Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Jersey

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


Congregation Ahavas Israel of Passaic Commissions Sefer Torah in Memory of Sholom Dreyfuss, z’l

From the first Shabbat that he and wife, Chaya, moved to Passaic, Sholom Dreyfuss, z’l became a regular davener at Congregation Ahavas Israel in Passaic. The morah d’asra of Ahavas Israel, Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, who has led the congregation for the past 25 years, recalled how across the years, as his family grew to


Scenes From the CBY Menorah Lighting


World’s Largest Menorah Lit In NYC

The largest menorah in the world was lit Sunday night at Grand Army Plaza on 59th Street in Manhattan and has been a New York City tradition for nearly 50 years. The annual event is organized by the Lubavitch Youth Organization. The 36-foot, 4,000-pound menorah is the largest in the world. It was lit with the help of Mayor-elect


Chanukah in Englewood Cliffs

This year saw the first-ever public Chanukah menorah lighting in Englewood Cliffs, sponsored by Lubavitch on the Palisades. The 12-foot menorah is located at the busy intersection of Sylvan and East Palisades Avenues.

A public menorah lighting will take place on Sunday, December 5 in

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