Friday, May 29, 2020

New Jersey

The Union Y Nourishes Community With Kosher Meals

Marcy Fox, senior and adult director and kitchen supervisor, Philip Slepian, mashgiach, and the Y staff have been staggering hours to cover vital components necessary to keep building functions going without their regular indoor programming.


Bergen Middle Schoolers Unite for Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah is a meaningful day for Jews around the world, a time when we gather together to remember the 6 million Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime. Because of COVID-19 and the restrictions it has necessitated, Yom HaShoah looked different this year. Organizations and schools turned to platforms like


Westchester Shuls Gather for Virtual Holocaust Program

On Yom HaShoah, the Westchester Community gathered for a live virtual Holocaust memorial program, entitled “Testimony and Legacy, Marking 75 Years Since Liberation.”

YINR Rabbi Reuven Fink opened the event. “We’re living in very dark and difficult times. There’s much


Teaneck Ambulance Corps (TVAC) Faces Challenges

Throughout the many weeks since the coronavirus hit hard in Bergen County, the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) has been especially overwhelmed as they try to keep up with the increasing number of local emergencies. Comprising community members who are professionals, students, homemakers and retirees,


Kushner Juniors ‘Deliver Together’

As the isolation of the elderly in our communities continues, young people are putting their technological acumen to work in devising programs through which to help. Maurice Korish and Adam Hollander are juniors at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston. Both residing in Randolph, New Jersey, the two


Nearly 4,000 Participate in OU Women’s Initiative’s ‘Torat Imecha’ Nach Yomi Online Learning Community

(Courtesy of OU) As they look to join the daily online learning community, nearly 4,000 people are participating weekly in Torat Imecha, a Nach Yomi program from the OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union. The program has gained in popularity as more people become homebound with work, schools and shuls closed out of


Orthodox Union’s Yachad Launches ‘Yachad on Demand’

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading group for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, has launched “Yachad On Demand,” a new digital platform for those with special needs to communicate during these times when personal interactions are being stymied in light of the spread of


SINAI Schools Zoom Ahead

SINAI students across all seven SINAI schools moved to remote learning via Zoom beginning the first week of March. SINAI serves children with a broad range of special needs and complex learning disabilities, and the students have risen to the challenges inherent in online learning. They come to class enthusiastic, ready to learn


Update on Michael Goldsmith

As The Jewish Link went to print on our Pesach edition this past Monday evening, we received an update on the health and condition of Bergenfield's Michael Goldsmith. Michael has been fighting COVID-19 for a month now and is still on a ventilator. According to his wife, Elana, his doctors are decreasing his reliance on the ventilator and


Judaica Retailers Help Get Products to Customers

The Jewish Link contacted area Judaica suppliers to learn how they have adjusted operations in order to maintain the services and facilitate the sudden increased demand of products needed by the community, paired with mandatorily limited customer encounters, and especially with the approach of Pesach. Reuben Nayowitz, owner operator of


Ma'ayanot Donates to Hospital Workers

Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck collected donations of individually wrapped snacks and drinks as an expression of gratitude to local hospital workers for their heroic work. Many hundreds of snacks and drinks were collected at the home of Gabrielle and Daniel Altman in Teaneck.


Getting Creative With Board Games

Chutes and Ladders Driveway Edition: The Stelzer children take “board games” to a new level!