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
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, 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
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 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.
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
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.
(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).
(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
(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