Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Annual Shaare Tefillah Dinner to Be Held on January 7

Congregation Shaare Tefillah of Teaneck invites the community to its 14th annual dinner on Saturday night, January 7, honoring Guests of Honor Rachel and David Yolkut and Emerging Leader Awardees Ashley and Elli Klapper. The dinner will take place at 8 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El of Closter, located at 180 Piermont


Students Share Interactive Candle-Lighting Ceremony With IDF Widows and Orphans

On Tuesday, December 27, the seventh-grade students of Ben Porat Yosef had the unique opportunity to participate in a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony via Skype with children of the IDFWO Organization. The IDF Widows and Orphans Organization is a non-profit organization that was established in 1991 as the sole group


Rabbi Jake Headlines #Kids4Evan Day at LPS

There were nothing but smiles all day at Lubavitch on the Palisades school on Monday, as students and teachers marked a special smile day dedicated to Evan Levy, z”l, a former LPS student who passed away from cancer last December at the age of 4. Friends and family of Evan and many


NJ Yachad Council Hosts Cupcake Wars

On Sunday, NJ Yachad Council held an amazing and inclusive cupcake wars event. Thirty teenagers came to New Jersey Yachad for this fun social event, run by Leora Zomick, a New York Yachad advisor. For more information or to get involved with NJ Yachad, email [email protected]



Teaneck Firefighters Visit Holy Name Hospital for the Holidays

On Monday, December 12, the Teaneck firefighters locals 42 and 242 visited Holy Name Hospital to hand out presents to the children who might not be home for the holidays. Community member Len Hanauer, on the left with the black baseball hat, is a member of the Teaneck Fire Department.



Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn’s JTeen Club Prepares for Chanukah

p style="text-align: justify;">On Thursday, December 22, Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn’s JTeen Club gathered together to help prepare for upcoming Chanukah festivities. The teens prepared materials for Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn’s Chanukah Wonderland and baked Chanukah cookies, all while having an awesome time with friends!


Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey to Celebrate 79th Annual Dinner

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey will hold its 79th annual dinner on Sunday, January 15, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. Adeena and Yair Mayerfeld are guests of honor, and Rabbi Avrohom Schnall will receive the Educator of the Year Award.

Guests of Honor Adeena and Yair Mayerfeld are true


Join the Technion Rube Goldberg Machine Earth Day Challenge

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology challenges the most innovative and inspired high school students to build their own Earth Day-themed Rube Goldberg machines.

The Challenge is a great opportunity for students interested in STEM to tap into their creative side. Also, the students and their


Yehuda Green Helps Cong. Ohr HaTorah Usher In Chanukah

Congregation Ohr HaTorah of Bergenfield ushered in Chanukah hosting the world-renowned Baal Tefillah, Yehuda Green, for a unique Shabbat experience open to the entire Teaneck/Bergenfield community. While Yehuda Green had performed in concerts in Teaneck in the past, it was his first time spending Shabbat in the


Yeshiva University High School for Boys Receives $1 Million in Celebration of Its Centennial

In honor of the centennial celebration of The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB), Hyman Arbesfeld has made a $1 million gift to establish the Abraham Arbesfeld Scholarship Fund, named in honor of his late father.

Arbesfeld is a YU Guardian and a Benefactor and


Governor Mike Huckabee Headlines Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Mission to Israel

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a close ally of President-elect Donald Trump, will be headlining the upcoming “U.S.-Israel Business Alliance” mission to Israel, led by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Public Policy Committee—Dr. Joseph Frager, Dr. Paul Brody, Odeleya


Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest Makes New Board Appointments

East Orange—Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) recently made three strategic appointments to its board of trustees to further fulfill the organization’s mission of “helping people help themselves.” These new appointees bring a combination of business management, financial expertise and