Friday, August 06, 2021

New Jersey

Teach NJ Champions State Budget Goals

The leadership of Teach NJ, the state’s leading advocate for the needs of nonpublic schools, knew the unpredictable nature of state budgets and nonetheless set ambitious goals for the state’s support of nonpublic schools in the FY2022 budget. They didn’t just set goals, they worked assiduously to persuade legislators of the


CandiDate: YUConnects Podcast Shares Candid Conversations

(Courtesy of YUConnects) Interested in becoming an expert conversationalist when dating? Looking for guidance on “finding the one”? Are you a parent who wants insight into the shidduch process, or are simply intrigued with the dynamics of relationships and love listening to podcasts?

Celebrating its


Request for Communal Tehillim

Raphael Shraga Ben Dina Sarah

Rafi, the five year old son of Dina and Dovi Meles of East Brunswick/Cherry Hill, NJ, was recently diagnosed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a very rare and potentially life threatening genetic disorder. They have been informed that the


Jewish Community Relations Council Of NY Gala Raises Record $2.7 Million

(Courtesy of JCRC-NY) The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) hosted a record-breaking 2021 virtual gala on June 24 that drew 400 attendees and set an all-time fundraising record of more than $2.7 million that will help ensure that JCRC-NY can continue its vital work


JFCS Celebrates Annual Meeting at Temple Emanu-El

(Courtesy of JFCS) Jewish Family and Children Services of Northern New Jersey held its annual meeting on June 23. This year the meeting was held in person in the outdoor tent of Temple Emanu-el in Closter.

The president of the board of


Jew in the City Announces Seventh Class of Orthodox Jewish All Stars

Amar’e Stoudemire, Brooklyn Nets’ assistant coach; Leslie Berland, chief marketing officer of Twitter; Jordan Gorfinkel, aka Gorf, the creator of “Batman: The Dark Knight” and contributor at The Jewish Link; and Sharon Mazel, bestselling co-author of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”


YIWP Virtual Gala Celebrates Rabbi’s Miraculous Return

(Courtesy of YIWP) There have been 34 other annual galas in the history of Young Israel of White Plains, but never one so momentous and emotional as this. The 35th annual gala, held on June 6, 2021, celebrated the miraculous return to health and the pulpit of Rabbi Alter Shmuel Greenberg, who had suffered


Dor L’Dor to Hold In-Person Lunch and Learn

Join Dor L’Dor for an in-person Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, July 13, at 12 p.m.

During the time of the Three Weeks leading to Tisha B’Av, Dor L’Dor presents a thought- provoking lecture with Rabbi Daniel Goldberg, associate rabbi at Congregation Ahavath Torah.


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Launches Free Support Workshops for Parents and Caregivers

This has been a difficult and unprecedented year, and the impact on our mental health has been significant. Isolation, remote schooling, and loss have defined the experience for almost all of our children. Now that communities are opening up, parents struggle with the best way to help their children reenter “normal” life. How


CBY Gets Iron Dome Mezuzah

Rabbi Yitzchok Weinberger of soferlinks.com installing a mezuzah case constructed of shrapnel from the Iron Dome at the study of Rabbi Ari Zahtz of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck.


Israel Cancer Research Fund Gala Will Honor William Meyers

(Courtesy of ICRF) Stamford resident William Meyers will be one of the honorees at the Israel Cancer Research Fund Ribbons of Hope Virtual Gala on Tuesday, August 10, at 7:45 p.m. ET, 6:45 p.m. CT.

Meyers has served for more than six years as a member of the ICRF Connecticut Chapter Board and is


Bris Avrohom Hosts a Mezuzah Campaign Q&A

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Every Thursday evening the men of Kollel Levi Yitzchok gather together to learn and inspire each other as part of the Hastening to Bring Moshiach campaign. Additionally, a series of speakers are periodically invited to speak about different topics in Halacha, Niglah and Chassidus. Kollel Levi Yitzchok is

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