Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Some Last Words: Signing Off as a Jewish Link Intern

Truth be told, I have long procrastinated writing this article. Sure, I wrote a paragraph here and there while in the office, but every time I thought about sitting down to churn out this piece, I pushed it off. Now, as I sit at my laptop, an hour post Shabbos, I have committed to write. I have procrastinated because this has

Hatzalah Example to Be Used by United Rescue

(JNi.media) On Thursday, July 30, Jersey City Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, kicked off a new program to train the nation’s first group of United Rescue volunteers, connected by GPS technology and trained to provide lifesaving medical treatment before the arrival of an ambulance. A partnership between the hospital

The Artwork of Jeffrey Packard

When you come to Shomrei Torah Synagogue on October 18, 2015 you will see a lot of Jeffrey Packard. The artwork inside and outside attests to Mr. Packard’s love for his synagogue. For many years, Mr. Packard devoted a great amount of time and energy to the growth of the synagogue.

NCJW Holds Annual Back 2 School Store in West Orange

National Council of Jewish Women of Essex County once again sponsored its annual Back 2 School Store on Sunday, August 2. This has been an annual event for many years, and this year the organization was able to service 778 children from low-income families. The children received a full

Friendship Circle Walk to Be Held at Kushner Academy

The 2015 Friendship Circle Walk will be held on Sunday, October 25 at a new location—the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy at 110 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. Registration will begin at noon, followed by the one-mile walk at 1 p.m. Beginning at 2 p.m. there will be a celebratory Friendship Fair,

The Gift of Group Therapy

There is a distinctive kind of relief that comes with sharing your struggles with another person, who has had a similar experience. Group therapy can be a bastion of hope, providing respite and lifting the isolation and loneliness inherent in suffering alone. At Jewish Family Services and Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic, we are

Kindertransport Child Reconnects With European “Family” in South Orange

Erika Weinmann always wanted to come to New York to be a fashion designer. The year after she became a Bat Mitzvah, she watched her synagogue with its golden dome go up in flames in Bielefeld, Germany, during Kristallnacht. One month later, in December 1938, she was on one of the first Kindertransport trains

YU Student’s Song Chosen As Theme For International Kindness Flash Mob

A 20-year-old yeshiva student from Queens composed a song about making the world a better place, but he never envisioned that one day it would be used as the anthem for a worldwide flash mob that organizers hope will attract over 10,000 participants. Sometimes, as Yaakov Feldstein found out, life is full of

AIPAC Exhorts Jewish Community to Lobby Congress Against Iran Deal

Closter—Ambassador Bradley Gordon, AIPAC Director of Policy and Government Affairs, told a crowd of 600 at Temple Emanu-El to lobby their representatives in Congress to vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran. We have 60 days, he noted, from just before Tisha B’Av to the review deadline Rosh Hashanah. “If we don’t do

Torah Tuesday Goes To the Yankees

Congregation Shomrei Torah’s Torah Tuesday program took a July 9th trip to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees play the Athletics. Prior to leaving, the group had breakfast and Rabbi Andrew Markowitz gave a short class titled “Barry Bonds’ 70th home Run Ball—Who Does it Really Belong to?” The class was very interesting

Fort Lee Community to Conclude Learning Series with Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter

This summer has been particularly exciting for the Fort Lee Jewish community. Beginning in June, the community began its first “Summer Learning Series” featuring Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter, senior scholar at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future. The series is jointly sponsored by the Young Israel of Fort Lee and the

Chidon HaTanach Review Sessions Now Open

Come one, come all to join in the learning and review of the US Chidon Tanach/Bible Contest material, held at the Adas Israel, 565 Broadway, Passaic, NJ on Sundays. (See https://chidonusa.wordpress.com/.) First session will begin Sunday September 6, 2015 and will continue up to the US Nationals