(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
(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
(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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
(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
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.