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Friday, October 19, 2018

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Rabbi Kanelsky of Bris Avrohom Toasted

At the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Kanelsky, alumni of the Rogosin Yeshiva High School, as well as long-time friends and acquaintances, gathered to celebrate and toast l’chaim to Rabbi Kanelsky on his birthday. Rabbi Kanelsky is the executive director of Hillside’s Bris Avrohom, an organization founded by the Lubavitcher

Student Shoah Documentary Debuts at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

Livingston—The June 3, 2015 premiere screening at the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy (JKHA) of Names, Not Numbers: A Movie in the Making, presented a step-by-step account of the 8th-grade students preparing their own documentary. The project helped to assure that the last generation to have

Moriah Students Interview Survivors: ‘Excruciating’ Tales, Sad but Inspiring

Englewood—For a full school year, 52 eighth-grade Moriah students learned about the Holocaust from teachers, texts—and survivors who lived through it. The end result of their immersion in history was Names Not Numbers: A Movie in the Making, a film produced by the students with guidance from Dr.

Stories of Survival and Liberation: MTA’s Oral History Project

New York—When Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter was growing up, the Holocaust was a constant presence in his home. His father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, zt”l, had been a U.S. Army chaplain and one of the liberators of the Buchenwald concentration camp with Patton’s army. The elder Rabbi Schacter told his family it was important to get

Project Makom: Finding a Place for All Jews

When Allison Josephs, founder and director of the organization Jew in the City, set out to rebrand the world’s view of Orthodox Jews, she didn’t realize that she would also have to target specific groups of Jewish people, too. While many of her educational videos and articles can provide a wealth of information to those who are

Chai Lifeline’s First i-Shine Conference Plans for Growth

Chai Lifeline recently hosted its first-ever conference for leaders of i-Shine, the organization’s after-school program for children living with illness or loss in their homes. Held in Chai Lifeline’s New York City office, the i-Shine conference brought together the lay leaders and professionals who care for more than 500

Tenth Annual Mikvah Chana Event Draws 450 Women

The Westminster Hotel was the place to be on June 1 as 450 women from Northern New Jersey came together to learn, be inspired and spend a night out with friends.

Noting that this was the 10th annual Mikvah Chana event, Dara Orbach, who chaired the program, said that “what amazes me the most

Local Rabbis Hail Kushner Bonim Program as Innovative and Forward Thinking

As previously reported in the Jewish Link of New Jersey, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School has collaborated with local synagogues and the MetroWest JCC to forge an affordability program intended to draw families to these communities. By providing financial incentives ranging from tuition discounts, to

Halperns Host Israel Bonds Record-Breaking Signature Society Reception

LIVINGSTON—Sharon and David Halpern hosted a Signature Society Reception attended by top Israel Bonds investors from the metropolitan New Jersey area on May 27. Attendees reaffirmed their commitment and support through more than $28 million in Israel bond investments. Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United

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Finalists Revealed for “RTMA’s Got Talent”!

The “RTMA’s Got Talent” has announced finalists after weeks of auditions. SJ Tannenbaum, outgoing senior, whose spot-on creative impressions have had the judges in stitches, and Isaiah Rappaport, the soft- spoken

Elizabeth Joins Worldwide Tefillin Awareness Project

Last Sunday, the Elizabeth community had the opportunity to check a myriad of Tefillin issues, Free of Charge to each participant. Adath Israel of the JEC, under the leadership of Rabbi Yehonasan Schwartz, were the hosts of the internationally acclaimed Tefillin Awareness Project, also known as Hanacha

Touro’s Lander Colleges Celebrate 41st Commencement

New York—Touro College celebrated its 41st annual commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center on Sunday, May 31, awarding a total of 647 baccalaureate and associate degrees to graduates from Lander College for Men in Kew Gardens Hills (LCM); Lander College for Women—The Anna Ruth and Mark