Saturday, May 15, 2021

New Jersey

JCRC-NY Hosts Interview With AOC

On April 5, JCRC-NY’s “Congressional Conversations” featured Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14). Executive VP and CEO Rabbi Michael Miller hosted these discussions about the Jewish community’s priorities with New York’s congress members.

Miller opened the virtual


Rutgers Jewish Fraternity Vandalized During Yom HaShoah Program

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office is investigating a prank perpetrated on a Jewish fraternity house on Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus during a Yom HaShoah program as a bias incident. The university community and administration have widely condemned the building being “egged,” apparently anti-Semitic act.

There were no


Chaverim Expands to Serve All Bergen County

Chaverim, a chesed group involved in non-emergency types of assistance to local residents in Teaneck and Bergenfield as well as travelers to the region for the past decade, is now spreading its wings to serve all of Bergen County, and changing its name to Chaverim of Bergen County.



YU President Speaks at Yom HaShoah Event in Dubai

(Courtesy of YU) On April 7, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University, joined Jewish and Arab leaders in Dubai for the first Yom HaShoah commemoration in an Arab country. The event was the outgrowth of years of work on the ground by a small, but very committed Dubai Jewish community, as well as high level


Beth Abraham Welcomes Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Rimon

Congregation Beth Abraham of Bergenfield hosted Rav Yosef Tzvi Rimon on Sunday, April 11, as part of the Mizrachi360 Program. Through this initiative, more than 360 Jewish communities worldwide will be hosting inspiring Israeli Torah scholars and speakers during the month of Iyar to mark Israel’s 73rd anniversary. Rav Rimon


Teens and Older Adults Bridge the Generation Gap at DOROT

(Courtesy of DOROT) Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in New York City and Westchester are invited to apply to DOROT’s 2021 Jewish Summer Teen Internship Program, a unique intergenerational experience that brings together a diverse group of teens and older adults for four weeks of fun, friendship, skill-building


800+ ‘Passover to Go’ Meals Distributed in West Orange, Livingston

(Courtesy of WO/Liv Chesed Committee) The West Orange/Livingston Chesed Committee raised more than $23,000, providing 870 “Passover to Go” meals to the community this year.

The packages included a ready-made Seder plate and meals for the first and last days of Passover, including


New York Life to Present Tax Webinar

With a multi-trillion-dollar stimulus package and a trillion-dollar-plus federal deficit, President Biden recently announced he is planning the largest tax hike since 1993. If you’re concerned about how these higher taxes will affect you, join the New York Life Webinar on Tuesday, April 20, at 12:30 p.m. to gain vital


‘Enhancing One’s Dating Potential’ Event Planned for Sunday, April 25

The Shnainu Shidduch Group of Edison and Highland Park invites community members to attend “Enhancing One’s Dating Potential,” a free, live Zoom event on Sunday, April 25, at 11:00 a.m.

The featured speaker is Aleeza Ben Shalom, a renowned professional dating and relationship coach. Ben


JFSCNJ to Present Widowed Support Group Virtual Information Session

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) will present a virtual information session on Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m., to determine if there is interest in forming a support group for widowed persons. The Widowed Support Group will be led by Nancy Rosenthal, LCSW, JFSCNJ therapist.


Edison JCC Plans Virtual Canasta Tournament

The JCC of Middlesex County invites canasta players to join its virtual canasta tournament on Wednesday, May 12, at Oak Tree Road in Edison. There will be Amazon gift card prizes for first and second place winning teams as well as a 50/50. Three games will be played and players can participate on canastajunction.com. The Zoom opening


CCSA to Host ‘Now What? How to Help Someone With Substance Abuse Issues’

Around 46% of Americans have a close friend or family member who struggles with substance use or addiction. When we expand this to include colleagues, peers or even members of our shul, chances are everybody knows somebody.

Addiction is a disease that affects every community – Jewish or not. As members