Saturday, December 04, 2021

New Jersey

SINAI at Ma’ayanot Joins JFNNJ Mitzvah Day

(Courtesy of SINAI at Ma’ayanot) Students at SINAI Shalem High School at Ma’ayanot participated in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s “Mitzvah Day on the Move” program on November 16 by packing toiletry bags for residents of homeless shelters. They were joined by community volunteer


UJA-Federation of NY Receives $10 Million Gift From Jack and Shirley Silver

Queens Hub to be rededicated as the Jack and Shirley Silver Hub in recognition of their generosity.

(Courtesy of UJA Federation) UJA-Federation of New York has received a $10 million legacy gift from longtime New York-based philanthropists Jack and Shirley Silver that will be directed to help lift


Hundreds Celebrate and Support Chai Lifeline at NYC Gala

Inspiring program features Chef Wolfgang Puck and musical performance by Ishay Ribo.

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Providing further hope that the social world we once knew is returning to a degree of normalcy, one of the Jewish fundraising calendar’s most


2021 Shabbat Project Roars Back With Record Participation

(Courtesy of The Shabbat Project) After more subdued celebrations in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international Shabbat Project roared back to life last weekend with record-setting participation in the initiative’s ninth year, holding 1,166 citywide “unity events” in addition to thousands of


Englewood’s Yeshiva Ohr Simcha Reopens

Yeshiva Ohr Simcha of Englewood has re-opened after sustaining damage from Hurricane Ida. Construction still continues at the building. The yeshiva’s community learning began with a kick-off event and Halacha shiur by Rabbi Yitzchok Weinberger followed by “Life Lessons from the Parsha” by Rabbi Menachem Strassfeld.


Jewish Communal Fund Gives $520 Million in Grants in FY 2021

More than 21% of assets distributed to charities in all sectors.

(Courtesy of JCF) The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, distributed $520 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2021 fiscal year ending June


Annual International Holocaust Survivors Night Celebrates Survivors Around the World

Held by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on the third night of Chanukah, this international event will include memories from survivors from more than 15 countries; remarks from Israeli President Isaac Herzog, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and entertainers; along with musical performances.


UAE Delegation Meets NY Jewish Business Leaders

On November 18, UJA-Federation of NY hosted a program entitled, “Strengthening the Abraham Accords Through Business,” for Jewish leaders to meet and engage with leading Dubai government representatives and Dubai-based business leaders. The delegation shared insights into the growing economic


The Sephardic Congregation Of Fort Lee Looks Toward the Future

(Courtesy of Sephardic Cong. of Fort Lee) In the mid-1980s, a group of young Sephardic families, in search of a place where they could practice their distinctive Sephardic liturgy and customs, gathered at their new home in Fort Lee. The congregation was composed of 20 adults from ten families. The establishment of this unique place


Eliyahu David Kay, HY"D

Eliyahu David Kay, 26, the South African oleh who was fatally shot in a terrorist attack while walking to the Kotel on Sunday morning, November 21, and laid to rest in Jerusalem the next day, was a real hero.

As South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein wrote in his statement of


HP/Edison Orthodox Forum Hosts Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz

On Motzei Shabbat, November 20, the Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park hosted Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz to address “Race, Class, and Modern Orthodox Life,” in a talk (both live and broadcast on Zoom) held at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park.



Eretz HaKodesh Celebrates Successes at Shabbaton

You can see it in the way the organizers effectively built an entirely new political movement to represent Haredi and Israeli nationalist values in the World Zionist Congress from scratch—and in less than two years.

You can see it in the fact that

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