Thursday, February 02, 2023


Immigration Explores Expanding Hardship Waivers

Starting July 15, 2015, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services began seeking public comment on the much-anticipated proposed expansion of eligibility for the widely successful Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver program. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to help alleviate our overburdened


Picking the Fruits of the Season

As the dog days of summer give way to the brisk breezes of September, now is a great time to pick your own peaches, nectarines and apples at local orchards. Peaches and nectarines are generally available from mid-July through early September, while apple-picking season starts in September and lasts through


Therapeutic Nursery at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Successfully Helps Children Overcome Symptoms of Selective Mutism

Children who have selective mutism are bright, verbal children who withhold language in “select” social situations. Most of them speak freely at home and only become mute at school or with non-family members. When they are mute, they often assume an odd appearance: they become stiff, avoid eye contact and often grimace or turn


Four Ways to Bring Order to Another School Year

(BPT)It’s that time of year again; time for class projects and quizzes, field trips and friends, recesses and recitals. Yes, it’s time for another school year, and for parents, that can mean a little bit more stress as well. If the last school year left you feeling more like a survivor than a thriver, take


A cappella Breaks Out Camp Shalom Color War

A cappella band Six13 announced Camp Shalom's color war winners and gave a phenomenal concert for campers and staff.


Ending Shabbat Strong at Mesorah

Camp Mesorah implemented a new camp-wide Havdalah service this summer led by Camp Director Ari Katz, with Josh Broide on the drums and Saritte Silvera on the keyboard. At the end of Shabbat each week, the entire camp gathers in the Mesorah Dome for a moving and inspiring Havdalah service which infuses the upcoming week


Camp Dora Golding Camp Reporter, End of the Summer Report

Hi there! It’s Daniel Goldstein from Camp Dora Golding, reporting for the very last time in 2015.

The last two weeks have been a complete whirlwind, there is no other way to describe it. So many happenings, that the jam-packed camp


Dirshu Edition of the Sefer Chofetz Chaim Published

There are times when a new seferis published that one can tell will have a transformational impact on all of klal Yisrael. Undoubtedly, the new Dirshu edition of the Sefer Chofetz Chaimis one of those revolutionary sefarimthat will bring newfound clarity to the learning of hilchos


Shining a Spotlight on Depression

Several weeks ago, a terrible tragedy occurred: a young woman named Faigy Mayer committed suicide from a Manhattan building. According to reports, Ms. Mayer was a single woman who had grown up Chasidish, but had moved away from religion as a young adult. By some accounts, she felt abandoned and ostracized by her family as a result


Camp Lavi Rallies Against Iran Nuke Deal

On July 22, Camp Lavi took part in rallying against the Iranian nuclear deal along with thousands of people throughout New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale. Director Joey Hoenig introduced the in-camp rally and explained the importance of Lavi’s participation. A short video was shown, demonstrating the history


Gesher Week 7 in Review


Yoatzot: Both ‘Strongly Opposed’ and ‘Warmly Welcomed’ in the Teaneck Community

The Jewish Link received significant criticism in the last few weeks regarding how we referenced the recent Yoetzet event that took place in our community. We published advertisements, save-the-dates and a Q&A with the Teaneck yoetzet, and finally reported on the event, which welcomed approximately 300 of our community’s women. Quite

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