Saturday, January 19, 2019


Orayta Students Enjoy a Snow Day in Jerusalem

RKYHS alum Jonathan Kirsch of West Orange (second from left) prepares for his years in the cold at Binghamton University by enjoying the winter storm in the Old City with his Orayta friends, including Frisch alum Avi Fried (second from right).

AvalonBay Teaneck to Open Leasing Office in June

Ron Ladell, AvalonBay’s senior vice president, was recently in touch with The Jewish Link to share details on the upcoming opening dates for AvalonBay Teaneck, a rental community housed on the former World of Wings property at 1775 Windsor Road.

The complex comprises 248 rental apartment

Kaplen JCC Launches Pickleball With Stavri Tennis Academy

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) Always looking to help people find new ways to stay in shape, reach their fitness goals and have fun doing it, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is launching pickleball in its state-of-the-art indoor gym facilities this February with the Stavri Tennis Academy. Pickleball is one of fastest-growing

Bris Avrohom Fair Lawn Plans Tu B’Shevat Women’s Night

A women’s evening celebrating Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the trees, will take place on Monday, January 21, at 8:00 p.m. Discuss the mystical meaning and practical life lessons from this holiday, while enjoying a delightful buffet of exotic fruits and wines!

All are welcome, at no charge. The event will take place at Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn, 30-02 Fair

Nefesh B’Nefesh: 345 New Jerseyans Made Aliyah in 2018

A total of 345 New Jersey residents immigrated to Israel in 2018—including 40 families, 132 singles, 76 children under the age of 17 and 44 future IDF lone soldiers—according to year-end figures released by Nefesh B’Nefesh, the organization dedicated to removing or minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social

Stern College for Women at YU Receives Major Grant for Collaboration Lab

Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University has received a major grant from the Selma T. and Jacques H. Mitrani Foundation to renovate a space on the Israel Henry Beren Campus into a computer science collaboration lab. Once completed, students in the Stern College computer science program will have a dedicated space to work on

TABC Inaugurates New Makerspace With Mezuzah Dedication

On Wednesday, January 9, Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) inaugurated their Makerspace, a beautiful, new state-of-the art venue in the building for engineering and other science classes. With attendance including staff and parents, the ceremony was led by Head of School Rabbi Asher Yablok,

Moms and Kids Bake Challah in Fair Lawn

On Sunday, January 13, moms and children joined for a delightful evening of community, friendship, inspiration and fun at the challah bake at Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn. Participants mixed, kneaded and shaped their own challah, enjoyed wine, music and refreshments, recited the special blessing for the challah, and learned about the

Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin to Be Honored for 50 Years of Service

(Courtesy of Shomrei Torah) Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn is pleased to announce the kickoff of a tribute campaign to honor Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin. The Yudins, who several months ago notified congregants of their intention to move on to the next phase of their lives, will assume the titles of

Over 500 Guests Join YUHS at Annual Dinner of Tribute

(Courtesy of MTA) Yeshiva University High Schools welcomed more than 500 guests at its Annual Dinner of Tribute on Monday, January 7, at Marina del Ray. Guests joined the YUHS journey and explored the strong mesorah, top-tier education and powerful legacy that both Yeshiva University

Upcoming European Mission to Highlight Crucial Process of Jewish Identification

(Courtesy of Tzohar) The Soviet Jewry movement is often cited as one of the most important and successful Jewish activist efforts of recent decades.

And rightly so.

As a result of an international campaign, combining both public and clandestine

Rabbi Pesach Sommer Invites You to ‘Buy, Sell and Swap Seforim’

As the name suggests, the Facebook group “Buy, Sell, or Swap Sefarim,” launched 2 1/2 years ago by Passaic resident Rabbi Pesach Sommer, offers an opportunity to do just that. Sommer’s hope was that people like himself with a passion for Jewish texts would join the group and find each other. To date, there are over