Wednesday, August 05, 2020

New Jersey

Valley Chabad Teen Leadership Initiative Plans Suicide Alert Workshop

Valley Chabad’s CTeen, in partnership with Gelt Charitable Foundation, is offering an evidence-based suicide prevention and mental health awareness workshop free of charge. The training will take place via Zoom on Thursday, June 4. Pre registration is required.


Middlesex JCC to Hold Blood Drive

The JCC of Middlesex County will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, July 1, to fill the urgent need for blood donations. The drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1775 Oak Tree Road in Edison. Appointments are required:


Union Y Celebrates Kitchen Staff With a ‘Masked’ Party

The Union Y sent a special thank you to the dedicated staff who have not missed a day of making meals for the community since March 12. A catered luncheon was enjoyed by all as Y began its reopening plans.


Teaneck’s New ‘Pedestrian Plaza’ Introduces Sidewalk Cafés

Mark Schwartz, deputy mayor of Teaneck, and The Jewish Link’s co-publisher, expressed pride in his community in helping local restaurants survive over the past three months, when many businesses experienced devastating, even catastrophic, losses. “The community did a great job of supporting the restaurants’ new take-out models,


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ Delivers More Than 150 Care Packages To Holocaust Survivors

(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) Through a very generous donation from KAVOD and the Seed the Dream Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ created and delivered “care packages” to 155 Holocaust survivors in our community. JFS staff worked tirelessly on finding vendors for much-needed supplies


Benny Friedman and Mordechai Shapiro Participate in OU’s Yachad ‘Battle of the Singers’

(Courtesy of OU) More than 5,000 people recently tuned into the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, raising $150,000 during its virtual “Battle of the Singers” that featured entertainers Benny Friedman and Mordechai Shapiro. The event


Sefer Torah Repairs Continue During Corona

Rabbi Yitzchok Weinberger of Soferlinks.com repairs the seams of a sefer Torah in Teaneck during the COVID-19 crisis.


Rachel Coalition Holds Drive-By Celebration

Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, had a “drive-by” celebration to honor Pam Fishman for her time serving as chair of the Rachel Coalition steering committee the past three-plus years and to welcome Robin Polson as incoming chair.


CareOne at Teaneck Sponsored Pizza For the Teaneck Fire Department

CareOne at Teaneck Director Simeon Ratner dropped off pizza and fries from Sammy’s, sponsored by CareOne at Teaneck, for the Teaneck Fire Department. CareOne at Teaneck appreciates everything that the Teaneck Fire Department does every day to keep us safe.


Global Women’s Concert to Benefit Neve Yerushalayim: Virtually Limitless

(Courtesy of Neve) A group of visionary minds and talents are coming together to create an unbelievable experience for women throughout the world. Never before has a production been put on at this level, where women can showcase their abilities and gifts to inspire Jewish women worldwide.



Highland Park/Edison Kosher Restaurants Get Set for Outside Dining Options

The past three months have been rough, financially, on many of us. And that’s particularly true for our kosher restaurants. So when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently gave the OK for outdoor dining, many restaurants seized the opportunity and made sure they had inviting outdoor dining options. These photos, taken


Orthodox Union Launches ‘Project Community’

(Courtesy of OU) With camp, travel and NCSY summer programs canceled as a result of the pandemic, the Orthodox Union (OU), has created Project Community 2020 (PC20), a summer initiative focused on engaging teens, college students and Yachad members. Launching across the U.S. and Canada on July 6, in conjunction with the OU’s NCSY, Yachad