Friday, August 06, 2021

New Jersey

NewCAJE Conference Addresses New Goals Of Jewish Education in Light of COVID

(Courtesy of NewCAJE) “The last year and a half found Jewish educators in survivor mode—keeping themselves, their students and their students’ families functioning,” according to Rabbi Cherie Koller-Fox, NewCAJE president. “Jewish educators went above and beyond. We succeeded, we failed, we learned a lot. We saw the flaws


Valley Chabad Teens Join CTeen Summer Trip Out West

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) Five teens from Valley Chabad Teen Leadership Initiative’s CTeen chapter participated in the CTeen Xtreme Summer program. The CTeen adventure is composed of high school teens from the Chabad-run CTeen network from throughout the country.


Sefer Tehillim on Klaf to Be Completed In Boro Park on Rosh Chodesh Elul

On Monday, August 9, Rosh Chodesh Elul, a sefer Tehillim, handwritten on klaf, will be completed by a sofer mumcheh and will be the first of its kind outside Israel. The completion will be marked with a hachnasas sefer Tehillim celebration, beginning with the kesivas haosiyos at 5:45 p.m. at 1254 51st St. in Brooklyn, in


BCHA Launches Student-Produced Marketing Podcast


Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA) in Stamford, Connecticut, has an exciting initiative planned for the 2021-22 school year. The school will be starting a student-driven and student-managed marketing project: The Podcast Project.

Rabbi Shimmy Trencher, BCHA principal,


Bi-Cultural Head of School Steps Down After a Decade

At the end of the 2020-21 academic year, Jackie Herman stepped down as Head of School at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in Stamford. Herman has been part of the BCHA faculty since January 2008. She started her tenure as a teacher and then was promoted to director of general studies and, finally, head of school in 2011.


Rinat Honors R’ Adler’s Legacy

This past Shabbat marked the end of an epoch—not just for Congregation Rinat Yisrael, whose founding rav was retiring, but also for the entire Teaneck Jewish community, whose growth was immeasurably impacted by the decades-long service of Rabbi Yosef Adler.

It was an


Supporting Israel’s Children With ‘Just One Life’

It is no surprise that the anxiety and insecurity engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the fragile clientele of Just One Life (JOL, USA)/Nefesh Achat B’Yisrael (NAB, Israel). Anticipating the birth of a new child should be a time of happiness and joyful expectation for a young family.


Meet the Rabbis Of Camp Mesorah

(Courtesy of Camp Mesorah) Camp Mesorah is proud to have Torah as the driving force of camp. One of the camp’s greatest gifts is Rosh Kollel Rav Meir Goldwicht, who is a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University. Rav Goldwicht has transformed the camp with his shiurim, tishes and ruach since day one, when Camp Mesorah opened its doors.


Longtime Graphic Designer for Ben & Jerry’s Quits Over Settlement Boycott

A longtime graphic designer for ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s announced that she is quitting the company after 21 years, saying its decision to halt sales in Israeli settlements was part of a “despicable trend” of anti-Zionism, which she believes to be a new form of antisemitism.


Spirit Fit Life to Host First-Ever Event Experience for Women on August 1

Guest speakers will include marathon runner Beatie Deutsch, kosher foodie Esty Wolbe, parenting expert Blimie Heller and musical artists Dobby Baum and Nechama Cohen.

When Liba Yoffe started Spirit Fit Life, a unique wellness coaching program tailored to each


Renee Klyman Joins Ben Porat Yosef as Director of Recruitment and Admissions

(Courtesy of BPY) Ben Porat Yosef (BPY), a leading yeshiva day school located in Bergen County, has appointed veteran Jewish day school advocate Renee Klyman as its new director of recruitment and admissions. She will assume her new role at the beginning of the academic year in September 2021, reporting to BPY’s Head of School


Rinat’s Nerot to Host Art Reception August 1

Rinat’s Nerot proudly invites the greater community to an art reception on Sunday evening, August 1, featuring well-known artists David Friedman and David Wander. Guests are invited to meet the artists, who will present a variety of pieces that reflect their individual perspectives and techniques.

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