Saturday, January 28, 2023

Community News

Sderot Hesder Holds Annual Dinner

This past Monday evening, Jan. 9, Over 150 friends and supporters of the Max and Ruth Schwartz Sderot Hesder Institutions gathered in the main auditorium of Congregation Keter Torah, Teaneck, to celebrate the city of Sderot, Torah and the Land of


Orthodox Union Leadership, Synagogue Delegates Unanimously Elect Mitchel Aeder as 18th OU President

Mitchel Aeder. Courtesy of the Orthodox Union. 
January 5, 2023, New York, NY – This week, Mitchel Aeder began his term as the 18th president of the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization. Aeder takes over from Mark (Moishe) Bane, who served as OU president for the

Fair Lawn’s New Torahs Honor Ezra Pollak, z”l

A hachnasat sefer Torah is a momentous occasion for a community. But a much more rare event is a hachnasat sifrei Torah, when a community has the tremendous honor of welcoming not one, but multiple Torahs at the same time. And while Congregation Darchei Noam (and Fair Lawn in general) was overwhelmed with


Rabbi Beni Krohn Takes Helm at RCBC

Rabbi Beni Krohn, of Young Israel of Teaneck, has been elected president of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC), succeeding Rabbi Zev Goldberg, rabbi of Young Israel of Fort Lee, who is concluding a two-year term. The RCBC is a vaad, or board of rabbis. Its primary function is to oversee local kashrut. It also


Teaneck Fire Department and TVAC Respond to State Street Fire

At around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, January 2, the sirens began screaming in the area of State Street and Teaneck Road. First a solitary squad car appeared in front of the five story multi-family building at 34 State Street, but soon more vehicles arrived and the muffled sounds of sirens in the


Lisa Wisotsky, President Pro Tempore of Englewood Council

Lisa Wisotsky was sworn in as president pro tempore of the Englewood City Council on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. This is the first time in over 30 years that the President and President Pro Tempore are both women. The president is Third Ward Councilwoman Judith Maron.


Teaneck Council Reorganization Elects Elie Y. Katz to Deputy Mayor 2

Tuesday night, January 3, at the Rodda Center a standing-room-only crowd filled the gym for the 2023 Teaneck Council Reorganization meeting. Recently elected in November, four council members were sworn in: Denise Belcher, Danielle Gee, Hillary Goldberg and Elie Y. Katz. Then the council elected the mayor and deputy mayors


Ishay Ribo Fills United Palace Theater For Uplifting Chanukah Concert

On Zos Chanukah, a cheering crowd welcomed Israeli sensation Ishay Ribo to the stage of the United Palace Theater in Manhattan. Dressed in his trademark dark gray shirt, strumming an acoustic guitar, his eyes closed in fervent devotion, Ribo sang his original compositions of Hashem’s praises.


Teaneck Families Thank Firefighters

The Green, Fein and Rudolph families visiting and bringing snacks to the brave firefighters who battled the fire that consumed their house on Downing Street on Yom Kippur.


Monsey’s FountainView Welcomes Sefer Torah

(Courtesy of The Fountainview) The Fountainview in Monsey was pleased to host an incredible hachnasat sefer Torah this week. The sefer Torah was donated by the Wandell and Rieder families in memory of Rabbi Ahron Wandell—husband to Marlit Wandel (a current resident of the FountainView).


Project Ezrah Announces New Grant Program

(Courtesy of Project Ezrah) We all know the expression “Two Jews, three opinions,” but the one thing everyone can agree on is that grocery prices are rising. Everyday basics are becoming more and more expensive and out of reach for our neighbors.

Project Ezrah works to keep a finger on the pulse of


YCT Remembers Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel

(Courtesy of YCT) YCT invites the entire community to join a special Zoom event on Sunday evening, January 15, 8-10 p.m., marking the 50th yahrzeit of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel and coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is sponsored by the family and friends of longtime Teaneck resident Bonnie Laks Berman as

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