Thursday, May 19, 2022


In Memoriam: Heroes of the Skies

Around Veteran’s Day, it’s appropriate to look back at two of the mostly forgotten members of our family who served with distinction in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The war took the life of one of these heroes and forever transformed the other. Today, 70 years after the conclusion of hostilities in


Achiezer Eldercare Plus Conference Draws Over 700

This past Sunday, more than 700 people (some hailing from as far as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida and beyond) arrived at the Eldercare Plus Conference and Vendor Expo Showcase hosted by Achiezer at the New York’s LaGuardia Marriott Hotel. The attendees arrived hoping to become


Happiness at Fountain View: One Family’s Perspective

In anticipation of the Hachnosas Sefer Torah in memory of Paltiel (Paul) and Baila Chassa (Helen) Sperling, their daughter Rochelle Graubard shares her views and those of her two brothers with an inspiring look into the life their parents enjoyed at Fountain View—Rockland’s premier retirement community.


Beloved Administrator Bryna Malitzky to Retire From Teaneck Mikvah

Teaneck—When Bryna Malitzky retires at the end of this year, her presence will be missed in more than her capacity as the engine that keeps the Teaneck Mikvah going. The smooth operation of the evening mikvah, the keylim mikvah and the Sterling Place mikvah is largely due to Malitzky’s time and efforts during the day.


Chayei Sarah 5776: What’s Your (Back)Story?

“Do you want the real story, or what we tell people?”

That was the initial response when I called someone and asked how they succeeded in a public affairs victory. Intrigued even more now, I opted for the former.

The sages of the Talmud similarly note Eliezer’s


2015 Resolution: RCA Policy Concerning Women Rabbis

Oct 30, 2015 — Formally adopted by a direct vote of the RCA membership, the full text of “RCA Policy Concerning Women Rabbis” states:

• Whereas, after much deliberation and discussion among its membership and after consultation with poskim, the Rabbinical Council of America


IRF Resolution on Women in Communal Leadership Roles

November 2, 2015 — The International Rabbinic Fellowship is thankful and grateful to the Almighty and to a cadre of visionary educators, rabbis and communal leaders of the Modern Orthodox community for the amazing growth of Torah learning for women, in all its forms, which has transformed the face of the Orthodox community for the better


Chayei Sarah: The Cosmic Wheel

In all of David Rosen’s 15 years on the face of the planet Earth, he had always gotten everything he ever wanted.

When he was seven years old, his older brother Joseph had a fantastic Wilson baseball glove made from soft black leather, with a deep double-reinforced web, signed by Derek Jeter. David had


Performance Appraisal of Fellow Jews

The 28-year-old Orthodox father of two small children whom you supervise at work is not performing well. Moreover, he is not receptive and is even hostile to constructive criticism. How does one complete his company-mandated performance appraisal? If one presents an honest picture of his job performance the gentleman could be


The 18 Percent Solution

How the MetroWest Federation capped day school tuition for its middle income families.

It was almost two months ago that the Federation of Greater MetroWest unveiled its plan to cap day school tuition at 18 percent of a family’s adjusted gross income for qualified middle-income


Cub Scout Pack 613 Participates in Mitzvah Day

On November 1, the Tiger Den of Pack 613, the only Shomer Shabbat Cub Scout Pack in Bergen County, operating out of Congregation Ahavat Achim in Fair Lawn, took part in the Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Mitzvah Day. At Historic New Bridge Landing they saw an American Flag with only 13 stars, learned about a few of the


Magical Minivan

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since Hurricane Sandy. Normally I would not remember the exact anniversary, but it is also the anniversary of my minivan lease. How do I remember this when I cannot remember two hours ago? Well, the minivan in question had a battery issue. Our actual lease was up two weeks later but we

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