Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New Jersey

‘Areyvut’ Connects To the Frontlines

Little did Teaneck resident Daniel Rothner, founder and director of Areyvut, anticipate that 18 years after founding his chesed organization its name would become the motto for combatting a worldwide pandemic. The Hebrew translation of “areyvut” is connectedness or responsibility, but the


Father and Son Help Keep Food Available for Those in Need

A New Jersey trial lawyer and his son, an accomplished wealth manager, have stepped up to ensure a local food pantry can keep up with the increasing demand it has experienced because of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Peter Till, of the Law Offices of Peter W. Till in Springfield,


CareOne at Teaneck Enjoys Poppy’s Pizza

CareOne at Teaneck would like to thank the Hindin family of Teaneck for getting Poppy’s Pizza for all of their staff members. The hard-at-work staff loved the pizza. Thank you so much for your generosity!


Lubavitch on the Palisades Plans Pre-Shavuot Virtual Learning With Rabbi Manis Friedman

In preparation for the giving of the Torah, Lubavitch on the Palisades presents a Virtual Shavuot Night Learning with world-renowned rabbi and speaker Rabbi Manis Friedman, who will speak on “We Received the Torah But Did We Get It? Finding the Silver Lining in Our Challenges.”

The class will take


Project S.A.R.A.H. Thanks Community for Support At Virtual Breakfast

(Courtesy of Project S.A.R.A.H.) Project S.A.R.A.H. thanks the community for joining them at their virtual breakfast to support the organization’s work with families experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Project S.A.R.A.H. recognized and honored


Valley Chabad Offers Zoom Shiurim

“These two words will change your life. A simple life-changing perspective to inspire you through corona and beyond.” That is the title of the Monday, May 25, lecture by the Valley Chabad Academy of Jewish Studies and Rabbi Dov Greenberg.

Rabbi Greenberg leads Stanford University Chabad and


JFCS-NNJ Wheels for Meals—Ride to Fight Hunger Goes Virtual

(Courtesy of JFCS) JFCS Wheels for Meals—Ride to Fight Hunger in a typical year features riders ranging from serious bike enthusiasts to families celebrating simchot gathering to pursue a meaningful cause. This year due to the pandemic the Ride is going virtual on Sunday, June 14.


Livingston Resident Creates Artsy Masks

Joyce Weinberger and her husband, George, raised their three children in Livingston. Now grandparents of nine, they are still members of Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center, currently led by Rabbi Elie Mischel, which they joined 38 years ago. As the congregation has aged, there are those who


West Orange Youth Thank First Responders

The youth departments of Congregations AABJ&D and Ohr Torah in West Orange, New Jersey created sidewalk art in honor of Lag B’Omer to thank first responders.


Essex County Chabad Centers Distribute Masks

In a statewide effort by the 61 Chabad centers in New Jersey to distribute 50,000 masks, Essex County Chabad representatives, Rabbi Mendel Solomon, Chabad at Short Hills and Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Chabad of West Orange, delivered thousands of much-needed protective masks to doctors and nurses at St. Barnabas Hospital on Monday, May


Daughters of Israel Staff Receives Care Packages

Daughters of Israel’s 250+ staff members are all healthcare heroes, caring for the elderly, our community’s most vulnerable population. As a small token of gratitude, the West Orange/Livingston Chesed Committee arranged for Daughters staff to receive dinners to go, catered by Shimon Nissel of Shimtal Catering.


Bris Avrohom Brings Lag B’Omer Joy to Hillside and Elizabeth

Thirty-three cars were accompanied by live music and the police departments of Hillside and Elizabeth in front and in back, enlivening the streets of Hillside and Elizabeth, New Jersey. A flat-bed truck led the procession with Levi Kumer as the driver while both Mordy Kurtz sang and Uri Abramov of Olam DJ played