Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Nishmat Gala Honors Teaneck Yoetzet Halacha Shoshana Samuels

Shoshana Samuels, Yoetzet Halacha for Congregations Rinat Yisrael, Shaarei Tefila and Netivot Shalom in Teaneck and teacher of Jewish philosophy at Ma’ayanot High School for Girls, will receive the first annual Nishmat Miriam Glaubach Center Award for Excellence, presented at Nishmat’s 26th


Bergen Newsbriefs

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer to Speak at Kehilat Kesher

On Sunday, May 22, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer will be speaking at Kehilat Kesher of Englewood/Tenafly. He will be speaking on “Prayer Reframed: A New Approach to Interpreting the Siddur” in which he will explore the first bracha of the


Renowned YU Professors to Speak at Rinat

On Shabbat, May 21, Cong. Rinat Yisrael will be hosting three prominent professors from Yeshiva University as part of its Scholar in Residence Program. The three scholars will be speaking about various topics throughout Shabbat afternoon and evening.

At 6:00


Areyvut to Honor Jay Feinberg at Annual Breakfast

Jay Feinberg was diagnosed with leukemia in 1991 and told that his only hope of a cure was a bone marrow transplant.

With his family and friends in tow, Jay embarked on a groundbreaking international search for a matching donor. After organizing 250 drives and testing 60,000 potential donors,


A Family of Yoginis

The Toporovsky family does Yoga at The Therapy Gym on Sunday mornings.


Congregation Keter Torah and Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County Welcome Scholar-in-Residence Sasson Reuven

Congregation Keter Torah and Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County will welcome Scholar-in-Residence, Sasson Reuven, retired elite IDF paratrooper. Mr. Reuven will share the heroic tale about his participation in “Operation Thunderbolt: The Miracle at Entebbe” in honor of its 40th anniversary, and offer his message


Joy Kurland to Be Honored by Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey

Joy Kurland will be honored by the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey at its annual gala on May 17 at Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff. The JHSNJ annually honors a member of the Jewish Community in North Jersey who contributes remarkably to it.

Joy retired briefly from a stellar career, most


OHEL’s ‘Listen for a Change’ Podcast Series Yields Conversations Never Heard in the Community

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services has launched a new podcast series of conversations entitled “Listen for a Change: Personal Stories That Strengthen Our Community.”

The “Listening for a Change” podcast concept was inspired by two previous projects. In London, the BBC has a


Emunah Spring Luncheon to Honor Empowered Women

Emunah, which was born through the tireless efforts of visionary women in Israel in 1935, will pay tribute to “Empowering Women” at its Spring Luncheon on May 24 at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize role models,


Newest Rohr JLI Course to Explore ‘Strength and Struggle: Lessons in Character From Biblical Stories of Our Prophets’

How do we beat burnout and gain perspective to make progress on the goals most important to us, particularly when our judgment is clouded? The newest course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) offers an interesting twist to dealing with these common challenges, an approach that examines the stories and characters of kings and


Friendship Circle Holds Annual Banquet

The applause was thunderous, the standing ovations numerous and the air electric with anticipation as 900 people gathered to honor four couples for their dedication to children with special needs at the Friendship Circle Annual Banquet.

Friendship Circle participant



Dr. David Pelcovitz to Speak at Congregation AABJ&D This Shabbat

On Shabbat, May 14, Congregation AABJ&D will be hosting Dr. David Pelcovitz as its scholar in residence. Dr. Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Education at Yeshiva University’s