Friday, August 06, 2021

New Jersey

Nine Days Siyumim Held at Bris Avrohom

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Kollel Levi Yitzchok is a center point of learning in our community. Every Thursday evening the men come to learn either with a chavrusa or with a class accompanied by a delicious dinner.

In connection with the Rebbe’s advice to make a siyum during the Nine Days, one


Meet JFSCNJ Intern Sam Wexler of Westfield

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central NJ is privileged to have Sam Wexler of Westfield as an intern this month through the SeniorITIS Program of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. A rising senior at The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, Sam has utilized his many talents to perform multiple tasks at the


Hundreds of Volunteers to Assemble 2,800 New Backpacks for Kids in Need

Students in Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties will receive critical school supplies.

This August, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Supplies for Success has hundreds of volunteers of all ages helping to assemble 2,800 new backpacks with school supplies for students in need. To


NYPD Shomrim Society’s Safe Shabbat Program Travels to Riverdale

In response to nationwide antisemitic acts, particularly those in the City of New York, the NYPD Shomrim Society has developed the “Safe Shabbat” program. On July 23, just ahead of Friday evening services, members of the NYPD Shomrim Society joined with Rabbi Levi Shemtov at Chabad of Riverdale for the second


Troop 613: The Largest Shomer Shabbat Troop in America

Often when it comes to sports and recreational activities, Jewish children and families find themselves in an uncomfortable position of having to choose between activities and goals and religious affiliation. Many recreational activities have meetings and practices on Shabbat, without accommodations for


100 Women Set to Bike ‘Tour de Simcha’ on Aug. 5

Chai Lifeline’s “Tour de Simcha,” with 100 riders registered so far, will be held on Thursday, August 5. The all-women’s annual cycling event raises funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network that provides practical, social, emotional and financial support to


‘B’Yadcha’: A Tribute to Donny Morris, z”l, by Rinas Amcha


Beautifully blended and somber, the melody and lyrics of “B’Yadcha” genuinely elicit the composers’ elevated spiritual message of this mesmerizing musical tribute. The dulcet vocals of former camp and zemirot buddies Ben Antosofksy, Yaakov Fuchs and Dovid Mandel, now the established musical group


How Ben & Jerry’s Israel Boycott Has United Many Jews

After months of bitter disagreements, it was shocking to see Benjamin Netanyahu finally agree with the rival who took over his beloved throne, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. But some issues simply go too far, and Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its ice cream in “Occupied Palestinian Territories” was one of those.


Dr. Shimshon Isseroff, z”l: A Champion of Talmud Torah

Dr. Shimshon Isseroff, who passed away last Thursday, July 15, in Teaneck at age 100, dedicated his life to supporting and improving Jewish education. As he was one of the elder statesmen of the Talmud Torah movement in America, in May 2020, the USA Chidon HaTanach (Bible Quiz) was renamed the


Touro College and OU Announce 2021 Joint Scholarship Winners

Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander scholarships awarded to outstanding NCSY graduates.

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College, the nation’s largest institution of higher education under Jewish auspices; and the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest


The Yeshiva of Newark at IDT: A Novel Approach Towards a College Degree

For years, the Yeshiva of Newark at IDT, founded by the visionary Jonas family, has offered its college-age students a unique experience in a supportive environment, sending its graduates out into the world with both Torah values and in-demand skills required for successful careers in IT and business


Tenafly Hosts Holocaust Education Program In Response to Controversial ‘Hitler Report’

The borough of Tenafly continues its effort to address the recent incident in which a public school student, dressed in costume, presented a report about Hitler, which was subsequently displayed in the school hallway. Tenafly Mayor Mark Zinna and the municipal leadership have responded to the incident by working with the Simon

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