Dear Rabbi Rothwachs,
As I was getting settled into my seat for my daughter’s Chumash presentation at RYNJ, I received the email about your selfless act of chesed of donating your kidney to Donny Hain. I was overcome with emotion from different angles at that moment. I was shocked at the news, but
Teaneck—At approximately 2 p.m. last Erev Shabbos, a pipe burst in the main sanctuary of Congregation Beth Aaron on Queen Anne Road and caused significant damage, rendering the shul uninhabitable for Shabbos. As the sun began to set, and it came time to light candles, many members wondered if the shul had been destroyed beyond
Fair Lawn—This year Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn is celebrating its 40th annual dinner, which will iy’H to take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015. This event will express the synagogue’s hakarot hatov to three couples who have contributed immensely to the Shomrei Torah community and Fair
Teaneck—Every year, for more than three decades, more than 1000 people attend the Teaneck annual Holocaust commemoration at Teaneck High School. There were far fewer people who attended the Teaneck Town Council meeting, where Holocaust Memorial chairmen, Steve Fox and Bruce Prince made their Holocaust Memorial Presentation, but they were
Engelwood—Morton Klein, Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), will be speaking on “Israel in the Crosshairs: A Zionist Response” at Englewood’s Congregation Ahavath Torah on Sunday, March 8th. The ZOA has been called “one of the most important and influential Jewish groups in the U.S. today” by the
In a conversation with State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg that covered everything from New Jersey politics to the closing of the Izod Center, to Jewish divorce, to Sunday night’s Oscars, Weinberger is a Teanecker down to her very core, and in the course of a conversation with JLNJ, showed her true colors as a staunch Democrat
Fair Lawn—Congregation Shomrei Torah hosted a special dinner in honor of its unique member, Dr. Ira Cochin. Cochin, 90, was honored last week for overcoming the challenges of blindness and deafness to teach at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and publish 15 books. The dinner was held on the same night Rabbi Dr. Abraham J.
The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS) will honor outstanding champions of Jewish education at its 41st Annual Community Celebration Thursday, May 7 at the Hilton Pearl River. Proceeds from the evening support Schechter’s cutting-edge curriculum and tuition assistance for students in need.
Tenafly—On Sunday, May 10, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold its annual Rubin Run, drawing people from throughout the tri-state area and beyond to participate in an exciting athletic community event. Each year, hundreds of families and runners share in a meaningful celebration that focuses on family and
Teaneck—SINAI Schools held its Annual Benefit Dinner on February 8 to a packed house at the Marriott Glenpointe, with over 800 people in attendance to support the school for children with special needs. Honorees Shelley and Ruvan Cohen of Manhattan launched the Nathaniel Richman Cohen, a’h,
Garfield—More than 400 people attended the Jewish Family Service of Clifton-Passaic’s inaugural breakfast at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The guest of honor was Rabbi Heshie Hirth, Dean of the Yeshiva K’tana of Passaic. Rabbi Hirth told the audience he believes that “anybody who helps nurture Jewish Family Service and
Hillside—Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky are beloved leaders of the Bris Avrohom Center, as well as pillars of the Jewish community. They live their lives striving to do mitzvot (good deeds), help others, and spread their love of Judaism. On Sunday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. the shul will host an event to commemorate the