Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Jersey

Chabad of NWBC Distributes Masks

Chabad of NWBC partnered with the Franklin Lakes OEM to distribute over 15,000 masks to area residents this Sunday.

Chabad provided the high-quality masks, manufactured from 3-ply washable cotton, while OEM volunteers coordinated the distribution itself.

Demand was so


JFSCNJ Homecare Dept Receives Full Accreditation With Distinction From CAHC

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) is pleased to announce it was recently awarded Full Accreditation with Distinction for 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC). Since 1986, CAHC has been protecting the interests of home care consumers and supporting quality home care


Rabbinical Emissary Institute Releases Guide for High Holidays Under Health Restrictions

Ahead of an unprecedented high-holiday season that promises to be defined by restrictions and limited access to synagogues, the Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Program of Ohr Torah Stone has released a guide for local communities to confront the numerous practical, communal and ritual challenges that are likely to arise.


OU Women’s Initiative Launches Yemei Ratzon: Inspiration for the High Holidays

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, is launching a virtual Yemei Ratzon program offering ideas and inspiration in preparation for the upcoming High Holidays. The program offers two tracks: a


2020 Dr. Shimshon Isseroff USA Chidon HaTanach Winners Crowned

The world of corona sparks creative innovations daily. Rabbi Dovi Nadel, coordinator of the Dr. Shimshon Isseroff USA Chidon HaTanach, added to these innovations on Sunday, August 23, when he hosted a virtual closing round to the 2020 Chidon, which served as well as the launch for the 2021


Teach NJ Thanks Gov. Murphy

(Courtesy of Teach NJ) Teach NJ, the leading advocacy organization for New Jersey’s nonpublic school children, expresses its thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy for ensuring that all of New Jersey’s students—public and nonpublic—will receive the resources they need even under these extraordinary circumstances, as he recently


Retirees Love OU’s SPIRIT Program

(Courtesy of OU) Over 2,600 men and women from 15 states and two Canadian provinces are participating in the Orthodox Union (OU)’s SPIRIT program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought” (SPIRIT) has played a vital role for those over 60 who have been staying home during the


Singer Ishay Ribo Helps Migdal Ohr Raise Funds for Coronavirus Relief

(Courtesy of Migdal Ohr) Top Israeli singer Ishay Ribo performed at a fundraising event to raise emergency funds for Migdal Ohr’s Israel coronavirus relief efforts. The event featured keynote speaker Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Israel’s recently appointed Ambassador to the United Nations in his first official event. The


NNJ Holocaust Memorial and Education Center Initiative Builds Momentum

It’s rare when a Jewish communal project with a broad vision to increase educational offerings and expand public awareness in the region develops an enviable track record before the project even has a home base, a staff or a large budget. Apparently, the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial and Educational


Bris Avrohom Holds Children’s Rally in Honor Of Chof Av

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky (youth/Torah education director) gathered the children of the Hillside and Elizabeth community to commemorate the yahrtzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson. The children enjoyed fresh hot pizza, recited the 12 Pesukim, and listened to the stories


United Hatzalah and WineDown Join for Event in Englewood

(Courtesy of WineDown) WineDown, the new wine-tasting game created by Shari Alter of Englewood, recently hosted a fundraiser for United Hatzalah in Englewood.

“Playing the wine-tasting game at a socially distanced event is so much fun, and bringing people together to


JFNNJ's 'Supplies for Success' Provides Backpacks Full of Hope

Every student returning to school this year will need new supplies to support their studies. Many area students are struggling to obtain those supplies. COVID-19 is only exacerbating the economic challenges which these students and their families face, potentially jeopardizing their future learning and achievement. In response,