Monday, March 01, 2021

New Jersey

Asicha Seminars to Hold Women’s Pre-Purim Learning This Motzei Shabbat

All women are invited to join Asicha Seminars on Zoom (ID: 974-3740-1898) this Motzei Shabbat at 8 p.m. for an exciting pre-Purim learning event. The program will feature two half-hour shiurim from Rabbi Chaim Marcus (Springfield; Bruriah) and Rabbi Isaac Rice (Hewlett; SKA) on timely topics in hashkafa and halacha.


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies to Present Dr. Rachel Korazim

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle will present Dr. Rachel Korazim on Sunday, February 21, at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Zoom. Korazim will be the fifth speaker in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR. She will speak on the subject “Land and Identity: An Exploration of Poetic


Chabad of Hackensack to Debut ‘Rabbi, That’s Funny’ On Monday, Feb. 22

A Texan rabbi is coming to Hackensack, and it’s going to be funny. “That’s funny, Rabbi” is a joke-filled event that will take place via Zoom with Chabad of Hackensack on Monday, February 22, at 8:30 p.m. The star of the event will be Rabbi Levi Teldon, who is, in his words, “a published author, screenwriter, app developer,


Jewish Business Network Thrives in Central New Jersey

They probably didn’t know it at the time but a car ride conversation between two friends, five and a half years ago, sparked the creation of an enduring Middlesex County organization that has benefitted dozens of local Jewish business men and women.

Randy Cohen, a certified


NJ Jewish Film Festival Gears Up

Lineup includes diverse works from a host of countries.

(Courtesy of NJJFF) For the second year, JCC MetroWest’s New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF ) is going virtual. Tickets are now on sale for the 21st annual event, taking place February 28-March 21.


Rabbi Adam Mintz, Rabbi Naftali Wolfe To Join Bi-Cultural’s Adult Ed Program

Rabbi Adam Mintz, the spiritual leader of Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim in New York City, will be presenting two interesting Jewish history lectures via Zoom on the cultural and Halachic responses to crisis and tragedy. The program is being sponsored by the Center for Community Education (CCE) at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of


Fairfield University Hosts Professor Joshua Shanes

On February 9, Fairfield University’s Judaic Studies program and the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies welcomed Dr. Joshua Shanes, associate professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Arnold Center for Israel Studies at the College of Charleston, to kick off their spring lecture series. More than 300 devices logged


‘I Was Supposed to Have a Baby’

Jewish Fertility Support Summit planned for February 22.

The upcoming Jewish Fertility Summit is set to occur on Zoom, on the evening of Monday, February 22. Eleven organizations that address a variety of issues relating to fertility will gather from many different geographic areas around the


Along for the Ride on SINAI’s ‘Journeys’

In last week’s paper, my family enjoyed the final article in “A Season of SINAI Stories,” an uplifting piece by Esther and Jacob Schlanger, who accompanied their daughter Tamar to the marriage canopy in 2017. Tamar, who married Chaim—both SINAI alumni—famously gave new meaning to the term “Saw you at


‘Zaidie Joe’ Recalls Shoah For YI of White Plains/JRE

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Jewish Renaissance Experience and Young Israel of White Plains (YIWP) viewed a conversation with “Zaidie” Joe Bistritz, a Holocaust survivor and father of YIWP’s Janice (Bistritz) Mirsky.

Bistritz was born in Bucovina, Romania. At age 5, his family moved to the Romanian province of Transylvania. His town had 400 Jews,


Communities Unite to #DoItforShira

This past week, as awareness of Shira Shatzkes’ medical emergency spread primarily via social media, the local community quickly responded with immediacy and purpose, expanding like a beacon, reaching across the globe, and creating a tangible sense of unity and focus.

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Teaneck Student Jessica Brenner Petitions Governor Murphy

Jessica Brenner, a senior at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, delivered a petition to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy that calls on him to support efforts to provide personal hygiene products for women and girls in low income schools in New Jersey. Over 100 students and teachers in the Teaneck area signed the