Friday, August 06, 2021

New Jersey

Bergen Chaverim Assists Kiryas Joel Ambulance

(Courtesy of Chaverim of BC) Early last Friday morning, Chaverim of Bergen County received a call for assistance from a Kiryas Joel ambulance whose tire was destroyed by road debris. Multiple Chaverim volunteers responded and were on-site for over four hours as they strategized how to remove the damaged


YCT Rabbinical School Convenes Leaders & Rabbis to Tackle Climate Crisis

(Courtesy of YCT) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah invites the community to join its Second Annual Climate Conference, to be held on Zoom this Sunday, July 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Panelists and speakers include a variety of communal leaders and scholars from the U.S. and Israel, including Rabbis David Bigman, Yuval Cherlow, Barry


Rabbi Shalom Hammer Addresses Mental Health Issues at CBY

Last Wednesday evening, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun welcomed Rabbi Shalom Hammer to discuss the delicate topics of mental health and suicide awareness. Rabbi Hammer shared the story of his daughter Gila, a vibrant, adventurous and beautiful young woman who, on December 5, 2019, took her own life at the age of 18.


Warning Signs

These warning signs are indicators that a person may be in acute danger and may urgently need help, even if they don’t ask for it:

Talks about wanting to die or kill oneself

Looking for a way to kill oneself

Talks about feeling


First RZA Post-Pandemic Delegation of North American Jewish Leaders Returns From Israel

Next generation of Orthodox Jewish leaders pledge support and action on behalf of Israeli brethren.

(Courtesy of RZA) As delegates from the Religious Zionists of America (RZA)-Mizrachi rabbinic and communal leadership mission return to their home communities,


Book Launch for ‘Rabbi of Buchenwald’ Pays Tribute to Rabbi Herschel Schacter, z"tl

(Courtesy of NNJ Holocaust Committee) Sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Committee and Congregation Keter Torah, the Tisha B’Av book launch of Dr. Rafael Medoff’s “The Rabbi of Buchenwald” was a beautiful tribute to the life and legacy of Rabbi Herschel Schacter and a poignant reminder about the sanctity of


Teaneck’s Micah Kaufman Visits Camps

This past week, Micah Kaufman visited friends and spoke to campers and staff at HASC, Camp Morasha and Camp Nesher.


A Meaningful Children's Tisha B’Av at Englewood’s Congregation Shomrei Emunah

(Courtesy of Cong Shomrei Emunah) Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Englewood held its first Tisha B’Av children’s program for students in grades 2-5. The children were engaged in learning, craft projects and a video presentation. Dr. Arthur Schwartz, president of the shul, said, “We wanted the children to have a meaningful


Jewish Home at Rockleigh Is Fully Vaccinated!

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family has implemented mandatory vaccination for all its staff as part of the century-old nonprofit’s commitment to providing the highest level of protection to the elders cared for at its facilities in Rockleigh and River Vale. Pictured are Jewish Home at Rockleigh Director of


Bergen Hatzalah to Host Community Awareness Event on August 5

(Courtesy of Bergen Hatzalah) Bergen Hatzalah, the communally organized Chevra Hatzalah affiliate launching this year in Bergen County has announced that the group will hold a community awareness event on August 5, 2021, in the parking lot of Congregation Ahavath Torah, at 240 Broad Avenue, in Englewood.


Bris Avrohom Board Members Sponsor BBQ Luncheon For Soldiers in Chevron

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) In conjunction with and in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel, a group of Bris Avrohom board members sponsored a luncheon BBQ for the soldiers who are protecting our land and people in Israel, specifically in Chevron, where our patriarchs are buried. The soldiers enjoyed the lavish BBQ


Free Open House and Art Presentation on ‘The Jewish Immigrant Experience’

The Lincoln Park Jewish Center invites the community to an open house and awesome art presentation on ‘The Jewish Immigrant Experience to Israel.’ The event will take place on Sunday, July 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln Park Jewish Center, 311 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

Diane Reich, artist,

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