Friday, October 19, 2018


Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Presents Evening of Laughter with Tom Papa

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest will hold its annual Evening of Laughter on Wednesday, June 3 at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1025 South Orange Avenue in Short Hills, New Jersey. The featured performer will be Tom Papa, comedian, and television and film actor. The performance will benefit Jewish Family Service of MetroWest’s programs

WOHS Students Participate in JHS Intergenerational Program

Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society (JHS) of NJ, in conjunction with Daughters of Israel’s Recreation Department, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of 14 residents at Daughters. The year-long project was part of the students’ ninth-grade World History Honors class taught by

Hachnasat Sefer Torah at Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange

On Sunday, May 17, the West Orange community will have the rare opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of k’sivas Sefer Torah, the writing of a Torah scroll, at Congregation Ohr Torah, 270 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. The Torah, commissioned by Lilyan Wien and family in memory of Asher Wien, will be completed by the sofer and

Congregation Etz Chaim to Host Scholar-in-Residence Pinchas Landau

This Shabbat, May 16, Parshat Behar-Bechukotai, Congregation Etz Chaim invites the community to join them as they welcome Israel Bonds Scholar-In-Residence, Pinchas Landau, as he discusses “The Odd Couple—American-Israel Relations: From Truman to Obama.”

Pinchas Landau is one of Israel’s leading business and financial analysts, serving as a

Sen. Cory Booker Wows Parents at RYNJ

River Edge—Joining Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey’s scholarship reception this year was Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who came out from behind the podium to “talk tachlis” with the crowd. Slinging around Yiddish phrases like he was born to it, Booker entertained the crowd with his knowledge of Torah learning, his clear love of

On Eve of Nishmat Gala, Rachelle Fraenkel to Spend Shabbos in Teaneck

Teaneck—The 25th anniversary gala dinner of Nishmat, the Israeli learning center for women, will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the New York Academy of Medicine. Nishmat was founded in 1990 by Rabbanit Chana Henkin, to open the gates of higher Torah learning to women. Nishmat has since become a world center for women’s

Fair Lawn Residents Salvage Torahs in Paterson

Fair Lawn—Charles Lehman, 70, is the youngest member of a tiny shul in the basement of the HUD-subsidized Federation Apartments building in Paterson. Located at 510 E 27th Street, this little-known shul caters to the elderly and impoverished residents of the building, providing meaningful Shabbos and holiday services, and helping them

OHEL’S Rising From Divorce Screening Draws Large Teaneck Audience

Following on the hundreds who attended the Brooklyn debut of the film, an equally large crowd of concerned community members, men and women, attended the Northern New Jersey screening of OHEL’s groundbreaking new film Rising from Divorce at Congregation Bnei Yushirin in Teaneck.

Throughout the

A Time to Protect. A Time to Build.

Life in Israel is like a rollercoaster ride. Last summer we experienced Operation Protective Edge and all of the international attention that it brought to Israel. It was followed by a flurry of diplomatic activity regarding the so-called Two-State Solution, the ongoing Iranian nuclear threat, and, of course, the high-profile elections in

YIOT to Host Schechters as Scholars-in-Residence

The Young Israel of Teaneck will host Dr. Yitzchak & Mrs. Shoshana Schechter as Scholars-in-Residence the weekend of May 8-9. Friday night Dr. Schechter will speak at an Oneg Shabbat at a private home on the topic: “What Our Problems Say About Us: Understanding the Strengths, Weaknesses, Values and Differences Between the Modern Orthodox,

The Boys of Our Past, the Leaders of Our Future

Fair Lawn—Mendy Aron, head of Torah Tuesday, a learning program primarily for retirees, sponsored by Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn, shared that there’s something special about living in a place where Torah is learned on all levels, with love, joy, and respect. More than 20 men, regular attendees of the Torah Tuesday

World-Class Arts Couple Coming to Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck

On May 11 at 7:30 p.m., Steve Reich, who has been called our greatest living composer (New York Times and The New Yorker), and his wife, Beryl Korot, one of the pioneering video artists of our time, will be showing excerpts from their video opera, “The Cave”. This theater of ideas uses video, music, and the spoken word