Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Don’t Miss Out on the MetroWest JCC Tuv Ha’aretz CSA

The MetroWest JCC, in conjunction with Hazon, is preparing to begin its annual Tuv Ha’aretz CSA, and invites community members to join with them. Tuv Ha Aretz (meaning good for/from the land) is its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program that runs for 12 weeks from July 9 through September 24. Every

JFS MetroWest Domestic Violence Response Team Graduation

On June 9, the Rachel Coalition held a graduation for its most recent class of Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) volunteers at B’nai Keshet in Montclair. Graduates were required to complete 40 hours of training to become members of their local municipalities’ Domestic Violence Response Teams. These

Yoetzet Nechama Price to Return to West Orange and Livingston

The West Orange and Livingston communities are pleased to announce that Yoetzet Nechama Price will be returning for the coming year.

During this past year, she spoke several times at the local synagogues, on topics of interest and import to the women of the community.

Rabbi Steven Burg to Build Aish ‘2.0’

Bergenfield—If the Aish HaTorah founded by the late Rabbi Noah Weinberg and known as one of the world leaders in kiruv (Jewish outreach) can be called “Aish 1.0,” the beginning of “Aish 2.0” will begin on July 1.

That’s when Rabbi Steven Burg, 43, begins his

Rabbi Ely Allen, Rabbi Mordechai Gershon to Make Aliyah

Team to head new initiatives at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah

Bergenfield—This summer, the Bergen County community bids farewell to two beloved young rabbis. Rabbi Ely Allen, director of Hillel of Northern New Jersey for the past 14 years, who has been an instructor at

Young Women High School Graduates Take a ‘Gap Year’ in Israel

A greater connection with the land of Israel. Studying Torah in the innate kedusha of Eretz Yisrael. Devoting a year solely to Judaic Studies to solidify your Jewish foundation. A year of independent, personal and character development away from home. Volunteering for community service in our homeland. Spreading chesed

JEC Family Comes Out to Celebrate 60 Years of Excellence at RTMA

Elizabeth, NJ—It was a night of celebration, reunion and networking for the over 450 parents, faculty, alumni and friends of the Jewish Educational Center who came together for the institution’s Annual Gala at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ on June 17.

YU Community Beit Midrash Program Starts July 6 at Teaneck’s Rinat Yisrael

Teaneck—Yeshiva University, in partnership with Congregation Rinat Yisrael, proudly presents a summer semester of Community Beit Midrash in Bergen County. This three-week program will take place on Mondays, July 6, 13 and 20, from 9:30–11:45 a.m. and will feature shiurim by Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, on the topic of “Mysterious

‘Soft’ Commercial Building Boom Hits Teaneck

Teaneck—A commercial boom can be heard, but only softly in Teaneck, as instead of big-name franchises and huge industrial complexes, smaller, more residential-friendly stores and complexes are being encouraged to come and build.

At the beginning of the last fiscal year, residents throughout New Jersey

NCSY Bergen County Breakfast Honors Dedicated Staff, Donors and Volunteers

NCSY held its annual scholarship breakfast on Sunday, June 21. NCSY presented four awards to dedicated NCSY stakeholders: Ayelet and Rabbi Michael Hoenig, Reva and Danny Judas, Caryn and Yigal Marcus and Denise and Dr. Leonard Schrieber.

At the event, which was hosted

Chai Lifeline’s Family Adventure Supports Families Facing Pediatric Cancer

Children and teens battling cancer, their parents and siblings recently traveled from around the country to upstate New York to experience the magic of Camp Simcha as part of a three-day “family adventure.”

In connection with Chai Lifeline’s Family Adventure, 18 families gathered

JFS and Children’s Center of Clifton/Passaic Volunteer Dinner Features Alina Spaulding

Clifton—Inspirational, funny and “quite emotional” sum up Alina Gerlovin Spaulding’s story, told at the Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Adas Shul last week, where Dr. Jeffrey Singer was lauded as volunteer of the year.

Spaulding’s father was an Olympic