Monday, March 27, 2023

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Don Glaser Trio to Perform At Teaneck Library

The Don Glaser Jazz Trio will be performing at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, February 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ, 201-837-4141. Glaser will be performing with Elliot Zigmund on drums and David Kingsnorth on bass.


JFS MetroWest Receives Books for Reading Buddies

The RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties, a program of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, is excited to announce that as the recipient of Barnes & Noble Livingston’s annual Holiday Book Drive, they received over 850 books! Books collected will benefit RSVP’s Reading Buddies program, which matches


Holocaust Restitution Informational Evening to Present Dr. Avi Weber

The Gross Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Rabbi Israel S. Dresner Memorial Library & Lecture Series of Temple Beth Tikvah presents “Holocaust Restitution and Reparations: Past and Future Challenges” featuring Dr. Avi Weber. The program will take place on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.


JFCS Corner Market Holds ‘Fresh Start’ Event

(Courtesy of JFCS) The Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ (JFCS) Corner Market Food Pantry held their “Fresh Start” event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16. They invited their food pantry clients, and anyone who came—over 100 clients


Communities Volunteer at Yad Leah

(Courtesy of Yad Leah) In the month of January, the Yad Leah Volunteer Center in Passaic hosted many groups of volunteers including those from Congregation Shaarei Tefillah of Teaneck, Congregation Ahavat Shalom of Teaneck, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, Temple Emeth and local families


HIR Blood Drive Will Pay Tribute to Those Who ‘Saved Entire World’

To help cap the annual celebration of National Blood Donor Month, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale -The Bayit (HIR), located at 3700 Henry Hudson Parkway in the Bronx, will be holding its winter blood drive on Sunday, January 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The synagogue is marking the


Yavneh Academy Celebrates 80 Years

(Courtesy of Yavneh Academy) On Motzei Shabbat, January 7, Yavneh Academy celebrated the school’s 80th anniversary at its annual dinner. Mazel tov to Yavneh’s very deserving honorees, Guest of Honor Robbie and Adam Fried, Service Award Recipient Michelle Frohlich and Faculty Award Recipient Laya Levine.


RYNJ Holds 85th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of RYNJ) On January 10, more than 620 parents, alumni, faculty and friends gathered at Keter Torah for the 85th Annual RYNJ Dinner to pay tribute to three pillars of the RYNJ family: Aliza and Yaacov Apfelbaum were the Guests of Honor; Kayla and Etan Bluman received the Young Leadership


JFCS Brings Mental Health Counseling to Community Children

(Courtesy of JFCS of Northern NJ) A recent KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows there has been a 25.5 percent increase in children exhibiting mental health issues (anxiety and depression), with an “alarmingly high” number of attempted suicides among high school students. This paints a grim


New Kollel With a Twist Opens in Fair Lawn

What began four months ago as a limited limud program in anticipation of the High Holidays has morphed into a non-traditional kollel that is steadily picking up steam. The founder and man behind the concept, Isaac Tzahi Cohen, has a unique background himself. An Israeli who served in the IDF, he grew in his religiosity


Donation of Oranges Brings Florida Sunshine To JFSCNJ Food Pantry

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Kathy Fernandez, JFSCNJ Charlotte Shak Kosher Food Pantry Coordinator, received a surprise phone call earlier this week from Christopher Rueda of Truck and Go LLC of Roselle Park that resulted in a donation of 54 cases of oranges. Christopher contacted his company for advice when he realized he had a


Three Vehicles Stolen in Teaneck This Week

Several Teaneck residents shared on social media on Tuesday, Jan. 24 that they had cars broken into and stolen the previous night, either late Monday or early Tuesday. The victims reported that a group of criminals were searching for unlocked car doors in the northwest section of Teaneck. According to a statement from the

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