Friday, May 20, 2022

Community News

Chabads Plan Lag B’Omer Unity Celebration

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, hundreds from the Jewish community are expected to come together at the Alpine Scout Camp for a lively outdoor family barbecue, complete with music, entertainment and games, in celebration of the joyous holiday of Lag B’Omer.



RJJ Yeshiva Plans Annual Dinner, Sunday, May 22

Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef of Edison (the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, aka RJJ) invites community members to its annual dinner on Sunday, May 22, where they will inaugurate a Ketivat Sefer Torah in honor of Rabbi Yaakov Busel, z’tl. The dinner will be held at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdell,


Bnai Yeshurun to Host Sara Yoheved Rigler

The adult education committee of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun welcomes Sara Yoheved Rigler, who will speak Motzei Shabbat, May 14, at 9:45 p.m. in the Old Main shul. Her topic is reincarnation in Judaism. She will discuss her newest book, “I’ve Been Here Before: When Souls of the Holocaust Return,” the product of eight years of research into


Jewish Genealogical Society Of NY Plans May 15 Program

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York invites members of the public to their next program, featuring three members of the executive council, who will each present a case study that demonstrates how they solved a genealogical research problem. The program will be held Sunday, May 15, on Zoom. There will be


Celebrate Lag B’Omer With the Bronx Jewish Center

Please join the Bronx Jewish Center (BJC) for its community barbeque on Wednesday, May 18 starting at 7 p.m. at the Bronx Jewish Center, located at 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461. The BJC will be celebrating the holiday of Lag B’Omer. All of your traditional barbeque-style dishes will take center stage! All are welcome. Social


Happy Birthday Israel!

Seven-year-old Tova Cohen of Teaneck decorated a cake for the State of Israel and her father, who share a birthday.


Livingston Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

Residents of Livingston and the surrounding communities were on hand on Wednesday evening, May 4, to remember Israel’s fallen on Yom Hazikaron and then to celebrate Israel Independence Day at a Yom Ha’atzmaut program. The event was hosted by Livingston Celebrates Israel, part of the


Touro Commemorates Yom HaShoah With Survivor Stories and Medical Ethics Lessons

(Courtesy of Touro University) Touro University, a leader in Holocaust studies, hosted two programs to mark Yom HaShoah and spread understanding of the world’s largest genocide. One event presented the firsthand testimony of a survivor who was enslaved in a work camp and forced on a death march, but who ultimately escaped with


Teaneck Council Introduces Eighth Historic Budget With No Increase to the Tax Rate

(Courtesy of Teaneck Council) The Teaneck Council is scheduled to adopt its eighth historic budget with a zero percent increase to the tax rate at its upcoming May 17 meeting. While neighboring municipalities and the local Board of Education continue to raise taxes by millions of dollars every year (despite declining enrollment), the


Emunah Brings Back ‘Women of Wonder’ Event

(Courtesy of Emunah) Emunah of America is proud to welcome back the Women of Wonder (WOW) event on Wednesday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., “In Person and Together Again.” The event will take place at The Space in the Flatiron District, a fabulous venue with a rooftop.

The WOW event honors and celebrates


Bris Avrohom Steps Up as Ukraine Crisis Continues

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) The Jewish community in Kherson, Ukraine thrived for the past 30 years. They had a shul, an early childcare center, a hot soup kitchen for adults, various Torah classes, holiday programs and more, yet it all came to an abrupt end with the devastating war, and its community of 1,150 people finds


West Orange Marks Yom Ha’atzmaut With Flag Raising

Welcomed by West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, more than 50 residents were on hand as the Israeli flag was raised at West Orange Township Hall last week, to mark Yom Ha’atzmaut. Israel Deputy Consul General in New York Israel Nitzan was the guest speaker.

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