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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Michael Wildes Runs for Englewood Mayor

Michael Wildes served as mayor of Englewood from 2004 to 2010. He returned to private life to build his law practice specializing in immigration and spend time with his family. But he is troubled by what has happened to Englewood since his departure from government and decided he could no longer stand on

TABC Publishes First-Ever Sefer ‘Ruach Yosef’

This Shavuot, TABC will release its first-ever sefer, containing 20 original Torah and Gemara articles in Hebrew and English written by TABC rabbanim, students and alumni. Copies of the sefer will be available at most Teaneck, Bergenfield, Fair Lawn and Englewood shuls on Shavuot as part of TABC’s community-wide learning program,

BPY Welcomes New General Studies Principal

(Courtesy of BPY) After a comprehensive search, BPY announced last week that the school will be welcoming Naomi Maron as its new general studies principal for grades 1-8. Maron is a renowned Jewish educator who currently holds the position of assistant principal of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR).

Mayim Bialik Keynotes Jerusalem College of Technology Dinner

At the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) gala dinner event in the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan, the keynote speech was given by neuroscientist and The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik. Speaking to a crowd of over 400 people, Bialik spoke openly about her experiences, her passion for science and her strong

NNJ Holocaust Memorial Center Plans ‘Garden to Nurture Human Understanding’

On Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Teaneck Public Library, the lead architects from the Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial & Education Center along with the architects from the Enslaved African Memorial Committee and the Teaneck Public Library will be presenting their visions for the proposed Garden

United Hatzalah of Israel Thanks Fulds for Their Support

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) Chayah and Yoel Fuld (on left) received an award from United Hatzalah of Israel Founder Eli Beer (pictured second from right) and Regional Development Officer Jason Katz (right), in recognition of their support and commitment to helping the organization save lives. The Fulds received the award at the event they hosted last

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Partners With PJ Library

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) In an exciting partnership with PJ Library, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will be gifting a free treasury of books or music to children each month in a community-wide, mission-based effort to reinforce the importance of introducing Jewish literacy at a young age. Families raising Jewish children from 6

YI of Teaneck Hosts MK Glick, Hinam’s Kanner

Rabbi Yehuda Glick carries a two-sided business card. On one side he is identified as a member of Knesset from the Likud Party, a role he has served in for the past two years. On the flip side, his name appears accompanied by the Hebrew phrase “Yerushalayim Shel Shalom,” Jerusalem of Peace. “You may identify me with

Lamdeinu Completes Year of Torah Study

Chevrat Haparshanut at Lamdeinu has completed a year of intensive Torah study in time for Shavuot. Lamdeinu’s summer semester begins June 5. Men and women are welcome to join. For more information, visit  www.lamdeinu.org.

 

Bikur Cholim of Bergen County Marks Community Shabbat

(Courtesy of BCBC) Following a community-wide “Shabbat of Awareness” on May 11-12 for the Bikur Cholim Bergen County (BCBC), an overflow crowd gathered on Motzei Shabbat, May 12, in the home of Marcia and David Kreinberg. The goal was to continue sharing information about the infrastructure that has been developed and

Yavneh Academy Eighth Grade Presents ‘I Have Lived a Thousand Lives’

Yavneh Academy, currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, presented a Holocaust production written and performed by its 2018 graduating class in two performances on Thursday, May 10. All 115 students in the class took part in the production of “I Have Lived a Thousand Lives” by Livia Bitton-Jackson.

Teaneck Native Dr. David Berger Speaks at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. David Berger, Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon professor of Jewish History and dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, spoke on May 2 at a colloquium titled “Jesus and Judaism” hosted by the department of theology of the University of Notre Dame. Berger discussed the topic of Jewish understandings of Jesus in