Saturday, December 04, 2021

New Jersey

Amid Record Growth, YCT Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

Modern Orthodox rabbinical school YCT welcomes new board chair Dr. Steven Laufer and board members Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, Dr. Jeremy Novich and Ariela Rosenberg-Brafman.

Laufer is currently a researcher at the Meyers-JDC-Brookdale Institute in Jerusalem. He previously worked as a principal economist at


Celebrate Chanukah With Lubavitch on the Palisades

In celebration of the holiday of Chanukah, all are welcome to join any of the following menorah-lighting ceremonies and family events sponsored by Lubavitch on the Palisades.

Sunday, November 28


TORA to Present Lunch And Lecture, Nov. 30

The next Teaneck Orthodox Retiree Association (TORA) lunch and lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 30 (second day of Chanukah), at Rinat Yisrael (389 West Englewood Ave.), and feature Rabbi Chaim Strauchler, the new mara d’asra of Congregation Rinat Yisrael. The topic will be “Finding Meaning in the Small


Chanukah Singles Event Planned in Highland Park

Orthodox singles, ages 20-40, are invited to participate in “A Hanukah Miracle: Singles Event” taking place on Tuesday, November 30, 7-10 p.m., at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park (216 South 1st Street). The event will include a menorah lighting at 7:30 p.m., hypnotist/mentalist Ronnie Baras, a short dvar


Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz and Rabbi Eli Belizon to Speak Thanksgiving Morning at CBY

This coming Thursday morning, November 25 (Thanksgiving Day), the CBY beit midrash is excited to present two pre-Chanukah shiurim beginning at 9 a.m. in the CBY social hall.

Internationally sought-after maggid shiur Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, director of semicha at RIETS and mara d’atra of Beis Haknesses of


Teaneck Community Leaders to Host Thanksgiving

Teaneck Community Leaders Hosting will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving for seniors, veterans, emergency service workers and families who need a free warm meal on Thursday,

November 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rain, which is located at 399 Water Street.


Social Media Tips and More as Foodie Community Networks at Pre-Kosherfest Dinner

Approximately 85 food bloggers, influencers and brand representatives gathered in Suffern, New York for the Jewish Food Media conference on November 8, the annual gathering an opportunity for both newbies and veterans to gain a greater understanding of how to use social media to


One Israel Fund Announces Jacqui Herman as Board President

(Courtesy of One Israel Fund) One Israel Fund, the premier organization in the United States providing humanitarian support and essential needs for the residents of Judea and Samaria, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jacqueline L. Herman of Englewood, New Jersey, as its new president of the board of trustees. Mrs. Herman


‘In the Tent of Torah’

Bergenfield’s Beth Abraham and RIETS Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger and RIETS Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Hershel Shachter were seen conferring in the beit midrash at Yeshiva University. (Credit: Eitan Pfeiffer)


Englewood Resident (and Brother) Launch Comedic Torah Podcast

Can a Torah podcast be funny, dramatic, insightful, and a little bit cheesy—all at the same time?

That was the idea when Englewood resident JJ Weinstein, along with his brother Danny Weinstein, began scripting and recording their new podcast “Pshat or Not.” Each episode


Shabbat Is Next Level at YU’s Wilf and Beren Campuses

(Courtesy of YU) Shabbat on the Beren and Wilf campuses has become a “must-stay” event for YU students, thanks to dynamic and creative programming that brings together insightful shiurim, inspiring divrei Torah, guest speakers, tefillot, onegs and, of course, delicious food. Even Havdalah is an occasion not to be missed!


Chabad of Passaic County Plans Car Menorah Parade 2021

(Courtesy of Chabad of Passaic County) The Chabad Center of Passaic County recognizes the crucial importance of bringing Chanukah’s message of light and hope to Wayne’s Jewish community. After last year’s amazing success, the Chabad Center will be making its second annual Car Menorah Parade on Monday, November 29, at 5:30 p.m.,

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