Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Emotional Health, Nutrition, Midwifery Are Highlighted at ‘Jewish Women’s Health Symposium’

Leah Marinelli has heard a lot of misinformation in the 20 years she has been a certified nurse midwife. She started holding occasional small workshops on health topics at home to educate patients who had gaps in their knowledge. Yutta Engel is also a midwife in the Monsey area who organizes workshops for

Shomrei Torah Marches to West Point

On June 27, 34 congregants and friends of the Naftoli Aron Torah Enrichment Program (NATEP) of Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn went on a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The special event, the brainchild of NATEP founder Mendy Aron, was chaired by former shul president Michael Glass.

Schwartz, Katz Sworn In as Deputy Mayors; Hameeduddin Elected Mayor for Fourth Term

The mayors of many surrounding towns and multiple dignitaries as well as family and friends of the council were present this past steamy Monday evening for the reorganization meeting and swearing-in ceremony of the Teaneck Town Council, a group lauded for its intercultural 

diversity and shared altruistic purpose toward community

Celebrating the Life of Mitch Gross, z”l

Last Thursday night, a packed room of friends and family members gathered to celebrate the meaningful life of Mitchell Gross, z”l, Menachem Avraham ben Nachman Moshe, a beloved community member and Moriah parent who passed away suddenly during a basketball game in 2008. He was just 39.

SINAI Shalem HS at Heichal HaTorah Names New Director

SINAI Schools recently announced the appointment of Hannah Cowan as director of SINAI’s Rabbi Mark and Linda Karasick Shalem High School at Heichal HaTorah. Cowan comes to Shalem at Heichal from Kulanu Academy in Cedarhurst, New York. She has over a decade of experience working in special education, notably with high school

Bnai Yeshurun to Show ‘Persona Non Grata’ on Sunday

One day, a number of years ago, a cousin of mine from Israel called to ask if my father Saul Jaskoll (Szaps Jaskolka) had escaped Poland through Japan. His name was on the “Sugihara List” that Dr. Hillel Levine of Boston University had published in his book “In Search of Sugihara.” I told him that my father, who had already died,

Bnai Yeshurun Hosts Summer Kollel Program

Congregation Bnai Yeshurun is hosting its annual beis midrash summer kollel and you are invited and encouraged to participate. Running Monday through Friday until July 27, the kollel is designed to meet the Torah study needs of the entire community. It encompasses daily formal shiurim, self-study in a beautiful and

Tenafly Chabad Academy Graduates First Eighth Grade Class

(Courtesy of TCA) On Thursday, June 14, Tenafly Chabad Academy (TCA) recognized a significant milestone with the graduation of its first eighth grade class. The eight girls who comprised the graduating class each delivered her own personal speech to the proud families, friends, rabbis, teachers,

Local Students Graduate From YU RIETS and Ferkauf Joint Counseling Program

A pioneering joint mental health counseling program offered to students in Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, in conjunction with the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, recently celebrated the graduation of its second cohort. At a ceremony on the Wilf Campus at the end of June, seven semicha

Waltuch Gallery at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Presents Printworks by Leslee Fetner

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, presents “Making an Impression,” an exhibition of monotypes, etchings, solar prints and more by artist Leslee Fetner. The show will be on display July 2 to August 31, with a free

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Holds Chag HaSemicha

(Courtesy of YCT) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School held its Chag HaSemicha on June 14. They celebrated the next generation of Torah leaders and ordained their 2018 S. Daniel Abraham Semicha Fellows: Sam Englender, David Fain, Rachmiel Gurwitz, Nachum Gutierrez and Scott Kalmikoff. The graduates are headed to rabbinic

Congregation Beth Aaron Hosts Scholar in Residence

(Courtesy of Congregation Beth Aaron) This Shabbat, July 7, Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein, a YU faculty member at the Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem, will be the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Beth Aaron. Following Musaf, he will discuss “The Heart of the Three Weeks: Processing the Halacha and Machshava of this Challenging Period.”