Friday, July 01, 2022


Local Teens Take On Storm Damage

Fourteen local teenage boys volunteered to help with flood relief in Boulder, Colorado as part of a joint NCSY-NECHAMA trip recently.

About two months ago, Boulder was hit with 17 inches of rain—half its annual rain fall—in only two days. Most of the town of Lyons, about 15 miles north of Boulder, still doesn’t have power or running


Talking Business

Are you looking for the next big idea to help you to jumpstart a business or perhaps an exciting innovation to improve an existing venture? Search no more. Instead, arrange a sit down with Akiva Lipshitz, a Teaneck resident and budding entrepreneur. And by the way, don’t be put off by the fact that he is only 13 years old.

Akiva’s interest in


Student-Run Medical Ethics Conference at YU

New York, NY—As Americans across the country debated the ethical, legal and practical ramifications of Obamacare, Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES,) a student club mentored by YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF,) looked to the Israeli medical system as the framework for a very different kind of conversation:


A Green House Pops Up in Teaneck

Imagine moving into a house, never paying a dime on heating or air and yet never being bothered by the change in temperature as seasons pass by.

A new house on Wyndham Road in Teaneck, one of the first Passive Houses in the state, will allow its residents to live such a life.

The home, designed by Teaneck architect Malka van Bemmelen, AIA, and


Candidate in the Spotlight: State Senator Bob Gordon

Senator Bob Gordon, the incumbent Democratic State Senator from the 38 thDistrict, took some time to talk to the JLBC.  He talked to us about his years of service and said his office handles 1,000 constituent cases annually. All the mail and emails that come to his office are read and most are responded to promptly unless he needs to do research on


Bergenfield Town Council Election Approaches

Bergenfield—November 5 features elections for state positions, and a number of local positions like the town council seats in Bergenfield.

Democrats running for reelection include incumbent Mayor Carlos Aguasavivas, who was sworn in on April 18 after the death of Timothy Driscoll, Ora Kornbluth, Charlie Steinel and Rafael Marte. The


Young Israel of Fort Lee Dedicates New Shul

Fort Lee—The long-anticipated dedication of the Young Israel of Fort Lee, named for Holocaust survivors and activists Ulo and Ethel Barad, took place recently with many of Bergen County’s spiritual leaders in attendance. Among the speakers were Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich; Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, past President of the Rabbinical Council of


Bergen Women Celebrate Mikvah

Every November the women of the extended Teaneck, Bergenfield and New Milford community gather to celebrate their community mikvah. This year, the Annual Women’s Event will be held on Monday night, November 18 th, 2013, at Keter Torah. The event is being dedicated to the mikvah’s head shomeretof close to 30 years,


Masmidim Program Set for Summer of ’14

OHEL’s Camp Kaylie has announced its new Masmidim Program for the summer of 2014, which will provide a serious and warm learning environment, surrounded by the beauty and inspiration of Camp Kaylie and its integrated camping environment.

This unique Masmidim program will be open to boys finishing 11th and 12th grade, and in addition to stimulating learning,


Thanksnukkah Toy Drive Underway

Can you imagine the Shoprite circular for Thanksgiving week this year? Turkeys and chocolate Chanukah Gelt, frozen latkesand bread stuffing mixes all on sale the same week. As we score up our points for that Thanksgiving turkey discount, we also have to focus on purchasing oil for the chanukiotand of course the Bergen County


Scalia and Lewin Chat at YU

New York—Yeshiva University’s Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought presents a conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and renowned attorney Nathan Lewin on “Synagogue and State In America: The Landmark First Amendment Cases of our Age” on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in YU’s Weissberg


Bergenite to be Honored at Bet El Gala

The Eishet Chayil Award at the  Bet El Institutions annual gala will go to Sylvia Freyer of Englewood, NJ. Lt.-Col. (ret.) Ralph Peters will be the guest speaker and others will be honored on December 8 th, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Peters, renowned author and commentator, is an outspoken supporter of Israel via his many articles and media

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