Friday, December 09, 2022

Community News

Siddur Party - Reflections From A Mother

River Edge- Several weeks before my daughter’s Siddurparty, some of her friends came over for a play date. They were talking about their upcoming Siddurparty, among other things. I could not help but ask the group what they thought of prayer: “Why do you think daveningis important or special?” Their responses ranged from,


Lubavitch on Palisades First Graders Now Published Authors

First Grade students at the Lubavitch on the Palisades School gathered at Womrath’s book store in Tenafly for a Publishing Party. Having used the Writer’s Workshop method, each child wrote their own books and had the opportunity to read them aloud to parents and friends at the party. Womrath’s graciously offered a 20% discount on all purchases to each


Children’s Clothing Drive In Our Community!

Teaneck - For the second year in a row, the Teaneck Children’s Clothing Drive is operating. Many people in the community struggle to make ends meet, and shopping for their children is often a hardship. By collecting gently used and new clothing within the community and inviting people to schedule private “shopping hours”, this drive helps many families dress


Strong Starts: Academic and Professional Opps for Young Olim

Getting tension headaches at the thought of financing a degree? Wondering how to use a degree you’ve already earned that doesn’t reflect your actual job skills? More and more students and young professionals are thinking Israel and tasting success. It’s no news that U.S. tuition costs have skyrocketed. According to Forbes.com, the college education


Teaneck’s Barry Cohen and Yosef Kornbluth to participate in YU’s Kressel Scholarship program

Teaneck—Barry Cohen and Yosef Kornbluth of Teaneck have been selected to perform advanced undergraduate level research as part of the Henry Kressel Research Scholarship program. It was established six years ago by Dr. Henry Kressel, chairman of the YU Board of Trustees,  managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC and a Yeshiva College graduate—to offer


Zack Schrieber Aims for District 38

As a member of a generation frequently criticized for its political apathy, 23-year-old Zack Schrieber is defying that stereotype and running for the New Jersey Assembly from District 38. The Fairlawn resident attended YNJ and MTA and is a soon-to-be graduate of Hunter College, where he is pursuing a degree in political science.

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Not your Mama’s Hadassah! Hadassah Installs Co-Presidents: Looks to the Future

Fair Lawn—Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization, is no longer simply a fundraising platform for Israel’s premier medical facilities. In 2013, the work of chapters is different: in addition to its foundational fundraising activities, Hadassah chapters work to enable women’s education and improve the health and well being of women and girls in the United


MASK Hosts Event at Sokolow Home

MASK recently hosted an event at the Englewood home of Shelly and Noam Sokolow. The guest speakers were Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser and Lewis Abram. The rabbinic committee consisted of Rabbi Akiva Block, Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, and Rabbi Zev Reichman. To learn more about MASK, contact Victor Zilber of MASK at: 718-758-0400.


OU Singles-“Two Nights Of Laughs”

The Orthodox Union Singles Connection, in partnership with a variety of Manhattan synagogues, will present “A Night of Laughs” twice in June, one for an audience 25-35, the other for singles 35 and over.

The program for singles 25-35, will be presented on Thursday, June 6 at The Jewish Center, 131 West 86 thStreet.  The version for singles 35+


OU Job Board to Launch Online Career Counseling

To take one’s career in a different direction, or to receive expert guidance through the job-seeking process can require more than simply sending off resumés. Striving to assist individuals to move forward professionally, the OU Job Board announces the launch of Online Career Counseling on Monday, June 3 to its roster of ongoing successful career-advancement


Egg Freezing: Where Science and Halakha Intersect

Englewood—The Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society recently sponsored a discussion on the social, ethical and halakhic impact of egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood. Dr. Kenneth Prager, Chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee of Columbia University moderated the panel with Rabbi Dr. Zalman


So Campy: 12 Top Tips For Getting Your Kids Ready for Camp

It’s that time again! Every year, like clockwork, mosquitos start filling the air, and the summer excitement begins to build. Graduations are happening all around us and everyone is anticipating the end of the school year and beginning of summer break!

If you are a parent that is sending your child to sleep away camp this summer, you’re probably

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