Monday, April 19, 2021


Into the Breach: American Jewish Chaplains And the European Holocaust Survivors

At Yom HaShoah commemorations, we often acknowledge American soldiers who participated in the liberation of a concentration or slave-labor camp. Frequently, these combatants had little opportunity to assist the Jewish survivors on a long-term basis, since they were in highly mobile units involved in mopping-up operations.


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ Receives Funds for Second Generation Caregivers and Holocaust Survivor Care

(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has announced it has received a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Center on Aging and Trauma, a project of the Holocaust Survivor Initiative. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $49,665 in continued programming for


Lessons of the Holocaust From a Second-Generation Child

I am a second generation child of Holocaust survivors who did not experience the Holocaust firsthand, but I lived it through my parents. One element second-generation children have in common is an enormous disruption in our family history because of great catastrophe. For us, the Holocaust is not an abstract historical phenomenon.


‘Generations Light the Way’: Remembering the Six Million

A family-oriented commemorative project for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

(Courtesy of Tzohar and Yad Vashem) The Jewish directive “Remember” is defined by different expressions, including a communal responsibility to actively recall the past. This is passed from generation to


Holocaust Survivors Give Stunning Testimonies To Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Courtesy of Claims Conference) Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has announced a new Holocaust survivor-led, digital campaign, #ItStartedWithWords.

Before local anti-Jewish laws were enacted, before neighborhood shops and


Thousands of Jews Honor Israel’s Fallen Ahead of Yom Hazikaron

(Courtesy of Honor Israel’s Fallen) With the joy of independence comes the reminder of sacrifice and loss as Israel prepares to celebrate 73 years since the establishment of the Jewish state.

Yom Hazikaron, which falls this year from sundown on Tuesday, April 13, to Wednesday, April 14, is Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers. It is a


I Am Afraid to Share My Work Anxieties With My Wife

Dear Dr. Chani,

For the past year, I have suffered from a lot of stress at work. Although I am managing well at my job despite my stresses, I would love to be able to share them with my wife. However, I am not sure that she could handle it. This creates a lot of tension in our relationship on my


Marlboro 8-Year-Old Inspires Others to Give

(Reprinted with permission from Vecino Health Centers) Why did an 8-year-old from Marlboro, New Jersey, decide to donate his pocket money to a community health center in Houston, Texas?

The answer is found in the unlikely bond between a young boy named Jordan and his friend Dr.


The Art of Doing a Mitzvah

A reimagined March Mega Food Drive addresses food insecurity.

(Courtesy of JFNNJ) When the pandemic forced all in-person gatherings in our community to end, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey had to reimagine its hallmark community event to address food


Reach Out and Touch Someone

When he was a pulpit rabbi, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, zt”l, began engaging in a very simple but meaningful practice. Every Friday afternoon, he would telephone all of the elderly widows in his community, asking them how their week was and wishing them a Good Shabbos.

Later, when he became the president of


Hip Replacements on Sale

Anyone who listens to the radio while driving or at home has probably become immune to the daily tirade of advertising that we are being subjected to by the medical community. It is likely that most are not even aware of it because it is just the norm here in the USA. I can almost repeat verbatim the attributes of Northwell Health, the


Pesach in Puerto Rico With Chaim Kiss

Teaneck’s Chaim Kiss emceed over Pesach at the Kosherica program at the Hyatt Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.