Monday, April 19, 2021

New Jersey

TalentEducators Opens Applications for Second Cohort

Launched in 2019, TalentEducators’ first cohort includes close to 40 educators placed in schools and Jewish educational institutions across the US and UK.

(Courtesy of TalentEducators) TalentEducators, an initiative dedicated to fostering new talent in Jewish education around the world,


Jewish Cemeteries Rescue Group Plans Inaugural Gala

Jewish tradition believes burial grounds are sacred sites which should remain eternally undisturbed, yet there are dozens of Jewish cemeteries in the tri-state area that have significantly deteriorated, many in need of dire restoration. Community Alliance for Jewish-affiliated Cemeteries (CAJAC), a


YUConnects Game Night Is a Winner

(Courtesy of YU Connects) What happens when you mix Digital Dov, an outstanding game show host, with 70 fun-loving eligible men and women, and then add six motivated matchmakers?

Answer: 28 dates and counting!

YUConnects’ recent virtual game show night was


Teach NJ Advocates for Funding Needs in State FY22 Budget

As anyone who’s worked in or watched the development of a New Jersey state budget can tell you, there are few things that are rock-solid guarantees. Tax revenues rise and fall, legislators’ priorities change, and what was a pressing need last year can become a “back burner” issue this year.


Bruriah Juniors Create Holocaust Museum To Honor Joel Glazer

When a class of high school students agrees to embark on a huge undertaking, and voluntarily creates an entire museum in the style of a well-known annual winter assignment of an admired and recently retired teacher, that’s probably newsworthy.

That’s precisely what took


Bris Avrohom Sends Hundreds Of Mishloach Manot

Bris Avrohom prepared hundreds of mishloach manot to be mailed out to friends and supporters. Zalmy and Mendy Kanelsky volunteered to pack the boxes, helping Bris Avrohom in accomplishing this special mitzvah.

For more information regarding Bris Avrohom activities and events please contact 908-289-0770 or


Adath Israel Reimagines Purim

A global pandemic was not going to stop the Adath Israel community of Hillside/Elizabeth from celebrating Purim with enthusiasm. While the celebration looked different than in years past, Purim 2021 was an occasion the shul’s membership will always remember.


Outgoing Head of School Jackie Herman Among Those Honored at Bi-Cultural

A record-breaking 500 guests attended the annual Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Celebration Dinner on Sunday evening, February 28. Held virtually, the gala event honored several prominent leaders of the Fairfield County Jewish community.

In a nod to the challenges posed over the


SAR HS Machon B’Siach Hosts Panel on Post-COVID Shul Life

On February 24, SAR HS’s Machon B’Siach hosted a virtual program, “Living Through Change: Institutional Self- Reflection in the Age of Corona.” Part II focused on “Synagogue and Sacrifice: What Will We Be Talking About When We Talk about Shul?” Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz and Simon Fleischer


Chabad of Yonkers Celebrates Purim

Chaim Hurwitz listens to the reading of the Megilla at the Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)


Cedar Market Honored For Pandemic Heroism

Cedar Market was honored by Progressive Grocer Magazine as one of 21 retailers nationwide that went above and beyond to safely and efficiently provide their customers with plentiful supplies “through countless uncertainties” during the pandemic.

“It was unexpected,” said David


Teaneck's Charlie Breda, 13, A Daf Yomi Maggid Shiur

In recent years, and especially since the ubiquity of the word “quarantine” became pervasive in the modern lexicon, there has been a huge rise in the use of technology to spread Torah. Charlie Breda, 13, a seventh grader from Yeshivat Noam, is one such lomed (learner) of Torah.