Thursday, February 02, 2023

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Areyvut’s New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza

Bergenfield Areyvut hosted its New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza on January 1 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. Nearly 1,500 people from across the area came out to enjoy more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food, and live shows, including a BMX stunt show, the


Revealed: First Proof of Ancient Tekhelet In Israel

Jerusalem, Israel—An all-star lineup of scientists, academics, and rabbinic scholars from Israel and abroad took the stage at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Monday, December 30 to celebrate the 100 thanniversary of the late Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Halevi Herzog’s ground-breaking doctoral dissertation, The Dyeing of Purple in


Sinai Celebrating “Lev” Year on Feb. 9 at Glenpointe

SINAI is the only Jewish school in our community that serves children with a broad range of complex learning or developmental disabilities who cannot learn in a regular educational setting. SINAI creates a completely individualized program for each child based on his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. With a 1:2 staff-to-student ratio, in-house


Lubavitch on Palisades Dinner Scheduled for January 12

Tenafly—Lubavitch on the Palisades’ 18th Annual Gala Dinner and Chinese Auction celebrating “Chai -18 Years” will be held at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey on Sunday evening, January 12, at 5:00 p.m. Lubavitch is honoring Gary and Francine Lahm, Ezra and Orna Sofer, and Jon and Elizabeth Warms for their devotion, dedication, and


The Technology of Learning: What Will School Look Like in Five Years?

Part 2

The very idea of school has already begun to change and there is no going back. It is taking place in the public schools, in private schools, and is trickling down to the Jewish day-schools. (Technology for congregational schools merits a separate column.) The educational revolution has begun. However, there is danger in people falling for the hype.


Authors Examine Education’s Impact on Jewish History

Why has education been so important to the Jewish people? Author Maristella Botticini says a unique religious norm enacted within Judaism two millennia ago made male literacy universal among Jews many centuries earlier than it was universal for the rest of the world’s population.

“Wherever and whenever Jews lived among a population of mostly


A Good Marriage

How often do we pass couples who appear to be very compatible? Of course we know that everyone has challenges-just getting the kids to school, work, shopping, meal preparations, and chores, can be a source of stress for every person and every marriage.  Add to that, special needs children, pressure with a fast approaching work deadline, problems with relatives, etc.


Vacationing for a Cause

Two local Teaneck teens, siblings with Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome, are participating in the upcoming half marathon in the Bahamas to raise funds for Kids of Courage (KOC), a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of children and young adults with serious medical diagnoses.

Racheli, 13, a student at Moriah, and Tzvi, 16, a student at Teaneck High,


Have You Met Raj?

We bet that many of you have met the lovely people mentioned above. The question is whether or not time was taken to acknowledge them.

Several weeks after our move from Montreal, we took our grandson Zev to Dunkin’ Donuts, one of his favorite places. Due to Zev’s “special needs” he has difficulty in making clear exactly what it is he would like


Helping Your Single Not Be Single

The Shidduchcrisis is certainly not new to our world. We hear about it, we read about it, and we see it happening all day long. Unfortunately, this has become a reality that we don’t want to deal with, but can’t ignore either.

Parents of singles today must be more involved than ever before. They say that if one does his/her


Pieces of Fruit

Most of what I know about Tu B’Shvat, I learned as an adult. As a kid, I don’t think I was taught that much about it. I think each of my rebbeimassumed the others had taught us, so they just casually mentioned that it was the New Year for trees. And that’s a really strange thing to hear as a kid, without any elaboration. And then they gave out baggies


A Different Way to Lean In Lihi Lapid and A Woman of Valor

Part Two

Lapid’s mission on her U.S. book tour is to “show another Israel,” one whose people “deal with kids, family life, mother and father, how to keep the family together in this modern difficult world. For me, it is very important to export it.”

I first met Lapid during one of her attempts to do precisely that. She was getting ready to go

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