Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Jersey

Agudath Israel Applauds New Jersey AG Grewal for Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jackson Township

(Courtesy of Agudah.org) New Jersey Attorney General Grubir S. Grewal announced that his department has filed a lawsuit against Jackson Township, New Jersey, alleging Jackson Township has engaged in a litany of illegal, discriminatory practices against Orthodox Jews. Among them are enacting zoning laws that restricted yeshivos and


Teach Florida Thanks State Legislature For Expanding K-12 Scholarships

(Courtesy of Teach Florida) Teach Florida, a nonpartisan organization advocating for educational funding opportunities for Florida nonpublic schools, thanks the state’s legislature for passing SB48/HB7045, a bill that will significantly increase the state’s income-based and special-needs scholarships for nonpublic school


Rinat to Present Seven-Part ‘Shev Shemateta 101’ Series Dealing With Rabbinic Decision-Making

Scenario No. 1: Every week the eruv in Town A is checked at 12:48 p.m., and announced to the community as intact. What if between 12:48 p.m. and the onset of Shabbat, the eruv was severed by the wind? Do we spread the word?

Scenario No. 2: The keilim mikvah in Town B had 40 seah of water at 8


‘Seismic’ Implications of Abraham Accords Are Shared at JFNNJ FedTalk

The April 25 Zoom presentation on the Abraham Accords, part of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s FedTalk series, began with moderator Yehuda Kohn introducing Ze’ve Lavie, vice president of international relations for the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce and a key player in Israel’s economic diplomacy.


Elks Grand Lodge Honors Bergenfield's Ryan Shell

(Courtesy of Elks Grand Lodge) Ryan Shell of Bergenfield was honored as the Elk Citizen of the Year and was awarded Citizen of the Year from the Elks Grand Lodge for all he did and continues to do for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was given his award before the captains’ meeting at BVAC with the membership and a


Head to the Park on Lag B’Omer

(Courtesy of Chabad of Hackensack) This Lag B’Omer, Chabad of Hackenasck, will be hosting a special Lag B’Omer program in a unique location: Saddle River County Park.

The decision to host the party at the park was very much in line with the theme of Lag B’Omer.


What Goes Around

How Schoke Jewish Family Service and Wheel It Forward are making a difference.

The story is all too familiar: An elderly person suffers a fall and endures an incapacitating injury. Hospitalization may ensue, sometimes involving surgery. But even in the best


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to Hold 40th Rubin Run

(Courtesy of JCC on the Palisades) Registration is now open for the 40th Anniversary of the Rubin Run, which will be a hybrid event this year—held in person on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, and virtually, from Sunday, May 9 - Sunday, May 16. This family-friendly fitness event raises important funds for programs and services that


Yavneh Academy Makes Kindness Count During Sefirat HaOmer

Students, parents and faculty alike are abuzz with “Kindness Counts,” the Sefirat HaOmer program at Yavneh Academy this spring. The “Kindness Counts” program showers acts of care and kindness throughout the school, families and community.

Rabbi Jonathan Knapp,


Fleetwood: Westchester’s Hidden Gem

(Courtesy of Rabbi Daniel Rosenfelt / Fleetwood Synagogue) After living on the Upper West Side (UWS) for five years, we were looking to move and we wanted a change from the large community that is the UWS. We didn’t want the same type of place, packed to the gills and easy to get lost in crowds. We wanted to somehow


YCT to Honor Rav Ronen Neuwirth, z”l

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School invites the community to a program of Torah and inspiration, honoring the life of Rav Ronen Neuwirth, z”l. Rabbi Neuwirth was a former shaliach Bnei Akiva in North America. He was founder and chair of the Beit Hillel rabbinic organization in Israel and led communities in Ra’anana, Petach Tikva


Governor Murphy Announces Appointments to New Jersey-Israel Commission

Governor Phil Murphy, on Yom Ha’atzmaut, announced the appointments of 77 public members to the New Jersey–Israel Commission.

“I am proud to announce these appointments to the New Jersey-Israel Commission,” said Governor Murphy. “New Jersey has had a