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Eighteen Compete in Cholent Wars at Congregation Beth Tefillah

“It creates a certain camaraderie,” said Rabbi Daniel Wolff of the “Cholent Wars” taking place in his shul, Congregation Beth Tefillah in Paramus. The Cholent Wars is the “March Madness” of cholent cook-offs. The bracket shows 18 people competing to win the coveted title of Cholent War Champion.

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Suburban Torah Sisterhood, Men’s Club to Host Art Auction

Livingston—The Sisterhood and Men’s Club of The Synagogue of the Suburban Torah Center will be hosting an Art Auction on Saturday, February 21, 2015, beginning at 8:30 pm (preview of the art begins at 7:30 pm). The event will feature both Judaica and non-Judaica art, as well as prominent guest artist John Stanisci. Mr. Stanisci

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Drew University to Present Yom HaShoah Conference on Bioethics and the Holocaust

Madison—Reflecting on the Past to Protect the Future: A Conference on Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust will be presented on Yom HaShoah at Drew University, with the support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and Center for Medicine After the Holocaust (CMATH). The conference is being held on April 16, 2015,

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Hope for Our Children: The Blessing of Sinai Schools

Teaneck—The hopes that many parents share are universal: That our children are safe, that they get a good education that helps form their values, that they grow to be fulfilled, content, upstanding, contributing members of society. For every last one of our children in the metropolitan area, from Manhattan to Teaneck to Livingston, and everywhere in between, there is

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Young Israel of Fort Lee Announces Lunch & Learn Event

Fort Lee—“The Ever-Changing Face of Israel: An Analysis of the Israeli Elections” will be the subject of a noon-time lecture by Michael Tuchfeld at the Schlussel Sanctuary in the Young Israel of Fort Lee on February 2. The lecture is part of an ongoing monthly Lunch & Learn program.

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Donation Center for 500 Homeless Families in Edgewater Needs Help

Edgewater—The empty Sleepy’s store at City Place is a donation and relief center for the families who lost their homes in the inferno at the Avalon Bay apartment complex in Edgewater last week.

Michael McPartland, the town’s mayor told NorthJersey.com that the center has been “inundated with support,” and urged donors to

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Joyous Bluegrass and Shabbat Zmiros, All in One

Teaneck—Don’t miss this Bluegrass Concert, Sunday Jan. 25th at 7 p.m., when DAVAR will present Jerry Wicentowski’s bluegrass band “Lucky Break” in a concert featuring traditional Jewish tunes like you’ve never heard them before along with traditional Bluegrass tunes performed by world-class musicians. Advance tickets at Lark

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Queens Jewish Link Marked Third Anniversary on Jan. 14

The newspaper that united the Torah-observant communities of Queens marked its third anniversary on Jan. 14 thwith a business networking dinner at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates. Speaking before a crowd of 200, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz honored the newspaper’s publisher, Yaakov Serle, and Senior

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Rabbi Menachem Genack to Speak at the Jewish Center of Teaneck

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, Rabbi Menachem Genack will speak about his book, Letters to President Clinton: Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership, before members of the Yeshiva Heichal HaTorah and Jewish Center communities. His talk will begin after the brunch

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JCC Center Stage Musical Theater Camp Features Of Princes, Beasts and Beauties

Tenafly—Center Stage, the JCC’s full-day musical theater camp, is now registering 9–14-year-old students for a fabulous three-week adventure in acting, improv, movement, and song that will culminate in a Broadway-style musical production of Of Princes, Beasts and Beauties.All students will have the opportunity to

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Educating Our Youth About Intimacy and Sexuality

Paramus—American culture is a strong factor in helping shape our children’s attitudes about intimacy and sexuality. “As media continues to grow and as our youth continue to be very much engaged in media, the challenge grows,” said Dr. Yocheved Debow, a clinical psychologist and academic principal in Israel. She was speaking

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Speakers of European Parliaments Sign Joint Declaration vs. Antisemitism

(JNS.org) The speakers of 29 European parliaments signed a joint declaration expressing their “grave concern” over growing antisemitism in Europe.

The gathering of the European leaders was part of the European Jewish Congress’s “Let My People Live!” conference that coincided with the 70th

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