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JFNNJ Organizes Legislative Advocacy Day

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey visited the offices of New Jersey State Senator Kristen Corrado in Totowa. The event was another in a series of Legislative Advocacy Days organized by the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation.

Rav Meir Goldwicht to Deliver Chanukah Shiur at Cong. Bnai Yeshurun

Rav Meir Goldwicht, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s Mazer School of Talmudic Studies, head of the Stone Beit Medrash Program and Rosh Kollel at Camp Mesorah, will deliver his second Chanukah shiur at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun (Old Main) on Tuesday night, November 27, at 8:30 p.m. The theme for the shiurim will

Join AIR for Important Community Event for Prevention and Hope

On Thursday, November 29, Bergenfield’s Roy W Brown Middle School will host an important event from AIR, Alumni in Recovery. Doors open at 7 p.m. Presentation begins at 7:30.

The program is aimed at raising awareness through an important discussion led by local young individuals in recovery and local

Celebrating 70 Years of Emunah of America

(Courtesy of Emunah of America) On November 11, hundreds of Emunah friends and supporters gathered together to celebrate 70 years of our Emunah story. Keeping the crowd entertained was social media personality and filmmaker Meir Kay, who served as the emcee of the evening.

This year,

Team Shabbos: Be Aware Before the Most Difficult Times of Life

(Courtesy of Team Shabbos) End-of-life arrangements may not be easy to talk about, but delaying the conversation sets the stage for serious problems—at a most difficult time. Join TEAM Shabbos and open a conversation about these important issues now, before a crisis. Doing so will increase your ability to respect life — here and

CareOne Residents Enjoy Parsha Shiur

Rabbi Alex Kirsch giving a parsha shiur in the CareOne at Teaneck shul.

NJ NCSY: Inspiring Others, Being Inspired

Every day is the same. I wake up, go to school, go home, do some work, and then I have some time to myself before I go to sleep. Don’t get me wrong: I do have fun every day, and of course there are times when this schedule is more exciting, but all in all, this is the basic outline of my day. In fact, this is probably the general

Over 1,000 Supporters Attend OHEL Annual Gala

(Courtesy of OHEL) At OHEL’s 49th annual gala at the Sheraton Hotel, New York, a capacity crowd of OHEL’s ardent friends and supporters celebrated the achievements of honorees who truly encapsulate this year’s theme, Opening Minds, Opening Doors. This show of support is graciously appreciated by individuals,

Baking Challah With CareOne Residents

CareOne at Teaneck has a challah-baking activity every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. CareOne at Teaneck would love to have volunteers from the community come and join the residents for challah baking.

‘Son of Hamas’ Speaks at Kaplen JCC

The new season of the Patron of the Arts program at the Kaplen JCC was inaugurated on Sunday evening, November 11, with a presentation by Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of the seven original founders of Hamas. In her introduction to the program, Jodi Scherl, JCC board chair, expressed her

Congregation Shomrei Emunah Hosts R’ Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin

(Courtesy of Congregation Shomrei Emunah) Congregation Shomrei Emunah of Englewood, under the leadership of Rabbi Menachem Genack, had the unique opportunity to host R’ Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin this past Shabbat. Sholom Mordechai was freed last year from prison after President Trump commuted his 27-year sentence after

Dash for Dignity With Yad Leah

Though temperatures were slightly above freezing, the sun, combined with the enthusiasm of the participants, created a fun-filled experience of warmth at the first-ever Yad Leah Dash for Dignity. Over 500 hardy souls gathered at Overpeck Park to participate in the 5K, as well as the 1K family run/walk.