Friday, February 23, 2018


Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies Bridges Distances

(Courtesy of YU) In an effort to make its programs available to a larger pool of qualified students, Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies has launched a distance-learning option, Revel Remote. Beginning with the Spring 2018 semester, the online platform will allow remote students to enroll in

‘PizzaBender’ Helps Raise Funds for Bais Medrash of Bergenfield

On the first day of 2018, while fighting bone-chilling temperatures, Noah Bender (aka the PizzaBender) added to the warmth in Bergenfield by baking almost 50 pizzas in his outdoor gas-fired, stone-base pizza ovens. The PizzaBender was out there in the cold as a fundraiser for the Bais Medrash of Bergenfield (BMOB) youth department.

Nationwide TEAM Shabbos Promotes Awareness About End-Of-Life Decisions

(Courtesy of TEAM) New York—The conversation has begun. On Shabbos Parshas Vayechi, December 30, 450 shuls in 220 communities nationwide joined the Traditional End-of life Awareness Movement (TEAM). A project of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), under the leadership of Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, this

Cong. Gottheimer: Bipartisan Solutions Are the Most Durable

Almost a year to the day after Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) was sworn in as the representative from New Jersey’s fifth congressional district, he sat down with The Jewish Link to reflect on his freshman year in office and discuss what is to come.

As he looked back at his

Teaneck Yeshivot Sound the Alarm on Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Editor's note: To read this week's Jewish Link editorial on this topic,

Sy Syms Student Kayla Garb of Teaneck Awarded YMA Fashion Scholarship

Kayla Garb, a first-year honors student at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business and daughter of JLNJ contributor Shneur Garb, has been named a YMA Fashion Scholarship winner by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF). Winners receive $5,000 toward their education expenses and career-building internship opportunities,

Community Educational Seminar to Be Held at Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn will present an important community educational seminar titled “Not My Kid” on Thursday, January 11, from 8 to 9 p.m.

The seminar will provide an opportunity for parents to get educated on the topic of substance abuse, including how to recognize it, talk about it and prevent

The Idea School Appoints Rabbi Tavi Koslowe as Judaic Studies Principal

(Courtesy of The Idea School) The Idea School is excited to announce the appointment of Rabbi Tavi Koslowe as its Judaic studies principal. A collaborative and reflective educational leader, Rabbi Koslowe joins the school from The Ramaz School in New York, where he has been the head of lower school for the past four years. Rabbi

RYNJ to Hold 80th Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of RYNJ) Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey will hold its 80th Annual Dinner on Monday, January 15, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. Rabbi Dovid Kaminetsky is our guest of honor and Amira and Yossi Kra will receive the PTA Leadership Award. Over the course of the last 16 years as associate principal, Rabbi

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Open House for Kids Club Afterschool Program This Sunday

The Kids Club at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will be holding an Open House on Sunday, January 7, from 12 to 3 p.m., where families can meet with the JCC children’s department director and learn firsthand how this comprehensive afterschool program can provide a seamless end to a child’s school day. Offering fun and non-stop

TORA Plans Two Lunch and Learn Events

The next TORA lunch and learn events will be a series of two lectures to be given by Rabbi Zev Goldberg, rabbi of Young Israel of Fort Lee. The topic will be “Eternal Impact, Six Defining Moments in Jewish History.”

Thurnauer Faculty Member Steven Masi to Perform Piano Concertos at Kaplen JCC

On Sunday, January 7, at 7:00 p.m. pianist Steven Masi will perform two great piano concertos, Mozart’s Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58. He will be joined by an all-star orchestra of friends, including Thurnauer colleagues and alumni and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony