Friday, August 06, 2021

New Jersey

Van Cortlandt Jewish Center Plans Blood Drive

Due to the pandemic, blood is in especially short supply. To help out, Van Cortlandt Jewish Center and the New York Blood Center are having a blood drive on Sunday, August 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Jewish Center is looking for volunteers to


Congregation Bnai Yeshurun to Welcome Rabbi Jeremey Wieder

Congregation Bnai Yeshurun Adult Education Committee is pleased to welcome Rabbi Jeremey Wieder as scholar-in-residence on Shabbat, July 24. Rabbi Wieder will speak at 6:45 p.m. on “When Torah and Science Collide—The Response of Poskim to a Changed Science and its Application to Halakhah,” and following 7:45 p.m. Mincha, Rabbi Wieder


The ROC of NJ Explains: ‘Why Move to Raritan Valley?’

There may be many shuls across the region that use videos to convey the vibrancy of their kehillot. There may even be some communities where the different shuls and yeshivot unite to create a video that showcases their area. The ROC of New Jersey, uniting the Jewish communities of East Brunswick, Edison


Harbor Point, a New and Growing Jewish Community in Stamford

Erica and Elliot Safar were living in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with 15-month-old daughter, Nellie, and a dog when they decided to relocate to Stamford.

“We needed an easy commute into the city and while we didn’t know too much about it, the


Major Eruv Expansion Connects Bergen Towns

Residents of Hackensack, in the center of Bergen County, and those who visit the Hackensack University Medical Center, which regularly treats patients from surrounding Jewish communities, can now benefit from a kosher eruv that connects it to the towns of Teaneck, Paramus, Bergenfield and New Milford. The project, now


Yeshivat Noam Holds Successful Golf Outing

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Noam) Yeshivat Noam hosted a sold-out summer outing this week with 120 golfers and over 30 women in attendance. The outing, chaired by parent volunteers Noam Insler, Shlomo Hagler, Akiva Romanoff and Ross Rothenberg, was a fun day of golf and socializing at the


Rabbi Joshua Hess to Helm YI of East Brunswick

When the Young Israel of East Brunswick (YIEB) started its search for a new rav in the fall of 2020, the intent was to find someone who would be a good fit with its unique kehilla. After an active search, reviewing a number of well-regarded candidates, the members zeroed in on Rabbi Joshua Hess.


Two Orthodox Jews Make MLB Draft History

Jacob Steinmetz has accomplished every young baseball player’s dream: being drafted into major league baseball. The 17-year-old was selected in the third round by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the 77th pick overall.

This did not happen by chance, however. Jacob is a highly skilled


NNJ Holocaust Center and Keter Torah to Present ‘The Rabbi of Buchenwald’ Tisha B’Av Program

The program will pay tribute to the legacy of Rabbi Hershel Schacter, z"l.

(Courtesy of NNJ Holocaust Memorial & Education Center) The Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Center and Congregation Keter Torah invite you to a meaningful and enriching Tisha B’Av


Linden's Chazan Shimon and Diane Vogel Prepare for Aliyah

It is always sad when a community must wish farewell to one of its own. It is, however, a joyous occasion when a family takes the opportunity to make aliyah and enjoy a life in Eretz Yisrael. So it is very bittersweet that we bid a fond farewell to a longstanding, beloved and integral part of our Anshe Chesed


Benjamin Zatz Wins American Sephardi Federation Fellowship

Lifelong resident of Teaneck and current freshman at the University of Vermont Benjamin Zatz has recently been awarded the 2021 fellowship by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) for his accomplishments regarding the greater Jewish community and his scientific research.

Zatz, 19, was first


The JCC on the Palisades Is Coming Back to Life, In Person

Kids are splashing in the pool, seniors are greeting friends, men and women are working out in the gym. It’s back to normal—almost—at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. “I’m thrilled that every facet of our business that was operating pre-COVID is now operating again, although most, if not all are operating at somewhat

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