Saturday, January 28, 2023

Community News

Ronnie Stern, Bar-Ilan’s New American Friend’s Chief

From the first time he stepped onto the Bar-Ilan University (BIU) campus almost 50 years ago as part of his bar mitzvah celebration in Israel, Ronnie Stern knew that Bar-Ilan and its American Friends would always play an important part of his life and that of his family.  When he was recently elected as the new President of the


There’s the Rockets’ Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air; And in Tel Aviv, They’re Singing Yiddish Songs

Teaneck—When Zalmen Mlotek and his family planned their annual trip to Israel, no one expected rockets to be flying over Tel Aviv. The trip was about bringing Yiddish music and song to students at The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Sum­mer Program at Tel Aviv University (TAU). Zalmen, who has been doing it for several years, was invited once


TBO 9/10 Team Starts Summer Strong

The Teaneck Baseball Organization 9/10 summer travel team is off to roaring start. The team is made up of 11 well rounded and talented players representing the communities various Jewish day schools. These 11 players have been working  very hard- devoting most of their summer afternoons and Sundays playing travel baseball. The team started off the regular


Dr. Bernard Lander’s Fourth Yahrzeit

New York—The Touro College community gathered at Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim recently to commemorate the fourth yahrtzeit of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and first president of the Touro College and University System.

Dr. Lander was a Jewish activist and scholar who developed Touro College into the venerable and successful institution it is today, with 32


Ralph Sigurd Blumenthal (1923-2014)

Born in Hamburg, Germany, his good looks and non-Jewish features enabled him to acquire food and coal to help support his family during Hitler’s early days. After Kristallnacht, he was smuggled out of the country, leaving behind his parents whom he would never see again.

In 1941, at the age of 18, he arrived in the U.S. and lived in Washington Heights with


Ma’ayanot Scholarship Dinner March 8

Teaneck—On Saturday evening, March 8 th, Ma’ayanot parents, students, alumni, and friends will gather at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck for Ma’ayanot’s Annual Scholarship Dinner where they will pay tribute to five extraordinary honorees.

Mark and Bracha Bluman are being honored with the Keter Shem Tov Award for their unyielding commitment


Frisch Dinner Honors Those Who “Connect”

Paramus—The Frisch School’s annual dinner will take place this Motzei Shabbat, February 8, 2014, at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck. The dinner’s theme is to celebrate the many ways that people choose to ‘connect with Frisch.’ A 600-student, co-educational, Modern Orthodox high school based in Paramus, Frisch seeks to provide an excellent


NYC Hosts National Gala for IDF

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) National NY Gala Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at New York City’s famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The Gala, FIDF’s largest fundraising event, will bring together more than 1,400 prominent leaders from across the country to stand in solidarity and support of the soldiers of Israel.



Shomrei Torah Dinner March 2

Congregation Shomrei Torah’s 39 thAnnual Dinner will be held Sunday evening, March 2, 2014, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. This gala evening honors

Ann and Joel Pogolowitz, who have been actively involved in Shomrei Torah since they moved to Fair Lawn in 1984. Joel, an accountant, and Ann, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, have served in


Chava Willig Levy Highlights JWRP Annual Fundraiser

Bergenfield—The Bergen County Chapter of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) will hold its Third Annual Dessert Reception Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 12th at Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Bergenfield, New Jersey. Chava Willig Levy, author, A Life Not with Standing, was the guest speaker.

The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project


Netivot Shalom Dinner Planned for Feb. 22

Teaneck— Netivot Shalom will honor Robin & Justin Straus with the Sema Heller Memorial Award at Netivot Shalom’s annual dinner. Debra Passner will receive the Service Award.

Teaneck residents for more than 30 years, Robin and Justin Straus are founding members of Netivot Shalom and have been extremely active at the synagogue since its inception in 1997.


After 250 Years, Jewish History Alive and Well in Newport

Newport, RI—It is best known as one of America’s most celebrated and picturesque seaside towns, a summer playground for the rich, a major yachting destination, and home to famed eponymous jazz and folk festivals. But Newport, RI, is also one of America’s most historically important places of Jewish interest and history.

Newport’s importance stems not

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