Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Community News

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.


Israel’s Heroes Remembered At Yom Hazikaron Program in NYC

With song, prayer, memorial candles and moving remembrances, the large crowd at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan paid tribute to the fallen heroes of Israel. About 1,000 people filled its sanctuary on the evening of May 3 for Yom Hazikaron, remembering the 24,068 fallen soldiers and victims of terrorist attacks.


Gary Morgenstein: A Jewish Writer Who Insists on Giving the Jewish Perspective

By Susie Rosenbluth, www.TheJewishVoiceAndOpinion.com 

What do you call a prolific playwright and novelist who doesn’t shy away from controversial topics, whose characters do not conform to any stereotypes, and who, thank heavens, has



What an incredible day celebrating Israel’s Independence Day at JKHA. The entire JKHA and RKYHS gathered on the expansive outdoor recreation space to kick off the day together. The morning began with a tefillah for Israel, followed by “Hatikvah,” an incredible daglanut dance by the eighth grade girls and a


Kinneret Day School

Kinneret celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut with various activities for all grades, including art, music, picnics and more. From Israel stories to hamsa-making to Israeli games day and a schoolwide music festival, the students paid tribute to the 74th birthday of Medinat Yisrael.


Chabad of Tenafly

Preschoolers learned about Israel when they visited several classrooms that transformed into places in Eretz Yisroel. They learned about Yerushalayim when they visited the Kotel where they had a special davening and wrote letters to put in the Kotel. They did an obstacle course at a Tzahal training camp and learned how to


Tips For Leading a Budget Conscious Travel Lifestyle

You might assume that anyone who travels a lot has very deep pockets and is profligate with their money, but neither of these things is necessarily true. In fact, travel can fit into a budget-conscious lifestyle, and the tips below can help you accomplish that.

Cut Your Expenses

If you want to travel, your first step should be to cut your expenses.


Isseroff Chidon HaTanach Winners Crowned at SAR

Hundreds of kids and teens were jumping out of their chairs in the auditorium of SAR High School in Riverdale—not for a celebrity or a concert, but for the closing ceremony of the Dr. Shimshon A. Isseroff Chidon HaTanach National Finals, which took place on Sunday, May 1. The national round of


Gan Henel Set to Open Second Location in Teaneck

Tsipy Weiss, the founder and director of Gan Henel Early Learning Center, is excited to announce the opening of a second location of Gan Henel in Teaneck. Weiss relates that the space itself is an excellent asset to the program. Other perks are the proximity to parks and, with the advent of warmer weather, the nearby access to an


Beth Aaron Holds Chesed Day

(Courtesy of Congregation Beth Aaron) As part of Congregation Beth Aaron’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, CBA held its first official shulwide chesed day on Sunday, May 1. Inspired by shul member Micah Kaufman and his mission of encouraging communities to do more chesed, CBA leadership together with the 50th anniversary


JNF-USA Turns Attention to ‘Biggest Threat to Jews’

Racist, extremist college professors, part of the “liberal academic elite,” present the biggest threat to Jews, both on and off campus, said the CEO of the U.S. arm of the Jewish National Fund (JNF). “They [Jew-haters] are using make-believe distinctions to justify hate,” said Russell F. Robinson this past Sunday at the


MJE Spends Shabbat In the Suburbs

(Courtesy of MJE) This Shabbat, a group of young professionals from The Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE) will leave the hustle and bustle of New York City to experience a “Shabbat in the Suburbs.” Founded by Rabbi Mark N. Wildes in 1998, MJE is a warm and open community where millennials with limited Jewish background can

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