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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Time Goes By

We are writing this as we sit in an Amtrak train to Montreal—it only takes 11 hours!!! We are looking at this as being an adventure—never done it before (and maybe never will again; we’ll let you know). We have always driven to our former home and have no problem with the drive; however, this time, we decided to do something different as our daughter Chavie will

Playing Telephone

A number of years ago I was attending a meeting with the director of an organization I was working for along with other heads of the program. The meeting was repeatedly interrupted by the incessant ringing of the director’s cell-phone, which he answered each time. After some time of this repeated annoyance I called the director from my cell-phone and asked him when

Local Hiker Publishes Book

Teaneck local Dan Chazin’s recently released book, Hike of the Week: A Year of Hikes in the New York Metro Area, has 52 hikes in the NY-NJ area, but he has hiked much, much more than that. “I got involved in hiking when I became a Scoutmaster, which was about 35 years ago,” Chazin said.

Chazin was never involved in the Scouts before

Uncertain Tomorrows: Life In The Shadow Of Genetic Illness by Miriam Sachs

Losing a young child is a family tragedy. Losing three would seem unbearable. In Uncertain Tomorrows, author Miriam Sachs writes about how she lived through the death of three siblings from Fanconia Anemia (FA), a genetic disease; one died when the author was just 6 years old, the other two died months apart, when she was a high school student.

Irving Montak Contribution Brings Campus Expansion to Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush

New YorkThe Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush (LAS) has purchased a new facility at 2002 Avenue J to accommodate the changing needs of its growing student body. A hub of Jewish life in Brooklyn, LAS has been a vibrant and important part of the Orthodox community, contributing to the fabric of its life and educating generations for

Happy Birthday Chopstix!!

Seventeen years ago, January 22, 1996, Chopstix opened its doors on West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck. At the time, there was only one kosher bakery in West Englewood and one Kosher Chinese restaurant in Teaneck on Cedar Lane.

Chopstix’s owners set out to be a community restaurant. They wanted to cater to the kosher and non-kosher eating consumers by

East Towards Home: A Review

A voyage through Jewish time and space, with a definite tilt to the left, is laid out before the audience in Billy Yalowitz’s musical play East Towards Home, being presented at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan through February 2. Partially funded by the Puffin Foundation of Teaneck, the producers hope to also present it in other locations

5 Critical Tips Before You Network

Everyone talks about networking, including career experts who preach its importance. However, it is a concept that is often misunderstood. I tend to define networking as a sequential process of establishing and maintaining relationships in the hope of increasing the probability of your being in the right place at the right time. Networking takes place in

Fixity In Personal Finance (Part 2)

Using Goodin’s paradigm of settling some issues to provide the fixity necessary for good planning, it’s worth considering which items in our financial lives should have a high degree of fixity. And putting this question into historical context, it’s also quite possible to assert that financial fixity may be in the midst of a significant change.

Ever since

Americans with Israeli Bank Accounts Could Face Troubling Tax Season

Americans with Israeli bank accounts may be in for a financial nightmare in just several months if they haven’t filed their taxes properly. According to Charles M. Ruchelman, a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, some Israeli banks are already notifying U.S. account holders that they may be disclosing the relationship between the Israeli

Welcoming Latin Americans To The United States

Since the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008, the world has undergone a turbulent period of transition in the political and economic status quo. Constant change and the accompanying uncertainty are now characteristic of this transitory period. Accordingly, we cannot yet see the repercussions and unintended consequences of recent events and actions taken by

The Kotel War Continues

Below are two statements regarding last week’s Rosh Chodesh davening by women at the Kotel. Although not stated below, the Women of the Wall have more than a few Anglo-Israeli Modern Orthodox and Open Orthodox women in their ranks, some of them from Bergen County and Riverdale. Also, in a poll done by the Israeli Democracy Institute in Tel Aviv, 48% of