On a warm summer night a few weeks ago, I dialed into a Zoom meeting to learn more about a local organization that I’d heard of but didn’t really know the extent of what they did. At the risk of being overly dramatic, I’m grateful I dialed into that call because what I learned that night was life-changing.
On Sunday, July 18, Tisha B’Av, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Keter Torah and the Orthodox Union will present Rabbi Steven Weil on “A Covenant That Has Transcended the Millenia.”
(Courtesy of OU) The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, said that its 20 thannual Tisha B’Av program on Sunday, July 18, will not only focus on the traditional themes surrounding the destruction of both temples and other historical
(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold its 21st annual Play Fore! the Kids Golf, Tennis, Games and Entertainment event at Montammy Golf Club, Alpine, on Monday, August 2. Each year, this full day of fun raises vital funds for children with special needs,
(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) On June 28, United Hatzalah of Israel and WineDown, the wine-tasting game created by Shari Alter, hosted a singles event in Englewood with Aqua E Grano Kosher pizza at the home of Shari and Dr. Bobby Alter. The event was focused on bringing singles together and inviting them to become a part
This past May saw over 4,300 rockets fired into Southern Israel, forcing its citizens into safe rooms and shelters for 14 days. Threats have continued with incendiary balloons and other acts of terrorism. For those living in cities like Sderot in the Northern Negev close to the border with Gaza, signs of trauma are notable. The children are
Coming off a dynamic and highly successful three-and-a-half-year year term as national president of Emunah of America, longtime Teaneck resident Mindy Stein was elected to serve as one of the nine newly elected national officers of the American Zionist Movement. Working among seven women, Stein will serve as the vice president for
Factory 220, an event venue in Passaic, will be hosting Nissim Black for a concert to promote, and reintroduce patrons to, its entertainment events. The performance will take place on Thursday, July 29, and tickets will be sold on their website at
(Courtesy of Camp Moshava) Spending Rosh Hashanah in Camp Moshava is not a new idea. It’s something that Camp Director Alan Silverman has thought about many times, although because the High Holidays usually fall out later in the fall it is just too cold to be a real option. This year, with Rosh Hashanah falling out in early
(Courtesy of JFCSNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) board president Fred Kessler, Cranford, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the board of directors at the agency’s annual meeting that took place recently.
They are Jay Buchsbaum
The Jewish Federation continues to support and express solidarity with Israel and Israelis, via rolling mission visits from various digitary groups. One after the other, for weeks and from all over the country, diverse groups of rabbis and lay leadership have traveled to Israel and back in successive three- to
(Courtesy of myjewishlistings.com) Long-time friends Daniel Kramer and Doni Schwartz had great success with their online Passover program business, Passover Listings. On this