Sunday, May 27, 2018


Wildes Sponsors JE Lecture by Dershowitz

Englewood—To honor the 18th yahrzeit of his mother, Ruth, former Englewood mayor Michael Wildes sponsored a lecture by Harvard Professor, Israel advocate, author and attorney Alan Dershowitz  for the Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE). MJE is a non-profit organization founded by Rabbi Mark N. Wildes, Michael’s brother, in 1998.

More than

Herring, Schnapps & Tzedekah: A Mechaye of a Melave Malke!

Teaneck—Herring, the classic Kiddush dish, is being celebrated on motzei Shabbat of December 14th at the Bergen County Herring Festival. The festival, hosted by Netivot Shalom at 811 Palisade Ave. from 8:30-11:00 p.m., will showcase a wide variety of herring, vodka and single malt scotch.

To go with the wide variety of

Tweets Allow For Police Patrol Virtual Ride-Along

Ever wonder what the average night is like for local police officers? The Bergenfield PD aimed to answer that question for locals on December 6 by tweeting throughout an officer’s patrol. Police Chief Michael T. Carr and Captain Cathy Madalone joined Officer Kyle Witty as his official tweeters.

The day after, the department posted a blog about the

Supporting Our Neighbors. And Ourselves.

The annual Project Ezrah dinner is taking place this Motzei Shabbos at Keter Torah in Teaneck. If you live in Bergen County and are a member of a shul, you received your invitations, viewed emails about the dinner, heard from your local rabbi about it, and perhaps received calls and emails from friends and neighbors exhorting you to attend or support this unique

The Rabbi’s Musings (And Amusings)

Not far from our home is a lush and beautiful golf course. Every Shabbos morning as I make my way to shul it is still relatively early for most of the world on a weekend morning. Aside for an occasional early jogger, the roads are virtually empty. That is until I arrive at the golf course. Even now, as the weather is rapidly getting colder, as long as

This the Season!

While it’s “The Season” for most of the world to eat turkey dinners, to watch football games ad nauseam, to shop ‘til you drop, to decorate the house, to spread holiday cheer—all nice, warm and sentimental traditions—for those of us in the traditional Jewish world, we have another kind of season. And it’s upon us in a big way.

Welcome to Jewish

Modest Proposals

Paramus—I have lived in Bergen County for 42 years and I have been active in my synagogue, community affairs, UJA and several day schools. One of my earliest jobs was in 1961 as the first youth director of the nascent B’nai Yeshurun in a small house on West Englewood Avenue.

I have observed this community for a long time. I have been a day school principal,

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? The short answer is—everything. People (literally) take their names personally. Each of us is given a name by parents at a young age and really has no say in the matter. It is what it is, and we live with it. Of course, it is possible to pick up a nickname sometime between birth and adulthood. Hopefully, either a formal or informal name is not one

Don’t Be Chicken!

Chicken… how many of us serve this dish on Friday night?  Probably  thousands of you.

We oftentimes prepare the same old chicken dishes but yet, some of us hesitate to to try something new.  Well, don’t be chicken to try new chicken!!!

When making breaded chicken, I often dip the cleaned and skinned chicken in BBQ sauce

Easy Party Ideas

Over the course of the year, I host various get-togethers with different themes and number of guests. The largest of these is my annual Channukah Open House, when about 150 friends drop in to spend time together and enjoy some yummy food and relaxed socializing. Although my friends are impressed at my ability to host such a large crowd, it is actually not so hard, and

Bet El Dinner Huge Success

New York—The ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square was packed last week as more than 1,000 people came out to support the town of Bet El, located in the shtachim. Roughly 1300 families strong, Bet El is home to the Israel Defense Forces Preparatory Academy, which grooms socio-economically-disadvantaged youth for success in the army and beyond.

8K+ IDF Soldiers Receive Chanukah Gift Cards from Fellowship and FIDF

IsraelThe International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), in collaboration with the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (AWIS), provided “Fellowship Gift Cards” as Chanukah gifts to over 8,000 soldiers in-need and Lone Soldiers serving in the Israel