Friday, January 21, 2022


It’s Party Time: How to Choose an Appropriate Theme and Still Have Fun

Some party planners want you to ask your child where he or she wants to have his or her party. In the real world, most parents really don’t want to know what their 10-year-olds prefer—except for their favorite themes and colors. Parents should stay realistic and try to keep things on a level that shows their children they


Shaarei Orah: A Central Teaneck Venue Perfect for Your Next Simcha

Shaarei Orah, The Sephardic Synagogue of Teaneck, located on Essex Road in the heart of the Whittier section of West Englewood, provides a centralized location to hold your next special event. The synagogue’s ideal location, situated between the crossroads of several other synagogues, provides a convenient option for guests


The Finest of Scotch Whisky: Usquaebach

Usquaebach (pronounced “oos-ke-bah”), a small, artisanally crafted, rare blended Scotch Whisky is making its resurgence in the US market … yet being owned by a local Jewish family in Englewood is even more rare. The Perry family, also known as Cobalt Brands, purchased Usquaebach in 2005. Thanks to the hard


For the Flawless Look, Finish Your Face With an Airbrush

An airbrush system is a different way to apply makeup. It evenly sprays small amounts of liquid, in a mist, create a natural, dewy look. This method allows color to blend into one’s skin, giving the appearance of a flawless complexion. The makeup artist has the flexibility to mix foundation colors to create a perfect match to the


Hedy Is Bringing Her Famous Hats to Teaneck

Teaneck—It’s that time of year again. The snow will be gone (really), and Pesach is around the corner. The Spring hats for 2015 are fabulous. Coming to Teaneck for her semi-annual hat show, is Hedy Needle. Her trunk show will take place at 600 Maitland Avenue, Tuesday, March 10, from 7-10 p.m.


The Food: Getting Down to Basics

Food decisions are some of the toughest decisions you will need to make. Based on time of year and day, your budget, the number of guests, the party theme, the style of event…everything plays into your menu choices. Will you do sit-down dinners or buffets? French service or family style? Each has its advantages.


Hotel Ganchrow

Sometimes I think I run a hotel. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I live in a hotel, I just think that I am the manager, clerk, cook, baker, handyman and housekeeper for a hotel. Unfortunately for the guests, I do not have a different uniform for each of these staff positions, just my Biggest Loser sweatshirt and pajama pants


The “New” SAT

Let the spin begin. I actually saw a high school tutor advertise how lucky the current high school sophomores were because they had three choices available to them for next year: take the old SAT, take the new SAT or take the ACT. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth.

The new SAT will be


Largest Dirshu Shabbos Convention and Siyum Will Mark Completion of Daf HaYomi B’Halacha

Stamford—This year’s Dirshu convention that will be held over the weekend of Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei/March 13-15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stamford Connecticut, is slated to be a premiere demonstration of kavod haTorah and kavod for lomdei Torah. The convention is being held in conjunction with the siyum of the


IoT—The Internet of Things

About 10 years ago, the price of a good laptop was about $800 or more. First question anyone asked the salesman in Pre-Amazon times, is “How big is the hard drive?” Back then 250 Gigs was super large you will never need more than that. Of course, the DVD Burner, Screen size, battery life and the weight were other factors.


Navigating the System: Accessing Developmental Disability Services in NJ

Tenafly—To mark Jewish Disability Awareness Month, NJ service agencies gathered to present a free special “How-To-Access What You Need” conference for parents and caregivers of special needs people who must cope with the bureaucracies at government agencies. The session took place at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades last


Terumah: Teachers of the Lost Ark

Rabbi Rosenthal walked down the halls of the Nachmanides School at a rapid clip. Mrs. Weiner had tipped him off to what was going on in Rabbi Levy’s seventh grade class, but he had to see for himself. Surely she must have been mistaken.

He reached Room 118 in about 45 seconds—the school building

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