Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Jersey

Valley Chabad Academy of Jewish Studies Presents Learning Opportunities

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) Valley Chabad will be offering virtual learning opportunities this month in preparation for the high holidays.

1. The Power of Hope: A Pre-High Holiday Lecture:

Wednesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. with master storyteller


Rockland Boulders Jewish Heritage Night

Teaneck's Chaim Kiss sang Hatikvah at the Rockland Boulders Jewish Heritage Night on Aug. 13th.


Reinventing Internships in the Summer of Corona

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) As the summer of 2020 approached, the students in the Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women computer science departments saw many internship opportunities evaporate because of COVID-19.

This presented a serious problem. Not having a productive


Noam Golf Outing Goes On

(Courtesy of Yeshivat Noam) Despite uncertain circumstances and the need for social distancing, Yeshivat Noam hosted a sold-out summer golf outing at Montammy Golf Club. According to Director of Development and Communications Amy Vogel, “Players kept calling and calling. Golfers were excited to play,


Nina Bachrach Named CEO At Bergen Volunteers

(Courtesy of Bergen Volunteers) Nina Bachrach, of Englewood has been named chief executive officer at Bergen Volunteers, effective September 14, the agency’s board of directors announced today.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nina Bachrach as our CEO,” said David Warshaw, president of the


Lagana to Be Honored By Simon Wiesenthal Center

Throughout his years as a Paramus councilman and state legislator Sen. Joseph Lagana (D-Dist. 38) has tirelessly fought hate and intolerance, an issue of rising concern to the Jewish community as rates of anti-Semitism continue to skyrocket across the state and country.

“Sen. Joseph Lagana has


JFSCNJ to Hold Virtual Walk/Run + Choose Your Own Adventure

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) will hold a Virtual Walk/Run + Choose Your Own Adventure in support of the organization’s many services from Aug. 27-30. Participants can choose any type of activity and have friends, family and co-workers support their adventure on behalf of JFSCNJ. The event is being chaired by JFSCNJ


Rabbi Steven Weil to Lead FIDF

(Courtesy of FIDF) Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) announced the appointment of Steven Weil as its new national director and CEO to head the charitable organization beginning September 16. He will succeed Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir, who has led FIDF for six years of unprecedented organizational expansion.


OU to Train Baalei Tefillah Before High Holidays

(Courtesy of OU) As a result of COVID-19 precautions, many synagogues are creating multiple smaller minyanim for the High Holidays to accommodate their members, creating a shortage of qualified baalei tefillot to lead davening. To address this need, the Orthodox Union (OU) Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Services has


JFCS Webinar to Help Grads Navigate Job Market

(Courtesy of JFCS) Looking for a job as a recent college graduate can be a nerve-wracking and confusing experience. Throw in a pandemic and increased unemployment rates, and even a seasoned professional would find themselves overwhelmed. Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS)


Livingston/West Orange Chesed Committee Builds on Successes

The joint Livingston/West Orange Chesed Committee, which began even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, is continuing to operate in full force, adding new components weekly. Launched through a WhatsApp post in December by Co-Chair Renee Glick, the group now boasts over 200 volunteers. Co-administrators of the


Maplewood Jewish Center Dedicates Ner Tamid in Memory of Isaac Ostrovsky, z”l

The newly renovated Maplewood Jewish Center (MJC) added a spectacular final touch to its 125- seat, high ceilinged sanctuary. Commissioned as a memorial to Isaac Ostrovsky, z”l, a stalwart of the MJC, a Ner Tamid shaped like a rose was hung above the Aron Kodesh on August 6.