Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Fair Lawn Eruv Expands

The Fair Lawn eruv was expanded earlier this summer.

It’s easy to take an eruv for granted—kind of like there being a minyan at your local minyan factory or leftover cholent—yet living without or outside of an eruv makes Shabbat and Yom Tov more challenging in countless

Teaneck’s Paula Eiselt to Field Q&A at ‘93Queen’

When calls come in to the dispatchers at “93Queen” in Boro Park, Brooklyn, trained female EMTs jump into action by driving or being driven to the source of the call to meet up with ambulances sent out to meet them by Midwood Ambulance or FDNY. These female EMTs, part of the Ezras Nashim team, are

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Monday, July 30, Arthur Sinensky, Bob Cook and Hal Messer co-hosted an event with NORPAC in support of Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. Serving his first term in Congress, Gottheimer’s district encompasses portions of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren

Pelcovitz Presents to OHEL

(Courtesy of OHEL) The Annual Nine Days Conference at the Fallsview Estates Shul in the Catskills was sponsored by the United Task Force and cosponsored by OHEL Children’s Home, Torah Umesorah and MASK. This year we welcomed Dr. David Pelcovitz, who gave a talk called “Is Giving Our Children Everything Really Giving Them

Shaare Tefillah Hosts Scholar-in-Residence

Shaare Tefillah will host Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Wieder as scholar-in-residence this Shabbat, August 11. He will speak following davening in the morning on “Building a Community Rooted in Torah Values: The ‘Value of Money’.” He also will speak in the main shul between the 7:30 p.m. Mincha and the 8:43 p.m. Maariv on “Lifnim

Rabbi Ari Lamm to Speak at Congregation Rinat Yisrael This Shabbat

It is hard to imagine anyone in the community not making their way to Congregation Rinat Yisrael on Shabbat, August 11, at 6:10 p.m. to hear Rabbi Ari Lamm give a speech entitled, “The Historical Origins and Implications of a Multi-Generational Machloket (Halachic Dispute).”

Congregation Ahavat Achim to Welcome New Torah

Join Congregation Ahavat Achim for a hachnasat sefer Torah on Sunday morning, August 12, at 9:30 a.m. at 18-25 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, in memory of Malka Schwitzer, a”h. For further information, please call, Ilana Schwitzer at 201-852-4827.

New Jersey Non-Public Schools Receive Reinstated Student Appropriations

(Courtesy of Agudath Israel) After months of advocacy and grassroots lobbying by Agudath Israel of America’s New Jersey office and its partners, it was a big day for non-public school students when the school funding numbers were finalized in New Jersey’s FY 2019 budget.

In early February, Governor

Ezras Torah Is Active in Bergen County

(Courtesy of Ezras Torah) Imagine if the venerated Chofetz Chaim came to town and you had the chance to receive a bracha from him. Wouldn’t you grab the opportunity? Now you can, through supporting Ezras Torah, the illustrious charity organization that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary as one of America’s first tzedakah

Get Inspired for the Yamim Noraim With Hidabroot

(Courtesy of Hidabroot) Do you feel unprepared for the Yom HaDin? Do you need a push to utilize the Yamim Noraim and get the most out of them? (Who doesn’t?) Join Hidabroot for an exciting Shabbat convention for the whole family on Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2, in Connecticut.

Amudim Fundraiser Garners Record-Breaking Support

(Courtesy of Amudim) It was a ringing endorsement last week as the Jewish community responded enthusiastically to Amudim’s annual fundraising campaign, raising more than $5.3 million to cover operating costs and programming at its offices across the United States and Israel.

The “I Give With

Here’s Hoping: One Woman’s Incredible Journey of Survival Against All Odds

Highlighting: Art of Hope, by Emma Harot (pseudonym), paperback, 210 pages, iUniverse, 2018. ISBN-10: 1532041020.

Michelle Kinzelberg Feder of Passaic believes fervently that if life seems to be dealing you a series of seemingly unmanageable situations, you