Thursday, May 28, 2020

New Jersey

Congregation Ahavas Achim Plans Casino Night

Please join Congregation Ahavas Achim on motzei Shabbat, December 17, at 7:00 p.m. for Casino Night.

Play at any of the professional casino tables, then gather up your winnings to try your luck at the upstairs Chinese auction, where over 50 prize packages await, including:


Bergen County Kicks Off Chanukah Toy Drive

Teaneck—The Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive is a perfect example of how one person’s kindness can grow to engage a community. Twenty-four years ago Marla Friedman started a toy drive in her house. Her intention from the beginning was to make chesed fun for children. Now the drive runs in schools and


YU Lecture to Explore Exodus of Jews From Arab Countries

New York, NY—To mark the annual commemoration of the exodus of Jews from Arab countries, Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Sephardic Community Program will partner with the Consulate General of Israel in New York to present a lecture and discussion on the cultural dimensions of modern


Special in Uniform Firefighter Helps Get Israel’s Blazes Under Control

Although the fires in Israel are now under control, they left devastation in their wake. Complete neighborhoods were evacuated, forests burned, main roads closed and thousands lost their homes.

Fire crews in Israel, including the army firefighters, worked around the clock to contain and extinguish a


Federation Leaders Meet With Senator Cory Booker


Friends of the IDF NJ Benefit Raises Nearly $1 Million to Support Israeli Soldiers

Parsippany—More than 450 members of the New Jersey Jewish community gathered Monday, Nov. 21, for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New Jersey Chapter Annual Tribute Dinner, which raised nearly $1 million to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the


Rabbis Sendor and Israel to Address Cong. Rinat Yisrael Next Weekend

Next weekend will be full of educational opportunities and insightful speakers at Congregation Rinat Yisrael. On December 10, the synagogue will host Rabbi Dr. Meir Sendor, Tal Orot, after mincha on Shabbat afternoon. He will discuss “Shabbat of the Holy Quantum Field,” and will examine sources from


American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center Honors Teanecker Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt

The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem (acsz.org) honored Teaneck cardiologist Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt at its Heart of Jerusalem Dinner on November 16. Dr. Goldschmidt frequently volunteers his expertise and time at Shaare Zedek. He was recognized with the American Committee’s CEO, Rachel Wolf, and


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Plans ‘Winter Wonderland’ Big Night Out

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold “Winter Wonderland,” its annual Big Night Out celebration, on Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m., at the Palisadium, 700 Palisadium Drive, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. In keeping with its theme to recognize remarkable women in our community, the event will celebrate the


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Nursery School Holds Open Houses

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades features a warm, child-centered environment rooted in Jewish tradition, where children can become confident, responsible and successful learners. To showcase all it offers, the school is holding two more open houses, on December 9 and January 13,


Jew in the City’s Allison Josephs to Speak at Beth Aaron

Allison Josephs, founder/director of “Jew in the City,” will speak about Project Makom at Congregation Beth Aaron on Sunday, December 11, at 8:15 p.m.

Jew in the City was founded to break down stereotypes about religious Jews and offers


Fair Lawn Jewish Center Sponsors Holiday Boutique

On Sunday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the Fair Lawn Jewish Center, located at 10-10 Norma Ave., will have a variety of exceptional vendors selling jewelry, specialty custom aprons by Barr Burke, Posh cosmetics, handmade crafts, kitchen goods, Judaica toys, custom handbags made in the USA, Judaica gifts and handmade