Tuesday, January 25, 2022

New Jersey

Medical Supply Gemach Opens in Teaneck

Teaneck—After the death of Renee Chaya Levy of Teaneck seven months ago, her son Chaim, and her widower, Yehiel Levy, came up with the idea of establishing a much-needed medical gemachto honor her memory.

As anyone who has suffered an illness or experienced surgery recognizes, it is often expensive and certainly time-consuming to obtain all the many


Shelley Steiner Employee of the Month at Jewish Home

Rockleigh—Shelley Steiner, L.S.W., social worker at the Gallen Adult Day Health Care Center which is part of the Jewish Home at Home, has been chosen Employee of the Month for November 2013. Shelley, a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work, has been at Gallen since 2002.

Gallen provides supervised day programs to frail seniors, disabled


Al Qaeda’s Most Dangerous Stronghold

The Daily Beastreports that two Al Qaeda franchises are grouping at the Syria/Iraq border and using the region’s chaos to make things much worse. The blog says that “Hundreds of new jihadist fighters are flocking to this battlefield in the heartland of the Middle East. And with the civil wars in both countries all but certain to endure for the foreseeable


The Believer


In early 2011, a disgruntled former employee of the Palestinian negotiating team handed Al Jazeera the biggest leak in the history of the Arab-Israeli peace process. The Palestine Papers—a collection of internal emails, working papers, and meeting minutes—contained shocking revelations about the compromises Palestinian leaders had made during the


German TV: How Antisemitic is Germany?

BERLIN – The Jerusalem Postreports that German public television broadcast a documentary last week about modern antisemitism at the heart of German society. It shows the commonality between anti-Israel legislative initiatives from Green Party and neo-Nazi NPD party. Titled  Anti-Semitism Today: How hostile is Germany toward Jews?


It’s All About the Stories

When Michael Berenbaum came to Moriah a few months ago to talk to students enrolled in the Names, Not Numbers® program, I thought it was an interesting project, because remembering the past is all about people telling the stories of their lives. The students involved in the program are divided into groups of 4-6 students, and each group researches a Holocaust


Dear God: Thanks, But No Thanks

Eddie Murphy. Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Don Imus. Howard Stern. Soupy Sales. Marv Albert. David Letterman. Chuck Scarborough. All of us are employees of NBC. These are the people for whom I interned and worked for, the people with whom I rode the elevators and shared the same breathing space. The years were 1982-1986, and they were lofty years that I hoped would fulfill


Thankful for Thanksgiving Pies: Sisters Raise $80K for Sharsheret

Teaneck—Last Thanksgiving, 400 pies were baked in a private home in Teaneck, along with 250 loaves of pumpkin-cranberry bread. That’s a lot of sweets for one house. But don’t worry—it’s not just for one family. It’s a pie bake sale with a rich history and a message.

The goal of the bake sale, according to founders Sharon Wieder, a Teaneck


Sderot Hesder Yeshiva Celebrates its 18th Annual Dinner

The last time I was in Sderot was in the summer of 2005, only weeks before the Gaza pullout. What remained in my mind were images of freshly installed and painted missile shelters. This week, in Teaneck, I spent some time at Gotham Burger in Teaneck with Rabbi Dovid Fendel, the founding Rosh Yeshiva and dean of what is formally known as the Max and Ruth Schwartz


Yachad’s Summer Programs Grows for Individuals with Disabilities

On a given school day morning, sometimes as early as 6:00 a.m., Naphtali Tzvi Yehuda Soloveichik will be on YouTubewatching camp videos from his past three summers participating in Yachad’s camper programat Camp Morasha. For Naphtali, 17, who attends a private therapeutic school in


Race for Courage

Bergenfield—A parent of a chronically ill or disabled child or the child himself might view an all-expense paid, week-long luxury vacation as just an impossible dream. But Tziporah Wasserman of Bergenfield is working with Kids of Courage to actually make this dream a reality.

Kids of Courage was created to enable sick children and their families to


Cheryl Mandel Inspires At Frisch

A surprising source of inspiration came to the Frisch School on Wednesday with One Family Fund speaker Cheryl  Mandel .

One Family Fund (www.onefamilyfundtogether.org)  is Israel’s premier organization that supports and rehabilitates victims of terror and bereaved families in Israel.

Cheryl’s son Daniel, a 24 year-old Lieutenant in the

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