Friday, May 20, 2022

Community News

Chef Eitan Bernath Celebrates Debut of ‘Eitan Eats the World’

The last time young chef and Teaneck native Eitan Bernath spoke with The Jewish Link, he was elated to have just finished his first-ever cookbook, “Eitan Eats the World,” complete with 85 recipes of his own creation. Just six months later, and only a few weeks after Bernath’s 20th birthday, the social media star’s magnum


Isseroff Chidon National Finalists

Congratulations to all of the finalists, including these local students. (Results provided by Chidon staff):

Beit Rabban Day School—Amalya Exler-Kaufner, Maytal Exler-Kaufner, Jessie Ives-Kurtzer, Aviya Leong, Leah Riegel

Ben Porat Yosef—Sarah Siegel


Immigrant Mural Defaced In Highland Park

Last Shabbat, a newly completed mural in Highland Park was defaced with spray painted Jewish stars, after having been defaced the previous Thursday evening with scrawls of “USA.” The Vaad HaRabanim of Raritan Valley issued a statement on Sunday that read: “We, the rabbis of the Vaad HaRabanim of


Mesorah NJ to Celebrate Siyum This Sunday

(Courtesy of MesorahNJ) Gene Medvedev grew up with almost no Jewish knowledge. He could not read Hebrew, Pesach Seders were quick, and Yom Kippur was not on the family calendar. In March 2015, at the age of 28 he was working as a computer programmer in East Brunswick, New Jersey, when a friend asked him if he wanted to


SAR’s Gan Ilan Program Now Offers Private Wine Label

Announced at the SAR Annual Dinner on March 23 and leading up to Pesach, SAR introduced an exclusive private wine label called Kela Ilan. The project honors former SAR student Ilan Tokayer, z”l.

Gan Ilan was first built in 2017. All SAR students have been introduced


Linden’s Congregation Anshe Chesed Plans Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of Congregation Anshe Chesed) Congregation Anshe Chesed’s annual dinner will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. The dinner promises to be an exciting evening, celebrating Anshe Chesed’s 108th anniversary and honoring four incredible people who exemplify commitment to the shul. Each honoree has


Jewish Home Family to Host Speaker On Advances for Parkinson’s

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family Parkinson’s Center is happy to welcome Dr. Elana Clar back to address the monthly lecture series and support group on May 12 at 4 p.m.

Clar is one of the most highly trained neurologists in the country for the treatment of movement


Teach NJ Dinner to Recognize NJ $135M Investment

(Courtesy of Teach NJ) On May 24, the New Jersey Jewish community will have an amazing opportunity to meet and thank elected officials who support state funding of nonpublic schools, while honoring seven of Teach NJ’s leaders, who advocate tirelessly on behalf of our schools. Teach NJ’s


Bris Avrohom Celebrates Passover 2022 in Jersey City

(Courtesy of Bris Avrohom) Steven Fulop, mayor of Jersey City, performed the ceremony of the chametz sale belonging to him and the city of Jersey City through Bris Avrohom. Fulop presented a proclamation to Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, executive director of Bris Avrohom, and to Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker, program director and rabbi of


Jewish Home Foundation To Honor Beth Shiffman at Golf, Tennis & Card Outing

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Foundation of North Jersey’s 28 thAnnual Golf, Tennis & Card Outing will be held at the Montammy Golf Club on Monday, June 13. This year’s honoree is Beth Shiffman who is a Jewish Home Foundation board member and has been volunteering with the elders of the Jewish


Refugee From Ukraine Marks Rebbe’s Birthday With Hillside/Elizabeth Community

Sora Levinson, emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Ukraine, shared her efforts and accomplishments in spreading Yiddishkeit there over the past 20 years.

She spoke of her experiences fleeing with her large family from war-torn Ukraine. She left the crowd with a message of inspiration


JFSCNJ Plans Free Virtual Two-Part Program on Positive Thinking

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) will hold a free virtual two-part program, “Developing Positive Thinking,” on Tuesday, May 10 and Tuesday, June 14 at 4 p.m.

The program will be presented by Emilie Leyes, a Ph.D. candidate in mind-body medicine at Saybrook University. She

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