Monday, June 27, 2022

Community News

WTA Marches in Israel Parade With 3D Printed Instruments

WTA was proud to once again be marching up 5th Avenue with the Celebrate Israel Parade! In line with their innovative take on practical STEAM education, this year, students chose to design and 3D print their own instruments to play as they marched.


SAR Celebrates Israel at the Parade

After a two-year long hiatus, hundreds of students in grades 4-12, faculty and staff represented SAR Academy and SAR High School at the Celebrate Israel Parade. Several SAR students kicked off the parade marching with New York Governor Kathy Hochul. It was a thrill to march, sing and dance up Fifth Avenue together


Jerusalem Conference 2022 Expands to New York City

On May 22, the Jerusalem Conference convened at the Intercontinental Hotel Times Square, coinciding with the Celebrate Israel Parade. The conference’s goal was to bring the Jewish community and Israel’s supporters together, stimulating discussion about Israel-American Jewry relationships and Jewish identity and raise


Chabad hosts BBQ for Jewish Military Families

(Courtesy of Kosher Troops) On Sunday Pesach, Sheni U.S. Air Force Chaplain Yitzchok Lerman and his wife, Bina, hosted a barbecue for Jewish military families. Rabbi Lerman, a reservist who is also the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Rutherford and the director of Chabad of the


Englewood Community Hosts Chai Lifeline Englewood Friends and Fun Shabbaton

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) On May 13-14, over 125 girls impacted by pediatric illness and dedicated volunteers came together for Chai Lifeline’s annual Friends and Fun Shabbaton in Englewood, New Jersey. The retreat, organized by Lori Schlakman and Deborah Berger, started off with a pre-Shabbat welcome event at the East Hill


Hidden Sparks Taps Veteran Jewish Day School Administrator as New Director of Education

Tamar Appel will spearhead educational initiatives.

(Courtesy of Hidden Sparks) Hidden Sparks, the leading nonprofit focused on providing Jewish day school educators with the tools to support the broad range of learners in mainstream classrooms, has named Tamar Appel as its incoming


Linden’s Congregation Anshe Chesed Celebrates 108th Anniversary

(Courtesy of Congregation Anshe Chesed) Last week congregants and friends of Linden’s Congregation Anshe Chesed celebrated the community and honored four individuals who have made a tremendous impact on the community at the 108th anniversary shul dinner. As Rabbi Yossi Katz phrased it, “we ate


Rep. Josh Gottheimer Visits Yavneh Academy

(Courtesy of Office of Josh Gottheimer) On May 24, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), during Jewish American Heritage Month, visited Yavneh Academy and spoke to middle school students about his work as co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across the aisle to find common ground, leading


Yavneh Academy Connects With the Past

Last Wednesday evening, Yavneh Academy held an extraordinary evening of Holocaust remembrance, commemoration and connection as the eighth-grade graduating class showcased their months of hard work and creativity in a presentation the audience will never forget.


Lamdeinu’s New Semester Begins June 9

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) Join Lamdeinu on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June for a month of inspiring learning!

Lamdeinu’s schedule kicks off on Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. with Rabbi Gedalyah Berger, who will explore “How and Why We Mourn: Hilchot Aveilut.” At


Senator Joe Cryan Visits Cheder Yaldei Menachem

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Senator Joe Cryan, who represents District 20 of New Jersey, came to visit Cheder Yaldei Menachem. He was inspired seeing the happy children, the professional staff and most of all the security measures on premises.

Shterney Kanelsky, executive director, and


Local NJ Olympic Skater Hailey Kops Visits Jewish Home

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) West Orange native Hailey Kops, who skated in the 2022 Olympics for Team Israel, visited the Jewish Home Assisted Living this week.

Kops spoke about her successes in the junior Olympics, her decision to walk away from figure skating when she graduated high school

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