Friday, March 22, 2019


Cross River Honored With SINAI Community Partnership Award

Cross River, a Bergen County-based financial institution, is SINAI Schools Community Partnership awardee, to be celebrated at SINAI’s annual dinner on Feb. 24.

“We have started the relationship this year with the creation of a scholarship fund at SINAI as well as the establishment of an

Moriah School to Host 54th Annual Dinner on March 2

(Courtesy of The Moriah School) The Moriah School in Englewood, New Jersey, one of the nation’s premier Jewish day schools, educating over 650 students across Bergen County, will be hosting its 54th annual dinner on Saturday night, March 2. The dinner will take place at the Hilton Meadowlands in East

Hadassah Panel Discusses Negative Spin on the Word ‘Zionism’

It was fitting that Hadassah, which bills itself as the “Women’s Zionist Organization of America,” would hold a forum entitled “Is Zionism a dirty word?” The well-attended Sunday breakfast took place at the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey campus in Paramus on January 27. Attendees were treated to both a history

BPY Celebrates Its 18th Year

(Courtesy of BPY) Ben Porat Yosef (BPY) was founded by a group of dreamers committed to creating a warm, innovative, one-of-a-kind Orthodox yeshiva day school community in Bergen County. BPY’s founders envisioned a school that would inspire, challenge and engage each learner, empower and connect students through Hebrew language

Jewish Learning Experience Welcomes New Director Rabbi Justin Wexler

Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County (JLE) recently appointed a new director, Rabbi Justin Wexler. Raised in Teaneck, Rabbi Wexler studied at Yeshiva University and received his semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). Rabbi Wexler also earned a BA from Yeshiva University in economics and currently

Rabbi Moshe Taragin to Speak at Rinat Yisrael

The Adult Education Committee of Congregation Rinat Yisrael proudly presents Moshe Taragin on Sunday, February 17, at 8:45 a.m. to speak on the topic, “Has Brisker Creativity and Tanach Analysis Eliminated the Awe of Talmud Torah?”

The past 200 years have witnessed the emergence of Brisker

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn Prepares for Purim

Join Bris Avrohom on March 10, at 5:00 p.m., for a fun and meaningful activity and make traditional Hamantaschen with your friends and community!

Follow step-by-step instructions, as you measure, mix, roll, shape and fill these Purim treats with a variety of fillings. Each participant makes their very

Hadassah Players to Perform ‘Momma Knows Best’

The Hadassah Players, members of the Pascack Valley/Northern Valley Chapter of Hadassah, including some from the Paramus-Bat Sheva Chapter, who have been performing original shows in Bergen County for the past eight years, will present the original musical titled, “Momma Knows Best” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, at the JCCP/CBT,

The Jewish Learning Experience Marks Tu B’Shevat

The Jewish Learning Experience kicked off the new year with a Tu B/Shevat seder held at the home of one of its volunteers in Teaneck. No matter what their background, every Jew was welcome to come learn about the holiday and partake in delicious fruit. For an hour and a half the attendees celebrated the New Year of the Trees. The excitement

Bat Mitzvah Girl Brings Yad Leah to Livingston

(Courtesy of Yad Leah) Sophie Schall, a 12-year- old from Livingston, likes to bake, cook and sew. She also has a passion for fashion. After a successful shopping trip, she looks forward to trying on that new outfit for the first time. It feels great and fills her with happiness and confidence.

Support Israel at Special Israeli Wine Event Ahead of Purim and Pesach

(Courtesy of Jewish Center of Teaneck) Join the Jewish Center of Teaneck for a special event showcasing Israeli wines on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stein Auditorium at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, Teaneck.

Professional Israeli winemakers will be on hand to answer all your questions as you taste dozens of wonderful

Kaplen JCC Patron of the Arts Reading of ‘The Soap Myth’ Draws Hundreds

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) Several hundred people filled the Taub Auditorium at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to witness a dramatic and highly emotional reading of Jeff Cohen’s play “The Soap Myth”—a story that explores how Holocaust survivors have truly been forced to survive in