Thursday, August 11, 2022

Community News

Chanukah at the Jewish Home

Rockleigh—Chanukah is a busy time at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, and this year was no different. One of the highlights of the season was a Chanukah celebration held at the facility by the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (JFNNJ). It was kicked off by a concert with Alan Sweifach on the piano accompanying his son Raphael,


Artsetters, Setting Global Style Trends

Pink, red, emerald, purple and black are this fall’s colors according to the catwalks. But two Tel Aviv-based trendsetters—behind a new global community dedicated to keeping the hipster crowd hip —say black and white are the colors to look for on the street. And they should know.

Alex Schinasi and Lee Rotenberg, two transplanted entrepreneurs to


Chopstix Has Great Food For the Whole Family, Especially the Kids!

Are you ready to order from Chopstix for the family and not sure what to get the kids?

Often times I go to order Chopstix for my family and everyone has their own favorite dishes. My kids are always looking for something different. Chopstix has a variety of delicious “kid friendly” items. Have you had the juicy beefstix? Maybe your kids like lo


The Thanksgivukkah Red Carpet Event

New York ”Jew in the City” hosted its second annual “Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars” Awards and Red Carpet event on November 24 at the newly renovated Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann were among ten individuals named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in


MTA Students Celebrate at Chanukah Chagiga

MTA students from all grades gathered in Yeshiva University’s Belfer Commons to celebrate Chanukah and Rosh Chodesh Teves. For breakfast, there was a delicious Chanukah-style brunch of sufganiot, ice cream and bagels. They boys then threw themselves into spirited dancing, with Eitan Katz providing incredible musical accompaniment, and YU Rosh Yeshiva Rav Moshe


Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halakha

As Dirshu’s popular Daf HaYomi B’Halakha program is set to embark on Chelek Vav, the last volume of Mishna Berurah, Gedolei Yisraelencompassing the entire cross-section of Torah Jewry have issued an unprecedented call to Jews the world over to bring daily halakhalearning into their lives.

At the recent


Asperger’s Won’t Stop Israeli Students

Yoav Friedman, a recent immigrant to Israel, is 31-years-old and has Asperger syndrome. A unique college program in Israel is giving him and eight others with Asperger, the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The autistic-spectrum disorder does not affect intellect, but people with Asperger often cannot find meaningful


J-ADD Dedicates New Teaneck Home

Teaneck—With food and fanfare, last Sunday J-ADD celebrated the opening of its eighth and newest home—this one in Teaneck. Over 100 guests, J-ADD residents, their families, staff members, board members and new neighbors joined in the rousing breakfast dedication ceremony.

The new Bressman Family Home, located near Queen Anne Road and


Lillian Lee’s Charity Hosts Red-Carpet “Night of Wonders” Gala to Fund Cancer Wigs

Teaneck, NJ—Lillian Lee’s charity, “Do Wonders,” a non-profit organization that collects and customizes used wigs, free-of-charge, for women and girls with cancer, held its inaugural red-carpet fundraising gala in Teaneck this past Sunday.

The event, called “Night of Wonders,” was held at the Teaneck Jewish Center, and included a benefit


Hadassah Attracting Young Women Interested in Supporting Israel

Teaneck, NJ—Maybe you’ve been to Hadassah Medical Center in Israel as a tourist: to view the beautiful stained glass Chagall windows or, as a patient, to get world-class medical care. Hadassah Hospital was founded and is still supported by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. It’s the most visible, but far from the only beneficiary of Hadassah


Local NYC Marathon Runner Raises Thousands for Poor Survivors

New York—Josh Lipowsky, a well-known freelance writer and editor who resides in Teaneck, ran the ING New York City Marathon in just under five hours, and raised almost $4,000 for The Blue Card, an organization that provides funding and assistance to impoverished Holocaust survivors. A few weeks ago, JLBC ran a story about him, but somehow we managed to confuse a few


Former Englewood Mayor Secures Visa for Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., America’s preeminent immigration law firm and O visa experts, is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner, Michael Wildes, secured an O-1 visa for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. The Rabbi is now a Visiting Professor at Yeshiva University and New York University. In addition, he will be a featured scholar-in-residence and keynote

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