Monday, January 21, 2019


Hundreds Turn Out for Friendship Walk

Last Sunday, hundreds of families and friends of Friendship Circle of Bergen County enjoyed a walk-a-thon around Milton Votee Park, followed by a carnival featuring two Harlem Wizards basketball players, a foam machine, face painting, inflatables, cotton candy, the Cholov Yisroel Ice

Ohr Saadya Helps Out at CareOne

Members of Congregation Ohr Saadya came with their children and did an art project at CareOne, and helped build and decorate their beautiful sukkah.

Congregants (and Dog) Team Up to Build Sukkah at Valley Chabad

The sukkah-building team of all ages (dog too!) joined together on September 20, a beautiful Sunday afternoon, to erect Valley Chabad’s two sukkahs in honor of the upcoming holiday; the community sukkah and the teen sukkah. Chabad Rabbis Orenstein and Drizin shared that the sukkah symbolizes the cloud of protection God provided

Yeshivat Noam Ribbon Cutting of the New Donor Recognition Wall

Yeshivat Noam “unveiled” the Donor Recognition Wall on Sunday, September 20th at a beautiful ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the momentous occasion. According to past president Laurence Schreiber, “This is an important day in the history of our school because we are thanking each donor that contributed to

‘The New Sanctuary of Our Past:’ Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Celebrates Rededication of Shul

New York—“A Promise Fulfilled” is how Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (CKJ), a synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with a long and illustrious history, opens its brochure about its rededication. And for all intents and purposes, the newly rebuilt CKJ is indeed the

From America to Germany: An Ambassador’s Story

Philip D. Murphy, Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013, will be the speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women’s first study group of the year. Mr. Murphy spent over 20 years in the financial world at Goldman Sachs and served on the firm’s management committee. Since retiring in 2003, he and his wife have

Airport Directors of Aviation of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to be Honored by Bris Avrohom at Annual Dinner

Save the date! Sunday, November 15, marks the day when Bris Avrohom will hold its 36th annual dinner, bestowing the Community Service Award upon the Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We are honoring the general managers of all six airports that operate under the auspices of the Port

Bruriah Seniors Elected to NCSY National Board

Bruriah seniors Esther Seif and Sophia Stepansky have been elected to the NCSY National Board. They join other students from around the country in their commitment to NCSY, its programs, policies and participants.

Esther will be the National Ambassador of Social Action. Her hobbies

Elizabeth Rabbis Join in Community-Wide Kinus Teshuvah

Designated by the Elizabeth community rabbonim, Sunday, September 20, marked the second annual all-community gathering during Aseret Yimei Teshuvah. The theme of this year’s event was “Torah, Avodah, and Gemilus Chasadim.” Each of the shul rabbis focused on one of these central themes, and then Rav Teitz tied the themes

Richard Joel: Time to Identify a Successor

He saved perhaps the most important piece of information for last.

Richard Joel, in an email to Yeshiva University staff, students and alumni, announced near the letter’s end that he would not seek a future contract when his current agreement ends in 2018.

Gottesmans Roll Out 10-Year, $10 Million Income Tuition Cap Program

Four Jewish day schools of Greater MetroWest will have their tuition capped at 18 percent or less of a family’s Adjusted Gross Income for qualified middle income families, regardless of the number of children in the family.

This affordability initiative is part of a

The Sofer Will See You Now

Many people go for a yearly physical to make sure everything is “working like it should be,” and for the assurance of mind that their bodies are in good health. On Labor Day, September 7, 2015, Congregation Beth Aaron invited several sofrim from Hanacha K’Halacha (Tefillin Awareness Project) for a