Friday, October 30, 2020

New Jersey

CT Holocaust Survivor Receives HS Diploma

Miriam Schreiber is 88 years old, lives in Hartford, Connecticut, and, as a Holocaust survivor, has had an exceptionally challenging life. With all the experiences she lived through, one of her main regrets was not having received a formal education or a high school diploma. On August 16, during an


JFS MetroWest to Send Care Packages to At-Risk Older Adults

(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) Through a very generous donation from the Sobel Family Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ (JFS) is delivering “care packages” to 300 at-risk older adults in the community. The care packages will be delivered over the next few weeks, by JFS volunteers, to residents of Village


Mesorah NJ to Celebrate at Sunday Siyum

On Sunday, September 13, at 6 p.m., young Jewish adults and community members from all over New Jersey will join a virtual siyum to celebrate their completion of Masechet Brachot––an accomplishment made possible by Mesorah NJ, a kiruv organization created to connect young Jewish professionals with each other and their


Valley Chabad Offers Three Options for High Holiday Services

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) With the pandemic keeping many people away from the indoors in public settings, Valley Chabad has found creative ways to stay connected with the community this high holiday season with various options for all.

For Rosh Hashanah there are three options:


NJ Jewish Business Alliance Expands Statewide

(Courtesy of NJJBA) The North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA), hosted its annual Legislative and Business Luncheon at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, on Wednesday, August 19, where two major announcements were made. Most speakers and honorees being present at the venue, while the bulk of viewers


JFS of Clifton and Passaic to Host Zoom-a-Thon for Seniors

(Courtesy of JFS Clifton) Since 2005, JFS has served senior citizens with the goal of aging in place. COVID-19 has created tremendous challenges to the continuity of senior citizen programming. In order to save their senior-citizen services, currently directly and indirectly serving nearly 300 seniors, JFS of Clifton and Passaic is hosting


YUConnects Presents an Inspirational Virtual Event for Married Couples and Singles

(Courtesy of YUConnects) If you’re looking for an uplifting presentation that offers thoughtful and meaningful relationship advice, look no further than “Wedded Wisdom for Dating and Marriage,” a virtual event on Tuesday, September 15, at 9 p.m. (EDT) brought to you by YUConnects.



Pre-Yom Kippur All-Night Virtual Learn-a-Thon Will Offer Inspiration at Home

(Courtesy of TheLearnathon) When Simcha Shron, 20, was in the middle of his second year of study at Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevasseret Tzion in Israel, he was disappointed to learn that a number of his fellow yeshiva students were not planning to participate in the annual Jerusalem Marathon.


Three Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy Teachers to Be Featured in Stamford High Holiday Learning Program

Rabbi Oran Zweiter, Rabbi Naftali Wolfe and Elana Trompka Friedman will highlight an upcoming Zoom learning program on the topic of: “Current Perspectives on the High Holidays.” The program, which is being sponsored by the Center for Community Education (CCE) at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of


Highland Park/Edison Annual Teshuva Lecture Will Feature Rabbi Berel Wein

This year’s annual Highland Park/Edison Teshuva Lecture to benefit Yad Eliezer, dedicated to the memory of I. David and Miriam Goldstein, will take place via Zoom on Sunday, September 13 at 8 p.m. The featured speaker is Rabbi Berel Wein, founder and director of the Destiny Foundation. The topic of Rabbi Wein’s lecture


JFSCNJ Helps You Navigate the Educational System for Your Child With Special Needs

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will present a program titled “Navigating the Educational System for Your Special Needs Child,” on Monday, September 14, at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Join JFSCNJ therapist Phil Baird MSW, LCSW as he guides you through the process of evaluating your child


Chavrutas Organize Parallel Rosh Hashanah Shofar Initiatives

Anyone who participates in a long-term chavruta knows that the focus of their time together rarely stays confined solely to the subject matter. The two or more people involved often develop strong personal bonds, which extend to their families. In some cases, the study partners prompt each other to do remarkable acts of