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Monday, February 24, 2020

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YU Announces New Alumni Mentorship Program

(Courtesy of YU) The career center, in partnership with the office of alumni affairs, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Yeshiva University Mentoring Volunteer Program, or YU-MVP. This algorithm-based “matching for mentoring” platform will pull from over 25,000 alumni around the globe to create a network of volunteer

Chinuch Recruitment Week: A Different Kind of Matchmaking

(Courtesy of Azrieli Graduate School) The Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration is working to solve an important problem: how to match Jewish educators with the many schools and institutions that want to offer inspired Jewish education. To address the challenge, the Azrieli Graduate School (AGS) is offering

Back by Popular Demand: JFCS Night of 100 Dinners

(Courtesy of JFCS) As a counter to the frenetic pace of the modern world, the need to slow down, unplug and enjoy the company of our neighbors and community members looms large. In response to this, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey, a nonprofit organization providing a full range of integrated social services,

Temple Beth Sholom Party Palooza Planned for This Sunday

(Courtesy of Temple Beth Sholom) Looking for a fun and informative Sunday activity for the family? Feeling a bit overwhelmed about starting to plan the big day? Look no further—just come to a free party/simcha planning showcase!

Temple Beth Sholom, located at 40-25 Fair Lawn Ave. in Fair Lawn,

Standing Up to Hate: A Panel Discussion at Congregation Ahavath Torah

How do we stand up to anti-Semitism and hate? A panel discussion at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood on Feb. 9 came to one general conclusion: It takes the combined efforts of individuals, legislators, law enforcement and educators working together.

Rabbi Chaim Poupko, senior

Teaneck’s ‘Communities Confronting Substance Abuse’ Wins OU Impact Accelerator Grant

The Orthodox Union’s Impact Accelerator, founded in 2018, is a mentorship program designed to promote the growth and early-stage funding for Jewish non-profit entrepreneurs. As one of the recipients of its second cohort of four initiatives, it selected Communities Confronting Substance Abuse (CCSA), a grassroots

RYNJ Hosts Second Rabbi K. Chesed Day

(Courtesy of RYNJ) This past Monday, RYNJ hosted the second Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky, zt”l, Chesed Day. Rabbi Kaminetsky was a former RYNJ middle school principal and legendary mechanech who taught and inspired thousands of students within the RYNJ community and beyond. Throughout the school, students were engaged

Holocaust Memorial Exhibit Opens at Secaucus Junction

During the bleak days of the Holocaust, when acts of trust and humanity were an exception to the rule, there stood those individuals brave enough to stand against the widespread hate and intolerance in order to help their fellow man. Among such heroes were diplomats from different nations who put their lives and

Rav Asher Weiss Comes to Teaneck

Rav Asher Weiss, shlita, joined a morning of inspiration with boys from all the area high schools last Sunday.

Pascrell, Gottheimer Secure Federal Investment for North Jersey Towns To Protect Firefighters From Cancer

On Monday, February 10, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) celebrated the awarding of a $45,000 federal investment to the Teaneck Fire Department for equipment to decontaminate firefighters’ gear and help prevent cancer. Pascrell and Gottheimer, along with U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ), all

Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at Kaplen JCC Plans Open House

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Leonard & Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is hosting a rocking “Tot Shabbat” Open House on March 20, 9:15 a.m., to showcase its offerings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. At the event, the whole family can enjoy a fun, interactive, music-filled

Temple Beth Sholom to Host Party Palooza

(Courtesy of Temple Beth Sholom) Looking for a fun and informative Sunday activity for the family? Feeling a bit overwhelmed about starting to plan the big day? Look no further—just come to a free party/simcha planning showcase!

Temple Beth Sholom, located at 40-25 Fair Lawn Ave. in Fair Lawn,