Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Cheryl Mandel Inspires At Frisch

A surprising source of inspiration came to the Frisch School on Wednesday with One Family Fund speaker Cheryl  Mandel .

One Family Fund (www.onefamilyfundtogether.org)  is Israel’s premier organization that supports and rehabilitates victims of terror and bereaved families in Israel.

Cheryl’s son Daniel, a 24 year-old Lieutenant in the


Friendship Circle Yedidainu Program Hosted at Moriah & Yavneh

Last Thursday and Friday was the state-wide NJ Educators Convention and public schools were closed. For families with special needs children in the public schools, the Yedidainu program (started originally with Yeshivat Noam) coordinated by the Bergen Friendship Circle offers these parents a solution by providing a day of activities in partnership with local


Chana Mlotek, z”l, (1922-2013)

Chana Mlotek was an extraordinary woman and Yiddish folklorist who worked long and hard to bring a vibrant, exciting, Yiddish culture to Jewish life in America. This included keeping The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene in the spotlight as the showcase of that culture in the 21st century.

Née Eleanor Gordon, Chana got her love of Yiddish culture


Avoiding Weight Gain This Winter

Winter seems to be a time when many people put on some extra weight. Have you ever considered why that is? Here are some of the top reasons and what to do about them.

More layers, more room to hide. The bulky sweaters and loose coats give us that fake comfort and temporary ability to feel denial. I always tell my clients to have one summer


What Every Woman Should Know: Folic Acid and Methyl Folate

In the last several months, I’ve devoted considerable column space and radio air time to publicizing the need for expectant mothers—indeed, for all married women of child-bearing age as well as soon-to-be married women—to adopt lifestyle behaviors that increase their chances of having a healthy baby. Eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients that have been


The Eyes Have It: Tips on Connecting to Others

Most people agree that making eye contact with other people is important in our lives, especially if we are trying to convince them to see things our way. Eye contact positively affects interpersonal relationships as well as workplace interactions. There are five important times to make sure you are making eye contact. The context could be while you are making a


Stress – A Source Of Klollah Or Bracha – Take Your Pick

This past Thursday my wife and I returned from more than three weeks in Montreal, though we had planned to spend a week. Shortly after we got there, the sky fell in and we were faced with a medical emergency. Our handicapped daughter, Naama, was admitted to the hospital and the situation was touch and go for almost three weeks. We were with her, joined for part of the


Jews in Space

Boris Valentinovich Volynovwas the first Jew in space. He was born in Irkutsk in Siberia to a Jewish mother, but then his family relocated, and he finished secondary school in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Oblast, in 1952. The next year he completed basic pilot training in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, and in 1955 graduated from an aviation school in


A Candle in the Heart: How Yiddishkeit’s Flame Kept a Child Alive

From the vantage point of her life as the matriarch of a large and loving family, Judith Kallman returns to her war-torn childhood in the Holocaust, sharing her memories, and filling them in with her adult knowledge. She was only four years old when she saw her parents for the last time. By then, her privileged, comfortable life had already started its rapid


Yavneh Academy Commemorates Kristallnacht

On November 11, in commemoration of Kristallnacht, the Yavneh Academy Middle School hosted Mr. Julius Behrend. Mr. Behrend, who currently resides in Spring Valley, NY spoke about his childhood memories of growing up during the Nazi era in Germany.

Born and raised in the famous port city of Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Behrend grew up comfortable, his parents


TABC Shows Off New Building at Open House

TABC showed their newly expanded and refurbished school to a record 196 prospective students and their families at the open house on Sunday, October 3.

(photo by Bracha Schwartz)


Hiking The Palisades Interstate Parkway

The New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park features two main trails: the Long Path along the cliffs and the Shore Trail along the Hudson River. This moderate five-mile loop hike combines a walk along the top of the Palisades cliffs with a stroll along the river, passing several outstanding viewpoints and interesting ruins of former

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