Tuesday, June 19, 2018


This the Season!

While it’s “The Season” for most of the world to eat turkey dinners, to watch football games ad nauseam, to shop ‘til you drop, to decorate the house, to spread holiday cheer—all nice, warm and sentimental traditions—for those of us in the traditional Jewish world, we have another kind of season. And it’s upon us in a big way.

Welcome to Jewish

Modest Proposals

Paramus—I have lived in Bergen County for 42 years and I have been active in my synagogue, community affairs, UJA and several day schools. One of my earliest jobs was in 1961 as the first youth director of the nascent B’nai Yeshurun in a small house on West Englewood Avenue.

I have observed this community for a long time. I have been a day school principal,

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? The short answer is—everything. People (literally) take their names personally. Each of us is given a name by parents at a young age and really has no say in the matter. It is what it is, and we live with it. Of course, it is possible to pick up a nickname sometime between birth and adulthood. Hopefully, either a formal or informal name is not one

Don’t Be Chicken!

Chicken… how many of us serve this dish on Friday night?  Probably  thousands of you.

We oftentimes prepare the same old chicken dishes but yet, some of us hesitate to to try something new.  Well, don’t be chicken to try new chicken!!!

When making breaded chicken, I often dip the cleaned and skinned chicken in BBQ sauce

Easy Party Ideas

Over the course of the year, I host various get-togethers with different themes and number of guests. The largest of these is my annual Channukah Open House, when about 150 friends drop in to spend time together and enjoy some yummy food and relaxed socializing. Although my friends are impressed at my ability to host such a large crowd, it is actually not so hard, and

Bet El Dinner Huge Success

New York—The ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in Times Square was packed last week as more than 1,000 people came out to support the town of Bet El, located in the shtachim. Roughly 1300 families strong, Bet El is home to the Israel Defense Forces Preparatory Academy, which grooms socio-economically-disadvantaged youth for success in the army and beyond.

8K+ IDF Soldiers Receive Chanukah Gift Cards from Fellowship and FIDF

IsraelThe International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), in collaboration with the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (AWIS), provided “Fellowship Gift Cards” as Chanukah gifts to over 8,000 soldiers in-need and Lone Soldiers serving in the Israel

Giving Thanks to Teaneck’s Bravest

Teaneck, NJ—A new Thanksgiving Day initiative has been inaugurated by Congregation Beth Aaron to express thanks to the town’s brave firefighters. A Thanksgiving dinner “with all the trimmings” was provided to all firemen on duty Thanksgiving Day.

A short presentation was made to the men on duty at the main fire station. Alden Leifer, chairman

Chanukah at the Jewish Home

Rockleigh—Chanukah is a busy time at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, and this year was no different. One of the highlights of the season was a Chanukah celebration held at the facility by the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (JFNNJ). It was kicked off by a concert with Alan Sweifach on the piano accompanying his son Raphael,

Artsetters, Setting Global Style Trends

Pink, red, emerald, purple and black are this fall’s colors according to the catwalks. But two Tel Aviv-based trendsetters—behind a new global community dedicated to keeping the hipster crowd hip —say black and white are the colors to look for on the street. And they should know.

Alex Schinasi and Lee Rotenberg, two transplanted entrepreneurs to

Chopstix Has Great Food For the Whole Family, Especially the Kids!

Are you ready to order from Chopstix for the family and not sure what to get the kids?

Often times I go to order Chopstix for my family and everyone has their own favorite dishes. My kids are always looking for something different. Chopstix has a variety of delicious “kid friendly” items. Have you had the juicy beefstix? Maybe your kids like lo

The Thanksgivukkah Red Carpet Event

New York”Jew in the City” hosted its second annual “Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars” Awards and Red Carpet event on November 24 at the newly renovated Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann were among ten individuals named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in