Friday, June 05, 2020

New Jersey

YU Emergency Scholarship Campaign to Include Support For IDF Soldiers and First-Generation Students

(Courtesy of YU) In response to the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yeshiva University has launched its emergency scholarship campaign. Committed to helping all students achieve the YU degree they set out to earn, the university has reached out to its generous community to help them help its students achieve this


Masks for Weddings?

Joyce Weinberger of Livingston, New Jersey, who has created and donated over 800 surgical masks, has extended her chesed project to include festive, white masks for wedding guests, and specially personalized masks for the chatan and kallah including their names and the date of their wedding. She can be contacted at


Edison's RPRY Plans Creative Virtual Gala for June 14

It’s not every day that an internationally recognized comedian sends you a personal invitation to watch him perform at your local yeshiva’s annual celebration.

Parents, alumni, teachers, staff and supporters of the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY) in Edison received the video


Bris Avrohom Zoom Classes Continue

Bris Avrohom is continuing to offer different classes throughout the week on Zoom. In honor of the holiday of Shavuot, Bris Avrohom hosted a Shavuot Halacha Q&A shiur on Zoom with Rabbi Moshe Kesselman from Los Angeles. Close to 50 people participated. Please follow their class schedule; to join them on Zoom, contact Rabbi


Community Spirit In the Age of Corona

West Hills Project Jazz Band performed on Sunday, June 1, on Lakeview Drive in West Orange, New Jersey, to allow neighbors and friends to welcome home beloved resident Mickey Weiss from Florida. Weiss is a founding member of Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange.

Special guests were


Congregation Israel of Springfield Will Hold Virtual Gala Tribute

(Courtesy of Young Israel of Springfield) On Sunday, June 14, Congregation Israel of Springfield will host its first ever virtual gala tribute to honor seven distinguished community leaders.

This event will take the place of Congregation Israel’s annual dinner and raise funds to cover the yearly


Beth Aaron Donates Meals To CareOne at Teaneck

Teaneck's Cong. Beth Aaron donated 100 meals to healthcare heroes at CareOne at Teaneck. Shul leaders Shuie Klavan and Ari Gononsky are pictured from Beth Aaron. Jean Monnecka, administrator; Simeon Ratner, director of community relations; and several CareOne healthcare heroes are pictured. Meals were provided by Ma’adan.


OHEL Delivers Crisis Response With Compassion

 (Courtesy of OHEL) As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, individuals of all ages are left feeling isolated, helpless and looking for support like never before. Despite the resiliency of the human spirit, this “new normal” is taking its toll on countless members of our community—family members, neighbors, friends and colleagues. Thousands of


Teach NJ’s ‘Get Out The Vote’ Campaign Connects the Dots

(Courtesy of Teach NJ) As a result of Teach NJ’s targeted “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV) campaign for last week’s municipal election in Teaneck, voter turnout in the four precincts targeted by the advocacy organization topped 50% compared to 33% in other parts of the state.

Outreach efforts by Teach


OU’s Yachad Runs Virtual Family Week-Long ‘Shabbaton’

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union’s Yachad, the leading group for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, has taken its annual Family “Shabbaton” online in order to allow participants to experience the program’s unity and support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Where the program would


A Touch of Jerusalem in Livingston

New Jersey artist fashions a replica of the Kotel for LifeTown.

(Courtesy of Lifetown) One of the most moving experiences for people visiting the Kotel, the Western Wall, in Jerusalem is when they place a note with a request for blessings inside the wall.


Yachad Launches Torah B’Yachad

Yachad announces the launch of the Torah B’Yachad Learn-A-Thon. Torah B’Yachad aims to encourage our community to come together, learn and complete Tanach over Shavuot. Sign up to learn at Yachad.org/Torahbyachad. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up before chag please join by learning over Shavout. To celebrate