Monday, September 26, 2022

Community News

Mitchell First to Give YU Book Talk on Aleinu

Join Mitchell First, author of “Words for the Wise: Sixty-Two Insights on Hebrew, Holidays, History and Liturgy” (Kodesh Press, 2022) as he discusses the famous prayer Aleinu, with a focus on two passages, and the role of Aleinu in the liturgy.

Mitchell First has an MA from Bernard


Jewish Scouting Plans Family Hikes This Sunday, Sept. 11

Jewish Scouting is open to girls and boys in kindergarten to high school. Schedule for Sunday, September 11:

1:30 p.m.: Join Pack 613 at Kensico Dam Plaza for elementary school students and their parents. RSVP to [email protected]


Bake Sale Planned in Teaneck To Benefit Lone Soldiers

A bake sale to benefit the Michael Levin Base for Lone Soldiers and Lone B’not Sherut will be held Thursday, September 15, 5-9 p.m., and Friday, September 16, 9-11 a.m., at 245 Carlton Terrace in Teaneck. Please stop by and pick up something delicious!

For more info contact Kayla


Day School Leaders Attend Harvard Principals’ Institute

On July 10, a group of Jewish educational leaders from around the country arrived at The Harvard Graduate School of Education, excited to begin LEV—Leadership: An Evolving Vision, a one-week intensive leadership program. The Day School Principals’ Program was developed and funded by a well-respected national foundation. The


Chai Lifeline Families Enjoy End-of-Summer Retreat at Camp Simcha

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Families living with pediatric illness enjoyed a special end-of-summer retreat at Camp Simcha’s Glen Spey, New York campus, August 28-29. More than 250 Chai Lifeline children and parents took part in the two-day family retreat, where they were able to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy some


Congregation Ahavat Achim Community Celebrates Summer’s End

(Courtesy of Cong Ahavat Achim) This past Sunday, Congregation Ahavat Achim of Fair Lawn bid farewell to summer with a community baseball game and barbecue event. While the adults took the field—hitting home runs and cheering each other on—the kids participated in potato sack races, created


The Humble Takeover

New owners for The Humble Toast And La Cucina di Nava in Teaneck.

As of Thursday of this week, Sept. 1, The Humble Toast and La Cucina di Nava are officially under new ownership, purchased by a group of investors from previous owner Shalom


YU Seeks First Amendment Protections

America’s oldest Jewish university asked the Supreme Court to protect its First Amendment rights, asking SCOTUS to provide an emergency stay of the New York Appellate Court’s decision in YU Pride Alliance v. Yeshiva University. First brought to New York State courts in April 2021, Yeshiva University is seeking to defend its right to


SCN Offers ‘Firearms and the Faithful/Private Security Considerations’ Webinar

When you’re involved in maintaining the security of your shul, school or community institution, two things you learn to value are trustworthy expertise and people who plan ahead. On Aug. 25, the Secure Community Network (SCN) provided both in a webinar on “Firearms and the Faithful/Private Security Considerations”


Springfield Teen Raises $10K Biking Cross-Country for Friendship Circle

Samuel Artman, 17, has always been athletic, and greatly enjoys all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. One of his newer favorites, which he took up during the pandemic, is biking.

“I had a lot of free time during COVID, so I got really into it,”


JLE Appoints Rabbi Jesse Shore as New Director

Rabbi Shore looks forward to attracting pre-COVID numbers to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

Jewish Learning Experience (JLE) founder Sam Kaplan and fellow founders Jeff Glazer, Aaron Mandelbaum and Louis Karp had each embarked on their own unique journeys toward


CUNY Chancellor Urged to Take Strong Stance on Stopping Antisemitism

With the fall semester about to begin, Jewish City University of New York (CUNY) students and staff will likely continue to confront an antisemitism problem. This problem has caused some students to be afraid to attend classes in person or to outwardly display symbols of Judaism such as wearing a kippah or Star of David. It has also

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