Sunday, March 24, 2019


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Free Open House

Sunday, September 20, 1-4 p.m. In celebration of a new membership season, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will hold an Open House for the entire community on Sunday, September 20, from 1-4 p.m. JCC staff will provide guided facility tours all day, where members and guests will be able to

JFNNJ Names Lipsett-Singer As Chief Development Officer

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey announces that, effective December 1, Julie Lipsett-Singer will become its Chief Development Officer. Lipsett-Singer serves currently as Vice President, Israel and Global Philanthropy, at The Jewish Agency for Israel. The Agency is one of the Federation’s largest global partners. At The

Rabbis, Synagogue Leaders on Capitol Hill Urge Congress to Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

Hundreds of rabbis, synagogue and community leaders from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill recently—in the midst of Congress’ debate over the Iran nuclear deal—to call on Congress to reject the bad deal that paves a pathway to a nuclear-armed Iran. The rally was organized by the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical

Western Wall Erected at Jewish Home Ahead of Israel Mission

Residents at the Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale and Jewish Home at Rockleigh have erected models of Jerusalem’s Western (or Wailing) Wall ahead of the Jewish Home Family’s Mission to Israel.

Community members and day schools are invited to visit and tuck their notes and

Kushner’s Evening With Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

On the Thursday between Shabbat Selichot and Rosh Hashanah, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy (JKHA)/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (RKYHS) hosted An Evening With Yeshiva University (YU), featuring Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who spoke on “Accepting Responsibility: The Power of the Yamim Noraim.” A

From Teaneck to Tennessee

I have to admit, I never considered living in Memphis.

After almost 18 years in Teaneck, we were enjoying all the benefits of living in a town with a large Jewish community. Everywhere you turned there were more choices: kosher grocery stores, restaurants, shuls, schools, neighborhoods

One Toxic Vote Puts Booker’s Jewish Support At Risk

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has unwaveringly shown his support for the Jewish community (S.Res.299), recognizing its strong ties to Israel since he came into office in 2014, supporting Israel’s right to defend itself (S.Res.498), recognition of the Holocaust (S. Res.548 and S.Res. 35:A), the fight against

Kushner Academy Hosts AIPAC Gathering

By Thursday afternoon, September 3, the list of U.S. Senators in favor of the Iran nuclear deal had grown to 37—by adding one from New Jersey. The airwaves blared that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) endorsed the deal just before The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)-hosted community gathering was getting underway

Rezoning of World of Wings Site for AvalonBay Tops Teaneck Council Agenda

Teaneck—A large crowd turned out at Teaneck’s latest town council meeting on Tuesday evening, September 8, to protest the proposed rezoning of the World of Wings property as a residential complex, which is currently pending purchase, contingent on its rezoning, by AvalonBay Communities. Before opening the floor to resident

Rabbi Tuvia Brander to Lead Young Israel of West Hartford

The Young Israel of West Hartford has hired Rabbi Tuvia Brander as its new head rabbi. Rabbi Brander and his wife, Miriam, most recently residents of Washington Heights, are embracing their new leadership roles within the Greater Hartford Jewish community.

“Miriam and I are excited and humbled

Fresh Air, Waterfalls, Calm Give OHEL Clients a Placid Retreat to Conquer Fears

OHEL’s Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) went on a three-day retreat to Bushkill Inn, in the Poconos. Over 100 individuals participated in the trip, all of whom live in an OHEL residence or in OHEL’s supported housing and apartment programs.

While trip participants have significant

Jewish Home at Home Reminds Community to be Mindful of Older Loved Ones During High Holidays

As families come together for the Jewish holidays, Jewish Home at Home is inviting the community to take advantage of the time together with older adult family members to make sure they are receiving the care they need. “This is a time of heightened awareness and taking stock of our life,” explains Director of Care Management