Monday, February 19, 2018


Teaneck Leaders Tour Nearly Complete Hotel Complex

This past Friday, Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Deputy Mayor Elie Y. Katz and councilmember Mark (Mendy) J. Schwartz (Jewish Link of NJ Co-Publisher) toured the busy site of the nearly complete dual-branded Homewood Suites by Hilton/Hampton Inn & Suites hotel that is slated to open this summer next to the

Dancing Around a Coffin: Charedim and Us

I traveled back 200 years in time in 30 minutes two weeks ago.

My dearly departed father was a committed Conservative Jew whose best friend was a Skverer chassid. What began as a business relationship developed into an unlikely yedidim k’nafshiim friendship. They took trips to Israel together

Jewish Federation of Northern NJ Organizes Meeting With Community Religious Leaders

The Jewish Federation of Northern NJ was delighted and honored to meet with Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, along with leaders from the Jewish community. The Federation led a special meeting with an orthodox Rabbi, a conservative Rabbi and a reform Rabbi. They are eager to keep the channels of communication and collaboration

Touro’s Lander College in Flatbush Commemorates Yahrzeit of Founder Dr. Bernard Lander, z”l

(Courtesy of Touro College) More than 300 students and faculty participated in a memorial event commemorating the eighth yahrtzeit of Dr. Bernard Lander, HaRav Dov Berish Ben Dovid, the founding president of the Touro College and University System and a longtime resident of Forest Hills, Queens. The program was held last week at Touro’s Lander

Therapeutic Nursery at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Now Registering

The Therapeutic Nursery at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is now taking registration for a toddler socialization group for children ages 2-3, who are experiencing delays in language acquisition or socialization skills. The goal of this class is to facilitate age-appropriate play, social interaction with peers and increased

Jewish Center of Teaneck Plans Purim Carnival

The JCOT invites the greater Jewish community to its festive Purim carnival, which will be held on Sunday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Stein auditorium. The cost for the event will be $5 per member child/$10 per non-member child; family maximum rate will be $18 members/$36 non-members.

Bnai Yeshurun (CBY) to Run Mishloach Manot/Buy Israel Campaign

For this year’s Purim Mishloach Manot, CBY will be partnering with ACHI/The KLEE and spreading the important ACHI message of, “Think Israel—Buy Israeli.” Naomi Schiff and Shani Norman of CBY have worked with Rochelle Zupnik, an ACHI Team player, to distribute to all CBY members and affiliates food items for the

Ahavath Torah Presents Purim Lunch & Learn

The Dor L’Dor group at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, Englewood, is pleased to present a special Purim Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, February 20, given by Rabbi Chaim Poupko. In addition, there will be a musical recital by the Bruriah High School Chesed Chamber Group. Cost to attend is $15 with

Rav Meir Goldwicht to Deliver Special Pre-Purim Shiur

Rav Meir Goldwicht, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, head of the Stone Beit Midrash Program and rosh kollel at Camp Mesorah, will give a special pre-Purim shiur on Tuesday night, February 20, at 8:30. The shiur will take place at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (Old Main). Men

Convening a Group To Discuss and Better Understand Family and Friends Who are Gay

Many are aware of the loneliness felt by members of the Orthodox gay community. Family members are in many cases left with the uncertainty of how to move forward in supporting their child, sibling or spouse, with the primary goal of enabling the family unit to remain whole.

Torah in Teaneck Offers ‘Dynamite’ Shiurim for Women

Talia Bardash and Amira Pechet enjoy inspirational shiurim in their downtime. They have traveled across the metropolitan area to hear renowned speakers, often in town for limited engagements. This motivated them to create a group called Torah in Teaneck (TNT), where they could offer dynamic shiurim close to home.

Bergen County Lone Soldiers Enjoy Recent ‘Yom Siddurim’

(From left) IDF lone soldiers from Bergen County, Corporals Shevy Schwartz, Sophie Dubitsky, Shlomo Kroopnick and Yossi Giller, all 19, at the January 25 “Yom Siddurim” (personal errands day) hosted by FIDF, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the IDF Human Resources Department. (Credit: Shahar Azran)