Sunday, September 27, 2020

New Jersey

Ritholtz Zoom Book Launch To Be Held This Motzei Shabbat

Highlighting: “As a Ram Yearns for the Brook: The Journey of a Father and Son,” by Daniel Ritholtz. 2020. 198 pages. ISBN 13: 979-8602889772.

Daled Tishrei, this year falling on Tuesday, September 22, marked the sixth yahrzeit of beloved Teaneck resident Bruce Ritholtz,


Jewish Federation Funds High Tech Temperature Scanners for Day Schools

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) As schools struggled to reopen, administrators, staff and families were forced to address issues beyond the usual curriculum and scheduling concerns. Beyond contemplating which students would be placed in which class, which after-school activities would be offered and what programs would enhance the learning


Friendship Circle and Chabad in Livingston Join to Provide Community Shofar Blowing and Food Deliveries

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) More than 1,000 people in Livingston and West Orange participated in one of 18 public shofar blowings conducted by Friendship Circle and Chabad of Livingston on the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

This year’s particularly large turnout was due in part to the


Orthodox Forum Plans Event On Women in Public Prayer

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/ Highland Park invites community members to a talk by Dr. Shana Strauch Schick, Yeshiva University research fellow, on “Women in Public Prayer: Historical Framework for a Contemporary Question.” This event will be held online on Sunday, October 18, at 10 a.m.



American Dream Mall Is Back

The American Dream mall, located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, will be reopening on October 1. Among its offerings will be the Nickelodeon Universe Amusement Park, an ice skating rink, Black Light Mini Golf, Angry Birds Mini Golf, indoor skiing and Dream Works Water Park. And don’t forget about the shopping!


Daughters of Israel Observes Rosh Hashanah

Etan Hindin, director of spiritual care at Daughters of Israel, prepared for Rosh Hashanah with pre-recorded prayer services that will be broadcasted to resident rooms. In addition, on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, he arranged for a socially distant live shofar blowing and service with Rabbi Richard Kirsch for those


Teaneck Cheers for Humble Toast on ‘Chopped!’

Several dozen fans, family members and kosher foodies showed up for a socially distanced live showing of Food Network’s “Chopped!” featuring Shalom Yehudiel, owner and executive chef of The Humble Toast on Teaneck’s Queen Anne Road.

Sighted in the crowd and shepping


Raritan Valley Launches Org To Promote Community

(Courtesy of RVOJCA) The Raritan Valley Orthodox Jewish Community Association (RVOJCA) is a new organization being introduced to the East Brunswick, Edison and Highland Park communities. The purpose of this new organization is to establish a community-wide organization dedicated to enhancing the welfare and well-being of local


50-State Survey Of Holocaust Knowledge Reveals Disturbing Results

(Courtesy of Claims Conference) Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), has announced the release of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among millennials and Gen Z. The surprising state-by-state


Bris Avrohom Marks 9/11 at EWR

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Newark Airport observed 9/11 with a memorial ceremony at its headquarters. General Manager James Gill and the airport chief of police both spoke, and a moment of silence was observed.

Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky spoke about positive actions that each person can


The Anatomy of Anti-Semitism

On Wednesday, September 16, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) organized a live event to demonstrate the urgent threat of anti-Semitism in all its forms. The 90-minute online program showcased the International Holocaust Remembance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism, encompassing the full range of


$15 Million Raised At First-Ever Virtual FIDF National Gala

(Courtesy of FIDF) Thousands of supporters from across the globe joined Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) in saluting Israel’s brave soldiers and veterans at last week’s first-ever virtual FIDF National Gala. The gala, themed “A Night of Heroes,” raised a total of over $15 million to support well-being