Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Jersey

Lubavitch Center Judaica Celebrates 25 Years in West Orange

Rabbi Boruch and Devorah Klar, co-directors of the Lubavitch Center of Essex County, are set to celebrate the store’s silver anniversary by “strengthening our original mission,” said Devorah.

According to Rabbi Klar, opening the store was a labor of


This Shabbat, Join the OU and ‘Resolve Together’ To Recognize the Good

(Courtesy of OU) While COVID-19 has disrupted our community in so many ways, the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, is partnering with at least 21 synagogues in three countries this Shabbat, August 22, to highlight the good that has


A ‘Shabbos Walk’ Redefined

Fleetwood welcomes new families on a socially distanced walking tour of the neighborhood.

(Courtesy of Fleetwood Synagogue) Think of it as a Sukkah Hop without the sukkahs.

Moving into a new community can be difficult even in the best of times. During this


BCHA Center for Community Education’s Inaugural Event Addresses Race and Judaism

The Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy’s Center for Community Education, located in Stamford, Connecticut, recently hosted its inaugural event, “Race and the Jewish Community.”

The audience at the Zoom event was welcomed by BCHA Head of School Jaclyn Herman. “The Center for Community Education


Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright Holds Virtual Town Hall on Combating Anti-Semitism

(Courtesy of SWC GAIP) On Tuesday, July 28, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright hosted her second annual discussion with leaders in New York State on how to address the alarming rise in cases of anti-Semitism and hate crimes. The distinguished panel included JCRC-NY President Cheryl Fishbein, Executive Director of the NY


Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin Discuss Theological Responses to COVID-19

(Courtesy of CCE) The Center for Community Education (CCE), a project of the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy of Connecticut, is proud to sponsor an important dialogue with Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg and Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin on “Theological Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

It will


Chief Rabbi of South Africa to Address Stamford Community

Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, will be giving a pre-Rosh Hashanah lecture via Zoom on Sunday, August 30, at 11:30 a.m. The program is being sponsored by Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford. His topic will be “The Journey of Personal Transformation.”



New Rochelle Artists to Be Featured in Exhibit

The Thomas Paine National Historical Building, recently designated as a national landmark, will be opening its doors to the New Rochelle Art Association for an art exhibit featuring work by five local artists. The exhibit is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, through Sunday, September 6, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Closed on Labor Day,


BPY Students Launch Mask-Making Initiative for Tzedaka

This summer, Rosie Moche, Sadie Kestenbaum, Sophia Stein and Natalie Solomon, 9 and 10 year old students at Ben Porat Yosef, created Bead-It Corona, a mask production business. The girls have raised $1,500 to date, with payments still pending, and hope to continue their business throughout the


Restaurant Owner’s Son Volunteers His Time as Outdoor Dining Resumes

A local kosher restaurant in Teaneck, in keeping with COVID-19 safety guidelines, is offering socially distanced outdoor dining where servers wear masks at all times. Captured on July 20th is a photo of the restaurant owner’s 10-year-old son serving a delicious steak tartare appetizer. The parents described their son’s


‘Eitan Barenholtz Builds’ Offers Affordable Furniture Assembly in Bergen County

Being at home has afforded people lots of time, in many cases time to place online orders. However, those ordering items requiring assembly have faced special challenges as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with fewer people available and willing to help put the items together. Enter Eitan Barenholtz, rising 10th grader at Torah


Bergenfield’s Shayna Eizikovitz Designs Custom Bracelets and Keychains for Bat Mitzvah Project

Inspired by her upcoming February bat mitzvah, Shayna Eizikovitz of Bergenfield is helping children in need. Eizikovitz is selling her own handmade bracelets and keychains, and donating all proceeds to Beit Elazraki Emunah children’s home in Israel. Beit Elazraki Emunah helps at-risk Israeli children who lack a safe home