Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New Jersey

Genealogy Club of Central Jersey to Discuss Jewish Family Names

The next meeting of the Genealogy Club of Central Jersey (GCCJ), sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey, will take place on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim, located at 216 S 1st Ave in Highland Park, NJ.

The topic of the meeting will be Jewish Family


NJ NCSY Sponsors Chesed Mission to Detroit

Editor’s note: Per the author’s request, names mentioned in this article are pseudonyms for real people.

Hello, my name is Rafi Jacobs. I am a student at the Frisch School. I would like to expound on a truly memorable experience that I took part in last month. Sponsored by


Eva Hesse: Walking the Edge in the New York Art World of the 1960s

On May 2, at 7:30, Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck will present a lecture with video and slides about the painter and sculptor Eva Hesse, one of the most significant and least-understood Jewish artists of the 20th century. Hesse’s work is owned by numerous major museums around the world. Today, and for the next


The Legacy of Evan Levy z”l: Inspiring Others to #SmileThruIt

Englewood—The passing of Evan Levy, an adventurous, playful and dynamic 4-year-old, is an inconceivable tragedy. It seems impossible to turn such tremendous heartache into something positive. However, with the creation of The Smile Challenge, #smilethruit, participants can carry on Evan’s


Ahavat Achim Names Rabbi Ely Shestack New Rabbi

Fair Lawn—On April 13, Congregation Ahavat Achim named Ely Shestack its new Rabbi. He will replace Rabbi Uri Goldstein, who announced he was stepping down after 10 years to make aliyah this summer.

Rabbi Shestack is familiar with Bergen County, as he grew up in Bergenfield and


OHEL Gears Up for OXC—Another Xtreme Event

Nearly 250 participants from the five boroughs, the Five Towns and New Jersey are preparing to run, climb, jump, crawl and muscle their way through the Second Annual OXC (OHEL Xtreme Challenge) 5-mile or 1.5-mile obstacle course at Camp Kaylie, to be held on Sunday, May 15. The course has been


Rabbi Eli Ciner of Frisch Delivers NJ General Assembly Invocation

Teach NJS was proud to have Rabbi Eli Ciner, Principal of The Frisch School, deliver the invocation on April 7 at the New Jersey General Assembly voting session at the Statehouse in Trenton.

The Frisch School is a participating member of TEACH NJS, which is a partnership of 20 day


Orthodox Jewish Nurses Group to Convene in Teaneck

Jewish nurses from all over the country will gather to network and discuss topics relevant to the unique concerns of Jewish nurses and their patients at the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association Annual Conference, to be held at the Teaneck Jewish Center on Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prominent multidisciplinary


4th Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale to Benefit Sharsheret Held in Memory of Hindy Weinstock

Tova and Aviva Weinstock are again organizing the Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale in memory of their mother, Hindy Weinstock. All proceeds will go to Sharsheret to help support women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer.

The sale will be held on Sunday, May 8, from 7 to 10 a.m. at


Afikoman Gifts Are Part of Tomchei Shabbos Boxes This Pesach

While Tomchei Shabbos delivers fresh groceries every week to families who need it, we all know that Yom Tov shopping requires extra effort and is prohibitively expensive. To that end, Tomchei Shabbos has worked for weeks, creating boxes for these families with everything they need for Pesach. Included in them are 2,232


Mel Zachter Joins Emunah of America

Emunah of America’s President, Karen Spitalnick, announced the appointment of Mel Zachter as its fiscal operations consultant. Mel joins Emunah at a critical time in its continued growth, and will be a member of the senior cabinet of the organization, assisting in its efforts to enable Emunah Israel to provide essential care and


Highgate Terrace: The Work Has Begun!

Kudos to Mayor Norman Schmelz, who assured The Jewish Link that once “spring had sprung,” the long-awaited work to repave Highgate Terrace would begin. It is happening and we are almost as excited as the residents on the street. New sidewalks are being constructed with access ramps and associated concrete