Monday, June 14, 2021

New Jersey

Ben Porat Yosef’s Walkathon Raises Funds and Celebrates Community

Ben Porat Yosef’s Fifth Annual Scholarship Walkathon took place on Sunday, June 17 thand raised over $120,000. What makes this accomplishment even more extraordinary is that it was done through the efforts of about 150 BPY families who generated over 1500 donations—with most donations being $50 or under. Over 500 people participated in the


Standing Up to Bullying

I am Justin Sohn, an 8 thgrader currently attending the Moriah School located in Englewood, NJ.In 6 thgrade my friend Samantha Maza and I were both being bullied.Students would tease us about our friendship and we would leave school so upset that we did not want to attend school the next day.In 8 thgrade we had the opportunity


New Robotics Center At Boys Town Jerusalem Is A Legacy For The Future

Teaneck—Israel’s newest state-of-the-art robotics laboratory, a gift of New Jersey Superior Court Judge David Follender of Teaneck, was dedicated on May 22 ndat Boys Town Jerusalem. “With this donation, Judge Follender has invested wisely in the future of the Jewish People and the State of Israel,” Israeli Supreme Court Justice Zvi Tal


Study: Almost Half Of Belgian, French, Hungarian Jews Mull Emigration

( Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Studies show that despite the fact that European Jewish life continues to be vibrant, 40 to 50 percent of the Jews in Belgium, France and Hungary are considering emigrating, some to Israel and others to North America.

In a report titled “European Jewry—Signals and Noise,” the Jewish People Planning Institute


Scouts of Bergen County

Bergen County—Two fingers go up in the air and a room full of boys goes quiet. Together, the boys declare their duty to God and country, duty to other people, and their commitment to obey the law. Jonathan Schachter, Cubmaster of Pack 613—the only Orthodox Cub Scout Pack in Bergen County—starts each pack meeting by leading the boys in the Cub Scout


Boy Scouts Meet and Compete While Camping

On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, Boy Scout Troop 226, sponsored by the Jewish Center of Teaneck, joined other Jewish Boy Scout troops from Silver Spring, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Cherry Hill, Highland Park, West Hempstead and Boston for the annual New Jersey State Boy Scout Kinus at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco. Scoutmaster Daniel Chazin and Committee Chair Hal


Senior Safety Seminar Given to Teaneck Residents at Five Star

Teaneck—Close to 100 of Teaneck’s seniors came out  last week to attend a safety seminar sponsored by councilmen Elie Y. Katz and Yitz Stern, and Five Star Premier Residences, the luxury retirement community on Pomander Walk. The multi-purpose room at Five Star, located at 655 Pomander Walk in Teaneck, was packed with seniors residing throughout the town


When Should Kids Learn About the Holocaust?

In a continuing effort to get to know our wonderful mechanchimand hear their opinions about important issues and concerns facing our school-aged children, the following question was asked our panel:

How much time, if any, should be devoted to teaching elementary school students about the Holocaust and to which grades?



Ruderman Family Foundation Awards AMIT $50K For Innovative Disability Programs

New York, June 25, 2013…..AMIT, a network of 108 schools and programs in Israel, is the recipient of a $50,000 Ruderman Prize in Disability, presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation of Boston.  The prize recognizes organizations operating innovative programs and services dedicated to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in


Lander College for Men Announces Winners of Jacob Goldfinger Memorial Mathematics Contest

TABC Junior and Frisch Sophomore Tie for 2nd Place

New York, N.Y., June 25, 2013 – Martin Rubin, a sophomore at the Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) in Riverdale, N.Y., won first prize at the fourth annual Jacob Goldfinger Memorial Mathematics Contest at Touro’s Lander College for Men (LCM). Rubin was the second-place winner in the 2012 competition.


FACE OFF: Book Review:

Holocaust scholars Michael Berenbaum and Rafael Medoff read the same book and sent in their reviews.

Giving Credit to FDR Where Credit Isn’t Due

By Rafael Medoff

Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which is based in Washington, D.C. and focuses


When Election Day Becomes Groundhog Day

You may remember the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray’s character, meteorologist Phil Connors, relives the same day over and over. The way things are shaping up politically, voters in New Jersey will soon be experiencing their own version of Groundhog Day.

After the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg, the rumor mill immediately began

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