Wednesday, July 24, 2019


‘P Is for Palestine’ Library Controversy Ends, For Now

The Highland Park library apparently will not be the center of any Israeli-Palestinian fights for legitimacy, not this week anyway. Citizen safety and crowd-control concerns were cited as reasons for the cancellation of a planned June 5 public meeting of their library’s board of trustees.


Jewish Link, Yedei Chesed Team Up for June 12 Networking Event

The Jewish Link and The Power Entrepreneur have teamed up to host a high impact networking event with proceeds benefiting Yedei Chesed, an organization dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities. ‘Business for a Cause’ will take place on Wednesday, June 12, from 7-10 p.m. at the Avenue Event

RYNJ Dedicates the Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky, z”tl, Middle School Boys Concourse

(Courtesy of RYNJ) In a moving ceremony, RYNJ dedicated the Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky, z”tl, Middle School Boys Concourse in memory of and as a tribute to a great force in the chinuch of many. Rabbi Daniel Price (RYNJ head of school), Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky (Rabbi K.’s, z”tl, son) and Rabbi Bernstein (RYNJ

NORPAC Hosts Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) in Teaneck

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Thursday evening, Drs. Esther and Mort Fridman hosted their second NORPAC event for Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) at their home in Teaneck.

Ben Sasse was elected in a 2014 landslide, winning each of Nebraska’s 93 counties, and securing the second-largest margin for a new

RYNJ Honors Devoted Teacher and Nurse for Years of Service

(Courtesy of RYNJ) Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey held its annual Rabbi Shmuel and Barbara Goldstein Scholarship Reception on Sunday April 29. The reception paid tribute to Esther Secemski, who has been a devoted fifth and sixth grade teacher for 19 years at RYNJ. There was a tremendous feeling of warmth and

‘Kindness Hour’ Observed in Hackensack

Students from Hackensack’s public schools gathered on Friday, May 24, to pack lunches and decorate cards for people in need at CareOne at Wellington.

An unusually mild winter meant Hackensack Public Schools’ unused snow days became Fridays off in May, and Chabad Rabbi Mendy Kaminker

JFNNJ Addresses Anti-Semitism Through Education Training

On Wednesday, May 15, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey held their second seminar in collaboration with the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education. “Addressing Anti-Semitism Through Education Training” drew a crowd of teachers and education professionals. The dynamic and interactive program

Young Israel of Fort Lee to Host Keshet Starr on Jewish Divorce Refusal

On Wednesday June 12, the Young Israel of Fort Lee will be holding their popular monthly Lunch and Learn at noon. They will host the well-known speaker Keshet Starr, Esq., whose talk is titled, “Get Refusal 101: What’s Broken and How We Can Fix It.”

Cheesecake Anyone? Celebrate Shavuot at Valley Chabad

Valley Chabad welcomes the community to a celebratory morning at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton on Sunday, June 9. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with reading of the Ten Commandments at 11:00 a.m. There will be specific programs for children and teens. Lavish dairy buffet and ice cream bar at noon.


BPY to Hold 18th Anniversary Scholarship Walkathon

(Courtesy of BPY) The Ben Porat Yosef (BPY) 18th Anniversary Scholarship Walkathon will take place on Sunday, June 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Winton White Stadium in Englewood. This event is the culmination of our critical efforts to raise funds for BPY’s scholarship fund, which enables BPY to invest in the Jewish future by offering an

JFCS Meals-on-Wheels Helps the Elderly Stay Safe in Their Homes

(Courtesy of JFCS) “I even have earrings on for the occasion!”

Joy certainly lives up to her first name. With a broad smile, she opens her apartment door to a volunteer from Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS). Her friendly greeting and lively

Mayor Michael Wildes Lectures on the Holocaust

Wildes & Weinberg Managing Partner and Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes gave a lecture on the Holocaust to Palisades Park High School students.