Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New Jersey

Chabad of Greenwich Delivers 500 ‘Shabbat-to-Go’ Bags

(Courtesy of Chabad of Greenwich) In a challenging time like this, when all we need is encouragement and higher spirits, Chabad of Greenwich sought to reach out to the Jewish community.

Schneur Deren, from Chabad of Greenwich, said their center hatched an idea


Teach Coalition Plans May 26 Educators’ Tribute

Teach Coalition, a project of the Orthodox Union, will host Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: A Tribute to our Schools and Parents on Tuesday, May 26, at 8 p.m. EST. The streaming event will honor Jewish day schools, teachers and parents, while supporting Teach Coalition’s fight for safer and


Frisch Seniors Launch CardUP Digital Fundraising Platform

At Yeshivat Frisch, a highlight of senior year is the spring semester internship program, which encourages students to find job opportunities in fields that interest them so they can gain practical, hands-on experience for potential careers. Because of COVID-19, the internship program was cancelled, leaving some students


Tomchei Shabbos Offers Hope

Experiencing food insecurity? Help is available in a fast, sensitive, dignified and anonymous way.

In an educated community with many professionals, the experience of food insecurity is something most people assumed they would be able to avoid. However, COVID-19’s “new normal” of


Gratitude for A Mailman

Our 9 year old son, on his own, wrote a heartfelt letter of gratitude to our mailman. We watched the mailman read the note that was taped to our mailbox using our video doorbell. He seemed really touched. We are so proud of our son’s good middot. What a kiddush Hashem!

-A Mommy in


Sponsor a Meal for BVAC

Donating a meal to the Bergenfield Ambulance Corps (BVAC) recognizes their heroic acts which continue to amaze the community. Feel free to contribute a well-deserved meal to this great team by contacting Kari Haspel at (201) 522-6774.


CIJE Holds First Virtual ‘UnConference’

(Courtesy of CIJE) Jewish day school teachers and administrators are exhausted and challenged by their new teaching reality during the current pandemic; however, more than 100 teachers and administrators attended a two-and-a-half hour online “unconference” on a Sunday night. CIJE (Center for Initiatives in


Hebrew Free Burial Association Collects Talleisim

(Courtesy of Hebrew Free Burial Association) CareOne at Teaneck donated and collected dozens and dozens of talleisim for the Hebrew Free Burial Association from the Teaneck community and the Young Israel of Scarsdale. The HFBA is a nonprofit organization that helps arrange burials for poor Jewish people. The HFBA has done four to


Community Volunteers Partner With JFCS-NNJ

(Courtesy of JFCS) Jewish Family and Children’s Services relies on the service of volunteers to keep many of our programs running. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers continue to make phone calls, deliver food and act as an extra layer of support for our clients.

Overall, JFCS has


Governor Murphy Convenes Advisory Council on Restarting Businesses

(Courtesy of OJCC) The founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJCC), Duvi Honig, was among those selected by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the state’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council, which will help the state’s residents and businesses return to normal life following the COVID-19 lockdown.


CareOne at Teaneck

Last Friday afternoon, CareOne at Teaneck had a challah giveaway for the local Teaneck community. During these difficult times everyone can use some freshly baked challah to make Shabbos a little more tasty. CareOne at Teaneck is with you during these difficult times.


Hakarat Hatov to West Orange’s Rabbi and Rebbetzin Spivak

It’s 12:30 p.m. on Shabbat afternoon. There’s a knock at the door. During this time, we wonder who it could be. We open the door to the smiling faces of Rabbi Marc and Debra Spivak, the rabbi and rebbetzin of Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange, New Jersey and our neighbors and friends. It is so nice to catch up, even for a short time.

Each Shabbat, they