Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Ahavas Israel of Passaic Plans Interactive Chanukah Game Show Night

Join Ahavas Israel for a special Chanukah event, featuring a “One-of-a-Kind, Interactive Live Game Show,” to be held on the fifth night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 28. The evening will begin with a Chinese-food dinner at 6:30, followed by the performance at 7:30.

All reservations placed and paid


Passaic Community Pays Tribute  to Singers’ 50 Years of Dedication

On December 11, over 400 people braved the snow to come out and honor the 50 years of dedicated service of Rabbi Shlomo & Rebbetzin Ita Singer, the founders of the Yeshiva Ner Boruch, The Passaic Torah Institution, PTI.

Men shook snow off their coats and women swiped their shoes


Trinitas Hospital: ‘Proud Past, Promising Future’

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is a long-time friend of the Orthodox community in Elizabeth and neighboring communities, including Newark Liberty International Airport. People involved in 911 calls to the Elizabeth EMS department and EMS emergency responses are transported to the Trinitas Emergency


Bris Avrohom Ushers in Chanukah Season

Bris Avrohom inaugurated the 2016 season of Chanukah festivities with its first candle lighting ceremony at the City Hall of Elizabeth. This pre-Chanukah menorah lighting was held on December 6 in honor of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage’s birthday.

The celebrations will continue as Bris Avrohom


David Greenfield, NYC Councilman, to Speak in Highland Park

The Orthodox Jewish Forum of Edison/Highland Park will sponsor a presentation by Councilman David Greenfield addressing the topic, “What Jews Want in the New Political Order: An Insider’s View.” Councilman Greenfield will speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, at Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Denison Street in Highland Park.


Celebrate Chanukah With Raritan Valley Hadassah

Celebrate the second candle with Raritan Valley Hadassah on Monday, December 26, at 7:00 p.m. at River Ridge Terrace.

Spin a dreidel. Munch the latkes. Indulge in the doughnuts. Smile while enjoying songs and stories


Congregation Ohav Emeth Chanukah Concert Will Feature Shlock Rock

Join Congregation Ohav Emeth at its second annual Chanukah concert, this year featuring Shlock Rock. The concert is open to the community and will be held on Thursday evening, December 29, at Highland Park High School. Doors open at 6:30. Show begins at 7. The cost is $15 per ticket, maximum $75 per family. Sponsorships are


Congregation Ahavas Achim Enjoys Musical Celebration on Shabbat Chanukah

On Shabbat Chanukah, December 30-31, Congregation Ahavas Achim will present a special musical celebration featuring Netanel Hershtik and the Hampton Synagogue Choir. On Friday evening, join them for a menorah lighting and Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by dinner, available by reservation only. The dessert and musical oneg that will



Chabad of West Orange Discusses ‘Where Pleasure Meets Purpose’

It is only natural to want to enjoy life’s pleasures. At the same time, all the pleasures on earth cannot satisfy our inner craving for deeper meaning and purpose. How are we to balance our inner tug toward all things


Tomchei Shabbos: Performing Chesed Since 1990 and Going Strong

For the past 26 years, Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County has been providing meals to needy Jewish families. To date, close to one million such meals have been distributed. Each week these households receive food for Shabbat, allowing the recipient families to enjoy a full, traditional Shabbat meal as well as sufficient leftovers to


Merger Creates Premier Social Service Agency in Northern NJ

There’s a new Jewish agency in town. Well, actually that’s not quite true… there’s a newly merged agency, made up of two Jewish Family Service offices: JFS of Bergen and North Hudson (located in Teaneck) and JFS of North Jersey (located in Fair Lawn and Wayne), who have each been serving our local


SINAI Launches Chanukah Toy Drive

As part of SINAI Schools’ speech/language therapy program, the children at SINAI at RYNJ have a monthly “Giver’s Club” meeting, where they plan chesed activities. The students in the 2S class decided to make a Chanukah toy drive their first project of the year. As a group, they brainstormed all of the steps they