Monday, January 21, 2019


Bergenfield Crossing Guard Injured Near Beth Abraham

Jo-Ann Hans, 60, a Bergenfield crossing guard working near the corner of New Bridge Road and Westminster Ave., was injured Tuesday morning when she was walking congregants across the street to Congregation Beth Abraham for the second day of Rosh Hashanah Services. Rabbi Tanchum Cohen told congregants of the accident during the prayer for

Teen Volunteers at Friendship Circle Get Back What They Give

Paramus—Zeesy Grossbaum, the director of Friendship Circle of Bergen County, often says that the organization’s teen volunteers get more out of their experience than the special needs children they help. Bracha Getter of Fair Lawn, age 16, and Atara Pietruszka of Bergenfield, age 13, would agree. They each heard about

Don’t Miss Out on the Northern New Jersey Great Challah Bake

What could possibly draw a crowd of 1000 women to gather together on October 22, 2015, at the Rockleigh Country Club? What cause could possibly unify 1000 women from nursery programs to adult assisted living? What topic could bring and unify women from diverse backgrounds to gather on a Thursday evening in October? Challah!! Really? What

Chabad Teens Bring Holiday Joy to River Vale Jewish Home

For any given chag, there are those who are unable to participate. A cornerstone of Jewish communal pride is easing the difficulty of holiday observance. This practice was made visibly manifest on Tuesday, September 8, when middle-school teenagers from Valley Chabad’s Linking Hearts, led by Rabbi Yosef and Estie

Teaneck Teen Hosts Blood Drive

A recent blood drive, hosted by local teen Sara Schatz, took place at Young Israel of Teaneck. Schatz, a 17-year-old Bruriah student, single-handedly organized the drive. She filled out an online application to host the blood drive in late March, and a representative contacted her about finalizing it.

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Free Open House

Sunday, September 20, 1-4 p.m. In celebration of a new membership season, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold an Open House for the entire community on Sunday, September 20, from 1-4 p.m. JCC staff will provide guided facility tours all day, where members and guests will be able to

JFNNJ Names Lipsett-Singer As Chief Development Officer

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey announces that, effective December 1, Julie Lipsett-Singer will become its Chief Development Officer. Lipsett-Singer serves currently as Vice President, Israel and Global Philanthropy, at The Jewish Agency for Israel. The Agency is one of the Federation’s largest global partners. At The

Rabbis, Synagogue Leaders on Capitol Hill Urge Congress to Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

Hundreds of rabbis, synagogue and community leaders from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill recently—in the midst of Congress’ debate over the Iran nuclear deal—to call on Congress to reject the bad deal that paves a pathway to a nuclear-armed Iran. The rally was organized by the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical

Western Wall Erected at Jewish Home Ahead of Israel Mission

Residents at the Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale and Jewish Home at Rockleigh have erected models of Jerusalem’s Western (or Wailing) Wall ahead of the Jewish Home Family’s Mission to Israel.

Community members and day schools are invited to visit and tuck their notes and

Kushner’s Evening With Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

On the Thursday between Shabbat Selichot and Rosh Hashanah, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy (JKHA)/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (RKYHS) hosted An Evening With Yeshiva University (YU), featuring Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who spoke on “Accepting Responsibility: The Power of the Yamim Noraim.” A

From Teaneck to Tennessee

I have to admit, I never considered living in Memphis.

After almost 18 years in Teaneck, we were enjoying all the benefits of living in a town with a large Jewish community. Everywhere you turned there were more choices: kosher grocery stores, restaurants, shuls, schools, neighborhoods

One Toxic Vote Puts Booker’s Jewish Support At Risk

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has unwaveringly shown his support for the Jewish community (S.Res.299), recognizing its strong ties to Israel since he came into office in 2014, supporting Israel’s right to defend itself (S.Res.498), recognition of the Holocaust (S. Res.548 and S.Res. 35:A), the fight against