Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Community News

Dr. Jack Mermelstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Hamilton, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) presented its E.C. Nurock Award to Jack S. Mermelstein, OD, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey during the organization’s September 21 stgeneral membership meeting and awards ceremony at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1978,


Join Team Sharsheret At The “ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” In NYC

Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting women and families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, will participate in the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 20.  Last year, more than 400 women, men, and children joined Sharsheret in Central Park for the walk and family fun


What a Difference a Generation Makes

As we agonized over the decision as to whether or not we should leave our lives behind us in Montreal and start afresh here in the Bergenfield-Teaneck community, we painfully grappled with the obvious decision that we would have to leave our handicapped daughter Naama Bracha behind in Montreal. The group home that Naama lives in, Maison Shalom has yet to be


Racing Through the Holy City

March through Zion and go around her, count her towers” (Psalms 48:13)

Aside from being the national capital of Israel and religious capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem has recently become a popular location for different types of racing events, both exhibitions and professional. The challenging geographical topography, along with the


Being Married is Not Always Easy

After my last article about a spouse essentially giving up frumkeit, several people expressed surprise to me about my suggesting that people must put in a tremendous amount of effort and do everything possible to resolve their differences, even if the result will be far from ideal. Indeed, that is the case in many marriages, though appearances may suggest everything is


Moriah Honoring Respect Week in October

New Jersey will be celebrating the 3rd Annual “Respect Week” during the week of October 7. The Moriah School will be honoring this week by running ongoing programs for we students about respect with an emphasis on online responsible behavior and good digital citizenship. To encourage this practice Moriah has hired Detective Melissa Straub of High Impact to


Camp Shalom _ Bergen County JCC in Washington Township

Washington Township—For the past five years, I have been bringing elements of Shining Mountain Center for Peaceful Childhood’s educational/therapeutic model to exceptional children at the Camp Shalom summer program at the Bergen County JCC in Washington Township, NJ.

Shining Mountain Center is dedicated to the work of Dr. Janusz Korczak (1879-1942), a


Ben Porat Yosef Celebrates Chol Hamoed Sukkot

Paramus—Ben Porat Yosef (BPY), a yeshiva day school in Paramus, builds its curriculum around the philosophy that “ Being a Jew is not only something that is studied; it is something that is lived.” Chol HamoedSukkot brought faculty and students together to experience this concept to the fullest.

“What better way to celebrate


Israeli Entrepreneurial Success Seminar at YU

New York–Yeshiva University’s (www.yu.edu) Sy Syms School of Business announced that it will kick-off  its annual “Leading with Meaning” business ethics and entrepreneurial education programming with an event entitled The Silicon Valley of the Middle East: Understanding Israeli Entrepreneurial Success on Wednesday, October 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m.


Boy Scout Troop 226 in the Land of Skannatati

On Chol ha-Mo’ed Sukkot, Boy Scout Troop 226, chartered to the Jewish Center of Teaneck, went to Harriman State Park for a three-mile hike. They were accompanied by several parents and younger siblings, including members of Pack 613 and a Girl Scout Brownie troop in Fair Lawn.

The hike began at the Lake Skannatati parking area on Seven


Snowflakes in The Sukkah and Who Are Our Children With?

As Sukkot approaches, we cannot help but remember the times (not often) when we experienced snowflakes dropping into our soup while eating in the Sukkah. They don’t call it the North Country for nothing! Considering that this year the chagis so early we cannot imagine that the problem will exist. Instead the other recurring dilemma on a warm beautiful day


Jewish Magic in the Morning

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