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Monday, June 01, 2020

New Jersey

YUHSB Receives Grant for STEM Education

New York City—The Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) has received a $191,000 grant from a fund set up by Caroline and Joseph Gruss to upgrade and extend its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum. “Given the importance of STEM disciplines to career success

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Teaneck’s B’nai Yeshurun Sends Water Backpacks to IDF

A small sampling of the 200 soldiers serving in Netzach Yehuda who received water backpacks from Congregation B’nai Yeshurun and Yashar LaChayal. The battalion is doing the dangerous and tireless work of defending the Beit El region. 

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Moriah to Offer End-of-Summer Programming

The Moriah School is excited to offer a wonderful opportunity at the end of the summer that will be available to all of Bergen County’s day schools, run by Moriah Plus. This program will be offered for the last two weeks of the summer, August 22 and August 29. The goal of this program is to keep all children involved in a nurturing camp

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Ezras Torah in Bergen County: A Legacy of Giving

Once, an American rabbi visiting Tzfat was stopped by a wizened old Jew. “Send regards to my father in America!” said the old man emotionally. “Your father?” asked the rabbi in bewilderment. The man was surely old enough to be a grandfather—how could he have a father living in America? “Yes—Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin

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NCJW’s ‘Back 2 School Store’ Helps Empower Young Students

The National Council of Jewish Women—Essex County Division,“NCJW/Essex,” brought the spirit of tikkun olam to new heights on Sunday, July 31. Together with Congregation B’nai Shalom in West Orange, the organization created a “Back 2 School Store” and resource center for economically

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Bris Avrohom Holds Men’s Halacha Class

Bris Avrohom holds a men’s halacha class twice monthly on Monday evenings. Topics include the laws of Shabbat as well as insights into the weekly parsha. The classes are facilitated by Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, youth and Torah education director at Bris Avrohom, at his home.

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Dots & Dashes: Rabbi Donn Teaches Hebrew Basics in Caldwell

Many people learn through osmosis, but questions often remain as to how, exactly, to do certain things. Dots & Dashes is a learning opportunity in a safe environment to help get things straight and know precisely how Hebrew vowels, letters and words sound, are formed and sung. Every member of the group will be taught according to his or

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Genealogy Club of Central Jersey to Meet in Highland Park

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ) will be Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at Ahavas Achim in Highland Park. The meeting will be devoted to one of the club’s periodic workshops for solving individual genealogical problems. Persons seeking help in furthering their genealogical research should attend. In order to

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Inaugural JNF Brunch Held in Monroe

Over 150 eager and excited individuals filled the room at the Towne Centre Clubhouse to show their support for Israel during Jewish National Fund’s first-ever Garden State Summer Brunch on July 17. The event brought in a substantial display of monetary support from the Monroe community. The overwhelming response from

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Mikvah Opens at Englewood's Ahavath Torah

Located at the rear of Congregation Ahavath Torah, the Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss Mikvah has seven beautifully appointed changing rooms, two pools, a beauty bar with hairdryers and supplies, and a high-tech communication system that lets the mikvah attendant know when rooms are

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Gottheimer Advocates for Israel in Run for Congress

Teaneck—In this day and age of heated policy rants, scandals and extreme positions, it’s rare to find an old-fashioned Democrat, a fiscal conservative and a social progressive who says he is interested in working with others and not interested in “partisan rancor,” attacking success or engaging in class warfare. Josh Gottheimer, a

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Mothers of Lone Soldiers Meet in Teaneck

On a midweek July night, nine women met in person for the first time. Though they came from varying backgrounds, these women shared a common bond; they all currently have a child or children serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a lone soldier. Prior to this Teaneck meeting, the women had only met virtually in one

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