Monday, September 21, 2020

New Jersey

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Appoints Danielle Wozniak as New Dean

Dr. Selma Botman, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Yeshiva University, announced the appointment of Danielle Wozniak as the new dean of Wurzweiler School of Social Work. “Danielle is a talented and imaginative administrator who has an inspired vision for the future of social work education,” said Botman. “She will bring expertise, intelligence,


Passaic’s Carl Singer Elected National Commander of Jewish War Veterans

Col. Carl A. Singer was elected National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA at the 121st Annual National Convention in Savannah, GA. A member of Post 133 in New Jersey for almost 30 years, Singer is dedicated to volunteering in both the veterans’ and Jewish communities.

“It is truly an honor to follow in the footsteps of so many who have come


Rabbi Hershel Lutch Appointed Executive Director of MEOR

New York—MEOR, a leading Jewish non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering Jewishtudents at top universities across the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Hershel Lutch as its first Executive Director. After an extensive selection process, Rabbi Lutch was the unanimous choice of MEOR’s search committee and Board of


SSDS to Host Fifth Annual Israel Night —Advance Screening of 'On the Map'

Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County will host an advance screening of the film ‘ On the Map’  on Sunday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County. SSDS is located at 275 McKinley Avenue in New Milford, New Jersey.The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Bob Griffin, 1972-1979 Maccabi Tel Aviv point


Holy Name Medical Center Donates $100K to SINAI Schools

Holy Name Medical Center presented SINAI Schools with a check for $100,000 on September 1 to assist the increasing number of children with special needs or complex learning issues whom SINAI serves. In response to demand, SINAI has doubled its enrollment over the past seven years. Holy Name Medical Center was awarded SINAI

Rooted and Honored in Teaneck: Street Renamed for Mayor Lizette Parker

On August 31, Selvage Avenue, the Teaneck street that the late Mayor Lizette Parker lived on, was renamed in her honor. The ceremony, appropriately held on her birthday, featured a back-to-school supply drive to benefit students attending the celebration. This was particularly meaningful given the overwhelming dedication and support Mayor Parker gave to the


Cedar Market Carnival Celebrates Third Anniversary

Who would believe that the parking lot that we maneuver into so cautiously to do our weekly shopping could be transformed into a virtual mini-Disney? That was indeed the case on Sunday, September 4, when Cedar Market celebrated its third anniversary in a climate of fun and festivity.

The crowds began assembling at 1 p.m. and did not disperse until well after


Beth Aaron to Host Mother of Slain Israeli Teen

Rena Ariel, mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old girl who was murdered in her sleep in a terrorist attack at her home in Kiryat Arba in late June, will speak at Congregation Beth Aaron this Wednesday, September 14, at 8 p.m. Her topic will be “Having Emunah after the Unfathomable.”

The family is planning a memorial center to be built at the


BERGEN NEWSBRIEFS - September 8, 2016

Rinat Yisrael to Host ‘Modern Day Maggid’ Rabbi Hanoch Teller
On Sunday, September 18, at 8 p.m., the Adult Education Committee of Cong. Rinat Yisrael presents Rabbi

Using Positive Psychology to Thrive

The Beatles were on to something when they famously sang about getting by with a little help from their friends. But we can do more than just get by, we can thrive—with a little help from mental health professionals who

Women From Former Soviet Union Visit Mikvah

Recently, a Jewish group of women from Odessa, Ukraine, under the direction of Rabbi Avrahom Wolff and his wife, Chana, emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, visited Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and went to the Rebbe’s holy resting place—the Ohel—to pray. They then made a trip to our state-of-the-art “Bat Sheva Chaya Esther Mikvah” and were


West Orange Synagogues Honor Crossing Guard

This Shabbat, at a synagogue in West Orange, people will come together to celebrate a milestone 13 years in the making—and it’s not a bar mitzvah. Members of Congregation Ohr Torah, an Orthodox synagogue, and B’nai Shalom, a Conservative synagogue, will gather after morning services for a Kiddush honoring David Irby. He has spent nearly every Shabbat morning for