Wednesday, June 03, 2020


Mazal tov

Mazal tov to Dina and Gary Snitow on the bar mitzvah of their son Akiva!


Mazal Tov

Mazal Tov to Our Dear Reut Markovitz Upon Her Becoming a Bat Mitzvah

Love From,

Imma and Abba Rachel and Yossi Markovitz

Siblings Kayla and Elisha

Savti and Zaide


Mazel tov

Mazel tov to Eliana Gur-Aryeh on her 12th birthday and bat mitzvah! 
Mazal tov to her parents Allyson and Shoval and to her sister Kayla! 



Mazal Tov,

Adina Brandstatter! 

May success always
follow you. We love you
and are so proud of you today and always.


Auntie Mar and Dassi


Kulanu: Keeping the Flame Alive

David* is in middle school in the MetroWest area. He comes from a Modern Orthodox Jewish home, and like many other kids his age, he enjoys Star Wars, playing basketball and Xbox and hanging out with his friends. The only difference is that David is no longer in a Jewish day school, which most of his peers in the community attend.


What Are You Worth?

Dr. Dov Barvaz was a world-famous paleontologist, business owner and philanthropist. As a paleontologist, he studied fossils to understand humans in the ancient world. This job brought Dr. Barvaz the two greatest discoveries of his life. The first discovery was what seemed like a prehistoric zoo, completely buried with many of the


A New Mazal Tov Page: For All Our Graduates and Those Celebrating Smachot

The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everything about our lives, and everyone has a different story to tell. Obviously there are the tragic stories of death and suffering. But there are other stories, of simchas postponed, special events canceled and milestones altered.

Our graduates, who


A Tale of Two Reactions to Hate Speech in Edison

Why Council President Joyce Ship-Freeman deserves to be called out

We all tend to hope that times of crisis bring out the very best in us. During this unprecedented crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all being tested. We worry about the continued impact of this silent killer on our families,


Scenes From the Dr. Shimshon Isseroff Chidon HaTanach USA

Youth national finalists from many New Jersey schools competed in Sunday’s USA Chidon HaTanach. The all-day digital event included qualifying exams, digital tours, a panoply, several fun yet head-scratching collaborative Kahoot quizzes (with prizes!), and a tribute to the Chidon’s


Ta’amei HaMikra: Are They Min HaShamayim?

Off The Charts!

“Off the charts” is the way Shaarei Orah member Jack Varon refers to the explanation the ta’amei hamikra offer for the pasuk וַיְמָרְרוּ אֶת-חַיֵּיהֶם בַּעֲבֹדָה קָשָׁה (


A Sensational Salute to Superheroes

On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performed a stunning show to honor the first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Flying in formation over Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, our country expressed our collective gratitude to and admiration for this exceptional


The Invention of the Alphabet

In an alphabetic writing system, each letter represents a sound. Where did the alphabet come from? Were there different alphabetic writing systems that arose independently in different parts of the world? (Since the English word “alphabet” bears a striking resemblance to the Hebrew letters “aleph” and “bet,” you should