Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New Jersey

Hero of Entebbe Sasson Reuven to Mark 40th Anniversary of Raid

Whether the raid on Entebbe is recent history for us or a historical event that we only relate to through viewing the 1977 film Operation Thunderbolt, the story is as gripping today as it was 40 years ago on July 4, 1976. Rabbi Shalom Baum of Congregation Keter Torah is partnering with Rabbi Ephraim Simon of Friends of


One Israel Fund Offers a Glimpse Into Life in Judea and Samaria

Teaneck—On Saturday night, May 14, an overflow crowd packed the home of Mindy and Mutty Stein to hear representatives of One Israel Fund. Marc Provisor, Director of Security Projects, and Natalie Sopinsky, Director of Community Development, describe what life is like on the front lines of terror in the Biblical heartland


Naftali Bennett Headlines YBA Delegation to US

The weekend of May 19 to 22 brings a flurry of activity to the New York City area and to Teaneck in particular by representatives from Yeshivot and Ulpanot Bnei Akiva. YBA is Israel’s leading Religious Zionist educational network. It consists of 74 schools and 25,000 students attending yeshivot, ulpanot, hesder yeshivot, mechinot


Brocha Teichman to Display Her Art in Teaneck

For close to 15 years, Brocha Teichman has been a full-time painter and art teacher. In her studio and gallery space in Lawrence, NY, Brocha divides her time between sharing her expertise with her students and creating her colorful, light-filled canvases.

This coming week, on


Lamdeinu Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

Lamdeinu enjoyed a joyous Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration last week, complete with davening, divrei Torah, stories, singing, dancing and even some short Israeli films.


CareOne Teaneck Enjoys Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut

CareOne celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut with an Israeli lunch and a great concert attended by lots of residents and a community volunteer, Aliza.


Boteach Jewish Values Gala Draws Hundreds of Community Leaders

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, famed lecturer, author and media personality hosted the fourth major event of his World Values Network at Manhattan’s Marriott Marquis on Thursday evening, May 5.

The event, called “The Jewish Values International Awards Gala,” drew a sellout crowd of


Jewish Moms Bring Home Much More Than Souvenirs From a ‘Mommy Birthright’ Trip

The plan was to inspire non-Orthodox Jewish moms to connect with their heritage and Israel. For the 110 Jewish moms who live in Bergen County, that turned out to be just the beginning.

In 2011, Julie Farkas from Bergenfield, NJ, with the help of JInspire, a grassroots Jewish learning initiative with


A New Kind of BDS

In an effort to counteract the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, ACHI is introducing their own BDS campaign: Buy, Display and Support Israel. ACHI, along with Jewish Journeys, hosted an informational event this past Sunday, May 15, in Teaneck. The objective of the event was to enlighten guests about the


Bnei Akiva’s Rabbi Yona Goodman to Speak at Beth Aaron

Rabbi Yona Goodman, National Director of Education in the Yeshivot and Ulpanot Bnei Akiva Educational Network in Israel and the former director general of the national Bnei Akiva movement in Israel, will speak at Congregation Beth Aaron on Shabbat, May 21, at 6:55 p.m. His topic will be “In What State Is ‘The State’? The


Boston Globe Columnist Jeff Jacoby to Visit Young Israel of Teaneck

The Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT) announced that Jeff Jacoby, Award-winning Op-Ed Columnist for the Boston Globe, will speak on Sunday, May 22, at 8 p.m., on the topic of “Zionism Is a Badge of Honor.” This event is part of the YIOT’s Dr. Bertram z”l & Ann Newman Adult Education Program and is in celebration of Yom


Kaplen JCC Music School Awarded $40,000 NEA Grant

For 18 years, the Music Discovery Program (MDP), part of the Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, has allowed students to study music both inside and outside the classroom. The program has allowed over 1,600 students to fulfill their dreams of studying and performing