Before inoculation against measles began on a large scale in the 1980s, the World Health Organization reported that the disease killed 2.6 million a year, on average. The extremely infectious illness causes serious respiratory distress as well as a rash and fever, and is dangerous mostly to children under 5 and those with
PUAH, a renowned fertility organization dedicated to providing halachic and medical guidance, recently held its annual symposium on the topic of Genetics 101: Everything your family needs to know. The seminar, held at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, welcomed all guests free of charge, and covered a range of topics including genetic
A packed house of over 900 people attended Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn’s annual dinner, which honored Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin. The event, held at the Atrium in Monsey, was in recognition of the couple’s 50 years of service to their kehilla and beyond.
The roster of
(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) Sandra Bernhard—well-known performer, actress, singer and author—will appear at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades on May 5, 4 p.m., when the audience will have the chance to see her like they’ve never seen her before for a warm, funny, intimate evening with insight into her career and
(Courtesy of iCAN) Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s iCAN teen leadership program led a group of 18 high school students to the United Nations.
During the session, the students had the opportunity to see for themselves the international stage on which Israeli diplomacy is
On Tuesday, May 7th 8:00 p.m., Ben Porat Yosef invites the entire community to a ceremony commemorating Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror.
“The Path of the Heroes of Am Yisrael” will feature speaker Joey Rubinstein, originally from Silver Spring, MD. He serves as a machine gunner in
Torah Tech, a gap-year program in Israel for male high school graduates that blends Torah with personal and professional development, has hired a new mashgiach ruchani. Rabbi Ely Allen, a former Northern New Jersey Hillel director and Bergenfield resident prior to making aliyah three years ago, has officially
The Young Israel of Teaneck will host author Rabbi David Bashevkin on Monday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m., as he discusses his new book, “Sin•a•gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought,”
The book, published in March by Academic Studies Press, “is a story of sin and failure and its
If you Google the words “stigma” and “faith-based community,” you come up with a number of articles, studies and other materials on how stigma within religious communities negatively and profoundly affects its members who suffer from mental health issues or addiction. In some cases, stigma causes the sufferer to feel isolated and to