Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Jersey

Gov. Murphy Celebrates Chanukah in Jersey City

On a night when Jews around the world were lighting candles to celebrate the fifth night of Chanukah, state and local leaders gathered in Jersey City with community members to “Shine a Light” on rising antisemitism.

“It is a strong statement about unity here that we stand on the City Hall


Young Israel of Teaneck Celebrates Hachnasat Sefer Torah in New Building

On Sunday, November 28, the Young Israel of Teaneck celebrated yet another momentous milestone with a hachnasat sefer Torah in their newly dedicated building. The sefer Torah was sponsored by the Ellberger family.

Wanting to make a beautiful simcha for the synagogue


Bergen County Food Pantry Seeks New Home

The Bergen County Kosher Pantry opened right after Pesach 2020. A local Facebook group had begun sharing leftover, unopened Pesach food at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Someone volunteered the garage of their unoccupied property, with the idea to use the garage as a small warehouse. People came to exchange items by leaving


Shearit HaPlate Searching for New Base

Since March of 2020, Shearit HaPlate of Bergen County, Inc. (SHPBC) has been temporarily closed due both to the pandemic and because of the sale of the home that included the garage where they conducted operations. According to Josh Klavan, a representative of SHPBC, “When we find a suitable location, SHP will, b’ezrat Hashem,


Gevuros Volunteers Bring Chanukah Joy To Passaic Neighbors

Five years ago, three Passaic women joined forces in creating a weekly, special day for their elderly female neighbors in Passaic, many above the age of 80. Realizing how loneliness can greatly impact the emotional and physical well-being of our senior population, they arranged for a weekly gathering,


Grand & Essex Gets Grander With Store Expansion

Grand & Essex is gearing up to have more of everything shoppers love. An expansion has begun into space that had been a deli, plus half the wine store next to it. The store will be approximately 30% bigger, with a new produce department, longer and wider aisles and enlarged sushi, prepared food and


Former Englewood Detective Bureau Commander Appointed Security Director at Federation

It felt like a natural fit for Timothy Torell after retiring from a more than 41-year career with the Englewood Police Department.

Torell, who became director of community security December 1 at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, served as commander of the city’s detective bureau,


Mayberg Foundation Awards Ma’ayanot a Second Grant

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) “Why should what we’re learning matter to me?” Particularly in this generation, across all denominations, students seek meaning in their learning. They want to know how it can connect to their lives, to their natural search for spirituality and their relationship with God.


Bergenfield Library Celebrates Winners of Lucille Tendler Community Service Award

(Courtesy of Bergenfield Public Library) On Sunday, November 14, Robert Armbruster and Anna Ramirez were formally honored as recipients of the Lucille Tendler Community Service Award. The ceremony took place at the Bergenfield High School auditorium and featured a performance by the All Seasons Chamber Players.


Lamdeinu to Host Seventh Annual Chanukah Breakfast on Sunday, December 5

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) Lamdeinu, an educational institute in Teaneck that provides high-level Torah learning for women and men of all ages, will host its Seventh Annual Chanukah Breakfast on Sunday, December 5, at 10 a.m.! The Breakfast will mark the seventh day of Chanukah as well as Rosh Chodesh Tevet


CHADD Presents Speaker on Accommodations for Students With ADHD

Please join Bergen County CHADD for a Speaker Series Workshop on Monday, December 6, 8:00-9:15 p.m. entitled “Seeking Accommodations for Students With ADHD: Understanding Section 504 and the IEP,” with Jeffrey Katz, PhD. Katz will discuss how to get the school to understand and work with your ADHD child under the guidelines of Section


Lunch & Learn Program at Ohr Torah Focuses on Julius Rosenwald

The Retirees Lunch and Learn program returns on Tuesday, December 28, at 12 noon at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison. “Rosenwald” is the incredible story of how a Jewish businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, owner of Sears, joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African-American communities in the segregationist Jim Crow

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