Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Jersey

Camp Shalom Sets Up For Summer at BPY

(Courtesy of Camp Shalom) Camp Shalom announced that it will be operating for the summer of 2021 in Ben Porat Yosef’s facilities in Paramus, with sessions set to begin on Tuesday, June 22. Camp administrators expressed gratitude for the patience of families as they worked out a space for the upcoming summer. They are extremely


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Launches Support Group for Teen Girls

JFS MetroWest NJ will begin offering a support group for teen girls (ages 14-17), “Staying Connected While Apart.” This group aims to assist teen girls to better adjust to their new reality, develop coping strategies and connect with others.

The group will meet virtually for six weeks on


Shidduch Project Plans Singles Shabbaton in Teaneck

The Shidduch Project presents the Outback Shabbaton in Teaneck/Bergenfield, May 21-22, with all meals included. There will be a Friday night oneg in a beautiful outdoor tent under the stars.

Award-winning professor and poet Dr. Josh November will be joining


Celebrate Shavuot at the Bronx Jewish Center

Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot with the Bronx Jewish Center. Services will be on Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May18, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a festive kiddush luncheon.

Join them at 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. RSVP to 718-812-1701. For questions, email


Auditions for NCSY’s 2022 Meorot Musical Production Planned for May 26

Co-chair of NCSY’s summer programs Miriam Pfeiffer of Teaneck is delighted to report that summer 2021 will see the reemergence of close to 20 exciting NCSY programs throughout the U.S. and Israel. A key supporter of these summer programs is the annual Meorot musical production, which was canceled in 2021 due to COVI-19. As the


JKHA/RKYHS to Host ‘Virtual Celebration of Gratitude’ at Annual Dinner

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School is proud to announce that its 73rd Annual Dinner, “A Celebration of Gratitude” will take place virtually on Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m.

Throughout this year of uncertainty and change, JKHA/RKYHS has stood as a beacon


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Receives JFNA Grant

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (Federation) is proud to announce it has received an Expanded Critical Supports grant from The Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Center on Aging and Trauma, a project of the Holocaust Survivor Initiative. This grant provides


Ma’ayanot HS to Break Ground on Expansion

Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls announced the launch of its long-awaited capital campaign project. Plans for the expansion and renovation of the school have been in the works since 2018, but progress ground to a halt when COVID hit in early 2020. Now, with the number of vaccinated people


Heichal HaTorah Expands Leadership Team

When Heichal HaTorah began eight years ago with 17 ninth-grade students, Rav Aryeh Stechler, the founding rosh yeshiva, was the only full-time administrator. Rav Stechler coordinated all aspects of the yeshiva, assisted by a small group of lay leaders led by Yehuda and Yael Jacoby.


New Rochelle Sephardic Minyan Completes a New Torah

On May 9, the Sephardic minyan at the Young Israel of New Rochelle welcomed a new sefer Torah. The Sephardic-style Torah was commissioned by Sephardic minyan members and dedicated l’ilui nishmat Meyer ben Haim, Meyer Ouaknine, z”l.

Festivities, held at the


Camp Shalom Seeks New Site After BOE Ends Deal

With the summer camp season on the horizon, the Teaneck Board of Education recently notified Camp Shalom that it was breaking its two-year agreement to lease Benjamin J. Franklin Middle School to the popular summer camp. The decision, sent by email to the camp’s directors, came as a shock to them, and has left hundreds of families who


YU Hosts Book Launch of ‘The Rabbi of Buchenwald’

Praising the new publication of “The Rabbi of Buchenwald: The Life and Times of Rabbi Herschel Schacter,” Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman described the new volume as not only a history of American Jewry during the last seven decades of the 20th century, but a book of inspiration for future