Sunday, May 16, 2021


Hot Chanukah Meals On Wheels For Seniors

Rockleigh—The Jewish Home Family is pleased to announce a program to help celebrate Chanukah by delivering free, hot kosher meals to the homes of seniors and the infirm in Bergen County on Wednesday, December 4 th, 2013. This will enable recipients to enjoy an effortless and joyous holiday. The program is designed to satisfy the mission of the Jewish Home


Building a Yiddish Bridge to Japan: The Mloteks’ Music is the Key

Paradise Valley—Zalmen Mlotek sends an email. “Ich fur oif Yapan.” (“I’m going to Japan!”)

The day after he got back, there was another email. “Call me at my mom’s.” There was something to tell.

Zalmen and his brother Mark, and their children, all have a passion for Yiddish and Yiddish culture, especially music and


Simcha? Why Don’t I Feel Happy?

Last edition of The Link focused on “simchas”. The terms implies happiness and, while weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and birthdays are all wonderful occasions, simchas are typically accompanied by a healthy dose of anxiety. All parents feel a certain level of stress surrounding various needs of their children during simchas.  For parents of children with special


Rainbow Looming

There is a fabulous sensation sweeping across the world! Children of every age are joining in on the action. Girls and boys alike are ecstatic over this newest trend. And no, it is not the newest app or video game. It is actually hands on, constructive and interactive. It lends itself to exciting conversations amongst friends. By now you may


The Legacy of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Two weeks ago, the entire Jewish world mourned the passing of Sephardic Torah giant Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who died at the age of 93. His passing was covered by Israeli and Jewish media and was noted in worldwide media. With estimates of 800-850,000 people attending his funeral in Jerusalem, it was clear the entire State of Israel—politicians, religious


How to Change Your Life: Rav Abuchatzeira Comes to Jersey For Inspirational Talks

Harav Yechiel Abuchatzeira, shl’ita, sponsored by Yad L’Achim, is coming to the U.S. from Israel for a series of inspirational evenings. After the success of last year’s events, Yad L’Achim is hosting six inspiring events for successive nights beginning on Sunday, October 20. The events will take place in Queens, Brooklyn, Monsey, New Jersey and the


Running for Their Lives: Lipowsky Runs for The Blue Card

Teaneck— Newspaper and blog readers in Bergen all know Josh Lipwsky’s name from hundreds of articles he’s written in local and regional papers. He is also a young man with a goal and a mission to help Holocaust survivors in need by running the New York City Marathon on Nov. 3 for Team Blue Card. The intent is to raise money for the social service agency


Locals Sponsor 10 Ethiopian Hi-Schoolers in Israel

Fort Lee—Diana Yacobi of Fort Lee, and her husband Ari, sponsor of 10 Ethiopian high school students in a support program run by NACOEJ (North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry), with offices in New York and in Israel. NACOEJ, founded and headed by Barbara Ribacove Gordon, was among the first groups to fight for the recognition of Ethiopian Jews as Jews and


Bergen JWRP Heads for Israel Again!

On October 20, 19 Bergen County women will be gathered at Newark airport filled with trepidation and excitement. They are going to take a special trip with The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP), which was established in 2008. Their mission is to empower women to change the world through Jewish values that transform women, their families and


Life and Times—A Wedding and A Funeral

Ramot, Jerusalem—October 7, 2013 1:30 p.m.—The passing of Rabbi Ovadia Joseph, the leader of the Shas movement and spiritual leader to thousands of Sephardic Jews in Israel, is announced to the public.

For Gabi Davidi and his family, this was supposed to be the happiest day of his life. That evening, he was getting married to the girl of his


Special Seattle Sukkah Still Stands In Teaneck

On Erev Sukkot, my neighbor, sent me an email.

Hi. I’m Binyamin Yablok ... We have an unusual sukkah with hand painted decorations which might interest your readers. It’s worth a couple of photosand explanation…

Rabbi Yablock and his wife, Aviva, have devoted their lives to Jewish education. He is the Assistant Principal at


Pen Pals in Prison

What do Robert, age 47, Rebecca, 32, from California, and Henry, 66, from Chicago all have in common? They are all Jewish and in prison. And all are eager for contact from the “outside” Jewish world.

Jewish Pen Pals, a service that’s run by the Aleph Institute, is based in Miami, Florida. The Aleph Institute is a 30-year-old charity that is dedicated to