Friday, February 03, 2023

Community News

First Bayit Association/Ohel Kumzitz Held This Past Motzei Shabbat

This past Motzei Shabbat, the Bayit Association and Ohel held their first ever program aimed at fathers and adult sons from New Jersey. The event was a beautiful kumzitz led by Rabbi Simcha Willig of Teaneck’s Keter Torah and took place at Teaneck’s Cong. Beth Aaron. Approximately 35 fathers and sons


Black and Jewish Communities Come Together to Discuss Antisemitism

“Where there is hate for one group there is hate for all,” said Sabrina Spector, associate director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

That was the central theme for a program held last week that brought together a largely Black and


Matan Heads to the USA

(Courtesy of Matan) The Matan Women’s Institute for Torah Studies, currently in its 35 thyear, continues to grow and innovate, offering new and exciting learning programs and events for students in Israel and around the world. Matan is led by its president, Rabbanit Malke Bina, rosh batei midrash and academic director,


YIEB Rabbi Visits His Shul’s Sons in Israel

Like many parents, Rabbi Yehoshua Hess of the Young Israel of East Brunswick spent Yeshiva Week in January visiting his son, who is spending a gap year in Israel. Unlike other parents, he also visited with other East Brunswick natives learning in Israel when he took about 11 of them to dinner.


GMW Right Start: A Gift for Your Whole Family

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of GMW) GMW Right Start provides a $1,000 gift voucher toward the cost of tuition for families enrolling their children during the academic year in a program for Jewish 2-year-olds for the first time.

A child’s early years are the most formative. What a child


Ma’adan Leads the Search for Kidney Donor for Carol Levy

Everyone who shops at Ma’adan knows Eli Shyker, deli expert and all around nice guy. Shyker and Jonny Shore, owner of Ma’adan, have been working together for a very long time and are also good friends. Shore describes Ma’adan as a family, and so Shyker and his wife, Carol Levy, are part of the “bigger Ma’adan


OU-JLIC Staff Come Together for ‘WinterCon’ Networking and Training

(Courtesy of OU) Nearly 100 OU-JLIC directors, national staff, OU staff and families from across the U.S., Israel and Canada gathered in Tarrytown, New York in January for a weekend of training and networking at WinterCon 2023.

Participants, many of


Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

Part II

(Courtesy of Hass and Zaltz) Creating an Estate Plan that includes a Revocable Trust, pour-over Will, Property Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Authorization


Ma’ayanot Honors Senior Athletes


Twelve Catalytic Converters Stolen Overnight in Teaneck

A release from the Teaneck Police Department has reported that twelve catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles across the Teaneck area at some point overnight between Monday, January 30 and Tuesday, January 31. Chief of Police Andrew R. McGurr announced the investigation of these thefts, of which the perpetrators are still at large.

According to the


Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Bloomfield Synagogue, Suspect in Custody


On Wednesday, February 1, a suspect in Sunday’s attack on Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, New Jersey was apprehended and in the custody of the FBI and Bloomfield Police Department, according to the township’s mayor.

Mayor Michael Venezia posted the following on Facebook: “I’m proud to announce that the suspect in the Temple Ner


Hatzalah Statewide Goes Global

If you’re a reader of The Jewish Link from the tri-state area, you are likely quite familiar with the lifesaving work and exceptional responsiveness of Hatzalah.

In the last few years, residents of and visitors to the broader region have been the beneficiaries of an expanded

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