Friday, May 20, 2022

Community News

Lawmakers Raise Alarm About New Criteria for Security Grants Aimed to Protect Houses of Worship

 CDC’s ‘social vulnerability index’ is added to Homeland Security grant applications, threatening grants to communities that are suburban. Under the new rules, the synagogues in Pittsburgh, Poway and Colleyville would have been unlikely to receive grants.

Synagogues and schools that fear terrorist attacks in New York and New


Riverdale Community Observes Yom Hazikaron

On Tuesday, May 3, the Riverdale community gathered at the Riverdale Y for a Yom Hazikaron tekes. The event was a collaboration between the Riverdale Y and the Riverdale Jewish Community.

Naama Amiel Berkman, Riverdale Y Israeli shlicha, opened the


Teaneck’s Eli Englard Receives IDF/President’s Award on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Staff Sergeant Eli Englard, an IDF lone soldier, was recently nominated by the commanding officer of his base for the President’s Award for Excellence. Later escalated by the commanding officer of the Nachal Brigade, it was ultimately ratified by the President of Israel, Yitzchak Herzog. Englard


NORPAC 2022 Mission to DC Connects Activists With Hundreds of Elected Officials

The annual NORPAC Mission to D.C., a tradition for well over two decades, makes a powerful impact on the citizen activists who participate and the hundreds of national elected officials and their top staff with whom they meet, because NORPAC leaders do their homework.



Arutz Sheva to Extend Jerusalem Conference in NY

(Courtesy of Arutz Sheva) Following Arutz Sheva’s announcement of holding its famous Jerusalem Conference in New York, followed by the broad participation of notable leaders from Israel and New York, the Conference’s directors decided to extend the program. The conference, taking place at the InterContinental Times Square hotel, will


Bayit Association Presents Webinar to Parents on Accessing Government Funding; To Begin Construction on First Home

When parents have a child with special needs, they enter a new world of education and therapies. What they also encounter is a myriad of complex government educational, regulatory and financial agencies, which often differ from city to city and from state to state. And just when parents become “experts” in navigating the system


Magen David Adom to Receive New Ambulance

This week, one of the first ambulances to come off the assembly line for Magen David Adom has been the Bergen County Ambulance. Since recent terrorist attacks in Israel, coupled by the world-wide chip shortage, which has hindered production of vehicles, MDA’s need for more ambulances in Israel has been


Yeshiva University Receives $1 Million In Federal Funding to Renovate Weissberg Commons

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University has secured a $1 million federal grant to renovate Weissberg Commons, a central gathering place on Yeshiva’s Wilf Campus in the Washington Heights section of New York City.

The grant is part of the $1.5 trillion


Touro Conference Addresses Contemporary Medical Issues

(Courtesy of Touro University) As part of the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, Touro University is focusing on the future as well as the past. A special anniversary conference held at Touro’s Lander College for Men highlighted this viewpoint. “Perspectives on Individual Autonomy and Community


Teffilateinu: New Initiative Focuses on Tehillim

(Courtesy of Teffilateinu) Over 100 kids from around the world tuned in on Monday, May 2 for the first-ever Tefillateinu Zoom event. It was an incredible sight, and the sounds were even more amazing. More Than 100 kids reciting Tehillim together for other kids in need of tefillot.



CoolKippahs Just Got Cooler

Grand opening celebration is set for May 22 in Teaneck.

Just over 15 years ago a customer came in to Judaica House, the original home of CoolKippahs, and asked if they offered a more customized or unique option for their son’s bar mitzvah


Dor L’Dor Plans Pre-Shavuot Lunch and Learn

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood, will be holding an outdoor in-person pre-Shavuot Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, May 25 at noon.

Rabbi Mordy Kuessous will be delivering an inspirational pre-Shavuot lecture. Rabbi Kuessous, associate rabbi at Congregation Ahavath

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