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Friday, May 29, 2020

New Jersey

Beth Aaron Invites Newcomers and Potentials

Cong Beth Aaron has invited young couples from around the region to a “getting to know us” Shabbat, April 20th, Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim.

Reservations are a must in order to accommodate those attending – a Kiddush and lunch will be served following davening.  Spend an Oneg with Rabbi Larry Rothwachs and the Beth Aaron families  who are anxious to

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STEPPING UP TO SERVE

Chanan Schnaidman

With the rise in aliyah in recent years, it has become increasingly common for families to move from the United States to Israel. It is less common to see individuals who are so committed to living in Israel that they will leave their families to pursue living their dream. With this solitary move comes many adjustments, both material

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IDF Bound

I am fulfilling my dream. I’m 19 years old, living in the country of our people, and fulfilling the word of Hashem. I was raised in Teaneck, NJ and attended Moriah Day School. I went on to TABC in Teaneck for high school. Rabbi Yisrael Silverman and Rabbi Yosef Adler, the Mara D’Atra of my shul, Congregation Rinat Yisrael, excelled at

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Special Dayeinu for Yom Haatzmaut

Living most of my life in the United States, I knew Israel’s independence was not something to take for granted, and indeed to be celebrated at every opportunity. Nevertheless, with the pace of life there not focused on Israeli holidays, the ability to celebrate and commemorate Israel’s independence sometimes conflicted with business meetings, kids’ activities

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Volozhin, New Jersey?

Question: Which of the following students best represents the legacy of Volozhin? Orly, who does not know the meaning of most of tefillah; Josh, who loves learning Tanach, but has difficulty grasping interpretive approaches that include multiple steps, or Eli, who “Hates

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Chinuch Roundtable

This week’s panel of mechanchim answer the following question:

Does the use of technology in the classroom distract students or enhance their learning?

Rabbi Josh Kahn, Dean of Student Life, Torah Academy of Bergen County

As educators, we strive to actively engage students in the learning

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Yom HaShoah Commemorations

Englewood, Tenafly, Paramus and Teaneck events planned

Congregation Ahavath Torah of Englewood, in cooperation with East Hill Synagogue, Kol HaNeshama and Kehilat Kesher, is holding its annual Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Five survivors will be honored in a candle lighting ceremony. They will talk about their

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YACHAD Members Join South of Cedar Community for First Shabbaton in Area

YACHAD, an organization that brings together individuals with special needs and includes them in mainstream Jewish life, also brought together the South of Cedar Lane community in Teaneck for a YACHAD shabbaton on March 8-9.  The shabbaton was co-hosted by Arzei Darom, Netivot Shalom, and Ohr Saadya, the three synagogues in the area.

“It was exceptional to

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Israel Initiative is Launched in New York

New York - Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the National Council of Young Israel, has launched the Israel Initiative “to further enhance the work of the countless individual activists and groups who are dedicated to pro-Israel causes.”

The organization’s mission is “to encourage collaboration among the various organizations as

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Young Israel Launches “Call For Clemency Campaign”

Goal is to gain pardon for Pollard

(from combined services)

The national office of Young Israel is encouraging people to call the White House, when President Barack Obama leaves for Israel, to ask him to commute Jonathan Pollard’s sentence to time served. By April 8, he will have spent 10,000 days in prison.

As part of the

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Interfaith Scholars Discuss New Issues at Seton Hall

Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Can Help

South Orange—Father John T. Pawlikowski and Dr. Michael Berenbaum spoke about interfaith relations recently at the Marcia Robbins-Wilf Lecture Series of the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Jewish-Christian Studies (SRTF) at Seton Hall University.  Sister Rose, a fierce fighter against Roman Catholic

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Orthodox Leaders Meet With Legislators

Tuition Relief Is Main Agenda

Trenton—The OU’s “NJ Votes” initiative hosted its first annual Meet and Greet recently for 40 New Jersey state legislators and Orthodox community leaders representing 30 Yeshiva day schools.  The legislators listened to Orthodox concerns about tuition affordability and the need for some form of tuition

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