Thursday, June 04, 2020

New Jersey

Fighting Hunger During Quarantine: A Community Effort in Englewood

Challenging times can bring out the best in a community, and Englewood residents and businesses have risen to the task to support our first responders, healthcare workers and our neighbors who may be struggling during these difficult times. Many exceptional organizations have teamed up to try to ensure that no one in our city goes


Sending Love From A Distance

Marilyn and Roy Barth from Fair Lawn were given this card from their grandchildren Temima, Natan and Noam Ambinder, who recently moved from Baltimore, Maryland to the New Jersey area. This is our new reality, hopefully not for much longer.


NJ Native Receives Top Award at Touro Graduation

(Courtesy of Touro’s Lander College for Men) Azzi Kimmel, of Hillside, received the Dr. Bernard Lander Memorial Award, presented by Rabbi Dr. Moshe Sokol, dean of Touro’s Lander College for Men at the virtual commencement held this weekend. The award recognizes overall excellence in academics, limudei kodesh, moral character


Rubin Family Treats First Responders

The Rubin family of Teaneck sponsored lunch for the Teaneck Fire Department last Wednesday.


Happy Retirement, Teaneck Detective Ed Lievano

This past week, the Teaneck Police Department and the Teaneck Jewish community bade farewell to Detective Ed Lievano. For 26 years, Det. Lievano has been a mainstay in Teaneck and a familiar face to members of Congregations Bnai Yeshurun, Rinat Yisrael and Keter Torah.



Celebrating A Kindergarten Grad!


Ben Porat Yosef Appoints Director of Student Services

(Courtesy of BPY) Ben Porat Yosef is excited to announce and congratulate Aliza Strassman as the newly appointed director of student services. BPY thanks Elana Cohn, who has been a valuable part of BPY, having served as the director of student services for the past 13 years, and wish her the very best in all of her future


Tenth Annual Wheels for Meals—Ride to Fight Hunger Planned Virtually for June 14

(Courtesy of JFCS) In 2007, David Feuerstein decided to donate his bar mitzvah gifts to Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey and allocate the funds to various personally important causes such as sending a child with cancer to summer camp and funding a year’s worth of meals for homebound seniors.


YI of Teaneck Expansion Continues

The Young Israel of Teaneck shul expansion keeps progressing. This photo shows the steel structure being assembled. Work is being accelerated to the extent possible with the shul temporarily closed due to COVID-19.


Shomrei Torah Energizes for Shavuot

As shuls across the country grappled with ways to creatively keep the spirit of Shavuot alive, Rabbi Andrew Markowitz of Cong. Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn, New Jersey summarized the atmosphere he was trying to embody with one word: warmth. He went on to explain that of the Shalosh Regalim, Shavuot is easily the most


Frisch Senior Spearheads Kosher Food Drive

(Jewish Link Staff) Shira Sedek is a graduating Frisch senior with a huge heart and acts on her beliefs. A few weeks ago she was learning about the problem’s families are facing during the pandemic. She realized that while she was being affected, there are others who were being affected worse. “A lot of people are losing their jobs or


Central NJ Rabbanim Address Challenges in COVID-19 Era

While much of the talk about heroes and essential workers in society focuses these days on healthcare providers, grocery store clerks, and delivery people, members of frum communities know that we’ve always relied on another set of essential workers to help structure, interpret and direct our lives. Those