Saturday, July 04, 2020

New Jersey

Chesed Opportunities for Chol Hamoed Sukkot

• As children are home from school, and families are trying to put together holiday meals, JFS is inundated with more food requests than ever. With newly installed freezer and refrigeration, Jewish Family Service will accept, on October 19, October 20, October 21, and October 23 (and beyond), not only shelf-stable food, but fresh and frozen UNOPENED food products.


Ari Weisbrot Strives to Improve New Milford

On Tuesday, November 8, New Milford residents will head to the polls to fill three available seats on the New Milford Borough Council. First-time candidate Ari Weisbrot will be running as a Democrat along with former Councilwoman Randi Duffie and Ira Grotsky. Grotsky is seeking to fill the one-year unexpired term of a


J-ADD Invites Community to Annual Walk on Sunday, October 30

During a month in which we are enjoined over and over to engage in teshuva, teffila and tzedakah, we no doubt have deliberated seriously about where our tzedakah dollars are best utilized. According to the Rambam, one of the highest forms of tzedakah is that which enables the recipient to conduct a proud and productive life. This


Jewish Home to Host Pink Shabbat for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Jewish Home Family is hosting a Pink Shabbat at its facilities in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. The Pink Shabbat for Seniors & Their Loved Ones is a collaboration between Sharsheret, a national non-profit offering a community of support to women and their families facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and the Jewish


Touro College Draws Top Employers at Student Career Fair

Canon. PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Orthodox Union. They were among the more than 40 top-name employers who met with enthusiastic students at the Fall Career Fair sponsored by the Lander Colleges division of Touro College in New York City.

Outfitted in professional attire, with resumes in hand and LinkedIn


Robert Lunzer Receives Israel Bonds Award

Robert Lunzer, of Englewood, NJ, received an appreciation award from President and CEO of Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds, Mr. Izzy Tapoohi, upon reaching his 25th anniversary with Bonds recently and securing over 350 million dollars in investments for the state of Israel during that time period.


Gili’s Goodies Distributes Lulav Sets to Israeli Soldiers

Gili’s Goodies, based in Gush Etzion, decided that rather than simply sending goodies donated by friends from around the world, they would also distribute sets of lulavim and etrogim to soldiers in places around Israel that do not have access to a nearby synagogue where sets are available. “It’s important to let them


Gil Student to Speak at Teaneck Jewish Center on Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Rabbi Gil Student will be speaking on the topic of “The Evolution of Sheva Brachot” at the Jewish Center of Teaneck on Shabbat, October 22, during Seudah Shlishit.

Rabbi Student, a Jewish Link contributor, runs an extraordinarily well-regarded, carefully curated website called


An Insider’s Perspective at Rinat: The War in Yemen and Muslim-Jewish Peace

The adult education committee of Cong. Rinat Yisrael Presents “The Power of Partnership: Escaping Yemen,” on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 8 p.m. This program will feature American Jewish Committee leader Dan Pincus in conversation with Mohammed Al Samawi, a human-rights activist who recently escaped the war in


Concierge CPR Provider Brings Evening and Weekend Service to Northern NJ

Teaneck —ZiggyJ Concierge CPR Services, a premier CPR instruction network made up of active emergency medical technicians and paramedics has announced that it will expand both weekday and weekend services to the northern New Jersey and Rockland County areas.

As part of the expansion, instructors will


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