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Monday, May 21, 2018

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Teaneck Shuls Plan Community-Wide Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

The gala Teaneck community-wide celebration of Israel’s founding will take place at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Wednesday, April 18, at 7:15 pm. Please note the change of venue from the previous year.

The evening will open with Mincha, followed by a

First-Ever Teaneck 5K Planned by Teaneck Organization for Public Schools

On May 6, Teaneck will host its first-ever 5K race, sponsored by the Teaneck Organization for Public Schools, to help fund technology programs for the students of Teaneck schools. The 5K Race has been fully certified and sanctioned by US Track & Field. There will also be a one-mile Color Fun Run so that children and families of all ages and abilities can

Englewood Rotary Honors Community Women at Annual Awards Dinner

The Rotary Club of Englewood hosted its annual community awards dinner earlier this month, recognizing 30 years of women in Rotary. This year’s honorees were Dr. Lisa Wisotsky, Carol Rauscher and Lynne Algrant.

Dr. Lisa Wisotsky is the founder and past president of Friends of the John T.

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Special Art Exhibition to Celebrate Israel at 70

The Waltuch Art Gallery at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, is featuring an art exhibition in April showcasing more than 80 works of art by local artists that reflect their appreciation for Israel, its people, culture and history. The exhibit includes an exciting and

Congregation Shomrei Torah Hosts Nahal Haredi Shabbaton

Over the course of a dynamic Shabbos, Parshat Shemini, on April 14, Congregation Shomrei Torah in Fair Lawn will be hosting an eventful Nahal Haredi Shabbaton, spearheaded by Rabbi Benjamin and Shevi Yudin and Rabbi Andrew and Dr. Sara Markowitz. The goal is to raise awareness of the challenges Nahal Haredi soldiers face

Celebrate Mimouna at Bet Yosef: The Sephardic Congregation of Fort Lee

Have you ever had a Jewish experience that was different than what you are used to? Where the Shabbat or Yom Tov foods are not necessarily the typical food that you grew up with? Where the ritual prayers do not sound anything like typical traditional tunes? Furthermore, did you ever hear about Jews who are not defined as Orthodox,

Orthodox Union Launches Program to Invest in Next Generation of Jewish Entrepreneurs

(Courtesy of the OU) The Orthodox Union (OU) has launched the OU Impact Accelerator, an 18-month program based on mentorship and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs, to invest in solutions for Jewish communal needs. Between four and six projects will be awarded up to $25,000 each.

Wurzweiler School of Social Work Hosts Conference in Honor of 60th Anniversary

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) On Friday, April 13, the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, in honor of its 60th anniversary, will host a conference entitled, “Social Work in Challenging Times” at Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, New York. The keynote speaker will be David Remnick, acclaimed journalist, author

Hadassah Lieberman: From Child of Survivors to the National Stage

Author’s note: This biographical essay is based on an interview with Mrs. Lieberman.

Hadassah Lieberman is the keynote speaker at the 75th annual Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Yom HaShoah Yizkor Remembrance Service taking place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at Temple Beth Shalom, 40-25 Fair Lawn

NORPAC Hosts Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) in Closter

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On a recent Sunday evening, the Kazmir family hosted a NORPAC pro-Israel private dinner event for Congressman Ron Estes (R-KS) in Closter, New Jersey.

Ron Estes is a freshman member of Congress who currently sits on the Education and Workforce and Homeland Security

BPY Honors Orgens, Moches and Hadads at Annual Dinner

(Courtesy of BPY) Ben Porat Yosef honored parents Karen and Eric Orgen and Tamar and Uri Moche, and shlichim/teachers Avital and Chaim Hadad on Tuesday, March 20, at the school’s annual dinner at the Montammy Golf Club. Hundreds of BPY family members, supporters, friends and members of the greater Bergen County Jewish community

Dr. Moshe Avital to Address Annual Teaneck Holocaust Commemoration

(Courtesy of JCC of GT) The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck will hold its annual observance of Yom HaShoah on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Teaneck High School. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Moshe Avital. Dr. Avital survived six different concentration camps and was eventually liberated at