Monday, March 27, 2023

Community News

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


Rabbi Yissocher Frand Speaks in Manalapan

Rabbi Avraham Kalmanowitz uprooted the 350 staff and students of the Mir Yeshiva from Eastern Europe as World War II threatened its existence, arranging their move from Japan to Shanghai to Brooklyn, making it the only yeshiva to survive the Holocaust intact. It still operates there and elsewhere, including its


OU Leader From Highland Park Sees Impact of Ukraine War Up Close

Jeff Korbman of Highland Park worked for decades as a leader in Jewish Federations before taking a position with the Orthodox Union seven years ago. He currently serves as their director of foundations and strategic partnerships. In mid-January, Korbman went to Israel to get more familiar with the OU’s Israel office and the broad


Highland Park Community Kollel to Host Breakfast This Sunday, Jan. 29

The Highland Park Community Kollel invites members of the Highland Park/Edison community to its annual breakfast, on Sunday, January 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison. The Guest of Honor will be Dr. Arnie Lustiger. The Guest Speaker will be Rabbi Yehuda Leib Eichenstein Shlit”a, rosh hayeshiva of Rabbi Jacob

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