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Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Camp Shalom Combines Torah, Fun and Inclusion

When Rabbi Yehoshua Gold was asked to fill in one day as a counselor in the Diamond Program, a behavioral modification summer program for children in Far Rockaway with special needs, he didn’t know his life was about to change. Headed for a career in math, he changed course after one day on the job. He came back the next

ZOA President Morton Klein to Discuss Israel and Anti-Semitism at Bnai Yeshurun

On September 8, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun will host guest speaker Morton Klein, president, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), for a special presentation on Israel and the present danger of anti-Semitism in America.

Founded in 1897, ZOA is the oldest pro-Israel group in the United

Teaneck’s Mark Zitter Marks Sixth Completion of Mishnayot

On Sunday, August 18, Teaneck resident Mark Zitter marked his completion of the learning of Shisha Sidrei Mishna for the sixth time with a siyum celebrated with approximately 30 relatives and friends.

Zitter, who davens at three local shuls—Rinat Yisrael, Zichron Mordechai and Beth Aaron—is

Congregation Beth Aaron Offers Financial Security Workshop

On September 11, at 8 p.m., at Congregation Beth Aaron, 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck, Larry Shafier, CLU, CMFC, financial advisor for Prudential, will speak on spousal protection strategies to help provide financial security for both spouses. This event is being sponsored by Michael Visconti, CFP, regional vice president,

Yair Kraus of Kiryat Shemona Hesder Yeshiva to Speak in Teaneck

The Kiryat Shemona Hesder Yeshiva presents an evening with Yair Kraus, distinguished Israeli journalist and Kiryat Shemona Hesder Yeshiva alumnus. Kraus will speak about “Strengthening Israel’s North Through Security and Resilience” and the impact of the Kiryat Shemona Hesder Yeshiva on the Galilee

Torah in the AM Continues At Keter Torah

Torah in the AM takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck. Classes are for both men and women, beginning Tuesday, September 3. The schedule is as follows:

9:10 a.m.: Chavura study of Sefer

Congregation Shaare Tefillah Spearheads Blood Drive

Excitement is growing as Congregation Shaare Tefillah of Teaneck’s second annual blood drive, organized by its Men’s Club and the Red Cross, is rapidly approaching on September 8. The community-wide drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2.pm. at 510 Claremont Ave. in the synagogue’s social hall. The need for

Teaneck Community Chorus Starts Rehearsals

Come sing with the Teaneck Community Chorus! Join the choir at the first rehearsal of the 2019-2020 season, Sunday, September 8, 7 p.m., Ethical Culture Society, 687 Larch Ave., Teaneck. They’ll rehearse songs like “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Garden Song” that celebrate and protect the beauty of the earth

Don Glaser Jazz Trio Coming To Jules Bistro in the Fall

The Don Glaser Jazz Trio will be performing at Jules Bistro on Thursday, September 12; Wednesday, October 23; and Wednesday, November 20, from 7:30 until 10:30. The club is located at 65 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, and can be reached at 212-447-5560. Glaser will be performing with Peter Traunmueller on drums and Nate Brown on

Is Scouting Right for Your Son?

Do you think your kid has to stay tethered to the computer? How about connected to a fishing line, with a live fish on the other end. Glued to his smart phone? Not when he’s gluing the final touches on his Pinewood Derby racecar or organizing his peers for a boy scout event. Cub Scout Pack 613 and Boy Scout Troop 226 are shomer

NJ Physician Assisted Suicide Bill Takes Effect

The appellate division of the New Jersey Superior Court on Tuesday, August 27, dissolved a lower court order to block the the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. Bergenfield physician Rabbi Dr. Yosef Glassman, who brought the lawsuit against the state, said he will appeal.

“MD-assisted

Nefesh B’Nefesh Celebrates Summer Olim With ‘Aliyah Tovah’ Event at Mini Israel

Over 2,200 Nefesh B’Nefesh olim celebrated an afternoon of family fun.

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Nefesh B’Nefesh hosted an event at Park Mini Israel Sunday afternoon, open to all past Nefesh B’Nefesh olim during the last week before school begins in Israel. The first-ever