Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Sinai Schools Benefit Dinner Hosts 800

Teaneck—SINAI Schools held its Annual Benefit Dinner on February 8 to a packed house at the Marriott Glenpointe, with over 800 people in attendance to support the school for children with special needs. Honorees Shelley and Ruvan Cohen of Manhattan launched the Nathaniel Richman Cohen, a’h,

400 Attend Inaugural Breakfast for JFS Passaic-Clifton

Garfield—More than 400 people attended the Jewish Family Service of Clifton-Passaic’s inaugural breakfast at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The guest of honor was Rabbi Heshie Hirth, Dean of the Yeshiva K’tana of Passaic. Rabbi Hirth told the audience he believes that “anybody who helps nurture Jewish Family Service and

Mitzvot Born out of Tragedy

Hillside—Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky are beloved leaders of the Bris Avrohom Center, as well as pillars of the Jewish community. They live their lives striving to do mitzvot (good deeds), help others, and spread their love of Judaism. On Sunday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. the shul will host an event to commemorate the

The Long Road Back to Predictability

Whippany—The first impression felt upon arriving at Rosalie and Sol Spierer’s apartment is one of total warmth—the temperature is nice and cozy on a frigid February day, and the Spierers radiate a warmth of spirit as they greet their visitor. Sitting in a sunlit computer space, surrounded by family photos, Sol tells his

Special People Help Those With Special Needs

Bruce Maier of AXA Advisors, who focuses on Financial Planning for Families of Special Needs, knows how to take that extra step.

On a recent Sunday, Maier hosted five special needs children with their families at a New York Knicks outing at Madison Square Garden. To ensure

“Terror at the Olympics; From Munich Massacre to Franklin Lakes”

Franklin Lakes—Israeli Olympic Fencer Dan Alon will speak about his terrifying ordeal at the 1972 Munich Olympics on March 22, 6:00 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center, 375 Pulis Ave. Franklin Lakes. Alon, the author of Munich Memoir: Dan Alon’s Untold Story of Survival, is a highly acclaimed speaker who has presented to

Netivot Shalom to Hold Annual Dinner on March 7

Teaneck—Congregation Netivot Shalom—a modern Orthodox synagogue in Teaneck—is having its annual dinner on Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 pm, at Fair Lawn Jewish Center. The dinner’s theme is “volunteerism,” which is embodied by this year’s honorees: Leah and Alex Moskovits, recipients of the Sema Heller Memorial

NCJW Presents Austin Tichenor on the Power of Comedy and Other Life-Affirming Matters

Teaneck—The National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS) will blow away the winter blues with an entertaining presentation by Austin Tichenor, playwright, actor, director, and co-Managing Partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm, at Temple

Team Emunah on the Move

Marathon runners need to possess ability, perseverance, and the desire to succeed. It comes as no surprise, then, that this last January, motivated teenagers, six boys and three girls, all students at Emunah’s Bet Elazraki children’s home in Netanya, Israel, enthusiastically participated in the half marathon in Miami,

Eitan Bernath to Host Student Competition at Second Annual Celebrity Food & Wine Show

Tenafly—Giants of Generosity has just confirmed Chopped Jr. 2014 contestant Chef Eitan Bernath, a Yavneh student and Teaneck resident, has agreed to be the special guest host for the student competition at the second annual Celebrity Food & Wine Show on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Clinton Inn in Tenafly. Bernath recently achieved

Nachum Segal Speaks at SSTC About the Power of Prayer

Livingston—The power of prayer was the focus of a talk on February 15, given by Jewish radio personality Nachum Segal at the Suburban Torah Center in Livingston, N.J. More than 60 people, including a number of individuals from nearby West Orange, attended the breakfast event.


ShopRite Responds to West Orange Complaints

West Orange—More than 50 members of the West Orange kosher-keeping community attended a meeting at Congregation AABJ&D in early February, to express concerns about the apparent decrease in kosher products at the West Orange Shoprite. JLNJ printed a notice of the meeting in the January 29 issue. A representative from ShopRite’s corporate