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Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Lander College for Women’s Susan Weissman: The Affinity Between Purim and Yom Kippur

During the month of Adar, Lander College for Women, the Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten Women’s Division of Touro College, will be sharing the message of “Courage and Transformation: Timeless Messages from Tanach” in many communities. Five shuls in the Teaneck community will host female scholars from Lander College for Women,

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Ma’aleh School of Film and Television in Jerusalem Innovates Two New Tracks

Another delightful evening of Ma’aleh Films was held at Congregation Rinat Yisrael on Saturday night, February 29. Ma’aleh aficionados anticipate these Israeli film gems and come out wherever they are shown in the community. Accompanying the films at this showing was Neta Ariel, who has served as Ma’aleh’s director

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Bonei Olam Holds Joyous Event in Bergen County

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Yad Leah to Hold Mega Clothing Drive March 22

(Courtesy of Yad Leah) Yad Leah has announced its Third Annual Northern New Jersey Mega Clothing Drive, which will take place on March 22. Yad Leah supports needy families across Israel by providing them with quality clothing and, in turn, ensuring their dignity and pride. The organization will be accepting all clothing in like-new

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Deepening New Jersey's Academic Ties With Israel

For more than a decade, Israel has faced its longest ongoing battle to date, as anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses across the United States continues to remain prevalent, provoking academic boycotts as recently as this past month at the University of Illinois. As institutions continue to disregard the rise of BDS on

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Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center Plans Open House

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Leonard & Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is hosting a rocking “Tot Shabbat” Open House on March 20, 9:15 a.m., to showcase its offerings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. At the event, the whole family can enjoy a free, fun and interactive,

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Holocaust Survivor Moshe Avital To Speak in Woodcliff Lake

Seventy-five years after the Russian forces liberated what perhaps was the most famous death camp in the Holocaust, one of its survivors is going to share his story. Moshe Avital, who was sent to Auschwitz when he was only 14 years old, will be addressing a special gathering at the Eternal Flame Lecture.

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Beth Aaron Plans Community Events

The Beth Aaron Sisterhood is selling shmura matzah from the Shatzer Matza Factory in Brooklyn, offering regular, whole wheat, gluten-free oat and spelt matza. The deadline is Monday, March 30 (please note March 15 for gluten-free oat and spelt). Pickup for all orders will be Sunday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. Order online

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Zalman Suldan to Offer ‘Seder Surprises’ Workshop At Beth Aaron and Rinat

The community is invited to a free innovative, multimedia, hands-on workshop that will invigorate Passover seders with games, props, costumes and more, to engage and excite all ages. With a few small steps, Zalman Suldan will help transform the Passover seder into a memorable experience for children and adults alike. Those attending the

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In New Rochelle, Yeshiva Students Bring Purim to the Quarantined

(Courtesy of Chabad of New Rochelle) When Rochel Butman of Chabad-Lubavitch of New Rochelle, New York, learned that the coronavirus was at her doorstep last week, her mind buzzed. “What will be with Purim?” A joyous holiday full of family cheer, synagogue get-togethers and gifting food packages to one another all day long, Purim

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One Israel Fund Co-Sponsors Fifth Annual ‘Celebrate Judea and Samaria’ Event

(Courtesy of One Israel Fund) One Israel Fund is proud to have co-sponsored The Fifth Annual Celebrate Judea and Samaria event in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Shabbat programs of CPAC and AIPAC.

The event featured a panel of experts on Judea and Samaria including

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Coronavirus, YU And Our Community

With Coronavirus concerns keeping some people stuck inside, Laizer Kornwasser, a Teaneck resident and professor at Yeshiva University, remembered being “stuck in YU as an out-of-towner” and wanted to do something for the 120 students “stuck” in YU this weekend. In just one day, “We had 120 fully stocked

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