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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Torah New York to Screen Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Teshuva Drasha

A video of a 45 minute portion of a teshuva drasha delivered by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt”l, will be screened at Torah New York, the Orthodox Union’s premiere public event, expected to draw over 2,500 to CitiField in Queens, New York on September 22. The drasha, delivered in Yiddish, was subtitled in English and prepared

Hatzlacha Raba, Toledanos!

Hatzlacha to Eitan, Noam, Yoni and Dani Toledano who stocked up on candy at World of Goodies as they prepared to make aliyah Tuesday evening with their parents.

Jewish Communal Fund Distributes Record-Breaking $456 Million in Grants

(Courtesy of JCF) The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor-advised fund in the country, distributed a record $456 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2019 fiscal year ending June 30, 2019—a 5% increase from 2018. JCF fundholders recommended a record number of grants—63,000—to

Celebrate Shabbat at a Retreat for Body and Soul

(Courtesy of Shabbat Inspire) The “Shabbos Project” began several years ago in South Africa, but quickly sprouted wings and spread across the globe. Ever since, it has united Jews from far-flung communities in their shared observance of “Just One Shabbos” the way it was meant to be celebrated.

RYNJ talmidot past and present participated in the Friendship Circle walk last Sunday.

Hedy’s Hats Returns Next Week

(Courtesy of Hedy’s Hate) Driving over a river, on the West Side Highway, around Manhattan and through a long tunnel, plus tolls, will lead you eventually to a magical shop, filled to overflowing with hats. Located at 1329 Avenue P (corner) in Brooklyn, Hedy’s Hats has hats in all the new fall colors and shapes, everything from the top

Join Acheinu for Day of Jewish Unity

(Courtesy of Acheinu) On Tuesday, September 24, Jews from around the world are being asked to unite and pray in the annual Day of Jewish Unity coordinated by Acheinu, a division of Dirshu, the world’s largest Torah organization.

This year’s Day of Jewish Unity is a focused “call to action” to

United Hatzalah of Israel Hosts Fauda’s Lior Raz in Teaneck

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) This past Sunday, Tammi and Bennett Schachter hosted an event to benefit United Hatzalah of Israel featuring Lior Raz, the star of Netflix’s hit “Fauda.” Raz gave a presentation about his life, the show’s beginnings and what is to come in the future. Up-and-coming actress and comedian Renee Willett

Walking Down the Aisle With Bris Avrohom

It’s been a while since I have written and there are so many things I can and should be writing about in our community, but I just had to write about this past Sunday evening at Bris Avrohom’s 40th annual dinner and 34th year of gala weddings event in Parsippany. I have written in the past about Bris Avrohom and the

IsraAID and Flamholz Family to Present in Teaneck on Sept. 22

Certain individuals leave an impact in this world long after they are gone. Jack Flamholz was one of those people. After his passing in 2016, his wife, Beverly, discovered some extraordinary projects Jack had mapped out but never had the chance to complete. One of those projects was a local water

Q&A With Rabbi David Pardo About Torah NY

  • Who are you and what do you do for the OU?

My name is David Pardo. I’m the managing director of Torah initiatives over at the OU.

  • Where are you from?

I grew up in Los Angeles, and currently

New Law in NY Allows Abuse Case Against MTA to Move Forward

In 2013, 34 former students of Yeshiva University’s high school for boys, Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA), sued the yeshiva alleging they were sexually abused over three decades by two rabbis and other school staff. In 2014, the case was dismissed by a New York District Court judge who cited an expired statute of