Tuesday, August 16, 2022


EL AL Takes Summer In-Flight Family Fun to New Heights

Families with children traveling on EL AL Israel Airlines roundtrip from New York (JFK/Newark) this summer are in for a sky-high treat with the introduction of the airline’s specialized “ELALCHIK” program. During this month and August, 40 select flights on the New York/Tel Aviv route will provide entertaining activities, fun giveaways and take-home memories for


Taking Mental Health Treatment Online

In my work as a clinical therapist, I treat patients who struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as a host of other life stressors such as grief from the loss of a loved one or even loss of employment. Many people find that the period between face-to-face sessions can be very challenging, and they need support to manage their day-today stress and to


It’s All in the Family

Some may not even know what we are talking about when we remember the days of Archie and Edith on “All in the Family.” At this point in all of our lives, while presidential conventions are either taking place or about to take place, we were discussing the fact that Archie Bunker sort of reminds us of Donald Trump. He definitely does not hesitate to say whatever is


Pokemon Go—WOW

As a tech writer for the Jewish Link of New Jersey, I usually pick my subjects from day-to-day tech issues that I encounter from GCG’s clients. Many times I learn more from clients than from anyone else.

Usually I will write my column and ask for the editor and publisher’s feedback. Though on this particular subject I came to the Jewish Link offices and


What Is Going On With New Jersey’s Gas & Estate Taxes?

There has been a lot of talk lately about recent developments with New Jersey’s gas and estate taxes, and I wanted to pass on a quick update for the readers of the Jewish Link.

Let’s start with Estate Tax. As you’ve heard here before, New Jersey has the worst estate tax in the country. Better said, New Jersey’s estate tax exemption amount, i.e.,


An American Education

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2015, eight of the top ten universities in the world were in the US. The propensity for the inclusion of international students into these pillars of higher learning is, to many Americans
who have benefi tted from acceptance into their programs, a part of what makes these universities so special. A


Summer Jobs for Kids

Mothers love discussing their children’s milestones. “How old was he when he walked?” “What were her first words?” To be honest, if you ask most fathers these questions you probably won’t get such an accurate answer. “I don’t know; he was probably about 1 or 2 when he walked. Definitely less than 3. I remember him being pretty short, so less than 3


Seeach Sod Plans Special Needs Educational Facility in Jerusalem

Seeach Sod, one of Israel’s leading educational centers for special needs and physically challenged children and adults, is bursting at the seams, as more and more parents all over metro Jerusalem seek to enroll their children in the organization’s renowned programs.

Much to their chagrin, the dwindling space in Seeach Sod’s Beit Metzudot Program has


When They Are Gone: Carrying On the Memories of Survivors

Throughout most of my childhood, I spent many holidays and vacations in Miami Beach with my great grandmother, Susan Rapaport a”h. When I was little, Grandma Susi was many things to me. She was the woman whose face lit up whenever
we came to see her, letting us know how special we were. She was the woman who told us to come right over when our flight landed in


Kids in Israel for the Year? Make Sure They Have What They Need

Sending your child off for a year in Israel has become a rite of passage. This time of year, parents and kids begin to worry about how to get everything they need into one suitcase or duffle bag. An increasing number of parents have been turning to Israel-based companies to literally help lighten the load.

For the past three years, Tamarim Concierge, based in


Double Aliyah From Teaneck’s Edgemont Place

Atara Staiman and Amanda Alexander grew up side by side on Edgemont Place in Teaneck. Atara, daughter of Aliza and Kal Staiman, and Amanda, daughter of Sharon and Benjamin Alexander, both attended Yavneh Academy and Ma’ayanot. Atara continued her studies at Shaalvim for Women and then went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Stern College and a Masters


Casting the Vote

A few weeks ago, I voted in the New Jersey presidential primary. It was my first time ever voting, since I had turned 18, and even though New Jersey’s primary didn’t seem like it would matter much, I decided to take part anyway. (Spoiler alert: I’m not revealing any of my political leanings here, so don’t get your hopes up.) After casting my vote at the local

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