Thursday, August 11, 2022

Community News

Dirshu Completes Chelek Hei of Mishna Berurah

Dirshu’s Daf HaYomi B’Halacha program of daily Mishna Berurahlearning is completing chelek heiof the Mishna Berurah, the volume dealing with the laws of Pesachand the laws of Yom Tov. This milestone marks the beginning of the home stretch, the beginning of chelek vav, the final volume of Mishna


SSDS Commemorates Newtown Tragedy Through a Jewish Lens

Nearly one year to the day of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn. that cost 20 children and six educators their lives, Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County was again awash in a sea of green and white.

Students stood in solidarity during morning tefilahwearing the school colors of the now leveled Sandy Hook Elementary School, just


2Gs Learn Via Expressive Art

Riverdale, NY—I am Second Generation (2G), a daughter of Holocaust survivors living in Englewood, and I am a firm believer in the notion that the expressive arts allow our subconscious thoughts and emotions become more perceptible, permitting thoughts and feelings to come to the surface. Expressive art helps us become aware of our deep-rooted anxieties and


Bris Avrohom: A Light Unto the Nations

Fair Lawn—This past Chanukah, Bris Avrohom placed 65 menorahs in public forums throughout the State of New Jersey. Included were many in Bergen County. At One Bergen County Plaza, in Hackensack, all county employees were invited to attend the menorah lighting ceremony. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.

The George Washington Bridge, the


Upcoming Young Israel of Fort Lee Event

Fort Lee—The Young Israel of Fort Lee invites the Bergen community to come to Saturday Night at the Movies, on December 17 where they will present the Soni Gold Memorial Film Festival sponsored by Aviva and Sol Graf. The evenings’ feature film is Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope, which tells the story of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. The movie


First Time Homebuyers Seminar - Dec. 18

Spend an evening at Dougies on Wednesday December 18, at 7:00 pm learning about the issues relating to your first home purchase. The presentation will be provided by David Siegel, HLO for Citibank, Marc Stein, Broker Owner Links Residential and Judah Fuld a local Real Estate Attorney.

The presentation will help the first time homebuyer in this process which


Temimah Guzman: A Gifted and Giving Fashionista

Paramus—Bat mitzvah projects are all the buzz these days. With our schools’ collective emphasis on mitzvahprojects, chesedhours, giving to the less fortunate and needy, it seems like everyone wants to join the growing trend of chesed. The Guzman family of Teaneck—with their 11-year-old daughter Temima at the helm—saw a


Areyvut New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza

Bergenfield, NJ—Areyvut, a non-profit based in Bergenfield, New Jersey, will be hosting its New Year’s Day Carnival fundraiser this January 1 stfrom 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The event will feature more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food and entertainment for


Palisades Park and its Secular Santa

Palisades Park can be considered one of those abandoned Jewish communities in Bergen County. The post-WWII residents outgrew their synagogue building and built a larger synagogue in Leonia. Today, that building is a Korean church and only a handful of Jews are left in the area, yet they still care passionately about their community. Robin Katz is one such


Teaneck Jewish Center Reclaims Its Roots as a Full-Service Community Hub

Teaneck—In the 1930s, the phrase “Jewish Center” meant something other than just a part of a shul’s name. It called to mind a recreational, social, spiritual and educational space for Jews of all ages to get together, not just to davenand learn, but also to socialize and exercise. Jewish Centers developed all around the country at


Moriah Students Raise Funds For Three WunderWagons

The Moriah School in Englewood will be donating three WunderWagons to the pediatric oncology floor in Hackensack Hospital after a successful goods and services fundraiser run by the student council.

Teachers throughout the school offered up gifts or treats for auctions and, through students bids, $2,400 was raised. The auction raised three times the


Wildes Sponsors JE Lecture by Dershowitz

Englewood—To honor the 18 thyahrzeit of his mother, Ruth, former Englewood mayor Michael Wildes sponsored a lecture by Harvard Professor, Israel advocate, author and attorney Alan Dershowitz  for the Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE). MJE is a non-profit organization founded by Rabbi Mark N. Wildes, Michael’s brother, in 1998.

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