Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Jersey

Isaias Wreaks Havoc

Tropical Storm Isaias left many downed power lines in its wake, which in turn left many residents and business owners without power or internet access. The storm, which wreaked havoc on Aug. 4, was PSE&G’s fifth most destructive storm and the most severe since Superstorm Sandy, according to a release put out by the utility


OU’s Project Community 2020 Delivers a Unique Teen Summer

After most travel, camp and other in-person summer programming were canceled due to COVID-19, Jewish community members struggled to find meaningful summer activities. In response, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) NCSY, Yachad and OU-JLIC collaborated to create Project Community 2020 (PC20), which provides teens,


‘Bringing Eruvin to Life’ Helps AllDaf Expand Its Reach

As the worldwide Daf Yomi community prepared to begin Masechta Eruvin this past week, OU’s AllDaf app added new content to its offerings. “Bringing Eruvin to Life” is a new video series on the app, featuring Rabbi Haim Jachter, a renowned expert on eruvin. A beloved Jewish Link columnist, Rabbi Jachter is also the spiritual


Dialogue on Jewish Marriage and Halacha Elicits Insights

It could be the wind-up to a classic joke: What do you get when you bring together a prominent congregational rabbi and Jewish educator, a veteran psychologist, a seasoned family law attorney, and a skilled journalist/moderator, coming together on the Zoom platform on a weekday afternoon during a tropical storm?


OU’s Torat Imecha Nach Yomi Celebrates Siyum on Yeshayahu

Torat Imecha’s Nach Yomi Program is dedicated by Eta Brandman Klaristenfeld in memory of her aunt Malka Nussbaum, Malka Esther Bat Tzvi Yoseph, z”l. With the goal of completing the 742 books of Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings) in two years, the program offers a daily podcast at the pace of a chapter a day.


OU Sends Teens to Help Rebuild Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged Community

Summer 2020 has been one for the books. The coronavirus pandemic forced teens across the world to cancel their summer plans and find alternative ways to spend their time. Organizations like the Orthodox Union (OU) have stepped in to fill the void, offering programming such as Project Community 2020 (PC20), an initiative


From Setback to Success: YU Creates a Summer of Opportunity

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) The advent of COVID-19 shut down many things, one of which was the summer positions Yeshiva University students had set up to improve their knowledge and enhance their résumés.

However, Dr. Noam Wasserman, dean of the Sy Syms School of Business; Dr. Selma Botman,


Ohr HaTorah of Bergenfield Runs HASC Chesed Event

(Courtesy of Ohr HaTorah) On Sunday, July 26, the sisterhood of Congregation Ohr HaTorah in Bergenfield ran a creative family chesed event to benefit Camp HASC. During the Nine Days, in the beautiful outdoor space that the congregation has been using for the outdoor minyanim, families got together to pack camp backpacks


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents Upcoming Events

Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care

This organization teaches participants strategies and techniques to help manage difficult behaviors and explore opportunities to engage and enhance loved one’s experiences.


Thank You, Utility Crew Heroes!

Teaneck’s Freida Rosenberg and Rina Klavan show their appreciation to the utility crew from Jacksonville, FL working to restore power outside their home last week.


Infectious Disease Specialist To Discuss COVID-19 at Ohav Emeth Event on Sunday

Responding to the continued uncertainties of the pandemic, Congregation Ohav Emeth of Highland Park will hold a talk by a shul member who is a well-regarded infectious disease specialist. Dr. Bruce Fisher, MD, will speak on “COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers” on Sunday, August 16, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.


Dor L’Dor to Present Rabbi Shmuel Goldin

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah is pleased to present Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, Rabbi Emeritus of the Congregation, author, dynamic lecturer and teacher speaking on Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. Rabbi Goldin will speak on “A Tale of Two Fasts: A Journey from Tisha B’Av to Yom Kippur.”