Monday, November 23, 2020

New Jersey

AI Sisterhood Hosts JEC High School Principal

Rabbi Ami Neuman, principal of JEC High School, giving a shiur in the Adath Israel Gan Yonina tent as part of the AI Sisterhood's monthly shiur series.

(Credit: Shaina Rosen)


Shalom Task Force Launches The Purple Fellowship

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Shalom Task Force is excited to announce the launch of The Purple Fellowship! The Purple Fellowship is a new national program for high school students, led by Shalom Task Force staff members Rocky Salomon, hotline service specialist, and Jeffrey Younger, marketing and outreach coordinator. Juniors


Dor L’Dor to Present Karen I. Treiger

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah is pleased to present Karen I. Treiger, attorney and award-winning author of “My Soul is Filled With Joy: A Holocaust Story,” speaking on Zoom on Tuesday, November 10, at 1:00 p.m. Her topic, marking the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, will be: “What Does it Mean to be


Rinat to Host Author of ‘The Yellow Bird Sings’

On Sunday, October 25, at 8:30 p.m., Congregation Rinat Yisrael will be hosting, over Zoom, an event with Jennifer Rosner, author of the acclaimed novel “The Yellow Bird Sings.” The novel is about a Jewish mother and her young daughter, a musical prodigy, who hide together in Poland during World War II. This


Virtual Community Dialogue on Diversity Planned for Oct. 29

“Embracing Our Diversity: Coming Together Against Bias,” a virtual community dialogue moderated by Nancy Kranich of Rutgers University, will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. The program is co-sponsored by East Brunswick Hadassah, the East Brunswick Public Library and the East Brunswick Human Relations Council.


Bris Avrohom Celebrates Sukkot

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom of Hillside made Sukkot special for the children of the community with two events. The first event was a magic show by Matt Cadabra and a fire and juggling show by Baruch Wilansky. The children enjoyed snacks and popcorn whilst giving the children the opportunity to make a bracha in


OJCC Looks to Spur Growth With Nov. 16 JBiz Expo

(Courtesy of OJCC) In an effort to empower everyone, to stimulate economic growth and to promote local community businesses, Lakewood Township and the Orthodox Jewish Chamber are hosting a JBIZ 2020 Expo at the BlueClaws Stadium, First Energy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All businesses are


Voting Electronically While Living Abroad

American citizens who live internationally or are in the military can still easily participate in the upcoming election in November. Qualifying citizens should contact their local county clerk’s office ( www.nj.gov/state/elections/index.shtm   and in NY,


Clifton Shul Finally Breaks Ground

The Passaic-Clifton community and local officials gathered—while observing COVID guidelines—this past Sunday to celebrate the start of construction on the new shul and mikvah building in the heart of the Clifton Jewish community.

“It’s a long-awaited day,” said Rabbi


Healing Our Community: CCSA, Refa'enu Team Up

On Sunday, October 18, Communities Confronting Substance Abuse (CCSA) and Refa'enu: Healing Our Community From Within, two community organizations dedicated to helping members of the frum community navigate mental-health and substance abuse struggles, hosted a webinar entitled “Finding Mental Wellness and


‘Deliver Together’ Wins Big In ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Living in the midst of a pandemic, we have been blessed with many new organizations and initiatives that have set out to combat the pervasive fear and isolation many now experience. Since its inception in April, Deliver Together, a chesed organization founded and run by current Rae Kushner Yeshiva High


Paramus Sephardic Community Welcomes New Rabbi

The Sephardic Community of Paramus (SCOP) welcomed its new rabbi just in time for the new year. Rabbi Aviram Biton, his wife, Shirel, and their baby daughter, Avigail, are looking forward to leading, and growing with, the community.

Prior to his start in the U.S., Rabbi Biton