Saturday, February 16, 2019


Jewish Learning Experience Welcomes New Director Rabbi Justin Wexler

Jewish Learning Experience of Bergen County (JLE) recently appointed a new director, Rabbi Justin Wexler. Raised in Teaneck, Rabbi Wexler studied at Yeshiva University and received his semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). Rabbi Wexler also earned a BA from Yeshiva University in economics and currently

Rabbi Moshe Taragin to Speak at Rinat Yisrael

The Adult Education Committee of Congregation Rinat Yisrael proudly presents Moshe Taragin on Sunday, February 17, at 8:45 a.m. to speak on the topic, “Has Brisker Creativity and Tanach Analysis Eliminated the Awe of Talmud Torah?”

The past 200 years have witnessed the emergence of Brisker

Bris Avrohom of Fair Lawn Prepares for Purim

Join Bris Avrohom on March 10, at 5:00 p.m., for a fun and meaningful activity and make traditional Hamantaschen with your friends and community!

Follow step-by-step instructions, as you measure, mix, roll, shape and fill these Purim treats with a variety of fillings. Each participant makes their very

Hadassah Players to Perform ‘Momma Knows Best’

The Hadassah Players, members of the Pascack Valley/Northern Valley Chapter of Hadassah, including some from the Paramus-Bat Sheva Chapter, who have been performing original shows in Bergen County for the past eight years, will present the original musical titled, “Momma Knows Best” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, at the JCCP/CBT,

The Jewish Learning Experience Marks Tu B’Shevat

The Jewish Learning Experience kicked off the new year with a Tu B/Shevat seder held at the home of one of its volunteers in Teaneck. No matter what their background, every Jew was welcome to come learn about the holiday and partake in delicious fruit. For an hour and a half the attendees celebrated the New Year of the Trees. The excitement

Bat Mitzvah Girl Brings Yad Leah to Livingston

(Courtesy of Yad Leah) Sophie Schall, a 12-year- old from Livingston, likes to bake, cook and sew. She also has a passion for fashion. After a successful shopping trip, she looks forward to trying on that new outfit for the first time. It feels great and fills her with happiness and confidence.

Support Israel at Special Israeli Wine Event Ahead of Purim and Pesach

(Courtesy of Jewish Center of Teaneck) Join the Jewish Center of Teaneck for a special event showcasing Israeli wines on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stein Auditorium at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, Teaneck.

Professional Israeli winemakers will be on hand to answer all your questions as you taste dozens of wonderful

Kaplen JCC Patron of the Arts Reading of ‘The Soap Myth’ Draws Hundreds

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades) Several hundred people filled the Taub Auditorium at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to witness a dramatic and highly emotional reading of Jeff Cohen’s play “The Soap Myth”—a story that explores how Holocaust survivors have truly been forced to survive in

West Orange Just Keeps Getting Better

The West Orange community is excited to welcome visitors and prospective residents to its annual Discover West Orange Shabbaton, to be held this year on the Shabbat of March 8-9, Parshat Pekudei. The shabbaton is a way for the township’s Jewish community to show potential newcomers what makes West Orange so

Aish HaTorah Weekend Is Coming to Teaneck

At the initiative of Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, rabbi of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and member Jack Forgash, three dynamic rabbis on staff at the international kiruv organization Aish HaTorah will be spending Shabbat Parshat Terumah, February 8-9, in Teaneck. Inspired by what they saw at the Dan Family Aish HaTorah

YIOT to Welcome Dr. Yael Ziegler This Shabbat

The Young Israel of Teaneck will host noted Tanach lecturer Rabbi Dr. Yael Ziegler over Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim, February 1-2, as a scholar-in-residence as part of the Dr. Bertram J., z”l, and Ann Newman Adult Education Program.

“This is an exciting time for the study of Tanach,” Dr.

SINAI Schools to Celebrate Annual Benefit Dinner

(Courtesy of SINAI Schools) SINAI Schools will hold its annual Benefit Dinner on Sunday, February 24, at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck.

This year’s honorees are Dr. Robert and Shari Alter, Dr. Bin and Penina Goldman and Rabbi Michael and