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Upcoming Events at Lamdeinu: Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha’atzmaut

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) In the weeks immediately following Pesach, Lamdeinu will offer two special events commemorating the history of the Jews in the past century.

On Thursday April 28, Lamdeinu will present Learning for Yom HaShoah. At 11 a.m. Rabbi Gedalyah Berger will speak


JFSCNJ Plans Free Virtual Program for Sleep Hygiene For Mental Health Wellness

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) will hold a free virtual program, “Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep: Sleep Hygiene for Mental Health Wellness” with Dr. Joshua Tal on Wednesday, April 27 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Joshua Tal is a New York/New Jersey based psychologist specializing


Passover in Space: Astronaut to Blast Off With Matzah in Hand From Chabad

Eating hand-made shmurah matzah in space during Passover may sound like something out of a sci-fi film, but when four astronauts lift off tomorrow on the Axiom Space mission to the International Space Station, that is exactly what will happen, given the mission’s timing around the start of Passover, which begins this


Cong. AABJ&D to Host Rabbanit Shani Taragin After Pesach

In celebration of Israel’s 74th anniversary, the Doris and Dr. Ira Kukin Adult Education Program at Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will be hosting Rabbanit Shani Taragin on Shabbat Acharei-Mot, April 29-30. Schedule is still being finalized. Sponsorships are welcome.


Jewish Federation of MetroWest Offers Two Virtual Yom HaShoah Commemorations

On Wednesday, April 27 on Zoom, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University will offer two unique programs to commemorate the Holocaust. Register for one or both programs at https://bit.ly/3Kzbu8U.

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Congressman Josh Gottheimer Receives Matzah From Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Congressman Josh Gottheimer received matzah from Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky at the Bris Avrohom center in Fair Lawn. The congressman presented a proclamation to Rabbi Kanelsky proclaiming 120 days of education in honor of the Rebbe’s 120 thbirthday.


Manalapan’s Sons of Israel Hires Orthodox Rabbi

Rabbi Kenneth Brodkin set to complete shul’s Orthodox transition.

Congregation Sons of Israel in Manalapan has taken a huge step forward in its effort to reposition itself as a fully Orthodox synagogue. As reported previously in The Jewish Link, the shul reinstated its mechitza


Aid L’shalom Plans May 15 Event With Sara Yoheved Rigler in Montebello

(Courtesy of Aid L’Shalom) With the onset of spring and the resurgence of social events, organizations such as Aid L’shalom are quickly regaining their footing to once again raise money for those suffering with cancer. A cancer diagnosis uproots the lives of so many; and as patients embark on the painful journey of treatment and its side effects, Aid


Fleetwood Synagogue Hosts Shabbat HaGadol Drasha And Communal Lunch

(Courtesy of Fleetwood Synagogue) Fleetwood Synagogue joyously hosted a communal meal in honor of Shabbat HaGadol.

The day began with a special annual Shabbat HaGadol drasha by Rabbi Daniel Rosenfelt. This year’s topic explored why Shabbat HaGadol is always on Shabbat before Pesach,


The Digital Storytellers Lab Develops New Jewish Stories for A Modern Media Environment

(Courtesy of JWI) Digital Storytellers Lab of the Jewish Writers’ Initiative and Maimonides Fund have formally issued a request for proposals in search of digital media artists for an eight-month fellowship that gives digital storytellers the opportunity to kickstart the development of new, narrative digital audio/visual media exploring


Bellevue University Alum Selected to Receive Prestigious Fulbright Research Award

(Courtesy of Bellevue University) Bellevue University alumnus Faigy Mandelbaum has been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Research Award.

The Fulbright Israel open-study award is granted to three individuals each year on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the


The Lubavitcher Rebbe and Moshe Rabbeinu at 120

State lawmakers celebrated and remembered the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, on Monday, April 4, around the time he would have turned 120 years old. Schneerson was born on April 5, 1902, the 11 thof Nissan in the Nikolaev, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire, which is present

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