Life in Israel is like a rollercoaster ride. Last summer we experienced Operation Protective Edge and all of the international attention that it brought to Israel. It was followed by a flurry of diplomatic activity regarding the so-called Two-State Solution, the ongoing Iranian nuclear threat, and, of course, the high-profile elections in
The Young Israel of Teaneck will host Dr. Yitzchak & Mrs. Shoshana Schechter as Scholars-in-Residence the weekend of May 8-9. Friday night Dr. Schechter will speak at an Oneg Shabbat at a private home on the topic: “What Our Problems Say About Us: Understanding the Strengths, Weaknesses, Values and Differences Between the Modern Orthodox,
Fair Lawn—Mendy Aron, head of Torah Tuesday, a learning program primarily for retirees, sponsored by Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn, shared that there’s something special about living in a place where Torah is learned on all levels, with love, joy, and respect. More than 20 men, regular attendees of the Torah Tuesday
On May 11 at 7:30 p.m., Steve Reich, who has been called our greatest living composer (New York Times and The New Yorker), and his wife, Beryl Korot, one of the pioneering video artists of our time, will be showing excerpts from their video opera, “ The Cave”. This theater of ideas uses video, music, and the spoken word
Bergenfield—A couple of weeks ago, I walked down the basement stairs at Congregation Beth Abraham into a darkened social hall. After flicking on the lights, I was greeted by row after row of empty folding chairs. The silence, though brief, was deafening. While upstairs, I and three other early arrivals chatted. They nervously
The conference room of the Grand Hyatt was charged with an enthusiastic sense of purpose as a group of over 200 devoted professionals from various communities in the tri-state area convened early Monday morning, April 27. While the program was hosted by PTACH, the attendees comprised principals, rabbeim, teachers,
The 11th annual gala of the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies (BCHSJS), a 41-year-old supplementary Jewish high school that meets on Sundays, is set for Thursday, May 28, at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center.
Bess Adler, finishing her fifth year as principal of the school, following
Congregation Israel of Springfield held its 40th Annual Dinner at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ, the evening of April 28. The event, attended by a record crowd of over 225 persons, provided an opportunity to honor a number of noteworthy shul members and community leaders. As well, the kehilla was pleased to present a
Florham Park—As an agency serving the needs of the communities of Essex, Morris, Sussex, north Union, and even Hudson counties, the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest touches many lives. By providing services as needed, and creating new services when warranted, they are able to interact with people throughout any and all
The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School will be hosting its 67th Annual Dinner to be held on Thursday, May 14, at The Grove, in Cedar Grove, N.J.
This year’s dinner will be honoring generations of Giborim, the Jewish heroes whom JKHA/RKYHS is proud to call their own.
Fair Lawn—Twenty six rabbis got their start in Fair Lawn’s Jewish community, and on May 3 they will be honored for their accomplishments and achievements at Torah Tuesday’s Annual Breakfast. The men being honored at the event “grew up in Fair Lawn and went on to become rabbis—some of them teachers, some of them