Monday, June 05, 2023

Community News

OU Women’s Initiative Summit Reinvigorates, Recharges Communal Leaders

The jobs of Orthodox female nonprofit executives and lay leaders got a supercharged boost of inspiration last week, as 150 women, including more than 20 from New Jersey’s Jewish communities, joined to invest in time together learning, sharing and growing. The Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative third


Leaders Make It All Happen

“Others wait for something to happen. Leaders make something happen. When we follow our particular passions and gifts we give to the world what only we can give.”
– Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

One hundred fifty women leaders


Edison Couple Receives Shapell Memorial Fellowship

Shapell’s/Yeshiva Darche Noam is excited to introduce its new David and Fela Shapell z”l Memorial Married Couples Fellows, Ben and Ita Weinstein of Edison. This dynamic couple will spend the 5783 (2023-24) academic year studying at Shapell’s/Yeshiva Darche Noam and Midreshet Rachel v’Chaya, which will include participating


Livingston Sings With ‘Sounds of Unity’ on Lag B’Omer

A multigenerational crowd gathered at LifeTown in Livingston as the afternoon drew to a close on Lag B’Omer, united in their support for the event’s organizers, Hatzalah of MetroWest and Friendship Circle, and eagerly anticipating the entertainment that was to come.


Chabad of Englewood Celebrates Lag B’Omer


Bergen County Tzedakah WhatsApp Is There for Residents

Within every voluminous issue of the now decade-old Jewish Link, there is a section devoted to local chesed organizations. In this past week’s issue, five pages were devoted to spotlighting chesed organizations emanating from Teaneck/Bergen County. Included in these pages were two comprehensive lists, one of 21 chesed


Eisenberg Family Foundation Bestows Gift For Writing Center at Yeshiva University

Generous donation will establish the Lea and Leon Eisenberg Writing Center at Stern College for Women.

(Courtesy of YU) A generous gift of $3 million to Yeshiva University will establish the Lea and Leon Eisenberg Writing Center at Stern College for Women. This dedication, in


Haas & Zaltz Holds Workshops in Teaneck and Passaic

(Courtesy of Haas & Zaltz) Haas & Zaltz is an estate planning law firm in Rockland County that has recently been hosting free estate planning and asset protection workshops in Passaic and Teaneck.

These workshops were a great success, with many attendees coming together


YU Launches Historic Jewish Studies Conference in Dubai

(Courtesy of YU) On Wednesday, May 3, Yeshiva University (YU) and the Mohammed Bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH) held the first-ever joint conference between an American Jewish university and an Emirati university at the Crossroads of Civilization Museum (CCM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The conference,


Agudath Sholom to Host Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier for Shavuot

(Courtesy of Congregation Agudath Sholom) Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier, a Judaic studies scholar, will be spending Shavuot in Stamford at Congregation Agudath Sholom, and delivering five Torah classes over the holiday.

Dr. Zuckier will give his first two classes on the first night of Shavuot,


Lag B’Omer Celebrated in New Beth Abraham Building

Monday night commemorated Lag B’Omer, the day commemorating the passing of the great Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi), the author of the Zohar Hakadosh. Hundreds of men and women packed the newly constructed social hall at Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield for a night of inspiration and friendship. The


Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Dinner

(Courtesy of Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey) The Chabad Center of Northwest New Jersey will celebrate its 35 thanniversary gala dinner on Monday, June 5, at the elegant Crystal Plaza in Livingston. A lavish buffet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a celebratory dinner and program will follow at 6:45

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