Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Community News

Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education Names Dr. Lynne B. Harrison to Board

New York—The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education, which partners with Jewish day schools to provide engaging curricula, teacher training and advanced technology as well as vital support in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, announced today that philanthropist and businesswoman, Dr. Lynne B.


Largest Women’s Gathering in Livingston to Focus on Inspiring Goodness

Livingston—Hundreds of people are expected to turn out on Monday, June 1, at the Westminster Hotel for what is believed to be the largest annual gathering for women in Livingston. The evening will feature great food and wine, awesome raffle prizes and inspiring real-life stories.

More than 800


The NORPAC Mission: Making a Difference

When you put a seed in the soil, you hope it will grow. It’s only after the fact that your impact becomes clear. This is often the case for advocacy efforts such as those taken up by NORPAC, a nonpartisan Political Action Committee whose primary purpose is to support candidates and sitting


Run for Rachel Raises Funds and Awareness for Victims of Domestic Violence

Men, women, teens and children from across New Jersey converged at the Memorial Oval in Livingston on Sunday, May 17 for the 15th Annual Run for Rachel to benefit victims of domestic violence. There were 312 5K race finishers and 136 one mile fun run/walk finishers.

First place


Linden Dedicates Community Mikvah

“Gishmei Bracha” has rarely had the depth of meaning as in recent weeks for the community of Linden as they prepared for the dedication of their new mikvah. Having endured a winter of historically high snowfall followed by an April and May of historically low rainfall, the community


Daughters of Israel Annual Golf Tournament

The Fern Forman Memorial Golf Tournament in support of Daughters of Israel was a huge success. Attracting over 150 participants, the tournament was held on May 18 at Montclair Golf Club. In addition to the Golf Tournament, the event included a Card and Game Party, cocktail reception, awards ceremony, live auction and raffle


UWS ‘Crack of Dawn’ Minyan a Godsend for Downtown Commuters

In Englewood, Sheldon Pickholz’s alarm clock radio clicks on at 4:50 every workday morning. By 5:35, he’s crossing the George Washington Bridge, and he arrives at the Upper West Side’s Congregation Ohab Zedek, fondly known as “OZ,” a few minutes before six, just in time for minyan.


The Annual ALS Walk: Walking in Memory of Eitan Jacobi

Eitan Jacobi could name all 44 US Presidents in order.

If you’d try to stump the Teaneck youth on a presidential trivia question, you didn’t stand much of a chance.

When Eitan was 11, he told his parents, Rabbi Lori Forman-Jacobi and Simcha Jacobi, that


Teaneck Celebrates Arbor Day

Members of the Teaneck’s Shade Tree Advisory Committee recently were joined by Teaneck council members to plant a tree in Brett Park on River Road, in honor of Arbor Day.


Lisa Wisotsky Declares Candidacy for Englewood Council

Lisa Wisotsky is a wife, a mother, a physician, an Orthodox Jew and she is running for the Englewood Council at Large position. There are five council seats. One represents each of Englewood’s four wards, and the fifth seat, the one she is running for, represents the entire city. According to Wisotsky, the success of any city is


Inter-School Choral Festival Celebrates Power of Jewish Music

Six day schools joined together for an evening of music in the sixth annual Inter-School Choral Festival, held May 11 at Frisch High School in Paramus, NJ. Marsha Greenberg Motzen, Music Director at Yavneh Academy, and founder of the event, introduced the concert, telling the students, parents and faculty


Leading Israeli Athletes, Artists and Innovators Join Celebrate Israel Festival

New York—With two weeks to go until the Celebrate Israel Festival, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York, a wide array of notable Israelis have confirmed their participation, from some of the country’s greatest basketball stars to representatives of several of its most successful start-ups.

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