Friday, February 03, 2023

Community News

Touro Researcher Develops New Approach To Recovery After a Suicide Crisis

(Courtesy of Touro University) Suicide and suicide attempts are rising in the U.S. Last year, according to the CDC, approximately 12.2 million adults considered suicide seriously, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.

Now researchers at Touro have developed a


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ Hosts Free Parent Academy

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ (JFS) is offering a free parenting series, The Parent Academy, for parents of children of varying ages, throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

February’s Parent Academy, “Raising Confident Kids,” will be taking place at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 3 at


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ Hosts Book Club

JFS and Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of JFS, will host the next book club discussion virtually on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. Many popular books raise issues connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse and stalking. The goal is to engage community members in the work that JFS and Rachel


Jewish Genealogical Society Of NY Looks at How Russian Jews Were Resettled in the American West, 1905-1914

The Jewish Genealogical Society of New York invites members of the public to their next program featuring Jeffrey Veidlinger, professor of history and Judaic studies at the University of Michigan. He will discuss “The Movement to Resettle Russian Jews in the American West, 1905-1914.”

In the


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Kick Off the New Year With The Jewish Home Family

The New Year is a time to set intentions for the year ahead, to dream the dreams you can make true and to open yourself to a wonderful future! Join as we talk about setting goals and creating the fertile soil in our lives to make sure those goals blossom into reality.

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Dor L’Dor to Screen ‘Crossing Delancey’

Dor L’Dor invites the community to a free movie matinee on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Ave., Englewood, New Jersey, where there will be a screening of the Jewish themed rom-com “Crossing Delancey.”.



Conscious Parenting, Calm Parenting, Happier Children

Rabbi Laibl Wolf, noted Kabbalist, to offer parenting talk.

Celebrated speaker Rabbi Laibl Wolf will share parenting insights on Thursday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. at LifeTown, 10 Microlab Road in Livingston. The talk is free and open to the public.


Send Mishloach Manot/Matanot L’Evyonim (Gifts for Purim And Gifts for the Poor) to Jerusalem’s Impoverished Elderly

Jerusalem—Torat Reva Yerushalayim, a non-profit organization, based in Jerusalem, will—once again—be preparing mishloach manot/matanot l’evyonim packages, which will be delivered to the neglected and homebound elderly of Jerusalem. The packages will include healthy snacks, gifts and Purim treats.


Yeshiva Ner Boruch-PTI Of Passaic Holds 27th Annual Dinner

The annual dinner for Yeshiva Ner Boruch-PTI of Passaic was held Sunday, Jan. 8.


Bas Mitzvah Club at Bris Avrohom

The Bas Mitzvah Club at Bris Avrohom is run by Mrs. Chaya Kanelsky and is exclusively for girls ages 11-13. The girls meet once a month and Mrs. Kanelsky teaches them the inner beauty of a woman, their future as a role model of their family and how to prepare for the special age when they are obligated to fulfill all the mitzvos.


Livingston Celebrates Community Achdut in Our Day Schools

Last month, Congregation Etz Chaim of Livingston held a unique Shabbat experience as it welcomed the heads of school from Golda Och Academy and Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School.

The Friday night dinner, organized by Etz Chaim member Mindy Schall, a

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