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JEdCamp: The Future is Now

A group of 75 educators from the tri-state area gathered at Yavneh last weekend for the first annual “JEdCamp” in New Jersey. “JEdCamp” is short for Jewish education camp, an innovative “un-conference” where participants gather in a vendor-free environment and “create” workshops and then lead them. There are no keynote speakers or pre-arranged sessions.

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The Truth About Orthodox Jewish Day Schools

A recent report by DNAinfo.com reporter Sonja Sharp starts out with a lie. She writes that “[M]ost Orthodox Jewish schools offer limited instruction in English, math and science, and some don’t teach them at all despite being legally required to do so.”

The hallmark of any good lie is that it contains a half-truth.  In Ms. Sharp’s reporting, it’s

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GEMACHS AND CHESED OPPORTUNITIES

BABIES AND CHILDREN:

Teaneck Bris Gemach

Bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, tefilos for mothers to say. Open to the Jewish community. There is no solicitation of funds. For information or to reserve  call Zissi at 718 704 6225.

Teaneck Baby Gemach

Collects baby equipment, clothing to size 5T,

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Check Your Umbrella

I dislike insurance companies. I really do; and that’s why it pains me to strongly advise that we spend a few more dollars to purchase additional coverage from our insurance companies.

If you live in Bergen County, you probably own or lease at least one motor vehicle and rent or own an apartment or home. If so, you certainly have an auto policy that includes

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Frisch RealSchool Holds 2nd Annual Yom Iyun

Frisch RealSchool ran its second annual Yom Iyun, Day of Learning on Sunday, April 14. RealSchool is an academic and extra-curricular program that engages students engage student-centered learning.  That means that students decide what and how they learn and then collaborate on projects where they  use their skills and talents to provide something of meaning

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Yom Hashoah at BPY

BPY 6th and 7th graders were visited by Holocaust survivors Goldie Schwartz and Rachel Gotleib as part of the school’s Yom Hashoah commemoration. The women spoke about their experiences in the concentration camps and told stories of heroism and miracles and impressed the students with the message of “never forget.”  All in attendance found their visit to the

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2013 BPY Dinner on April 30th

Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus will hold its 11th annual dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck. This year’s honorees are Sybil and Naftali Cohen of Englewood, Jonathan and Rachel Margolin of Teaneck, and Vicky and Raphael Nadel of Riverdale, NY.

Sybil and Naftali Cohen, whose daughter Eliana is a pre-K student at the school,

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Israel Comes To Englewood

If you can’t actually be in Israel to see, hear and feel the surge of emotions on Yom Ha’Zikaron – Israel’s memorial day, and the unrestrained joy of Yom Ha’atz’maut, Israel’s Independence Day, then the next best thing is to share in a community-wide celebration and display of unity and support for the State of Israel. On Monday evening, April 15, three

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The Fair Lawn Beis Medrash

Continuing A Community Growth Initiative

In December of 2005, a group of members from Shomrei Torah met with representatives from Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future to discuss a plan to achieve community growth in Fair Lawn. From those initial conversations grew the inauguration of the Torah Enrichment Center in September 2007. The goal was to

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Beth Aaron Invites Newcomers and Potentials

Cong Beth Aaron has invited young couples from around the region to a “getting to know us” Shabbat, April 20th, Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim.

Reservations are a must in order to accommodate those attending – a Kiddush and lunch will be served following davening.  Spend an Oneg with Rabbi Larry Rothwachs and the Beth Aaron families  who are anxious to

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STEPPING UP TO SERVE

Chanan Schnaidman

With the rise in aliyahin recent years, it has become increasingly common for families to move from the United States to Israel. It is less common to see individuals who are so committed to living in Israel that they will leave their families to pursue living their dream. With this solitary move comes many adjustments, both material

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IDF Bound

I am fulfilling my dream. I’m 19 years old, living in the country of our people, and fulfilling the word of Hashem. I was raised in Teaneck, NJ and attended Moriah Day School. I went on to TABC in Teaneck for high school. Rabbi Yisrael Silverman and Rabbi Yosef Adler, the Mara D’Atraof my shul, Congregation Rinat Yisrael, excelled at

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