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Friday, September 21, 2018

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500 Transplants Strong, Renewal Saves Lives

Sometime it just takes one courageous person to achieve hatzalat nefesh (save a life). But to make miracles happen practically every day of the week, a majestic effort by a large and growing group of partners, all focused on saving lives through altruistic kidney transplantation, identifies those

Rabbi Kenneth Brander Makes Aliyah: Will Lead Ohr Torah Stone

As he makes aliyah with his family to take the lead at the Israeli education network Ohr Torah Stone, this is not the first time Rabbi Kenneth Brander has sought to achieve a global mission inside an education network. 

“The goal is not just to educate our 4,000 students; the

OU Hosts Record 2,500 NCSYers at ‘Yom NCSY’

(Courtesy of the Orthodox Union) The Latrun Tank Museum on the outskirts of Jerusalem rocked with live musical performances, American barbecue and greetings from distinguished guests recently at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yom NCSY, a record event with 2,500 summer program participants. Participants hailed from 32 states, Canada,

‘Just One Life’ Evening Features Rabbi Yissocher Frand

Close to 150 attendees participated in Just One Life’s annual evening, held at the Bergenfield home of Rachel and Azi Mandel and chaired by the Mandels together with Sheryl and Aaron Liberman. The evening featured Rabbi Bini Maryles, director of Just One Life in Israel, two moving videos reflecting the

550 Riders, 180 Miles, Two Days: All For Bike4Chai

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) On August 1, 550 cyclists will clip in and ride 180 miles over two days as part of Chai Lifeline’s ninth annual Bike4Chai. The bicycling event raises funds for Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network that provides emotional, social and financial support to children

They Love Me Just Like My Father Did

“Two years ago my father called me and my siblings into his room. He blessed us with Birchas HaBonim. That was the last time I saw him... I felt so alone.”

This is the story of one of the orphans who is a member of ZELAZE.

ZELAZE has provided a personal support

SINAI Summer Fun Expands Beyond Camps

When SINAI Schools and Camp Shalom first partnered seven years ago, they laid the framework for a successful model of a camp chesed initiative. “I believe strongly in what SINAI does,” Rabbi Yehoshua Gold, Camp Shalom’s director told The Jewish Link. “They provide an excellent education for

First Nefesh B’Nefesh Flight of the Summer Lands in Israel

The future of Israel was shaped for generations to come as one of two summer aliyah flights from North America, chartered by Nefesh B’Nefesh, departed for Ben Gurion Airport. NBN works in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and

OHEL Acquires 42 New Beds for Adults With Mental Illness

(Courtesy of OHEL) OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services Supported Housing program helps provide adults recovering from mental illness the support they need to live as independently as possible.

OHEL’s supported housing units are located throughout the city to prevent a

CBY Youth Combine Learning and Activities on Tisha B’Av

On Tisha B’Av 5778 the CBY David Frohlich z”l Youth Department welcomed more than 60 children between the ages of 4 and 10 to an educational and fun program in commemoration of Tisha B’Av.

The children learned about why the Beit Hamikdash was destroyed and how we have to

New Wurzweiler Program Teaches Counseling Skills

(Courtesy of Wurzweiler School of Social Work) The Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University will be offering a unique 18-credit certificate program in gerontology and palliative care for rabbis, cantors and rabbinic and cantorial students of all Jewish denominations to address a national need for well-trained clergy

Returning the Reins: Opening of the Ranch at Bethel

(Courtesy of the Ranch at Bethel) The Ranch at Bethel, a holistic residential treatment center for young Jewish women, situated on 18 acres of land, opened its doors this week.

After 10 years of Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein helping young women who are victims of all kinds of trauma, he opened the