Wednesday, June 03, 2020

New Jersey

i-Shine Lights Up Our Neighborhood

We are so fortunate to have in our neighborhood a safe and warm haven for families to turn to when faced with challenges due to illness and loss. i-Shine was created by Chai Lifeline to help and aid families experiencing these challenges. It provides an emotionally secure after school program for elementary school children affected by rough times, a home


‘Extol Her for the Fruit of Her Hand’: An Alternative Perspective on Female Leadership

As the drive for formal women’s religious leadership continues to manifest itself with greater force and momentum in the Modern Orthodox Jewish community, one senses an opportunity. Here is a chance to celebrate women, to show how we value contemporary women’s voices and perspectives, as well as unsung female leaders of the past who influenced the course of Jewish


Bar Mitzvah Boy Lains From Sefer Torah Rescued from the Shoah

Last Shabbat, Parshat Eikev, celebrated a confluence of events that culminated in the joyous celebration of Adir Koenig becoming a bar mitzvah. Adir, a rising eighth grader at Yeshivat Noam, was called to the Torah to lain Parshat Eikev from a Torah scroll that was rescued after the Shoah by his paternal great grandparents, Vera and Louis Mayers, when they immigrated


Jewish World Mourns Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, z”l

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, z”l, a powerful storyteller, a world-renowned, charismatic public speaker, a witness to the Holocaust and a pioneer in the world of kiruv (outreach), passed away on Tuesday at the age of 80.

For over a half century, the rebbetzin traversed the globe


Intermarriage and the Shidduch Crisis: Finding Love in the Jewish Community

Long Beach—From marrying out to not marrying at all, the Jewish world of love has never been more threatened. Data suggests that between 40% and 50% of Jewish young adults will fall into one of those categories.

In Orthodox circles, the rise of unmarrieds is described as ‘the shidduch crisis.’ In


Daughters of Miriam Seniors Entertained by NaShira Women's Choir

NaShira Women's Choir of Passaic performed at the Daughters of Miriam Gallen Institute for an appreciative senior audience this past Sunday, August 21. The program included an English (Weavers) edition of "Tzena," The Prayer (made famous by Celine Dion, among others), Adon Olam medley, Anim Zemiros (Kol Achai melody), and



NCJW Helps Children Get Ready for the School Year

The summer is almost over and the new school year is about to begin. On August 9, the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section gathered and spent the afternoon packaging school supplies provided by


YUConnects’ Summer Special

Summer days are slipping away. Tu B’av, the Jewish holiday associated with marriage, came and went. YUConnects, however, is continuing to celebrate both summer and matchmaking by offering a special discount until August 31. When using promo code “summer,” new members to YUConnects are entitled to one free trial month of gold


Yavneh Teachers Sharpen Classroom Management Skills

Yavneh Academy teachers are preparing for the upcoming school year. A number of faculty members recently attended Harry and Rosemary Wong’s workshop at Kean University entitled “Classroom Management: The Key to Every Successful Classroom.”



YIOT Boutique Expected to Top Last Year’s Success

Teaneck—After the tremendous success of 2015’s pre-Chag boutique, representatives of the Young Israel of Teaneck Sisterhood said they have put together an even better selection of vendors and products for this year’s event. With vendors coming from Brooklyn, the Five Towns and other areas, there is definitely going to be


Elly and Suzy Libin Host Event to Benefit Boys Town Jerusalem

A bond of love between Woodmere residents Suzy and Elly Libin and the 900 students of Boys Town Jerusalem, an Israeli school for orphans and disadvantaged youth, was shared at a recent informational gathering in the Libin’s home. Long-time supporters of Boys Town Jerusalem, the Libins gave the guests an account of their


OHEL Bais Ezra’s East 26th Street Residence Celebrates 20th Anniversary

OHEL marked yet another milestone of one of its many residences for individuals with developmental disabilities and individuals with psychiatric disabilities. The East 26th residence has been a loving home to 10 adult men for 20 years, and this notable anniversary was celebrated by residents, family members,