Monday, March 01, 2021

New Jersey

YU’s Ferkauf to Offer Marriage/Family Therapy Degree

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, part of the Yeshiva University system, has been training mental-health professionals for over 50 years. The school will introduce a new program this fall focusing on marriage and family therapy. The Marriage and Family Therapy MS (MFT) degree joins the four other highly


JLE Founder to Give Yahrzeit Shiur For Aish’s Rav Noach Weinberg, zt”l

Sam Kaplan and wife, Marsha, have been Teaneck residents for the past 42 years. Between davening at Beth Aaron, Shaare Tefila and Chabad, and this year, the Trafalgar Minyan, they have come to know a great many Teaneckers.

In 1985, the Kaplans and two friends now residing in Israel, Jeff Glazer


From Cairo to the Cloud: Cairo Genizah Goes Virtual

Teaneck’s Rinat Yisrael recently featured Professor Eve Krakowski, assistant professor of medieval Jewish History at Princeton, in a discussion of a controversial Maimonidean edict found among the thousands of rediscovered documents from the 1,000-year-old Cairo Genizah.

At the


Chabad NWBC Kicks Off ‘Shabbat500’

(Courtesy of Chabad NWBC) Five hundred challahs and Shabbat bags were distributed to families in Franklin Lakes and neighboring towns this past weekend as part of Chabad of Northwest Bergen County (NWBC)’s Shabbat500, a community-wide effort billed as “Get a Challah, Gift a Challah,” where participating


NNJ Holocaust Center to Present Holocaust Remembrance Week Program

(Courtesy of NNJ HMEC) The Northern NJ Holocaust Memorial and Education Center, in conjunction with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, is proud to present a virtual program and discussion in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week on Sunday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m., featuring Evi Blaikie, a child Holocaust


YUHS's Virtual Dinner Celebrates Essential Responders

(Courtesy of YUHS) On January 13, the Yeshiva University High Schools held their Virtual Dinner of Tribute, honoring essential responders. The event celebrated the tremendous impact these individuals have made on the YUHS community and the overall Jewish community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and raised $430,000 in support of the


A Conversation With Community Leader Ann Pava

(Courtesy of Young Israel of West Hartford) We truly believe that sending children to Jewish day school is the most important decision a family can make.

In 2019, the Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford and the Hebrew High School of New England merged to create K-12 Orthodox Jewish day school in West Hartford. The merged school,


Daughters of Israel Residents Receive Second Vaccine Dose

(Courtesy of Daughters of Israel) Daughters of Israel residents and staff members received their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on January 22. The day culminated with a spiritually uplifting ceremony led by Etan Hindin, director of spiritual care at Daughters of Israel. Hindin led residents and staff in prayers for


Valley Chabad Celebrates Tu B’Shevat With Family Trees

(Courtesy of Valley Chabad) On Sunday, January 25, students from Valley Chabad Hebrew School celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the traditional new year for trees with a focus on family roots.

Children were tasked with collecting names of their grandparents and great-grandparents and learning their


JFSCNJ Offers Pedestrian Safety and Fall Prevention

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) will be presenting “Heads Up Seniors! A Pedestrian and Fall Prevention Program” on Tuesday, February 9, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. This free one-hour program will be led by Danielle Pagani, MPH, CHES, of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ).


West Orange Mikvah Hosts Virtual Mixology Evening

(Courtesy of West Orange Mikvah) The Essex County Ritualarium, otherwise known as the West Orange Mikvah, hosted a virtual mixology fundraising event on Saturday evening, January 16. The fun evening, co-chaired by Renee Glick and Haley Vogel, included a presentation by Jewish mixologist Dammara Kovnats Hall, who instructed


JFCS Addresses Food Insecurity

(Courtesy of JFCS) For too many families in our community, food insecurity has been a constant struggle—a daily reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is still present in all of our lives.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ (JFCS), in Teaneck, has seen the impact of this virus