Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Community News

Program for Jewish Genetic Health and Montefiore Partner to Offer Subsidized BRCA Genetic Testing

New York metropolitan area Ashkenazi Jewish women and men aged 25 and older can now opt to undergo testing for the three common Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA founder mutations at a fraction of the commercial price, thanks to a new, philanthropy-based initiative from the Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH), a not-for-profit


Smokey Joe’s Joins the Noah’s Ark/Chopstix Annual Food Challenge

For the past few years, corned beef and pastrami have been engaged in an epic battle between Peking Duck and General Tso to win Teaneck’s Helping Hands Food Pantry annual pre-Passover food collection challenge. We are excited to announce the entry of Gumbo and Smoked Ribs to the competition this year.


The Biale Rebbe Of Bnei Brak Comes to Bergenfield

Bergenfield—A member of the Biala dynasty is coming to Bergenfield to offer blessings and counsel, comfort and chizuk to the people of New Jersey. He is one of the current descendants of the Pshiskhe dynasty, whose first rebbe was a fourth generation disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Rabinowicz, (the Holy


Essex Union Community Briefs

JEC PTA Launches Annual Fundraiser

With Pesach just around the corner, the Jewish Educational Center’s PTA is launching its annual Paper Goods and Aluminum Fundraiser! It’s a win-win as families can take advantage of discounted disposables and delivery for Pesach, a holiday when


Sold Out! L.A.’s Mexikosher Pops Up in NYC

Manhattan—Part-time Teaneck resident Kevin Cohnen, owner of Pitopia, a 10-seat kosher take-out restaurant just south of Times Square, was excited to share the results of his one-night-only pop up restaurant, featuring food by Mexico-City born celebrity chef Katsuji Tanube, of Los Angeles’ Mexikosher.


Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler Honored as Senior Rabbi of Congregation AABJ&D

Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will be honoring Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler for a decade of service as Senior Rabbi. The Rabbi has long been involved in all aspects of Jewish life, including learning, teaching, kashrut, eruv, mikveh, chesed and Israel advocacy. His wife Sharon is involved in many facets of communal life as well. The


Is It Typical Teen Angst or More Serious?

MetroWest—Parenting teens today presents unique challenges. Is your teen’s use of social media a means of connecting or escaping? How do we help our teens deal with academic and social pressures? How do we get through without being shut out? Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ and Congregation Adath Shalom in collaboration with the


Model Matzoh Bakery with Bris Avrohom and Adath Israel

On Sunday, March 22 the community is invited to the Model Matzah Bakery coordinated by Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel to be held at Congregation Adath Israel, 1391 North Avenue, Elizabeth at 11:30 a.m. Children will be taught about the laws of making matzah, preparing their own matzah and doing Pesach arts and crafts. For more


A Conversation About the Politics of the Haggadah With Sen. Lieberman and Rabbi Sacks

New York—Yeshiva University will present a conversation with former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and former Senator Joseph Lieberman on “The Haggadah’s Politics: From 2,000 Years Ago to Today” on March 22, 2015, The conversation, hosted by YU’s


Young Israel to Host Shabbat Chazzanut

Teaneck—The Young Israel of Teaneck will host the Joseph Dresdner, z”l, Memorial Shabbat Chazzanut, March 20-21, featuring the world-renowned Cantor Netanel Hershtik and the Hamptons Synagogue Choir conducted by Izchak Haimov. Cantor Hershtik will lead Kabalat Shabbat services on Friday evening, March 20, and Shabbat morning


Kaplen JCC Holocaust Commemoration to Feature “Brundibar” Theresienstadt Survivor

In 1942, Ella Weissberger performed the role of the cat in the children’s opera Brundibarat the Theresienstadt concentration camp, in Terezin, Czechoslovakia—a show the Nazis staged as a decoy for International Red Cross inspectors and to fool visiting delegations and the world at large into thinking


Thirty Eight Happy Tenafly Campers Attend Friends of Israel Scouting Event

Seven hundred and fifty Israeli Scouts— Tzofimfrom across North America – gathered in Ojai, California, to participate in a special scouting experience at Machane Shachbagwhere leadership, social responsibility, Zionism, and Israel issues were discussed. The camp, which takes place once a year for grades

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