Saturday, February 16, 2019


Local Artists Exhibit at Teaneck Library

Works by a local artist Ksenija Lea Tiferet Kostic-Pecaric are shown at Teaneck Public Library for the duration of February. She is a Teaneck resident for over 14 years but her journey started many years ago growing up in former Yugoslavia in an artistic family, spending summers gaining inspiration by the Adriatic coast and Italy.

Bnei Akiva’s Kenes Sniffim: A Shabbat of Leadership

Every year, Bnei Akiva North East hosts a shabbaton called Kenes Sniffim, a student-leadership gathering for all the high school leaders from different branches of Bnei Akiva throughout New York, New Jersey and Boston. Representatives from Young Israel of Teaneck, Rinat Yisrael Teaneck, Woodmere, Great Neck, Scarsdale, Riverdale,

Dental Professionals Give Kids a Smile

Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn recently participated in Give Kids a Smile, which is a national event started by the ADA that helps underserved children receive free oral health services. Mayor Kurt Peluso came by to support the event. Children received cleanings, X-rays, exams, goodie bags and were able to have

Just When You Thought Nicotine Addiction Was Declining: Talking To Our Children About Vaping

If you are like me, there are conversations with your children that you dread having. Talking to our children about drugs and alcohol can be uncomfortable and awkward for both them and us. However, we all know deep down that these conversations are essential and really make a difference.


TABC Honors Rotblats, Rabbi Grossman, Aaron Safier at Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of TABC) Over 500 people came out to Cong. Keter Torah in Teaneck this past Sunday to attend a unique NYC subway-themed TABC 36th annual dinner honoring Nomi and Yechiel Rotblat, Rabbi Joel Grossman, and Aaron Safier. The dinner raised over $720,000 for the Bruce Ritholtz z”l Scholarship

IDF Paramedic and Her Commander, Whose Life She Saved, Tell Their Incredible Story

(Courtesy of FIDF) An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) active-duty paramedic and her commander, whose life she saved, discussed their remarkable story of heroism and perseverance on Thursday, Feb. 7, as Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from New Jersey gathered at a private home in Cresskill.

NJ Attorney General Inspires JCOT Crowd at MLK Event

While government offices and public schools close for the day, and municipalities often host events to mark the occasion, Jewish organizations usually aren’t at the forefront of observances of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.

One Teaneck synagogue, however, has established a

Soaring With SINAI

SINAI Schools is a success story of collaboration, one that partners the students of its schools with the community that supports it. It is a healthy, vibrant partnership and it is changing lives for our community’s children with special needs for the better. But it’s not only success that SINAI aims for.

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