Thursday, March 23, 2023

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My Plight

Dear Dr. Glick,

I have been reading your articles every week and, though I haven’t written until now, I was overwhelmed by something you wrote about in your last two columns. You wrote about marriages facing extremely difficult problems and the need to work tirelessly toward finding some way to keep going in the face of impossible challenges.

I am


Africa-Israel: Raising Luxury in Central Jerusalem

“Africa-Israel properties in Israel are raising the standard of living in Jerusalem and make for quality investments,” said Eyal Hacham, the company’s vice president of marketing and sales. The company is hosting three events in the New York area this month to showcase a premiere project at 7 HaRav Kook Street in the center of Jerusalem. Nearly


Fill the Void, Israeli Award-Winning Film Comes to Teaneck in November

Fill the Void, the award-winning Israeli drama written and directed by Rama Burshtein, has been delighting audiences in the USA since its premiere in May. Film fans and supporters of the Teaneck International Film Festival are urged to wait until the weekend of November 15-17, 2013, to see it as part of the eighth annual Teaneck International Film


Local Republicans Host Ari Fleischer and Matt Brooks

Teaneck—Recently, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer  and the Jewish Republican Coalition (RJC). Director, Matt Brooks, were guests at a symposium in Bnai Yeshurn, sponsored by the local RJC chapter.   Approximately 200 people attended the event moderated by Rabbi Steven

The discussion was lively and wide-ranging one, as participants took


Buono Works to Shrink Christie’s Lead

Just weeks after Governor Chris Christie made a campaign stop in Teaneck, Democratic candidate Barbara Buono opened  up a Teaneck-based campaign office on September 16.

Three Teaneck council members have come out in support of Buono’s opponent, the incumbent Christie, but no Teaneck or Bergenfield council members have, as of yet, come out publically


Rep. Garrett Against Bombing Syria

Glen Rock—During Chol Hamoed, the singer Bono’s One Campaign to Electrify Africa (which wants to provide electricity to 50 million Africans) went to Congressman Scott Garrett’s Bergen County office to present a petition to ask Garrett to co-sponsor a bill on that subject. When other questions were raised in the conversation, particularly a question concerning


Local Inventor Partners with Israelis to “Reclaim the Toothbrush Holder”

Teaneck—Sidney Vidaver describes himself as “a creative person… and a lifelong Zionist.” But he never expected to have the chance to combine the two interests—and in a potentially money-making venture to boot.

The Teaneck resident is the inventor of the ReGripper, an innovative toothbrush holder designed for bathrooms in older houses and


Kaplen JCC Photo Exhibit

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will be featuring the photography of Teaneck resident Devorah Rosen Goldman in October in a one-woman show. “Everyday Israel: Through A Digital Lens” contains 28 black-and-white and color images capturing everyday cityscapes and landscapes throughout Israel. The community is invited to attend the opening on October


Glatt Express $10K Giveaway Winner Chosen

Teaneck—Gil and Kari Chachkes of Teaneck won Glatt Express’ $10K Giveaway contest last Sunday. Store owner Tammy Secemski and son, Dani Secemski, drew the winning ticket from a box filled with thousands of tickets from customers who spent $100 or more at the store.

Loyal customers, the Chachkes family sent Gil to the store after being called by the


Dr. Jack Mermelstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Hamilton, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) presented its E.C. Nurock Award to Jack S. Mermelstein, OD, of Fair Lawn, New Jersey during the organization’s September 21 stgeneral membership meeting and awards ceremony at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 1978,


Join Team Sharsheret At The “ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” In NYC

Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting women and families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, will participate in the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 20.  Last year, more than 400 women, men, and children joined Sharsheret in Central Park for the walk and family fun


What a Difference a Generation Makes

As we agonized over the decision as to whether or not we should leave our lives behind us in Montreal and start afresh here in the Bergenfield-Teaneck community, we painfully grappled with the obvious decision that we would have to leave our handicapped daughter Naama Bracha behind in Montreal. The group home that Naama lives in, Maison Shalom has yet to be

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