Saturday, December 04, 2021

New Jersey

Fans Cheer Their Runners in the NYC Marathon


Yad Leah Dash for Dignity Nears Fundraising Goal

Overpeck Park was overrun with over 1,000 of Yad Leah’s volunteers, supporters, runners and families decked out in this year’s blue tees and filling the amphitheater staging area for the 2021 Dash for Dignity 5K, kids’ run and family walk races.


An Evening in Memory of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, zt”l

For Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt"l, the much-revered former chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, conversation was a form of prayer. In that vein, Rabbi Proops of Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center and Rabbi Klibanoff of Congregation Etz Chaim, both in Livingston,


Federation Series Trains Community to Fight Antisemitism

As antisemitism rises on college campuses, online and in communities across the state and country, members of the Jewish community have grown increasingly frustrated in attempting to staunch the alarming trend.

However, instead of sitting at a computer engaging those posting anti-Jewish views or Israel


Edison Enjoys Inaugural Women’s Rosh Chodesh Event

More than 125 women from across the Edison/Highland Park Jewish community attended the Women’s Rosh Chodesh inaugural event that took place on Motzei Shabbat, November 6, in the social hall of Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison.

Organized by Marla Rottenstreich, Sara Scott, Vickie Krief


Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies Brings Dr. Carol Meyers to YINR via Zoom

Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) at Young Israel of New Rochelle is proud to present Dr. Carol Meyers on Sunday, November 14 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom. She will be the second speaker of the 2021-2022 season in the monthly scholarly programming offered by WIJS at YINR.

Dr. Meyers will


Stamford Chevra Kadisha Sponsors Schoke JFS Bereavement Groups

(Courtesy of Stamford Chevra Kadisha) The Elayne and James Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County has received a grant from the Stamford Chevra Kadisha to expand the Kuriansky Family Counseling bereavement support programming for those who might need assistance before, during or after the loss of a loved one.


Chidon HaTanach: ‘From Plague to Healing’

Inside the historic sanctuary of Manhattan’s Congregation Adereth El, eight contestants awaited their chance to show off their knowledge of Tanach, as part of the U.S. finals for the 2021 International Chidon HaTanach, on Sunday evening, November 7. The Chidon, hosted by the World Zionist Organization and the Israeli


Passover Programs Provide Buffet of Culinary Delights

A recent poll conducted by the popular Facebook group Passover Program Reviewsrevealed what may be obvious to anyone who knows anything about Jews: participants of Pesach programsvalue food more than anything when booking a


22 MTA Community Members Receive Semicha at RIETS Chag HaSemikhah

(Courtesy of MTA) MTA is proud to announce that 22 members of its yeshiva community received semicha at the RIETS Chag HaSemikhah on October 31, celebrating the ordination of the Classes of 5778-5780. Nineteen members are alumni, which is the highest number of musmachim from any yeshiva high school, and three are current MTA


OU Remembers Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l on His First Yahrzeit

“Great leaders create great leaders” is an oft-quoted phrase in many of the recent tributes to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, whose first yahrzeit was marked on the 20th of Cheshvan. Many of the illustrious speakers who paid tribute to this giant of Torah and chochma cited Rabbi Sacks’ life-changing meeting with the Lubavitcher Rebbe in


Webinar on Divorce Options Will Be Held November 9

When divorce is fought like a war, the fallout makes it harder for couples to rebuild their lives, not to mention the devastating impact it could have on children. Today there are several paths leading to a healthier outcome for couples considering divorce. If you are considering divorce, or you are a professional

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