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Yavneh Academy Celebrates 71st Annual Dinner

Honorees at this year’s dinner held at the Glenpointe Hotel were Joseph Stobezki, Jennifer Prince Wimpfheimer, and Chani Lichtiger.

Joseph Stobezki, the Guest of Honor, was an active board-member for many years and the first Yavneh Academy alumnus to become a Yavneh Academy president.

Jennifer Prince Wimpfheimer, Yav­neh’s Volunteer

Shomrei Torah Dinner March 3

Congregation Shomrei Torah’s 39th Annual Dinner will be held Sunday evening, March 2, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. This gala evening honors Ann and Joel Pogolowitz who have been actively involved in Shomrei Torah since they moved to Fair Lawn in 1984. Joel, an accountant, and Ann, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, have served in numerous

Moriah’s Annual Dinner to be Held on March 1

The Moriah School (Englewood, NJ), one of the nation’s premier Jewish day schools educating more than 800 students from across Bergen County, will be hosting its Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 1st. The dinner will take place at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, NJ at 8:30 p.m.

This year’s honorees are Roni (’84) & Yehuda

Teaneck Crowns Teen Idol

In an exciting night of song and talent, Atara Schulhof, 14, a freshman at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, was crowned Teaneck Teen Idol 2014.  Thirteen semi-finalists participated in the seventh annual contest on January 18 sponsored by the Teaneck Community Chorus.  “I’m so thrilled and happy,” said Atara, “I was nervous, but I was able to put

2014 Parnassah Expo Comes to Town

It is not every day that the office of a relatively new non-profit Jewish community organization fields communication from leading multinational corporations, government entities and prestigious businesspeople. However, that is precisely what is now an everyday occurrence at Parnassah Network as the organization’s 2014 Parnassah Expo Parnassah Expo—a historically

MLK Day: Recalling an Early Zionist Protest Against Racism

For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights—from the Jewish Freedom Riders such as Schwerner and Goodman, to the rabbis who marched with Dr. King, to the Jewish attorneys who spearheaded the NAACP’s legal battles

Was Walt Disney Antisemitic?

Actress Meryl Streep has reignited a debate that has simmered below the surface in Hollywood for decades: Was Walt Disney anti-Semitic?

The occasion was the annual awards event of the National Board of Review, an organization of filmmakers, students, and movie scholars. Streep presented an award to Emma Thompson, for her role in the new movie “Saving

A Special Bond: Martin Luther King, Jr., Israel and American Jewry

This year, U.S. Jews, like other Americans, will mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by remembering him as a powerful voice against racism and for civil rights. But, for Jews, Dr. King was also something else: a uniquely important ally in the fight against antisemitism and for a secure Israel.

Today, Dr. King’s close bond with the Jewish community is

Israeli Youths Spread Goodwill at a Jerusalem Market

Slightly stooped and out of breath, an elderly woman puts her heavy plastic bags down on the sidewalk in the Machane Yehuda Market. Sivan Shimoni, 25, a student from Jerusalem who studies communications, rushes over to help her. “I’m a volunteer with ‘The Woman with Shopping Baskets,’” she says softly while pointing to her bright yellow shirt.

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