Monday, September 26, 2022

Community News

The Meaning of the Biblical Name ‘Yeshurun’

By Mitchell First

The name “ישרון” appears three times in the Torah, all in the book of Devarim: 1) “Yeshurun got fat and kicked,” (32:15) 2) “There was a king in Yeshurun,” (33:5) and 3) “There is no one like the God of Yeshurun,” (33:26).



Messages of Israel: Me’arat Hamachpela

In Yerushalayim, we marvel at the remains of 2,000-year-old structures from the time of the second Beit Hamikdash. We pray at the Kotel HaMa’aravi, the Western retaining wall of Har Habayit, built by King Herod. In Hevron though, we are witness to a complete structure from the time of the second Beit HaMikdash,


The Humble Takeover: New Owners of The Humble Toast and La Cucina di Nava

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


The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County (RCBC) put out a statement approving the change of ownership and indicating its continued kashrut supervision


Ohel’s Bais Ezra Heroes

Your story this past week about the impending aliyah and marriage (Double Mazel Tov!!) of Michelle and Tzvi who have faced special challenges throughout their lives was heartwarming, and even further endeared them to all who know them (“Teaneck’s Styler Family Preps for Aliyah,” August 18, 2022). We all pray that


NJ Leaders Tout Economy At NJJBA Luncheon

As New Jersey’s economy continues to roar back from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, about 150 business leaders joined local, state and federal legislators as the New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA) celebrated those whose guidance helped put the state back on the road to recovery.


Rep. Gottheimer Holds Q&A Following Trip to Israel

Jewish community and AIPAC meet with the congressman at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck.

(Courtesy of Rep. Josh Gottheimer) U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in


Teaneck Councilman Keith Kaplan Will Run for Reelection in November

Incumbent council member has list of accomplishments, vows to help finish the work he started together with residents.

Incumbent Councilman Keith Kaplan has filed petitions from all 23 of Teaneck’s election districts to run for reelection in the November 8 election. The


From Students to Teachers: Yeshiva University Welcomes a Host of New Judaic Studies Faculty

(Courtesy of YU) As the flagship Jewish university, Yeshiva University is proud to have educated so many of today’s teachers, rabbis and spiritual leaders. But it gives us even more joy when these educators return to Yeshiva University to guide and train our students—the next generation of teachers, rabbis and


Englewood’s Congregation Shomrei Emunah Has Children’s Tisha B’Av Program

(Courtesy of Cong. Shomrei Torah) Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Englewood held its second Tisha B’Av children’s program for students in grades two to five. Led by Associate Rabbi Shlomo Hyman, the children were engaged in learning, crafts projects and a video presentation. Dr. Arthur Schwartz, president of the shul,


Police Play Hoops At LifeTown

Livingston Police officers play basketball with children with special needs at Friendship Circle Camp.

(Courtesy of FC) Police are about to descend on LifeTown in Livingston. They will not be executing any search warrants. Rather, on Thursday, August 25, they’ll be playing basketball with


Teach NJ Holds Info Session in Highland Park

Nearly 50 concerned parents, grandparents and other community members gathered in a Highland Park home earlier this month to learn from Teach NJ about how a strong, engaged constituency can get involved and advocate for government funding for yeshivas and day schools.

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StandWithUs Selects Emerson Fellows and Leventhal Interns

(Courtesy of StandWithUs) The StandWithUs 2022-23 Kenneth Leventhal High School Interns in New Jersey are Abigail Kushman, Tenafly High School; Ellie Weisberg, Frisch School; Gabriel Silverstein, Princeton High School; Rebecca Sclove, Princeton Day School; Raimee Schanzer, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School For Girls; Sara

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