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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Snow and Hakoras Hatov

As former snowbirds we are accustomed to the snow. It made us laugh just a few months after we moved here and we watched our elderly neighbor (rumor has it she is 92) shoveling the two flakes of snow that had fallen on her driveway. We laughed because two hours later the temperature rose to 50 degrees and everything melted immediately.

Montreal is a

Local Preps for Marathon

When Saul Lejtman decided to run in the Jerusalem Marathon, getting a chance to raise money for Chai Lifeline while visiting his daughter in Israel seemed like a good idea. Since then, he’s raised over $7,000, more than $2,000 over the fundraising minimum for Team Lifeline.

Dr. Lejtman, a dentist in Tenafly, merely mused about running a marathon at

Teaneck’s Baby Gemach

Teaneck—Did you know that diapers and regular formula for one child costs as much as $280 a month? If you need specialty formula, costs can skyrocket to $32 and beyond for each container.

Now imagine you have twins or triplets and they are on specialty formula, and a family member has lost his job or is facing a medical condition with mounting

Horses, Therapy and You

Mahwah—The power to physically help and relax those with profound physical disabilities is something that not many people have, but horses certainly do. Many studies have shown that therapeutic horseback riding and other interactive equine-assisted activities have the power to do just that.

Nancy Neff, who moved to Teaneck from New Rochelle, NY,

The Survivor Mitzvah Project: How It All Began....

I leave the sound-stage in a limousine headed for LAX. I am on hiatus, a break from directing sitcoms. I fly to Eastern Europe. My crew flies to Maui. They ride the waves in the Pacific. I ride a horse-drawn hay-cart in Belarus, searching for villages where, a century ago, my grandparents were born.

The Belorussian driver speaks no English. I speak no Russian.

Packaging Life: Carol Lawrence as Sabta Edna Lights Up Handle with Care

“There’s not a wasted moment,” said Tony and Grammy nominated actress Carol Lawrence, speaking about the New York production of Handle with Care. “The characters are fun and delicious.”

Lawrence is appearing as “Sabta (Grandmother) Edna” at The Westside Theater in Manhattan. She joins Charlotte Cohn, Sheffield Chastian

Yeshiva Boys Choir’s Yonatan Katz Guest Stars on “JM in the AM”

River Edge—Yonatan Katz, a seventh grader at RYNJ and Bergenfield resident, joined the Yeshiva Boys Choir 4½ years ago as its first Bergen County member (since then, six Bergen County residents have joined). Yonatan was recently a guest on Nachum Segal’s morning radio show, “JM in the AM.” Nachum interviewed him about his experiences in the choir, the amount

Underground Training Opens in Tenafly

Tenafly—Underground Training is a cutting edge, 2000-square foot, training studio located at 20 Chestnut Street. In a distraction free environment, Underground Training focuses on fitness and results by implementing scientific research-based training protocols, offering personal training, semi-private training and small group training. Services offered

NCSY’s Yarchei Kallah Comes to Teaneck This Weekend for Shabbat

This week, 313 public school teenagers from all over the United States and Canada are skipping the ski slopes and the Florida sun. Instead, they are spending part of their Christmas and New Year’s vacation learning Torah as part of NCSY’s annual Yarchei Kallah program. To cap-off the inspirational week, all the participants and staff members will be spending

Teaneck JNF Event Outstanding Success

A record number of attendees turned out to honor the recipients of the Circle of Excellence Awards and the Community Service Award tendered by the Teaneck Council of the Jewish National Fund. Raising over $200,000 for the Historic Sites Renovation Project at Gush Etzion Visitors’ Center and other JNF projects in Israel, Gush Mayor Davidi Perl and Shani

Heichal HaTorah Celebrates First Siyum With Music & Me

Three hundred people joined Heichal HaTorah for their first Siyum on Motzei Shabbos December 7, 2013.  Every student in the Yeshiva finished a perek of Gemara - some the third perek of Kidushin, others the fourth perek of Megillah. The special occasion was marked with words of inspiration by Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University.  Rav

A Different Kind of Simcha at Ateres Chaya

I usually come to Ateres Chaya, a grand simcha hall located in the heart of Brooklyn, to sing at a wedding or a bar mitzvah, but on the 7th night of Chanukah, a different type of celebration took place. It was the annual OHEL Chanukah party, where OHEL staff, volunteers, individuals and board members all gather to celebrate together. It was truly an uplifting