Wednesday, January 23, 2019


The Post-Sleepaway Camp Laundry Experience

We’re sure many of you remember the eager anticipation of waiting for your kids to come home from camp. But when all the hugs and “welcome homes” are over, you are left with a load. Literally. You cringe as your children began to unpack their suitcases. Their clothing, bedding and towels start to flow out of the suitcases

Iris Berman Early Childhood Center Hires New Preschool Director Rachelle Zomick

Rachelle Zomick, the incoming preschool director at the Iris Berman Early Childhood Center, has a way of talking that makes anyone feel as if they’ve known her for years. Her warmth and positive outlook beckon people to sit and chat for a while—doesn’t matter if the person is three or 63.

Rachel Coalition to Hold Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

On October 15, at 6:30 p.m., join the Rachel Coalition and its partner organizations at the Livingston Memorial Oval as they recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Livingston Memorial Oval is located at 10 Robert Harp Drive in Livingston. For more information, contact Sylvia Heller, MPH at (973) 765-9050 or

Award-Winning Author To Speak at NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event

Livingston—Award-winning author Sande Boritz Berger will lead the discussion about her newest book, “The Sweetness”, on Wednesday, September 9, at the Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County (NCJW/Essex). “The Sweetness” is set in 1941 during World War II. The story

Susan Schechter, JFS MetroWest Clinical Director of Older Adult Services, Receives Humanism Award

JFS MetroWest is pleased to share that Susan Schechter, LCSW, Clinical Director of Older Adult Services, was selected as this year’s recipient of a Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award. Sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, this award recognizes the contributions of professionals who work in local

Rep. Garrett: Let’s Defund Iran’s Bad Deal

Teaneck—Right before Congress broke for its August recess, Congressman Scott Garrett (R-5-NJ) introduced H.R. 3273, the Prohibiting Assistance to Nuclear Iran Act. The bill seeks to prevent taxpayer dollars from going to Iran for either funding or securing its nuclear program.

Ma’ayanot Senior Year “Encounter Program” Launches Careers and Dreams


New Jersey Residents Join the IDF

Busy, bustling Israel with all its buses, taxis and falafel could not be more different from the quiet suburbs of New Jersey. Imbued with an innate spirituality, Israel is a place Jews all across the world call their home. But this minuscule country, tucked between its enemies, could not exist without the

Bergen County YJCC Suspends Programming

The Board of Directors of the Bergen County Y, a JCC, announced on Wednesday that it will suspend current programming at 605 Pascack Road in the Township of Washington. It will continue to use the building for charitable purposes, while in the process of designing and implementing programming that will be more impactful for the

Emergency Personnel Join the Teaneck Community at National Night Out

Teaneck—Under a perfectly blue sky on a beautiful summer evening, police officers, military personnel, firefighters, and E.M.T.’s interacted with members of the Teaneck community. The National Night Out, organized by the Teaneck Police Department, is hosted every year on August 4 as part of a national effort to

Counterpoint Israel Celebrates 10 Years of Success

One month, 300 campers and 27 Yeshiva University students. This seemingly mismatched group is the perfect formula for Counterpoint Israel, a camp for at-risk teenagers. Run by Yeshiva University, this is the camp’s 10th year running and the momentum is only growing.

Rutgers to Hold Teaneck Info Session for Flex MBA Program

Rutgers Business School’s part-time MBA program has been reengineered to become the Flex MBA Program. The Flex MBA program allows students to customize their MBA experience. A Flex MBA student may take a part-time load or a full-time load, and is also an excellent option for professionals who wish to further their career but want