Saturday, May 26, 2018


Bob Hugin Sets Sights on U.S. Senate

Bob Hugin comes from humble beginnings. He was the first in his family to attend college. Today he is the former CEO of Celgene, a pharmaceutical company with operations in 50 countries, and is looking to give back by running to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

New Embassy of Paraguay Inaugurated in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes at the official opening ceremony of the Paraguay embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, 2018. (Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/G)

The new embassy of Paraguay in Jerusalem was opened in the Malha Technological Park on Monday,

Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton to Celebrate Annual Dinner

As the music instructor at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, Adina Mermelstein corals a chorus of youthful voices into a pitch-perfect harmony.

The smiles are infectious, the tempo upbeat—a metaphor for Mermelstein, who is celebrating her 10th year at the yeshiva. She is best known as Morah

Emunah and Bnai Yeshurun Plan Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Trip to Israel

An initial informational meeting to introduce the upcoming Thanksgiving mother-daughter bat mitzvah trip to Israel will be held in Bergenfield on Thursday evening, May 31, at 8:30 p.m., at the home of Batya Paul. The trip is being jointly sponsored by Congregation Bnai Yeshurun and Emunah Women.

Governor Murphy Marks Israel’s 70th Birthday

Governor Phil Murphy signed a resolution on Monday, May 14, recognizing the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. Ambassador Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel in New York, attended the signing at the statehouse in Trenton and spoke about the commonalities of our peoples and the desire for

Teaneck Arbor Day Ceremony Undaunted by Cloudburst

Nothing could deter the Teaneck Shade Tree Advisory Board from marking Arbor Day on one of the green knolls in the neighborhood. On the wet afternoon of Wednesday, May 16, despite dire predictions of cloudbursts at any time, the hardy members of the Teaneck board gathered on the Greenway off Route 4 and Billington to plant a red

Lubavitch on the Palisades Hosts Rabbi David Eliezrie

(Courtesy of Lubavitch on the Palisades) On a recent Monday evening, Lubavitch on the Palisades hosted a lecture by Rabbi David Eliezrie, author of the acclaimed book, “The Secret of Chabad,” a finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards. Rabbi Eliezrie spoke about the six fundamentals that make Chabad the largest,

Billionaire Mark Wilf Tapped to Head Jewish Federations of North America

The real estate developer and Minnesota Vikings football team owner has been named incoming chair of the Jewish Federations of North America.

(JNS) Mark Wilf, a billionaire real estate developer and owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team, has been named the incoming chair of the Jewish

Teaneck’s Yoetzet Halacha Initiative Names Sinensky as New Community Yoetzet

Tova Warburg Sinensky, of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania., has been selected as yoetzet halacha for the Teaneck community, beginning in mid-July. The current yoetzet halacha, Shoshana Samuels, is making aliyah this summer with her family. A search committee composed of representatives from the shuls that sponsor the Teaneck yoetzet

Heichal HaTorah Holds Fifth Annual Dinner

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Hosts Sixth Annual Yoga on the Lawn

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will host its sixth annual all-level yoga class on Sunday, June 10, 9-10:30 a.m. Held on the expansive JCC camp field, this free, 75-minute outdoor class will be led by inspirational yoga instructors Alison Miller, Robert Hoon, Zasha Delvalle and Justeen

SSDS of Bergen Celebrates International Baccalaureate Designation

(Courtesy of SSDS) More than 400 parents, grandparents, alumni and friends celebrated Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County’s 44th year at its annual community event on May 6 at the Hilton Pearl River. The event followed on the heels of the nationally accredited 3s-through-eighth-grade school becoming