Saturday, August 18, 2018


JKHA Book Fair Is Coming

Livingston—The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy will be holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair the week of March 9. Books will be available for purchase in the atrium behind the school’s main lobby each day during that week. Parents are encouraged to visit the Fair and see the variety of books for sale—from preschool through

Philanthropists Announce $1 Million Abuse Victims Therapy Fund

Newark—220 participants from 102 Orthodox Jewish organizations gathered two weeks ago for a groundbreaking conference that addressed some of the most sensitive topics affecting the Orthodox Jewish community: risk, trauma, and abuse. The milestone event was hosted by Amudim and included 25 private-practice clinicians as well as rabbis, educators, therapists, clinical

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin to Receive Award at Project S.A.R.A.H. Breakfast

Teaneck—On Sunday, March 15, Project S.A.R.A.H. (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home) will hold its 9th annual community breakfast in recognition of its 18 years of serving victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse throughout the State of New Jersey.


Community Comes Together to ‘Purim Pack’ for Project Ezrah

Paramus—One end of Yeshivat Ben Porat Yosef’s cafeteria has been cordoned off the past two weeks for a special chesed project open to the entire community. Project Ezrah, a Bergen County-based non-profit organization that works to help families through financial difficulties, has set up shop here to create

Yeshivat Ben Porat Yosef to Hold Annual Dinner March 10

Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus will hold its 13th annual dinner on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at Closter’s Temple Emanu-El.

The dinner will honor several families who have contributed to the school’s growth: Jennifer and Shmuel Bieler, Tzivia Bieler, and Joan and Warren Enker; Erica and Arnaud

Special Needs Adults Participate in Wedding

Participants in the Kaplen Adult Reach Center (ARC) at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades had the chance to take part in a “mock” wedding recently. One of the program supervisors, Lauren Glubo, decided that an occasion of this kind would be a special treat for this group of frail seniors who come to the JCC for

Fighting for Israel on the Battlefield and the Campus

The Israel Engagement Committee of Cong. Ahavat Torah in Englewood, recently sponsored a screening Jerusalem U’s Beneath the Helmet, a film that follows the lives of five young men and women from high school into the IDF. “People have different perceptions of what it means to be an Israeli soldier, risking his or her life to

Annual Chevra Kadishas Gathering

Teaneck—On Thursday, February 26, the Chevra Kadishas (burial societies) of Teaneck and Bergenfield gathered together for an evening of introspection, prayer and inspiration.

While most synagogues in town have their own Chevra Kadishas, on Zayin Adar the local Chevras of Teaneck/Bergenfield gather

Setting the Example: Rabbi Larry Rothwachs Donates Kidney to Donny Hain

Teaneck—It’s Adar, and a time to look for hidden miracles, but it is not every day that we see miracles up close, in person. What could be more miraculous than the manifestation of pikuach nefesh, saving a life? When community members heard this week that Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, mara d’asra of the Congregation Beth Aaron

Exclusive to JLNJ: Senator Cory Booker to Attend Israeli Prime Minister’s Speech to Congress

As the controversy surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress about the global threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran has risen to fever pitch, many Democratic members of Congress have come forth and publicly declared their intention to either attend the highly publicized speech, or, alternatively, skip the

Danny Ayalon: A Former Ambassador Offers His Take on Bibi’s Speech

Elizabeth—Egos. Human sentiments playing themselves out on a world stage. Partisan politics mixing with the Obama Administration’s progressive moves to sign a nuclear treaty with Iran, a nation that has in the past encouraged the annihilation of Israel.

Danny Ayalon has been through

Going Off-the-Rails: Rail Safety Is on Agenda

Bergen County is in the cross-hairs of a serious problem because as many as 30 CSX rail line trains transit the county each week. People living near railroad tracks face a dangerous dilemma as those trains carry massive amounts of oil and flammable and toxic materials within a few hundred yards of homes, parks, synagogues, and