Saturday, January 28, 2023

Community News

Roseland Lights Menorah

Menorah lighting in Roseland, NJ, with Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz of Chabad of West Orange.


Spreading the Miracle of Chanukah in Yonkers

Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz of the Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone welcomed an entire week of festivities celebrating Chanukah, starting with the music of Mr. Shabbos, Keith Leaf’s amazing fire and juggling show, a gelt drop from a cherry picker and free hot latkes and sufganiyot at Yonkers’s Ridge Hill Shopping Center, where Yonkers Mayor


Masbia Delivers Gifts For Chanukah

(Courtesy of Masbia) Rabbi Zvi Nachman, author of “Halacha Matters,” husband of Masbia’s board co-chair and cookbook author Naomi Nachman, packed Chanukah gifts for children of widowed and divorced mothers, donated by Rite Lite Judaica; and high-end cuts of meat, donated by Prairie Street,


Union Y Swim Team Wins

(l-r) Rebecca Ettinger, Gavi Stadler, Shoshana Gilbert and Amalya Stadler of the Union Y Sharks swimming team after winning their meet against the Metro Marlins.


Dave Ramsey on Kosher Money – Part II

Thank you to all those who have commented on my recap of the Dave Ramsey interview on Kosher Money. Many of you have mentioned that they listened to the episode in full after reading my article. There were so many takeaways for me that I had to listen to it a few times. That compelled me to continue with “Part 2” of my review.


Tens of Thousands Attend Funeral for Rabbi Chaim Druckman, z"l

On Monday, December 26, tens of thousands of people gathered for the funeral of leading religious Zionist Rabbi Chaim Druckman, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 90. The funeral, which took place outside of Ashkelon, was attended by Israel's top religious and political leaders as well as Rabbi Druckman's immediate family and mass of


TVAC President Eric Orgen Named Hometown Hero

Eric Orgen, president of Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC), was recognized by Congressman Josh Gottheimer on December 16 as one of New Jersey’s Fifth District Hometown Heroes in a special ceremony that took place at the Fair Lawn Community Center. Orgen was nominated by TVAC


Ingenious Fun on Display at CIJE Robotics Competition

#Stemiscool seemed to be the mantra of the day as the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education held its first robotics tournaments for middle and high school students on December 13. Twenty-six schools came together to participate in a fun-filled arena at the Hebrew Academy of the Five


RPRY Celebrates Robotics Competition Win

In a message sent to school parents on Monday, December 19, RPRY’s Principal of General Studies Mrs. Chana Luchins stated: “As the Chanukah lights twinkle, I see the kedusha that emanates from all of our dear RPRY students. Recently, I was privileged to accompany our eighth-grade students to the CIJE Robotics


Federation Holds Security Training

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation) On December 13, Jewish Federation provided a “Run. Hide. Fight.” training at Kol Dorot in Oradell. This nationally recognized program helps train community members in what to do when faced with an active shooter. The training comes highly recommended by law enforcement across the


TABC Partners With Yeshivas Bais Mordechai For Morning Kollel

(Courtesy of TABC) Shacharit at TABC may not start until 8 a.m., but increasing numbers of students are starting their days nearly an hour earlier. Every day, first-year TABC rebbe Rav Ari Solomon, who is also a TABC alumnus, gives a morning chabura/shiur to TABC boys in Yeshivas Bais Mordechai down the street before they come to


Inspiring a Supportive Community: Shalom Task Force’s Annual Brunch

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Over 300 community members came out in support of Shalom Task Force (STF) at its annual brunch on December 11 at the Sephardic Temple. This year, STF honored Jenny Gerber as the Guest of Honor for her incredible dedication as an educational volunteer, advocate and board

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