Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Community News

NJ Yachad Hosts SIBSHOP Program

On Sunday, February 8th, NJ Yachad hosted its ongoing SIBSHOPS program, a unique program just for brother and sister who have a sibling with special needs. Children ages 6-12 joined for an afternoon of fun, games and peer support, gaining new perspectives from fellow “sibs” and finding things that they have in common


NJ Yachad’s Upcoming Mothers Support Groups

New Jersey Yachad is proud to offer the following support series for women who have children with special needs: The workshops will take place at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, 89 W. Englewood Ave. Teaneck, NJ

Monday, February 23rd 2015: “Eat well, move well, sleep well– three ingredients to help cope


The Rachel Coalition Seeks Volunteers

Florham Park, NJ—The Rachel Coalition, a partnership of nine Northern New Jersey organizations, working together to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris County, is seeking volunteers for its highly respected Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates


Back to a Future Without Parkinson’s

Teaneck—Back to the Future (BTTF) enthusiasts are well aware that 2015 is the 30th anniversary of the release of the first movie in the BTTF trilogy. Those who are even more into the movies remember that in BTTF II, Marty McFly and Doc traveled full speed ahead to October 2015.

Lou and Debby


New Englewood Mikvah to Be Named for Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss

After several starts and stops, a new Englewood mikvah is under construction with an anticipated June completion date, and will be named in memory of Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mendel Balk of Englewood.

“For many years, Mendel Balk has done


Je Suis Valerie, Je Suis Lassana: Help Family of Victim of the Attack on Kosher Paris Supermarket

Paris—Valerie Braham, widow of murder victim Philippe Braham who was gunned down while shopping for shabbos, buried her husband at Har HaMenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem on January 13th. He was buried along with the three other Jews (Yohan Cohen, François-Michel Saada, and Yoav Hattab) killed in the Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket


Shomrei Torah to Honor Dr. Ira Cochin at Torah Web Dinner

Fair Lawn—Dr. Ira Cochin grew up in a cold-water flat in the late 20s and 30s, and has managed an academic career in engineering by overcoming the challenges of being blind and deaf. “He’s just a special guy,” says Mendy Aron, the head of Shomrei Torah’s Torah Tuesday programming. Cochin is being honored by Shomrei Torah


Yachad Yavneh Shabbaton in Fair Lawn This Week

Fair Lawn—The 17th Annual Yachad-Yavneh Shabbaton, a highlight of the year, brings together Yachad children and their advisors, eighth graders and staff from Yavneh Academy, and the Ahavat Achim community, including their young people.

Max Agress, a junior at Lander’s College for Men says, “It’s


Survival Is in Their Blood; Donation, Relief Center Under Way

Edgewater—A local Jewish family jumped into immediate action to help the victims of the Avalon apartment complex fire that took place two weeks ago and left hundreds of people homeless.

Coming from a long history of survivors and a strong work ethic that is deeply ingrained in their culture, Mindy Gale


Golda Och Academy Meets $15 Million Fundraising Challenge

West Orange—The Och Challenge was born in December 2010—when a $15 million matching-gift campaign was created by Daniel and Jane Och in loving memory of Golda Och, Daniel’s mother and one of the school’s original founders. To commemorate her legacy and in honor of this transformational gift, the school


Jewish Business Network: Using ‘Jewish Geography’ to Make Business Connections

Teaneck—Cedar Lane’s Garden State Jewelers was the place to be for the latest networking event of the Jewish Business Network (JBN). In an intimate setting with a small electric fireplace illuminating beautiful jewelry, a small group of strangers mingled and exchanged introductions and business cards while enjoying


Rachel Dube: Committed to Caring for Ugandan Youth

Rachel Dube is on a mission. That mission is all about chesed. “I want to leave the world a better place, and fill the world with goodness and happiness where ever I can,” says Rachel. She, along with her husband, Mike, runs the Dube Zone, a children’s sports programming company. The couple shares a passion for

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