Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Stop Texting: Read On

Who isn’t too busy these days? The Internet was supposed to make life easier. But, listening to Elyssa Friedland talk about the journey to write and publish her first novel, Love and Miss Communication, at the Sisterhood of Etz Chaim book party in her native Livingston on June 9, highlighted the downside of

JFS MetroWest Gains Strength From Its Volunteers

Florham Park—An organization is only as strong as its volunteers, which makes Jewish Family Service of MetroWest (JFS MW) an agency to be envied.

According to Reuben Rotman, Executive Director of JFS MW, “Our strong volunteer department works behind the scenes with all of our divisions to support and

Elie & Esther Katz Dedicate MDA Ambulance With Help From Schools

The community-wide fundraiser efforts that Elie and Esther Katz began last fall in memory of Rabbi Joseph Feinstein, Esther’s father, on the occasion of his 25th yahrzeit, finally came to fruition last week. The two worked tirelessly to solicit funds from community members and involved local shuls and Jewish day

Chabad JLI ‘Judaism Decoded’ Graduates

Jewish Learning Institute—Judaism Decoded graduation, June 15, 2015 at Chabad of West Orange. Pictured left to right from top row: Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, JLI course Instructor, Moshe Gutman, Jonathan Silver, Michael Einhorn, Elliott Bennett, Michael Aaron, Elihu Feldman, Harry Vine, Ginger Galvani, Rhonda Lillianthal, Dolores

OHEL’s OXC Event a New Trailblazing Success

What could possibly follow OHEL’s Over the Edge – the groundbreaking fundraising event that saw nearly 100 participants rappel down a 20-story building? Welcome to OXC – OHEL’s Xtreme Challenge, another first for the Jewish community.

The vision of the OXC Committee Members Ben

OU Leaders ‘Work the Hill’ on Mission to Washington

The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center brought 120 national and congregational leaders to Washington to advocate for several pressing national and international concerns.

The group met with senators, congressmen, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer and

Rabbi Yaakov and Peshi Neuburger Honored at Beth Abraham

Over 500 people joined Congregation Beth Abraham at its annual dinner on June 3 at Congregation Keter Torah to celebrate the shul and Rav Yaakov and Peshi Neuburger’s 25 years of Torah leadership and guidance. Pictured is Beth Abraham President Daniel Kaminetsky presenting their award.

Dedicated Friendship Circle Volunteers Receive Fellowship Awards

Friendship Circle volunteers were awarded gifts at a recent reception. Zeesy Grossman, head of Friendship Circle, addressed the crowd and led two perakim of tehillim for those serving in Tzahal. A teenaged member of Friendship Circle spoke about how much he loves Friendship Circle and the volunteers who come to

Collaborative Conference to Address Diversity of Educational Challenges Facing Parents

Ask Rabbi Reuven Taragin, and he’ll tell you that the whole process of formal schooling for a Jewish child accounts for two percent of his education. The other “98 percent of a child’s education and their growth in school comes from their parents. The role of the teacher is to help empower parents to teach their

Electronic ‘Paper Chase’ Over Rabbi Rosenblatt’s Future

‘Amicable Resolution’ Part of Statements, Petitions, E-Mails

It’s been a week of emails, petitions, articles, comments and more emails.

Riverdale Jewish Center members have experienced any number of statements concerning Rabbi Jonathan

COSTCO to be Bigger and Better; Kosher Offerings to be Expanded

Hackensack—It’s true, COSTCO is moving. With rumors abounding throughout the community and many customers letting their memberships lapse, Regional Vice President Paul Pulver told JLNJ that their loyal and appreciated clientele need not worry and should keep those memberships current and renew the lapsing ones.

Unique Inspirations: Bear Givers and SINAI Schools’ Student Art Show and Sale

Teaneck—Under the blue and pink lights of the Avenue Event Space, parents, teachers, friends and students milled about, pausing to marvel at the paintings displayed on easels atop tables and adorning the walls. Light classical music played in the background, as the attendees enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres