Thursday, May 28, 2020

New Jersey

YU’s GPATS Provides High-Level Judaic Learning Opportunities for Girls

New York—A new initiative from Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) will provide new opportunities for local high school girls to engage in high-level Judaic studies with the support and mentorship of GPATS students and faculty.

Called Sunday Night Learning:


Ambassador Bolton and Other Leaders Headline OJC-Jewish Chamber Press Conference to Support Israel at the UN

It was freezing cold in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday afternoon as former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and other leaders stood outside the UN—in the presence of major national media outlets—urging President Barack Obama and his administration to have Israel’s back during the final weeks of his presidency. Referring to the


Teaneck’s Joseph Appleman Receives Honorary Degree From YU

The Honorable Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem, delivered the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s 92nd Chanukah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, December 11 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

At the convocation, President Joel conferred honorary degrees upon Barkat, as well


Darchei Noam’s Expansion Helps Provide More Community Services

Every organization has a desire to grow. Whether that means reaching more people, making more money, offering more services etc., a thriving organization is a growing organization. Congregation Darchei Noam, located in Fair Lawn, is a thriving synagogue, and they recently completed a major renovation.


Women Enjoy Art and Wine Event at Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn

On Wednesday, December 7, more than 50 women joined together for an evening of art and wine at Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn.

Women painted their own Shabbat-themed canvases, under the direction of art instructor Alina Kontorovsky, while enjoying wine and desserts with


NORPAC Hosts Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) in Teaneck

On Monday, Dr. Laurie Baumel of Teaneck hosted an evening event for Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH01) at her home. Rep. Chabot is a senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has been Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia (2011-2012) as well as the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific


BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS Chanukah Toy Drive Is in Full Swing - Drop-Off Deadline This Monday!


Chabad of Fort Lee Plans Chanukah Events

On Saturday night, December 24, at 6:45, join Chabad of Fort Lee for its annual first night of Chanukah menorah lighting, to be held at the entrance of Horizon Road in Fort Lee. The event is open to all, and is free of charge. Come enjoy doughnuts, latkes and gifts for the children.


Friendship Circle of Bergen County Offers December Mini-Camp for Students With Special Needs

The Friendship Circle of Bergen County invites students with special needs from throughout Bergen County to enjoy its December mini-camp program from Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30 at the Frisch School, 120 West Century Road in Paramus. The mini camp is for people with special needs, ages 5


Beth Abraham to Pay Tribute to Rav Yehuda Cooperman, z”l

As the first yahrzeit of Rav Yehuda Cooperman, z”l, approaches, all women in the community are invited to join in a leil azkara. Congregation Beth Abraham will host Rav Cooperman’s daughter, current dean of Michlalah, Dr. Devora Rosenwasser, who will deliver a shiur and share reminiscences in her father’s memory. The shiur


10th Grade Frisch Engineering Students Preview the Mazor Robot

Students enrolled in the elective engineering course at The Frisch School are engaged in a rigorous curriculum offering laboratory and project-based experiences as well as the foundations of engineering design. Engineering Chair Rifkie Silverman, herself an electrical engineer, has been teaching math and science


MTA/YUHSB Presents ‘Inspiring the Next Generation’

On Sunday, December 18, The Marsha Stern Talmudical Society/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) will present a special Yom Iyun (day of learning) titled “Inspiring the Next Generation.” The event is part of a year-long celebration of YUHSB’s centennial.

Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks will