Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan Win U.S. Senate Primaries

Newark Mayor Cory Booker aced the primary in the race for the Democratic nomination to take over  the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s U.S Senate seat:  Booker is more than a local mayor. He is a national celebrity, hob nobs with the likes of Oprah, does The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert, and his polling numbers were through the roof. Though Frank Pallone, Rush


A Selichot Experience At The Water’s Edge

Teaneck—For the first time in its history, the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, will hold Selichot services, the penitential prayers recited in preparation for the High Holy Days, outside of the synagogue. On Saturday night, August 31, an all-white, end of the Hebrew month of Elul, end of the summer celebration of religious renewal will take place in the


Rep. Bill Pascrell Invites the Editors

Paterson—Editors of several small area newspapers met with Rep. Bill Pascrell of the 37th Congressional District, a district that was re-zoned for last year’s congressional elections and now includes southern Bergen County, including parts of Teaneck and Englewood. About two dozen editors and reporters participated, most from the area’s smaller weekly


Teaneck Boy Scouts Trek The Adirondacks

Teaneck—At the end of July, Boy Scout Troop 226, chartered to the Jewish Center of Teaneck, went to Floodwood Mountain Scout Reservation in the Adirondacks for a week of canoeing. Troop 226 has attended Floodwood, owned and operated by the Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America, nearly every year for the past 30 years. This year, 13 Scouts and


NORPAC Hosts Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) In Highland Park, NJ

(Highland Park, NJ)—NORPAC, the nation’s leading pro-Israel Political Action Committee (PAC), hosted a discussion event on U.S.-Israel relations at the home of Barry and Marcia Levinson in Highland Park with Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ). Mr. Sires is the Representative of New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District, one of the most diverse and densely


New “OHEL Access” Centralizes Inquiry To All OHEL Services

To better serve the community, OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services has launched OHEL Access which provides improved accessibility, relevant information and immediate help to OHEL’s breadth of services.

This single point of access to all of OHEL’s services includes  Always on Call 1-800-603-OHEL, Live Help Online: www.ohelfamily.org and Confidential


Groups Gift Garrett With ‘Climate Change Denier’ Award

Teaneck Patch reports that last week Tuesday, environmentalists presented Tea Party favorite, Congressman Scott Garrett, a unicorn-fashioned award for his “extreme, anti-science views.”

Chanting, “It’s hot, Scott,” and flashing homemade signs outside the Republican’s Glen Rock district office, The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and



Reprinted with permission from the authors. This letter first appeared in The Jewish Press.

Los Angeles—Our job is to stay on top of trends around the world, advocating for Jewish and for human-rights causes. What would you do if you learned that a small group of people threatened to make Jewish life in our communities less inviting and secure?



Tuesday, August 6, the annual “National Night Out” was celebrated in many communities in Bergen County and throughout the country. The celebration in Teaneck’s Votee Park started at 5 p.m. and lasted until sundown, for the convenience of families with young children. Votee Park is the largest of Teaneck’s many parks. There was enough room to


Mayor Cory Booker Tweet Your Heart Out!

Most politicians, with self-puffery, are prone to broadcasting all the great causes that they live for; some declare with bravado, like George W. Bush, what they are ready to kill for. But few care to share, as does senatorial candidate Cory Booker, what they are ready to die for. (And yes you can end a sentence with a preposition when it reads as good as


Four Democratic Hopefuls Bring it On, Booker in Lead

JLBC has interviewed all four Democratic candidates who are running in the special primary on August 13. While Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s interview does not appear in the paper because his interview clashed with our deadline, his story by reporter Aliza Davidovit is on our website at www.jewishlinkbc.com as of Thursday night, August 8. JLBC, because of time


Poland’s Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich on Appeal: Asking Poles for Religious Rights

Warsaw—Embroiled in strategizing appeals to the constitutional courts in Poland regarding the banning of schechita, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, the American-born Chief Rabbi of Poland, told JLBC that, contrary to press reports and the demands of The European Jewish Association headed by Chabad Rabbi Menachem Margolin, he has no intention of resigning

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