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Saturday, January 19, 2019

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RJC’s Rabbi Rosenblatt To Remain at Pulpit

(Combined Sources) Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt isn’t going anywhere.

On the contrary, the Riverdale Jewish Center’s spiritual leader is very much returning to his pulpit.

Rosenblatt was the subject of a late May New York Times article reporting of his years

RKYHS Student Reflects On Year of Diversity

I’ll be honest: diversity is not a major part of my life. How could it be? I go to a Jewish Modern Orthodox high school. I spend my summers in Jewish programs. I have stepped foot in the melting pot that is public school only once, and it was not for a long enough period of time to meet anyone. Nearly everyone I know is like me—Jewish.

ESSEX AND UNION NEWS BRIEFS

Uncle Moishy is Coming to Town

Elizabeth—On Sunday August 23, the youth department of Adath Israel of Elizabeth is excited to present: Uncle Moishy, Live in Concert. What a great way for the whole family to wind up a great summer!

Bergen Y to Redesign and Come Back Stronger

The Bergen County Y, a JCC, ceased operation last week at 605 Pascack Road in Washington Township. Its board began a process of designing and implementing programming that will be more impactful for the community. As the Jewish Link reported last week, the aging facility, combined with a reduction in membership and program enrollment, left

Awakening to Teshuvah With Rabbi Michael Chernick

Rabbi Michael Chernick will present a series of five shi`urim in preparation for the Yamim Noraim. The shi`urim will take place at 8:30 p.m. at Shaarei Orah, The Sephardic Congregation of Teaneck, on five consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on August 13th. Classes will concentrate

Gloria and Harvey Kaylie Visit Camp; Kaylie Campers Enjoy Israel Day

Camp Kaylie at OHEL founding benefactors Gloria and Harvey Kaylie were met by hundreds of singing and dancing campers at Kaylie Day this past Sunday–an experience that, in their own words, was “so rewarding and brought such great pleasure.”

After some introductory remarks by Camp

Englewood Councilman Urges Jews to Get Involved

It was billed as the Englewood Family Fun Day, a celebration of “One Englewood,” to bring the city’s diverse population together. Only it was planned for a Saturday, when Sabbath-observing Orthodox Jews, who make up 15-20 percent of the city’s population, wouldn’t attend. Michael Cohen, city councilman in Englewood’s

Helping Camp Daddies Do a Mitzvah

Rabbi Mordechai Shain, rabbi of Tenafly’s Lubavitch on the Palisades, has stood in the parking lot every summer morning during drop-off time, greeting parents who have come to bring their children to Camp Gan Israel. He holds a pair of tefillin, and asks any passing fathers if they have had the chance to put on tefillin that day.

Campus Pursuit Partners with National Brands

Fair Lawn—If you come across a group of college students dashing towards a random room on campus, overturning cushions and moving around furniture, don’t be confused. You’ve simply run across a scavenger hunt, a daily occurrence on many college campuses across the U.S.

In 2014, Shachar

Spreading Torah to the Masses: BetaMedrash Released on Android

The Shema prayer says to carry God in your heart, and now, thanks to new technology, you can literally carry the entire Tanach, not in your heart, but in your pocket. Teaneck resident Noah Santacruz, along with Josh Herzberg, are Electrical Engineering seniors at Cooper Union and have worked together to create BetaMedrash, a

CareOne Teaneck: A Kosher Option for Quality Therapy and Nursing

Every child wants the best for their parents. Especially when parents start to reach a point in their health when they need extra care and more frequent assistance, children want to ensure that their parents will be taken care of in a safe and comfortable environment. However, because nursing homes are often

Camps Plan for the Early Departure of Staff Members to Gap Year Programs

The early departure of many post-high school seniors to Israel schools this year poses an issue for many Orthodox summer camps that have not prepared for their staff to leave camp before the summer ends. Most sleepaway camps and day camps in the area have staff members who plan to take a year after high school to study in Israel.