Thursday, April 15, 2021

New Jersey

YIOT Sisterhood Initiative Sends 550 Mishloach Manot

V’nahafochu has never been more applicable than this past year. Nearly every facet of our lives has been turned upside down. So why shouldn’t the way we prepare mishloach manot change as well?

For years the Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT) Sisterhood has run a successful mishloach manot


Project Ezrah Partners With Area Day Camps to Provide Scholarships

(Courtesy of Project Ezrah) This past fall, camp registration forms started going out. Even more anticipation than normal was in the air because many children did not get to attend camp the previous summer and were eagerly looking forward to going back. However, this year not everyone is in the same position to pay for camp as they had been


Learning About Purim Through Hamantaschen

On Thursday, February 18, Michael Miller, executive VP/CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council-NY, invited eight state assembly members, each representing a downstate county, to a virtual hamantaschen-tasting. Assemblymembers Kimberly Jean-Pierre (Suffolk), Taylor Darling (Nassau), Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn


Zayin Adar: Paying Tribute to Chevra Kadisha

Now marking close to 50 years serving Bergen County, the local chevra kadisha has become an enormous, around-the-clock endeavor. Between the proliferation of shuls and the influx of new families, and factoring in the tragic passings of the past year, the chevra has been overly taxed with physical efforts and emotional tolls. Thus, the


SAR Hosts NYC District 11 Special Election Candidates

On February 17, SAR High School hosted a virtual town hall, with New York City Council District 11’s special election candidates: Carlton Berkley, Eric Dinowitz, Jessica Haller, Mino Lora, Dan Padernacht and Kevin Pazmino. Students Eytan Saenger and Tyler Fishman, co-founders of the


‘Esther Ever After’ Presented at Annual Sara Lamm Dratch Memorial Lecture

Last Sunday evening, in commemoration of the eighth yahrtzeit of Sara Lamm Dratch, z”l, the Jewish Center of Teaneck presented the fourth annual Sara Lamm Dratch Memorial Lecture, “Esther Ever After, a Life and Legacy in Full Color,” to participants via Zoom.

The lecture series was founded


Ma’ayanot Plans Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls’ annual scholarship dinner, being held virtually on March 6, will celebrate “Chazak V-Ematz”—the joy, creativity and strength of the Ma’ayanot community during this challenging year. Ma’ayanot students, staff, faculty, and parents all


A Community Donates ‘Day of Lifesaving’ to United Hatzalah For Refuah for Shira Shatzkes

Donation spearheaded by a group of friends from the Teaneck/Bergenfield community.

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) A group of Bergenfield residents led by Yitzi and Terri Karasick donated a “Day of Lifesaving” to United Hatzalah in honor of Shira Shatzkes, a


Teaneck's Cong. Beth Aaron to Celebrate 45th Anniversary Dinner

After a year of physical isolation and separation, Congregation Beth Aaron can proudly attest to having successfully maintained the warmth and close ties of its members that have historically characterized the shul. In the words of President Steven Hoenig, “Beth Aaron is a family. Our members are


Teaneck’s David Schwartz Discovers ‘Chiastic’ Pattern in the Torah

It was the fall of 2018, and as he was studying the parsha of the week, Parshat Vayeishev, David Schwartz noticed something that he had not seen before. And when he looked further into it, the phenomenon gradually grew bigger and bigger.

David had spotted a previously undocumented


Naaleh Students Pack Mishloach Manot for Project Ezrah


Not-to-Miss Networking Event Planned for This Wednesday

Every person who engages in business seeks new ways to thrive and succeed in the aftermath of COVID-19. The staff at the Queens Jewish Link heard this concern and coordinated an array of intelligent and motivational speakers to give business development professionals like many of our readers the chance to overcome the devastating effects of this past year. The