Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Jersey

Bris Avrohom Launches ‘A Protection And Hastening of Moshiach Campaign’

In keeping with its indomitable energy, increasing activities and unequalled creativity, the Bris Avrohom organization headed by Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, based in Hillside, New Jersey, is launching its newest project, “A Protection and Hastening of Moshiach Campaign.” The campaign is being launched in the month of


Rutgers University Professor Authors Book About the Life of Yiddish

Yiddish may be the “mother tongue” of the Jewish people, but who knew it also has its own gender, political affiliation and personality?

Apparently Dr. Jeffery Shandler, distinguished professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, knew because he wrote an entire biography of the


JCC Manhattan Chief Executive Officer Levitt to Retire

(Courtesy of JCC Manhattan) The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Chief Executive Officer Rabbi Joy Levitt, announced plans to retire in December, after leading the New York City nonprofit organization through a remarkable run of nearly 25 years.

Rabbi Levitt joined the JCC in 1997 as program


OU’S Yachad Will Present Top Speakers for Chizuk

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities, has announced its April and May virtual speaker series dates to provide inspiration and chizzuk to families of individuals with disabilities. The sessions are being held monthly and feature such top Jewish speakers as Rabbi Judah


OU Women’s Initiative Annual Conference To Discuss Post-Pandemic World

(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative’s annual Leadership Summit will focus on one of the biggest issues impacting the Jewish world today—how to reimagine leadership and community in a post-pandemic world. The confab will take place April 25–April 27 and will bring together women from across North America. The



Lockdowns, quarantining, and evading social interactions have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to the virus, self-isolation can be seen as a way of keeping safe and secure. Outside of the confines of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this isolation can be detrimental.

In an


Raritan Valley Hadassah Explores Aliyah

In honor of Israel’s 73rd birthday on Yom Ha’atzmaut, the Raritan Valley Chapter of Hadassah presented a Zoom discussion, “From Highland Park to Israel: What’s It Like to Make Aliyah?” Four former residents of Highland Park discussed the motivations, challenges and rewards straight from Israel,


Bruriah High School Announces New Addition

Bruriah announced that beginning next fall, Yael Kaisman will assume the new role of mechanechet. Kaisman has been an integral part of the Bruriah family for over four decades and this new role will enable her to interact with and support students across the school. Kaisman will continue to teach the entire senior grade, adding an


Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center to Host Speaker Michelle Gewanter

Please join the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center on April 29 at 7 p.m. from the safety and comfort of your own home to hear Memory Keepers Generations Forwardspeaker Michelle Gewanter.

Michelle tells the story of her grandparents to honor


Young Israel of West Hartford Major Fundraiser to Spotlight Susie Fishbein

On Sunday evening, May 2, at 8 p.m., world-famous kosher chef and author Susie Fishbein will highlight the Young Israel of West Hartford’s major fundraiser, “Celebrate by Design.” Susie’s wildly successful “Kosher by Design” series has already sold over 500,000 copies worldwide, and has led to hundreds of personal appearances


Lag B’Omer Celebration Planned At the Bronx Jewish Center

The Bronx Center is inviting the entire community in celebration of the holiday of Lag B’Omer on Thursday, April 29, starting at 7 p.m. There will be a mouth-watering barbeque in addition to music and a warm and inviting atmosphere. It’s time already to get out, enjoy the company of your neighbors and have fun. Social distancing will be


Riverdale Remembers Two Fallen Israelis

On Tuesday, April 14, the Riverdale community gathered to mark Yom Hazikaron. Shani Aslan, Israel’s Emissary to the Riverdale Y, welcomed both in-person attendees and a virtual Zoom audience. “There’s a phrase ‘they honor the living.’ Tonight, we honor the people who sacrifice their lives for