Monday, November 23, 2020

New Jersey

Natan Sharansky, Dr. Alan Kadish and Gil Troy On Jewish Oppression and Salvation

(Courtesy of Touro College) On Wednesday, October 14, Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish hosted Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy in an engaging and eye-opening discussion on the current situation in Israel and the consequences of missteps in the political arena. A Jewish political prisoner who spent decades fighting for


‘Shtisel’ Star to Host AMIT Academy Awards

(Courtesy of AMIT) Ayelet Zurer, star of “Shtisel,” “Munich” and “Angels & Demons,” will host “The Bessies,” AMIT’s Academy Awards, with special appearances by Mayim Bialik and musical superstar Idan Raichel. Nancy Spielberg, writer and producer, will serve as a guest judge of the student films. Named


Binge-Watching the Best of Israeli Cinema

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) For more than 20 years, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey has been bringing a taste of Israeli cinema to the community. Theaters from Wayne to Teaneck to Jersey City had special showings of featured Israeli movies. “The committee devoted months to previewing movies to make sure they were choosing the ‘best


Free COVID-19 Testing Available in Your Home

Throughout his almost 35-year professional career as a cardiologist, Dr. David Schechter has found that for many of his patients, following up with blood tests and immunizations is not a simple task. How much more difficult this has become in the current world. Standing in line for a COVID-19 test at an urgent-care facility often


Daughters of Miriam Annual Golf Classic Sees Record Turnout

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) The 40th Annual Daughters of Miriam Golf Classic hosted a record number of golfers who turned out to support this year’s tournament in memory of Golf Classic Co-Chairman David Kessler. Kessler, who passed away suddenly in May 2020, was remembered in a moving tribute that brought tears to


Holy Name and Sheba Medical Center Partner on Healthcare Innovation

Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck has partnered with Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan, Israel, in order to launch a variety of projects centered around digital medicine. These projects include enhanced telehealth experiences, population data analysis and advanced electronics health records.


New YINR Youth Directors Arrive Amid Pandemic

Hannah and Ben Book began their interview process for the position as youth directors at the Young Israel of New Rochelle (YINR) the night before COVID-19 broke out in New Rochelle. Since their arrival in August, they have demonstrated their flexibility and ability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances.


Dr. Erica Brown Opens Seventh Season Of Young Israel’s Women’s Initiative

On October 18, Young Israel of New Rochelle’s Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies opened its seventh year with a virtual event featuring Dr. Erica Brown and hosted by WIJS co-founder and Jewish Link writer and community editor Yvette Finkelstein.

Brown is the director of the


UJF Plans COVID-Safe Super Week Extravaganza

In a year where COVID-19 has created extreme hardship and needs within the Jewish community, locally, and around the world, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien’s (United Jewish Federation) Super Sunday is more important than ever. Federation CEO Diane Sloyer shared her thoughts about this


NYC Expats Head to Stamford

Since the onset of COVID-19, it seems that life changes on a daily basis. One such shift has been a dynamic exodus from New York City and other heavily populated areas, with people actively seeking to move to communities that offer spaciousness, amenities and a seemingly COVID-safer lifestyle.


Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy To Host Virtual Open Houses

The Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut (BCHA) invites parents to attend the school’s first-ever virtual open house for prospective lower school families on Monday, Nov. 9, 

7:45-9 p.m.

BCHA is a comprehensive pre-k through grade 12 Jewish


Stamford Shul Will Feature Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler, professor of Jewish medical ethics, professor of biology, and rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, will give a medical ethics shiur via Zoom on Sunday morning, November 22, at 10 a.m. The title of the program, which is sponsored by Congregation Agudath Sholom of Stamford, is “Two