Monday, March 01, 2021

New Jersey

Orthodox Forum Offers Expert Tips on Managing Finances

There is no question that leading an observant Jewish lifestyle takes a lot of money and sound budgeting. To help families navigate these challenges, the Orthodox Forum of Highland Park/Edison offered a webinar “Managing Finances Throughout the Jewish Life Cycle,” which featured three local financial experts who provided


Motzei Shabbat Learning Continues At Ohr HaTorah

(Courtesy of Congregation Ohr HaTorah) Congregation Ohr HaTorah in Bergenfield continues its weekly boys Motzei Shabbat learning program.

Each week, 10-12 families attend in-person, on a rotational basis, while all other families attend virtually via Zoom. The in-person participants are


Elks Support Bergenfield Ambulance Corps

Bergenfield Elks Lodge #1477 used a $2,000 Spotlight Grant to support the work of the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, corps member Maxell Farkas, Exalted Ruler Tom Boyce, ambulance corps Chief Ryan Shell and Norman Schmelz, and vice chairman public relations/marketing committee. (Credit: Bill


Eight Ways Friendship Circle Rocked Eight Days And Nights of Chanukah

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) Wow, could Friendship Circle have been any busier this Chanukah? Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and people staying home more, Friendship Circle and the families it serves were anything but isolated this year. Thanks to the Friendship Circle staff and an incredible team of volunteers, Chanukah 2020 was a truly joyous


CHADD of Bergen County Plans 2021 ADHD Educational Speaker Series

Please Join CHADD of Bergen County for its 2021 ADHD winter speaker series, planned for Monday, January 4, from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. EST. The topic will be “Stepping Away from ADHD Thinking Traps.”

Featured speakers will be Andrea Elrom, Mindy Schwartz and Jordy Travis, all three exceptional


‘Historic’ $2.75 Billion for Nonpublic Schools

Since its founding, the United States has almost never provided direct, set-aside federal funding for nonpublic schools, other than supporting students through IDEA, for special needs programs, or Title I (targeted educational assistance) programs. In fact, before last week, there was only one instance ever in which Jewish day


Nursing Homes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Residents of nursing homes, hit hardest by the pandemic since it began last spring, are now among the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New York began distribution of the vaccine on December 21 and New Jersey began on December 28.

At the Hebrew Home in


Ma’ayanot Welcomes Beth Nussbaum As Director of Development

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) Ma’ayanot announced that Beth R. Nussbaum has joined the leadership team as director of development. In this role, Nussbaum will partner with the board and the administration, reaching out to parents, grandparents, alumni and foundations to actively support our mission. “This year there is such a


Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman Presents Rabbinic Responses To Historic Pandemics

The seemingly hackneyed phrase “The more things change, the more they stay the same” appeared to be the overarching theme in Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman’s recent Zoom presentation, sponsored by the Dr. Bertram z”l & Ann Newman Adult Education Program of the Young Israel of Teaneck. Throughout his lecture, Rabbi Dr.


Israel's Treasures, at Rinat

(Courtesy of NLI) The National Library of Israel (NLI) has, since its founding in 1892, served as the vibrant institution of national memory for the Jewish people worldwide and Israelis of all backgrounds and faiths. As part of its 21st century renewal—including a new, state-of-the-art building now under construction in


J Greenstein to Host Antique Judaica Auction January 24

Going once, going twice…it’s auction time at J Greenstein & Company, the only auction house in the United States solely devoted to the sale of antique Judaica. Founded in 2004 by Jonathan Greenstein, the Judaica retail gallery and auction house focusses on antique Jewish ritual objects and art from the 1600s to


Ohel Rocks Chanukah

(Courtesy of OHEL) For decades, and with great thanks to our sponsors Lea and Sammy Trencher, Ohel has been hosting large and festive Chanukah parties for clients, staff and family guests. As the highlight of the entire year, the parties bring an abundance of food (think mountains of latkes and