Friday, August 07, 2020

New Jersey

Rabbi Paysach Krohn to Inaugurate Beth Aaron’s Itch Zeidel z”l Memorial Lectures

Extended family, friends and community will gather on the Shabbat of February 3-4, at Congregation Beth Aaron, to join Marilyn Zeidel, her children Rabbi Duvie and Nava Zeidel, Yehudit and Avi Gelbein, Dassi Zeidel, and grandchildren, to mark the first yahrzeit of beloved Yitzchak Meir ben Liba Rivka and Moshe Tzvi


TEAM Shabbos Unites Shuls and Communities Nationwide

The conversation has begun. On Shabbat Parshat Vayechi, January 14, more than 400 shuls in over 200 communities nationwide joined the Traditional End-of-life Awareness Movement (TEAM). A project of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, this initiative helped raise awareness


KBY Will Hold Memorial for Eli Klein at YU

American Friends of Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh will present a memorial (Azkara) program in honor of its beloved longtime director, Mr. Eli Klein, at 8 p.m. on Thursday February 2, at the Fischel (Old) Beis Medrash on the Yeshiva University campus in upper Manhattan.

Mr. Klein gave his heart and


Educational Lectures Continue at Bris Avrohom

On Wednesday, January 18, Bris Avrohom hosted Dr. Yisroel Susskind, a Yale University graduate in clinical psychology, who gave a parenting lecture on “How to Be an Even More Loving Parent.” Over 75 people attended the event and asked questions following the lecture. The attendees enjoyed sushi and desserts. This is one of a


Jewish Community Foundation Lowers Minimum Initial Contribution

Whippany—The Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JCF) recently approved lowering the initial minimum deposit amount for a new Donor Advised Fund (DAF) from $10,000 to $5,000, and reducing the annual fee from $350 to $175 through December 31, 2018. (Increased assets will be subjected to


Rabbi Greenspan to Address Chabad of West Orange

The Chabad of West Orange, at 401 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052, will kick off a weekend of inspirational and informative talks given by Rabbi Lavi Greenspan on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in conjunction with February Disability and Awareness Month. At the age of 26, Rabbi Greenspan became completely blind after surviving a


JCCs in Edison and Scotch Plains Respond to ‘Second Wave’ Bomb Threats

The Jewish Community Centers in Edison and Scotch Plains received bomb threats on the morning of Wednesday, January 18. Both were evacuated and searched; there were no bombs found in either building.

January 18 marked a second wave of bomb threats to JCCs around the country. The first wave took place the


OU’s Torah in the City ‘Hits It Out of the Park’

From the Daf Yomi at 8:45 AM through the closing address by incoming Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane at 6:15 PM, 1,500 men and women participated in OU’s Torah in the City at Citifield on Sunday, January 16. Attendees hailed from throughout the tri-state area as


YU to Lead Community Building Efforts During Winter Break

More than 50 outstanding undergraduate students will participate in service learning, experiential education and humanitarian aid missions in the United States and Israel during Yeshiva University’s upcoming winter intersession. From January 15-22, the student leaders will take part in an array of hands-on


School Bus Accident Unites East Brunswick and Linden Communities

On Monday, January 16, a mini school bus carrying approximately 14 students to Yeshivat Netivot Montessori School, an early childhood through eighth grade school in East Brunswick, collided with a NJ Transit bus on the southbound side of Route 18 in East Brunswick. Most of the children escaped relatively


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to Hold Camp Fair

To showcase all the exciting camp offerings it has planned for summer 2017, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is holding a camp fair on Sunday, February 5, from 12 to 2 p.m. Children will enjoy face painting, a bounce house, giveaways, arts and crafts, performances, a sample of camp activities and a tour of the JCC facility with


Linda Scherzer Will Address ‘Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitism’ at Valley Chabad Eternal Flame Event

Woodcliff Lake—On Thursday, January 26, Valley Chabad’s Eternal Flame will be hosting Linda Scherzer at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton in an event titled “Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israel, What You Need to Know: A CNN Correspondent Reveals the Latest on the Battles of BDS on Campus and Anti-Israel Media Bias.” The event is of