Sunday, September 19, 2021

New Jersey

Rabbi Chayim Gerson Joins Cong. Israel of Springfield

The Orthodox community of Springfield, New Jersey, has grown tremendously in recent years, bolstered by an influx of young families looking for a haven close to, yet outside of, some of the more densely populated surrounding communities. “Warm and welcoming” and “tight knit community” are phrases often used to describe


Teach NJ Welcomes Families Back to School

Teach NJ held a community-wide back-to-school event on August 31, the day before most children in our area officially started the 2021-22 school year. According to Maya Joyandeh, Teach NJ regional field director, the purpose of the event was to “get the


Sukkot Building Takes a Village

The Kratz family in Bergenfield benefitted from amazing neighborly help in building their sukkah this year. Stephen Miller, Jeffrey Rosenfeld and his sons Yitzchak, Moshe, Eli and Avi, as well as Aaron Rothstein, got together to make it happen before Yom Tov.


Project Ezrah Launches Young Leadership Council

(Courtesy of Project Ezrah) On August 11, Project Ezrah hosted its inaugural Young Leadership Council event. The Young Leadership Council (YLC) focuses on involving members of the community who might not be as familiar with the organization and the work that it does.


Highland Park Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11

In an effort to be inclusive of observant Jewish residents, the Borough of Highland Park held its 9/11 20th anniversary event—a flag raising and reflection—on Friday morning, September 10. The event in the HP Community Center parking lot featured remarks by Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler;


Teach NJ Debuts Second Year of Groundbreaking STEM Program

(Courtesy of Teach NJ) The STEM revolution has set the tone for the future—and Teach NJ and the New Jersey Department of Education are helping ensure yeshiva and day school students don’t get left behind.

Top public school teachers are being recruited to teach STEM subjects in yeshivot and


‘Shira’s Got the Scoop 2.0’ Fights the Pandemic on Clubhouse

What happens when a tech publicist moderates a heated, yet immensely informative, discussion on COVID? Why, you get the scoop, of course. Or rather, Shira gets the scoop. The scoop 2.0, that is!

And so it began, when Teaneck resident Shira Weiss, a newly-minted member of the


Achieve Fetes Employees With Annual Appreciation Day at Boulders Stadium

Rainy weather did nothing to dampen spirits at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona, where more than 250 employees of Achieve Behavioral Health gathered on September 1 for the agency’s annual appreciation event. A celebration of the staff’s individual and collective successes in their often


Teaneck Man Smashes Glass at Medical Office ‘Looking for Jews;’ Not Charged With Bias


When Jill Gordon took her 10-year-old daughter to the doctor in Teaneck on Sept. 12 for a stomach problem, she never expected for them to end up cowering in the bathroom to protect themselves from an antisemitic attacker.


The pair were already in the bathroom at Riverside Pediatrics in Teaneck when the Demarest resident


Passaic/Clifton Builder, Rabbi Heshie Hirth, z”l



Rabbi Heshie Hirth passed away on Shabbat Shuva, September 11, after being in a coma since suffering a stroke during heart surgery in the early months of 2020.


Rabbi Hirth established the Yeshiva K’tana of Passaic in 1987, which started with an initial class of 50 students. He served as the dean of the


Yeshivat Shalshelet To Launch in 2022

Yeshivat Shalshelet, a yeshiva day school for students with language-based learning differences, is set to open its doors in Bergen County in September 2022. Partnering with local yeshivot, Yeshivat Shalshelet will be modeled after premier schools located across the United States dedicated to serving students with language-based


Oct. 11 Food Expo To Showcase NNJ Federation & Top Area Restaurants

Get a taste of the area’s outstanding kosher restaurants and learn about the work done by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey at the Kosher Food Expo on Monday, October 11, in the outdoor tents at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood. VIP ticket holders will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00

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