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Friday, July 10, 2020

New Jersey

President’s Statement on Jewish Heritage Month

Congress declared May as Jewish Heritage Month in 2006 and President Obama was the only U.S. President to throw a party for it, but with the recent budget sequester, this year’s party has been cancelled. So has Fleet Week in New York, when thousands of naval personnel will not be visiting the city.

Jews have been in the Americas since the Inquisition, and as

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Chinuch Roundtable

In a continuing effort to get to know our wonderful mechanchim and hear their opinions about important issues and concerns facing our school aged children, this week’s panel was asked the following question:

To what extent should we allow our children to work through their social issues without parental involvement?

Rabbi Daniel Price, Head

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“To Bet Or Not To Bet”: The Question Of The Second Year In Israel

Jerusalem—“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” This inspirational quote, attributed to Canadian author Karen Lamb, has very interesting implications on something which has become almost a rite of passage in the American Modern Orthodox world: “the year in Israel.”

This “year in Israel” has been known to have a tremendous

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This Month: Grab the Bull by the Horns

As mentioned in our last column, we live life on two levels. There is the level we see, the everyday level. There is also a deeper level, the unseen. Being Jewish is a constant interplay between living life on the outer and inner levels.

In the same vein, last week we welcomed the month of Iyar. According to both the Talmud and your local horoscope pages, the

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JEdCamp: The Future is Now

A group of 75 educators from the tri-state area gathered at Yavneh last weekend for the first annual “JEdCamp” in New Jersey. “JEdCamp” is short for Jewish education camp, an innovative “un-conference” where participants gather in a vendor-free environment and “create” workshops and then lead them. There are no keynote speakers or pre-arranged sessions.

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The Truth About Orthodox Jewish Day Schools

A recent report by DNAinfo.com reporter Sonja Sharp starts out with a lie. She writes that “[M]ost Orthodox Jewish schools offer limited instruction in English, math and science, and some don’t teach them at all despite being legally required to do so.”

The hallmark of any good lie is that it contains a half-truth.  In Ms. Sharp’s reporting, it’s

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GEMACHS AND CHESED OPPORTUNITIES

BABIES AND CHILDREN:

Teaneck Bris Gemach

Bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, tefilos for mothers to say. Open to the Jewish community. There is no solicitation of funds. For information or to reserve  call Zissi at 718 704 6225.

Teaneck Baby Gemach

Collects baby equipment, clothing to size 5T,

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Check Your Umbrella

I dislike insurance companies. I really do; and that’s why it pains me to strongly advise that we spend a few more dollars to purchase additional coverage from our insurance companies.

If you live in Bergen County, you probably own or lease at least one motor vehicle and rent or own an apartment or home. If so, you certainly have an auto policy that includes

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Frisch RealSchool Holds 2nd Annual Yom Iyun

Frisch RealSchool ran its second annual Yom Iyun, Day of Learning on Sunday, April 14. RealSchool is an academic and extra-curricular program that engages students engage student-centered learning.  That means that students decide what and how they learn and then collaborate on projects where they  use their skills and talents to provide something of meaning

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Yom Hashoah at BPY

BPY 6th and 7th graders were visited by Holocaust survivors Goldie Schwartz and Rachel Gotleib as part of the school’s Yom Hashoah commemoration. The women spoke about their experiences in the concentration camps and told stories of heroism and miracles and impressed the students with the message of “never forget.”  All in attendance found their visit to the

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2013 BPY Dinner on April 30th

Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus will hold its 11th annual dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck. This year’s honorees are Sybil and Naftali Cohen of Englewood, Jonathan and Rachel Margolin of Teaneck, and Vicky and Raphael Nadel of Riverdale, NY.

Sybil and Naftali Cohen, whose daughter Eliana is a pre-K student at the school,

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Israel Comes To Englewood

If you can’t actually be in Israel to see, hear and feel the surge of emotions on Yom Ha’Zikaron – Israel’s memorial day, and the unrestrained joy of Yom Ha’atz’maut, Israel’s Independence Day, then the next best thing is to share in a community-wide celebration and display of unity and support for the State of Israel. On Monday evening, April 15, three

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