter Gila, a vibrant, adventurous and beautiful young woman who, on December 5, 2019, took her own life at the age of 18.


Warning Signs

These warning signs are indicators that a person may be in acute danger and may urgently need help, even if they don’t ask for it:

Talks about wanting to die or kill oneself

Looking for a way to kill oneself

Talks about feeling


First RZA Post-Pandemic Delegation of North American Jewish Leaders Returns From Israel

Next generation of Orthodox Jewish leaders pledge support and action on behalf of Israeli brethren.

(Courtesy of RZA) As delegates from the Religious Zionists of America (RZA)-Mizrachi rabbinic and communal leadership mission return to their home communities,


Book Launch for ‘Rabbi of Buchenwald’ Pays Tribute to Rabbi Herschel Schacter, z"tl

(Courtesy of NNJ Holocaust Committee) Sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Committee and Congregation Keter Torah, the Tisha B’Av book launch of Dr. Rafael Medoff’s “The Rabbi of Buchenwald” was a beautiful tribute to the life and legacy of Rabbi Herschel Schacter and a poignant reminder about the sanctity of


Teaneck’s Micah Kaufman Visits Camps

This past week, Micah Kaufman visited friends and spoke to campers and staff at HASC, Camp Morasha and Camp Nesher.

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