Thursday, May 28, 2020

New Jersey

NJ NCSY and Frisch Partner to Feed Local Families

On October 6, NJ NCSY partnered with Frisch at MEVO Fresh Roots Farm where they gathered and sorted fruits and vegetables that will be donated to local families in need. A fitting (and fun) program for the aseret yimei teshuva.



SAR Sophomores Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

On September 25, Teaneck resident Eliana Schochet and Shelomzion Steinmetz-Silber of Manhattan performed a mitzvah that is probably pretty unique among their social set. These SAR 10th graders, as part of St. Baldrick’s Headshaving Event & Auction, shaved their heads to support childhood cancer



Congregation Beth Sholom to Host Author Shulem Deen

On Sunday, November 20, Congregation Beth Sholom will host Shulem Deen, author of All Who Go Do Not Return, a memoir about growing up in and then leaving one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the US. The program will begin


Camp4ever! Provides Hope for Families

For parents grappling with their own serious illness, summer is a time of fear and uncertainty. Like everyone else, they are well aware of how necessary a positive summer experience is to a child’s development. All the more so for their children, who spend the year confronted with adult burdens and


Second Annual TEAM Shabbos Movement to Increase Awareness Surrounding End-of-Life Decisions

On Shabbat Parshat Vayechi, January 14, 2017, more than 300 shuls and communities in 136 cities nationwide will join the second annual Traditional End-of-life Awareness Movement (TEAM), a project of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK). Following last year’s resounding success under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Zohn,


Bergen Performing Arts Center to Present A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, will present A Jew Grows in Brooklyn on Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, www.bergenpac.org or at the box office at 201-227-1030. Ticket prices are $39, $49, $59 and $79 each. From its record-breaking,


Beth Aaron to Honor George Friedman and Alden Leifer

On Simchat Torah, Congregation Beth Aaron will honor two individuals who continue to devote themselves to the synagogue. The honorees this year are Alden Leifer as Chatan Bereishit and George Friedman as Kol ha-Ne’arim. Beth Aaron also will bestow upon Rabbi Larry Rothwachs the kibud of Chatan Torah for all the


AABJ&D Youth Directors Plan Aliyah for January

It must be something in the water of West Orange. Congregation AABJ&D’s current youth directors, Rachel and David Schenkler are readying to make aliyah this January. Their immediate predecessors, Dovi and Daniella Shenkman, made aliyah in the summer of 2015.

Coincidence? Linda Laub, a


JFS MetroWest Volunteer Teaches About Tzedakah to JKHA Kindergarten Class

Miriam Slipowitz, a JFS MetroWest volunteer, visited the JKHA kindergarten students last week. She read them books about the importance of tzedakah and a wholesome Shabbat meal, including Chicken for Shabbat. Students were each able to take home their own copy of the book. Afterwards, she worked with the ganim to


JFS MW Secures Legacy Commitments to Ensure Its Future

Through the MetroWest Create a Jewish Legacy program, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has secured 42 legacy commitments to help ensure the future of the agency. Attending the recent community gathering of Create a Jewish Legacy donors are (bottom row l to r) Elizabeth Cohen, Barbara Sebiri, Merle Kalishman, Lois Kaish,


Ahavas Achim Sisterhood to Host Mezuzah-Making Event

Ahavas Achim sisterhood presents a make-your-own-mezuzah event. Join them for a night of wine, light refreshments and glass making. The program will be held on Tuesday, November 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the synagogue. The cost is $36 per person.

Sponsorships are available. A silver sponsorship is $54


Rachel Coalition Hosts 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Vigil

In recognition of October being domestic violence awareness month, Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service Metrowest, proudly hosted the 2nd Annual Essex County Domestic Violence Vigil on October 6, in Livingston. Over 100 people were inspired and touched by remarks, poems and songs by professionals,