Friday, February 21, 2020


‘Education Is the Only Weapon Against Anti-Semitism’

The Northern New Jersey Holocaust Memorial and Education Center launched the first phase of its centerpiece campaign at a gathering of residents, civic, religious and political leaders. Jason Greenblatt of Teaneck, a former assistant to the president and White House special envoy, was the keynote

Elie Tanous Salon Celebrates Second Anniversary

They say choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Elie Tanous, owner of Elie Tanous Salon, couldn’t agree more. Located at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, the salon recently celebrated its second anniversary, an accomplishment Tanous is quite proud of.

NJ Legislature Approves Nonprofit Security Grant Program Increase

On the very last day of a two-year legislative session, the New Jersey legislature voted overwhelmingly to approve a supplemental appropriations bill that would expand the state’s nonprofit security grant program, doubling it from its current $1 million to $2 million. The move comes in the wake of an alarming spike in

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Now Registering For Winter Offerings From JCC University

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) JCC University at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is now taking enrollment for its three-session winter term, where people can connect, find new interests, and stay involved in current developments that shape our world. Top professors and experts will present on topics that include science, literature, film,

JCOT Hosts Community-Wide MLK Jr. Event

(Courtesy of JCOT) This past Sunday evening, the Jewish Center of Teaneck held a community-wide event in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day titled, “After Jersey City: Pursuing Communal Harmony in a Polarized Age.”

The event was a conversation featuring Teaneck Mayor Mohammed

Yachad Gala Brings Friends Together

One Israel Fund: Celebrating 25 Extraordinary Years

(Courtesy of One Israel Fund) Many things have changed in the past 25 years, but one thing has not: One Israel Fund’s mission. For the past quarter-century, One Israel Fund has worked tirelessly on behalf of the residents of Judea and Samaria. These regions are comprised of an

More Than 450 Guests Celebrate at Yeshiva University High Schools’ Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of YUHS) Yeshiva University High Schools welcomed more than 450 guests at its Annual Dinner of Tribute on Wednesday, January 8, at Marina del Ray. Guests explored the strong Torah learning, top-tier education and powerful legacy that both Yeshiva University High School for Boys

Thousands March in NYC Against Anti-Semitism

The call by the UJA-Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of New York to rally against anti-Semitism on Sunday, January 5, touched a nerve that made thousands of people respond. A crowd estimated at between 20,000 and 25,000, many who arrived on organized buses from as far away as

Lenny Hanauer Named Teaneck’s First Orthodox Jewish Fire Dept. Lieutenant

On Tuesday night, the Township of Teaneck promoted its first Orthodox Jewish firefighter to the position of lieutenant, assigned to lead the first platoon. Lenny Hanauer, a lifetime Teaneck resident, a graduate of Yavneh Academy and Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC), as well as a current Frisch and Ma’ayanot

Community Security Meeting in Teaneck Seeks to Ally Law Enforcement With Residents

Around 400 people packed RAIN on Water in Teaneck last Thursday night until it was standing-room-only, to hear from a panel of law enforcement, legislative and state officials on the recent rise in bias incidents and bias crimes against Jews and other members of faith communities. The proprietor of RAIN, Steven

YIOT Breaks Ground for Shul Expansion

“I stand solidly with the Jewish community. Everything American is about living in harmony. My message to the children of our community is to hold your heads up high and wear your kippot and tzitzit proudly.”

These reassuring words were offered by Teaneck Mayor