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Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Amudim Fundraiser Garners Record-Breaking Support

(Courtesy of Amudim) It was a ringing endorsement last week as the Jewish community responded enthusiastically to Amudim’s annual fundraising campaign, raising more than $5.3 million to cover operating costs and programming at its offices across the United States and Israel.

The “I Give With

Here’s Hoping: One Woman’s Incredible Journey of Survival Against All Odds

Highlighting: Art of Hope, by Emma Harot (pseudonym), paperback, 210 pages, iUniverse, 2018. ISBN-10: 1532041020.

Michelle Kinzelberg Feder of Passaic believes fervently that if life seems to be dealing you a series of seemingly unmanageable situations, you

JLC Presents Sheldon Zack, z”l, Memorial Lecture

Join the Jewish Learning Center for the Sheldon Zack, z”l, Memorial Lecture with world-renowned scientist Dr. Herman Presby, who will speak on “Finding God in a Scientific World.”

The gathering will take place on August 23, 8 p.m., at 138 Pine Brook Road, Manalapan. A meat buffet will be served.

Jewish Rock Legend Lenny Solomon to Headline Shabbat at Bradley Beach

Lenny Solomon, the founder of musical outreach and a key member of the band Shlock Rock, will lead an amazing and rockin’ Kabbalat Shabbat on the Shore on Friday, August 17, at 7 p.m., singing Beatles music on the boardwalk of Bradley Beach. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served.

Teaneck Board of Ed Reinstates Courtesy Busing for Bruriah Students

Last week, parents of approximately 20 students living in the West Englewood section of Teaneck received a letter informing them that their bus route to Bruriah High School of Elizabeth, New Jersey, would be cut for the 2018-2019 school year. The letter, signed by Melissa Simmons, a Teaneck Board of Education business administrator, noted that the cost of each

OU Advocacy Center Fights to Stop New Taxes on Houses of Worship, Other Nonprofits

(Courtesy of the OU Advocacy Center) In December 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation was intended to reduce federal taxes and simplify the federal tax code.

However, the newly revised tax code includes a provision (Section 512(a)(7) of the IRS code) that will impose

‘Through Others’ Eyes’ Provides a Photographic Look at Another Culture

Since 1949, the Givat Haviva Education Center has been working to improve the relationship between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens and to create a shared society and shared vision of their future. One of their programs, “Through Others’ Eyes” (TOE), now in its 18th year, has provided 20 Arab and Jewish students,

NORPAC Hosts Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) in Englewood

(Courtesy of NORPAC) On Sunday, Michael and Debbie Blumenthal hosted a NORPAC pro-Israel event for Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) at their home in Englewood, New Jersey. Murphy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 as the then-youngest member to hold such an office. He sits on the powerful Committee on Appropriations, which oversees

Kaplen JCC Pauses for First-Ever Mindful Meditation Retreat

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) A crowd of people eager for tips on how to live in the moment and distance themselves from everyday stresses gathered at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades for a first-ever, half-day meditation retreat led by Mark Van Buren, a yoga/meditation and mindful living trainer at the

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers Special Day Trip to Barnes Foundation

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is offering a special day trip to The Barnes Foundation on Wednesday, August 29, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., when the museum will be holding a special Renoir exhibit: “Father and Son/Painting and Cinema,” which explores the works of the acclaimed film director Jean Renoir and

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Offers Special Day Trip to Barnes Foundation

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is offering a special day trip to The Barnes Foundation on Wednesday, August 29, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., when the museum will be holding a special Renoir exhibit: “Father and Son/Painting and Cinema,” which explores the works of the acclaimed film director Jean Renoir and

‘Shabbat in a Box’ Event Held in Bergenfield

During the Nine Days, these children learned about the beautiful mitzvah of helping cholim by assembling Shabbat items for them and writing special notes to them for a refuah sheleima. (l-r): Bottom row: Nathan Demby, Sarah Demby, Daniella Demby, Margalit Perlman, Donny Perlman, Rivkah Perlman, Akiva Perlman, Adina Weinreb. Top