Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Abbas: Jerusalem Is Key to Peace or War

Just days after a fiery speech in which Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas called peace efforts by President Donald Trump “a slap in the face” and cursed the Trump administration by declaring, “May your house be destroyed,” Abbas continued his rhetoric at a conference focused on Jerusalem at Al-Azhar

Englewood Grapples With New Tax Bill

Englewood officials are trying to come up with solutions to mitigate the effects of the new cap on property tax deductions, but they are running into a large brick wall known as the IRS. Mayor Frank Huttle sent a letter to residents in December, allowing them to prepay 2018 taxes for the full year and receive the benefit, if done

The Students We Expelled

I’ll never forget that phone call.

There was a half-hour between the end of school on Thursdays and mishmar. Though we took dinner orders from the boys from a popular restaurant that delivered, there were always boys who wanted to get from a different restaurant (no matter which restaurant we

Cong. Ahavath Torah Sponsors Family Promise Homeless Shelter Dinner

On January 7, Congregation Ahavath Torah sponsored the first annual Family Promise Bergen County homeless shelter dinner, organized by the Kanner family. The team cooked and served dinner to more than 130 people at the shelter in Hackensack.

Volunteers included Debbie Billig; Sheri and

MLK Day of Service Program Fosters Communal Unity

Jewish fifth graders sat and chatted with Muslim, Sikh, African-American and Asian-American students in the same age group as they worked collaboratively to make the world a little brighter. As a result, Bergen County got a little more culturally unified after 200 students spent their

NJ Rabbis Join RabbisCanRun on Behalf of Kav L’Noar in Jerusalem Marathon

There was no mistaking the enthusiasm of Meir Kaniel of Passaic, the North American representative of Kav L’Noar, as he announced the participation of three local rabbis in RabbisCanRun, a contingent of American rabbis who will be running in the Jerusalem Marathon in March.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Co-Hosts Author Maya Ross at Englewood Public Library

The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Englewood Public Library co-hosted author Maya Ross on Wednesday, January 11, at the second in their lecture series on promoting tolerance and Holocaust education for the city and region.

Michael Cohen, eastern director of the Simon

Yavneh Academy Celebrates 75 Years

(Courtesy of Yavneh Academy) On Saturday evening, January 13, over 800 attendees gathered at the Marriott Glenpointe in Teaneck for Yavneh Academy’s annual dinner celebrating Yavneh’s 75th anniversary.

Guests gathered to celebrate the school and to pay homage to

Felicia Temple of ‘The Voice’ to Judge 11th Annual Teaneck Teen Idol Contest

(Courtesy of TTI) A little over 11 years ago, Felicia Temple was runner-up in the first Teaneck Teen Idol contest. On Saturday night, January 20, Ms. Temple is coming back to be its special guest judge, bringing her experience from “The Voice” to guide today’s talented teens.

Temple has

JCOT Sisterhood and Ma’ayanot Students Enjoy Knitting Night Together

(Courtesy of JCOT) The Sisterhood of the Jewish Center had its monthly Sunday Knitting Night at the Jewish Center on January 7. It gave teenagers from Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School and an interested Teaneck woman the opportunity to get together and learn the basis of knitting from Susan Beth Gorden, a skilled

Beth Aaron Plans Retirement Event

On Sunday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, Larry Shafier will discuss “Solutions for Retirement Planning: Five Retirement Derailers.” Larry is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor and Chartered Life Underwriter with 30-plus years’ experience. Additionally, Larry is a Life and Qualifying member of the

Combined Choruses to Perform a Concert of Broadway’s Best

Join the Teaneck Community Chorus as it performs “Music Lessons—Broadway’s Words of Wisdom” on Sunday, January 28, at 3 p.m. at Teaneck High School.

The event will be an entertaining range of Broadway