Sunday, October 24, 2021

New Jersey

Yosef Brukner, Seventh Grader at Yeshivat Noam, Teaches the Daf

For Yosef Brukner, 12, resident of the Country Club area of Teaneck, a life-changing “aha” moment came when he attended a Daf Yomi shiur with his grandfather in New Rochelle.

Fortuitously, the shiur took place a few days before the new cycle of the daf was to begin in January of


‘Tefillin Awareness Project’ Revisits Beth Aaron

On Sunday morning, October 17, Congregation Beth Aaron of Teaneck, for the second time, hosted the Tefillin Awareness Project/Hanacha K’Halacha (TAP) at its morning minyanim. Over 150 men and boys from the shul and surrounding community availed themselves of this free service through which the individual’s placement of tefillin


WTA Celebrates New Building With Chanukat Habayit

“זה היום עשה ה’ נגילה ונשמחה בו!” With these words from Hallel, in a voice brimming with emotion, Deganit Ronen, Westchester Torah Academy’s Head of School, gave thanks to הקדוש ברוך הוא before welcoming an assembly of esteemed Westchester rabbis and


‘Changemaker Kids’ Feted at Emunah Annual Virtual Dinner

(Courtesy of Emunah) Emunah is honoring Changemakers—adults and kids—at the Emunah Annual Virtual Dinner on November 1. Many children growing up in families with parents and grandparents who devote time and effort to helping Emunah see the important work their families are doing and get involved themselves as they near bar/bat mitzvah


HP/Edison Orthodox Forum to Present ‘Race, Class & American Modern Orthodox Life’

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present Rivka Press Schwartz, PhD, associate principal, general studies, SAR High School, on Motzei Shabbat, November 20 at 8 p.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park, and viewable via Zoom. She will discuss “Race, Class & American Modern Orthodox Life.”


Lubavitch on the Palisades to Begin JLI Course on Antisemitism

Lubavitch on the Palisades will present “Outsmarting Antisemitism: A four-part course on the absurdity of antisemitism and how to rise above it with purpose, positivity and pride,” beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 8-9 p.m. at Lubavitch on the Palisades, 11 Harold St., Tenafly. A Zoom option is also available. Meeting ID will be provided


Can't Get to Israel? Israeli Tour Guide Joel Haber Is Coming to You!

New Jersey native Joel Haber, also known as Israeli tour guide “Fun Joel,” is touring the United States this fall. His Jewish Food History lecture tour began in Playa Del Rey, California, on October 19 and is currently scheduled to conclude in New Jersey at Livingston’s Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center in mid-November.


JFNNJ Celebrates First Kosher Food Expo

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey hosted the first Kosher Food Expo featuring food and wine from some of the top culinary hotspots. Hundreds gathered under tents at Congregation Ahavath Torah to celebrate the vibrancy of our community and the collaborative work between the


Converge Public Strategies And HeraldPR Announce Strategic Partnership

(Courtesy of CPS and HeraldPR) Miami-headquartered Converge Public Strategies and New York-headquartered HeraldPR have announced that HeraldPR is now operating as part of the Converge Public Strategies brand.

The incorporation of HeraldPR’s personnel will boost Converge Public Strategies’ broader


Chai Lifeline Appoints New Board Members

Mayer Fischl, Moshe Klein and Shalom Stein join board of directors.

 (Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Chai Lifeline is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Mayer Fischl, Moshe Klein and Shalom Stein to its board of directors. The three Lakewood residents are all


Chabad’s JLI in Fair Lawn Explores Rising Antisemitism

(Courtesy of Chabad of Fair Lawn) This fall, Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein of Anshei Lubavitch in Fair Lawn will offer a new four-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), titled “Outsmarting Antisemitism.”

Using history, Talmudic sources, Jewish mysticism and contemporary


Jewish Home Celebrates Resident’s 100th Birthday

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) Ruth Cesar doesn’t feel like she’s lived a century, but she says she’s honored that people are so interested in advice on how they, too, can enjoy such longevity.

“Eat the proper foods and exercise,” she said at her 100th birthday bash at Jewish

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