Monday, September 25, 2017


Congregation Beth Abraham Welcomes Dr. Yael Ziegler as Scholar-in-Residence

On Shabbat, September 15 and 16, Congregation Beth Abraham will welcome Dr. Yael Ziegler as a scholar-in-residence. All presentations, except Seudah Shlishit, are open to both men and women and will take place in the shul.


Teaneck Women’s Tefillah Plans Simchat Torah Celebration

Teaneck Women’s Tefillah (TWT) is holding their Simchat Torah celebration on Friday morning, October 13. Shacharit begins at 8:45 a.m., followed by hakafot, Torah reading, musaf and Kiddush. TWT invites women and young girls to participate in this joyous annual event. For information about location, email:

Teaneck Jewish Center to Host Pre-Selichot Night Program

On Saturday, September 16, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., David and Susan Gordon will perform a program entitled “Ivdu Es Hashem B’Simcha—Serve Hashem with Joy.” It will consist of original and standard Jewish songs to prepare the congregation for Leil Selichot. From 12:15 a.m. to 12:50 a.m. Rabbi Moshe

New Youth Directors Begin at The Jewish Center of Teaneck

The Jewish Center of Teaneck welcomes Rav Yishai Klein and Yiskah Klein as the their Yishai and Yiskah, faculty members at Ben Porat Yosef, successfully led the Jewish Center’s Youth Minyan and Mommy and Me program last year, and now the Jewish Center looks forward to their assuming leadership of the entire

TORA Presents Lunch and Lecture With Rebbetzin Peshi Neuburger

The Teaneck Orthodox Retiree Association (TORA) will be holding its second lunch and lecture event on Tuesday, September 26, at Congregation Beth Abraham at 12 p.m. The speaker will be Rebbetzin Peshi Neuburger, and her topic will be “Mizmor 27: Undertones of Atonement.” Note that Psalm 27 is L’David Hashem Ori.

The Moriah School at 50 Inaugurates Three Exciting Spaces for the New School Year

The hammering of nails and the fragrance of fresh paint permeated the halls and classrooms of the Moriah School up until opening day. On Tuesday, September 5, the school opened its doors to reveal to the excited staff and ebullient returning students three new educational spaces within their building that would

Frohlich and Hook Families Raise Funds for Hurricane Victims

After hearing about all that has happened in Texas, Florida and many other areas that were affected by hurricanes these past weeks, two local families decided to help the victims. Ruti, Ayala and Yisrael Frohlich, and Aliza Hook, decided to sell lemonade to raise needed funds, and they hope to continue helping out the victims of

Rabbi Aaron Shemtob Named New Rabbi of Sephardic Center of Fair Lawn

As Fair Lawn continues to grow and expand, so do the synagogues in town. The Sephardic Center of Fair Lawn hired Rabbi Aaron Shemtob just after Shavuot to be the shul’s new rabbi. Rabbi Shemtob told The Jewish Link, “My aim is I’m sure the same as every rabbi’s—to help people get closer to Hashem and to inspire people to

Yeshiva University Celebrates Investiture of Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman

In a historic ceremony on its Wilf Campus on Sunday, September 10, Yeshiva University celebrated the investiture of its fifth president, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman. Before a crowd of more than 2,000—including guests such as New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, Consul General of Israel in New

The Fruit of Her Hands

The Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, is proud to present an exhibit of Jewish needlework pieces created by its late member, Betty Samuels. The community is invited to join the Center at a Shabbat kiddush on September 16, at approximately 11:30 a.m., at which the official opening of the exhibit

Jewish Communal Fund Announces Grants of $1.35 Million to Jewish Charities From Special Gifts Fund

In addition to JCF’s $2 million gift to UJA-Federation of New York, its Special Gifts Fund is providing funds for a kosher food pantry, a sensory gym for children with special needs, Jewish day camp scholarships and more.

Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest and most active Jewish

Mendel Balk Yachad Center Features Mordechai Shapiro on Opening Night

Opening night of the Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center featured special guest Mordechai Shapiro at the Balk home in Englewood.