Saturday, August 15, 2020


The Budget–and the Buck–Stops Here

In an unusual show of bi-partisan cooperation since Obama became president, the U.S.Congress agreed upon and passed a budget that they say will prevent government spending and still provide for America’ s immediate needs. In the Jewish community, however, many organizations already hampered by cuts stemming from the January 2013 sequester and the nose-dive in


Security Panel Suggests Spying Limits

Forty six recommendations aimed at protecting national security, advancing foreign policy and respecting privacy and civil liberties, were given to President Obama on December 18 by his Review Group on Intelligence and Communication Technologies.

The report, Liberty and Security in a Changing World, was created by the four month old group whose members are


The UN Conference on Genocide

New York—The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the UN in 1948 and it recently held a panel discussion, From Prevention to Protection: The Genocide Convention 65 Years On to examine its effects.

Several of the panelists said that the Convention had, for the first time, defined


Teaneck Cinema Reopens

As of December 20, Teaneck’s Cedar Lane is once again home to a movie theater—the newly reopened and revamped Teaneck Cinemas. The retro charm was refurbished and the affordable tickets have stayed, but the new technology is state-of-the-art. The digital projectors are being used right now to show Saving Mr. Banks, Anchorman 2,


Chabad of Fort Lee Enjoys Herbal “Buffet”

Forty women attended Chabad of Fort Lee’s “Blurbs on Herbs” Event on December 18. Homeopath and herbalist Sara Chana Silverstein discussed the benefits of various herbs and the way they can be used to prevent and cure flus and colds. She then guided all participants in making their own medicinal vinegar which can be used throughout the winter months.


Teaneck “Pounds For A Purpose” Campaign Launching Jan. 2nd

Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., Club Fit NJ and Elie Y. Katz will host the first annual “Teaneck Pounds for a Purpose” to help residents get fit while supporting a great local cause. A common New Year’s resolution to “Get Fit” will help participants shed pounds while feeding the hungry. The registration fee will go directly to Teaneck’s


RCA Honors Sweeney and Benrimons

At this year’s Founder’s Dinner, the Rabbinical College of America honored NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney and Robert and Sheila Benrimon. The keynote address was delivered by Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York.


U.S. Universities Explore Israel Study Abroad Partnerships

Thirteen senior officials from leading universities and study abroad programs in the United States arrived in Israel earlier this month for a week-long visit aimed at developing new study abroad partnerships with Israeli institutions. The visit was organized by Masa Israel Journey, a partnership between The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Government of Israel, along


NORPAC House Foreign Relations Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) in Teaneck

NORPAC recently hosted an event for Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) at the home of Drs. Mort and Esther Fridman in Teaneck. This is the second NORPAC event for Royce, who was previously hosted by Howard Jonas in Riverdale in October. He is the current Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee who, along with Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), sponsored the Nuclear Iran


The Moriah School Hosts Inaugural Camp Fair

The Moriah School recently hosted its inaugural Camping Fair, where parents and children came to learn about Jewish day and sleep-away camps from across the area. Erik Kessler, director of admissions, communications and HR at Moriah School hosted the fair as “a service to the parents to see all the camps at one time and not have to go to lot of parlor


Liberman: We Welcomed the Agreement with Syria

For more than a year, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs waited for the return of Avigdor Liberman. Both sides—the minister who suspended himself after being pressed with criminal charges and the ministry run by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and later by


Yoatzot Halacha Serve Hundreds in Bergen County

Teaneck—Women in Bergen County are turning in droves to local Yoatzot Halacha (Women Consultants in Jewish Law) educated in both Israel and Teaneck. These scholars, graduates of the two-year Keren Ariel Yoetzet Halacha Program at Nishmat in Jerusalem, and the satellite program run by Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Center and housed at Teaneck’s Ma’ayanot