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Upcoming Young Israel of Fort Lee Event

Fort Lee—The Young Israel of Fort Lee invites the Bergen community to come to Saturday Night at the Movies, on December 17 where they will present the Soni Gold Memorial Film Festival sponsored by Aviva and Sol Graf. The evenings’ feature film is Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope, which tells the story of the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. The movie

First Time Homebuyers Seminar - Dec. 18

Spend an evening at Dougies on Wednesday December 18, at 7:00 pm learning about the issues relating to your first home purchase. The presentation will be provided by David Siegel, HLO for Citibank, Marc Stein, Broker Owner Links Residential and Judah Fuld a local Real Estate Attorney.

The presentation will help the first time homebuyer in this process which

Temimah Guzman: A Gifted and Giving Fashionista

Paramus—Bat mitzvah projects are all the buzz these days. With our schools’ collective emphasis on mitzvah projects, chesed hours, giving to the less fortunate and needy, it seems like everyone wants to join the growing trend of chesed. The Guzman family of Teaneck—with their 11-year-old daughter Temima at the helm—saw a

Areyvut New Year’s Day Carnival Extravaganza

Bergenfield, NJ—Areyvut, a non-profit based in Bergenfield, New Jersey, will be hosting its New Year’s Day Carnival fundraiser this January 1st from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, New Jersey. The event will feature more than 15 mechanical and inflatable rides, carnival booths and games, kosher food and entertainment for

Palisades Park and its Secular Santa

Palisades Park can be considered one of those abandoned Jewish communities in Bergen County. The post-WWII residents outgrew their synagogue building and built a larger synagogue in Leonia. Today, that building is a Korean church and only a handful of Jews are left in the area, yet they still care passionately about their community. Robin Katz is one such

Teaneck Jewish Center Reclaims Its Roots as a Full-Service Community Hub

Teaneck—In the 1930s, the phrase “Jewish Center” meant something other than just a part of a shul’s name. It called to mind a recreational, social, spiritual and educational space for Jews of all ages to get together, not just to daven and learn, but also to socialize and exercise. Jewish Centers developed all around the country at

Moriah Students Raise Funds For Three WunderWagons

The Moriah School in Englewood will be donating three WunderWagons to the pediatric oncology floor in Hackensack Hospital after a successful goods and services fundraiser run by the student council.

Teachers throughout the school offered up gifts or treats for auctions and, through students bids, $2,400 was raised. The auction raised three times the

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