Thursday, July 02, 2020

New Jersey

A Nonstop (Car) Parade of Smiles

(Courtesy of Friendship Circle) As they waited for the car parade from Friendship Circle to arrive, Fran and her grandson, Yitzy, took turns holding a sign they had made for the occasion. It read “We miss and we love you, Friendship Circle,” and it encapsulated every emotion they and those who participated in


US Justice Dept. Sues Jackson Township For Anti-Semitism

Citing “extreme animus by some Jackson residents and township decision makers toward the Orthodox Jewish community,” the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against the municipality and its planning board.

The May 20 filing from the civil rights division of the DOJ charged that


Always in Session: Yeshiva University “ReImagines” Summer Session 2020

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University’s Summer Sessions is bigger than ever before, with more course offerings in a wider variety of subjects. Starting June 1, YU will be offering an enhanced and expanded summer session for high school, college and graduate school students to maximize their summer learning.

The “reImagined Summer


Seventh Grader Netanel Katz Launches ‘Simcha on Wheels’

Frustrated trying to plan a simcha during quarantine? Need a smile and a laugh during these trying times? Want to give a special person in your life the experience of a lifetime?

Netanel Katz, a seventh grader at Yeshivat Noam, has the answer. For his bar mitzvah chesed project, Netanel


Chabad of Englewood Brings Lag B’Omer Fun to Bristal Residents

Chabad of Englewood and the Bristal Assisted Living of Englewood, New Jersey, arranged for a very special and meaningful drive-by accompanied by local teens. Local teens joined the drive-by to bring joy and best wishes to the seniors at the Bristal Assisted Living.



‘Areyvut’ Connects To the Frontlines

Little did Teaneck resident Daniel Rothner, founder and director of Areyvut, anticipate that 18 years after founding his chesed organization its name would become the motto for combatting a worldwide pandemic. The Hebrew translation of “areyvut” is connectedness or responsibility, but the


Father and Son Help Keep Food Available for Those in Need

A New Jersey trial lawyer and his son, an accomplished wealth manager, have stepped up to ensure a local food pantry can keep up with the increasing demand it has experienced because of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Peter Till, of the Law Offices of Peter W. Till in Springfield,


CareOne at Teaneck Enjoys Poppy’s Pizza

CareOne at Teaneck would like to thank the Hindin family of Teaneck for getting Poppy’s Pizza for all of their staff members. The hard-at-work staff loved the pizza. Thank you so much for your generosity!


Lubavitch on the Palisades Plans Pre-Shavuot Virtual Learning With Rabbi Manis Friedman

In preparation for the giving of the Torah, Lubavitch on the Palisades presents a Virtual Shavuot Night Learning with world-renowned rabbi and speaker Rabbi Manis Friedman, who will speak on “We Received the Torah But Did We Get It? Finding the Silver Lining in Our Challenges.”

The class will take


Project S.A.R.A.H. Thanks Community for Support At Virtual Breakfast

(Courtesy of Project S.A.R.A.H.) Project S.A.R.A.H. thanks the community for joining them at their virtual breakfast to support the organization’s work with families experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Project S.A.R.A.H. recognized and honored


Valley Chabad Offers Zoom Shiurim

“These two words will change your life. A simple life-changing perspective to inspire you through corona and beyond.” That is the title of the Monday, May 25, lecture by the Valley Chabad Academy of Jewish Studies and Rabbi Dov Greenberg.

Rabbi Greenberg leads Stanford University Chabad and


JFCS-NNJ Wheels for Meals—Ride to Fight Hunger Goes Virtual

(Courtesy of JFCS) JFCS Wheels for Meals—Ride to Fight Hunger in a typical year features riders ranging from serious bike enthusiasts to families celebrating simchot gathering to pursue a meaningful cause. This year due to the pandemic the Ride is going virtual on Sunday, June 14.