Thursday, August 11, 2022

Community News

YUConnects Holds Successful Teaneck Shabbaton

Amidst the glorious autumn landscape and the unusually warm sunshine of November 1 st-2 nd, the YUConnects Shabbatonfelt equally exceptional. Not merely because Rav Hershel Schachter of Yeshiva University and other notable speakers joined the participants or even because the Teaneck community was so genuinely hospitable to all;


Days of Yore: Teaneck, Circa 1976

Someone once said: “If you live long enough, you start to sound just like your parents.” It may have been my nearly 90-year-old dad who said that. He often regales me with tales of when hot dogs at the kosher deli cost a nickel back when he was a kid. An article in the last issue of The Voice(“Teaneck: Looking Back, Moving Forward”) described Teaneck


A Modern-Day Maccabee Comes to Town

Teaneck—It isn’t often that a modern-day Maccabee arrives in Teaneck area scant days before Chanukah, but that’s just what will happen on Shabbat/November 15-16.

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich is a genuine Jewish hero. A founder of Riga’s Jewish underground under oppressive Soviet rule in the mid-20 thcentury, he and a group of daring colleagues


Ralph Gerber and the Jewish War Veterans

This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, Bergen County joined the rest of the country in honoring the service and sacrifice of our hometown war veterans. Ralph Gerber, an Army veteran and River Edge resident, is commander of Jewish War Veterans Post 498 in Teaneck and is very cognizant of the fact that, despite national respect, in the Jewish community,


Tenafly Mikvah Celebrates Bat Mitzvah Year

Tenafly—Women from all over Bergen County joined the Chabad Tenafly Mikvah of Lubavitch on the Palisades in celebrating its bat mitzvah year—its 12 year anniversary. The event honored the women who dedicate time to come to the mikvah. An inspirational program by Mrs. Sarah Karmely had the women discussing the mystique of the mikvah. They


Rinat’s 26th Dinner Set for Dec. 21

Congregation Rinat Yisrael will hold its 26th annual dinner on December 21, 2013. Guests of Honor are Moshe and Ilana Wertenteil. The Sruli Guttman Memorial Service Award will be presented to Avi Katz, and the Young Leadership Award will be given to Rena Zelig.

For more information or to make reservations please call 201-837-2795.


Darchei Noam Celebrates Its First Dinner

Fair Lawn—Nathan and Rachel Bednarsch were recently honored at Congregation Darchei Noam of Fair Lawn’s first annual dinner, held at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center. All guests were toasted and roasted as dinner was served. Most importantly, the Congregation and community expressed their appreciation to the Bednarsches, who were founders of Darchei Noam, and held


Medical Supply Gemach Opens in Teaneck

Teaneck—After the death of Renee Chaya Levy of Teaneck seven months ago, her son Chaim, and her widower, Yehiel Levy, came up with the idea of establishing a much-needed medical gemachto honor her memory.

As anyone who has suffered an illness or experienced surgery recognizes, it is often expensive and certainly time-consuming to obtain all the many


Shelley Steiner Employee of the Month at Jewish Home

Rockleigh—Shelley Steiner, L.S.W., social worker at the Gallen Adult Day Health Care Center which is part of the Jewish Home at Home, has been chosen Employee of the Month for November 2013. Shelley, a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work, has been at Gallen since 2002.

Gallen provides supervised day programs to frail seniors, disabled


Al Qaeda’s Most Dangerous Stronghold

The Daily Beastreports that two Al Qaeda franchises are grouping at the Syria/Iraq border and using the region’s chaos to make things much worse. The blog says that “Hundreds of new jihadist fighters are flocking to this battlefield in the heartland of the Middle East. And with the civil wars in both countries all but certain to endure for the foreseeable


The Believer


In early 2011, a disgruntled former employee of the Palestinian negotiating team handed Al Jazeera the biggest leak in the history of the Arab-Israeli peace process. The Palestine Papers—a collection of internal emails, working papers, and meeting minutes—contained shocking revelations about the compromises Palestinian leaders had made during the


German TV: How Antisemitic is Germany?

BERLIN – The Jerusalem Postreports that German public television broadcast a documentary last week about modern antisemitism at the heart of German society. It shows the commonality between anti-Israel legislative initiatives from Green Party and neo-Nazi NPD party. Titled  Anti-Semitism Today: How hostile is Germany toward Jews?

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