Monday, June 05, 2023

Community News

Engineering With Meaning: Ma’ayanot STEAM Expo Showcases Student Skills and Creativity

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) Ma’ayanot’s sophomore STEAM curriculum incorporates engineering, coding and design skills, engages student creativity and fosters social responsibility. Each team of 10th graders created an accessible toy for a specific student with visual impairment at the School for Children With


Governor Murphy Allocates Additional Security Funds for Non-Public Schools

This week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the allocation of an additional $5.79 million to cover critical incident mapping in the state’s nonpublic schools. The funding, which was allocated from two federal funding sources, is part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to protect students and teachers in the case of an emergency by requiring all schools in the


ThatRelatableJew Visits the White House

A lot has happened recently for young artist and social media sensation Sarah Haskell, known to her fans as @thatrelatablejew on TikTok and Instagram. The Long Island native gained internet stardom during the pandemic for creating engaging content about living a Jewish lifestyle, and has taken on a full-time role as a social media manager since graduating from


Rep. Donald Payne Says He Will Reexamine Support of Bill Slandering Israel

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (Wikimedia Commons). 

A group of community leaders has received a pledge from Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.) that he would reexamine his support of a proposed bill containing lies about Israel that would prohibit Israeli military from using American tax dollars to violate international humanitarian law in its


NORPAC Mission to Washington Returns

On May 10, NORPAC held its first in-person Annual Mission to Washington since 2019. Hundreds of citizen-advocates, mostly from the greater New York/New Jersey area, discussed upcoming legislation supporting a stronger U.S.-Israel relationship in small group meetings with many members of


Blinken Considers New Envoy to Bolster Abraham Accords

(JNS) The Biden administration says it plans to expand the 2020 Abraham Accords begun under former President Donald Trump and is determining an appointee to work towards increasing Israeli ties with Arab and Muslim-majority countries.

Dan Shapiro, who served as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 2011 to 2017, was named by three officials to Axios as the person


A New Dawn for Fair Lawn Mikvah

A community-wide project that was conceived a half dozen years ago is rapidly approaching the finish line. The Chanukat HaBayit of Mikvah Chava Faiga will take place on May 31, followed by the official reopening the next day. Located at Shomrei Torah, it is a project steeped in achdut for the Fair Lawn community


NORPAC Goes to Washington

On May 10, a bright and beautiful Wednesday morning, two busloads of Edison and Highland Park neighbors, including our community Rabbis Eliyahu Kaufman, Yaakov Luban and Steven Miodownik, and high school teenagers, departed from Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison with the focused mission of lobbying the members of


Scenes From NORPAC


Claire Grunwald, a Holocaust survivor, joined the NORPAC group and met with no fewer than three different offices on the Hill.


Go Behind Broadway With the Jewish Historical Society

The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey is presenting “An Evening with Broadway Director Jerry Zaks” on Sunday, June 11 at 7 p.m. It will be a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on before a Broadway show debuts onstage. The virtual event will be held on Zoom.

Former Patersonian and


Hachnasat Sefer Torah in Memory of Tova Feldstein, a”h, to Be Held Tues., May 23

Family and friends of the Feldstein family invite the community to a hachnasat sefer Torah on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Armon Hotel, Stamford, in memory of Tova Feldstein ע"ה

 טובה גיטל בת מיכאל גרשון ושרון


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