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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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BPY Hosts Signing and Reception for Rabbi Hayyim Angel’s Latest Book

On Wednesday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m., Ben Porat Yosef Yeshiva Day School and the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals will host a gala book signing and reception for Rabbi Hayyim Angel’s newest book, “Keys to the Palace: Essays Exploring the Religious Value of Reading the Bible.” The event, which celebrates this latest offering in

Survey: This Is Not Your Father’s Orthodoxy

1,257 respondents to Rabbi Zvi Grumet’s survey broaden definitions of Orthodoxy and practice.

Practices and beliefs learned in yeshiva high schools aren’t necessarily part of a young, Orthodox Jewish adult’s practice and belief system.

Teaneck’s Dr. Steven Huberman Receives Top Social Work Leadership Award

Dr. Steven Huberman, the current and founding dean of the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, was recently presented with the “Top Leadership Award,” the highest social work honor in New York City, by the National Association of Social Workers, New York City chapter.

The award

Care One: Common Mistakes We Make as Loved Ones Age

On Monday evening, January 8, Care One on Teaneck Road hosted a presentation by Eric Goldberg, certified elder law attorney and co-founder of Goldberg Law Group, LLC. With offices in Essex, Morris and Bergen counties, the Goldberg Law Group specializes in elder law, estate planning, Medicaid planning and other closely related areas

JFCS Leaders Share Pride in YU Heritage

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCSNNJ) is an invaluable asset to local Teaneck residents and the broader Bergen County community. In a trying society, JFCS helps enhance the well-being of all who call upon them by providing professional and compassionate human services, helping adults and

Dems Float ‘Town Charity’ Plan to Address Property Tax Hike

A plan introduced last week by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5) and Gov.-elect Phil Murphy seeks to allow New Jersey residents to donate money to town-run charities in order to claim a deduction equal to the difference in their property taxes over and above $10,000, which were capped as part of the national tax cut plan late last year.

Gdanskis Host Balk Yachad Center’s ‘Evening of Inspiration’

(Courtesy of Yachad) The Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center just opened its doors last year, and already it is making an impact on young people in northern New Jersey. It drew in Sara Gdanski, a 12th grader at The Frisch School, whose enthusiasm for the center spurred her parents, Ilana and Jeff Gdanski, to

Moriah Dedicates Sephardic Beit Midrash—Midrash Doresh Tov

Over 100 men, women and children packed into The Moriah School’s auditorium for a special celebration on a recent Sunday. After months of planning, Moriah held a special dedication ceremony for the highly anticipated Sephardic Beth Midrash—Midrash Doresh Tov.

In the beginning of

YU’s TEACH Initiative Enables Medical Students To Give Back to Kids

In 2013, two Yeshiva University students, under the guidance, mentorship and personal underwriting of Dr. Edward Burns, dean of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, created TEACH (Together Educating All Children in Hospitals). This initiative initially was implemented at the local Bronx Children’s Hospital at

Beth Aaron Sisterhood Plans Women’s Shiur

On Tuesday, January 16, at 8:00 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, the Sisterhood is presenting a shiur for women only. Michal Horowitz will speak on “Rosh Chodesh: The First National Mitzvah and the Tremendous Potential in Each Moment of Time.” Michal teaches and lectures on topics related to Torah, Judaism, Jewish thought and

Jewish Home Offers Boxing as Therapy

Tom Elliott of the Jewish Home Family demonstrates therapeutic boxing at SeniorSource in the Riverside Square Mall. The Jewish Home has rolled out a suite of therapies tailored to those with Parkinson’s disease, and boxing has proven so successful that modified boxing therapy is now open to those with a diverse

Shomrei Torah Launches ‘Tech-Free Time’ Community Discussion

We live in a new world, where our access to extensive technology provides a pathway to connect with each other in unprecedented ways. The reach of the internet allows us not only to work from home while communicating with those across the globe, but also provides access to Torah, shiurim, sources, sefarim, videos and more in ways that