Wednesday, January 19, 2022

New Jersey

Buono Works to Shrink Christie’s Lead

Just weeks after Governor Chris Christie made a campaign stop in Teaneck, Democratic candidate Barbara Buono opened  up a Teaneck-based campaign office on September 16.

Three Teaneck council members have come out in support of Buono’s opponent, the incumbent Christie, but no Teaneck or Bergenfield council members have, as of yet, come out publically


Rep. Garrett Against Bombing Syria

Glen Rock—During Chol Hamoed, the singer Bono’s One Campaign to Electrify Africa (which wants to provide electricity to 50 million Africans) went to Congressman Scott Garrett’s Bergen County office to present a petition to ask Garrett to co-sponsor a bill on that subject. When other questions were raised in the conversation, particularly a question concerning


Local Inventor Partners with Israelis to “Reclaim the Toothbrush Holder”

Teaneck—Sidney Vidaver describes himself as “a creative person… and a lifelong Zionist.” But he never expected to have the chance to combine the two interests—and in a potentially money-making venture to boot.

The Teaneck resident is the inventor of the ReGripper, an innovative toothbrush holder designed for bathrooms in older houses and


Kaplen JCC Photo Exhibit

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will be featuring the photography of Teaneck resident Devorah Rosen Goldman in October in a one-woman show. “Everyday Israel: Through A Digital Lens” contains 28 black-and-white and color images capturing everyday cityscapes and landscapes throughout Israel. The community is invited to attend the opening on October


Glatt Express $10K Giveaway Winner Chosen

Teaneck—Gil and Kari Chachkes of Teaneck won Glatt Express’ $10K Giveaway contest last Sunday. Store owner Tammy Secemski and son, Dani Secemski, drew the winning ticket from a box filled with thousands of tickets from customers who spent $100 or more at the store.

Loyal customers, the Chachkes family sent Gil to the store after being called by the


Dr. Jack Mermelstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Hamilton, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) presented its E.C. Nurock Award to Jack S. Mermelstein, OD, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey during the organization’s September 21 stgeneral membership meeting and awards ceremony at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1978,


Join Team Sharsheret At The “ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” In NYC

Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting women and families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, will participate in the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 20.  Last year, more than 400 women, men, and children joined Sharsheret in Central Park for the walk and family fun


What a Difference a Generation Makes

As we agonized over the decision as to whether or not we should leave our lives behind us in Montreal and start afresh here in the Bergenfield-Teaneck community, we painfully grappled with the obvious decision that we would have to leave our handicapped daughter Naama Bracha behind in Montreal. The group home that Naama lives in, Maison Shalom has yet to be


Racing Through the Holy City

March through Zion and go around her, count her towers” (Psalms 48:13)

Aside from being the national capital of Israel and religious capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem has recently become a popular location for different types of racing events, both exhibitions and professional. The challenging geographical topography, along with the


Being Married is Not Always Easy

After my last article about a spouse essentially giving up frumkeit, several people expressed surprise to me about my suggesting that people must put in a tremendous amount of effort and do everything possible to resolve their differences, even if the result will be far from ideal. Indeed, that is the case in many marriages, though appearances may suggest everything is


Moriah Honoring Respect Week in October

New Jersey will be celebrating the 3rd Annual “Respect Week” during the week of October 7. The Moriah School will be honoring this week by running ongoing programs for we students about respect with an emphasis on online responsible behavior and good digital citizenship. To encourage this practice Moriah has hired Detective Melissa Straub of High Impact to


Camp Shalom _ Bergen County JCC in Washington Township

Washington Township—For the past five years, I have been bringing elements of Shining Mountain Center for Peaceful Childhood’s educational/therapeutic model to exceptional children at the Camp Shalom summer program at the Bergen County JCC in Washington Township, NJ.

Shining Mountain Center is dedicated to the work of Dr. Janusz Korczak (1879-1942), a

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