Monday, November 28, 2022

Community News

Maestro Itzhak Perlman Joins AMIT Children to Reveal AMIT Kfar Batya

(Courtesy of AMIT) AMIT presents “An Evening with Itzhak Perlman” on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Sony Hall in New York City, to reveal AMIT Kfar Batya ( http://kfarbatya.org), a center for educational transformation opening in 2025, in Ra’anana, Israel.

AMIT members


HP/Edison Community to Welcome Peace of Mind Visitors in November

The Highland Park/Edison Jewish community is gearing up to host their fifth unit of Israeli soldiers participating in the Peace of Mind program run by Metiv, The Israeli Center for the Treatment of Psycho-Trauma, in November. The community has previously hosted units every other year since 2012—until COVID-19 made inter-


Netivot Students Learn About Creation


Federation Presents Second Annual Glatt Kosher Food and Wine Expo in Englewood on November 7

There’s nothing like good food in a festive atmosphere to bring people together. With that in mind, The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey is holding its second annual Glatt Kosher Food Expo at Englewood’s Congregation Ahavath Torah next month. Federation plans to introduce its work to more people in the


Antisemitism Investigated in Livingston

The Livingston school district is investigating after several swastikas were found in the public schools since the start of the school year.

In the most recent incident, a swastika was discovered in a bathroom stall at Heritage Middle School. Previously, two swastikas and a racial slur were found at Livingston High School.

In a statement that was


Letter: Yeshiva University Launches New LGBTQ Initiative

Yeshiva University has announced a new initiative for its LGBTQ students, which will serve as an "Orthodox alternative" to the YU Pride Alliance. On Monday, October 24, YU President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman sent out a letter to the broader YU community to explain the initiative, signed by several of YU's leaders, including Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Kollel of


Yeshivas Sue NY State

In an effort to head off a “very dangerous development” of the state overstepping its legal authority in regulating what Orthodox yeshivas teach, a broad coalition of religious rights groups and yeshivas have filed suit against the New York State education leaders.

The 48-page suit, filed on October


Dash for Dignity 2022: Unlimited Fun, Endless Impact

Sunday, November 6 at Overpeck Park.

“You don’t have to run; just come!” exclaimed Jessica Katz, co-founder of Yad Leah, which is on a mission to ensure that every family in Israel has the clothes they need to confidently face their day with


Bris Avrohom Celebrates Sukkot

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Bris Avrohom celebrated its hakhel event with live entertainment which had children dancing in the sukkah. Bris Avrohom also prepared 250 sets of arba minim to give out to the community and sent multiple teams of volunteers to go out and ask if people wanted to participate in the mitzvah


Run (or Walk) to the Annual FCwalk in Livingston

Annual FCwalk now also a USATF 5K run!

(Courtesy of FC) The LifeTown campus is expected to host 2,000 people who will gather Sunday, October 30, for the annual FCwalk. This year marks the first that an official qualifying 5K run has been added. The fun-filled event also


Ohr Saadya Kids Visit CareOne Residents on Sukkot

(Courtesy of Ohr Saadya) The children of Congregation Ohr Saadya visited the residents at CareOne for a Sukkot gathering on Friday, October 14. Children from second to sixth grade got to know residents and worked with them on a project to decorate pots and plant flowers.


New Book in Newark School Curriculum Alarms Jewish Community

The introduction into the sixth-grade reading curriculum in Newark schools of a book depicting the daily life of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy living in Ramallah under the oppression of Israeli occupation has drawn alarm in the Jewish community that it could promote antisemitism.

The book, “A

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