Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Jersey

Bronx Jewish Community Center Hosts Community Dinner

Please join the Bronx Jewish Community Center for the next community Shabbat dinner on Friday May 7, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Bronx Jewish Center, located at 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. The BJC will be welcoming back the Bronx community!

All the traditional style dishes will take center


SAR Panel Remaps the Home in the Age of Corona

On April 21, SAR virtually presented “Remapping the Home in the Age of Corona,” the final installment of its three-part “Living Through Change in the Age of Corona” Zoom series. The evening’s panelists included Rabbi Jonathan Kroll, SAR High School’s principal; psychiatrist Dr. Michelle


Rebbetzins Share Insights at HP/Edison Mikvah Event

The Lefkovits Family Park Mikvah presented a “Virtual Evening of CommUNITY” on April 25. The event featured an entertaining and engaging program of inspiration with local rebbetzins from area synagogues: Rebbetzin Chaya Drucker, Rebbetzin Surele Eichenstein, Rebbetzin Tamar Feldman,


All Are Invited to a Special May 11th Shiur By Rabbi Ari Marburger on Hilchot Ribbis & Commercial Real Estate

When taking out a mortgage on a Jewish-owned property, do you first consider the potential return on your investment, or do you research the halachot surrounding the transaction? What about borrowing from a Jewish-owned lending company? Do you first calculate the monetary benefits? Or is your first thought on hilchot ribbis and


Rabbi Chaim Strauchler To Take the Helm at Rinat

Teaneck’s Congregation Rinat Yisrael recently appointed Rabbi Chaim Strauchler as its new rabbi, replacing Rabbi Yosef Adler, who is retiring after leading the shul since 1979. Rabbi Strauchler comes to Rinat from Shaarei Shomayim Congregation in Toronto, Canada, where he’s been the rabbi since 2008. Previously, he was


Rabbi Elliot Schrier Named Mara D’Atra of Bnai Yeshurun

After an exhaustive 18-month rabbinic search and interview process, punctuated by a global pandemic, Rabbi Elliot Schrier was named mara d’atra of Teaneck’s Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (CBY). The role became available when Rabbi Steven Pruzansky announced plans to make aliyah in 2019, after more than a quarter century serving at


Vandal Hits Four Riverdale Shuls

The New York Police Department’s 50th precinct and its Hate Crimes Task Force are investigating multiple acts of vandalism perpetrated on four separate Riverdale shuls between Thursday night, April 22, and Saturday night, April 24, and again on Monday night, April 26. Rocks were thrown at the Riverdale Jewish


US Chidon Contestants Place Among Top Six

Local winners include White Plains' Beni Romm and Highland Park's Elana Rosenblatt.

All three of the U.S. contestants at the Worldwide Chidon HaTanach held on Yom Ha’atzmaut in Jerusalem placed among the top six winners. Beni Romm, a senior at


Nishmat/Mizrachi Canada Conference To Tackle the Big Issues

Is “selfie culture” impacting your children’s self-esteem? How does halacha play a role in mental health considerations when determining psak halacha? Egg freezing poses several fascinating halachic, hashkafic and ethical considerations, but did you know this technology could possibly help agunot situations?


ALYN Hospital Rolls Out ‘Wheels of Love’ in the US

ALYN Hospital, located in Jerusalem, Israel, is one of the world’s premier hospitals in the field of pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation. In a recent interview with The Jewish Link, Maayan Aviv, executive director, American Friends of ALYN Hospital, commented that ALYN is “the best-kept secret in


OU Offers Grants for Back-to-Shul Initiatives

(Courtesy of OU) One of the most profound ways the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Jewish community over the past year was the initial closure of and the subsequent limitations on synagogues. Now, as more congregants have been vaccinated and individual state regulations on indoor public gatherings have eased, the Orthodox Union (OU), the


JFNNJ Plans Upcoming Programs

Ze’ev Lavie Abraham Accords: The Path to a New Middle East

Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m.

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce is a leading economic organization representing the private business sector in Israel.