Saturday, July 04, 2020

New Jersey

YU Inaugural ‘Day of Giving’ Is Smashing Success

New York—On September 21, Yeshiva University successfully concluded its first-ever Day of Giving, shattering the original $5 million goal and raising $6,010,870 from over 2,700 donors in just 24 hours with the help of hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community volunteers.



JCOT’s Boy Scout Troop 226 Participates in Annual Service Project

On Sunday, September 25, Boy Scout Troop 226, chartered to the Jewish Center of Teaneck, participated in an annual service project by trimming vegetation around graves in the Cedar Park/Beth El Cemeteries in Paramus.

Daniel Chazin, Scoutmaster, explained that although most families


NJ Yachad’s Vocational Program Is Off to a Great Start

In the first few weeks of NJ Yachad’s vocational program, participants are having a wonderful start professionally and socially as well. They had a great orientation week, complete with socialization, and are looking forward to a great year.



Rabbi Yissocher Frand Speaks on Behalf of Just One Life at the Home of Rachel and Azi Mandel


Rabbis Ezra Schwartz and Dovid Miller to Deliver YU’s Annual NYC–Jerusalem Kinus Teshuva Lectures

Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, Rosh Yeshiva and associate director of the semicha program at the Yeshiva University–affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Rabbi Dovid Miller, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, will be the featured speakers at the 32nd Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lectures. The lectures, given


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to Spin for Sharsheret

With one in eight women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the US each year, we are certainly all aware of the importance of early detection. But many of us still forget to commit to a healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet, exercise and yearly medical exams.

With Breast Cancer Awareness


Renewal Partners With JEC, JFS and Union Y for Educational Event

On selichos night, Motzei Shabbos, September 24, at the Elmora Avenue Shul in Elizabeth, NJ, Renewal, a world-renowned, nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating living kidney donations within the Jewish community, held an inspiring event.

The event was sponsored by the Jewish


Bris Avrohom Visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel

In preparation for the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to visit the resting places of Tzadikim (righteous people). The Men’s Group of Bris Avrohom visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ohel. The group was led by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, Torah Education and Youth Director, Bris Avrohom, who is pictured seated on the


Verona’s Green Point Juicery Receives Kosher Certification

The Green Point Juicery, Verona’s first officially recognized sustainable business, offers a wide variety of delicious juices and smoothies. Think beyond apple, orange and cranberry. Beyond the usual strawberry mango smoothie. How about juice made with wheatgrass, pineapple, kale, mint and cucumber? Or raw


Rachel Coalition to Hold 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil Supporting Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, will join together with the community at its Second Annual


Chabad of WO Invites the Community to High Holiday Services

Join Chabad of West Orange for inspirational and meaningful High Holiday services, where services are known to be inclusive and enjoyable. This year they will be held in Chabad’s new home for the very first time.

Everyone is welcome regardless of affiliation.



Out of the Darkness Community Walk Supports Suicide Prevention

There were about 250 people in attendance at the Sept. 18 Out of the Darkness Community Walk and they raised nearly $20,000 for suicide prevention. Team Eric had over 120 members participating, and the team raised over $8,000.