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Sunday, May 31, 2020

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YU High Schools Hold ‘Stronger Together’ Annual Dinner of Tribute

Yeshiva University High Schools celebrated their thriving school community at the annual dinner on April 6 at Marina del Rey. The theme of the evening, “Stronger Together,” signifies the fortitude that exists in both the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys and the Samuel H. Wang

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New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice to Speak at Young Israel of Fort Lee

This year, Yom HaShoah will be particularly meaningful for the membership of Young Israel of Fort Lee. The synagogue is honored to host New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice, Stuart Rabner, who will deliver the keynote address at its Holocaust commemoration event on May 4. Chief Justice Rabner is the son of two Holocaust survivors

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Cafe Europa Updates Holocaust Survivors on Latest Funds Available Through Claims Conference

Cafe Europa is a worldwide program sponsored by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, which provides monthly gatherings for Holocaust survivors to help them build supportive relationships and participate in social and educational activities including trips, holiday celebrations and entertainment. Our

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Remember…Do Not Forget

Now there’s an oxymoronic phrase for you. We are told, on the one hand, zachor, “remember,” and lo tishkach, “do not forget.” But we are also commanded to timcheh et zecher, “blot out the memory.” How are we expected to do both?

Zachor is something Jews seem to do naturally. Remember it

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Israel Bonds and Congregation Etz Chaim Host Danny Danon

Livingston—The late afternoon light poured in on the beautiful social hall at Congregation Etz Chaim. The room buzzed with excitement at the imminent arrival of Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Danon is relatively new to his post in the UN, having served previously as a

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Congregation AABJ&D to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David (AABJ&D) will have its annual dinner on Sunday, May 8, at 6:00 pm at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. The dinner is the culminating event of a year filled with special programs and activities to help celebrate AABJ&D’s 50th anniversary.

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Clara T. Harelik Appointed to Union County Board of Elections

Clara T. Harelik, Esq. was appointed by Governor Chris Christie on March 10 to her fourth two-year term as commissioner to the Union County Board of Elections. She serves as the commissioner of registration. The Board of Elections oversees the electoral process for all 21 municipalities in the county of Union.

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Congregation Ahavas Achim Hosts Upcoming Events

On the last afternoon of Pesach, Shabbat, April 30, between Mincha and Maariv, Ahavas Achim will host its annual Neilat HaChag celebration. All are invited to the downstairs social hall for singing and divrei Torah. Please bring any packaged kosher l’Pesach cookies, cakes, snacks and treats that will not be eaten after Pesach to fuel the

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Raritan Valley Hadassah to Host Presentation About Cuba’s Jewish Community

On Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., the Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah and the Sisterhood of HPCT-CAE will host a special presentation as part of their Areivut Series about Cuba’s Jewish community. Cory Schneider, past president of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, will share a fascinating presentation of the Women’s

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Zahal Shalom of Bergen County to Host Wounded Israeli Veterans

The opening of “hearts and homes” to veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces has been in practice for almost 50 years. After the miraculous victory of the Six Day War in 1967, an organization called the Overseas Delegation Program was established with the purpose of showing gratitude to the valiant

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Teaneck to Hold Holocaust Commemoration on May 4

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck will hold its annual observance of Yom HaShoah on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Teaneck High School. The keynote speaker this year is Helga Marx Silbermann. In 1938, 13-year-old Helga ran with her grandfather into their burning shul to rescue a Torah scroll.

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Holocaust Survivor Subject of New Book

Holocaust survivor Abe Peck is the subject of a book that was just published with his story, entitled Abe vs. Adolf. He is pictured here in his room at the Jewish Home Assisted Living, displaying the tattoo forced upon him by the Nazis, defiantly holding the book that will pass down his story to future generations. It is

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