Sunday, March 07, 2021

New Jersey

New Year, New Growth for The Jewish Link

As the new secular year begins, so, too, begins a new chapter in Jewish Link history. Our readers and partners living in the Bronx, Westchester, southern Connecticut and Manhattan have been receiving our paper on a biweekly basis. That is about to change. We are pleased to announce that, beginning this week, The Jewish Link will be delivered weekly to


Yachad NJ Virtual Gala This Sat. Night Jan. 9

On Motzei Shabbat, January 9, Yachad New Jersey will host its annual gala, celebrating exceptional honorees and the entire Yachad community dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish individuals with developmental disabilities. The event will take place virtually to maintain the safety


Why I Got Vaccinated

I became a dietitian because of my love for food. Food nourishes our bodies and provides us the energy to do our everyday activities. The taste of our favorite foods adds to our enjoyment in life. There is also a social aspect to food which is so important. People enjoy meals more when socializing with others and sharing the


Princeton Prof. to Discuss ‘Maimonidean Miqveh’ Controversy at Rinat

On Saturday night, January 2, at 8:30 p.m., the community is invited to participate in a presentation by Dr. Eve Krakowski, assistant professor of history at Princeton University specializing in the social history of Jews in the medieval period. Through Princeton’s extensive collections as well as collections worldwide


Fair Lawn Mikvah Project Is Truly a Community Effort

It was an endeavor that began three years ago and culminated in a rousing Zoom celebration held on Thursday evening, December 24, with spiritual leaders from Ahavas Achim, Anshei Lubavitch, Darchei Noam, Shomrei Torah and Young Israel of Fair Lawn all in attendance. The theme repeated again and again was that of achdut. Such unity was


NJ and NY Teachers Receive Tikvah’s Inaugural Lincoln Fellowship

Educators at 17 New York and New Jersey yeshiva high schools and day schools were named as recipients of the Tikvah Fund’s Abraham Lincoln Teachers Fellowship. The inaugural class of 36 fellows will join an advanced seminar on American history and civilization designed for Jewish day school and yeshiva


Model Beis Din Goes Virtual

Touro’s Lander College for Men invites yeshivas worldwide to join the competition.

(Courtesy of Touro College) The annual Model Beis Din competition hosted by Touro’s Lander College for Men has been a highlight of the year for high school students from Atlanta to Boston. This one-of-a kind


CardUP Fundraising App, Created by Frisch Students, Adapts to Second Wave of COVID

(Courtesy of CardUP Inc.) CardUP, the fundraising platform created to help charities raise money to respond to the economic implications of COVID-19, built by high school students at The Frisch School earlier this year, is once again finding its pertinence and purpose during the second wave of the pandemic.


Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps Elects New President, Chief and Leadership Team

(Courtesy of TVAC) The Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) recently elected a new president, Eric Orgen; a new chief, Israel “Izzy” Infield; and a new administration and operations team to lead TVAC into the new year of 2021.

Teaneck was an epicenter for the COVID-19 pandemic


RZA Taps Rabbi Hart Levine to Lead New Division

(Courtesy of RZA) The Religious Zionists of America (RZA), the U.S.-based branch of World Mizrachi and umbrella organization for the American Religious Zionist movement, has turned to a well-regarded Jewish community builder, Rabbi Hart Levine of Manhattan, to serve as a senior educator focusing on engaging the 18- to 32-year-old


Discussing the Future of Online Learning

The Center for Community Education (CCE) at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut (BCHA) is sponsoring a panel discussion on “Online Learning: What Works? What Doesn’t? Its Future?”

The program, which will be broadcast via Zoom, will be held on Tuesday, January 6, at 8


Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Business Awards 2020 at White House

(Courtesy of OJCC) Announced just days ago from the Red Room of the White House in our nation’s capital, the 2020 Orthodox Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be recognizing local, national and international businesses from more than seven categories of industry: standout business leaders and/or innovators, positively