Thursday, October 06, 2022

Community News

JCC MetroWest to Host Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren

Oren to discuss his new literary work, ‘Swann’s War.’

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) The JCC MetroWest is proud to invite members of the greater community to an in-person event featuring New York Times bestselling author and former Israeli Ambassador to the United


‘My Extended Family’ Holds Staff Orientation

(Courtesy of My Extended Family) This past Sunday night, My Extended Family had their staff orientation, with the staff getting together at the Chabad of Teaneck to discuss how they will make this an incredible year for the children they serve.


JFCS Partners With GrowTorah

(Courtesy of JFCS) Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS) is proud to partner with GrowTorah. GrowTorah incorporates Jewish values and Torah lessons into a gardening program for children where they teach them the fundamentals of gardening and land stewardship while tying in lessons regarding


Israeli Defense Minister Visits the Ohel

(Courtesy of Chabad) Chabad NJ Rabbis Yosef and Mendy Carlebach welcomed Defense Minister Benny Gantz to the Ohel Chabad where Minister Gantz received a Rebbe’s dollar from Rabbi Yosef Carlebach.


Robert Ivker Announces Run for West Orange Board of Education

Robert Ivker, 57, lives in West Orange with his wife and their two children. A member of Congregation AABJ&D, Ivker has lived in the community for nearly seven years. After announcing his run for the board of education, Ivker spoke with The Jewish Link about his goals for West Orange and why he is the man to make them


Teaneck Event Promotes the ‘New Normal’ for American Religious Students Living in Israel

(Courtesy of JCT) For the average religious student from New Jersey who spends a gap year in Israel, but also might consider making aliyah at some point, Rabbi Shlomo Anapolle poses the following question: Why return to America, only to go back to Israel?

“Today, young adults are realizing


Yavneh Academy Choir Sings Anthem at Citi Field

The Yavneh Academy choir had the honor and privilege of singing the national anthem on the field at Citi Field on Tuesday, September 13, to open the Mets game.

As one of the proud Yavneh choir parents who attended the event, it was amazing for me to watch the kids take their


Safety Meeting Held in Trenton Ahead of Chagim

(Courtesy of Elie. Y. Katz) Teaneck Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz attended a holiday safety briefing in Trenton hosted by Rabbi Joel Friedman and Acting New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin, with representatives from all of the New Jersey Prosecutors’ offices as well as state and federal law enforcement


Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser Discusses Teshuva at YIEB

More than 75 people gathered from various parts of New Jersey to hear Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser deliver a powerful presentation called “teshuva—The Power to Change” at the Young Israel of East Brunswick (YIEB) on Tuesday evening, September 13. Rabbi Joshua Hess welcomed Rabbi Goldwasser to YIEB and noted that


Regional Directors Convene for Chai Lifeline Global Conference

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Chai Lifeline directors from across the United States and around the world gathered in Eatontown, New Jersey, September 13-14 for Chai Lifeline’s Annual Regional Directors Conference. The two-day program convened directors from New York, New Jersey/Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic,


During the High Holidays, Demand for Masbia’s Services Will Increase. Here’s Why.

As the High Holidays approach, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network is bracing for an increase in demand. The general clientele for emergency food are the old, frail, sick, mentally ill, poor and homeless. But you also have the working poor—those who are in and out of need. Typically, people who are in the gig


Teaneck’s Troop 226 Holds Annual Rosh Hashanah Cemetery Cleanup

(Courtesy of Troop 226) On September 20, Boy Scouts of Troop 226, chartered to the Jewish Center of Teaneck, participated in their annual cleanup at Cedar Park/Beth El Cemeteries in Paramus. As they have for many years, Scouts of Troop 226 mowed and trimmed the overgrowth at the four Jewish Center of Teaneck

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