As we collectively work to save lives and limit the devastation of COVID-19, one byproduct of all the precautions against the virus is a sharply-increased threat to the viability of small businesses in our local communities. As Forbes magazine reported on September 16, an estimated 163,735 small businesses in the U.S. have closed since
Raritan Valley Hadassah presents “Wine, Wills & Trivia” on Zoom on Sunday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. Pour a glass of wine or beverage of your choice and test your knowledge of fun trivia about wine, wills, beer and beneficiaries with local attorney Rebecca Begelman Strub. Her firm helps busy people protect what’s important
DailyGiving.org, in conjunction with Chazaq and TorahAnytime.com, will be sponsoring an emergency Tehillim and chizuk event this Saturday night, November 7 at
With the way this past year has unfolded, it should surprise very few of us that on the day after the 2020 election we’d be left with more questions than answers. Yet at press time for The Jewish Link, that’s precisely where things stood on many critical aspects of the election, with the races for
(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Over the past few weeks, Yeshiva University has successfully welcomed back undergraduate students from around the country and across the globe to its Manhattan campuses. Since the middle of October, undergraduate men and women have returned to the dorms, cafeterias, batei
(Courtesy of NJBBA) On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA) hosted a unique live “presidential” debate with a Jersey and Jewish perspective on issues of interest to the state’s Jewish and business communities. The debate took place at New Jersey City University’s main campus in front of
For more than 10 years, Aaron Lehmann, a long-time resident of Bergen County and now of Boynton Beach, Florida, has been a strong proponent of the virtual minyan, and now in this era of a true public health emergency, he believes it’s time for a published listing of available minyanim to appear, at least online. “Hashem works in strange
Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph, who assumed the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the 400-synagogue strong Orthodox Union this fall, has deep and formative memories of the OU’s first monumental impact on his life.
Now tasked with managing a wide-ranging
(Courtesy of Jewish Journeys) What a difference a year makes! Last October, Jewish Journeys along with a team of community volunteers were busy sorting ingredients and preparing a huge venue in preparation for the 800 women who were registered to attend the yearly, Great BIG Challah Bake. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
(Courtesy of RZA) The Religious Zionists of America (RZA), the U.S.-based branch of World Mizrachi and umbrella organization for the American Religious Zionist movement, has named a well-regarded Jewish communal leader, Rabbi Ari Rockoff of West Hempstead, as its executive vice president.
The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, rosh yeshiva, Yeshiva University, online on Motzei Shabbat, November 7 at 8 p.m. Rabbi Wieder will focus on two aspects of racism through the prism of Torah. First, a halachic/hashkafic evaluation of racism against specific ethnic groups as well as towards non-Jews
With autumn in full swing and many children in school, parents may be thinking about their wardrobes. That’s where Still Got Tags comes in. A new gemach for brand-new children’s clothing, Still Got Tags, based in Bergen County, is a great option for parents to find or donate children’s clothes.