With the help of HaKadosh Baruch Hu, major steps have been taken in recent months, in our nation in general and in our local area in particular, toward the return to many aspects of our pre-COVID pandemic lives. With a significant portion of the adults in our community having already been vaccinated and with vaccines now being made
(Courtesy of The Rabbincal Council of Bergen County) Imagine if only 10 percent of your congregation came to shul on Yom Kippur. What if just 10 percent of invited guests came to celebrate a family simcha? Or if only 10 percent of high school seniors got their diplomas at graduation?
Former White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt to deliver keynote address.
(Courtesy of YU) As university commencement seasons begin around the country, Yeshiva University recently announced to its students that the school’s 90 thAnnual Commencement will take
After conducting its annual one-day pilgrimage to Washington for over two decades, NORPAC has honed its mission to a science. The event typically attracts more than 1,000 citizen-advocates from all over the tri-state area for small group meetings with members of Congress and their top aides. However, this
When Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a civil rights suit against Jackson Township and its land use boards, he cited a repeat pattern of intentional targeting of the Orthodox community and its religious practices, through zoning restrictions and discriminatory policy and enforcement strategies.
(Courtesy of UJA Federation) Responding to the staggering COVID-19 crisis in India, UJA-Federation of New York announced $200,000 in grants to four organizations that are working on relief efforts in the country: JDC, The Afya Foundation, IsraAID, and Gabriel Project Mumbai.
(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family has invited the community to attend an in-person screening of “The Father” an award-winning film about a family living with the early signs of dementia. The nonprofit, which runs the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Jewish Home Assisted Living and Jewish Home at Home, is limiting
(Courtesy of DOROT) For those 65+ and ready for a fun and rewarding virtual experience this summer, DOROT’s 2021 Summer Teen Internship program awaits.
The program brings together adults 65+ with a diverse group of teens for a highly collaborative, mutually engaging summer of fun, friendship,
(Courtesy of YI of Kew Garden Hills) On Sunday June 6 at 1 p.m. Easterm time (8 p.m. in Israel), the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills will hold a virtual memorial tribute to its founding rabbi, Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, z”l, who passed away in December 2020.
Rabbi Schonfeld, an erudite
(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) A Lag B’Omer family barbecue in honor of the holy day of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai was held at on the front lawn of Bris Avrohom, organized by Rabbi Avremy and Chaya Kanelsky (youth and Torah education directors of Bris Avrohom), alongside Mr. Levi and Rivki Kumer.
“Come out or stay in,” said Sarri Singer, about the upcoming virtual 5K, planned for May 21-23. The focus is on participation, rather than fundraising. Supporters and victims are encouraged to do anything they wish that will engender unity for them, in the name of Strength to Strength. However, some
(Courtesy of Darchei Noam) On the evening of Monday, May 3, members and supporters of Congregation Darchei Noam in Fair Lawn gathered virtually for yet another Zoom event. But this fundraising event was not another dinner or class; it was a truly unique variety event featuring contributions from all over the