Thursday, February 02, 2023

Community News

Teaneck Celebrates Thanksgiving Lunch With Seniors


Touro Conference Scholars Explore Last Thousand Years of Jewish Leadership

(Courtesy of Touro University) A few hundred people, online and in person, visited Touro’s Lander College for Women in Manhattan in November for a two-day Touro University conference, “Jewish Leadership in the Past Millennium.”

Almost two dozen scholars and thought leaders


RPRY to Offer Unique Open House Experience

Yeshiva day schools promoting their elementary school programs have observed in recent years that open house events are generally not the most widely attended or best-received recruitment tools.

School leaders at the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison took stock of that fact and


OU Synagogue Initiatives Hosts Annual Executive Director and Administrator Conference

(Courtesy of OU) In November, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Synagogue Initiatives division hosted its annual Executive Director and Administrator Conference in Tampa, Florida. Since its inception in 2011, the conference has offered a unique networking opportunity that includes presentations by subject matter


Super Sunday Is Back at J Fed in the Heart of NJ

After years of pandemic and precaution related disruptions, the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey was happy to welcome scores of volunteers to make calls for their Super Sunday phonathon on Sunday November 20th at their offices in South River. The Federation’s Chief Communications Officer,


Elizabeth’s Adath Israel Celebrates Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Thanksgiving

(Courtesy of Adath Israel) On Rosh Chodesh Kislev and Thanksgiving morning, over 40 parents and children came together at Congregation Adath Israel for davening, a special hot breakfast and an exciting learning program. Rav Jonathan Schwartz gave an introduction and provided self-guided learning materials


Ohel’s Annual Gala Celebrates 53 Years of Unstoppable Momentum

(Courtesy of Ohel) Ohel welcomed more than 700 members of the community as they celebrated their 53rd Annual Gala on its traditional date, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

The theme was “Unstoppable.” The room where it happened? Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers,


Dr. Zvi Gitelman to Discuss War in Ukraine at Rinat

This Sunday, December 4, at 8 p.m., Rinat Yisrael, together with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, will present a talk on “Neighbors Killing Neighbors…Again: Jewish Perspectives on the War in Ukraine” given by Dr. Zvi Gitelman, professor emeritus of political science and Preston Tisch Professor Emeritus of


Showing Unconditional Love to Children and Loved Ones

On October 31, hundreds of people, in person and online, watched a panel discussion at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn on “Unconditional Love: Supporting Loved Ones Who Identify as LGBTQ.” Part two, Unconditional Love: Supporting Loved Ones Who Have Chosen an Alternate Direction in Their Jewish Observance,” will take


YU Library Book Talk to Feature Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman

(Courtesy of YU) Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman, assistant professor of Jewish education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School and assistant rabbi at the Kingsway Jewish Center in Brooklyn, will give an online book talk on Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., “Psyched for Torah: Cultivating Character and Well-Being


‘The Book Meshuggenahs’ to Hold Book Signing at Books & Greetings

The Book Meshuggenahs is a group of Jewish women who write children’s books for children and families across a spectrum of Jewish topics and themes.

On Sunday, December 4 at noon, three authors—Amy Losak (NJ), Karen Rostoker-Gruber (NJ) and Shanna Silva (NY)—will be signing their books at


Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Rabbi Chaim Jachter to Speak In Stamford This Sunday

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, an internationally acclaimed Bible scholar and a pioneer in Jewish education, will be speaking at Congregation Agudath Sholom on Sunday night, December 4 at 8:30 p.m. His topic will be “Stories in Sefer Bereishit That Explain How and Why We Pray.”


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