Saturday, March 25, 2023


Does It Really Make a Difference?

On Tuesday, the world, and especially those of us who live in the New Jersey/New York environs, was devastated by the horrific terror attack that took place in New York City. We all saw photos and videos of the dead and wounded lying on the streets after having been mowed down by a terrorist who proudly shouted “Allahu Akbar”


WayFind Hosts Tech Career Event for Frum Community

WayFind hosted a first-of-its-kind event this past Sunday night. Despite the rain, the room was filled to capacity, with very limited standing room. The topic of the evening was: Future Tech Careers for the Frum Community. The program began with opening remarks from Natasha Srulowitz, co-founder of WayFind, a


Preparing Our Children to Respond to the  Anti-Israel Propaganda on College Campuses

Part III

“Perception truly is now reality, and our enemies know it,” asserts Steve Fondacaro, an American military expert. Israel and the West are engaged in what is “fundamentally an information fight,” in which Palestinian Arabs have mastered the technique of controlling the


Are Smart Locks Shabbat Compatible?

Part II

Last week, we reviewed the Schlage Connect Smart Lock and identified some potential issues with its use on Shabbat. This week we will review the August Smart Lock and see if it presents any favorable functionality for the shomer Shabbat smart home.


November 2017 Election Highlights

The gubernatorial election will be taking place on Tuesday and, in addition, there are many community elections. Please refer to local ballots for specific voter information. The most important thing is to show up and cast your vote.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of New


Marc Zharnest Seeks Reelection to Fair Lawn Borough Council

Marc Zharnest, a lifelong Fair Lawn resident, is running for re-election to the borough’s council this coming election day. The first Orthodox Jew to hold the position, Zharnest is running as part of The Cosgrove team, which includes the current mayor John Cosgrove and Amy Lefkowitz, who is seeking reelection as


Englewood’s Cheryl Rosenberg Urges the Community to ‘Get Out and Vote’

Heading into Election Day 2017, Englewood City Council hopeful Cheryl Rosenberg spoke to The Jewish Link about her plans for November 8 and beyond, should she be elected. A 10-year resident of Englewood and former board president of Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus, Rosenberg easily won the June Democratic primary and is running


Upright vs. Canister

Seriously folks, this is an important discussion. I visit many homes, and I have decluttered several thousand bags of donations, trash and recycling from clients’ domiciles. Occasionally I will drag out the client’s vacuum cleaner and help get the dog hair cleaned up from under the couch. I am amazed at the number of upright


Optimism Amid Tragedy: From the West Coast to Houston

When the Jewish Agency offered me the opportunity to join a group aiding in disaster relief and rebuilding communities in Houston, I immediately said yes. With the support of my great supervisor Sarah Cohen Domont at Santa Cruz Hillel, I packed my bag and traveled with them for a week.


Get the Most Out of Your College Recommendation Letter

Teacher recommendations are an important component of your college admissions package. Getting good recommendations requires picking the right recommenders and asking them the right way; more goes into this process than you might think!

Give Yourself Enough Time


‘The Essayist’ Brings Professional Creative Writing Assistance to New Jersey

Sarah Abenaim, a freelance writer, Jewish Link columnist, former educator and editing guru is now offering personalized one-on-one coaching sessions to teens seeking guidance in preparing and producing essays for college or high school entry. “The Essayist” will help evoke and uncover the creative ideas of students who may need


College Essay Tips From a Former Admissions Officer

As a former admissions officer from Northwestern, I have read thousands of applications and I have also helped hundreds of students with their applications and their application essays. I’m going to give you my top college essay tips for the application process.

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