Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Puts Out Community Call to Action

In times of uncertainty, we know that we are greater together. We’re seeing directly and indirectly through images shared on social media the unfortunate impact COVID-19 is having on our lifestyle, basic needs and social behavior, not only in our community, but across the country and the world. This isn’t a small group of people being


Zooming in on ECD at Union Y

Early Childhood classes at the YM-YWHA Union continue on as even the youngest students can participate on-line with their teachers


Etz Chaim Families Bake Challah ‘Together’

Congregation Etz Chaim’s Rebbetzin Sarah Klibanoff helped usher in the second virtual Shabbat with a community-wide “challah bake.”


Ahavas Achim Unites for Havdala B’Yachad

For a few brief moments, it felt like we restored a sense of community to our congregation.

The last few weeks have been particularly hard on shuls, whose regular operations are contingent on sharing sacred spaces at set times. One of those weekly touch points of togetherness


Chesed in the Face of Adversity

Part I

Our doors and synagogues may be shuttered, but our hearts are open to each other. Our communities are reaching out to their residents in caring and creative ways, more and more each day as the coronavirus crisis intensifies. Our shul rabbis, together through their leadership, or


Teaneck’s Maitland Ave Ushers in Shabbat Together

In a show of unity amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, residents of Maitland Avenue and surrounding streets in Teaneck came together this past Friday afternoon to usher in Shabbat with shofar blowing and a song.

At exactly 6:48 p.m., the street came alive with the sound of the shofar and, after


Peace of Mind: Woman Who Survived Coronavirus Shares Her Story

While the rest of the world is trying to make sense of the terrifying pandemic that is COVID-19, a 37-year-old woman from Seattle who survived the illness is telling her story.

Elizabeth Schneider hopes her story, which she documented in a Facebook post , will bring peace of mind to


Teach NJ Initiates Teaneck Voter Movement

When Teach NJ launched its voting initiative in January, the nonpublic school advocacy group had no idea it would be dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and the accompanying uncertainty as to what will happen with elections in the U.S.

“I first thought things might be changing in our elections when I saw


Seder Surprises Event Goes Virtual

This Sunday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., the community is invited to a free innovative, ONLINE, multimedia, hands-on workshop that will invigorate Passover seders with games, props, costumes, etc., to engage and excite all ages. With a few small steps, Zalman Suldan will help transform the Passover seder into a memorable experience for children


Sivan Rahav-Meir Headlines Highland Park Mikvah Event

Sivan Rahav-Meir, the well-known and well-regarded Israeli news anchor and inspirational author/lecturer, brought her unique perspective to Middlesex County recently when she served as guest speaker at the Melave Malka held to support the Lefkovits Family Park Mikvah in Highland Park. The event took place at


Jewish Institutions React to Coronavirus With Unprecedented Steps

With coronavirus spreading concern throughout the nation and world, Jewish organizations, including those at Rutgers University, have taken unprecedented steps to stop the spread of the disease.

Procure Proton Therapy Center in Somerset and the three local hospitals served by the Bikur Cholim of Raritan


Lester Senior Living Open House Cancelled

Lester Senior Living in Whippany had planned an open house for Wednesday, March 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been cancelled. For more information, please contact David Rozen, admissions/marketing manager, at 973-929-2725 or [email protected]