Sunday, June 04, 2023

Community News

Israel, Saudis Talk Normalization

Talks reportedly being held under Bahraini mediation, pressure from the Biden Administration.

Israel and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in negotiations for a potential normalization agreement under Bahraini mediation for the last day, Channel 12 News correspondent Sapir Lipkin


Reintroduced Congressional Bill Aims to Counter Hatred in Palestinian Textbooks

(JNS) Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) has again put forward th e Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to address the problem of racist incitement in textbooks that the Palestinian Authority and the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for


YU Commencement Is More Than a Graduation

Yeshiva University’s 92 ndannual commencement ceremony is the living story of Jewish destiny; Honors Iron Dome inventor Dr. Daniel Gold, Holocaust survivor Emil Fish and YU class of 2023.

(Courtesy of YU) Celebrating its graduates, the leaders of tomorrow, Yeshiva


Dor L’Dor to Focus on Georgia O’Keefe

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood will present a brunch and art lecture on Georgia O’Keeffe by its in-house artist and art lecturer Sheryl Intrator Urman on Monday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. Following the lecture the group will travel to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to view the new Georgia O’Keeffe


Celebrate Israel Block Party to Take Place June 4 in Manhattan

The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York announces the inaugural Celebrate Israel Block Party in New York City on June 4. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 63rd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue in New York City. This free, family-friendly event will provide a unique opportunity for attendees of all ages to


Go Behind Broadway With the Jewish Historical Society

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is presenting “An Evening with Broadway Director Jerry Zaks” on Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m. It will be a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on before a Broadway show debuts onstage. The virtual event will be held on Zoom.

Former Patersonian and


Join JLE for Shavuot ‘Dessert and Learn’

The JLE (Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County) invites lesser-affiliated Jews to a Shavuot afternoon “Dessert and Learn” on Shabbat, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of mouthwatering kosher dairy and parve desserts while learning about Pirkei Avot, a treasury of advice, ethics and wisdom from our sages.


Capacity Crowd Gathers For Teach NJ Dinner

The energy in the room was palpable.

You could see it in the passionate declaration by the final speaker of the evening, Maury Litwack, managing director of the OU and founder of the Teach Coalition, that “this isn’t a dinner, it’s a


NJ Jewish Business Alliance Event Features ‘Antisemitism And Its Impact on Business’

Smart businesspeople are alert to all the significant threats to the success of their operations. The really shrewd businesspeople also make plans to proactively respond to those threats and to engage others in their orbit in that effort.

In that spirit the New Jersey Jewish


ACHI to Join IDB Bank Float At ‘Celebrate Israel’ Parade

In 2003, almost two decades ago, Suzanne Weilgus of Monsey founded “ACHI-American Communities Helping Israel.” Her founding committee consisted of former classmates from her YUHSG (Central) High School, now dispersed in several communities around the country including New York, New Jersey, Maryland


Back to Health Physical Therapy Celebrates Guiding Its Patients Back to Health for 17 Years

Since their 15th anniversary was postponed by COVID, owners Loren and Mitch (Mordy) Simpson of Back to Health Physical Therapy Associates (BTH) are celebrating now, and with an additional two years of success to celebrate.

Loren Simpson, as chief operating


Annual HackYU Builds Student-Driven Tech Solutions to Modern Problems

YU Hackathon showcases the initiative and creativity of students in a field vital to the 21st-century economy.

(Courtesy of YU) Enthusiasm ran high and ideas flowed freely as more than 40 YU undergrads competed at this year’s eighth annual Hackathon held last month

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