Sunday, May 31, 2020

New Jersey

Community Is Invited to Campaign Kickoff and Family Fun Day

Come See West Englewood Ave. Turn Into Ben Yehuda!

This Sunday, April 3, the community is invited to a campaign kickoff and family fun day for Councilmembers Mark Schwartz and Mohammed Hameeduddin. The event will take place from 4–7 p.m. and all of West Englewood


Sderot’s Hesder Yeshiva Holds 20th Annual Dinner Tribute April 13

The tiny development town in the Negev didn’t know what was about to happen in 1996. Two people from Long Island decided to change its citizens’ horizons and prestige, forever.

Rabbi David and Mechi Fendel came to build Israel’s largest post-high school institution in Jewish education. Not only did


Naomi ‘Supergirl’ Kutin Is Subject of Soon-to-Be-Released Documentary

What gives a 123-pound female yeshiva high school freshman the strength to lift 240 pounds? What interests a young, female, award-winning Philadelphia producer to spend Shabbatot and Yomim Tovim in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, bonding with an Orthodox family? For both as well as the Kutin family and the Supergirl documentary


Team OHEL Races and Raises Essential Program Funding in First NYC Half Marathon

On Sunday, March 20, 15 members of Team OHEL crossed the finish line at the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. Despite the extremely cold temperature, Team OHEL cheerleaders provided tons of spirit, music, fan signs and blow horns encouraging all the runners to get to the finish line!



Lubavitch on the Palisades Celebrates Purim

Lubavitch on the Palisades celebrated an exciting and meaningful Purim this past week. Wednesday evening brought megillah readings for adults, teens and children coupled with a mad-science show focusing on space and energy. Music, hamantashen and dancing followed.  Thursday morning found the rabbis bringing the


Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn Hosts Fun Hamantashen Bake

On Sunday, March 20 approximately 170 moms and kids enjoyed a hamantashen baking event at Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn in honor of Purim. Each participant received ingredients to make their own batch of hamantashen with step-by-step instructions.


Teaneck Store Donates 400 Skirts to Yad Leah for Distribution in Israel

Yad Leah scored a victory for low-income families in Israel this week. Susan Abrams of Brooklyn’s Teens and Ladies Apparel in Teaneck just donated over 400 new skirts for Yad Leah to ship and distribute to Jewish communities throughout Israel. For more information on how you can help, go to yadleah.orgor follow us on Facebook at


Shaare Zedek ER Chief Addresses Hundreds from Bergen, Essex and Greater NY at Women’s Health Day

Terrorists don’t discriminate, and Shayna Gold learned that the hard way. Shayna, 18, was enjoying her gap year in Israel until she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. A terrorist unleashed a barrage of bullets in Jerusalem and Shayna was shot in the chest. As the ambulance pulled away the crew had a


Keter Torah Hosts Taanit Esther Women’s Communal Tefillah

We called out to the women in the community and they came. Approximately 200 women from the Teaneck/Bergenfield/New Milford communities joined together in Congregation Keter Torah for an evening of women’s communal tefillah on behalf of Israel. Taanit Esther is considered a powerful time for women to pray and that was the inspiration for


Bergen Newsbriefs

Rabbi Dr. Twerski To Speak in Teaneck

On Thursday April 7, at 7:30 PM Rabbi Dr. A J Twerski will speak in honor of SPARKS.

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski will be giving a talk titled, “Successfully dealing with life’s unexpected


Join Teaneck’s Helping Hands Food Pantry Pre-Passover Challenge

For the past few years, corned beef and pastrami have been engaged in an epic battle with Peking Duck and General Tso to win Teaneck’s Helping Hands Food Pantry annual pre-Passover food collection challenge.

Each year, customers of Noah’s Ark and Chopstix face off against each other in the contest to


Torah Tuesday to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

This year, Shomrei Torah’s flagship Torah Tuesday initiative is celebrating the completion of 10 years of learning on Sunday April 10. At the anniversary event, David Karpel of Fair Lawn will be honored. Karpel has been a big promoter of Torah Tuesday; according to Torah Tuesday coordinator Mendy Aron, he has always been there to help