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Thursday, July 02, 2020

New Jersey

Kaplen JCC Gets Ready to Serve the Community

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is very excited to share information about Your Summer @ the J on-site and virtual camp/summer program options. They are ready to deliver an unforgettable experience, infused with Jewish values and filled with adventure, friendship and nonstop fun. It’s a chance for kids to

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HHREC Invites You for Cocktails

Since early May, the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) in White Plains, New York has been inviting guests to attend a weekly “cocktail hour” on Thursday and/or Friday afternoons to hear HHREC members share their family’s Holocaust experiences.

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OHEL Makes a Difference With Toys

Several weeks ago, as we were all hunkered down in our homes dealing with COVID-19, Amy Kirschenbaum of Scarsdale was watching a UJA Federation of NY Zoom program about the ways in which UJA was helping thousands of people during the pandemic. One particular item caught Kirschenbaum’s attention.

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Teaneck BOE Breaches Camp Shalom Contract

Last week, following Governor Murphy’s announcement that day care facilities and day camps would be permitted in New Jersey this summer, the Teaneck Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Zoom. Agenda items did not include a heavily requested, expected item: that of Camp Shalom opening in the location it moved to last year,

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Minyan Resumes Outdoors In Bergen County

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2020 Graduations Celebrate Resilience

School administration and faculty will remember 2020 as the year they became students again. They learned an entirely new way of delivering lessons despite years of experience and planning a graduation unlike any other. Schools have been rising to the challenge with creative approaches that let advancing

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Mother-Daughter Team Launches 'this, this and this'

Jenny and Rachel Underweiser grew tired of receiving food deliveries that were missing essential items or filled with substitutions they didn’t want. Their deliveries were rarely on time and fulfilled by random people who didn’t care much about their specific needs. “We took everything we didn’t

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Teaneck's Rinat to Feature Daniel Chertoff's Memoir

The Adult Education Committee of Congregation Rinat Yisrael is always in search of speakers and topics that will appeal to their wide shul population. “Especially during these challenging times, Zoom programs are a lifeline for our members who are limited in their activities,” shared Faye Landes, chairperson of the

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Three Bar/Bat Mitzvah Teens Raise Money to Fight Hunger

(Courtesy of JFCS) Inspired by Nesya Bayewitz’s 2019 bat mitzvah team, three teenagers chose to work with Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey for their bar mitzvah projects titled, Wheels for Meals: Ride to Fight Hunger. The campaign will take place on Sunday, June 14.

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BCHSJS Taps NNJJA Director Jessica Spiegel as Principal

(Courtesy of BCHSJS) The Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) has named Jessica Spiegel to be its new principal, as the school begins planning for fall semester 2020.

She succeeds Fred Nagler, now principal emeritus, who has served as principal of Bergen County’s only weekly

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Businesses Pivot During COVID-19

Malkita Designs

Malka Neuman of Malkita Designs specializes in event flowers. With all events cancelled, she channeled her energy and her talent into a boutique sidewalk sale outside of her home in Teaneck, where she sold beautiful arrangements for Shavuot in a safe way.

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HP Shul’s Members Share Tips on Preserving Joy of Tefillah

Many Jews worldwide have struggled to maintain the potency of their communal prayer in the solitary circumstances of COVID-19. Members of one shul in Highland Park decided to seek out and share tips from different members on how they have preserved the excitement of prayer for themselves and their families.

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