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 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
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
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
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
(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
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.
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
(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
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
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
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