Saturday, October 01, 2022

Community News

Not Your Bubby’s Macaroon

Not so long ago, keeping kosher meant having to settle. With few choices and an industry lacking innovation, consumers were became complacent while kosher food manufacturers enjoyed the benefits of a captive market and little competition.

Times have certainly changed. Last year a small NJ-based


Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski is Honoree at Shalom Task Force’s Annual Brunch

New York—Shalom Task Force (STF) is pleased to announce that Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski will be its Guest of Honor at its third annual brunch on Sunday, May 3 at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst, NY. This year’s honorees are Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD; Mrs. Sheila Selig; and Mrs. Joyce Austein.


U.S. Senator Cory Booker Guest of Honor at Friendship Circle Gala

Livingston—U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will be one of the guests of honor at this year’s Friendship Circle Annual Banquet, on Sunday, March 29. The senator’s dedication to improving the lives of people throughout the state of New Jersey is an inspiration to many and goes hand-in-hand with the Friendship Circle’s


Annual Holocaust Conference Honors Educator and Child Survivor

Honoring the legacy of Holocaust child survivor Cecile Holzman Seiden, the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest will sponsor the Cecile Seiden Annual Teachers’ Conference on Friday, March 20, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, Whippany.

Seiden, a teacher, school


Torah Dedicated in Memory of Asher Strobel Bound for Wyoming

Englewood--A Torah dedicated at East Hill Synagogue on Shabbos Parshat Vayakhel, March 14, will soon go to a new home at the Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Ronald and Diane Strobel, founders and members of East Hill, purchased the Torah to donate to the Center, and dedicated the cover in memory of their


Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ & Wexner Foundation Announce Selection of New Members For Next Jerry Waldor Institute

The Jerry Waldor Institute, partnering with the Wexner Foundation, is proud to announce the selection of the next class of Wexner fellows from Greater MetroWest.

Local philanthropists and Federation have partnered with the Wexner Foundation to underwrite the program. Archie Gottesman and Dr. Lynne B


OU Fifth International Jewish Communities Home and Job Relocation Fair

There is a buzz in the air, and excitement, hope, and infinite possibilities for the future. Those living in the New York area are being reminded once again that there is thriving Orthodox Jewish life that exists beyond the boundaries of New York City and its nearby suburbs. It is now no longer guesswork that people will relocate. Planning


The New Chris Christie Surprises Fair Lawn Crowd: Attendees at Meeting Highlight Special Needs Assistance

Fair Lawn—Gov. Chris Christie’s pre-presidential road show, apparently designed to showcase the “new” Chris Christie, came to Fair Lawn last week. No one was called an idiot, nor was there any harsh language from the chair aimed at a mostly benign crowd.

Some of the 300 people in attendance


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

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