Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Highland Park 2nd Graders Learn Science as a Community

What are children learning in school these days? For some lucky students in Highland Park, the answer is more than everyday science. Bill Schultz, the Raritan Riverkeeper, spoke to 2nd-grade classes in the small borough, which borders the Raritan River, encouraging them to think about what happens when trash gets into


Highland Park—New Jersey’s First HeartSafe Municipality

HeartSafe Communities is a program designed to promote survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. HeartSafe Communities programs promote survival by enhancing the American Heart Association’s Chain of Survival, a series of five links that give victims of a medical emergency the best chance to survive, including:


Incumbents Schwartz, Hameeduddin and Pruitt Celebrate Teaneck’s Vote of Confidence

Teaneck—On Tuesday, the Teaneck township, a bastion of multi-cultural respect and understanding, decisively sent back its three incumbents to serve four more years on the town council. The council’s seats have often been held by Orthodox Jews and African Americans, and the town has been a trailblazer in Bergen County


Israeli American Council to Open at JCC on the Palisades

Like any other immigrant community, Israelis moving to the United States find comfort in joining each other for activities with their native language, customs and culture. For the past 10 years, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades has given Israelis an address where they can come together in a fusion of Israeli and


Bergen Shuls to Raise Funds to Support IDF Soldiers

This Shabbat, Parshat Kedoshim, May 14, Rinat Yisrael, Bnai Yeshurun and Beth Aaron will once again hold kiddushim to raise funds for the IDF. Beth Abraham will be holding a Yom Yerushalayim fundraiser in June. Now in the 12th year since Jonny Ben-David began the first of these events at Bnai Yeshurun, the yearly event raises needed funds


Donald Trump’s ‘Right Hand Man’ to Attend J-Biz Expo

With just three weeks to go until the J-Biz Expo and Business Conference, it has been announced that Jason Dov Greenblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at The Trump Organization, will be hosting a Featured Q & A session at the June 1 event.

Mr. Greenblatt, an


NORPAC Prepares Participants for Washington Mission

NORPAC held a training session on May 8 at the Moriah School in Englewood to prepare area participants attending the 2016 Mission to Washington on May 18. Participants will be meeting with congressmen and senators to ask for their support on upcoming legislation affecting Israel. Additional training sessions were held throughout


RYNJ to Honor Rabbis Goldstein, Rothwachs at Annual Scholarship Reception

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey will hold its Annual Scholarship Reception on May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yeshiva campus. The reception will inaugurate The Rabbi Shmuel and Barbara Goldstein Scholarship Fund and will feature a special presentation to Rabbi Larry Rothwachs. The Scholarship Reception is our Yeshiva’s only pure source of


OneFamily Names P’nina Seplowitz as Executive Director

P’nina Seplowitz, former Development Officer for The Areivim Philanthropic Group in New York, has been named the next Executive Director of OneFamily USA, the Teaneck-based national organization that provides rehabilitation and financial support to families and victims of terror in Israel.


Rabbi Avi Weiss’s PORAT to Focus on Inclusivity Within Orthodoxy

If you could choose one attribute of contemporary Modern Orthodoxy to amplify, what would it be? Conversely, if you had the power to change one thing about contemporary Orthodoxy, what would it be and why?

How do we define and what are the implications of a truly Modern Orthodoxy


Jewish Home Foundation’s Golf, Tennis and Card Outing set for May 23

The Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey’s 22nd Annual Golf, Tennis and Card Outing will be held on Monday, May 23 at the Montammy Golf Club, 7 Montammy Dr., Alpine, NJ. The day will begin with a brunch at 9:45 a.m. Golf kicks off with a shotgun start at 11:45 a.m., tennis at 1 p.m., cards and other games at 12:45 p.m. and cocktails and


Clifton Community Asks for Communal Support at May 15 Israeli Flag Raising

The Clifton Jewish Center is spearheading an Israeli flag–raising event on Sunday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at 900 Clifton Avenue in Clifton. They have asked the larger Jewish community to join them.

While an Israeli flag raising used to be an annual activity in Clifton, the habit had fallen by the wayside in