Thursday, February 02, 2023

Community News

Ariel Sharon: A Salute

When a close-knit country like Israel, a country that has been tested as much as Israel, loses a man like Prime Minister Sharon, it doesn’t just feel like the loss of a leader, it feels like a death in the family. And many of my fellow Americans, some of whom are here, feel that same sense of loss.

I say to Prime Minister Sharon’s beloved and devoted sons,


Sharon timeline

26 February 1928: Ariel Sharon is born at Kfar Malal. His parents, Samuel and Vera Scheinerman, had arrived six years earlier from Russia

1948: Sharon became commander in Israeli army and particpated in the war of independence

1953: Prime minister


Traffic Tie-Up on The Way to the White House

Chris Christie was virtually coasting to the nation’s capital. With a huge win in November to capture a second term as Governor of New Jersey, Christie turned his attention to the White House and solidified his spot as a front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

After showcasing his political prowess with a decisive victory in an


Sheba Gala Searches for Progress, Peace, and Preparedness

Chelsea Piers in Manhattan was the setting for the 2014 Annual Gala to benefit Sheba Medical Center. More than $1.2 million was raised to fund the construction of 12 bomb-resistant operating theaters at the central Israel medical center. Helene Feldman, who serves as President of the Board of Directors, was a warm and humorous Mistress of Ceremonies. She and


Yavneh Academy Celebrates 71st Annual Dinner

Honorees at this year’s dinner held at the Glenpointe Hotel were Joseph Stobezki, Jennifer Prince Wimpfheimer, and Chani Lichtiger.

Joseph Stobezki, the Guest of Honor, was an active board-member for many years and the first Yavneh Academy alumnus to become a Yavneh Academy president.

Jennifer Prince Wimpfheimer, Yav­neh’s Volunteer


Shomrei Torah Dinner March 3

Congregation Shomrei Torah’s 39 thAnnual Dinner will be held Sunday evening, March 2, 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 numerous


Moriah’s Annual Dinner to be Held on March 1

The Moriah School (Englewood, NJ), one of the nation’s premier Jewish day schools educating more than 800 students from across Bergen County, will be hosting its Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 1 st. The dinner will take place at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, NJ at 8:30 p.m.

This year’s honorees are Roni (’84) & Yehuda


Teaneck Crowns Teen Idol

In an exciting night of song and talent, Atara Schulhof, 14, a freshman at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, was crowned Teaneck Teen Idol 2014.  Thirteen semi-finalists participated in the seventh annual contest on January 18 sponsored by the Teaneck Community Chorus.  “I’m so thrilled and happy,” said Atara, “I was nervous, but I was able to put


2014 Parnassah Expo Comes to Town

It is not every day that the office of a relatively new non-profit Jewish community organization fields communication from leading multinational corporations, government entities and prestigious businesspeople. However, that is precisely what is now an everyday occurrence at Parnassah Network as the organization’s 2014 Parnassah Expo Parnassah Expo—a historically


MLK Day: Recalling an Early Zionist Protest Against Racism

For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights—from the Jewish Freedom Riders such as Schwerner and Goodman, to the rabbis who marched with Dr. King, to the Jewish attorneys who spearheaded the NAACP’s legal battles


Was Walt Disney Antisemitic?

Actress Meryl Streep has reignited a debate that has simmered below the surface in Hollywood for decades: Was Walt Disney anti-Semitic?

The occasion was the annual awards event of the National Board of Review, an organization of filmmakers, students, and movie scholars. Streep presented an award to Emma Thompson, for her role in the new movie “Saving


A Special Bond: Martin Luther King, Jr., Israel and American Jewry

This year, U.S. Jews, like other Americans, will mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by remembering him as a powerful voice against racism and for civil rights. But, for Jews, Dr. King was also something else: a uniquely important ally in the fight against antisemitism and for a secure Israel.

Today, Dr. King’s close bond with the Jewish community is

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