Monday, March 01, 2021

New Jersey

Teach NJ Advocates for Funding Needs in State FY22 Budget

As anyone who’s worked in or watched the development of a NJ State budget can tell you, there are few things that are rock-solid guarantees. Tax revenues rise and fall, legislators’ priorities change, and what was a pressing need last year can become a ‘back burner’ issue this year.

This is especially true this year, as COVID-19 concerns continue to


National Council of Young Israel Replaces Entire Board In Pivot Away From Politics

In a dramatic change of direction for the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) — an umbrella organization consisting of more than 100 synagogues across the United States — an entire newly elected board of directors is vowing to downplay political advocacy and put a new emphasis on service to its member synagogues.


Shalom Task Force Launches New Dating Program for Men

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) This past week, Shalom Task Force (STF) began beating a new path in the world of dating and relationship education. In partnership with YU Connects and JLIC Connects, STF launched the Dating with Purpose group for men in shidduchim. This unique group, a combination of education workshop and discussion group,


‘Avowed Nazi Sympathizer’ And Military Contractor Charged in Capitol Riot

Ben, a religious Jew living in Ocean County, watched coverage of rioters storming the Capitol on Jan. 6, as the Senate prepared to confirm the Electoral College vote naming Joe Biden as president, and immediately thought: was Timothy Hale-Cusanelli there?

Hale-Cusanelli of Colts Neck, in Monmouth County,


Yeshivat Noam Celebrates 20 Years at Upcoming Virtual Celebration

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Noam) Yeshivat Noam invites the community to attend its Virtual Celebration on Wednesday evening, March 17 to celebrate the 20th anniversary. The event is a celebration of the school’s accomplishments, an opportunity to recognize deserving honorees, and a fundraiser for


Ohel to Honor New Rochelle's Adina Lewis & Lawrence Garbuz

(Courtesy of Ohel) Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services will honor attorneys Adina Lewis and Lawrence Garbuz with the Harvey, z”l and Gloria Kaylie Community Impact Award at its upcoming 51st annual gala on Sunday, March 7, at 5:45 p.m. The theme of this year’s event, which will be broadcast virtually, is “Celebrate


JOFA Plans 10th International Conference

The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) will mark its 10th international full-day conference on Sunday, March 7. Held every three to four years since 1997, over 1,000 Orthodox attendees from various walks of Jewish life congregate at the conference and attend panels and classes facilitated by leaders in their


Chai Lifeline Delivers Simcha to Thousands This Purim

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) While every family looks forward to celebrating Purim, the work involved in preparing for the joyous holiday can oftentimes be stressful. For families living with pediatric illness, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic, this time of year can be especially challenging. Chai Lifeline,


The Moriah School Holds Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of The Moriah School) The Moriah School held its annual dinner on Motzei Shabbat, February 20. Over 750 people tuned in as the dinner streamed live from Moriah. This year Moriah honored Rabbi Daniel Alter (head of school) and Erik Kessler (executive director) with the Rabbi J.


Prepare for Pesach With Lamdeinu

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) Purim is now behind us, and Pesach is on its way! Instead of panicking, join Lamdeinu and learn the laws, concepts and texts of Pesach. Lamdeinu is offering four ways to do that.

This week Lamdeinu launches its three-part “Pre-Pesach


After Successful Pilot, Doors Open For High School Kids at CTeen U

(Courtesy of Anshei Lubavitch) Chabad’s CTeen Networkat Anshei Lubavitchin Fair Lawn will be offering a unique opportunity for Jewish high school students this spring: the chance to earn two private college credits while exploring the tenets of Judaism, no strings attached and no previous Judaic


YIOT Sisterhood Initiative Sends 550 Mishloach Manot

V’nahafochu has never been more applicable than this past year. Nearly every facet of our lives has been turned upside down. So why shouldn’t the way we prepare mishloach manot change as well?

For years the Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT) Sisterhood has run a successful mishloach manot