Thursday, July 02, 2020

New Jersey

Sefer Torah Repairs Continue During Corona

Rabbi Yitzchok Weinberger of Soferlinks.com repairs the seams of a sefer Torah in Teaneck during the COVID-19 crisis.


Rachel Coalition Holds Drive-By Celebration

Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, had a “drive-by” celebration to honor Pam Fishman for her time serving as chair of the Rachel Coalition steering committee the past three-plus years and to welcome Robin Polson as incoming chair.


CareOne at Teaneck Sponsored Pizza For the Teaneck Fire Department

CareOne at Teaneck Director Simeon Ratner dropped off pizza and fries from Sammy’s, sponsored by CareOne at Teaneck, for the Teaneck Fire Department. CareOne at Teaneck appreciates everything that the Teaneck Fire Department does every day to keep us safe.


Global Women’s Concert to Benefit Neve Yerushalayim: Virtually Limitless

(Courtesy of Neve) A group of visionary minds and talents are coming together to create an unbelievable experience for women throughout the world. Never before has a production been put on at this level, where women can showcase their abilities and gifts to inspire Jewish women worldwide.



Highland Park/Edison Kosher Restaurants Get Set for Outside Dining Options

The past three months have been rough, financially, on many of us. And that’s particularly true for our kosher restaurants. So when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently gave the OK for outdoor dining, many restaurants seized the opportunity and made sure they had inviting outdoor dining options. These photos, taken


Orthodox Union Launches ‘Project Community’

(Courtesy of OU) With camp, travel and NCSY summer programs canceled as a result of the pandemic, the Orthodox Union (OU), has created Project Community 2020 (PC20), a summer initiative focused on engaging teens, college students and Yachad members. Launching across the U.S. and Canada on July 6, in conjunction with the OU’s NCSY, Yachad


Valley Chabad to Screen New Film Bringing WWII Journals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Life

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) One day he would be known around the world as the Lubavitcher Rebbe. But in 1940, as the ominous shadow of Nazi Germany spread across Europe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and his wife were refugees trying to escape.

Ever on the move and their future uncertain,


Over 150 Women From Six Countries  Join OU Women’s Initiative Virtual Summit

(Courtesy of OU) More than 150 women attended the OU Women’s Initiative virtual summit recently to discuss pressing issues for Jewish communal leaders as they plan for the post-COVID-19 impact on their organizations. Participants hailed from 78 communities around the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia, the United Kingdom and South


Simon Wiesenthal Center, Israeli Consulate General, Thank Elected Officials for Standing Against BDS

(Courtesy of Simon Wiesenthal Center) Recently, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Israel Consulate in New York jointly hosted a virtual meeting to officially thank the nearly 30 New Jersey municipalities that have passed anti-BDS resolutions. The mayors and council members from the municipalities joined the meeting and


Jewish Orgs Address Food Insecurity

When the COVID-19 pandemic left many vulnerable seniors and others quarantining in their homes and other community members with restricted access to food for themselves and their families, Jewish agencies supplying kosher meals on wheels and stocking food pantries scrambled to meet their needs.

“It was


JFSCNJ Urban Garden Draws Volunteers

JFSCNJ Vice President Arielle Traub volunteered in the JFS Urban Community Garden with her son, Caleb.

Contact [email protected], if you are interested in volunteer opportunities at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ.


A Summer That’s All Write for Teens

It is an extraordinary thing watching talented teens take kernels of creativity and build them into compelling, imaginative stories. I have had the benefit of doing just that as an English teacher overseeing Yavneh Academy’s literary magazine, Scribe. As we closed out a very unusual school year and headed towards an uncertain