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Monday, June 18, 2018

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MTA Students Celebrate at Chanukah Chagiga

MTA students from all grades gathered in Yeshiva University’s Belfer Commons to celebrate Chanukah and Rosh Chodesh Teves. For breakfast, there was a delicious Chanukah-style brunch of sufganiot, ice cream and bagels. They boys then threw themselves into spirited dancing, with Eitan Katz providing incredible musical accompaniment, and YU Rosh Yeshiva Rav Moshe

Dirshu Daf HaYomi B’Halakha

As Dirshu’s popular Daf HaYomi B’Halakha program is set to embark on Chelek Vav, the last volume of Mishna Berurah, Gedolei Yisrael encompassing the entire cross-section of Torah Jewry have issued an unprecedented call to Jews the world over to bring daily halakha learning into their lives.

At the recent

Asperger’s Won’t Stop Israeli Students

Yoav Friedman, a recent immigrant to Israel, is 31-years-old and has Asperger syndrome. A unique college program in Israel is giving him and eight others with Asperger, the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The autistic-spectrum disorder does not affect intellect, but people with Asperger often cannot find meaningful

J-ADD Dedicates New Teaneck Home

Teaneck—With food and fanfare, last Sunday J-ADD celebrated the opening of its eighth and newest home—this one in Teaneck. Over 100 guests, J-ADD residents, their families, staff members, board members and new neighbors joined in the rousing breakfast dedication ceremony.

The new Bressman Family Home, located near Queen Anne Road and

Lillian Lee’s Charity Hosts Red-Carpet “Night of Wonders” Gala to Fund Cancer Wigs

Teaneck, NJ—Lillian Lee’s charity, “Do Wonders,” a non-profit organization that collects and customizes used wigs, free-of-charge, for women and girls with cancer, held its inaugural red-carpet fundraising gala in Teaneck this past Sunday.

The event, called “Night of Wonders,” was held at the Teaneck Jewish Center, and included a benefit

Hadassah Attracting Young Women Interested in Supporting Israel

Teaneck, NJ—Maybe you’ve been to Hadassah Medical Center in Israel as a tourist: to view the beautiful stained glass Chagall windows or, as a patient, to get world-class medical care. Hadassah Hospital was founded and is still supported by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. It’s the most visible, but far from the only beneficiary of Hadassah

Local NYC Marathon Runner Raises Thousands for Poor Survivors

New York—Josh Lipowsky, a well-known freelance writer and editor who resides in Teaneck, ran the ING New York City Marathon in just under five hours, and raised almost $4,000 for The Blue Card, an organization that provides funding and assistance to impoverished Holocaust survivors. A few weeks ago, JLBC ran a story about him, but somehow we managed to confuse a few

Former Englewood Mayor Secures Visa for Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., America’s preeminent immigration law firm and O visa experts, is pleased to announce that its Managing Partner, Michael Wildes, secured an O-1 visa for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. The Rabbi is now a Visiting Professor at Yeshiva University and New York University. In addition, he will be a featured scholar-in-residence and keynote

Super Bowl Generates Concern: FBI Asks Locals to Help Prevent Prostitution

Teaneck—At a gathering of more than 250 people, sponsored in part by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Federation and the National Council of Jewish Women, Bergen County residents learned the distasteful facts about what happens when the Super Bowl comes to town. This year’s Super Bowl will be at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, and when it comes to

Beth Aaron’s Project Thanks Shows Gratitude to Local Firefighters

Teaneck, NJ—Project Thanks is a new Thanksgiving Day initiative inaugurated by Congregation Beth Aaron, an Orthodox synagogue in Teaneck, to express thanks to the town’s brave firefighters. A Thanksgiving dinner “with all the trimmings” will be provided to all firemen on duty this Thursday.

The delivery of the meal will be taking place at noon to the

A Ba’al Teshuva Rabbi Brings College Students Back to the Derech

Bergenfield, NJ—In his late teens, Ely Allen swore off the Modern Orthodox lifestyle, wore his hair long and enjoyed backstage passes to Grateful Dead concerts. He was the pledge master of his fraternity at Fairleigh Dickenson University. In later years, Allen worked in finance, researching the video game market on behalf of investors. One wouldn’t imagine

Bergen County Kiruv: Rabbi Allen’s Jewish Outreach Network

At his home in Bergenfield, Rabbi Ely Allen uses his kiruv organization, the Jewish Outreach Network, to host Shabbatons and events for his former and current students from various programs, including alumni from the Bergen County High School for Jewish Students, students from all four campus Hillels, students from his YU classes, and also