Monday, November 23, 2020

New Jersey

Outdoor Jbiz Expo Empowers Businesses

(Courtesy of OJC) The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) based in Lakewood, New Jersey, held its annual Jbiz Expo on Monday, at BlueClaws Stadium in the township. The event brought together business owners, economic leaders, elected officials, and strategists, all working together to restore prosperity and


Shalom Task Force Hosts Two Well-Attended Webinars

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Never an agency to sit back and rest on its proverbial laurels, Shalom Task Force has spent the past months creating new programs. Using COVID restrictions to their advantage, STF has been running online workshops and webinars on a wide variety of topics for audiences from across the globe. The common themes


Bris Avrohom Holds 41st Annual Dinner Celebration

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom held its 41st Annual Dinner on Sunday, November 8, on the great lawn of Congregation Shomrei Torah Ohel Yosef Yitzchok—Bris Avrohom Center. The event honored the commencement of writing a new Sefer Torah for the Merit of Unity and Protection.

Of course,


Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive Going Strong and Ends Nov. 30th

The pandemic can’t stop the Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive which will end on Nov. 30. The annual drive, started 28 years ago by Marla Friedman, involves 25 schools and over 25 shuls. Created with the goal of bringing holiday joy to those in need and to inspire a lifetime of giving among children, the


Veteran DC Comics Editor Joins The Jewish Link

Jordan B. Gorfinkel loved reading comic books as a kid, especially those featuring his favorite superhero, Batman. In the back of his head, he harbored the same dream shared by many other kids, of someday becoming a comic-book writer himself. The difference is that he carried that dream with him into adulthood, and made it


Yeshivat Noam Gets Creative

The coronavirus pandemic has made connections more difficult to build in recent months, and so making those connections requires ever increasing creativity. Everything has moved to online platforms, and schools and other organizations constantly look for ways to distinguish their virtual programs from others.


LIU Hudson Introduces MBA Cohort for Yeshiva Graduates

Professor Michael Stone remembers his years at City College of New York, when he and a group of Orthodox Jewish students would meet on campus to socialize after class, and then quickly head to RJJ (Rabbi Jacob Joseph) Yeshiva on the Lower East Side to be on time for shiur.

“That rush to class


Rabbi Steven Weil Takes the Helm at FIDF

After more than 10 years as the chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union, Rabbi Steven Weil was named national director and CEO of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) in August, replacing Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, who held the post for the past six years. With this move, FIDF


Jewish Federation and Englewood Health Present Social Media Documentary ‘Like’

On Wednesday, November 18, Englewood Health, in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, will present a virtual screening of the acclaimed documentary “Like.” An IndieFlix original, “Like” explores the impact that social media and technology have on our lives and aims to inspire us to self-regulate so that we


Why Is This Challah Bake Different From Other Challah Bakes?

Ma Nishtana…? This question is typically associated with Pesach and usually refers to matzah, among a few other items. But in 2020, it refers to pretty much everything, and this year’s Great BIG Challah Bake was no exception. Last year’s challah bake attracted about 800 women and girls of all ages


CCSA and Refa’enu Host Followup Online Event

(Courtesy of CCSA) On Oct. 18, CCSA partnered with Refa’enu to host an online event during which important topics regarding mental health and addiction were discussed by presenters personally affected by these issues.

The feedback from the event was extremely positive, with participants noting the


With Lecture on Gratitude, Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter Remembers His Mother, Penina Schacter, z”l

The adult education committee of Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck hosted noted Torah scholar and member Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter for a presentation marking the second yahrzeit of his beloved mother, Pnina Schacter, Penina Perel Etel Bat Leah Pesha V’Chanoch Henoch, z”l.