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Friday, October 19, 2018

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Yad Leah Plans First Ever 5K Dash for Dignity

What began back in 2004 with two friends sorting through closets with clothing to donate to Israeli families has since grown into a huge operation with multiple drop-off locations and a tremendous network of volunteers. Yad Leah, a non-profit organization, works tirelessly to collect, sort and ship new and gently used

Anthony Cureton Earns Dem Nod for Sheriff

As the president of the Bergen County NAACP, Anthony Cureton spoke at a Mahwah town council meeting last September, attempting to show the town’s residents that hate has no home in Bergen County. He was shouted down, repeatedly, by residents, and yelled at by the council president, but he didn’t back down. Now, with

NJ NCSY Performs Chesed With Habitat for Humanity

NJ NCSY’s L.E.A.D. students enjoying some sun, fun and water at Niagara Falls after a long day of hard work with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo.

Beth Aaron and Rinat Yisrael Screen of ‘Ben Gurion: Epilogue’

Last Sunday evening, at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, a documentary film that had heretofore been lost to the public was screened. The unique showing, which brought together a large and appreciative audience, was the result of a joint effort between Congregations Beth Aaron and Rinat Yisrael and their sponsors.

ACHI’s KLEE Shabbat: Bergen County’s Challenge to BDS

How can we actively support Eretz Yisrael from the U.S.? What can we do to help the country when we are not visiting and do not have children attending yeshivot and seminaries? Fifteen years ago, reacting to the first and second Intifadas, a group of five women, four of whom had been high school classmates, came up with

Buy Your Tickets for JFNNJ’s Israel Film Festival

Now celebrating its 20th year, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s annual Israel Film Festival is selling out quickly. Based upon the success of last year’s sold-out performances, this year’s showings, spanning October 31 through November 18, are bound to sell out as well. The films will be shown in

Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman Captivates at YIFL

On Monday, October 15, Young Israel of Fort Lee hosted Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman for their monthly Lunch and Learn program. The lecture, presented to an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 60 attendees, focused on cutting-edge issues in Jewish medical ethics. With the upsurge of medical advances and new procedures, Dr. Reichman focused on

Emunah of America Celebrates 70 Years

(Courtesy of Emunah) The annual Emunah Dinner, one of New York’s premier Jewish fundraising events, will be taking place on Sunday, November 11. The gala will be celebrating Emunah of America’s 70th anniversary. Emunah continues to strive to raise the dinner bar and create an

NORPAC Hosts Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) in Teaneck

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday evening, Miriam and Ezra Lightman hosted a NORPAC event in Teaneck for Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY).

Nita Lowey is currently serving her 15th term in Congress, representing parts of Westchester and Rockland counties. She was first elected to the U.S. House of

Lion of Zion Roars As Fuld Legacy Lives On

“Everyone handles their grief in different ways,” explains Michal Weinstein. “I needed to express my grief the way I know how...through my art.” After learning of the devastating news of the tragic murder of Ari Fuld, H”YD, in Israel, Weinstein, a graphic designer and event planner, created a unique

STF Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at Annual Brunch

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Shalom Task Force (STF) has announced that Shani Traube will be the guest of honor at its fifth annual brunch on Sunday, November 4, at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst, New York. This year’s honorees are Traube; Rabbi Peretz Steinberg; Rachel Hercman, LCSW; Frady Kess, LCSW; and Sarah Chana Silverman,

The Jewish Home Family Visits Israel