Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Community News

Donn Gross Builds a Minyan in Caldwell

Caldwell—In a town known for its thriving Conservative community, Donn Gross saw a need. As a newcomer to town, he longed for a true Orthodox synagogue nearby, but had to settle for walking four miles each way to the Chabad of West Orange every Shabbos and holiday. While he gained tremendous faith and experienced


Rinat and Beth Sholom Will Study Together in Pre-Pesach Beit Medrash

Teaneck—Several months ago, Rabbi Joel Pitkowsky and Dr. Elaine Shizgal Cohen, Chair of Adult Education, of Congregation Beth Sholom were discussing ways to strengthen the relationships between different segments of the Jewish community. “Since Congregation Rinat Yisrael is right around the corner, they are a natural


Rabbi Menachem Genack to Receive Award at RIETS Gala

Rabbi Menachem Genack ,chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division ,will be honored at the annual gala of REITS, Sunday ,March 8 at the Grand


Cong. AABJ&D in West Orange Prepares for 49th Annual Dinner

West Orange—Congregation AABJ&D’s 49th Annual Dinner is honoring four most deserving couples for their faithful devotion over the years.

Rabbi Eliezer and Mrs. Sharon Zwickler, the Guests of Honor, are celebrating ten years since he became Senior Rabbi of the congregation. Rabbi Zwickler has been at


OHEL Bais Ezra Individuals Celebrate Elisheva’s and Shirah’s Bat Mitzvah

Recently, OHEL Bais Ezra individuals joined Elisheva Friedman and Shirah Abrahams and friends for a unique Bat Mitzvah celebration. Elisheva and Shirah are cousins whose bat mitzvahs are both on 24 Adar and they wanted to a special chessed project that included individuals with disabilities. They and several of their friends


NBN to Offer Expedited Licensing For Health-Care Professionals Planning Aliyah

Aliyah fairs across North America expected to attract thousands of Aliyah minded individuals

Seeking to help potential immigrants to Israel make informed choices, Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN) will be conducting a week of Aliyah mega events and fairs in five major cities across North America


CBT of Paramus Trivia Night Raises Money for Youth

Congregation Beth Tefillah of Parmus hosted a well-attended trivia night last week to raise money for their growing youth program, with Chinese food, raffles and music. It was a very successful night and all ages had a wonderful time. The shul hired a professional quiz master who incorporated a wheel to determine each question’s


NCSY LEAD Students Present Projects on Israel

On Sunday February 25, the NJ NCSY LEAD students presented their research on Israel to a panel of judges of top Israel policy advocates in the Metropolitan area: Rabbi Josh Pruzansky, New Jersey Regional Director Orthodox Union Advocacy Center; David Miller, Director of North America Masa Israel Journey; and Jackie Retig, Director


Yeshivat Noam’s 13th Annual Dinner Seeks to Raise $800K

Yeshivat Noam will celebrate its 13th Annual Dinner, Tuesday night March 17th. Yeshivat Noam President Nachman Paul said, “Like all Bergen County day schools, the revenue provided by tuition does not cover the cost of delivering excellence in secular and Judaic education as well as financial aid to 25%


Back to….A Future Without Parkinson’s

In 2002, when I moved to Teaneck from Albany, NY, I was apprehensive. But I put on a happy face and in short order found I had more invitations for Shabbat lunches and dinners than I had ever imagined possible. My friends here are down to earth and unselfish, a fact that changed my stereotyped notions of New York Jews. With the exception of not being


JCC Metrowest Announces 2015 New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Lineup

West Orange, NJ—The 15th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) will take place at JCC Metrowest from March 15 to March 29 and will feature a total of 23 new films from six countries, including 12 New Jersey premieres. In addition, filmmakers, film subjects, actors, scholars and other special guests will lead post-film discussions


JKHA Book Fair Is Coming

Livingston—The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy will be holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair the week of March 9. Books will be available for purchase in the atrium behind the school’s main lobby each day during that week. Parents are encouraged to visit the Fair and see the variety of books for sale—from preschool through

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