Saturday, December 04, 2021

New Jersey

West Orange’s First Sephardic Shul Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David (AABJ&D), the first Orthodox shul in West Orange, has grown tremendously since its 1974 building dedication. At that time, the shul was home to approximately 350 families, one of the largest Orthodox shuls in New


Teaneck Marks Thanksgiving With Special Ceremony

Thanksgiving Day was warmed for many by Teaneck’s celebration held at Rain. Emergency service workers, veterans, seniors, families and friends gathered to express camaraderie and share a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal. Deputy Mayor Eli Katz and Councilwoman Gervonn Romney-Rice


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies Hosts Dr. Michal Raucher

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Michal Raucher on Tuesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. (ET) on Zoom. Raucher will be the third speaker of the 2021-2022 season in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.



Teaneck High School Hosts Michael Silberstein, 91-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

On the morning of November 16, in commemoration of Kristallnacht, over 200 Teaneck High School students gathered to hear the testimony of Michael Silberstein, a 91-year-old survivor of the Holocaust who, in a clear and articulate voice, shared his tragic experiences with the rapt audience. In her introduction of the


Rinat Plants for The Daffodil Project

The Daffodil Project ( https://www.daffodilproject.net) aspires to build a worldwide Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils in memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust and in support of children suffering in humanitarian crises


Jewish Federation of Northern NJ Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

As the roster of charitable causes in the age of GoFundMe increases seemingly exponentially, and the need to involve young adults grows more imperative, smart organizations look for reliable new ways to engage new donors.

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, a leader in


YU Appoints Dr. Erica Brown as Vice Provost and Inaugural Director of Sacks-Herenstein Center for Values and Leadership

(Courtesy of YU) Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University, announced today the appointment of Dr. Erica Brown as vice provost of values and leadership and inaugural director of the Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Center for Values and Leadership, founded by Terri and Andrew Herenstein.


Union Y Appoints New Director Of Adult And Senior Services

The leadership at the Union Y announced that Diane Mael has joined the staff as director of adult and senior services.

Mael brings a wealth of experience in the Jewish not-for-profit world, most recently 11 years at the JCC in Edison where she initiated the Baby Boomers department and such


Rav Meir Goldwicht to Deliver Chanukah Shiur

Rav Meir Goldwicht, a prominent Israeli scholar, educator, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies and the head of the Stone Beit Medrash Program, will deliver a special Chanukah shiur at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (Social Hall) on Tuesday, November 23, at 8:30 p.m. Men and women are


TORA to Present Lunch and Lecture, Nov. 30

The next Teaneck Orthodox Retiree Association (TORA) lunch and lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 30 (second day of Chanukah), at Rinat Yisrael (389 West Englewood Ave.), and feature Rabbi Chaim Strauchler, the new mara d’asra of Congregation Rinat Yisrael. The topic will be “Finding Meaning in the Small


Daily Email Can Make Chanukah Meaningful

Over the holiday of Chanukah we all wish to create special moments around the lighting of the menorah. These are special nights. But how do we infuse them with more meaning and fun?

How about a short animated video to watch together following the lighting? How


Celebrate Chanukah With Chabad of Yonkers

Sunday, November 28, 4 p.m., first night of Chanukah:

Menorah lighting at Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd. Yonkers, NY 10710

Located in the town square opposite the Apple store.

Menorah lighting, crafts, chocolate

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