Saturday, October 31, 2020

New Jersey

OU Kosher Presents Top Summer Questions from Consumers

New York—OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers received for the summer. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq_ou.org.

These questions are answered by Rabbi Benjamin Geiger, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline; the OU’s WebbeRebbe; and Rabbi Eli Eleff,


You Should Have ICE Worries Even If You Don’t Employ Any Immigrants

Many are aware of the import of Immigration in the US as a key issue, and the role the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) division of the Department of Homeland Security plays in making sure all follow the rules. What may be less known among many business owners is that ICE doesn’t only target illegal


Doing Atlantic City At Home The Legalization and Implementation of Internet Gambling in NJ

Internet gambling has recently been legalized in the state of New Jersey and will be implemented in November. This development is likely the next significant area of growth for what has been a relatively stable and mature industry domestically for the past 5 years. I will preface that I am not an anti-gaming moralist. I work with the industry and recognize the


YU’s Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel Appointed University Professer; Wins Goldstein-Goren Book Award

New York—Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel has been appointed a University Professor at Yeshiva University, the sixth faculty member in the entire University to be granted this prestigious distinction. His new title, bestowed upon him by YU President Richard M. Joel, designates him as the E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law. The


Ben Porat Yosef’s Walkathon Raises Funds and Celebrates Community

Ben Porat Yosef’s Fifth Annual Scholarship Walkathon took place on Sunday, June 17th and raised over $120,000. What makes this accomplishment even more extraordinary is that it was done through the efforts of about 150 BPY families who generated over 1500 donations—with most donations being $50 or under. Over 500 people participated in the


Standing Up to Bullying

I am Justin Sohn, an 8th grader currently attending the Moriah School located in Englewood, NJ.In 6th grade my friend Samantha Maza and I were both being bullied.Students would tease us about our friendship and we would leave school so upset that we did not want to attend school the next day.In 8th grade we had the opportunity


New Robotics Center At Boys Town Jerusalem Is A Legacy For The Future

Teaneck—Israel’s newest state-of-the-art robotics laboratory, a gift of New Jersey Superior Court Judge David Follender of Teaneck, was dedicated on May 22nd at Boys Town Jerusalem. “With this donation, Judge Follender has invested wisely in the future of the Jewish People and the State of Israel,” Israeli Supreme Court Justice Zvi Tal


Study: Almost Half Of Belgian, French, Hungarian Jews Mull Emigration

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Studies show that despite the fact that European Jewish life continues to be vibrant, 40 to 50 percent of the Jews in Belgium, France and Hungary are considering emigrating, some to Israel and others to North America.

In a report titled “European Jewry—Signals and Noise,” the Jewish People Planning Institute


Scouts of Bergen County

Bergen County—Two fingers go up in the air and a room full of boys goes quiet. Together, the boys declare their duty to God and country, duty to other people, and their commitment to obey the law. Jonathan Schachter, Cubmaster of Pack 613—the only Orthodox Cub Scout Pack in Bergen County—starts each pack meeting by leading the boys in the Cub Scout


Boy Scouts Meet and Compete While Camping

On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, Boy Scout Troop 226, sponsored by the Jewish Center of Teaneck, joined other Jewish Boy Scout troops from Silver Spring, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Cherry Hill, Highland Park, West Hempstead and Boston for the annual New Jersey State Boy Scout Kinus at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. Scoutmaster Daniel Chazin and Committee Chair Hal


Senior Safety Seminar Given to Teaneck Residents at Five Star

Teaneck—Close to 100 of Teaneck’s seniors came out  last week to attend a safety seminar sponsored by councilmen Elie Y. Katz and Yitz Stern, and Five Star Premier Residences, the luxury retirement community on Pomander Walk. The multi-purpose room at Five Star, located at 655 Pomander Walk in Teaneck, was packed with seniors residing throughout the town


When Should Kids Learn About the Holocaust?

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, the following question was asked our panel:

How much time, if any, should be devoted to teaching elementary school students about the Holocaust and to which grades?