Wednesday, January 27, 2021

New Jersey

JFSCNJ Addresses Emotional Wellness and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) will present “Emotional Wellness and the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Tuesday, January 12, from 11 a.m. to noon, via Zoom. This free program will be led by Laverne Williams, CSW, of the Mental Health Association of New Jersey.

The program is


Daughters of Israel Vaccinates Residents and Staff


OU Supports Elevation of  Combat Anti-Semitism Envoy

(Courtesy of OU) The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House’s passage of a bipartisan bill that elevates the office of special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism to the rank of ambassador and increases the office’s resources to do its work


YABA to Host Naftali Bennett on Jan. 17

Have you ever wondered about the secret to Israel’s many successes in different worldwide industries and initiatives including bio-technology, medicine, the arts and the military?

The answer is quite simple. Israel invests in its youth and sees them as the future leaders of the world. The


More Than a Fundraiser: Amudim’s ‘Unite to Heal’ Triggers Global Influx of Calls for Help

While most organizations would find themselves taking a well-deserved break after an intense campaign that successfully surpassed their fundraising goals, life has been busier than ever at Amudim, with the number of calls coming in and new cases opened hitting unprecedented levels since Unite To Heal made


Reyna Gentin Finds a New Voice in “My Name is Layla” 

Reyna Marder Gentin, author of the Star Award finalist in outstanding debut fiction, “Unreasonable Doubts,” has found a new voice, writing a poignant novel for middle grade readers about the struggles of dyslexia, which will be released on January 19. The community is invited to a virtual book launch of “My Name is Layla,”


Rachel Dratch Named Next Head of School of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy

Rachel Levitt Klein Dratch has been named the next Head of School of Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy, it was announced recently by the school’s President David Pikoff and Chairman of the Board of Incorporators Bob Zitter.

Dratch will take over as head of the Stamford Jewish day school, which is


Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy To Honor Community Leaders At Celebration Dinner

Several leaders of the Connecticut Jewish community will be honored for their commitment to Jewish education and their dedication to community service at the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA) 2021 Celebration Dinner, it was announced recently by dinner co-chairs Vered and Mark Links and Shira and Marc Nerenberg.


New Year, New Growth for The Jewish Link

As the new secular year begins, so, too, begins a new chapter in Jewish Link history. Our readers and partners living in the Bronx, Westchester, southern Connecticut and Manhattan have been receiving our paper on a biweekly basis. That is about to change. We are pleased to announce that, beginning this week, The Jewish Link will be delivered weekly to


Yachad NJ Virtual Gala This Sat. Night Jan. 9

On Motzei Shabbat, January 9, Yachad New Jersey will host its annual gala, celebrating exceptional honorees and the entire Yachad community dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish individuals with developmental disabilities. The event will take place virtually to maintain the safety


Why I Got Vaccinated

I became a dietitian because of my love for food. Food nourishes our bodies and provides us the energy to do our everyday activities. The taste of our favorite foods adds to our enjoyment in life. There is also a social aspect to food which is so important. People enjoy meals more when socializing with others and sharing the


Princeton Prof. to Discuss ‘Maimonidean Miqveh’ Controversy at Rinat

On Saturday night, January 2, at 8:30 p.m., the community is invited to participate in a presentation by Dr. Eve Krakowski, assistant professor of history at Princeton University specializing in the social history of Jews in the medieval period. Through Princeton’s extensive collections as well as collections worldwide