Sunday, October 21, 2018


Jewish Family Service to Hold ‘Wheels for Meals’ Fundraiser on June 14 in Rockleigh

Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson (JFS) will hold its fifth annual Wheels for Meals—A Ride to Fight Hunger ride/walk event on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, 10 Link Drive in Rockleigh, NJ. Riders, walkers, sponsors and donations are being sought to raise funds to support key JFS initiatives

JCC MetroWest Joins Kushner Bonim Program

Livingston—The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School is currently entering the fourth month of its innovative approach to stimulating growth in the school and surrounding communities, addressing middle income affordability and strengthening the school’s financial assistance program. The initiative has been met

Politicians, Activists Warn of Crude Oil Spill Dangers

On May 17 the Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains plans to march through Teaneck to demonstrate its opposition to the transport of what have come to be called “bomb trains,” those trains hauling aged-out and unsafe tanker cars filled with Bakken Crude Oil from North Dakota to refineries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Help a Local Family Regain Mobility

Teaneck—Esther Herzfeld has been teaching English to Yeshiva high school students since 1980, first at Central and now at Ma’ayanot, and she estimates that in these past 35 years she has taught at least 3000 students. Indeed, in recent years she has taught many daughters of former students, and in the not-too-distant future she

TABC Faculty Present Torah Series for Adults Over Three-Day Shavuot Holiday

The Judaic Studies faculty of Torah Academy of Bergen County will present a series of nine shiurim over the three-day Shavuot holiday weekend, beginning on Shabbat, Erev Shavuot, May 23, and ending on Monday afternoon, May 25, shortly before the conclusion of the chag. The adult-education lectures are presented in cooperation with

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and MetroWest Federation Present 18th Annual UJA Benefit Concert

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will present the 18th annual benefit concert in support of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater MetroWest NJ (UJA) on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Pianist Alon

Ohr HaTorah Celebrates 10 Years With an Inaugural Banquet

Bergenfield—When Congregation Ohr HaTorah opened its doors 10 years ago, it was to a small crowd, where only a few families had kids old enough to sit with them in shul, and “old timers” were the people who had lived in Bergenfield for more than a year.

Fast forward to 2015: The

Yael Marans Wins Bronfman Youth Fellowship

The Bronfman Fellowships has selected its 29th cohort of high school students, among them a Celtic fiddler, a Model UN competitor whose involvement has taken him to Qatar, an award-winning sculptural artist, and a budding scientist whose microscopic images of neurons are used by science labs across the country.

Joanne Zayat’s View from the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle

Joanne Zayat missed the crucial moment when American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby. Victory had been tantalizingly close in the past for the Zayats of Teaneck—three second-place finishes—and she was afraid the same thing would happen again. Pioneer of the Nile was way ahead in 2009 when a longshot came up on

Chai Lifeline Shabbatons Bring a Taste of Camp Simcha

School, clothes, sports and trips are the ordinary topics of conversation for adolescents. Unless you are a boy or girl with a serious medical issue. And you wish, more than anything, that you could have those conversations instead of talking about doctors, medicine and pain.

For two weeks each

Congressmen Garrett Meets With Jewish Home Family’s Centennial Israel Mission

On Thursday, New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett visited with the travelers who will be taking part in the Jewish Home Family’s Centennial Mission to Israel in October. There are 10 older adults participating on this 10-day mission and each has a “buddy,” who will be his or her roommate and traveling companion. The team has

Yeshivat Noam Partners With Online Farmers Market

With the arrival of spring, so many of us start to think about shedding those heavy winter clothes and enjoying what nature has to offer. Just a couple of weeks after Pesach, Yeshivat Noam’s Health Committee launched its new partnership with Farmigo, an online farmers’ market. Unlike a traditional “CSA” (Community