Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Community News

Ma’ayanot Students Perform to Save Lives

Heartbeats: A Night of Song, Dance and Connection

Started six years ago by three students in the Class of 2009, Heartbeats is an annual student-initiated, student-created and student-directed performance open to women of the community.  Each year Heartbeats organizers choose a charity to which the proceeds of that year’s performances will be donated, and


Rav Amar, Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel prays at Shaarei Orah

On Tuesday evening April 30, Congregation Shaarei Orah, the Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, had the rare privilege of hosting Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel. The sanctuary was filled to near capacity as Rabbi Amar joined the Sephardic Congregation for the Mincha(afternoon) prayer service. After Mincha,


Not Just Another Singles Event: Bergen Connections

Teaneck—Do you have a single friend who has been set up countless times just to be disappointed or disheartened? Perhaps you are single and have just about “had it” with what is now termed the “Singles Crisis?” Each time someone calls with a suggestion, do you feel compelled to go out because “the shadchansaid: ‘this time it will be


Rabbi Shmuel Goldin’s Book Signing at Judaica House

This past Sunday, bookworms and scholarly readers, people from all walks of life and denominations of Judaism, flocked to the Judaica House on Cedar Lane to have Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, the rav of Ahavath Torah in Englewood and the president of the Rabbinical Council of America, sign Bamidar, his latest release in the series he is doing on Chamesha Chumshei


Care One CEO and Daughter Raise $1M for Care One Sandy Vics

The Chairman and CEO of Care One, LLC, Daniel Straus—and his daughter Elizabeth—raised more than $1 million to give to over 100 of his employees who were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many staff members were left homeless or suffered tremendous damage to their property from the severe flooding and wind. The funds were distributed through an application



Yeshiva University invites the community to its first annual conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls. The conference will take place May 19 thfrom 1:30-4:30PM at the Lipschutz-Gutwirth Study Hall (Rubin Shul), 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, in Manhattan.

Opening and Closing Remarks will be given by Professor Moshe J. Bernstein. Participating contributors will be


Ahavath Torah Annual Dinner Planned for June 20th

Congregation Ahavath Torah is pleased to announce that their 2013 Annual Dinner will take place Thursday evening, June 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Torah. This year’s Guests of Honor are Lori and Harry Reidler. The Reidlers, parents of four grown children, have been residents of Englewood for 28 years. Harry is an attorney with a nationwide


RYNJ Chidon Champ Makes Her Competition Her Cause: Bat Mitzvah Project Strives to Help Babian Family in Israel

Teaneck—Tehila Kornwasser, a 6th grade student at RYNJ from Teaneck, recently won the regional championship of the International Bible Contest, the Chidon, for the Bergen County area, and placed 5 thin the international competition in Israel, separated by just a five points from the big winners. The contest was all about Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim,


President’s Statement on Jewish Heritage Month

Congress declared May as Jewish Heritage Month in 2006 and President Obama was the only U.S. President to throw a party for it, but with the recent budget sequester, this year’s party has been cancelled. So has Fleet Week in New York, when thousands of naval personnel will not be visiting the city.

Jews have been in the Americas since the Inquisition, and as


The Other Kind of Jewish Outreach

When we hear the term “Jewish outreach,” most of us automatically assume that it has something to do with kiruv. Translated literally it means “bringing close.” It is the idea of bringing people closer to Judaism and renewing their commitment to the Jewish faith. There are many worthy individuals and organizations dedicated to Jewish outreach and their


Me’achorai Hapargod: Are Our Communal Dollars Being Spent Wisely?

A recent report in The Washington Postdisclosed that the federal government could save tens of billions of dollars each year by trimming duplicative programs such as the deployment of catfish inspections by three separate agencies and the use of an astounding 159 different contracted organizations that provide foreign-language support for the Defense




Teaneck Bris Gemach

Bris outfits, pillows, pillow cases, tefilos for mothers to say. Open to the Jewish community. There is no solicitation of funds. For information or to reserve  call Zissi at 718 704 6225.

Teaneck Baby Gemach

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