Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ to Sponsor Holocaust Memorial Event

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a day that holds great meaning for the Jewish people—as well as people of all faiths.

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey supports a variety of Holocaust awareness and educational opportunities for people of all ages to honor those who perished,


RPRY to Hold Annual Dinner

On Sunday, May 22, at 6 p.m., Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva of Edison, NJ, will host their annual dinner at the Chabad House in New Brunswick, NJ. This year’s guests of honor are Susan and Hillel Raymon, Melissa and Leeor Jerushalmy will receive the Community Leadership Award and Ariella Noveck will receive the


Teaneck Council Honors Legacy of Beloved Mayor Lizette Parker

Teaneck—Lizette Parker, 44, was heralded by all who knew her as a tireless public servant and an unassuming, thoughtful presence on the Teaneck Town Council since her election in 2006. Elected mayor from among her colleagues in 2014, she was a social worker for Bergen County and held numerous additional leadership posts


Yeshivat Noam’s ‘Nitzanei Noam’ to Open in September

Yeshivat Noam is pleased to announce the opening of its nursery school, Nitzanei Noam. This exciting new preschool program, located at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, will begin this upcoming school year and will offer a warm and stimulating environment for children ages 2, 3 and 4. Yeshivat Noam is very excited for the


Mother of Fallen IDF Soldier Cheryl Mandel to Speak at Community Yom Hazikaron Commemoration

On Tuesday, May 10, at 8 p.m., a community-wide Yom Hazikaron Commemoration Ceremony will be held to honor and show support for those who defend and protect Israel, and those whose lives have been affected by random acts of terror. The event is being sponsored by four organizations: One Family Fund, Yashar LaChayal, Jewish Federation of


Naomi Knoller and Irene Stein to Be Honored at TABC Scholarship Breakfast

Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) will hold its Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, May 22. Honorees this year are Dr. Naomi Knoller and Mrs. Irene Stein, both being honored for their years of dedicated service to TABC. Naomi Knoller has been a pillar of the TABC lay leadership team for the last seven years,


Learn for Life in Teaneck with Lamdeinu

It’s funny where life takes you sometimes. Rachel Friedman was a graduate of Columbia Law School and well on her way to success on the corporate track when she experienced one of those moments that forever altered the course of her daily existence.

“I had just had my second daughter


RIETS Gala Evening to Honor Cantor Bernard Beer With Lifetime Achievement Award

New York—Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), an affiliate of Yeshiva University, will host its annual Gala Evening of Tribute on Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Cantor Bernard Beer, director emeritus of YU’s Philip and Sarah Belz


Rabbi Dr. Kanarfogel Appointed to UNESCO Advisory Board

New York—Professor Ephraim Kanarfogel, the E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law at Yeshiva University, has been appointed to an international academic advisory board that will advise the Rhineland region in Germany about designating the Jewish communities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz as a World


The Wizardry of the Wizard of Oz

Excitement permeated the room as actors representing the Rabbi Mark and Linda Karasick Shalem High School of Torah Academy marched onto the stage to the tune of Over the Rainbow. A sold-out audience was charmed by both the enthusiasm and professionalism of the actors as well as the pride that was evident in each


Bergen Newsbriefs

Hebrew Free Burial Association Inaugurates Annual Breakfast

HFBA Bergen County Community Breakfast, an inaugural event to benefit Hebrew Free Burial Association will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Congregation Rinat Yisrael,


Areyvut to Honor Lillian Pravda at Annual Breakfast to Be Held in Teaneck

Lillian Pravda of New York has a vision. “Vision is not limited to what the eyes can or cannot see. Vision is what the mind can dream and what the heart and soul can feel,” she said. A high school sophomore, Lillian was born with a cataract and underwent two eye surgeries before she was five years old. She vividly