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Friday, May 24, 2019

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Dr. Shana Posy to Speak at Congregation Rinat Yisrael

Congregation Rinat Yisrael Adult Education Program is pleased to present Dr. Shana Posy on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 8:45 a.m. speaking on the topic “Overlooked No More: Ruth’s Long Shadow.” Ruth was a heroic convert who rose to become the mother of royalty, but she is surprisingly absent from the story of

Author Brings Pro-Vaccination Book to Heart of Boro Park

This past Sunday, May 19, Eichler’s Judaic, the sprawling Judaica store in the heart of Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn, hosted author/illustrator Ann Koffsky, as she shared her book “Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor.”

Written in 2017, the book has gained new attention and relevance because of

OU Inaugural Women’s Summit Fosters Lay Leaders

The Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative hosted its inaugural leadership summit this past Monday and Tuesday in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The conference focused on the development of lay leadership; the 100 participants were nominated by 56 communities around the United States, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and South

Zahal Shalom Prepares for 27th Delegation Arriving in June

(Courtesy of Zahal Shalom) Anticipation and excitement are building as Zahal Shalom of Bergen County prepares to host its 27th delegation of wounded Israel Defense Force veterans in June.

Zahal Shalom, a non-profit organization located in Northern New Jersey, works to

Zahal Shalom Prepares for 27th Delegation Arriving in June

(Courtesy of Zahal Shalom) Anticipation and excitement are building as Zahal Shalom of Bergen County prepares to host its 27th delegation of wounded Israel Defense Force veterans in June.

Zahal Shalom, a non-profit organization located in Northern New Jersey, works to

Bergen County High School for Jewish Studies Celebrates Gala Dinner

Bergen County High School for Jewish Studies (BCHSJS) will hold its annual gala dinner on June 5 at Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Avenue in Teaneck, at 7 p.m. The Hebrew school relies on community support to continue molding their young men and women into adults with a strong Jewish identity and

The Moriah School’s Eighth Grade Premieres ‘Names, Not Numbers©’ 2019

750 people came together last week as The Moriah School community presented their annual eighth grade film production of “Names, Not Numbers© (NNN©) at The Frisch School. The student-made documentary, which tells the compelling story of the students themselves filming survivors’ accounts of the

Michael Wildes Meets With Shomron and Palestinian Arab Leaders

(Courtesy of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C.) Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Managing Partner Michael Wildes met in the firm’s New York City office with Shomron (Samaria) Mayor Yossi Dagan and Sheikh Abu Khalil from Ramallah, who came to the United States together, in a joint delegation, to talk about economic cooperation and fighting

Beit Midrash of Teaneck Marks First Year With Inaugural Breakfast

A community daytime beit midrash program for retirees and others with flexible schedules was just a vision in the mind’s eye of a few hardy souls, only a year ago.

On Sunday, May 19, more than 120 members of the community, chaverim at the Beit Midrash of Teaneck (BMT) and

Rabbinical College of America Celebrates at Annual Gala

(Courtesy of RCA) Last evening the RCA held its annual gala at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey, as 800 supporters celebrated the RCA’s glorious past and shared its exciting vision of the future.

“The growth of the RCA programs is exciting. All of our academic

Yavneh Academy Holocaust Play Honors Savior of 14,000 French Jews

Yavneh Academy’s eighth grade Holocaust production was presented twice on Thursday, May 16, in the Paramus High School auditorium. The morning production hosted students from nearby Paramus West School as well as Yeshivat Noam and the Gerrard Berman Day School. In his introductory remarks, Rabbi Jonathan Knapp, head of

Bikur Cholim of Bergen County Hosts First ‘Unite in Tefillah’ Gathering

Meredith Yager and Tsipora Gurell, co-chairs of Bikur Cholim of Bergen County, were delighted at the enthusiastic turnout of more than 250 participants for their first “Unite in Tefilla” gathering held on Sunday evening, May 19, at Congregation Keter Torah. Despite the many other concurrent events in the community, the