Saturday, October 24, 2020

New Jersey

Special Class Planned In Memory of Erwin Reich, z”l

(Courtesy of Cong. Agudath Sholom) On September 24, the Stamford community received the tragic news that one of its long-time residents, 72-year-old Erwin Reich, was hit by a car and killed while jogging.

To honor his memory, Michael Feldstein will be giving a special Jewish history class on


NJ Increases Aid to Yeshivot

If you were a betting man or woman, you’d likely wager that the recently enacted New Jersey State budget—passed during a pandemic, under the cloud of a predicted shortfall in state tax revenues—would not contain any increases in assistance to nonpublic schools. You would lose that bet.


Yad Leah Plans COVID-19 Inspired Dash for Dignity

Determined not to be deterred by the limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Katz, founder and director of Yad Leah’s international office, has devised a creative and accessible alternative to the two previous Dash for Dignity events. This year, on Sunday, November 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,


Lee Lasher Takes Helm at Jewish Federation Of Northern New Jersey

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (Federation) is starting the new year under the guidance of its newly appointed president, Lee Lasher. Lasher’s personal journey towards Judaism and his commitment to community growth have inspired him to support the Jewish community here and in Israel by way of Jewish leadership roles.


Micah Kaufman Offers Pre-Yom Kippur Chizuk

Among the plethora of inspirational videos leading up to Yom Kippur, one stands out for its personal affirmation of the power of individual and communal prayer. As we prepared to sit down to the final meal before the onset of Yom Kippur this past Sunday, a video was streamed by Congregation Beth Aaron featuring member


Sender’s Smoke Joint and Bespoke Men’s Grooming Team Up With Customer Discounts

If you’re a guy who could use a post-lockdown makeover and some culinary comfort, Sender’s Smoke Joint and Bespoke Men’s Grooming in Teaneck have a deal for you: Go to either place and get a discount at the other.

“Dre has been coming into the restaurant since we opened and we have been


Pioneering Yeshiva High School Preps for Sept 2021 Opening

A new approach to yeshiva high school education started with a good idea and the coming together of talented people to translate the theory into a practical reality.

As Rabbi Eliyahu Teitz described it, he first began discussing the concept with fellow yeshiva school


‘Shnayim Yomi’ Launches In Time for Shabbat Bereishit

On his way to participate in the Siyum Daf Yomi in January, Elad Danino, father of five from Marine Park, Brooklyn, came up with an idea. A serious learner of Chumash throughout his education, including in the United States at Torah Academy of Brooklyn as well as in Israel at Tiferet Yerushalayim, and currently at Ruach


Lamdeinu to Launch Post-Sukkot Program on October 13

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) As the Jewish calendar progresses, so does Lamdeinu! Lamdeinu launches its post-Sukkot program on Tuesday, October 13, with an exciting array of offerings.

While Lamdeinu continues its post-Sukkot semester with its signature classes, such as the popular Parshanut HaMikra at 10:15


Bris Avrohom Prepares Over 250 Sets of Lulavim and Etrogim

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) As in every year, Bris Avrohom prepares lulavim and etrogim for the community. This year over 250 sets were prepared and distributed. Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker oversaw the kashrut and arranged all the orders, assisted by Mendy and Zalmy Kanelsky and Fishy Henig.

For more


JFSCNJ Offers Virtual Support Group for Widows and Widowers

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will be holding a weekly virtual support group for widow(er)s called “New Path Widow(er)s Support Group” each Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The group will be facilitated by JFSCNJ Social Worker Alyssa Reiner, MSW, LSW, RTY2000, and will explore how grief impacts our


NYC to Issue Fines to the Maskless In High-COVID Zip Codes

For the first time in months, New York City reported a daily COVID positivity rate above 3% on Tuesday, September 29. With this news, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said the city will impose fines on people who refuse to wear face coverings in nine zip codes seeing an uptick in COVID cases. Individuals will first be reminded that face masks are