Friday, March 31, 2023

Community News

Youth Aliyah Brunch to Honor Israel at 75

Raritan Valley Hadassah invites the community to the organization’s first in-person fundraiser since COVID. The Youth Aliyah Brunch, celebrating the State of Israel’s 75th anniversary, catered by Jerusalem Pizza, will take place on Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim, 216 S. 1st Avenue, Highland Park. Guest Speaker


Bergen County CHADD to Present Q&A For Women With ADHD With Sari Solden

CHADD of Bergen County will continue its expert speaker series on Monday, March 6, at 8 p.m. when it presents an opportunity for a Q & A for women with ADHD with Sari Solden!

Psychotherapist Sari Solden, MS, is a pioneer in the field of counseling women and men with the strengths and struggles of


JLE Plans Purim Day Festivities

The Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County (JLE) invites the community to a late reading of the Megillah on Purim day at 4:30 p.m. Afterwards, join JLE for a Chinese buffet dinner with others in a warm, welcoming and joyful atmosphere. There is a $10/person charge for the dinner, and reservations are required. Jews of all levels and


Federation Offers Community-Wide Day of Service

Join the community on Sunday, March 19 for a day of hands-on service experiences to address real needs throughout Greater MetroWest. CommUNITY Mitzvah Day is an opportunity to put Jewish values of tikkun olam and tzedakah into action, making a real impact on the lives of others. Activities for volunteers of all ages–both in-person and


Tea Exhibit Comes to Bergenfield Library

The Bergenfield Library is featuring a new exhibit for the entire month of March. The library is showcasing a collection of unusual national and international teas, tea tags and other tea-related items from the vast collection of Bergenfield patron Roseann Ponchick, who has been collecting for over 35 years. Her unusual hobby has been


The Last Jewish Gangster

More than 300 screens tuned in to hear from Newark native, author and expert on the history of the Jewish mob in Newark, Myron Sugerman. “We honor our past with defenders of Jews against antisemitism and anti-Zionism and have hope for the future by planting seeds for a strong Jewish Greater MetroWest community,” said the


Cong. Ahavat Shalom Hosts Resin Workshop For Women in Teaneck Apartment Area

(Courtesy of Cong Ahavat Shalom) Over 55 women from the Teaneck apartments attended the sold-out resin workshop event on Motzei Shabbos, February 18. The event was organized by Stephanie Botvinik, sisterhood president at Congregation Ahavat Shalom, and run by Lisa from New Leaf


West Orange Sephardic Community Welcomes New Torah

On Sunday, February 19 the Pedoeem family of West Orange welcomed close family into their home to begin the process of completing and dedicating a Torah. Filled with excitement, each member of the family received a letter, along with Rav Aviad Klaff, who served as the broker, helping the Pedoeem


Senator Johnson, Assemblywoman Haider Visit Moriah With Teach NJ

On February 15, Teach NJ brought Senator Gordon Johnson (D) and Assemblywoman Shama Haider (D) to pay a visit to The Moriah School in Englewood where they were greeted by Head of School Rabbi Daniel Alter, Executive Director Erik Kessler and President of the Board of Trustees Ranit Shiff. The legislators were


Bris Avrohom Inspires Mitzvot

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Recently, Bris Avrohom arranged a bris for an adult. After giving him the name he chose, Avrohom, in memory of his grandfather, he decided to go one step further and asked what mitzvah he should commit to perform. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky suggested the mitzvah of tefillin, as that would be a


Linden Police Investigate Antisemitic Hate Mail Targeting Jewish Residents

Linden Police said an investigation is ongoing into antisemitic hate mail containing such frightening messages as “Hitler was right” sent to residents over the last several weeks.

The letters were mailed to dozens of Jewish residents, according to StopAntisemitism, a grassroots watchdog


YU Shows Strong Presence At OurCrowd Global Summit

(Courtesy of YU) It’s been three years since the world-renowned OurCrowd Global Summit has taken place due to the pandemic, and this year it returned, better than ever. Considered the largest business conference in Israel, the summit once again delivered on its promise as one of the world’s premier events in the tech

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