Thursday, June 24, 2021

New Jersey

Weil Gotshal Files Federal Lawsuit Against Fort Lee’s ‘The Colony’ Over Religious Discrimination


Eleven residents of the Colony, a 32-floor, full-service cooperative apartment building in Fort Lee, New Jersey, have filed a federal complaint against the building, its board members and its management company, FirstService Residential, alleging religious discrimination and violations of certain of the residents’ rights to reasonable accommodation


Israeli PM Naftali Bennett’s Teaneck Roots

Newly elected Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett is a former Teaneck resident and was a student at Yavneh Academy in Paramus.


Hookah Lounge in Paterson Removes Antisemitic Sign

Despite previous statements to the contrary, a hookah lounge in New Jersey has removed a banner outside its store that read “Stop the New Nazis” and depicted former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Hitler.

One of two anti-Israel banners—the other said “Free Palestine”—was


Moriah Students Honored by Englewood’s Rotary Club ‘Teens for Peace’ Initiative

Dr. Lisa Wisotsky of Englewood will be completing her one-year term as president of the Englewood Rotary Club in July. Among her proudest accomplishments during her term was spearheading the “Teens for Peace” program, which will be perpetuated by the Rotary Club going forward. The program brought together 25 seventh


YU Master’s Degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies to Be Offered

(Courtesy of YU) The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University is pleased to offer a master of arts in Holocaust and genocide studies beginning in the fall semester, 2021.

“Holocaust education, at its heart, is character education, which is


JFCS Battles Food Insecurity, One Mile at a Time

(Courtesy of JFCS) Volunteers and staff members from Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS) arrived at Spectra Labs in Rockleigh, New Jersey, with the rise of the morning sun. The pink and orange sky illuminated the grounds as the crew began to prepare for one of the agency’s


Bergenfield’s Beth Abraham Celebrates 26th Annual Dinner

More than 300 participants gathered in person on Wednesday evening, June 2, to celebrate the 26th Annual Dinner of Congregation Beth Abraham. Joined by many additional participants online, the dinner marked not only a celebratory milestone for the shul but an inaugural community event after a year and a half of restrictions on


Rabbi Asher Weiss Gives Divrei Chizuk at Beth Abraham

Rav Asher Weiss, shlita, a renowned posek and gadol b’Yisrael, visited Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield last Wednesday evening to provide divrei chizuk to the Bergenfield and larger Teaneck community as it has faced many profound family losses in the last year. A large number of RCBC rabbanim attended the shiur.


Shalom Task Force Launches Young Leadership Initiatives

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Following the success of the pilot year of the Purple Fellowship, Shalom Task Force (STF) is excited to announce the launch of the STF Young Leadership Board and Ambassador Program. “When our first cohort of the Purple Fellowship was wrapping up, we knew we did not want these students’ involvement with


CBY Sephardic Minyan Celebrates Hachnasat Sefer Torah

(Courtesy of CBY) This past Sunday, a new Sephardic sefer Torah was dedicated by Sahba and Rivka Azar in memory of Sahba’s father who passed away in December 2020, Sahba’s aunt and Rivka’s parents. The new Torah was escorted with music and dancing from the Azar home to


NJ Chabad Rabbis Meet Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel

(Courtesy of Chabad) The Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan met together and exchanged blessings and greetings. The meeting was held at the Ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, in New York, and was coordinated by Rabbi Yosef Carlebach and Rabbi Mendy Carlebach of the Chabad House in New


The Bronfman Fellowship Announces 35th Cohort

(Courtesy of Bronfman Fellowship) The Bronfman Fellowship has selected its 35th cohort of intellectually curious 11th graders from across North America, among them a governor-appointed member of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission; a youth leader in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary-Civil Air Patrol who has attained the grade

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