Wednesday, July 08, 2020


Roar Like a Lion: ‘Rabbi Jake’ Engages Jewish Children With Peppy Tunes

Rabbi Jake Czuper, a Jewish educator and musician from Atlanta, has been performing and educating children about Jewish values with his newly released album, a CD of high-energy, unique, kid-friendly pop tunes with sweet melodies and rhymes, all with a frum edge. If your kids love Uncle Moishy, they will love this


Inspiring Bergen Jews: The Shabbos Project

Last year, 300 women baked challah together in anticipation of Shabbos; over 150 people shared a communal Shabbos lunch at Congregation Keter Torah; an uplifting Havdalah was experienced in Teaneck; a gala concert was played at the Teaneck Jewish Center upon the conclusion of Shabbos.



Chagim Ba’aretz

And I thought Bergen County felt as Jewish as you can get...

But nothing can compare to Eretz Yisrael during the chagim season.

It was my first time in Israel for any of the chagim. I had always heard about the “feeling in the air” during the month of


The Shabbos Project: What You Can Do

Everyone in the community can get involved. Community members need to roll up their sleeves and tap into inventive ideas to advertise the Shabbos Project and into ideas to implement the weekend of October 23-24.

Families can invite unaffiliated neighbors and co-workers to a Shabbos meal. Children can be


Why Does the AMT Tax Happen to Good People?

Recently, I found myself in the middle of an unusual conversation with my daughter. I use the word “unusual” because it’s definitely not what I’m used to. As a parent, I’ve spent years responding to softball questions that I don’t have to think anymore. “Can I punch my sister? No.” “Can I stay up late? No.”


How to Save Your Legacy From Chris Christie

This is a very busy time of year. Holiday insanity is (finally) over, and we actually have to go to work for a full work week. Time to play catch-up at work and in life.

Which makes this a great time to think about estate planning. You’ve spent hours in shul asking Hashem to help protect you and your


Naftali and Gilad’s Rosh Yeshiva to Visit New Jersey

On the weekend of October 24, Parshat Lech Lecha, Bergen County will be hosting Rabbi Dov Singer, one of the leaders of Israel’s neo-Chassidic movement. Rabbi Singer is the Rosh Yeshiva of Makor Chaim who so eloquently eulogized his martyred students Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaer by


Organized and Clutter Free: My Mother’s Dishes

Many baby boomers and seniors are holding on to their dishes with the hope that their children or grandchildren will someday want to take them home to use for entertaining and holiday celebrations. Let me be perfectly honest with you.

Number 1—Your kids and grandkids are simply not interested. They are


The Sukkah as a ‘Holding Environment’

Sigmund Freud, the “Father of Psychoanalysis,” understood that because of man’s prolonged gestation, infancy and childhood stages of development, the memory of being cared for within the warm embrace of parents or caretakers endures over time; and it is this visceral longing to be “held,” that continues to crop up, particularly


Attacks in Israel – When Children Ask Questions, How to Respond

The recent spate of attacks, and heart wrenching murders in Israel, are uppermost in all of our hearts and minds. These tragic events can be very upsetting to children. Oftentimes, children overhear adult conversation about sad news and difficult topics, and we must be sensitive to that and subsequently help alleviate their


Guidelines: How Do You Know if Your Child is Experiencing Anxiety?

Physical symptoms:

1. Loss of appetite

2. Overeating

3. Indigestion.

4. Vomiting

5. Sleep disturbances, nightmares, night terrors.


Dirshu Receives Guidance from Gedolei Yisrael as Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Embarks on Hilchos Birchas Hashachar and Davening

Gedolei Yisrael Address Precarious Situation in Eretz Yisrael

“I can’t believe I learned the entire hilchos tefillin with Mishnah Berurah! Even the difficult siman lamed beis and the Mishnas