Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Jersey

OU Launches National Mental Health Awareness Campaign

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, brings together Jewish organizations, synagogues and communities in May to raise awareness and educate the community on the impact of mental and emotional health. May is Mental Health Awareness


Hotline Will Help Schools Access Government Funding

Teach Coalition to offer a government funding hotline for yeshivas and Jewish day schools in New York and New Jersey.

(Courtesy of Teach Coalition) Teach Coalition announced the launch of its new “Government Funding Hotline” service available for free to all yeshivas and Jewish day schools


Shaar Kavanah's Pesach Sheini Hike

Rabbi Yaakov Nadler and Noam Schneck of Shaar Kavanah in Teaneck celebrated Pesach Sheini with a Trek+Soul meditative sunset to a full moon hike in the Hudson Highlands. (Credit: David Beyda)


Lag B’Omer Celebrated at Northeast Jewish Center

Alex Strohmeyer, a member of Northeast Jewish Center, was especially eager to meet and greet others after a year of quarantining to guard his health and the health of others. The 100-year-old World War II veteran pilot and Yonkers resident sat outside under the stars on April 29 and ate with others, listening to the great


Adath Israel Marks Lag B’Omer With a Hole-in-One

On Lag B’Omer the Adath Israel Youth Department of Hillside ran a fabulous family event for the community. While a delicious BBQ dinner from Reubens Glatt Spot was served, families enjoyed an incredible mini golf course set up at Gan Yonina. Of course, no shul program is complete without a chesed project. Kids, teens and


JFCS VISTAs Discover Their Career Paths

(Courtesy of JFCS) For Katie Wolchko, finding a career pathway after college was no easy feat. “I liked my job, but I wanted to explore different roles in the nonprofit world, especially fundraising. My father recommended AmeriCorps VISTA, a program I had never heard of, but upon further research I found it to offer so many


FIDF Appoints Two New Directors

(Courtesy of FIDF) Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) recently announced the appointment of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veteran Orna Sheena to the position of Women’s Campaign tri-state director, and Robert Katz to executive director, New York chapter and affinity groups.


Cross River Bank Celebrates With Ribbon-Cutting, Festivities at Its New Home

Cross River Bank, with a single brick-and-mortar branch in Teaneck and headquartered in Fort Lee, celebrated the opening of its new building last week. Somewhat reminiscent of Times Square on New Year’s Eve, the employees and guests gathered on the front terrace, calling out the


Project S.A.R.A.H. Breakfast Is a Success

(Courtesy of Project S.A.R.A.H.) Project S.A.R.A.H. thanks the community for joining the Project S.A.R.A.H.’s Journey virtual breakfast to support those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Project S.A.R.A.H. recognized and honored Esther East and Rabbi Michael East, Rabbi Chaim and Dr.


T.I.L.T. Connects Teaneck Teens

I have lived in Teaneck for over a decade. That being said, I have had limited interaction and meaningful relationships with the broader Teaneck community. And after discussing with some of my peers I discovered that I am not alone in this sentiment. Teaneck is known for its diversity and inclusion, with a plethora of


3,600 Students Go Purple With Shalom Task Force

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) On April 22, 3,600 students from four time zones and two countries came together to celebrate Go Purple Day, a day that Shalom Task Force established to promote awareness about healthy relationships and domestic abuse within the Jewish community.


WTA Celebrates a Night Under the Stars

(Courtesy of WTA) On Sunday, May 2, Westchester Torah Academy parents. grandparents and friends gathered outdoors for A Night Under the Stars—celebrating the schools kochavim, stars. The school bestowed its Educational Technology Award upon David Merel, who was honored for generously donating