Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Community News

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


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

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