Monday, April 19, 2021

New Jersey

Rabbi Kanelsky Delivers Invocation at NJ State Senate

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom was invited to deliver the invocation at the New Jersey State Senate session. He reflected on the anniversary of the pandemic and the upcoming holiday of Pesach, encouraging those present to take upon themselves one good deed to ensure we have


Initiative to Encourage Aliyah Takes Unique Approach

The Nachliel Project grassroots nonprofit launches initiative to encourage American charedim to “make Israel home again.”

(Courtesy of The Nachliel Project) A group of U.S. expats has launched an initiative to encourage charedim from the United States to relocate to the Jewish homeland. Although


NYS Senators Enjoy JCRC Passover Food Challenge and Trivia

During Chol Hamoed, JCRC-NY followed its virtual Purim food-tasting and holiday trivia program featuring New York assembly members with a bi-partisan state senate Passover version. Representing the entire Downstate region were Senators Jamaal Bailey, Michael Gianaris, Andrew Gounardes, Peter Harckham, Robert Jackson, Andrew Lanza,


Daily Giving to Host Women’s Power Hour

Leah Richeimer, the host of the popular Ladies Talkshow, will be hosting several Jewish female personalities as part of a Women’s Power Hour, a live interactive event to be held on Sunday evening, April 18, at 9 p.m.

Included in the Women’s Power Hour program are Charlene Aminoff, Jackie Bitton, Sivan Rahav-Meir, Yemima Mizrachi, Yaffi Palti, Lori Palatnik


Mayor of Jersey City Sells Chametz

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) The mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, received matzah and wine from Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker of Bris Avrohom. He sold his chametz and the chametz of the Jersey City Municipal Building to the rabbis.


New Rochelle Shul Highlights Authors

(Courtesy of Congregation Anshe Sholom) Congregation Anshe Sholom of New Rochelle is happy to congratulate its own Rabbi Evan Hoffman and esteemed member Cynthia Ozick on the publication of their respective books. For Rabbi Hoffman, this is his first published book and the culmination of nearly a decade of writing weekly


Four Teaneck Shuls Mark Ilan Tokayer Shabbat Chayal

The Teaneck community has witnessed a significant number of post-high school young men and women enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces after their gap year in Israel. In 2005, Jonny Ben David, a congregant of Bnai Yeshurun and proud parent of a lone soldier, spearheaded a special Shabbat among the local shuls in support of one or several


Bat Mitzvah Girls Pack for Yachad

Bailey Stelzer and her friends pack Pesach activity boxes for Yachad participants in honor of her bat mitzvah.


Katz School of Science and Health Will Offer M.S. in Artificial Intelligence

(Courtesy of YU) In Yeshiva University’s engineering-focused M.S. in Artificial Intelligence (AI), offered by the Katz School of Science and Health, students will learn the key skills most valued in today’s marketplace, including machine learning and deep neural networks, along with cutting-edge technologies such as


Grandparents Are Essential at Yeshivat He’Atid

Schools have had to make innumerable changes since the start of the pandemic a year ago. Most of those changes focused on the students and staff, safety and ensuring academic standards. Yeshivat He’Atid implemented all these new policies as well, but they also turned their attention outward to their greater


Lamdeinu’s Post-Pesach Learning Begins April 6

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) Join Lamdeinu beginning April 6 for a new semester of timely and inspiring classes!

On Monday mornings beginning April 12, Dean Rachel Friedman’s lively “Parshanut HaMikra” class for women will continue its study of Sefer Bereishit from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30


Yeshivat Noam Celebrates 20th Anniversary

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Noam) Yeshivat Noam celebrated 20 years of blessings and paid tribute to deserving honorees, teachers, nurses and medical team in a Virtual Celebration on March 17. The festive event celebrated all that Yeshivat Noam has accomplished in their 20 years since opening