Monday, November 23, 2020

New Jersey

Middlesex’s ‘ROC of NJ’ Launches Shop Local Initiative

As we collectively work to save lives and limit the devastation of COVID-19, one byproduct of all the precautions against the virus is a sharply-increased threat to the viability of small businesses in our local communities. As Forbes magazine reported on September 16, an estimated 163,735 small businesses in the U.S. have closed since


Raritan Valley Hadassah to Discuss Wine, Wills & Trivia

Raritan Valley Hadassah presents “Wine, Wills & Trivia” on Zoom on Sunday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. Pour a glass of wine or beverage of your choice and test your knowledge of fun trivia about wine, wills, beer and beneficiaries with local attorney Rebecca Begelman Strub. Her firm helps busy people protect what’s important


Westchester Community Comes Together for Beloved Rabbi

Emergency Tehillim event for Rabbi Alter Shmuel Greenberg, who is critically ill with COVID-19, this Saturday night.

DailyGiving.org, in conjunction with Chazaq and TorahAnytime.com, will be sponsoring an emergency Tehillim and chizuk event this Saturday night, November 7 at


Incumbents Win in NJ

With the way this past year has unfolded, it should surprise very few of us that on the day after the 2020 election we’d be left with more questions than answers. Yet at press time for The Jewish Link, that’s precisely where things stood on many critical aspects of the election, with the races for


YU on the Rise: Students Head Back to Campus

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Over the past few weeks, Yeshiva University has successfully welcomed back undergraduate students from around the country and across the globe to its Manhattan campuses. Since the middle of October, undergraduate men and women have returned to the dorms, cafeterias, batei


NJJBA Hosts Live Presidential Debate With NJ Focus

(Courtesy of NJBBA) On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA) hosted a unique live “presidential” debate with a Jersey and Jewish perspective on issues of interest to the state’s Jewish and business communities. The debate took place at New Jersey City University’s main campus in front of


Revisiting the ‘Virtual Minyan’ Concept

For more than 10 years, Aaron Lehmann, a long-time resident of Bergen County and now of Boynton Beach, Florida, has been a strong proponent of the virtual minyan, and now in this era of a true public health emergency, he believes it’s time for a published listing of available minyanim to appear, at least online. “Hashem works in strange


Josh Joseph and the OU’s Monumental Impact

Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph, who assumed the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the 400-synagogue strong Orthodox Union this fall, has deep and formative memories of the OU’s first monumental impact on his life.

Now tasked with managing a wide-ranging


Join the Great DISTANCED Challah Bake This Year

(Courtesy of Jewish Journeys) What a difference a year makes! Last October, Jewish Journeys along with a team of community volunteers were busy sorting ingredients and preparing a huge venue in preparation for the 800 women who were registered to attend the yearly, Great BIG Challah Bake. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,


RZA Taps Rabbi Ari Rockoff as New Exec. VP

(Courtesy of RZA) The Religious Zionists of America (RZA), the U.S.-based branch of World Mizrachi and umbrella organization for the American Religious Zionist movement, has named a well-regarded Jewish communal leader, Rabbi Ari Rockoff of West Hempstead, as its executive vice president.



Middlesex Community to Discuss Racism Viewed Through a Torah Lens

The Orthodox Forum of Edison/Highland Park will present Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, rosh yeshiva, Yeshiva University, online on Motzei Shabbat, November 7 at 8 p.m. Rabbi Wieder will focus on two aspects of racism through the prism of Torah. First, a halachic/hashkafic evaluation of racism against specific ethnic groups as well as towards non-Jews


‘Still Got Tags’ Gemach Is Up and Running

With autumn in full swing and many children in school, parents may be thinking about their wardrobes. That’s where Still Got Tags comes in. A new gemach for brand-new children’s clothing, Still Got Tags, based in Bergen County, is a great option for parents to find or donate children’s clothes.