Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Simcha Link

Festive Public Menorah Lightings Return for Chanukah 2021

The lights of the menorah will be on public view during Chanukah 2021 hosted by local Chabad centers with entertainment, refreshments and most importantly, plenty of simcha. CDC guidelines have loosened COVID restrictions, allowing public festivities to return—a Chanukah miracle in itself.


Nati Fischman Collects Books for Hospitalized Children

Nati Fischman, a 12-year-old from Teaneck, will celebrate his Hebrew birthday on 20 Kislev, which corresponds to November 24. Nati is in the seventh grade in Yeshivat Noam and his bar mitzvah date is November 25. In preparation for his bar mitzvah, Nati wanted to do something meaningful.


JWed Acquires SuperTova.com, Solidifying Position As No. 1 Jewish Dating for Marriage Service

(Courtesy of JWed) Finding a sincere and trustworthy dating service in the Jewish community can be ever-more challenging in today’s climate. Swiping apps often emphasize dating for superficial reasons, and it can devalue relationships over time.

This is why Jewish singles often turn


Let the Music Play

Please allow me to introduce myself. Hey, isn’t that a song? I say that multiple times a day to my husband, D.J. Al Gordon, veteran radio personality, and anyone else brave enough to enter my/our musical space. I recently moved from my lifelong community of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, to Edison, New Jersey, where I teamed up with


YIOT Spaces Now Available for Rentals

Looking for a new space to host your upcoming simcha? Family event? Lecture series? Ongoing classes? With the renovation and expansion complete, the Young Israel of Teaneck (YIOT) is proud to announce that the new space is now available for rentals. This handicapped-accessible building, located in the Country Club area of Teaneck,


Meet Dovid Pearlman: Student, Singer, Success Story

Dovid Pearlman has big shoes to fill. Coming from a family of musicians and singers, Pearlman embarked on his musical career when he was just 8 years old. And 12 years later, he has only grown—physically, of course, but also in his talent and professional life. Now, the 20-year-old student at Lander College for Men is juggling it


Family Role Models Inspire Bar/Bat Mitzvah Chesed Projects

There’s a proverb that charity begins at home. Just as important, learning to give charity starts at home, too. Children who grow up with parents who give tzedaka and donate their time to helping others, follow in their footsteps. When they approach bar and bat mitzvah age, incorporating a chesed project in their


Navigating Simcha and Safety

It was almost easier to plan a wedding in the pre-vaccine days of COVID, when there were specific restrictions. The CDC is not mandating quotas on guests or activities now, but advising hosts to follow safety guidelines. That makes planning a wedding today a guessing game: Will my guests be comfortable indoors? How many should I


Out of the Box Catering Wants to Make Your Event Unforgettable


“If it doesn’t look good or taste good, I won’t put it on a platter,” said Yaacov Farbowitz, who started Out of the Box Catering in July. “It’s about elegance and quality.”

With 10 years in the food industry in a variety of roles, Farbowitz decided it was time to


A Hachnasat Sefer Torah for Hillside’s Kehilas Shevas Achim

Communities within New Jersey, especially Union County, don’t often attract international attention. However, last month was an exception as Kehilas Sheves Achim of Hillside, New Jersey, a new and vibrant shul, marked its first year with a hachnasat sefer Torah celebration, generously donated


M&H Distillery Launches Apex Series Featuring Small-Batch Specialty Casks

M&H Distillery, Israel’s first whisky distillery, has launched the Apex Series, an ongoing series of small-batch whiskies. For the inaugural release, M&H Distillery has unveiled four expressions from different unique cask types: Pomegranate Wine Cask, Chardonnay White Wine Cask, French Limousin Cognac Cask and Fortified


Over 160 Future Lone Soldiers Arrive With Nefesh B’Nefesh During Aliyah Summer Peak

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Twelve future lone soldiers were among the olim who landed this week on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flight, in cooperation with the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, JNF-USA and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar. These future

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