Friday, October 07, 2022

Community News

Bruriah Holocaust Museum Hopes to Make “1.5 Million-Penny Difference”

Elizabeth—The reception area behind the top of the stairs at Bruriah High School blends ominously into the somber depths of those familiar and sinister railroad tracks, evocative of the horrific journey that so many millions took during those dark days of the Holocaust. The shift in


Teaneck Parents Riled by BOE Busing Proposal

Teaneck — Several hundred ­concerned parents gathered at the Teaneck Board of Education public budget meeting last week at Teaneck High School. While such meetings generally only attract a handful of attendees, hordes of township residents from the Jewish community stood in the back or sat on the floor, waiting to make public comments to


Chazaq Big Event III the Biggest Yet

There are many activities widely associated with those few weeks immediately following the holiday of Purim: spring cleaning, the kasheringof pots and pans... And it looks like New York’s Jewish community may be adding a new pre-Passover tradition, as Chazaq again celebrated its annual Big Event on Sunday night (March 15).


Areyvut Introduces Tikkun Olam Tour

Bergenfield—Communities around the United States came together for National Mitzvah Day, an event designed to encourage participation in acts of kindness, charity and communal involvement. The program was coordinated through the efforts of Areyvut, a Bergen County-based organization which has


Yeshivat Noam Dinner Celebrates Parent Partnerships

The 13th Annual Yeshivat Noam dinner raised over $500,000 and celebrated parents, teachers and volunteers who have donated their time, energy, wisdom and resources. The dinner is a school-spirited event that everyone enjoys.


An IDF Torah in Honor of Rose Wolf

When the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (formerly of New York and now Jerusalem) of Rose Wolf decided to honor her life of survival, dedication to Jewish values, selflessness and commitment to Torah and Zionism, they could think of no greater celebration than to dedicate a Sefer Torah to the IDF.


Pesach Packing with Tomchei Shabbos

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County is partnering with Five Star Caterers for this year’s Pesach packing. With Kenny Yager at the helm, the packing will be done by Five Star employees as well as a  team of MTA seniors.  WIth the help of Kenny, and with the encouragement of Rabbi Michael Taubes, who has encouraged


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

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