Saturday, May 15, 2021


Comprehensive Support Services During the Pandemic

What a difficult time for students! As a parent, grandparent, former assistant superintendent and principal I am so disheartened to see some public schools open and many still closed. I cannot rationalize why private schools in my own community are open and yet the public school on my block is still closed for daily instruction. The


How International Students Can Help Solve Israel’s Brain Drain

(Courtesy of JCT) While Israel has built a well-earned reputation as the “startup nation” for exporting its population’s prowess in technological innovation around the world, many would find it surprising to learn that the Jewish state’s domestic high-tech sector is experiencing a brain drain.


The Life of Isi Liebler

Reviewing: ‘Lone Voice: The Wars of Isi Leibler’ by Suzanne Rutland. Gefen Publishing House. 2021. English. Hardcover. 680 pages. ISBN-13: 978-9657023228.

Editor’s note: Isi Leibler passed away earlier this month. We are pleased to present this review of


‘Jews, You Are Free!’ New Book Celebrates the Life of Rabbi Herschel Schacter, z”l

Highlighting: “The Rabbi of Buchenwald: The Life and Times of Rabbi Herschel Schacter,” by Rafael Medoff. Yeshiva University Press. 2021. English. Hardcover. 512 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1602804265. Available for Pre-Order from www.Ktav.com


Climb to the Summit of Wyanokie High Point in Norvin Green

This 4.4-mile, moderate-to-strenuous hike in Norvin Green State Forest climbs to the summit of Wyanokie High Point, goes by an historic mine that can be entered, and passes a beautiful waterfall. The hike should take about 3.5 hours. Dogs are permitted on leash.


Isn’t It Common Courtesy?

It is really frustrating to be in a situation where one expects a reply or a visit to an enquiry and it does not happen. Several years ago those of us who work at The Jewish Link were becoming annoyed that one or two transient visitors would make use of our coffee machine and then leave either cups in the sink or refuse around the


Gigi, the Uber-Extraordinary, Diminutive Giant: A Very Personal Recollection

In late June 2005, I had my first face-to-face meeting with renowned director Christopher Nupen, for whom I had arranged lectures and screenings of his film “We Want the Light” across the United States. At that point, Alice Herz-Sommer (aka Gigi), whose Holocaust survival story figured prominently in the film, came into my


Bergenfield’s Adam Segal Gets Gold

Bergenfield resident Adam J. Segal and his New Jersey-based publicity agency The 2050 Group managed the film awards campaign for the Academy Award-winning short subject documentary “Colette,” about a woman who fought the Nazis as a member of the French Resistance and recently visited the concentration camp in Germany


‘Carry On,’ a Musical Legacy of Inspiration

An album being released this Motzei Shabbat pays tribute to a former Bayswater resident in a meaningful way, sharing his inspirational music with the world at large, while also benefitting a program that helps teens and young adults overcome life’s challenges.



Having Your say in the Link With Aryeh Moskowitz

Photographed by David Beyda 

On Parshat Emor:

Hashem tells us to leave a corner of our field unharvested so the poor can come and take. Why not give directly? To teach us that it’s better to give


Long-Haulers of COVID-19: A Call for Advocacy

Wellness—of ourselves, our families, members of our community and the public at large —is of paramount importance. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 9, 2021, by Executive Order No. 103, Governor Philip Murphy similarly


Pew Packing

Many shuls are currently dealing with a crisis: empty seats. This reality is a secondary effect of the pandemic and is causing shuls to re-examine and reimagine how to make the synagogue experience more enticing for their missing-in-action members. This approach is understandable because you cannot have a congregation without congregants.