Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Community News

Sold Out! L.A.’s Mexikosher Pops Up in NYC

Manhattan—Part-time Teaneck resident Kevin Cohnen, owner of Pitopia, a 10-seat kosher take-out restaurant just south of Times Square, was excited to share the results of his one-night-only pop up restaurant, featuring food by Mexico-City born celebrity chef Katsuji Tanube, of Los Angeles’ Mexikosher.


Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler Honored as Senior Rabbi of Congregation AABJ&D

Congregation AABJ&D in West Orange will be honoring Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler for a decade of service as Senior Rabbi. The Rabbi has long been involved in all aspects of Jewish life, including learning, teaching, kashrut, eruv, mikveh, chesed and Israel advocacy. His wife Sharon is involved in many facets of communal life as well. The


Is It Typical Teen Angst or More Serious?

MetroWest—Parenting teens today presents unique challenges. Is your teen’s use of social media a means of connecting or escaping? How do we help our teens deal with academic and social pressures? How do we get through without being shut out? Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ and Congregation Adath Shalom in collaboration with the


Model Matzoh Bakery with Bris Avrohom and Adath Israel

On Sunday, March 22 the community is invited to the Model Matzah Bakery coordinated by Bris Avrohom and Congregation Adath Israel to be held at Congregation Adath Israel, 1391 North Avenue, Elizabeth at 11:30 a.m. Children will be taught about the laws of making matzah, preparing their own matzah and doing Pesach arts and crafts. For more


A Conversation About the Politics of the Haggadah With Sen. Lieberman and Rabbi Sacks

New York—Yeshiva University will present a conversation with former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and former Senator Joseph Lieberman on “The Haggadah’s Politics: From 2,000 Years Ago to Today” on March 22, 2015, The conversation, hosted by YU’s


Young Israel to Host Shabbat Chazzanut

Teaneck—The Young Israel of Teaneck will host the Joseph Dresdner, z”l, Memorial Shabbat Chazzanut, March 20-21, featuring the world-renowned Cantor Netanel Hershtik and the Hamptons Synagogue Choir conducted by Izchak Haimov. Cantor Hershtik will lead Kabalat Shabbat services on Friday evening, March 20, and Shabbat morning


Kaplen JCC Holocaust Commemoration to Feature “Brundibar” Theresienstadt Survivor

In 1942, Ella Weissberger performed the role of the cat in the children’s opera Brundibarat the Theresienstadt concentration camp, in Terezin, Czechoslovakia—a show the Nazis staged as a decoy for International Red Cross inspectors and to fool visiting delegations and the world at large into thinking


Thirty Eight Happy Tenafly Campers Attend Friends of Israel Scouting Event

Seven hundred and fifty Israeli Scouts— Tzofimfrom across North America – gathered in Ojai, California, to participate in a special scouting experience at Machane Shachbagwhere leadership, social responsibility, Zionism, and Israel issues were discussed. The camp, which takes place once a year for grades


Streit’s to Host Last East Side Annual Passover Palooza

New York—Streit’s Matzo Factory will host award-winning children’s entertainer Mama Doni and The Mama Doni Band at its fourth annual Passover Palooza. The festivities will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 that Streit’s Matzo Factory, 150 Rivington St., in NYC. Mama Doni, the “Matzo Girl,”


Meet Harry Ettlinger: The Last of the Original Monument Men

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will be hosting a rare presentation with guest speaker, Harry Ettlinger, the “last of the Monument Men” on Thursday, March 26, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. The story of the Monument was made into a movie starring George Clooney, who met with Ettlinger while preparing the movie.


Rabbi Shmuel Goldin to Receive Award at Project S.A.R.A.H. Breakfast

Teaneck—On Sunday, March 15, Project S.A.R.A.H. (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home) will hold its 9 thannual community breakfast in recognition of its 18 years of serving victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse throughout the State of New Jersey.

The breakfast


NORPAC Hosts House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

On March 10th, NORPAC’s Teaneck chapter had its inaugural 2015 event for House Democratic Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Nathan and Shari Lindenbaum hosted this event at their home, their fifth time hosting Mr. Hoyer.

As Whip, Steny Hoyer is the second-ranking Democrat in the House. He is

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