Sunday, June 04, 2023

Community News

Rav Mayer Twersky: Women Rabbis Are a Sign of Deep Assimilation

Editor’s Note: The following represents only notes and thoughts on several themes presented by Rabbi Twersky. Anyone interested is in further information is invited to please visit http://www.torahweb.org. The title of the shiur was “The Role of Women in Mesorah,” dated January 10,


Friendship Circle Hosts Event at High Exposure Climbing

Over 60 friends joined to support Friendship Circle Bergen County at an adult-only climbing event at High Exposure Climbing in Northvale, NJ,  this past Saturday night. Participants enjoyed over 2 hours of climbing and parkour activities at the new state-of-the-art climbing and parkour facility. In addition,


Concert in Teaneck Hits a High Note

This past Motzei Shabbos, 7th grader from Teaneck Gavi Isaacs jumped on stage and lit up the room, inspiring the crowd as he danced together with singer Yehuda Green with all his heart and soul, filled with joy and excitement. Credit: Irit Sandler


Safety and Security on Teaneck’s Palisade Avenue Takes Center Stage

Teaneck—The town council voted Tuesday night to write an ordinance to lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour and implement traffic calming devices, like speed bumps, in the section of the street parallel to Votee Park.

Councilman Mark J. Schwartz, who is also JLNJ’s co-publisher, once saw a child


Teaneck Teen Idol Contest to Be Held Saturday Night

Teaneck’s ever-popular Teen Idol contest will take place this weekend. The 14 finalists, including those from the Frisch School and Torah Academy of Bergen County, are rehearsing their own songs, plus the group song that opens the show. In its ninth year, the contest attracts Teaneck’s terrific teen talent plus enthusiastic


Pianist Karine Poghosyan to Perform at Puffin Cultural Forum

The Armenian-American pianist Kariné Poghosyan will be paying tribute to Schubert and Liszt on Sunday, January 24, at 4pm, when she performs a concert for the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck, New Jersey. Ms. Poghosyan’s program will explore the intriguing connection between the two composers showcasing selected piano transcriptions of


Bears from Bergenfield Brings Love to Israel

On my recent trip to Israel with the JWRP (Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project), in addition to my own luggage I carried a 40-inch, 50-lb. duffel bag filled to the breaking point with stuffed animals and teddy bears. I had volunteered to help Claire Ginsburg Goldstein with her Bears from Bergenfield charity


Congregation Ahavath Torah and OHEL to Co-Sponsor Shabbaton This Shabbos

“The world is becoming more complicated every day,” says OHEL’s Dr. Norman Blumenthal, OHEL’s Zachter Family Chair in trauma and crisis counseling and director of OHEL Miriam Center. “With today’s political and technological landscape, our children are facing challenges and circumstances we could not have even conceived 10


MJE Launches Lecture Series on Intercultural Cooperation

New York—A rabbi, an imam and a pastor walk into bar… it’s not the start of a joke, but rather the tagline for a daring new lecture series hosted by Manhattan Jewish Experience this January, which sought to do just that—bring together clergy from the three Abrahamic religions to discuss similarities, differences and ways we can


Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn to Host Second Annual Community Gala

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn will be hosting its Second Annual Community Gala on January 24, which will celebrate the Jewish-Russian Community of Northern New Jersey. At this year’s gala we will be highlighting young Jewish life in our community, and will do so through the examples set by Eva Yagyaev (Allendale), Sarah Shevchuk (Fair Lawn),


YU Community Beit Midrash Program to Explore Jewish Holidays and Evolving Relationship of Medicine and Jewish Law

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) will present a new semester of its Community Beit Midrash Program beginning February 10, with a six-week series of talks by two faculty members, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, vice president for university and community life at YU, and Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, professor


The Elmora Hills Minyan: Member Driven by Member Values

Elizabeth—The Elmora Hills Minyan was founded by members focused on creating an environment conducive to strengthening one’s relationship with Hashem in a respectful and serious but joyful setting amongst others who share those core values. There is a pervasive respect among members

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