Friday, May 20, 2022

Community News

Machzorim From Highland Park to Indonesia

One of the reasons that David Tawil has earned the nickname of “director of special projects” at his shul is because he has a knack for connecting with all sorts of people and identifying unique opportunities to do chesed.

Tawil, vice president of Congregation Etz


JEC and TABC Bring Home Robotics Trophies

Excitement was pulsing through the air inside the Fort Washington Armory Track in Manhattan, where hundreds of students from Jewish day schools nationwide gathered for a highly anticipated robotics competition on Tuesday, April 5. The event, a culmination of the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education


Virtual Event Will Honor Minnie Zuckier, z”l

On April 24 at 2:30 p.m. MST, House of Jacob Mikveh Israel (Calgary), in conjunction with Congregation Rinat Yisrael (Teaneck), will host a virtual presentation by Dr. Eliezer Segal, professor emeritus in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary on the topic of “Gunsmoke & Gemara, Depictions of


Englewood Marks Education Day

Mayor Michael Wildes recognizes the Rebbe’s influence in bringing education and morality to the forefront of public discourse on the Rebbe’s 120th birthday.

(Courtesy of Chabad of Englewood) City of Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes has proclaimed April 12, 2022 to be


Rutgers Bildner Center Lecture Series Highlights Sephardic Folklore

“The Saint, The Queen, and the Joker,” a recent three-part series offered by the Rutgers University Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, shared how folklore or aggada (narrative material, as parables, maxims or anecdotes) can help us understand Sephardic culture. Led by Ron Lasri, Aresty Visiting Scholar, and presented


Fish Center to Present ‘Remembering the Holocaust in Museums’

On Sunday, May 8, at 4 p.m., the Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (the Fish Center) at Yeshiva University, is presenting a fascinating lecture by guest speaker public historian Yitzchak Mais. The lecture will be presented via the Zoom platform and is the fourth in a series entitled


[email protected] Volunteers Meet to Enhance Learning Experience

(Courtesy of JEMA) Volunteers from JEMA (Jewish Educational Mentoring Alliance) @Yavneh Academy joined together to share experiences and learn new educational techniques to enhance the learning experiences on Zoom for their students. The evening was led by Robyn Adams, JEMA liaison; Jason David, middle school


UJA-Federation of New York to Honor Philanthropic Women at Annual ‘Heart Matters’ Event

(Courtesy of UJA Federation) UJA-Federation of New York will recognize Evelyn B. Kenvin, Jodi J. Schwartz and Klara Silverstein for their commitment to philanthropy and support of UJA at its Heart Matters event on May 16 in New York City.

Evelyn B. Kenvin will receive the Defender of Zion Award. Evelyn


Princeton Students Vote for Divestment From Caterpillar

A referendum sponsored by the Princeton Committee on Palestine (PCP) is asking undergraduate students to demand the university stop using Caterpillar machinery for its campus construction projects because the company’s equipment is used by Israel against Palestinians. The vote took place April 11-13 and the results are expected to be


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Offers Spring Support Groups

(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is pleased to offer a variety of support groups this spring, both virtually and in person. Support groups provide an opportunity for people with similar personal experiences to express feelings and share coping strategies with professional guidance.


‘Celebrate Shabbat @Home’ Shines for Peace

2,200 free Shabbat kits delivered; People prayed for peace, blessings and harmony.

At a time of uncertainty around the world and as a war rages overseas, thousands of Jews in Essex County, New Jersey participated in “Celebrate Shabbat @Home,” on Friday


Moving to Bergen County and Looking at Prospective Schools?

Why Ben Porat Yosef should be at the top of your list.

 (Courtesy of BPY) One of the most important factors we consider when deciding whether and where to relocate is our children’s schooling. We ask ourselves, does the area offer yeshivot that will

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