Friday, May 29, 2020

New Jersey

East Brunswick Community Honors Holocaust Survivor With Car Caravan

You might think that Holocaust survivor Joseph Farkas––now in his 90s and living in East Brunswick, who rebuilt his life in the U.S., raised a family and grew a successful business and who has seen more horrors and triumphs than most of us can imagine––would be hard to impress.


A COVID-19 Recovery and Community Appreciation

I’m a 30-year-old Highland Park resident who works as a clinical social worker. On March 25, I didn’t feel well. I’m a seasoned sufferer of regular sinus infections, colds,and the like, so I didn’t think much of it. The next day, I made it halfway through a workday of seeing clients when I realized I simply could not continue


Kulanu Hebrew School Schedules Virtual Open House

Kulanu, a dynamic afternoon Hebrew school program for Jewish children who are not in Jewish day school or yeshiva, will be holding a virtual open house on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Now launching its second year, the successfully run program is for students in grades 3-12. Kulanu provides


JFSCNJ Hosts Zoom Program on Job Hunting During the Pandemic

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will present an informational program called “How to Find a Job During the Pandemic,” Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m., via Zoom. The presentation will be led by Susan Reeves, JFSCNJ career specialist. The program is free and open to the entire community.


Coping With Loss and Grief During Quarantine

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will present a program called “Coping With Loss and Grief During Quarantine,” Monday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m., via Zoom. The presentation will be led by JFSCNJ social workers Lauren Laudati, LSW, CRC, and Greg Yucht, LSW. The program is free and open to the entire community.


A Newly Minted Nurse, On the Frontlines of COVID-19 Fight

When Shoshana Gordon envisioned the start of her career as a nurse, she probably didn’t think it would turn out quite like this.

Shoshana, of Highland Park, New Jersey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) from Touro College in New York in Spring 2019 and earned her


Susan Dworken Koss Shares Yom HaShoah Message With Bergen Sixth Graders

Last week, sixth graders from Ben Porat Yosef, Lubavitch on the Palisades, RYNJ, Yavneh Academy, Yeshivat He’Atid, Yeshivat Noam and The Moriah School were privileged to participate in a virtual Yom HaShoah program led by Susan Dworken Koss, a renowned educator, community member and proud grandparent of middle schoolers from a


Yeshiva College Comp Sci Department Upgrades Data Science And Distributed Systems Degrees

(Courtesy of YU) Yeshiva University is thrilled to announce that the two four-year tracks in Yeshiva College’s computer science major, one focused on data science and the other on distributed systems (also known as cloud computing), have both been upgraded to the status of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The three-year track will


Bergenfield Food Gemach Serves the Community

The Bergenfield Food Gemach had a simple start: A few years ago, families with extra Pesach food post-chag began sharing or trading with others in the community.

As the world this year is entirely different from any­thing that we have ever seen, and with organizations such as


Kool Kids Passaic Keeps Connections Strong With Home-Based Programming

(Courtesy of Kool Kids Passaic) Kool Kids Passaic’s motto has always been, “When school’s closed, we’re open.” Legal holidays, Yom Tov, Chol Hamoed, vacation days, after-school hours, and even snow days saw Kool Kids Passaic participants gathering together for socialization, recreation and enrichment, while


Communities Continue to Grow in the Age of Coronavirus

Communities throughout New Jersey are developing innovative ways to host prospective residents while maintaining social distance requirements. With restrictions that preclude Shabbat guests or house visitors, experiencing a community under lockdown is virtually impossible physically, yet with a bit of creativity, it is possible


On the Front Line: Health Care Professionals Go Above and Beyond

To get some perspective on what’s really going on out there on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, The Jewish Link had the privilege of interviewing several health care professionals from our circulation communities who practice in different specialty areas of care.