Saturday, December 04, 2021

New Jersey

Ben Porat Yosef Celebrates US Veterans

(Courtesy of BPY) Ben Porat Yosef (BPY), a yeshiva day school specializing in providing students with immersive educational experiences, has taught students an innovative lesson about expressing hakarat hatov through a patriotic Veterans Day program that paired them with relatives, school


Ishay Ribo Performs for Packed House At Ohr HaTorah Benefit Evening

(Courtesy of Congregation Ohr HaTorah) Over 400 guests packed the Keter Torah ballroom for a musical evening with Ishay Ribo benefiting Congregation Ohr HaTorah this past Monday night. The Benefit was in lieu of a shul dinner this year and was a smashing success, as Ohr HaTorah's president, Yitz Novak, highlighted


YIOT Marks Veterans Day

(Courtesy of YIOT) Last week, the Young Israel of Teaneck was honored to welcome two Vietnam War veterans to speak to the middle schoolers and high schoolers in honor of Veterans Day. They shared their life experiences before and during the war and discussed how life was very different afterwards.


Jewish Federation of Rockland County Welcomes New CEO

(Courtesy of Rockland Federation) The board of directors of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County announced the selection of Ari Rosenblum as the new CEO. Rosenblum brings more than two decades of professional Jewish communal experience to the position, with executive management expertise in fundraising, Israel and Jewish


Camp Nesher Celebrates 25 Years

When it opened its doors in 1996, Camp Nesher could be compared to The Little Engine That Could. It wasn’t the first Modern Orthodox Jewish sleepaway camp, or the biggest, but it had a clear mission and motivation, and a lot of heart.

Fast forward to 2021 and the


Yossi Klein Halevi to Headline JNF-USA’s Virtual Breakfast for Israel

(Courtesy of JNF) New York Times bestselling author, journalist and thinker Yossi Klein Halevi will be the featured keynote speaker at Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) Virtual Breakfast for Israel on November 30.

Halevi writes for leading newspapers and magazines including The New


Greater MetroWest Rabbis Connect to Study Torah

(Courtesy of Federation of Greater MetroWest) A group of 20 rabbis gathered on Zoom on October 28 to launch the new Greater MetroWest Rabbis Roundtable, a series of events for synagogue rabbis to study, network and create bonds with one another. The first event featured noted scholar Dr. Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center


Kristallnacht Commemorated in Teaneck

On Tuesday evening, November 9, a community-wide commemoration of the 83 rdanniversary of Kristallnacht took place at Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck. The event was co-sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Center and the Bnai Yeshurun Adult Education Committee.


NJ State School Ethics Commission Reviews Legal Documents Involving Clifton BOE

The two sides in an ongoing dispute about whether “personal” remarks accusing Israel of human rights abuses made at a meeting by two Palestinian-American commissioners on the Clifton Board of Education violated state law is now in the hands of the School Ethics Commission.

The commission, part of the


Celebrate Siyum HaShas With Chabad of Teaneck

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chasidism.” It was on this date in the year 1798 that the founder of Chabad Chasidism, the Alter Rebbe Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in Czarist Russia. Following his liberation, he disseminated his teachings


JLI Director to Headline Farbrengen At Chabad West Orange

Rabbi Efraim Mintz, executive director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) and National Jewish Retreat, will lead the 19 Kislev farbrengen(gathering) at Chabad of West Orange, on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m., accompanied by Michael Aaron, who will play chasidic melodies on the


Bronx Jewish Center Plans Chanukah Party

The Bronx Jewish Center is all ready to host the best Chanukah party you’ve ever attended, with fun and games such as canvas painting, candy fun, live entertainment, a hot buffet lunch, latkes, doughnuts and children’s programs.

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