Saturday, December 04, 2021

New Jersey

Yom Iyun Dedicated to Community Cholim

Bergenfield resident Michael Goldsmith couldn’t stop thinking about the many cholim in our community who are in great need of a refuah. Wondering what he could do for them, he was struck by inspiration and a yom iyun was born.

Scheduled for this Thursday, November 4, everyone was invited to


SAR’s Alana Gelnick and IDEA’s Aryeh Laufer Receive Covenant’s ‘Pomegranate Prize’

Alana Rifkin Gelnick, SAR associate principal and Early Learning Center (ELC) director in Riverdale and Aryeh Laufer, The IDEA School’s head of STEM learning, were among five emerging Jewish educators who received the 2021 Pomegranate Prize recently at a virtual ceremony hosted by The Covenant Foundation. The 2021


Bris Avrohom Preps For Annual Dinner

Final preparations are being made for the Bris Avrohom 42nd Annual Dinner, which will take place on Sunday, November 7.

Rabbi Kanelsky would like to extend a reminder to all to come and celebrate at 12:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Bris Avrohom shul, 910 Salem Ave, Hillside. Port Authority


Unite to Combat Antisemitism

For those who would like to do what they can to combat antisemitism, a new training series begins November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) kicks off a multi-part series in which the JCRC will partner with several Jewish organizations, each of which has expertise in different


YCT Hosts Second Community Shemitah Beit Midrash

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah is excited to host Rabbi Hyim Shafner in the second installment of its Community Shemitah Beit Midrash, taking place on Zoom this Sunday evening, November 7 at 9 p.m Eastern. His topic will be “Like Dreamers: 19th Century Zionists and Their Views of Shemitah.” Rabbi Shafner serves as


Spend Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot in Jerusalem

There will be an AA mission to Israel, May 25-June 7, 2022.

The mission will fly round trip on El Al Israel Airlines and stay in a hotel in Jerusalem for part of the trip, including Shabbat and chag meals.


Congregation Anshe Sholom To Host Holiday Boutique

Congregation Anshe Sholom, of New Rochelle, will host a holiday boutique on

Sunday, November 14, 12-4 p.m.

Everyone can find something they love among the jewelry, handbags, hats, scarves, ponchos, children’s books, women’s clothing and a variety of


JFCS Holds Annual ‘Celebration to Remember’

(Courtesy of JFCS) On Sunday, October 24, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS) held its annual celebration event honoring Debbie Harris and Helen Graf. By all accounts, it was a celebration to remember, as over 180 people gathered for the agency’s first such event since


NNJ Holocaust Memorial And Education Center Hosts Commemoration at CBY

The Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial and Education Center and the adult education committee of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun will hold a community-wide commemoration of Kristallnacht. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, 641 West Englewood Avenue, Teaneck.


Young Israel Names New National Program Director

(Courtesy of NCYI) The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) announced that Avi Frier of Hollywood, Florida, has been named its new national program director. In his new role, Frier will provide training and support for youth and program directors at Young Israel branches across the United States.


A Double Rainbow Adorns Teaneck

On Sunday, October 31, a surprise rainstorm ended with a beautiful double rainbow, just before sunset.


Teach NJ Sponsors ‘The Great Big Vote’ at Votee Park

Early voting had been in progress for nine days already by last Sunday. During the “Great Big Vote” event that day at Votee Park, which was sponsored by Teach NJ, Executive Director Katie Katz emphasized the influence and importance of the Jewish vote in Teaneck. Both she and Regional Director of

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