Tuesday, November 24, 2020

New Jersey

Chai Lifeline Global Gala to Honor Kleins of New Milford

Chai Lifeline will host its first-ever pre-Chanukah Global Gala on Tuesday, December 8. The virtual event will support the children and families of Chai Lifeline, the Jewish community’s leading children’s health support network. World-renowned magician and endurance artist David Blaine will headline the program, which will also


JOWMA Health Podcasts Seek to Inspire Women

The podcast topics range from intuitive eating and infertility to COVID vaccine development and stroke prevention.

What separates these podcasts from countless others is the target audience: frum Jewish women in the New York area seeking accurate information on an array of medical


Amicus Brief Filed to Bolster Upcoming Supreme Court Case on Holocaust-Era Seizure of Property

On October 29, the legal team at Gibson Dunn filed an amicus brief on behalf of members of the House of Representatives in support of respondents in two cases that will determine whether foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities can be held accountable in United States courts for the genocidal seizure of property during the Holocaust.


Hebrew Free Loan Recipients Get An Assist From ‘The Change Reaction’

The Hebrew Free Loan of New Jersey (HFLNJ), a member of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans (IAJFL), offers interest-free loans to members of the Jewish community. For the past seven years, it has been helmed by Malkie Ratzker, director of loan services.

Allocations from the


BPY Seventh Graders Participate in Seminars With Tikvah Online Academy

BPY has five students who are participating in a prestigious program of middle school students across the country. Tikvah Online Academy invited students from BPY to apply for this enrichment opportunity. As part of the application process, BPY’s administration and faculty chose five outstanding essays written by Adi Bieler,


Top Israel NBA Draft Pick Deni Avdija To Be Interviewed By Wheelchair Basketball Champ on Sunday

(Courtesy of AFISCD) Basketball fans, especially those who follow Israeli basketball, are bursting with excitement over this year’s NBA draft rising star—Deni Avdija—from Maccabi Tel Aviv, who was selected ninth overall in the 2020 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.

Since Avdija (pronounced Av


Rabbi Asher Weiss to Deliver Inaugural Rabbi Raphael Zalman Levine Memorial Lecture

(Courtesy of Touro College) HaGaon HaRav Asher Weiss, shlita, will address “Timeless Faith: Eternal Torah Perspectives and the Coronavirus” on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET, as he receives the inaugural Rabbi Raphael Zalman Levine HaCohen Endowed Distinguished Talmudic Scholar Award, presented by Touro. To register


Shivti Learning Program Continues in Teaneck, Expands to East Brunswick

Shivti, the weekly learning program created by the Beis Medrash Govoha in Lakewood to provide baalei batim at various stages of life with an opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of fascinating Torah topics, has entered into its third year in Teaneck, hosted by Congregation Beth Aaron. On Sunday mornings after Shacharit, men and


Actress Shira Haas to Anchor Sheba’s Unique Virtual Gala

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Shira Haas, the award-winning Israeli actress who has garnered international acclaim for her work in the Netflix miniseries “Unorthodox,” will serve as the host of Sheba Medical Center’s unique live global virtual gala honoring Sheba’s healthcare heroes, on Sunday, November 22 (


Adath Israel of Hillside/Elizabeth Hosts Melave Malka

Last Motzei Shabbat, members of the Hillside/Elizabeth community participated in an exciting father-son learning program and melave malka. The event took place at the Adath Israel outdoor minyan tent at Gan Yonina in Hillside. Participants enjoyed an inspiring shiur from Rabbi Noach Sauber, assistant principal of


Blood Drive at Ahavas Achim In Highland Park Planned For Sunday November 22

The next Highland Park/Edison Community Blood Drive will be held at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park on Sunday, November 22 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. All social distancing and protective strategies will be in place.

New rules now apply. Please arrive wearing your mask. Please enter


Upcoming Events at Young Israel of West Hartford

Margot Jeremias Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration Lecture

Sunday, Nov 22, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

3rd annual Margot Jeremias Memorial Kristallnacht Commemoration Lecture featuring world-renown Nazi hunter, Dr. Efraim Zuroff (more information on the flyer