Friday, May 29, 2020

New Jersey

Springfield’s Erez Family Shows Appreciation to Trinitas Staff

The Erez family of Springfield was inspired to make face shields after viewing the instructional video by Dr. Scott Chudnoff, MD, OBG, of Teaneck, and which has been circulating on YouTube.

Aharon, a fourth grader, and Bailey, a second grader, who attend JEC in Elizabeth,


Union Y Goes Online

From infants to preschool, Y teachers conduct morning circle time under the direction of Nancy Kovacs. There are 10 classes available online now for Y students. Teachers are spending time taking online courses and getting new certifications.


Jewish Federation of MetroWest Allocates Funds To Meet Community Needs

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) The board of trustees of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ voted to allocate up to $1 million from the Emergency Reserves Fund to help meet the growing needs in our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This crisis requires a response


Ahavas Achim Members Share Favorite Shul Moments

Yes, the coronavirus precautions have separated us all from our shuls. But they have not loosened our attachment to the places we consider our spiritual homes.

In the interest of jogging people’s memories, and sampling some of the spectrum of warm feelings about the shul that unites us but is


The Apology of Edison Council Member Joshi and Why It Is Important

Two weeks ago, the Simon Wiesenthal Center learned about a Facebook post by Sam Joshi, vice chair of the Edison New Jersey City Council, who posted an inappropriate “joke” implying that the Jewish community in Lakewood was contributing to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the


Middlesex County Shul Rabbis Offer Haggadah Highlights

If there were Nielsen ratings for Jewish community online activities, this one might have topped the charts.

If the event were held in one of the larger shul buildings in town, the main sanctuary would have looked as crowded as Kol Nidre night.



Orgen, Schwartz Running For Teaneck Council

Karen Orgen: Candidate for Teaneck Council

Karen Orgen has been running on the streets of Teaneck with Deputy Mayor Mark (Mendy) Schwartz for 10 years. Now she is also running with him for a spot on the Teaneck Town Council. Along with Michael Pagan, the three form a slate under the


Mark (Mendy) Schwartz Seeks Third Term

Twenty-five-year Teaneck resident Mark “Mendy” Schwartz wears many hats each day. In addition to being deputy mayor of Teaneck, he is co-publisher of The Jewish Link of New Jersey, owns his own business, is a member of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) and a volunteer firefighter. He is also a founder and former longtime


Michael Goldsmith's Family Advocates for Experimental Drugs for Covid-19

Each day we learn of more people in the community who are suffering from the widespread Coronavirus, sending many to area hospitals where some are being put on ventilators. Bergenfield resident Michael Goldsmith, Moshe Eliezer haLevi ben Esther Tzipora, has been intubated since March 20, at Hackensack University Medical Center. His wife, Elana, wants to share


Growing Together When We’re Apart

Shomrei Torah launches digital shul platform to connect, engage and uplift community.

(Courtesy of Shomrei Torah) As COVID-19 continues to impose unprecedented disconnect for our Jewish communities, Shomrei Torah is establishing new ways to connect, engage and uplift its members.


OHEL Launches Thera-Zoom, a Tele-Mental Health Support Service, Now Available Nationally

(Courtesy of OHEL) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services announces the launch of a critical service that will provide accessible tele-mental health support to anyone in need nationally. This initiative will provide a multitude of much-needed virtual support tools to attend to the growing demands


Hundreds of Binghamton Students and Alumni Virtually Join for Shabbat 2020

(Courtesy of Chabad of Binghamton) Shabbat 2020, a program run each year at Binghamton University, was scheduled months ago for Friday, March 20. The signature program, conceived 26 years ago by the Binghamton Chabad Center and replicated in scores of locations around the world, planned to bring together over 2,000